You decided to radically change your direction in life and go back to doing what you loved when you were a kid?
That’s exactly what I did one afternoon when I was on a lunch break from a job that just wasn’t ‘me’.
I was walking down the street in Springfield, Oregon when I passed by the window of a man working at his jeweler’s bench making something lovely to offer to someone special.
In that moment, I remembered how much I loved jewelry, and how I used to collect scrap telephone wire from the neighborhood contractors when I was 10 and weave the colorful wires into rings and keychains.
I remember the bliss I experienced as a child twisting colorful wire into wearable or usable art, losing myself to time. My immersion in the moment was so total that time ceased to exist!
That day changed my life. I eventually left that job and started a creative career that has blessed me in immeasurable ways.
I decided to follow my flirt…
I design jewelry to help you express yourself!
I’m Stacie and I’m so happy to meet you! After that inspiring afternoon in Oregon, my life drastically changed. I had an excitement in me that I hadn’t experienced in years. I didn’t know how I was going to pull off becoming a jewelry designer in my 30’s with absolutely no experience, but I just HAD TO DO IT!
I started out stringing beads that I had been collecting for years on Beadalon wire and learned how to use crimps to put a commercial clasp on the end. I started wearing those simple necklaces to work, and some of my co-workers asked if I would make them something similar. I bought books, I took classes. The momentum started and I felt like I was on a fast moving train, with no idea where it was heading. But I LOVED it.
20 years later and I’ve been a member of three cooperative galleries, published about a dozen jewelry tutorials in Step By Step Wire Jewelry Magazine and Belle Armorie Jewelry Magazine, worked in vibrant studio spaces solo and with talented partners, been in many outdoor art shows, taught at artBLISS in Washington, D.C., enjoyed a wholesale business with an ace jewelry rep before Covid hit and my parents died. Now, I’m continuing to hone my metalworking skills and crafting with substance and designing with soul and offering them to you here and on Etsy. At the end of the day, I am making lovely things to offer to special people, just like that guy I watched in a shop window 20 years ago.
I followed that flirt and it turned into a lifelong commitment to self-expression and creativity!
My current creative flirt!
Stacie is a talented individual with a colorful palate of multi-faceted diversity in just about everything stimulating for the mind, body and spirit. An individual that has a lot to share, and has given much of herself to the art community.
Tutorials For You!
2016. Nautilus Wrap, p.11, 10 Wire Cages and Bezels for Stones, Best of Step by Step Wire Jewelry, E Book.
(October-November, 2015). Tribal Chrystal Bells Earrings, Step by Step Wire Jewelry: 44-56, Print.
(August-September, 2015). Flirty Pearls, Step by Step Wire Jewelry: 26-28, Print.
(June-July, 2015). Nautilus Wrap, Step by Step Wire Jewelry: 10-13, Print.
(April-May, 2015). Springy, Step by Step Wire Jewelry: 30-33, Print.
(Winter, 2014). Stylish Stirrups, Belle Armoire Jewelry: 53-55, Print.
(Winter, 2014). Pillbox Pretties, Belle Armoire Jewelry: 97-98, Print.(Autumn, 2013). Curved Metal, Belle Armoire Jewelry: 66-70, Print.
(Summer, 2013). Lightweight Metal, Belle Armoire Jewelry: 88-92, Print.
(August-September, 2012). Oblong Hoops, Step by Step Wire Jewelry: 26-29, Print.
(Autumn, 2012). Stirrup Connectors, Belle Armoire Jewelry: 22-25, (October, 2012) Poppy Flowers, Bead Trends Magazine: 8-9, Print.
a few random things about me…
2002 Subaru Outback – She still runs and I am determined to drive her until she’s all the way dead.
Alternative Career choice
Archeologist or Anthropologist – I’m passionate about how we interact with our environment and set it up to live according to our values.
Marriage Inside joke
I never drink the last drink or eat the last bite of anything. Shayne says the world will end if I ever do.
Favorite Childhood Memory
Seeing the ocean for the first time, and fishing with my Dad.
Describe Myself in one word
Favorite Item of clothing Ever
A vintage 1992 Chico’s tunic in an Aztec print that I wore out.
I don’t believe in regrets…live, learn and love.
I am a Believer in the Messiah Yeshua
My favorite place that I’ve ever been to is Hovenweep which is where the picture to the right was taken. It’s a magical, special place.
My tried and true core beliefs about life!
I’m a prolific wanderer. I have traveled extensively over the course of my life and believe curiosity is my key to a happy, fulfilled life. You have to start somewhere and being curious about something that interests you is step one of any adventure. I call this a flirt. Flirting with something that catches your eye may turn into a date, then a full-time commitment!
Express Your Truth
Expression comes in many forms. Speaking, writing, singing, painting…the list is long. I believe It is vital to express your inner truth so that you can add your very special note to the symphony of life. With God as the conductor, when He taps you to express your note, it’s important to be ready to play!
Created by the Creator
Long ago, I realized that I am created by God and have been given the gifts of free will and self-determination. As a creation of God, along with the gifts He gave me, I choose with my free will to love God, to listen to God and learn from Him as I use my gifts He has given me to add more beauty to His creation of life.
I’m painting & making jewelry & taking exquisite care of myself.
A couple of years ago, while immersed in the care of my parents, my body reacted with full-blown psoriasis. I am finally at a place in my life to care for myself, and I’m diving deep into areas of my life that need to be cleaned up and changed. I like to share with others what I’m discovering about true health and healing as I venture forward in renewing my mind and body, throwing away what doesn’t work anymore (did it ever?) and living life as fully as possible.
I’m married to Shayne, a tech guy that expresses himself through his body and exercise, and we live in Roanoke, Virginia. We’ve been together for 28 years and I’m still discovering new things about him daily! We also have a multitude of critters around our home that we gain great joy in watching and interacting with. I’m so blessed!