Linda Stevens

Gypsy at Heart

Linda Jo StevensLindaJo1Like a crow collecting shiny objects, Linda Stevens turns her mind to exploring her sense of design.

Linda laughs, remembering her mother telling her, “I don’t know where you came from. I think the gypsies must have dropped you off.” Gypsies or not, Linda’s craft is big and dramatic. Raw stones, pottery beads and yarn become bright rings, bracelets and necklaces.

More than an artisan, Linda is also a fun loving business person who is game to try new things. One of her early business ventures started when she gathered pinecones and horse chestnuts in the back yard. These became wreathes which she sold to national retailers. She opened and operated two Connecticut businesses, Romantic Reflections and Country Classics with great success.

Her sense of adventure and “make do” attitude reflect a gypsy spirit. Look for her bold jewelry and knitted items next time you are in the store. Her display changes frequently and is sure to bring you a smile.