My name is Carol Engan Borrelli and I grew up in New England on the beach on Cape Cod, but I now live in North Carolina with my husband and rescue dogs. I've always had an "artsy" streak and although I was never formally trained, I have a good time with my creations. I am also an award-winning REALTOR® with eXp Realty. So, I keep very busy!
My home studio is in the back of my house in the woods. It is very quiet and very rural and was a life saver for me while I was caring for my elderly mother who had dementia and cancer. She passed pre-COVID in 2020.
I have always loved vintage jewelry, but these days people aren’t wearing pins and brooches like they used to. When my mother died, I found myself with a whole box full of brooches, pins and earrings that I just didn’t know what to do with. So, I decided to start repurposing them by making leather cuff bracelets. I also find a lot of items at estate sales, thrift shops etc. It excites me to breathe new life into these old classics by adding a modern flair. Plus, they are FUN! Some of the ones I make are considered collectors items as the centerpieces have gained value. I usually add a bit of history on the listing itself.
I also make handmade items, including jewelry, faux stained glass and keychains/zipperpulls. I enjoy making items as a tribute/memorial to my favorite band, The Allman Brothers Band. RIP Gregg Allman 05.27.2017. Check out the faux stained Enlightened Rogues album cover, and jewelry items.
I love beachy/nautical themes and blues, purples and copper colors! I also love rhinestones and nature. I try to incorporate these themes into my cuff bracelets and necklaces
If you have any ideas for a custom order, I’m all ears, just send me a message on the contact page.
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