My daughter brought me this pretty pair of earrings that were hand crafted by Lindsey Rose Roy. Lindsey was at the Denver conference my daughter attended with her OU classmates. I encourage you to go to her website and look at her jewelry. It would make great Christmas gifts or anytime of the year gifts. Lindsey Rose was born with Down Syndrome and has not let that stop her from being a successful business person!
Glass beads, semiprecious stones and clay materials adorn the playful, artistic jewelry created by self-made jewelry design artist and entrepreneur Lindsey Rose Roy.
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Lindsey, 22, got her start in jewelry design when she was given the opportunity to work at a beading store in 2009 after graduating high school.
When she saw what could be done with jewelry, she was hooked. Her jewelry design business, Lindseymade Originals, was born.
“I like being a businesswoman because making jewelry is a big part of my life,” Lindsey said. “What I like most about having a jewelry business is being with my customers. I really enjoy sharing my jewelry with them and talking with them.”
If you’ve been to Willowstone Antique Marketplace in Colorado Spring, Colo., you’ve probably already had a glimpse of Lindsey’s unique creations. If not, check out her exclusive online store, lindseymadeoriginals.com.
Lindsey says her designs are fairly straightforward. Different ideas and images spark her interest and allow for a sense of play in the materials she uses.
She says her playful jewelry collection makes you look at artistic beadwork in a whole new light.
Vintage Treasures is the name of her current jewelry line, bejeweled with colorful glass beads, pearls, antique gold charms and clasps.
Recently, Lindsey expanded her skills to create costume accessories for a local theater. Captivated by the flexibility and beauty of beads and costumes, Lindsey says she loves mixing materials to form new works of wearable art.
“Jewelry making is important to me because whatever you want in life, you can make it happen.”
Lindsey finds self-confidence in self-expression
Lindsey, a person who was born with Down syndrome, took to artistic expression as soon as she was able to hold a crayon.
“Years of artistic expression made it clear that my life would be centered on my passion for art and music,” she said.
Her determination to live life well began with her education in an inclusive school setting throughout her childhood.
Lindsey says she is able to accomplish much of what she puts her mind to in everyday life surrounded by her friends and family.
She has high hopes for her future as a jewelry designer – and a performer.
Acting, singing and dancing, the stage is Lindsey’s home.
Her passion for performing in front of an audience led her to the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs where she studies as a dance and performing arts student.
She also belongs to the Imagination Celebration: Dragon Theater, which is a community-inclusive theater, as a performer and costume accessory designer.
“My future has a lot to do with art, acting, singing and dancing,” she said. “I would really like to be a rock star on stage…or dancing with the stars on stage.”