Featured Customer – Jennifer of TheDangleDiva

This week we are featuring Jennifer of TheDangleDiva! Jennifer makes perfectly wrapped stones and crystals, making the perfect dangles for all your projects! Read on for her story:

“Crazed mother of four with a slight beading problem who sometimes likes to cook…

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I taught myself the art beading after my grandmother passed away more than 20 years ago. She had left me with a large collection of stunning costume jewelry. The individual beads were beautiful but the pieces were outdated. Looking at the beads and clasps, I decided to rework the pieces and got myself hooked on the design and the art of beading.

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Fast forward a few years…and I am surrounded by an incredible collection (think hoarder) of beads! As a bead enthusiast, I have continued my quest for beads by perusing estate sales and flea markets. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning! I also collected many beads during the years I spent living in Africa.

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I had put my beads away for a few years but after losing my job, I decided to start beading again and in 2009 I moved my jewelry shop, Clairanna Designs to it’s new online home at Etsy. In 2010, I opened The Dangle Diva as a way to give new life to the last handful of beads leftover from many completed jewelry projects. Little did I know how fast and furious The Dangle Diva would grow. With over 9800 sales, I am exhausted at times but loving every minute of it.”

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