About CJC Custom Jewels
How It All Began
Both my mother and father were creators as I was growing up. They were molding and painting plaster plaque designs. I still have one of their plaster plaques hanging in my bathroom. My parents made macrame hanging baskets for plants. Those were a huge hit in the 70's. Macrame plant holders and macrame jewelry has been making a big comeback now. My father still creates today. His creation has evolved again. He makes very unique and intricate pieces from wood with a scroll saw. His wife paints most of them and creates her own amazing artistic pieces.
My mother passed away when I was 26. She was only 47 years old. Her death was a huge loss and major impact on my life (and everyone else in our family). I did some major sole searching for many years. My life evolved in many different ways since she passed, 26 years ago. I was extremely religious at the time of her death. I challenged God and even hated him once she passed. I have since found him again and accepted him back into my life.
I went on my own path of artistic creativity. I certainly inherited my creativity from my parents. As for my jewelry, I am the designer, creator and curator of Christina's Jewelry Creations. I create special and unique designs. I find peace in creating jewelry. I think my mother would love so much of the what I create. She admired many of the styles I try to incorporate into my pieces.
I am inspired by the world around me and all the colors of nature. I try to incorporate natural colors as often as possible into my designs. I use metals such as copper, bronze, brass, stainless steel, Sterling silver, and gold & silver plated wire to create my designs. I use many types of beads to create designs or whatever inspires me or catches my eye; from glass and Czech beads to even wooden beads, gemstones, semi-precious stones or pearls
I truly love making bracelets, necklaces and earrings. It is creating those pieces that bring me so much joy. Seeing the final piece is truly satisfying and almost a spiritual experience when I know I crated such an amazing piece from many elements, metals, and stones. The ability to see someone wear my piece is even more gratifying.