Hi! I am Christina and that is my wonderful family! Thank you for visiting my website, where I bring together my passion for vintage / handmade jewelry & home goods, photography & other creative adventures.
My creative career began in 1998 as a lampworker (glass art, similar to glassblowing, just on a small scale). I fell in love with glass art & for the next 10 years sold my glass beads, jewelry & other artwork to galleries & shops across the county & clients around the world. After many years of art festivals, bead shows & teaching classes throughout the Midwest, I put down my torch (at least on a full-time basis) & moved on to other creative endeavors.
In 2007, I opened a boutique in Nebraska City & poured my heart into being a retail store owner. Eventually, I sold the business to new owners and tried to find my next creative outlet.
After years of working in the jewelry business as an artisan & shop owner, I discovered a passion for vintage jewelry. Studying jewelry, its history & finding special pieces to pass along to my customers is a wonderful adventure! As a member of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I love to learn the story behind vintage and antique jewelry.
My "day" job allows me to pursue my other passion - music! As a full-time Licensed Simply Music Piano teacher, I get to develop musicians of all ages! To learn more about my piano lessons visit me at CreativePiano.Studio
Follow me on Instagram @AdoreYouVintage for vintage and creative inspiration.