Bethany Scheidt Coulombe
The path to jewelry design
My name is Bethany Coulombe, I'm currently somewhere in
my 20's (a lady never tells exactly where), and I live in
Bangor, Maine. By some miracle, I find myself married to
a sweet, funny, little french carpenter, Matthew, who is
not only a wonderful human being, but also looks amazing
in a suit.
Ever since I was a child, I ALWAYS knew I wanted to be an
artist. I loved drawing, painting, sculpting, and the prospect
of having a job where I thought I had to wear a little french
beret. Of course, I did think about going down a few other
career paths as I grew up (eg. a ballerina, Stone Philips'
co-anchor on the Nightly News, an architect, an art teacher,
a construction worker, a medical receptionist, and a foreign
language translator) before I decided on being a Jewelry
When all was said and done, my inherited artistic abilities
(thanks dad!), and my general, overwhelming joie de vivre
and love of sparkly things (thanks mom!) led me to comfortably
settle into jewelry making. I'm not going to lie, I still
secretly want to be a ballerina, but the thought of being
the only student over 3 feet tall in an introductory ballet
class makes me realize that the ship of opportunity has
REALLY already sailed on that career path.
In terms of accolades from accredited institutions, I am
a 2004 graduate of John Bapst Memorial High School, I graduated
summa cum laude with Honors in 2007 with a Bachelors degree
in Romance Languages (concentration in French and Spanish)
from University of Maine Orono, and I am currently enrolled
as life-long student in the School of Hard Knocks, where
the tuition is high but the lessons are priceless.
I also love to blog (www.sweetsincerityjewelry.blogpost.com),
to participate in community volunteer work, and shop-while
attempting to control my seemingly insatiable love of pretty
shoes and overpriced handbags.
Bethany is wearing her hammered sterling silver wave
design with a string of fluorite chips.
A part of Bethany's earring display in the Gallery.