This marks the beginning of a new feature of Down to the Wire – every last Friday of the month will feature one of you beautiful people!
I had the pleasure of meeting Judy at the Salute to Supernatural Convention in Whippany, NJ earlier this month.
We hit it off straight away because as you read on, Judy and I are like two peas in a pod over handmade jewelry and what it means to us. Here is a pic of her wearing my Silver Vine Garden necklace.
Hi Judy, please tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’re comfortable sharing; family, work, philosophy, etc. Also, if you have a website or brick and mortar business, please feel free to talk about that too!
My theory is that even Disabled and/or Handicapped people still like to look good (ie: pretty jewelry).
I am 45 yrs old and am disabled due to Fibromyalgia and Rhuematoid Arthritis along with many other health issues.
While I can no longer work due to my health problems, I still want to look as best as possible – – so I do get my nails
done and a pedicure every month; and I love jewelry. I believe no woman can have too many shoes, purses or jewelry.
I’ve been married for 19 years. No children just pets (2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 parrots, 1 hamster & 1 chinese water dragon)
I come from a large family with an old-fashioned upbringing.
However, I have always been a very adventurous, free thinker with a huge interest in the supernatural.
Here is Judy wearing Forest Green Crystal Bali Sterling Silver Bead Cap Earrings
Do you have creative outlets? Tell us about them and if you have photos of your work, please feel free to share!
I used to enjoy doing lots of different types of crafts but my hands don’t always cooperate anymore, so I now read books and keep
up to date with family and friends on Facebook & Twitter.
Here is Judy wearing my very popular In the Mist ring – check out her beyond awesome pentagram nailwork – I’m sorry, Judy. I’m going to need to plagiarize that and do it on my own nails – I LOVE it!
What draws you to handmade jewelry as opposed to store-bought, factory manufactured pieces?
I like handmade jewelry because 1st no two pieces are alike and 2nd I’m supporting someone in their business.
But mostly I think when a person crafts something (jewelry) they add a piece of their soul/spirit into the item
and that I believe is what draws me to the pieces.
This is Judy wearing my original design – my wrap necklace. This particular piece was extra special because it includes the Tree of Life motif hanging from the chains – one of my personal favorites! My wrap necklaces are very popular and Judy makes this look even more amazing than I could imagine!
What types of pieces stand out to you, for example, wire work, crystals, etc and why?
I actually like crystals/gemstones/minerals the best, but also like wire work too.
Again the spirit or soul that goes into making each piece of jewelry has a calling of its own
to the perspective buyer.
Here’s a closeup of the wrap necklace – doesn’t Judy completely ROCK this???
Is there something specific about Eldwenne’s Fantasy – Quality Handmade Jewelry by Jodi Zulueta that stands out to you? (Don’t be afraid to say no, Lol!)
From the first time I saw Jodi’s jewelry I felt drawn to it.
It is all beautiful.
Each piece has its own spirit and charm.
From casual to dressy she has something for all.
The work that has gone into piece of jewelry is stunningly gorgeous.
This is Judy wearing Turquoise, Red Glass, and Clear Crystal earrings – they are a perfect complement to her, don’t you think?
Wow, thank you so much Judy! You and I have so much in common. We both feel very strongly about the connection we have to handmade jewelry. I agree with you, there definitely is a part of the artist’s energy that is bonded to each piece. And I’m honored that you wear my jewelry so proudly.
There is no greater compliment than to see you wearing my jewelry – I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share some very personal things about yourself. I know you’ve inspired and touched many souls that are reading this!
As I mentioned earlier, Judy and I met at a Supernatural convention last month. The experience of meeting with her face to face and getting a glimpse of the woman who wears my jewelry was so rewarding on many levels.
It’s experiences like that that have made me decide to forge ahead on all thrusters to accept Creation Entertainment’s invitation to sell my jewelry at all future Supernatural and Vampire Diaries conventions!
To make this happen, I’m trying to raise funds to cover the travel expenses; this is a brand new venture to me and I know that doing these conventions this year will set the stage for me to continue doing this for a long time going forward!
And you can help make that happen!
If you donate to my Go Fund Me page, you will receive a gift certificate for my jewelry for a GREATER value than what you donate!
For example, if you donate $20, you get a gift certificate for $30. If you donate $25, you get $40. If you donate $50, you get $75. If you donate $75, you get $100. And it just keeps going up!
If you visit my Go Fund Me page and donate, you will receive your gift certificate code and you can start shopping in my etsy shop http://www.eldwenne.etsy.com right away!
My Go Fund Me Page: http://www.gofundme.com/2kwx90
I’m also very excited to announce that I will be interviewed by Suzy Brandtastic on talkshoe radio online on June 14th from 3pm-3:30pm! More details will follow but please come tune in!
Thanks again, Judy!!!
If you’d like to be a featured customer of the month, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.