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Christies-Cubby

Location

Ville Platte, La., United States

Quick Blurb

I make a variety of items such as bookmarks/jewelry/keychains/home decor. All are one of a kind, made in smoke free home.

Interests

When Christie is out of her Cubby, she enjoys her son, fishing, camping, writing poetry, crafts, animals/nature, shooting pool, museums, cooking, astronomy, biology, reading, & helping others.

Skills and Techniques

I work well with plaster, & have recently started working with polymer clay & wire. I usually always have a nice stash of all kinds of items that I like to incorporate in other works. I don't like to just throw everything away, if it can be given a new purpose, so I like to recycle things into jewelry or home decor. Time is wasted if I'm not learning something new, so I have a few other techniques I'm currently studying on, & very excited to be able to begin new things with these techniques.

Get to Know

My childhood was surrounded by creativity. My Mother was always making some sort of home decor, or decoupaging something, & my Father makes Native American items & wire trees.

I started beading simple jewelry about nine yrs ago when my husband bought me a bunch of supplies for Mother's Day. At first, I was only making jewelry for myself, & for gifts. A few yrs later, my husband convinced me to start selling my wares.

After seven yrs of us trying to get pregnant, & several heartaches later, I became pregnant with our son. My husband got me a belly cast kit so we could make a cast of my big 'ole belly, & the kit included more plaster than was needed. I didn't want to be wasteful & throw it all away, so I started working with it, & my interest in plaster was born.

About 2 yrs later, I had decided polymer clay was fantastic, & I set out to play & learn the wonders of clay. Shortly after that, a love for wire sprouted, & I'm currently learning to work with it.

Everything I make is a one of a kind item. I believe in being unique, & like for my products to reflect the individuals using them. All items are made in a smoke free environment, & most are made by recycling or giving things a new purpose.

I've known my husband's family for 24 yrs, & we've been married for 11 yrs. Our son is four, but his wish for a gecko, however, remains immortal.

* I would like to thank Aegean-Prince.deviantart.com for the use of his stock image titled Moon Le Voyage Dans La Lune. *

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