A while back, I found some aventurine coin beads. I thought I could make something pretty from them and decided to get them. I spent months looking at them, wondering what I could make. Eventually, I decided to make a bracelet. I wanted to make a stretchy bracelet because I have had so many people tell me that like my bracelets but they can’t get the clasps to open and shut easily. After trying to come up with a way to make a pretty elastic bracelet, I decided to surround the coins with bronze beads. In the end, I wound up with this pretty Bohemian bracelet.
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Many of our readers and people who have found us online have seen this every time they tried to visit our blog or load a page:
And for all of you who have seen this, I apologize. Around the time the domain expired, I was visiting my grandparents house and unable to go online. A couple of days before I went home, my computer malfunctioned and I haven’t been on WordPress.com since. I have used the WordPress app on my tablet, but it doesn’t show or tell me if something like this is going on. The only reason I found out was because I visited my domain wileysgirljewelry.com and I received the WordPress error message. For some reason, WordPress decided that since my inactive domain expired they had to freeze all of my domains, including the primary wileysgirljewelry.com domain. However, the problem has been fixed and the blog is back to running smoothly.
I have always been Wiley’s girl. I grew up in a small town and was homeschooled by my grandparents while my parents worked 9 to 5 jobs. I learned quite a bit about the importance of a good work ethic as well as the importance of learning a trade. My grandparents encouraged me to learn a trade as a hobby. My grandmother’s hobby was quilting and mine was designing clothes and making jewelry.
When my grandfather’s best friend died in 2007, I went with him to the funeral. While we were at the funeral, some of his old mining buddies came over to say hello. After chatting for a bit, one of them look an me and said “Wiley, is that your girl? I haven’t seen her since she was a little kid!” My grandfather laughed as he explained to his friends I was his eldest granddaughter. I had several other people ask me if I was Wiley’s girl. Each time the question was asked, my grandfather beamed with pride. After that funeral, I was known as “Wiley’s girl.”
In the latter part of 2013, I decided to rename my jewelry business Wiley’s Girl in honor of my grandfather. The man taught me a lot growing up and I wanted to be able to show him how thankful I am for all that he did for me.
Playing hide & seek.
My grandfather & I at my wedding.