Artist Bio

Hi, my name is Jaime, and the last 6 years of my life have been rough.  I was extremely close to my father, and he starting getting sick shortly after I was married.  He was in and out of hospitals constantly due to an enlarged heart.  Because of this, I think he started to make peace with himself, and God.  He encouraged me to start making rosaries for the people who didn’t have any at his church.  Because of this push, I started to make my jewelry again.  Shortly afterwards, he passed away, not a week after my daughter’s 1st birthday.  It took me awhile get over this loss, but jewelry designing has helped in a HUGE way.  It is my creative outlet, and just one way I try and stay sane.  

I have always loved going to antique stores and just looking at past jewelry creations, and having rooted through my grandmother’s jewelry box as a child, I think that steered me in the direction.  I personally get my inspiration from the past, starting with medieval designs and commencing up to Edwardian and Victorian designs.  I am also starting to delve into the steampunk realm, and incorporate a lot of gears and propellers into some of my designs.  My 7 year old daughter Isabelle also inspires me, and I usually end up making her and her friends “pretty princess” earrings and necklaces.  

I am always learning new techniques, and I think constantly pushing myself to learn new things takes my jewelry to new levels.  I wire wrap, patina, colorize, hand dye and now even have started making my own components completely.  

The Shes-A-Belle name was born the day my daughter was born.  My then 3 year old niece at the time could not say Isabelle, and kept calling her “Shes-A-Belle.”  Since then, my father in law has nicknamed her “Shes-A-Belle.”  I found it a fitting name for my jewelry line, and thus, Shes-A-Belle Jewelry Designs was born. 

I hope that you will enjoy my unique creations, and feel free to “Like” the Shes-A-Belle Jewelry Designs page on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/shesabelledesigns, and also find me on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/shesabelle1.

me and izz in hats