I own and operate Daughter of June, which is an online jewelry store featuring handmade artisan woven wire jewelry. I do other kinds of art and also sell those items from Daughter of June. I have been making handmade artisan wire jewelry since 1996. I self-published four jewelry making books in the early 2000’s.
I changed the name of my jewelry business to Daughter of June after my mother, June, died in 2017. Oddly enough, she died in June. Mom always said that when she died she’d turn into a butterfly and fly away. She loved hearts and flowers and butterflies. She was unapologetically herself — much to the chagrin of anyone who wanted to take advantage of her or make her feel like less than she was. She was smart, sarcastic, and funny. She was good with her hands. She did woodwork, drew flower designs, and loved cross-stitch. She was really good at writing a mysterious story of the most unusual kind. I always wished she’d gotten published. Her favorite author was Stephen King and her favorite singer was Patty Loveless. She loved the color green — maybe because she had green eyes. And she loved to dance. She loved the thrill of dancing alone. Strumming a guitar was magical to her. She was so beautiful. I miss her every day.