Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Neighbor Crafter in the Same City~

Well, as I was looking around crafters who hearted me on etsy, I found a person who lives in Asheville, where I live. Meet Linda aka BeckLeeCottage! She is a jeweler extraordinaire!! She not only takes new materials to create fantastic necklaces, bracelets and earrings, she also takes vintage jewelry to create new art pieces.

Tell me something about yourself.
All of my crafts started with some kind of
leftovers, fabric, clay, beads, or wood. My imagination would kick in and I would figure out some way to use the items. Also, I am a writer and co-authored a book in the 90’s (the Soul of A Writer)and have had some poetry published. I write ebooks and currently working on a murder mystery. I hand knot gems and pearls for a national design firm.

Wow--You are multi-talented!
How did you start with your current craft?
A friend gave me some wire and beads and I thought I should make something from it.

What do you like about your craft?
I love that you can take wire and beads and turn them into something fun or pretty.

Do you have a full time job?
Yes, I work full time at University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Would you like to be a full time crafter?
For sure, I would love to create from home.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us.
I love Etsy and selling is an education and I am slowly learning how to mix crafting with business.

Now take a look at some of her creations. Visit her shop and come back and tell us what your favorite items are from her shop. I'll give away 2 cards from my store using a random number generator!

I'll draw on Monday July 19 at 8 pm for the winner. Make and leave me a way to contact you!


  1. How fun! I love the lemonade and orange sherbet necklace and the green and purple satin beaded necklace!

  2. I love the Creamy Pink Pearl Dangle Earrings and the Sterling Silver Bracelet! beautiful!

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