There are so many commercial items out there, some have quality but most don’t offer a way to say this is me. Handmade items, even if you are purchasing them, offer you a way to show off your individual style and how you feel. It speaks for you before you do.
I love making beautiful things and watching people's faces light up when they open them.
My home away from home is Walt Disney World. The only place you can really forget about everything.
Someday I'd love to cruise around the world.
I find my disabilities are opportunities to gain strength and give hope to those less fortunate.
What got you started crafting?
I have always loved playing with my hair and making ribbons and different things to wear in it. As I grew older, my designs improved and became more unique. I was wearing butterflies in my hair before butterflies were in vogue. When I became disabled, I needed something to take my mind off the pains and to keep me from being depressed. I turned back to doing what I love - making hair accessories. It started out with just me, my little dog, Buffy, and my friends [I have a son, so no bows there]. At their encouragement I started looking for a way to sell a few and Hair Glitz by Sandy was born.
What is your source of inspiration?
Anything beautiful can be an inspiration. Colors, textures, nature. I love weaving God's gifts into ribbons and bows.
What have you made recently?
Currently I am working on Easter items that will feature a new division - head to toe hair glitz. Watch for it on my Etsy shop. I'm also putting together items for 1st communion and Mother's Day.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my items privately and also via Etsy.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
I believe that handmade is a way of giving love. Each items has a piece of me wrapped up in the creation. This travels through to the person buying or giving it as they feel their own special thoughts that make them want to purchase my items. Corny? Yeah, but I'm kinda sentimental like that.