I am thrilled that everyone who purchases my jewelry knows they are getting a unique, handcrafted treasure worthy of the most adventurous & creative women.
Before I created Wire & Fire, I found jewelry that looked mass produced, unoriginal, or out of my price range. Enameling was something I had tried years before, but dropped by the wayside.
Then one day I took a torch enameling class in Tucson, Arizona. I fell in love with it! That experience led me to a new way to make jewelry. Now my handmade creations could be different than what anyone could find in a store.
I was worried that people would not appreciate the value and difference of handcrafted jewelry, and no one would buy it.
But when I began to sell my enameled jewelry at art & craft shows, customers gave positive feedback. I felt encouraged to develop Wire & Fire Jewelry. Providing customers with something that fulfilled their need for handmade creations became my passion.
I decided to create the most delightful & imaginative jewelry designs for the most discerning women in the country.
Sounds pretty easy & do-able, right? Not so! But I was determined!
Finding the time, space, & inspiration was a challenge. Life distracted me constantly, & I felt torn by all the needs of family, home, work & volunteering.
Inspiration from nature & collaboration with other like-minded artists helped. Carving out time required a more disciplined approach. I felt strongly about providing handcrafted jewelry to customers, so I had to focus on this.
My greatest difficulty was overcoming fear: that my creations weren’t good enough, or I wouldn’t be able to learn how to run a business successfully.
Through it all, I released my first products and the response has been pure happiness.