I first came across Janine when she started following me on Twitter. She is from The Netherlands. Her father is Dutch while her mother has "Thai, Chinese and Scottish blood running in her veins". Janine, her husband and their dog haven't really had a fixed address for the past 6 years because they have been traveling around the world in a mobile home converted from a truck (they are on their second). Hers is a mobile jewelry store!
|Esfera Jewelry stall in front of their mobile home at a RV site in Germany|
"After almost 20 years working as a CPA/CA and management consultant with lots of stress, my husband and I decided to change our lives in 2005.
|Esfera Jewelry in Greece|
|Esfera Jewelry in Iran|
|Esfera in Dubai|
|Shopping for ribbons, buttons etc at a haberdashery store in Satwa, Dubai|
|Janine bought jewelry made from Brazilian golden grass from a Portuguese artisan|
Currently we are back in the Netherlands, to see our family and friends and to work.
|Jewelry photography on the road|
We are often in countries with gorgeous weather so you can find me sitting outside, surrounded by bags and bags of beads, tools and heaps of ribbon and silk. Often painted metal findings are drying, hanging on a washing line. Which all must be looking a wee bit weird because it often attracts people, watching what I’m doing.
|Esfera Jewelry in Nepal|
|Statement necklace with bead embroidered malachite cabochon|
What a wonderful story! Only a dedicated beader would toss out clothes to make room for beads!
Before You Go:
- A Floating Jewelry Store
- Would You Buy from a Jewelry Vending Machine
- A Day of Jewelry Selling on Etsy
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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