Handmade is what we love to do. every step of the way. We’ve sold products made by others but nothing beats the pleasure of designing something beautiful, going through of all the process of actually making it and then seeing it in your hand.
We're a team of two, my sister Cristina and I (Ana) working full time jobs and starting a business on the side. We love handmade, jewelry and creativity and Dasi Glam is a reflection of that. Our present goal is to gradually expand our business incorporating handbags to our products. Another important goal is to form a community of creative minds of all kinds of items. My sister is presently in Lisbon, Portugal and she is constantly looking out for new trends we can adapt to our designs and sending loads and loads of photos. We've travelled quite a bit and everywhere we go we're on the lookout for new shapes, colors and trends; after a while it's something you do instinctively. In other words we've learned to see beauty everywhere we go and that brings so many staisfactions and inspiration!
If you have a dream, a burning desire to do something, don't wait. Don't try to get everything organized and ready, just go for it! Even if seems difficult, you'll fin a way.
What got you started crafting?
We've always crafted in one way or the other, then we started selling other person's products until we reached a point where we started creating our own designs.
What is your source of inspiration?
Everything. However, since we live in a tropical country where bright colors are greatly favored, (and which we also love) our pieces tend to result in a bright explosion of tropical colors, with some exceptions once in a while.
What have you made recently?
Our tiny crystals’ necklaces and bracelets. Small crystal beads combined with semi-precious gemstones, gold plated charms, chains and adornments. Our spiral bracelets have become quite popular; you just wrap them around your wrist and are ready to go. If I had to guess I would say that there's a special pleasure in not just putting them on your wrist, but somehow participate in the process, weaving them around and around and then be pleasantly surprised with the end result.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Placing them at stores and selling personally to a loyal clientele we've gradually developed.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade is what we love to do. every step of the way. We've sold products made by others but nothing beats the pleasure of designing something beautiful, going through of all the process of actually making it and then seeing it in your hand. You just made something pretty! Wow!