My daughter didn’t want fresh flowers for her wedding. After seeing a design for button bouquets in a bride’s magazine, she asked me to make them but she wanted them to pop. I took the idea and ran with it adding glitz and glamour, sparkles, tulle and ribbon. We had a button party where the bridal party drank wine, ate hor-dourves and strung the buttons for their bouquets. They all loved the results!
Angela Di Cicco
I've had many careers including hair stylist, preschool teacher, insurance agent, Mary Kay Director and window treatment specialist.
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What got you started crafting?
I remember being a child and checking out a book of crafts from the library. I went home, sat on my bedroom floor, got out my scissors, glitter and glue and made a beautiful doll using a styrofoam ball as a head and cone cups for the skirt.
I have always enjoyed the art of creating. Most of my careers have had an element of creativity in them - cutting hair, helping people shop for window treatments, being a make-up artist. When I'm not creating I feel dull inside. When I am creating I feel energized and buzzed!
What is your source of inspiration?
Color, texture, magazines, people who want something done in a unique way (like bridal button bouquets!) I'll look at something and think, "I can do that!"
What have you made recently?
My most recent bouquets are for St Patty's Day. I made miniature bouquet in keeping with the wee leprechans that is less than 3" high using a jam jar. I also made a lapel pin for the Red Hat ladies and an Easter/spring bouquet in a watering can that is just adorable and fresh!
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell on Etsy,com and Artfire.com I also have had my button bouquets in a few local shops.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
My daughter didn't want fresh flowers for her wedding. After seeing a design for button bouquets in a bride's magazine, she asked me to make them but she wanted them to pop. I took the idea and ran with it adding glitz and glamour, sparkles, tulle and ribbon. We had a button party where the bridal party drank wine, ate hor-dourves and strung the buttons for their bouquets. They all loved the results!
My bouquets are different from others because of the added sparkle, silk flowers and pizazz I give them.
Angela Di Cicco