Oana- "Art was a part of my life since very little. I always loved crafts, drawing and painting. My love for illustration and design grew thorough the years by a lot of practice, study and working."
Ashley- "I began, like many Etsy sellers, making jewelry for myself because I wanted something that fit my style. I have no training in jewelry making and am almost entirely self-taught. I started out using whatever tools and materials I had on hand and I have slowly refined my skills through trial and error, learning from fellow jewelers, and reading about new techniques and tools. One of the things I love about creating jewelry is that I am always learning and my style is always growing and changing."
Gift Pack Two:
Brass nugget necklace handmade by Krystin of Sappy Apple
Krystin has a wonderful blog highlighting the simple things from her daily life and hopes to re-open her cute Etsy shop soon.
Krystin: "One of my favorite places to spend my time when I was little was in my grandmas craft room. I would look through her collection of Martha Stewart magazines, search through the dozens of drawers stuffed with pom poms, beads, glitter, googly eyes and paper doilies. I remember hand sewing little skirts for my barbie dolls and trying to sell my FIMO creations to all of my family members... I'm mostly self taught, though I've learned a few tricks from grandma. I enjoy reading up on new techniques and I spend a lot of time trying (and often failing at) new ideas and crafts. I truly love to create and that's what keeps me going."
Amanda: "I've been practicing drawing ever since I was a child, but I really learned my craft in college while earning my graphic design degree. I loved the work I started producing once I learned how to combine digital techniques with my hand drawing."
Briar: "I learned my craft while working by day as a pastry chef, and my line grew out of the love I have for pure and beautiful ingredients, gracefully assembled. My work is also inspired by simple and analog pleasures, like a hot bath in my ancient claw-foot bathtub in the kitchen."
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