While I was growing up, my Father and Grandfather both owned jewelry stores. I spent a lot of time there watching them work. They were both watchmakers by trade and watching them build watches was very interesting to me.
I never really had much interest in jewelry as a child and even as a teenager. It wasn’t until I got older that I couldn’t stop buying it! I was actually more interested in art. Drawing, painting, sculpting…but didn’t take time for it. Just too busy raising a family. So, a few years ago, my daughter-in-law gave me tools for jewelry making as an anniversary gift. I really had no idea what to do with them, so I bought some how-to books and started playing! Soon, very soon, I found my artistic niche that I was searching for for so long. I started to create jewelry. As I wore it, I would get so many complements on my creations, that I made more and more! Soon I had way more than I would ever wear!!
So some friends and relatives encouraged me to sell. I heard about various venues to sell online and decided to jump in and try a few. I sell here as well as on Etsy: http://www.cinlynnboutique.etsy.com
The rest is history…..