Made in the USA | Forged & Hand Wrought in McKinney, Texas
from Rochester, NY, now living in McKinney, Texas. My husband Skip and I have been married for almost 52 years and have 3 great sons. We are so blessed with their families and 4 amazing grand-children.
Throughout the years I've tried my hands at many arts and crafts, but none have been as satisfying & rewarding as jewelry making. September 10, 2001 was the launch date for Wishful Thinking Jewelry from my home in Long Island, NY.
For six years, I partnered with many stores in the local area and around our second home on Cape Cod.
We moved to McKinney, TX in 2007, and I opened my first retail space in 2010, on the historic McKinney square as a vendor inside Home & Garden Trading Co. In 2013, I joined forces with two dear friends from H&G to open The Crystal Cloche.
By 2016, it was clear we had outgrown the space so I moved to a single space across the square on Kentucky St. It included room for retail space as well as a dream-come-true jewelry making studio.
After 15 years, it was truly an indescribable thrill to create an official "home" for Wishful Thinking Jewelry!
Fast forward to 2018, when I was able to secure 2400 square feet on the first floor of the landmark Richardson building at the corner of E. Louisiana & Tennessee Streets.
Wishful Thinking was on a roll, growing and thriving, until the pandemic hit us just as it did the entire square. It was during this time that I had to rethink my working 7 days per week while facing all the future uncertainties.
I wanted to return to a simpler time, with less stress and more freedom to focus on my love of jewelry making. It was a bitter-sweet decision to close January 31, 2021.
I downsized Wishful Thinking by 10 times and now occupy a vendor space inside Painted Tree Marketplace in Frisco, TX. It is a mini version of the same wonderful lines and designs that made it so popular on the McKinney square.
The only thing missing from the Painted Tree location is Wishful Thinking Jewelry. So here it is via e-commerce! I hope this proves to be a great way to stay connected while making my jewelry visible and available to new friends as well as everyone who has supported me over the past 20 years!
Thanks for visiting!