About Us. . .
Sistuhs to the core, each with her own creative gift to share~
My desire to create began in high school where I learned how to sew. After an unsuccessful cooking class, I needed to complete a home economics class in order to graduate; so, I took a sewing class. At the time, I had no idea that the art of sewing would unleash my creative talents. After that, I began making most of all my clothing.
I’m a native Chicagoan and relocated to Milwaukee over 20 years ago. It took some time getting use to the small town, with big things to offer, but Milwaukee is where I call home and have come to love.
Milwaukee is a vibrant place for the arts and crafts. Attending festivals in the summer and craft fairs is my most favorite outing – this is where I began to refuel my creative energy. After a dormant stage, I began to sew again, years of creating I wanted to take my talents to a new level….So, I began to pursue the art of jewelry making.
I have been making jewelry for more than 5 years and absolutely love it. I enjoy everything about the processes of making jewelry. My most favorite part of jewelry making is finding and selecting gemstones. There is such a variety of stones in which to create that it becomes mind-boggling. I enjoy creating designs with a combination of gemstones and other natural elements. Within the last few years, I have ventured into bead stitching, this is an entirely new adventure and I am sure will bring me a lifetime of enjoyment.
My years of creativity have led me to a peaceful and quiet place. I can spend hours on end in my over-flowing room of a studio; however it brings me such joy when I’m able to share my creations with others.
I continue to sew…some days it becomes a battle…on a good day I can do both. My portfolio includes, jewelry, handbags, clothing and accessories; all are one of a kind creations.
I hope you enjoy my portfolio. I’m hopeful you’ll love what you find in My Trunk. You may contact me for specials orders, Bride and Bridal party gifts. I look forward to hearing from you soon or meeting you at a festival or craft fair in the near future.
~ May Joy, Peace & Love Surround You Always ~
An artist at heart, I love vibrant colors and all good things that spring to life from the mind and hands.
I'm in awe of creativity!
I'm inspired by . . .
the many cultures of the world,
powder white sand,
retreats with my sisters,
a darn good mojito,
Sedona, the Grand Canyon, butterflies. . .
. . .and the unimaginable vastness of our ability to love and create~