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by mary March 18, 2013

About Pauline's Jewelry Box

Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa. I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry. I sell my jewelry through art shows, at local Des Moines businesses (Green Goods for the Home in East Village & Beaverdale Books in Beaverdale), trunk shows and online. I also do custom work and can design a piece using elements you have or from my own collection or a combination. Please contact me if you are interested in either a trunk show or a custom piece.

My Background: I have always loved vintage, so it was natural when I started making jewelry that I was drawn towards using vintage elements and designing jewelry that has a vintage feel. I especially like working with cameos, lockets, charms, old photos, watch parts & chains of different texture, size & color. I get my inspiration from nature, other artists, & from the vintage objects themselves. My husband Steve is a great source of feedback. I pick up broken jewelry, Cracker Jack/gumball charms & other found objects at garage sales, antique shops, flea markets & on eBay. Friends have also given me their odds & ends, which makes a piece even more special.

Here on my blog I hope to be able to relate to you stories about some of my favorite finds, as well as how I find the inspiration for a particular piece or the research involved to develop a feeling I want to convey.  I'll also share some of the challenges and rewards I experience in making a new piece or learning a new technique.

My goal is to write a blog entry at least once a month, and more often when the spirit moves me.

 

 

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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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