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November 7, 2013

Q&A: Judy Osburn talks inspiration, jewelry



A: Yes. Intent to sell. I’m very mercenary. [laughing] Intent to sell and then I change my mind. And in some cases if I’ve shown it a couple of times and don’t get any response and it’s one I really like then it goes in my jewelry box. So I have a lot of nice jewelry. And then there has been a couple of pieces when I’m trying a new technique or something like that, that I will keep just to have because I need to know how to do it again.


Q: How large is your personal collection of just things you’ve created?

A: Oh my goodness. That I’ve made? I probably have — I’m going to say 15 that I’ve kept. It’s not bad, compared to the amount I’ve made over the years. I kind of have to say, “I don’t need anymore.”


Q: Do you feel like you are curating a gallery space every time you dress yourself with jewelry?

A: Yes. And every time I go to a museum or to a horse show I wear one particular piece of jewelry and I always get compliments. As a matter of fact, I just got a commission from wearing it yesterday.


Q: What do people say? Do they just compliment you and you say, ‘Oh, I made this, thank you.’

A: Well, yes. I hate to say that every time and we’ll be walking down the street and someone will stop and say, “Oh, wow, I love that,” and my husband will say, “She made it!” And then I say, “Oh, thank you.”

I don’t like to toot my own horn. So I keep him along for that. He’s my marketing manager. He’s good about that. [laughing]

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