Monday, September 14, 2009

The Bare Moose

Bare Moose is shop on Etsy with the most beautiful bracelets, necklaces and anklets. Janet has had her shop since May. Please take time to look through her items, I'm sure you will find something you love!!


My shop name was invented because I love, love, love moose (I have a huge collection) and also love bears. Bare is really a play on Bear. I thought it would be an easy name for people to remember.

I don't really know when I started crafting jewelry. But...I do remember when I started crafting. When I was 4 years old my mom would gather the neighborhood children a few weeks before every holiday. She taught us a craft so that the children could make something special for their parents.

We went on vacation to Florida when I was 8 years old. My maternal grandma came on vacation with us. During that vacation, my mom and grandma taught me how to crochet. I still love to crochet and generally make around 12 afghans every Christmas. I want everyone that has touched my life in some way to have a handmade afghan.

My mom and grandma are my crafting inspiration. I lost my grandma in 1991 and lost my mom to colon cancer in 2003. The last thing my mom crafted was a granny square afghan she crocheted for me while suffering the latter stages of colon cancer. I cannot sit down to craft anything without the memory of these two amazing women joining me.

I just finished a 4 week training program for my new career. I am now a retail sales rep for a wireless company. I love it!!!

I live in Mechanicsville which is located in Southern Maryland. It's a small farm town and a lot of my neighbors are Amish. We moved here when I was 8 years old when my parents purchased a 105 acre farm. Both of my parents were raised on farms.


8 comments:

  1. Well, that sure has to be a quiet, nice neighborhood...

    She has such a nice shop!! I'm absolutely in love with this bracelet! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25417139

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  2. Lovely jewelry! Audrey, you always find the most amazing artists to feature. Thanks for introducing Bare Moose.

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  3. Thanks for sharing. Love her work.

    Willow

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  4. Thanks for sharing and good luck to Bare Moose! Such a cute store name :)

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  5. Yes, her jewelry is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  6. What a pretty shop! I'm a sucker for flowers. I absolutely love the shop name too. I don't think people give enough love to moose :) I will be checking her shop out and hearting!

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