Gretchen

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Jewlery Designer
Location MN, United States
Introduction As a jewelry designer I am inspired to create beautiful things from what others may have tossed aside as junk. I love the details in vintage items and my vast collections of items used for designing jewelry are surely a reflection of that. I've been a collector even as a young child and believe that this was an inherited trait from my Maternal Grandmother. However, my desire to dig in piles of junk was learned early at the knees of my Mom through tag sales. Found objects are often used in my designs, as well as vintage buttons, broken junk jewelry pieces, cracker jack charms, coins, tokens, skeleton keys,shells, scrabble tiles, beach glass, beach glass or rocks, dice, key holes, vintage crystals and prisms, belt buckles and many other found objects which I turn over in my hands and head until a design comes together. A creative mind rarely rests, and thus the story of my life. I also enjoy recreating decorative home decor objects from cast aside treasures as well, so will feature some of these on my blog too. I am an avid slalom water skier, flower gardener, motorcycle driver, a wife and a mom to one precious daughter, Emily. Contact me at: gretchen.schaumann@comcast.net
Interests jewelry, jewelry design, junk redesign, photography, altered art, water-skiing, walking & shelling on the beach, collecting beach glass, flea market or occassional sale shopping, flower gardening. Things I like: vintage jewelry, glitter, old sheet music, vintage buttons(especially mother of pearl), vintage rhinestone jewelry, crowns & anything Paris. Love neutral colors such as white, ivory, taupe, black, browns and a touch of aqua.
Favorite Movies Notebook, Sweet Home Alabama, Pretty Women, and any other romantic movie.
Favorite Music Easy listening rock and roll, Christian music, and most music other than rap and hard rock.
Favorite Books The Somerset magazine series are like mini books and are my favorites. Love them.