google-site-verification: google0e688bd979c6ae6e.html The Preferred Life: Valeta's

Friday, June 26, 2009


I love making handcrafted jewelry. My friend Adrianne got me into making earrings, necklaces and bracelets after I saw several of the beautiful creations that she made. What I enjoy so much when starting each piece, is the giddy feeling that comes over me, when the piece actually starts coming together. It also gives me this great focus on completing the piece that I've dreamed in my head and tried to place on paper. I'm not the best sketch artist, but I try. After completing a few of what I call dream works of art, I showed them to a few friends and co-workers. They gave great feedback and then asked that I make them a custom piece. Next, was the true litmus test. Several family members gathered at my sister Portia's gorgeous home for what we called "Grown Folks Weekend" during the Memorial Day weekend. We ate, drank, shopped and told lies all weekend long. We had a ball. While sitting at my sister's dining room table, with tools and a plethora of baubles and trinkets spread around, my cousins came in the room modeling the new outfits they purchased and started making requests of me for pieces to go with those outfits. Now these ladies can dress, and dress well they do, so the challenge was on. After that inspiring acknowledgement from my family about my work, as my family is brutally honest, I churned out some really fabulous pieces for them over the next two days. With the blessing of family and friends, I have decided to put my toe in the water and see if others like my work. I think starting out small at festivals, craft and art shows, is smart. I want to test the waters to see what other people think. Hopefully you all will enjoy the pieces of my collection as much as I enjoyed creating them. Please provide suggestions and feedback.

Thank you,


P said...

The jewelry is beautiful, the site is functional, and you are lovely! Congratulations on the launch. I look forward to seeing more of the collection.

Praying for All the Best for You,

cmeicu said...

Thank you. I'm having fun. You dream it, I'll create it.

~ZumbaQueen~ said...

The Earrings that I got are so beautiful !! Thank you so much !! I'll be getting more soon

Congratulations Ms Goode


Anonymous said...

Your work is beautiful and unique! I can't wait to see what your Savannah creations bring! Elephants, Elephants, Elephants...for the Deltas and other Elephant lovers!!!
The Best of luck to a real Jewel!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Work. Can't wait to see what your Savannah trip brings!!