So much has happened since N.E.wear’s inception. And "N.E.wear" wasn’t the first alphabetic configuration. Let’s go back over a year ago, to last August. My daughter, Amy, was here visiting with our two grand boys, Ethan and Christian. I thought it might be fun to make some jewelry with Ethan, who was about 4½ at the time. We chose colours of polymer modeling clay and E. thought he would be good at turning the handle on the pasta roller. After a few passes, the exact thickness was achieved. We cut some shapes from different colours, placed them on the base, rolled again and merged them together. Amy started cutting out shapes and by the time we were finished, we had 2 sets of earrings and pendants. This is really when I had my first vision of making jewelry. And of course, never mind having enough pieces to sell, or where to sell them or any sort of business plan – I needed a name. And I wanted to use our initials: N, A and E. “NEA”. “
Finally, after simplifying my medium from polymer clay to acrylic paint came the simpler spelling of N.E.wear. It wasn't a TRUE epiphany, but it was certainly a great ah-ha!