by Carol wofford.
(Halifax, Virginia USA)
I’ve been in the antiques business for 25 years buying and selling vintage and antique, costume and fine jewelry. I’ve loved jewelry since I was a little girl.
Over the years I’ve bought boxes of jewelry from auctions, estate sales, flea markets, pawn shops and individuals, often buying a whole box of “stuff” just to get that one piece I wanted.
Needless to say, lots of it never got sold. A friend and talented designer told me that it’s so much more fun to create jewelry than to just sell it and I should try making funky things with all my left over inventory.
Steampunk looked like it could be a fun way to use up some of my vintage parts and pieces.
After laying out several boxes of old inventory my creative spirit began to flow and I realized my friend was right, it is so much more fun!