Garland, Texas, United States
I'm completely self-taught and take pride in the unique and quirky characteristics of my work.
Jewelry, scrapbooking, interior design, yarn work, framing
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I've been crafting in my spare time for several years now but never really thought of it as a viable business until I started creating items for my friends. In 2007, my best friend got married and I wasn't able to attend because I was out of state. So, I saved her wedding invitation for a year so that I could think of a creative way to frame it and give it to her and her husband for their first anniversary. The traditional gift for the first anniversary is paper and that sparked an idea. I came up with a way to wrap a frame in different types of scrap book paper using her favorite colors. I'd never done it before so I had to learn as I went but it turned out really well and I had learned a few tricks for the next time around. Now, years later, I've implemented beading, fabrics, fabric paper, and other unique tools into this craft. I also took what I learned from the frames and started using it for boxes as well. I take pride in my art and in the joy it gives to others. Nothing makes me happier than being able to emphasize someones personal photo, wedding invitation, or baby announcement with a design that fits their home and lifestyle. Your memories are important and give insight to who you are. Why not showcase them in style?
I started crocheting just before Christmas of 2004. A dear friend of mine had been doing it for a while and I asked her to teach me so I could make a Christmas gift for my mother. Out of confusion, I ended up using my own technique with the yarn. The first thing I made didn't turn out so great but again, as I went along and kept trying, I kept learning. And about a year ago I also started knitting. My scarves, afghans and hats are warm, comfortable and fun.
When I was in my early teens I started experimenting with jewelry (friendship bracelets, etc.) but it was all pretty basic and at the time didn't really interest me so I gave it up for several years. Two years ago I randomly picked it back up again. It was still pretty basic and experimental but I had a lot more fun with it this time around. As I got better and more familiar with the techniques I became more adventurous with my designs. I love jewelry that's classic and elegant but that also has a ... quirk to it.
Hope you enjoy my items!