Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Get To Know Lisa!

Please give us a brief bio, where you are from, who you are, and how you started in this field?
I have been making jewelry since high school but i decided to get serious after my first son, David, was born. I wanted to start a small business that would enable me to quit my job and stay home with my boys. At the time, I had never taken any formal classes or received special training in jewelry making. I just went for it! I am kind of the "jump in and learn as you go" type. Creating jewelry not only allowed me to work from home, but has connected me with so many amazing women along the way.
My desire is to create simple, lovely pieces that can be worn with jeans or your little black dress. I want each piece to be meaningful. Our custom jewelry is hand-stamped with your kids' names or a special phrase or verse. I love to touch my necklace throughout the day and reflect on my husband and my sweet boys.

When did you first discover your creative talents? 
I've always loved creative things. As a child I wanted to be a hair dresser—and sometimes I think I'll pursue that! My mother and grandmother and also very creative. I learned by watching them over the years.

What inspires you to keep going and how do you keep yourself motivated?
I'm finding lately that a little down time and brain space can really rejuvenate me creatively.  Sometimes if I'm getting a pedicure a fantastic idea will emerge. At least, that's how I justify my pedicures!
How will you describe your style? 
I love color and I love adding in something unexpected—whether it's what I'm wearing or in my home. I like to keep it simple but fun.

Share with us something funny that has happened to you recently.
I was recently took my boys to a playdate at some new friends' home. They are korean and asked us to remove our shoes when we entered the house. I was wearing boots and earlier that day I had just grabbed any two socks I could find—so one was black and the other was cream. I wasn't expecting to remove my boots during the day—but we just laughed about it. I'm a nerd, what can I say?
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Creative, driven, sentimental, unorganized, genuine.

Anything else you would like to add? Favorite quote? Words of advice?
I love this quite, "To love and be loved, is to feel the sun from both sides." -david viscott

1 comment:

  1. Hey!! It was fun meeting Lisa. I love to learn about others...what inspired them & such. That's one of the great things about blogging. The opportunity to meet others & be inspired. Thank you Rachael & Lisa. :)


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