I am the sole proprietor of Betty Farrell Designs. I have been in the business, part-time, on a cash basis since 2004. I began making jewelry for fun while recovering from knee surgery after having been a real estate broker for over 30 years. I took “Old age should be devoted to art” as my motto and since then I have been immersed in renovating and updating old jewelry as well as creating my own designs. I have conducted seminars to show clients what can be done with old, lovely pieces of jewelry that might otherwise die in someone’s jewelry drawer.
I belong to several different clubs in the Washington, D. C. and Northern Virginia area, including Welcome to Washington, Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D. C., the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Partners for the Arts, and Black Tie, Inc.
The Lemon Tree Gallery at Cape Charles, Virginia has a collection of some of my pieces. I have been accepted into juried exhibitions in McLean, Virginia.
I am a student of Ikenobo School of Floral Design and studying Ikebana. My business has now expanded to include floral design services.
I am a native of Washington, D. C. and live in the close-in suburb of Fairfax County.