Hello retro modernistas,
I am feeling like I needed to make up for lost time, since I made a promise to myself that I would post on Sundays and few times during the week… So I am writing two posts in one day, whoo hoo. Hopefully, you read my previous post: my fashion friendly interview with Megan from Megan’s Beaded Designs. I love supporting “local” business that have a passion for creating one of a kind items whether that be jewelry, handmade cards, paintings, and clothing that are one of a kind. Please let me know if you would like to be featured on my blog! I prefer to feature businesses that have at least some throwback or vintage feel to their products.
Me: Why did you get into making jewelry?
Megan: My grandfather introduced me to Native American style bead weaving at a young age, when I was about 5, and it’s stuck with me since. As I have developed my technique and design skills, I gradually began to form a style and brand that was all my own. I find that jewelry can be a powerful source of self-expression. We can’t always wear clothes or makeup that show off the person we feel we are inside, but our jewelry and accessories can almost always provide such an outlet. I strive to create pieces whose wearers can confidently don as a symbol of who they truly are.
Me: How does it make you feel when somebody is interested in buying your stuff?
Megan: It doesn’t matter how many jewelry pieces I sell, it is always such an honor and remarkable feeling that someone would choose my work to adorn themselves with. I feel that jewelry is very personal – and that my creations can resonate with others is extraordinarily touching to me. I strive to honor their choice by creating the best experience and highest quality I can in return. It is very special that something I craft becomes the thing that someone uses to express themselves to the world with.
Me: Where do you draw your inspiration?
Megan: Ideas are never-ending, and I draw my inspiration from everywhere. Fashion, fine art, pop culture, music, suggestions and requests from my customers, and more. There will never be enough time in the 24/7 cycle for me to create everything that pops into my brain, but I embrace the overall abundance of the ideas that come to me. My favorite thing is when I get a custom order request from a customer, and I am able to create exactly what she wanted from me (or even better!) I love the give and take of ideas and creativity that happens during the custom order process.
Below are her stunning one of a kind vintage creations.
I also found some of my personal favorites as well. I am a sucker for owls and cool rings!
This “evil eye” ring is so cool. You can find it here!
Keep smiling, 🙂
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