…so to speak.

Here’s the story. I’ll try to make it brief, but no promises.

Way back in 2007, I was a full-time computer teacher and a part-time magazine writer. I mainly wrote on educational technology topics but I wanted to branch out and write for kids. After two of my children’s articles and one short story were published,¬†I was on my way.

At that time, several of the pre-teen and teen girl magazines listed “how-to” articles in their needs, so I thought I’d write one. I picked jewelry as the topic but although I am crafty, I had no clue about jewelry making. I found a beginning jewelry-maker¬†course taught by a local silver smith. After seven weeks of twisting, turning, cutting, sawing, and finally, soldering, I was hooked on this new activity.

By 2009, I was selling jewelry to friends and giving it as gifts to family. I created Jularee as a small business, primarily so I could sell at craft shows and buy gemstones from wholesale vendors.

Today handcrafted jewelry by Jularee is sold in an Etsy shop and in a local boutique. Perhaps you’ve seen my pieces. If not, check them out and tell me which are your favorites in the comments.

~Rita

Click here to visit Jularee on Etsy

 

P.S. Maybe this year I’ll finally write that “how-to” article… now that I know “how to”.