Gogoshebogo is pronounced just like it looks – go go she bo go!  I couldn’t find a real word that summed up the wide range of things I enjoyed making without boxing me in, so I made one up. I didn’t know at the time that my focus would become nature and yoga-inspired jewelry, but since my definition of gogoshebogo is simply happy, I feel like it still fits. Plus it is fun to say!

The inspiration came from my dog, Indigo. Sadly, Indigo died of lymphoma in 2015, but I did get eleven amazing years with my girl. Gogo was especially happy when it was time to go for a walk. As soon as she saw the leash, she’d jump in circles. And that girl could jump! That’s the kind of enthusiasm I want to channel. Plus, I didn’t have to be gogoshebogo-99_wa87@hotmail.com or some nonsense. Gogoshebogo is one of a kind. And while that is not the most efficient way to sell jewelry, especially online, it remains my favorite: one of a kind (in Etsy-speak, OOAK) pieces that have a particular meaning. While I love making simply for the sake of creating, it is so much more meaningful to know where a piece is heading when I create it. Custom orders truly are my favorite.

gogoshebogo my black dog

gogoshebogo, my happy dog

The content of my Gogoshebogo Etsy shop has morphed along with my interests. I’ve explored many different jewelry making techniques: everything from seed beads (never again!) to resin to metal-smithing. Today it primarily features my yoga jewelry and nature inspired jewelry designs. I love being able to create “natural” textures like seashells, leaves and bark in my metal clay jewelry, or to transfer my drawings and writings onto clay. I also love the natural beauty of gemstones and enjoy working with all types of metal.

I’ve moved my metal clay powders into their own shop. And the F-bombs – the F-bombs live at FYeahJewelry!