Featured Artist – MAB Jewelry

03/23/2010 § 2 Comments

Today’s featured artist is MAB Jewelry who you can find on Etsy.  One of my Twitter friends, she was one of two who entered my Etsy Buyer/Seller Challenge so I’m going to feature them both!  I compiled a list of questions to get to know her better and I’ll include a few great pieces from her Etsy shop.

Each piece of MAB’s jewelry is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind, bridging styles from steampunk to modern, from vintage-inspired to gothic.

Where do you live?
Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb north of Dayton, way too close to the airport.

Tell me a little bit about what you make.
Jewelry, mostly with a vintage feel to it.  I like to use old bits and pieces in new ways.

How did you decide to start the line?
I’ve been making jewelry for about seven years.  I started out making stuff for myself and friends, because I like unusual pieces that no one else has.  Then, I did some local shows, and etsy was the next step.

How did you learn your technique?
Self-taught, at my mom’s kitchen table!

Why do you enjoy your craft?
Because I love shiny stuff, and I never know what I’m going to end up with when I sit down at the bead board.  Plus, it’s very calming.

Where do you find your inspiration?
Partly from vintage jewelry and fashion and old movies, but a lot of times it seems like inspiration comes from supplies.  New beads or components give me new ideas.

Is this your full time work?
At the moment, it is.

What do you like to do when you’re not crafting?
I’m a movie freak and a clean freak.  Cleaning is almost as calming as beading!

All the beautiful items I’ve selected can be found on Etsy with lots and lots of more gorgeous vintage inspired items.
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