Thursday, July 22, 2010

Friday Favorite: Angela of Hampton House

My featured etsian for today is Angela aka Hampton House, a member of the etsy community since February 24, 2008. She lives in North East Texas and describes herself as Wife, Mom, Grandmom, and Child of The Most High God! as well as a Certified Jeweler, and Certified Gemologist. Angela’s family includes Wesley, her husband of 20 years, five children: Kara 27, Haleigh 23, Chelsea 18, Micah and Jordan 17,

and two absolutely adorable grandchildren: Isaiah 6, and Caleb 2 mos.
 She is a history buff and will seek out anything that has historical value. She is also fairly active in her church and can be found there at least 3 times a week.
Angela has a jewelry store, and from pictures I’ve seen online, I think I’d LOVE to go shopping there!
She has been making jewelry since 2005, but has been involved in the art world since she was in 4th grade. When I asked where she finds her inspiration for her beautiful pieces Angela replied, “It seemed odd when I first heard someone say this, but if I am working with a stone, I let it direct me.” As far as favorite pieces from her store, Angela loves vintage jewelry and says; “I have a few Edwardian pieces that I drool over, but won't take home.”

Angela is one of the founders of our wonderful etsy Team, Christian Artists and Crafters. I asked her to explain what inspired her to begin this team:

“I had applied to join a different team in late summer 2008. I wasn't and still am not real sure of all the ins and outs of being on a team, but the team I was wanting to be a member of had a "verbal" altercation in it. I was so shocked by it, I truly didn't understand what was being said or why, as I was still very new to the team. Anyway... That made me a bit skiddish about being on the team. Hindsight shows that some of the decisions I made then probably were more emotional than anything else. I left the team, thinking that there had to be another Christian team on Etsy. I couldn't find one, soooo I asked a former moderator to help me get one started. She did, and we now have TeamCAC. I don't know that that is inspirational, but it is how it happened. :o)

Come check out this link to Angela's  facebook fan page:!/HamptonHouseJewelry


  1. What a nice post. I love Angela, and her children look very nice. Thanks for sharing this story.

  2. Thanks for posting this- it's always nice to get a bit mor of an insight into who our tem members are!

  3. Great post! Her kids and grandkids are beautiful! (Yes, even the boys!) I love the pictures!

  4. Yay, Angela!

    Great post, Lavon. Thanks for telling us more about such an awesome lady!