Meet Muriel Badinelli of Muriel Badinelli Designs.
"I have been making and selling jewelry for 5 years. It started as a hobby, making things for me to wear to work or with an outfit, but it evolved into a business when friends and colleagues would ask me where I purchased my jewelry.
I've always been a designer in one field or another so the leap into jewelry design wasn't a large one. After a few years of "stringing" I started to learn bead weaving and that is my current focus now, it is something that I find very relaxing and fun.
I do all kinds of jewelry; necklaces, bracelets, and earrings as well as some specialty items such as headbands, leather wrap bracelets and eyeglass holders. I will make one item as a sample, and often my work is custom. Right now cuff bracelets seem to be at the top of shopper's lists!
The first business challenge was designing and putting up a website. Since then, keeping up with all of the social media PR is a challenge. I do select craft shows and also teach bead-weaving at the Redding Community Center and at Sugarbeads, a bead shop in Ridgefield. I post my shows and classes on my website. as well as my Facebook page.
The next craft show is the Litchfield Jazz Festival Craft Show on August 7-9 at the Goshen Fair Grounds, Goshen CT."
No physical shop, although my jewelry is carried at
The Jewelry Cafe in Southbury and at The Funky Hippie in Stamford.
Phone: (203) 938-0424