Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Creating Things With History

 Beth's Etsy Shop, Ringaling by Beth http://www.etsy.com/shop/ringalingbybeth  is featuring handmade, one-of-a-kind rings from vintage buttons, sea glass or anything else that strikes her. She is giving new life to vintage materials. Have fun visiting her lovely Etsy Shop.

My shoppe name is ringalingbybeth. I started my Etsy endeavor in the Fall of 2009. My daughter was going into first grade and I was thinking.... what am I going to do with myself?

I really wanted to do something creative. I had seen an article in a magazine years ago about vintage button rings. I thought it was the coolest idea, so I decided to start a business creating rings for young and old with buttons, vintage earrings, seaglass or anything else that strikes me.

I love the idea of repurposing things. Creating things with a history that have a story behind them is fun - handmade items with a vintage twist. I have lived in Massachusetts all my life. I married my husband who also has lived in the same town. We actually bought the house that he grew up in, so we really have not gone far at all. It is nice to raise our daughter where our roots began. It is a house with a lot of history.

 The house is over a hundred years old......and has only ever been in his family. The downside to this house is that there is no real space for my rings and things. I end up at my dining room table to make my creations which is not ideal but I am not complaining. My dining room workspace is filled with black and white toile and loads of black and white photos which are inspiring to me.

 I keep all my buttons and vintage findings in old muffin tins which is just prettier then a regular plastic bin. I work on a table that was once part of a barn so the idea of repurposing is constantly around me. My favorite part of my work process is finding the materials....I love the thrill of the hunt. Check out my store often, things change daily......you never know what you are going to find.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful shop! I love the white flower ring, and the anchor ring. And keeping supplies in muffin trays, that's brilliant!

    Thanks for sharing this shop.


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