I have been having fun making this fishing lure jewelry for the last three years after my husband and I moved to Dallas in 2004. It is something we just fell into. My husband is retired and we moved here from Alaska to be near our daughters and grandchildren.
Our main outlet for selling our jewelry has been the Grapevine Outdoor Market which operates on Thursdays and Saturdays, April through October. We have done various trade shows such as the Texas Fishing & Outdoor Show in Arlington, the Fishing & Hunting Outdoor Extravaganza in Decatuer and The Outdoors Show in Alaska.
My jewelry has generated quite a bit of interest because it is so unique. I have been featured in the Star Telegram twice and have custom designed pieces from fishing lures belonging to a loved one with great sentimental value.
I use mostly rooster tails, spoons, spinners, bobbers and beads to create my designs which are strung on black leather cord or tigers tail and fully beaded. A swivel snap lock is used for the clasp in order to utilize as many fishing lure components as possible. In case you are wondering about the hooks?? of course they are removed with great care. However I do have a design of earring which I call my fishing chandelier earrings. A lure with a treble hook is used in which I glue beads over the hooks.
Sewing is another thing which I enjoy doing. I have sewn various articles of clothing for people I know and also many dance garments for the dance team at my Church. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for a seamstress to custom make any clothing.
My husband and I are living in Allen, Texas having moved from North Dallas in July. We are enjoying a little more quieter pace and we love living here.
I hope you have as much fun looking at and wearing this jewelry as I have had making it.