Featured Customer of the Week – Janneke of The Blushing Mermaid

This week we are featuring Janneke of The Blushing Mermaid. Janneke makes stunning beaded confections to adorn your ears, neck, and wrists! Check out her story:

The Blushing Mermaid

“In my jewelry you can see that the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and nature are a great source of inspiration. I love to make organic, nature inspired necklaces but sometimes a clean cut set of stones sends me in the direction of the Art Nouveau. ‘Wild Woman’ jewelry is my tribal line and I like to create these bold designs as much as I do the other pieces.

The names for my jewelry come from films, paintings, books, poems etc. and while working on a piece they just pop up.
Janneke of the Blushing Mermaid
I find custom orders very inspiring and to design a piece from old (inherited) beads gives me and my customers great pleasure.

Originally I am a quilter, I started making jewelry when I had 2 exhibitions in a row and sold almost all the quilts in the first one. There were some glass vitrine cases in the exhibition room and I asked if I could use them for my jewelry. I had never made a piece of jewelry in my life and my friends thought I had gone crazy ….. the rest is history.

Photography is important when having an Etsy shop and I am very lucky with my model, the lovely and talented Anne Robin, who happens to be my granddaughter.”

Blushing Mermaid Jewelry

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