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Featured Seller: Seaworthy

Nov 11, 2011

by seaworthysend

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Marisa and I live in Portland, Oregon. I’ve always called Oregon home. I grew up in a small logging town, moved to Eugene for college and finally settled in Portland. I live in a tiny, orange Victorian home built in 1900 which I share with my main squeezes — my boyfriend, Clyde, and my pooch, Sable.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I’m a sucker for a good cup of coffee and treasure hunting in junk stores or flea markets. I enjoy catching up with friends over big glasses of red wine and quiet evenings at home with my sweetie. When the weather behaves, I make attempts at vegetable gardening and I try not to neglect my collection of teeny, tiny succulents. I would never survive without yoga and trips to the Oregon coast.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
90% Drive, 10% Talent. I like the idea of trying things because I want to try, not because I know I’ll succeed. Happiness takes a certain amount of bravery and risk, and probably some failure.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Vintage hardware is where Seaworthy was born; I find a lot of inspiration in antique metals. I love vintage sterling silver and turquoise statement pieces and structural Art Deco designs. I also find a lot of inspiration in personal style — from my closest friends to French actresses from the ’50s. I often think about who would wear each piece and how they would wear it.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade, in my opinion, is about human connection. Handmade isn’t just tangible items — it extends to locally-owned shops and restaurants, small wineries, organic farmers and people who make made-from-scratch meals for their loved ones. It’s about people doing and making what they love and sharing it with the people who enjoy and appreciate it. It’s all about the human experience and how we connect to one another, as corny as that may sound.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
I’m lucky to be part of a supportive community made up of family, friends, business owners and fellow craftspeople. They have all inspired me to keep at it.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
My boyfriend had a website built for Seaworthy as a birthday present two years ago. That gesture of confidence really changed my perspective on what I was doing. I think that was the first time I really felt like an artist.

How would you describe your creative process?
My creative process is all over the place. Sometimes I’ll put together an entire collection in my sketch book before ever going into the studio. Other times a collection is born out of a lot of trial and error. I try to change it up so that I don’t get burned out. Sometimes I just want to make one-of-a-kind pieces all day; other days I’m happy to just be in production mode.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
My great-grandpa, Mark Mayhew. He was an oil painter and a creative soul. And my grandpa, Stan Burlingame; he tied flies and worked with wood.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
My great-grandmother’s wedding set; however, it’s not the rings that I cherish as much as the note that my great-grandfather typed and put inside the box. It reads, “Diane (that’s my mom): These are the wedding rings that Grand-ma did me the honor of wearing for over sixty-five years. It would be her wish that you preserve them as keepsakes and at the appropriate time pass them on to your daughter as heirlooms. GP November 6, 1913 to January 21, 1979.” It’s such a sweet little treasure to me.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I believe in the power of vacation. We all deserve to completely unplug on occasion. Even if it’s just for a hike through the woods.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
I hope to be in a place that is similar to now, but with more poolside cocktails and warm sunshine.

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Umbra Ring
Umbra Ring
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$64.00 USD
MONDE RING
MONDE RING
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$44.00 USD
DURAND EARRINGS
DURAND EARRINGS
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$50.00 USD
Obliquity Hoops Large
Obliquity Hoops Large
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$84.00 USD
SUNDER EARRINGS
SUNDER EARRINGS
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$88.00 USD
Obliquity Hoops Small
Obliquity Hoops Small
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$75.00 USD
Amante Earring Small 1B82
Amante Earring Small 1B82
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$58.00 USD
Small Silver Hoops Oval 1B35
Small Silver Hoops Oval 1B35
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$52.00 USD
Orbit Cuff
Orbit Cuff
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$68.00 USD
Orbit Earring
Orbit Earring
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$52.00 USD
Parsec Ring
Parsec Ring
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$64.00 USD
Horizon Earrings
Horizon Earrings
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$56.00 USD
Galaxy Ring Small
Galaxy Ring Small
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$64.00 USD
Emerge Earring
Emerge Earring
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$54.00 USD
Chondrite Ring
Chondrite Ring
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$54.00 USD
Planemo Necklace
Planemo Necklace
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$126.00 USD
Galaxy Ring Large
Galaxy Ring Large
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$70.00 USD
Fusion Necklace
Fusion Necklace
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$91.00 USD
Eclipse Earring
Eclipse Earring
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$78.00 USD
Sennae Ring
Sennae Ring
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$26.00 USD
ARBAS NECKLACE
ARBAS NECKLACE
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$84.00 USD
MONARCH NECKLACE
MONARCH NECKLACE
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$110.00 USD
OLERIA NECKLACE
OLERIA NECKLACE
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$110.00 USD
RAZE EARRING 2B11
RAZE EARRING 2B11
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$58.00 USD
Ceylon Necklace 2A15
Ceylon Necklace 2A15
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$102.00 USD
Leilus Ring
Leilus Ring
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$48.00 USD
Orina Ring
Orina Ring
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$32.00 USD
Curva Knuckle Ring 1D17
Curva Knuckle Ring 1D17
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$20.00 USD
Hammered Brass Cuff 1C12
Hammered Brass Cuff 1C12
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$32.00 USD
Art Deco Hoops 1B33
Art Deco Hoops 1B33
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$56.00 USD
Paneb necklace 2A14
Paneb necklace 2A14
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$94.00 USD
CEYLON RING 2D07
CEYLON RING 2D07
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$68.00 USD
Relativity Earrings Large
Relativity Earrings Large
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$80.00 USD
Espina Earring 1B75
Espina Earring 1B75
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$58.00 USD
OLERIA EARRINGS
OLERIA EARRINGS
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$58.00 USD
WARAN CUFF 2C06
WARAN CUFF 2C06
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$62.00 USD
INDIGO RING 2D09
INDIGO RING 2D09
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$84.00 USD
Gyza necklace 2A16
Gyza necklace 2A16
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$78.00 USD
Fauna Hoops
Fauna Hoops
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$60.00 USD
VERTE CUFF
VERTE CUFF
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$62.00 USD
OXALIS LARIAT NECKLACE 2A19
OXALIS LARIAT NECKLACE 2A19
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$72.00 USD
KIYA HOOP EARRINGS 2B15
KIYA HOOP EARRINGS 2B15
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$78.00 USD
STOLZ NECKLACE
STOLZ NECKLACE
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$91.00 USD
BAUEN HAIR PIN
BAUEN HAIR PIN
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$70.00 USD
MONDE BRACELET
MONDE BRACELET
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$74.00 USD
BENDE BRACELET
BENDE BRACELET
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$59.00 USD
ITTEN NECKLACE
ITTEN NECKLACE
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$80.00 USD
DURAND NECKLACE
DURAND NECKLACE
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$71.00 USD
REND NECKLACE
REND NECKLACE
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$73.00 USD
DESSAU EARRINGS
DESSAU EARRINGS
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$75.00 USD
LAZLO NECKLACE
LAZLO NECKLACE
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$136.00 USD
ALBERS NECKLACE
ALBERS NECKLACE
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$102.00 USD
Leilus Cuff
Leilus Cuff
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$46.00 USD
HAZEL EARRINGS 2B12
HAZEL EARRINGS 2B12
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$58.00 USD
BLACKWOOD RING 2D10
BLACKWOOD RING 2D10
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$62.00 USD
WARAN EARRINGS 2B17
WARAN EARRINGS 2B17
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$66.00 USD
LANATA NECKLACE
LANATA NECKLACE
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$120.00 USD
GYZA EARRINGS 2B08
GYZA EARRINGS 2B08
seaworthysend
$78.00 USD
PALMAE HAIR PIN 2E01
PALMAE HAIR PIN 2E01
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$78.00 USD
Lanata Bangle
Lanata Bangle
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$78.00 USD

256 comments

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 4 years ago

    I love your outlook!- great interview. Wishing you lots more success.. now off to browse more of your stote, I love your cascading triangle necklace! ♥

  • thepressgang

    thepressgang said 4 years ago

    Great interview, beautiful jewellery!!

  • kumosgreetings

    kumosgreetings said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature. :)

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 4 years ago

    Beautiful model! Great interview - great jewelry!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 4 years ago

    Your jewelry is gorgeous!! Conrats on being featured seller, I'm going to go browse your shop now!!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 4 years ago

    Hi from Portland! :) Your work is beautiful, and I love the way you described your perception of "handmade." Congratulations on being featured!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 4 years ago

    Love your designs!

  • ShoeClipsOnly

    ShoeClipsOnly said 4 years ago

    Love your jewery, so talented!!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 4 years ago

    Great jewelry! I'm headed to your shop right now!

  • HamlinDesign

    HamlinDesign said 4 years ago

    I agree with you...handmade equals heartmade. Some of my friends say that they are not creative, but then they turn around and make a wonderful meal or do a wonderful gesture...is this not creative? I think happiness comes from doing something that first makes you happy even if it is just a tiny little thing like leaving a couple of cookies on someone's desk at work or sending a card to someone that lives in the same town...you have not just made someone else happy, but you have done something that made you feel good, too. I agree with you...failure and risk are part of happiness...you can't always please others so, in some way, it feels like a failure.On the other hand, taking those risks and having so-called failures are in fact just bridges we build between successes. Don't you think? Your jewellery is strong and your passion emanates from it. You make pieces that make your own heart sing; a true and beautiful song from the heart that others can hear no matter how far away they may be.

  • JewelryBySS

    JewelryBySS said 4 years ago

    Your shop is filled with unusual and interesting designs. Congratulations on a very nice interview!!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 4 years ago

    Congrats on being featured. You work is bold and well-crafted. Good luck with your endeavor.

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Wonderfulllll store!

  • Popups

    Popups said 4 years ago

    amazing work! love it love it love it

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 4 years ago

    Great work. Congratulations... I loved your bead trays, where did you get them?

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap said 4 years ago

    Congratulations, yay Portland! Beautiful interview!

  • RareDesign

    RareDesign said 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work. Congrats on your feature!

  • silverliningxmas

    silverliningxmas said 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your lovely story of who you are and what inspires you for it inspires others. deanna

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes said 4 years ago

    I'm pretty sure I bought one of your necklaces when I visited Portland. We have a similar style of jewelrymaking, I love your stuff!

  • astronuts

    astronuts said 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! Beautiful jewelry!!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 4 years ago

    What a sweet heirloom to pass down! Congrats on the feature and thanks for the article!

  • ROSESANDHEARTS

    ROSESANDHEARTS said 4 years ago

    Lovely work ! I share lots of same insparations and ideas in my craft! Best wishes and congrats on your feature! Soheila :)

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on being a featured artist......well deserved!

  • TouchTheMoon

    TouchTheMoon said 4 years ago

    "Happiness takes a certain amount of bravery and risk, and probably some failure." So inspiring, thanks.

  • INKhandcrafted

    INKhandcrafted said 4 years ago

    I love the style of your jewelry. Great interview.

  • SparrowSeas

    SparrowSeas said 4 years ago

    I love the artsiness of your work and thanks for sharing your workspace-i love to see where creations come out of!

  • OxOriginalArtJewelry

    OxOriginalArtJewelry said 4 years ago

    I enjoyed reading this lovely interview!

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 4 years ago

    Great feature! Congratulations! { Your shop is full of lovely things. I love the triangles! }

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 4 years ago

    pretty, clean, geometric designs :-)

  • papercutsarecute

    papercutsarecute said 4 years ago

    Your work is just gorgeous!! Congratulations on being the featured seller, hope it brings great things your way!!

  • LiuRokSilver

    LiuRokSilver said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on your feature!

  • rehabrags

    rehabrags said 4 years ago

    Congrats to you! I definitely agree with you there, " 90% Drive, 10% Talent " You CAN have all the talent in the world, but if you don't have the DRIVE you can not sustain your TALENT.

  • petekdesign

    petekdesign said 4 years ago

    amazing works! congrats!

  • Kankou

    Kankou said 4 years ago

    I love, love, love your work!!!!!

  • PolClary

    PolClary said 4 years ago

    Your items are gorgeous. I love the bit about your boyfriend building you a website. There's nothing quite like the feeling of your loved ones having faith in you.

  • papercutsarecute

    papercutsarecute said 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your jewelry is gorgeous and I love the little note in the ring box-so sweet!

  • AuthenticMen

    AuthenticMen said 4 years ago

    That story about your great grandmother's wedding set went right inside me! I'm so happy when I look around my house and see that the decorations are all meaningful: a pirate picture my grandpa painted, my grandmother's china, art my brother made, etc, etc. (Also, I LOVE that picture of your work desk, looks absolutely perfect!!)

  • sheshepdx

    sheshepdx said 4 years ago

    You're such an inspiration!!! Keep making your gorgeous pieces!! I wear Seaworthy jewelry nearly every day, its my favorite!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Just amazing.

  • KatiesBeadsOfHope

    KatiesBeadsOfHope said 4 years ago

    Awesome!! Great interviw, fantastic shop!!

  • LiberalSmarts

    LiberalSmarts said 4 years ago

    Lovely work! I am in the same mindset about wanting to learn something more than feeling the need to be a success. Kudos on your feature.

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 4 years ago

    So wonderful!! Congratulations!

  • NorthWoodworks

    NorthWoodworks said 4 years ago

    Your work and your attitude are wonderful. I love your description of what handmade means to you. Congrats.

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 4 years ago

    beautiful stuff. congrats!

  • ioolajewels

    ioolajewels said 4 years ago

    Amazing jewelry! Thanks for sharing your work :0) Congratulations!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • BRHDesigns

    BRHDesigns said 4 years ago

    Love your style, Marisa! Congratulations.

  • brandmojoimages

    brandmojoimages said 4 years ago

    Wonderful story and you make fantastic jewelry! All the best to you and to your shop/ from another Marisa who once lived in and loved PDX

  • jewelryiblessandmore

    jewelryiblessandmore said 4 years ago

    I love it keep up good work & much blessings to you !

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop + lovely interview! Congrats :)

  • clipandpin

    clipandpin said 4 years ago

    Love your creations! Congrats on the feature!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your great shop with all of us! We live in Portland too and love the support we get here. Loved reading about your shop and loved many of your items. The favorite is the triangle necklace! Good luck with your business.

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 4 years ago

    Great interview (I also loved your studio pictures and model pictures) and utterly fantastic items! Congratulations on the feature!

  • leatherExpressions

    leatherExpressions said 4 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry! I loved your story, especially about the rings. The wonderful things in life that can't be bought.

  • StudioBotanica

    StudioBotanica said 4 years ago

    Loved your interview! Congrats!!

  • Rt9NJvintageFun

    Rt9NJvintageFun said 4 years ago

    Contratulations on the feature, you have a beautiful spirit.

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts said 4 years ago

    beautiful work!!

  • Rt9NJvintageFun

    Rt9NJvintageFun said 4 years ago

    Congrats again!!!

  • dolcetti

    dolcetti said 4 years ago

    Lovely jewelry and interview! Your designs are so beautiful. Congrats on being featured, love to see Portland represented!

  • sarah1974

    sarah1974 said 4 years ago

    congratulation on your feature! I enjoyed the interview and I love your jewelry!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 4 years ago

    Wonderful feature. Love your work, more jewelry to add to my wish list! Congratulations on your success.

  • AdinaAndGem

    AdinaAndGem said 4 years ago

    What beautiful work :) I wish you much success and happiness

  • bridalcouture

    bridalcouture said 4 years ago

    Love your designs !

  • JanetDineenArtworks

    JanetDineenArtworks said 4 years ago

    You have got it going on. Congratulations, and I love what you said about trying because you want to try. If more people would just try, they could have so much fun. There are no failures, only little learning steps. Sometimes I learn that I don't want to try that again, but at least I tried. Love your work.

  • interieurssophiecote

    interieurssophiecote said 4 years ago

    very inspiring!!! contemporary and beautiful work!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 4 years ago

    The note from your grandfather was so touching, I know how much you must treasure it :) Beautiful jewelry!

  • kimbakristin

    kimbakristin said 4 years ago

    Such wise words ... and fantastic jewelry!

  • margaretandellen

    margaretandellen said 4 years ago

    I love this interview... we are one and the same with our outlook on this crafty world we are in. And I, too, love junk shopping with a good cup of coffee... Congrats!

  • EmeraldCut

    EmeraldCut said 4 years ago

    Such an inspirational story...I really enjoyed (and identified with!) your words. I also love Oregon! Congrats on being a Featured Seller. On to checking out your shop. :)

  • badaukaburo

    badaukaburo said 4 years ago

    Really : I like your Style, mis saludos ,from Argentina,Walter

  • jpgphotography

    jpgphotography said 4 years ago

    Beautiful geometric pieces! Many congrats~

  • awoolgatherer

    awoolgatherer said 4 years ago

    A lovely and inspiring interview! Gorgeous work and shop!! Congrats on being a featured seller; you deserve it!

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts said 4 years ago

    Love your work! We too have a doggie named Sable and your bf sure deserves a pat on the back for the web site he had made for you two years ago! What a thoughtful gift. Congratulations on the feature.

  • aeliosdesign

    aeliosdesign said 4 years ago

    Fabulous interview! I totally agree with you on what handmade is, and the note in the ring box almost made me tear up. Congrats on the feature, and I hope you get to that place with more pool side cocktails. :)

  • HomenStead

    HomenStead said 4 years ago

    Great interview! Very well done!

  • FunnyFarmToyBarn

    FunnyFarmToyBarn said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work: I'm drooling over that bead collection!!

  • Sofiesticate

    Sofiesticate said 4 years ago

    I think I'm in love!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 4 years ago

    really nice.. congrats

  • marcgounard

    marcgounard said 4 years ago

    Congratulation!! could not agree more on the power of vacation... life is long and time to disconnect is really important and so fulfilling.

  • ThePattypanShop

    ThePattypanShop said 4 years ago

    Very nice! Love the jewelry!!!

  • uppermetalclass

    uppermetalclass said 4 years ago

    What a great interview!

  • SpiderLaundry

    SpiderLaundry said 4 years ago

    Congratulations of being a featured seller!

  • Piecefull

    Piecefull said 4 years ago

    Wonderful interview. I love hearing how other artist find inspiration. I've traveled all over the US by Van with my man. Oregon was by far one of the best places we experienced, especially if you love the outdoors. Thanks for sharing.

  • ShlomitOfirDetails

    ShlomitOfirDetails said 4 years ago

    great collection and great interview!

  • noemiah

    noemiah said 4 years ago

    Great great work! ❤

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina said 4 years ago

    Graet interview! I love your designs! Congratss!!

  • JenMcLamb

    JenMcLamb said 4 years ago

    Thanks for the peek at the woman behind the work! Very nice collection...

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 4 years ago

    beautiful jewelry. beautiful story. i especially love the story about your grandpa...such a treasure! congrats on the feature!

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 4 years ago

    You create gorgeous pieces! I love the cascading triangle necklace.

  • ShoponSherman

    ShoponSherman said 4 years ago

    Love your story and your lifestyle. Congratulations on your success so far. Hope you have much more. You have beautiful blue eyes,too.

  • violintide

    violintide said 4 years ago

    Great looking shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • masonke

    masonke said 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful story!

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 4 years ago

    I'm all teary at the part about your grandpa!!

  • Laughingdogstudio

    Laughingdogstudio said 4 years ago

    Nice interview ; ) Congrats!

  • wwbc

    wwbc said 4 years ago

    Wonderful work and interview. Congratulations!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 4 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats on the feature seller!!! =)

  • barbarasanders1

    barbarasanders1 said 4 years ago

    I,m so new to ETSY that I don,t have items listed or pics to share! You are an inspiration and your work is beautiful. Thank You for sharing...Barb

  • LoveFromCapeCod

    LoveFromCapeCod said 4 years ago

    Love how you express yourself... and the perspective with which you view the world... and your creations. ~*~*~*~ Sandi

  • BohoAmericana

    BohoAmericana said 4 years ago

    I'm very inspired by our story. Especially since I am from Portland, and I walk everyday by a shop that sells your creations. Congrats on being a feature seller.

  • Jlwhiddon

    Jlwhiddon said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. I love that you finally realized that what you are doing is a business and an art form. I love your story. Congratulations again and much success to you.

  • vinskord

    vinskord said 4 years ago

    All the best to you, I love your work!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • Davs

    Davs said 4 years ago

    Love!

  • lapetitepommefrite

    lapetitepommefrite said 4 years ago

    Love! I was just introduced to your work by your brother visiting in Maine for the week. You make wonderful things and I can't wait to get my hands on some of those beauts! Congratulations!

  • jillybeangreetings

    jillybeangreetings said 4 years ago

    "Happiness takes a certain amount of bravery and risk, and probably some failure."... I love this so much, I will be quoting you forever. :)

  • thisfineday

    thisfineday said 4 years ago

    I think you had a booth at the Siren Nation fest last Sunday right? Beautiful work, either way ;)

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  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 4 years ago

    Congrats on being featured artist. I have admired your work for quite some time now. Nice to see you featured. Best wishes for many success!

  • skinbyalicia

    skinbyalicia said 4 years ago

    Love the Work, it's awesome!! Congrats

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 4 years ago

    Congrats on being a feature seller! Wonderful work!!! Best wishes :)

  • RenataandJonathan

    RenataandJonathan said 4 years ago

    Congratulations ! Excellent work :))

  • MoreThanStitches

    MoreThanStitches said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! You got lovely creations!

  • ahmusing

    ahmusing said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Beautiful items, truly!

  • nanaskiddykreations

    nanaskiddykreations said 4 years ago

    Beautiful jewlery!

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 4 years ago

    Beautiful items, great interview!

  • AdjectivesandNouns

    AdjectivesandNouns said 4 years ago

    Yes, congratulations and it was a great interview. The simple beauty and warmth of your philosophy comes through in the jewelry.

  • brillianttreescoll

    brillianttreescoll said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous pieces - congrats!! Great interview

  • dangargyle

    dangargyle said 4 years ago

    Wonderful jewelry, and a great interview!

  • ErinAntiques

    ErinAntiques said 4 years ago

    congrats! Love the interview and the meaningful note :)

  • rootsandfeathers

    rootsandfeathers said 4 years ago

    you have such amazing jewelry. ive been a fan for a while now. so happy to see you as a featured seller and learn a bit more about your story. you sound like a girl id like to hang out with over a cup of joe. thanks for being a part of this community and doing what you do!

  • SaruStar

    SaruStar said 4 years ago

    What a lovely interview! You have such a great outlook and create some beautiful stuff! Keep at it!

  • RaspberryMarket

    RaspberryMarket said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your story. Best wishes!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 4 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Fantastic shop. I totally agree: a great cup of coffee and a big glass of wine with friends are pretty great! Best of luck to you!

  • isshoni

    isshoni said 4 years ago

    Really enjoyed this interview! Your jewelry is so beautifully designed, love the contrast of turquoise. Congrats!

  • maclancy

    maclancy said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature~your jewelry is amazing!

  • peshka

    peshka said 4 years ago

    Wonderful Work! Congrats!

  • splendidwrendesign

    splendidwrendesign said 4 years ago

    I love your attitude to trying things....I think too often we are scared of failure. well done and beautiful jewellery

  • Kashuen

    Kashuen said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work. They are very unique. Congrats!

  • bigbluebed

    bigbluebed said 4 years ago

    What lovely work! Really beautiful. And I love your Grandmother writing that note for your mum. How wonderful to have that connection.

  • oddlyeven

    oddlyeven said 4 years ago

    Congrats on being featured. Love your jewelry!!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    Great work I love the feeling of geometry in your pieces, also I think we could all do with being someplace warm and sunny!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop and interview It is always very nice to know more about talented artists !! Congrats !!!

  • ElkhornDesign

    ElkhornDesign said 4 years ago

    Wonderful interview. Thanks Marisa I really enjoyed reading your words & perusing you gorgeous work. congrats

  • Gelada

    Gelada said 4 years ago

    good luck

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 4 years ago

    veryy nice.. congrats!!!!

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 4 years ago

    Beautiful designs....enjoyed the interview too. Congratulations!

  • Guchokipa

    Guchokipa said 4 years ago

    my most treasured item is a ring my granddad made for my grans. i wear it everyday. like your keepsake, mine reminds me of the love that helped me get where i am and motivates me to continue so that i can pass it along. and i would add i think you have more than 10% talent in your mix, though i agree that drive is how it gets done. congrats on the feature!

  • Ukka

    Ukka said 4 years ago

    "Happiness takes a certain amount of bravery and risk, and probably some failure." - love.......so true!

  • knottysarena

    knottysarena said 4 years ago

    awesome.

  • MeToYouCrochet

    MeToYouCrochet said 4 years ago

    Congratulations !! Beautiful shop ♥

  • ShadowLife

    ShadowLife said 4 years ago

    Love the title of your memoir!! Beautiful work!

  • BriannaJazmin

    BriannaJazmin said 4 years ago

    Your jewelry line is stunning and I can really see your point of view in every piece. Congratulations!

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 4 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry!

  • iTreasury

    iTreasury said 4 years ago

    Beautiful, I love your design

  • lillyandlulu

    lillyandlulu said 4 years ago

    Love love love your designs and aesthetic! Wow~ congrats on your feature!

  • liacatherinestyle

    liacatherinestyle said 4 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Your pieces are very distinctive and artistic! Love your outlook, and the overall thinking of the "heartmade" community!

  • SilkWay

    SilkWay said 4 years ago

    wonderful !

  • floresdelsur

    floresdelsur said 4 years ago

    A very interesting interview!! And by the way, we share the same name, Marisa :) Good luck with your shop!

  • BiloxiHousewife

    BiloxiHousewife said 4 years ago

    Great interview! Love your shop!

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! This is why I love Etsy so much - your shop is a new discovery for me - love, love, love your designs and vibe! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful talent... best wishes to you and your shop!

  • Suppliesjungle

    Suppliesjungle said 4 years ago

    Love IT!!!!!1 :)

  • Originalsbydenise

    Originalsbydenise said 4 years ago

    Wonderful interview. Make sure to give your boyfriend a big hug for showing so much support. Your Jewelry is unique.

  • visualtales

    visualtales said 4 years ago

    Creating does come from and build "human connection". Your story and your shop really touched me for some reason. I read the interview twice fishing for the stimulus and I find that it is really a story about a woman who is well loved and makes her things with love. It also helps that you have a sharp sense of style and a bucket load of talent :) My very best to you. I will be back to your shop by the end of the month.

  • AncientConnections

    AncientConnections said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your work and your look!

  • helendesign

    helendesign said 4 years ago

    most excellent! well done x

  • TarasArtHouse

    TarasArtHouse said 4 years ago

    gorgeous work!

  • KristiLindBeadStudio

    KristiLindBeadStudio said 4 years ago

    Wonderful Creations...I always tell my beading students "Art is seeing it in your mind and Creating it with your hands" That's when you feel you've really created your treasures from your heart. Love your artisain story. :O)

  • artworksbycarol

    artworksbycarol said 4 years ago

    Anyone can buy a gift, but it takes love and creativity to make one.Those are the special ones.

  • birchbaykay

    birchbaykay said 4 years ago

    Love the geometry and simple elegance of your work. Congratulations on your interview. Family inspiration and support are gifts one simply cannot put a price on.

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 4 years ago

    Your work is really engaging and you've got some great photos of your product demonstrated on models.

  • staycenteredstudio

    staycenteredstudio said 4 years ago

    Great feature, congratulations! I love your triangle pieces. I love the story behind your great grandmother's ring set. Family history is so important and special!

  • susiesparrowdesigns

    susiesparrowdesigns said 4 years ago

    Your jewellery is simply beautiful - like the Oregon Coast.

  • papercutsbindery

    papercutsbindery said 4 years ago

    congratulations on being a featured seller! Very unique and beautiful work!

  • delmarlady

    delmarlady said 4 years ago

    Inspiring interview and I wish you all the best. Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself.

  • BlissfullyRandom

    BlissfullyRandom said 4 years ago

    Great interview!! Great Shop!!! Thanks so much for sharing your story and talent!!!

  • jinnyroth

    jinnyroth said 4 years ago

    Marisa, You are an inspiration, both in terms of your beautiful work and your work ethic. I am also drawn to your response to 'when you felt like an artist'. I cannot believe how we struggle to feel like artists!! And, great congratulations on your significant other who believes in you and your work, giving you confidence. Great reading about you and seeing your jewels.

  • thewhatnaught

    thewhatnaught said 4 years ago

    Thank you doing this interview & for your words of wisdom. I wrote down your happiness quote Marisa. I think you are rather amazing and your creations are wonderful. Keep working and thinking about sunshine!! Aloha from the Big Island on a very soggy Saturday.

  • sylviatrench

    sylviatrench said 4 years ago

    really awesome designs. great combination of geo&metric shapes angles with the hand-made, quirky stamps and finishes. :) good luck and i hope to see your work on some famous celebrities soon!!

  • noraalice

    noraalice said 4 years ago

    I too love the quote about handmade being everything from creating art to making dinner for loved ones. Great interview!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 4 years ago

    What amazing jewelry you make! Love your store and congrats on your interview!

  • designedbyjane

    designedbyjane said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work - thank you for sharing! x

  • YoursOnlyByWeronika

    YoursOnlyByWeronika said 4 years ago

    you really are an inspiration to me. Gorgeous jewelry XOXO

  • JDanger

    JDanger said 4 years ago

    What beautiful work! Such talent. Keep creating!

  • AboveDeluxe

    AboveDeluxe said 4 years ago

    nice work!

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux said 4 years ago

    Inspiring! Beautiful...;-)

  • HoneyBearsCloset

    HoneyBearsCloset said 4 years ago

    Great Interview, going to your shop to gaze upon beautiful art!

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 4 years ago

    Very unique items and modern!

  • honeyprint

    honeyprint said 4 years ago

    Great interview! I love your beautiful pieces of jewelry. Keep up the great work and best wishes.

  • PoshBinky

    PoshBinky said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Very lovely jewelry. Love the key charm necklace. Very inspiring.

  • vaasvara

    vaasvara said 4 years ago

    Congartualtions Marisa I love the look and feel of your jewelry. Its almost primal in its minimalism and yet very stylish and modern.

  • mybunnystitches

    mybunnystitches said 4 years ago

    Wow very incredible works here and Some great topics here! I'm glad I visited this blog.. There so many items that i like... I hope to have some visits to my store. I love feed back! Thanks Bunny~

  • MadisonStreetBeauty

    MadisonStreetBeauty said 4 years ago

    Love your stuff! Congrats!

  • BohemianAngel

    BohemianAngel said 4 years ago

    You create such beautiful interesting things. I wish you all the best!

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 4 years ago

    Love your beautiful work! Congrats on the feature!

  • pillowfactory

    pillowfactory said 4 years ago

    I enjoyed reading this interview especially your memoir answer and the story you shared about you're most cherished handmade possession.. Thank you for sharing, and congrats on the feature!

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 4 years ago

    I loved the interview! Your photos of your grandparents and great grandpa are beautiful. I don't know why but, the photo of Stan smiling so wide...got me all choked up. Also, love the gift of the wedding rings to you...Congratulations on your Feature and beautiful objects.

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 4 years ago

    Beautiful pieces............ i love bronze and copper............... Best wishes X

  • ethniquetrendy

    ethniquetrendy said 4 years ago

    Love your stuff!

  • EastCoastSoap

    EastCoastSoap said 4 years ago

    Really beautiful stuff!

  • janieg

    janieg said 4 years ago

    WOW....a really moving piece...thanks......j

  • rjane069

    rjane069 said 4 years ago

    congrats on your feature! You make some really awesome jewelry, i love your style and i love your city!!

  • hazaricreations

    hazaricreations said 4 years ago

    very unique and creative work !

  • homedecorlab

    homedecorlab said 4 years ago

    Beautiful creations! Congrats on the feature:)

  • helenbobelen

    helenbobelen said 4 years ago

    Interesting photos and beautiful geometric shapes -- I can tell you put a lot of thought and love into what you do. Thanks!

  • AmyJiggetts

    AmyJiggetts said 4 years ago

    Lovely Designs!

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    BrooklynLoveDesigns said 4 years ago

    lovely jewelry! congrats!

  • FebystanDesigns

    FebystanDesigns said 4 years ago

    Really good job!!

  • WhisperKissCreations

    WhisperKissCreations said 4 years ago

    I love your view on "handmade"! You do beautiful work! Hope you get your warmer weather sooner than later LOL Congrats on the feature!

  • joolzhayworth

    joolzhayworth said 4 years ago

    I would enjoy owning and wearing many of your pieces. Your work is stunning and wearable. I can relate to many things you said in the interview, including the value of vacations to recharge. Congratulations!

  • GiRLZlvPEARLS

    GiRLZlvPEARLS said 4 years ago

    Yes, drive is important, but you are overflowing with talent. I found your triangle collection in a treasury that we were featured in and could not keep myself from clicking into your shop. I spent the next couple of hours amazed at how talented you are...not only the jewelry (which is amazing) but you are talented in the way you showcase your art and photograph it on a beautiful woman which makes the jewelry that much more spectacular. What I'm saying is that it's the whole package of putting it all together, and that takes much talent, hard work, and of course drive !

  • todomini

    todomini said 4 years ago

    Amazing work and creative pieces! Congratulation for the interview!

  • daphnatal

    daphnatal said 4 years ago

    Great interview. Thank you!

  • autumnvelvetrose

    autumnvelvetrose said 4 years ago

    love Oregon, great artist too!

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 4 years ago

    Stamped metals, and geometry.....awesome pieces! Thanks for a fun interview~ Heidi

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 4 years ago

    LOVE your gorgeous & original designs! Fun to read your interview! xo

  • nicoa2000

    nicoa2000 said 4 years ago

    Nice interview. Makes me motivated.

  • BlueSquiggle

    BlueSquiggle said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Truly inspiring! Keep at it!

  • LimitlessJewelry

    LimitlessJewelry said 4 years ago

    Your work is amazing.... so original! thanks for sharing. You are a great artist. Congratulations :)

  • Mishakaudi

    Mishakaudi said 4 years ago

    Awesome! So great to see your featured!

  • EssenceoftheMoon

    EssenceoftheMoon said 4 years ago

    You're so talented! I love your work! Perhaps I'll buy something of yours for myself :)

  • s0methingborrowed

    s0methingborrowed said 4 years ago

    i absolutely LOVE this style of jewelry. i want to make some for myself, but then i don't want to copy others... and i DO want to support you!

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse said 4 years ago

    From one Oregonian to another...YOU GO GIRL!!!

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 4 years ago

    Super Article!!!! Beautiful creations!

  • SweetOliveSupplies

    SweetOliveSupplies said 4 years ago

    What an amazing and thoughtful birthday present--perfect for your lovely work!

  • katrinarue

    katrinarue said 4 years ago

    Your jewelry is so clean and modern! Loooove everything!

  • mayreedesigns

    mayreedesigns said 4 years ago

    I like your comment on hand made items. I pretty much feel the same way. You're sharing a part of yourself, your passion and you desire to create.

  • allisonharrison1

    allisonharrison1 said 4 years ago

    Amazing! I love your style. Thanks for sharing.

  • KWoo10Designs

    KWoo10Designs said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring.

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 4 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • oneeyedgirls

    oneeyedgirls said 4 years ago

    Wonderful works and interview! Congrats !!

  • HAUSofNAHRIN

    HAUSofNAHRIN said 4 years ago

    I love your creations! Congrats on the feature!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 4 years ago

    Coffee, wine, succulents art and a main squeeze, how good can life be! Love your art...your look...keep up the good work and attitude! Aloha!

  • Michimoo

    Michimoo said 4 years ago

    "I like the idea of trying things because I want to try, not because I know I’ll succeed." Love this!! A great interview and beautiful work.

  • nicolabaker1

    nicolabaker1 said 4 years ago

    Fab, what a great outlook you have.

  • FunkyFriendsFactory

    FunkyFriendsFactory said 4 years ago

    Hi Marisa - Great work. Your designs are so unique:)

  • luckylife

    luckylife said 4 years ago

    Love this shop, such beautiful work. And the interview makes me love it even more, cause Marisa sounds like an absolute sweetheart! xo Melis

  • YourCreativeTakeaway

    YourCreativeTakeaway said 4 years ago

    Good luck with all your creative adventures. I am sure not only your products but also this interview makes many people smile!

  • chanchala

    chanchala said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work and I love your statement that happiness takes a certain amount of bravery and risk, and some failure.

  • RubysNevadaJewelry

    RubysNevadaJewelry said 4 years ago

    Awesome attitude! Lovely items! Much success to you & thanks for sharing :)

  • WildRhubarb

    WildRhubarb said 4 years ago

    Love the beautiful bold jewlry, also the quote about 90% drive and 10% talent. However, looking at your jewelry I would say you are under estimating your talent. Very insightful about happiness taking a certain amount of bravery and risk, and some failure. Congrats to you.

  • scrapbookcompleted

    scrapbookcompleted said 4 years ago

    Great interview and very motivating. I felt like I already knew you yet we've never met! Love your quote, "I like the idea of trying things because I want to try, not because I know I’ll succeed. Happiness takes a certain amount of bravery and risk, and probably some failure". I'm learning to enjoy the process of creating even if it never makes it into my store -- trying is so important and failure is part of the process of success. Thanks for sharing! Congrats!

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern said 4 years ago

    I LOVEEE YOUR ITEMS. THEY'RE SoOOooOo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 4 years ago

    congrats!

  • AlphieBug

    AlphieBug said 4 years ago

    A true inspiration.. and sweet to the core.. Thanks for sharing!!

  • DebsFabricFlings

    DebsFabricFlings said 4 years ago

    What a great interview! Your jewelry is beautiful!

  • desertsoapstone

    desertsoapstone said 4 years ago

    Great article. You are an inspiration. Hope to hear that you are sipping drinks by the pool soon.

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo said 4 years ago

    Awesome jewelry!! i love your pieces :) Congrats!!!

  • DappleWare

    DappleWare said 4 years ago

    That was a wonderful interview. Vacations are definitely one of the best ways to reboot the creative drive. =)

  • seaworthysend

    seaworthysend said 4 years ago

    I just want to say thank you for all comments. I feel like the Etsy community has just given me the biggest hug! Thank you for all your words of encouragement! Good luck to everyone!

  • paperstripes

    paperstripes said 4 years ago

    congrats on your life success, you sound very balanced and in a very bright place to create with a whole heart. no wonder your pieces shine :)

  • typos

    typos said 4 years ago

    Great bit of inspiration...I especially like your quote on happiness AND Vacation!

  • betterwithage

    betterwithage said 4 years ago

    Great interview. I love your work and the way you think....especially poolside cocktails and warm sunshine!

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 4 years ago

    I love your work! Great interview and shop.

  • pickledogdesign

    pickledogdesign said 4 years ago

    Lovely! I'm an extreme fan of your work! I love all the natural colors and vintageness of each of your pieces. I also love your pooch's name! : ) Best wishes for continued success! Would be delighted if you'd check out my shop (www.pickledogdesign.etsy.com). : )

  • eddranko

    eddranko said 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing about the little note in the ring box. I immediately looked in your store to see if you make rings, but I didn't see any. You should! Just an idea!

  • SacredSymbolStudios

    SacredSymbolStudios said 4 years ago

    Wishing you continued success & happiness ! I used to live in Portland many moons ago. Sold at the Saturday Market. Good times :)

  • iamhousemom

    iamhousemom said 4 years ago

    so beautiful your blue eyes.

  • tbglitterballs

    tbglitterballs said 4 years ago

    LOVE your shop!!!!!

  • mirandasoar

    mirandasoar said 4 years ago

    what a beautiful, wise, genuine and inspirational interview!

  • sevenvsxiao

    sevenvsxiao said 4 years ago

    Great interview and shop. beautiful items , beautiful life!

  • violentine

    violentine said 4 years ago

    YOU ARE REALLY TALENTED!

  • FreshBlissBoutique

    FreshBlissBoutique said 4 years ago

    i love that wall of art behind her in the first photo! her shop is lovely as well.

  • Melissababycreations

    Melissababycreations said 4 years ago

    Lovely post! Such a beautiful sentiment from your grandfather! I also love the fact that your boyfriend had a website made for you as a birthday gift. That is such an awesome idea, and gesture of encouragement! Sounds like a great man.

  • shoptsarevna

    shoptsarevna said 4 years ago

    Love your jewelry!

  • summerfang

    Zhou Fang said 4 years ago

    Hi Marisa, this is Summer from C3Events and I love the vintage jewelries you created ! Our Artist Vending is now open, please contact karin@c3events.com for more information ! Or simply jump to our website ! Thank you :D

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