The spark ignited when Wendy and Jeanne were teaching jewelry design to a women’s group in their church in the spring of 2001. Playfully and artfully manipulating a filigree bead, Jeanne opened it and wrapped it around a glass stone. Wendy and Jeanne immediately realized the unlimited potential of what they now term “creative settings” and began to design together as full time Vintaj Design Studios. Not only did this venture give the opportunity for an income and creative outlet, but also it allowed time for the things they considered most important: raising their children and serving the community. Wanting to share this opportunity with others like themselves, they began to explore the notion of offering their jewelry components to the beading industry.
Impressed with Jess’s unique sense of design, creativity, talent and fervor, Wendy and Jeanne invited her to join them. Immediately applying her talents, Jess began implementing a campaign to reach beaders all over the world. Jess completed the circle, and through their combined efforts, Vintaj Natural Brass Company was born. Three artisans, here to share the good fortune they’ve found through working together, as one, in the spirit of inspiration, friendship and harmony.
Vintaj–now reaching worldwide markets is growing rapidly and emplys several friends and family members as well as working with additional friends in various fields who are also following their dreams.