Hi my name is Linda Oickle. Effie is my nickname due to my two middle names having the initials F E. I grew up in Lunenburg, NS by the water and have always been intrigued by the ocean and its power. I now live in Liverpool not far from the ocean. This love of the ocean has been handed down to me as both of my grandfathers were cooks on ships. My one grandfather was the cook on Bluenose I ( Charles W Dauphinee) and my grandmother (his wife) was from Tancook Island.
I was battling some health issues and needed to rest, so I started making jewelry over twelve years ago and added the sea glass and pottery to my jewelry about seven years ago. I look at the piece and decide what it will become and start to design the finished product. Most of my sea glass has come from Tancook Island, St Peter’s and Inverness. I use a variety of glass, stone and crystal beads; silver plated charms; mostly Tibetan silver bookmarks; and wherever possible am now using stainless steel findings. Some glass pieces have been wrapped with non-tarnish silver wire. My designs change as I think about different designs or find new ideas in my jewelry craft books, and these I like to put my own twist onto. Hope many of you will like the items too and find just the gift you are looking for.
Many thanks Linda. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phoning 902-356-2626 and you can see other items at Effie’s Creations. Etsy.com