About me

 

                                           

   Hi Everyone. Some of you have known me for a while and may be a little surprised about Huta Pearl and my jewelry creations. For those that are at my site for the first time I want to give all of you an opportunity to get to know me. Here’s how my jewelry adventure came about and where I'm going with my creations...

My first stirrings of creativity began when my grandmother, Huta Pearl Lamar, made doll clothes for my Revlon Doll in the 1950’s. Huta was a professional seamstress at Lowenstein’s Department Store in downtown Memphis, TN. I began imitating her and making doll clothes myself, even selling a few dresses to my playmates for 25 cents each :o)
          Some of you may remember macramé, decoupage, knitting and crocheting that were popular in the 1970’s. I tried all of that, too. But sewing clothes for my four children and myself became my forte. Whenever I’m at the sewing machine I find myself reminiscing about Huta Pearl at her old Singer treadle machine. She has become my muse, so to speak. I chose her name for my Etsy shop to honor her memory and her influence on my life.
          Several years ago my grown daughters began stringing beads into necklaces and bracelets as a hobby. Curious to see what that was all about, I went to a free afternoon workshop at the local library one rainy Saturday afternoon. That decision changed my life… I was hooked! I started taking classes and collecting pearls, beads and metal findings.
          For the past 3 years I’ve been selling my jewelry at a neighborhood art gallery, and now I am expanding my market by opening an Etsy shop.