2.11.2009

Welcome Twitter Friends!

Hello Everyone!!

I thought this would be a good time to give you all a little background on me since we don't have a lot of room to really get to know the background of people on Twitter. I saw someone else do this and thought it was a great idea!

All about @BBBellezza

B.B. Bellezza Handcrafted Jewelry
Email: BBBellezza@hotmail.com (If you need more than 140 characters to say something.)

Personal:

I live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I moved here over 8 years ago because I love it here! I grew up in the small town of Hughesville, PA, which is near Williamsport, PA. (If you never heard of Williamsport, then I don't know what to say!)

I have a wonderful boyfriend of 6 1/2 years, and we have a cool cat named Hunter S. Tomcat (of course named after Hunter S. Thompson.) Jim has a kid, too, whom I adore.

My passion is designing and making jewelry (more about that below). I do have a full-time day job as an Estate Administration Paralegal at a law firm in Lancaster. I do enjoy many aspects of the job. (For example, a steady income!)
Hobbies:
Most of my time is either taken up working or doing my jewelry business, but I do have other hobbies as well:

Reading - I love to read as much and as often as I can. If I really love a book I will usually read it in one or two sittings. I read a variety of types of books in all sorts of genres. (Mrs. Lundy in 3rd grade instilled my love of reading!)

Traveling - if I had more money I would travel the world. Unfortunately, I don't have tons of money, but I still love to travel as much as I can on a small budget. Actually, I think it has made us find more interesting things by not having as much money and I feel strongly that everyone should get out and explore their world! In fact, my boyfriend and I have started a blog and zine about our travels: Outta the Way!

Photography - I take a lot of photos. Everywhere I go I usually have my camera. I used to be completely anti-digital until I started selling online and needed one out of necessity. Now I rarely use my 35mm. Actually, I probably haven't touched in a couple of years.

Music - a lot of people who know me now do not realize that I was actually quite a good musician in my earlier days. I went to college for music for 3 years. I played saxophone and clarinet. I went to the John Philip Sousa National Honors band in High School. I am over that whole phase, and in fact haven't played the sax in years, but I still occasionally will play the clarinet. I will be getting my piano from my parents' house sometime and am looking forward to that.

Twitter:

You might notice that I seem to be on Twitter all the time. I work at a computer all day at my day job and spend a lot of time on the computer at home, too. I basically leave it up and update every so often. I do other things, I assure you. (I will certainly tell you about them on Twitter!)

My Handcrafted Jewelry Business: B.B. Bellezza

I am in my 4th year of my business, but I have been making jewelry since I was a kid. I love pretty things and I know I feel better and more confident when I have a cool/pretty piece of jewelry on. I love wearing little pieces of artwork, and so do my customers.

I also feel very strongly that we need to take care of our planet. Thus, I take things that others would toss aside and use them in new and interesting ways. My HardWire and Game Tile Jewelry Lines are all about that! Upcycling disregarded items and making them into cool new wearable art.

My charm jewelry is all about being pretty and making a statement, but I often reuse items for those pieces as well. I really enjoy experimenting with colors and themes for these pieces.
I also sometimes make more traditional beaded jewelry.

I am in the planning stages of expanding my business into more items for the home as well, so look for future tweets about that soon!

Where to find B.B. Bellezza:

My home base website, for links everywhere I am is: http://www.bbbellezza.com/ (you can bookmark it and then you can always find me! )
I sell on Etsy .

My blog (where you actually are right now)

Twitter (where you probably came from to read this!)

In person, my products are for sale at Building Character at 342 North Queen Street, Rear, Lancaster, PA. Definitely check out Building Character's website if you are in the Lancaster area, there is always something going on there from live music, to art workshops!

I look forward to getting to know you better! See you on Twitter! Feel free to ask any questions, although I don't promise to answer personal questions! I will answer any questions about my business, though!

6 comments:

Koek Sista said...
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Koek Sista said...

Hi, I love your jewellery and also the way your blog worked coming from twitter. It was logical, looked great and made me want to read more. You'll find my blog at http://www.koeksista.blogspot.com - hope you'll take a look. Regards, Colleen

B.B. Bellezza said...

Thanks so much! I will certainly check out your blog!!

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Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I found you through twitter and love this 'get to know you' post! Your upcycled jewelry in Etsy is really cool. I especially like the key pin. Will be roaming around your blog. Looks like you have a lot of great info here!

B.B. Bellezza said...

Thank you, Cindy!