Welcome to Funky Jean Designs! This is my new little corner of the internet where I get to share my creativity and other skills with the world. I’m so excited to share these things with you! So grab a seat and your favorite snack and beverage and hang out with me for a while.
What is Funky Jean Designs?
Funky Jean Designs first got its start in January of 2011. I found some metal stamps and discs at my local craft store and started making creations for myself to reflect the love I have for my children. I shared my new creations online, and people went crazy! Many people started asking me if I would make some for them, so I did! Thus, the beginning of my stamped metal jewelry career began!
Stamped metal jewelry is basically where I take a piece of metal, and one by one stamp letters and designs to into it to create a personalized work piece that you will be able to cherish for years to come. For example, this is my most popular sold item to date. Mom’s especially love to hold their childrens names close to their heart!
Recently I discovered a love for all things planning (and even started a planner related community and website with my friend Amy). I became hooked and found myself designing many different inserts for my travelers notebook as well as other things. Slowly but surely I’m starting to incorporate these things, along with other planner related goodies (washi anyone?!) as well. Here’s an example of the travelers notebook I make and sell, also known as the “FunkyDori“.
In addition to making stamped metal jewelry and designs, I also have a passion for photography. I’m one of those people who always has some sort of camera in her hand. I began taking college classes at St. Louis Community College majoring in Photography (with a minor in journalism) in 2003 and have been an on again, off again student ever since. I was even the photography editor for my college’s newspaper.
In the past I have run my own photography business where I shot anything from fine art prints and stock photography, to weddings and portraits. Unfortunately due to the time it takes me to homeschool my children, I found it really hard to keep up with the business end of things. Now I just shoot for fun when I’m able to get out of the house. In addition to shooting for fun, I am slowly starting to build up my stock photography portfolio which you can find here, and here.
Here’s an example of my photography. This is one of my favorite images I’ve taken of my girls.
You can also check out the photography section of my website to see more of my work.
Virtual Assistant Services.
In addition to running my Etsy shop and photographing for fun, I am a virtual assistant for bloggers and other business owners. Basically this means that I help bloggers with their more mundane projects such as managing their social media accounts, setting up and/or customizing their WordPress websites, or by helping them promote their blog. The bloggers I help spend more of their time creating quality content for their readers and less time on the not-so-fun projects that take up a lot of time behind the scenes. You can read more about the services I offer by clicking here.
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