From Verona, Italy, today’s featured crafter turned to handmade crafts when she ran into trouble with her job. Turning to creating as therapy, she now hopes to make a career out of her handcrafted jewelry. We wish you the best of luck Roberta, and don’t forget about us little people when Madama Robè hits the big time!
I love traveling.
When I was a child I wanted to a butterfly.
I love Audrey Hepburn's films.
I met Sophie Kinsella at a literature festival last September and she said: "I like your necklace!" and I was sooo happy!
What got you started crafting?
I was in trouble with my job: crafting is really therapeutic.
What is your source of inspiration?
Colors, art, fairy-tales, beads' shapes, pictures about places, flowers...
What have you made recently?
I made three bracelets about Alice in Wonderland story using polymer clay and beads. One with the face of Alice, one with the face of Cheshire Cat and one with a teapot.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I have a website, a shop on Etsy and a Facebook page.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Creating gives me a lot of satisfaction. Handmade expresses my creativity and every item is always different. I think that we can feel really cool wearing an handmade jewel!