Author: Audrey
Hi, my name is Audrey. While making jewelry is a relatively new avenue of artistic expression for me, I also have a passion for singing and gardening. God is good and has blessed me to sing on the praise and worship team at my church, in groups and in the choir. I am often called upon to sing at church events, weddings, fashion shows, reunions and parties. Tell me, what is more beautiful than flowers! I grow African Violets of many varieties that bloom year round. When the weather permits, I love to work in my yard planting and maintaining my containers and beds chocked full of all kinds of annuals and perennials. My interest in jewelry making came by chance when one of my favorite pieces of jewelry came apart. After thinking about it for a bit, I decided that I would fix it myself. After searching the library and internet for "how to" information, I purchased a beading kit which had the pliers and instructions I needed. While practicing to prepare for fixing my favorite piece of jewelry, I discovered that I enjoyed making pretty things. I began making earrings and bracelets giving them as gifts to family, friends and co-workers asking for feedback. It was all positive. In time I had made enough jewelry pieces to sell and I opened Designed by Audrey on the web on Etsy and Artfire. Now, I've always enjoyed creating things. I learned to knit and crochet when I was nine making and selling hat and scarf sets at a local hair salon. I learned to sew at eleven and by the time I was in high school I was making most of my clothing and helping out at a men's clothing shop on Saturdays making minor alterations. As college, then work and singing took up most of my time I got away from it. However that changed once I got married, purchased a home and my son was born. I sewed and crocheted a lot making afghans, quilts, sheets, pillow cases and bassinet covers for my son. I made items for the house as well like coordinating curtains - window and shower, fabric bookcase covers, chair covers and pillows when I can't find anything that I like at the store. Designed by Audrey offers high quality handcrafted jewelry, accessories and gifts for women and men with a selection of over 400 items. So stop by a visit my Etsy Shop at DesignedbyAudrey.etsy.com.

Spotlight on the Craving Cranberry Men’s Red Tiger’s Eye Necklace

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this delicious red men’s beaded necklace is new to my Etsy Shop. Immerse yourself in the dark rich color of cranberry which radiates in this men’s red tiger’s eye necklace by Designed by Audrey. Luscious

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It’s a Tropical Paradise an Etsy Treasury Curated by Phyills Loudon of Rosey Days Scarves

This awesome Etsy Treasury showcases the color of turquoise in all kinds of handmade items. Check out this Treasury at https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MjAyNzI2MjR8MjcyMjA4MDA1NQ/its-a-tropical-paradise Below is a sampling of the treasury below: Source: etsy.com via Audrey on Pinterest

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Colorful Memory Wire Bracelets An Artfire Collection

This awesome Artfire collection of colorful memory wire bracelets was curated by Bangin Out Beads.  This collection features wonderful one size fits all bracelets in a multitude of colors and beading materials.  These bracelets include lampwork beads, seed beads, fancy

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Make A Statement With Soft Colors – An Etsy Treasury Curated by Kylee Inspired Crafts

I am promoting an Etsy Treasury entitled Make a Statement with Soft Colors which was curated by Kimberly Wright who is the owner of Kylee Inspired Crafts.  This romantic treasury flows with jewelry, artwork, stationary and party decorations in peachy

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Dreamy Green and Blue – An Artfire Collection Curated by Dressholic

Today, I’m sharing a lovely Artfire collection curated by Dressholic entitled Dreamy Green and Blue. The collection features, awesome artwork, jewelry, fashion and accessory items for the ladies — all handcrafted by very talented Artfire Artisans. My Green Star Flower

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Coral December An Artfire Collection Curated by Dress Holic

This collection features wonderful handmade items in the color coral created by some very talented artisans on Artfire.com. This collection curated by Dress Holic features a ladies V neck wrap, a beautiful pumpkin blush, a pink chiffon dress, a wonderful

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The Beauty of Brown An Artfire Collection Curated by Zoraida

This Artfire Collection which was curated by Zoraida a true jewelry artisan showcases brown and other neutral tones in the jewelry and accessories featured. Zoraida has included my Brown Zebra Jasper Men’s Necklace which is priced at $30.00. You can

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Have a Heart – A Wonderful Artfire Collection Curated by Christie Cottage

This awesome Artfire collection features all kinds of hearts and they are my favorite shape in the world. So check out all the wonderful Artfire Artisans included in this showcase. Designed by Audrey also has a sister shop on Artfire

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