Wilde Feature: Leticia Holuska of Creative Chaos Jewelry

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What inspired you to open a shop?
My mother. She learned to make jewelry from me, and did it for quite a few years even after I gave it up for a bit. She sold her pieces mostly locally to her friends and coworkers and family because she didn't think she was tech-savvy enough to open an online store and expand. She always wanted to open a shop with me, where she was the creator and I was the tech mind behind it. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with cancer in March of 2013 and passed away in November 2013. After that, I was inspired to start creating jewelry again and do something we had always dreamed of doing together.

What is your current favorite item in your shop? Why?
It's so hard to choose! My first favorite would have to be my Bridal Stardust Cluster Necklace (and there's a matching bracelet as well), because I love the "stardust" beads. They have such a unique sparkle and texture.

My other favorite would probably have to be any of my rosaries. People have loved them so far, they are functional but I think they are also a piece that can be passed down in the family. I recently gave one as a gift to a friend that had a newborn baby, and the whole family loved it.

What is your favorite quote?
I have two that I can think of off the top of my head. First is the verse from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

The other is the poem Footprints in the Sand. "One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand..." and so on. I am not a particularly religious person, but they both hold significance in my life.

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