My name is Donna. I've been making "stuff" for as long as I can remember. I started designing jewelry as a teenager, making and selling beadwork at pow wows. During that time I had a lot of fun, but I had to give it up when my daughter was born. After that I dabbled in computer graphics (mostly gui design) but never really did a whole lot with it.
Then one day, as I sat at my computer, bored to death, I picked up a paper clip and a pair of small pliers. A few minutes later I had made my first pair of wire earrings. At that point I was hooked. I needed more wire. Then I had to have beads. Then I needed more wire. It became a never ending cycle which continues still.
I opened Gailavira Jewelry in March of 2007. By summer of 2008 I began writing tutorials and selling them on-line.
© Donna Spadafore/Gailavira Jewelry 2007-2012