November 2, 2011

Meet & Greet: Glow's Shop

Gloria has a passion for discarded treasures of the past. Intrigued by the history and forgotten memories, she is thrilled by the opportunity to recycle those old trinkets and give them a new life.

Upcycled Antique Equine Pocket Watch Statement Necklace
I asked Gloria a few questions and here is what she had to share with us today:

Tell us a little about yourself and what you sell.
I have spent my life on a wonderfully winding road... Now, I find my self in Sunny South Florida, surrounded by the sun and the breeze of the sea. I often dream of the kind of winter Miami does not know... but the color and cry of the Peacocks here help that cool-air-longing fade... I am warm here... and happy.

I have always loved the old or otherwise discarded treasures that linger here... still with us. The mysterious history they harbor allures me. I rejoice in random acts of recycling, using those forgotten memories... giving time worn trinkets and cast offs a new shine.

My pieces are soulful and salvage. Many are one of a kind... I make vintage revival Assemblage jewelry... I am proud of the fact that my pieces are eco friendly and I welcome you to come in and find your shine... .

Bella's Betrothal Salvaged Heirloom lace bib necklace
What is your favorite thing about creating?
My favorite thing about creating is that things have a way of becoming what they are meant to be as they are created... All the planning in the world never seems to change that... When some one is touched by a piece I make to make it there own... I know that! That is a blessing I feel.

Upcycled vintage bullet large circle earrings
Why did you decide to work with upcycled/recycled/repurposed/vintage materials?
I never really decided to work with upcycling and repurposing vintage or otherwise cast off things... I just did it... Starting some 30 years ago, from the head band I made of tiny pinecones collected at the park with my boyfriend, to the necklace made of cast off washers t(hat would have been trashed) at a fan factory I worked in while on Kibbutz in Israel, to the jeans I would paint and write poetry on much to my parents chagrin. That was it... at about 15 years old, I was off and running... My pieces were kept to myself and my close inner circle until Etsy came along.

What is your favorite thing about running your etsy shop?
My favorite thing about running my etsy shop is that it gives me the ultimate freedom that I, as an artist, require... I am able to think in peace and create as I feel things... That is PURE JOY!

Upcycled vintage sterling silver turquoise beaded butterfly bracelet
What inspires you to create/sell what you do?
I am inspired by my life long fascination with the mystery of old things and my not so secret longing for a bohemian life... Their rustic and sometimes dark romance make my creative process thankfully endless...

How do you keep your creative space inspiring?
I find that a huge table full of treasures keeps me quite inspired... Others might call it a mess(and they do!) but to me it is a vision of beauty that allows me to constantly find new combinations and see the ideas that are there... quietly waiting for me.

Etsy Shop

Thanks Gloria for sharing with us today!

See you in couple of weeks,
Everyday Inspired


  1. This resonated with me: "My favorite thing about creating is that things have a way of becoming what they are meant to be as they are created... All the planning in the world never seems to change that." Amen to that!

  2. Thanks Valerie!!! Glad to be a part of this fabulous group of eco talented earthlings! ;) Glow

  3. What beautiful work!!! I absolutely love the butterfly piece! ~Val