Rosalie Weiss is the soul behind RosieW’s Gypsy Jewels. Her background includes a BA in Art History after studying at the Sorbonne and the Ecole de Louvre in Paris. She started designing jewelry in 2004 with past pursuits in contemporary quilting, knitting and clothing design. She began with some old glass beads and some jewelry pieces from her collection of antique jewelry that she redesigned into new pieces. Reworking design components has been an interest all her life from houses to clothing. She discovered the colorful world of Swarovski Crystals, sculptural lampwork beads, and freeform peyote with seed beads.
Moving from New Hope, PA to Florida in 1988, she is now retired and living in Fort Lauderdale. The tropical world has invaded her jewelry with fish, shells and color.One of her latest ideas is called neck-belts that are adjustable by suede cords or macrame cords that can be work at either the neck or at the waist. Many pieces are one of a kind, if you don’t see something you like she would be happy to create your own special piece from her stash of lampwork beads.fibers chains and threads. Please come browse her shop for examples of the many styles of work she does from freeform sculptural peyote to pearl and crystal designs. Or contact her by email.