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August 2017

Welcome to Tasty Jewelry!

I'd like to take a moment to share my story with you...

I started making jewelry back in 1974 when my older sister showed me how to string beads and from then I was hooked. I studied to be a metal smith at the University of Illinois in the late 1980's and after graduating with a BFA I found myself, like many young people, without the proper skills or confidence to start my own business. I had moved to Chicago and found myself shuffling from job to job learning lots about myself, making amazing friends and building a set of skills that later would allow me to create my dream job. All the while I had been making jewelry and selling it here & there. It wasn't until 2004 when I moved to Austin, TX that I had felt truly ready to start my own business and so Tasty Jewelry was born.

In Austin I was able to network with other like-minded artisans and market my wares through local shops, trunk shows and art markets. It was a great time to have a small business. I will always cherish that time of my life and all of the amazing people who inspired me throughout those years. But life moves on...and so did I, up to Canada where I live happily with my new(ish) husband. ;) And while I still love making jewelry, sadly my aging body has decided otherwise.

So it is with a very heavy heart that I announce I am retiring from the jewelry business. I'd like to thank each & every person who supported me during this wonderful time where I was able to create beautiful things with my imagination and my own two hands. I'm sure I'll always make jewelry because it's a huge part of who I am, but just not in the prolific way I've been doing it for the past 13 years.

So this means I am having a HUGE STORE-WIDE SALE!!! Most everyting in the shop is 50% off or more! Don't be sad, just know that you'll be helping me see my new vision come to life! Yup, that's right, I've got another great business idea that I've been working on and in order to see that become a reality I need your help. Shop till you drop because once it's gone, it's gone!** Stock up on jewelry for yourself or gifts for family & friends.

**Most of these items are the last ones available so if you need more than one of any item please contact me info[at]tastyjewelry.com before you place your order & I can let you know if I can accommodate your request. :) I am updating the website daily to reflect current inventory that's available.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram for daily one-of-a-kind items that are SO NEW I don't even have time to put them on the website!!!

This isn't goodbye just yet...I'll be back with something else that's tasty soon enough!

cheers! diane

2005 - 2017 Diane Petkoff.