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Face Time with Jamie Stumbaugh

Published: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 11:45 p.m. CST • Updated: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 11:49 p.m. CST
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(Debbie Behrends – dbehrends@shawmedia.com)
Jamie Stumbaugh, owner of Frostfire Designs, shows some of the jewelry and suncatchers she creates in her DeKalb home.

All it took was a quick lesson to get her started, and DeKalb resident Jamie Stumbaugh was off and running creating jewelry. She took a few minutes from her beading to talk with reporter Debbie Behrends about her work.

Behrends: How long have you been making jewelry? And how did you get started?

Stumbaugh: I just started about a year ago. My mom taught me the basics, and I just went from there.

Behrends: Do you sell your creations locally?

Stumbaugh: I have set up booths at various markets and things like the Wonderful World of Christmas, and I plan to do that again. I also sell online. I have an Etsy account and a Storenvy site. I also have a Facebook page under the name I use for my jewelry, Frostfire Designs. I have an eBay account, but I haven't started selling there, yet. There's just so much on eBay already.

Behrends: Do you have another job or is making jewelry your full-time work?

Stumbaugh: I'm looking for a job, but in the meantime, I'm making jewelry and doing my best to keep websites updated with what I have available.

Behrends: Beading seems like tedious work. What do you like about it?

Stumbaugh: I like making people happy. If someone comes to me with an idea, or they see something they would like in another color, I will do my best to accommodate them. I do take custom orders and I try really hard to please my customers. I love it when I can feel their excitement.

Behrends: Do you do any other crafty things?

Stumbaugh: I just started making beaded bookmarks. I know e-books are popular, but people still like paper books. I have some ideas for making wooden trinket boxes. I have some stained glass supplies that were given to me and I would like to take a class to learn more about it. And, my sister is a massage therapist, so she asked me about creating some apothecary aromatherapy diffuser necklaces, and that looks interesting.

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