The Folks at Bunie's Jewelry Creations

Bunie's Jewelry Creations was created by me, Bunie Deyo, but my husband, Ed, is my unofficial partner in the business. Ed takes the jewelry photos, helps with business administration, and lends a hand wherever he can (heavy lifting, etc). I make the jewelry, maintain the website, and run the business.

I have loved arts and crafts since I was a child. I used to sew clothes for my dolls, and when I was older, I made clothes for myself. I can also crochet, cross stitch, and do needlepoint. I have even made a few latch-hook rugs! I love to draw and paint, but my pictures are not show quality. So I give them to family members or keep them for myself. These days, however, most of my drawing is sketches for jewelry pieces I am designing.

I made beaded jewelry for myself and for my mom for several years, but I started making more jewelry in 2006 when Ed became very sick. I found that making jewelry soothed my nerves. I made so much jewelry that I had to figure out a way to reduce the size of my collection and to make a little money so I could buy more beads. I was addicted to jewelry making! So, in early 2007 I officially opened my jewelry business and began selling jewelry to friends and family.

I have always admired the wire bracelets made by others, and in late 2007 I began teaching myself how to make wire bracelets. I found that bending wire was even more therapeutic and addictive than beading. I love making wire jewelry so much that wire has become my main jewelry focus, and I have expanded to other jewelry types like earrings and necklaces.

To broaden my jewelry making skills, in 2012 I began taking classes at local craft centers and at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts. Because of these classes, I have further developed my wire working skills, and I have begun learning how to work with enamel to add more color to my metals.