Creative Mode Art Jewelry
..so you are interested in learning a bit more ABOUT ME....
Well, I am lucky enough to be making a living doing creative things every day!
I have been self employed for over 20 years now. In 1990 I started my own Art Rubber Stamp Company. The Creative Mode. I traveled around the country selling my own line of rubber stamps and unique accessories. It was an exciting way to make a living. I got to travel to all corners of the United States, meeting all kinds of wonderful people. As the economy began to change and gas prices elevated, I had to reevaluate my business methods. My traveling ended, and my focus was redirected to internet sales.
In 2000, I started making my own lampwork beads and hand crafted jewelry. It did not take long for this hobby to become a part of my work day. I currently make a lot of custom rings, bracelets and earrings on ETSY. Take a peek - www.creativemode.etsy.com Also in 2000, I tried my hand at show promotion. I started the One Of A Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Experience in Madison, WI. This is a trade show devoted to rubber stampers and scrapbookers! Since 2000, I have been putting on a stamp and scrapbook show each year - it is always the weekend before Thanksgiving.
After having so much fun promoting the Stamp and Scrapbook Show, I knew I had to bring a Bead Show to Madison! In 2004, I started the Art Glass and Bead Show. What fun!
Not that those 3 businesses were enough, I got the rare opportunity to purchase an antique water color company. Nicholson's Peerless Watercolors! If you want to see a nostalgic company, check this one out! Peerless Color has been around since 1885! NOTHING has changed since the original artist developed the paints. The technique, recipes and yes, even some of the ingredients have not changed since its origin. I mean literally, I am using ingredients that were packaged in 1902!! If you want a watercolor that is pure, brilliant, concentrated and easy to use, look no further!
After growing so fast in the last 10 years, I needed a larger facility. I was bursting at the seams of my "Little House". (my first studio). It was lovingly named the Little House because it was almost 680 square feet! In March of 2006, I was lucky enough to find a two story brick school house! What a great studio! Now, I have plenty of space to house all of my creative endeavors!
Thanks for learning a bit more about me!