My mother always got us excited about weekend craft projects when we were growing up, and my parents were very supportive of me furthering my creativity. I also began to really love playing with my mother’s and grandmother’s collections of jewelry, and pretty soon that evolved into me making my own jewelry.
COUPON ALERT!! Everyone is welcome to my shop! Use coupon code “heartblog” for 10% off!
Two of the best things that people have told me: “Creativity doesn’t come from freedom. It comes from necessity.” “There are no mistakes in art.” The first quote is fairly recent, while I was having a conversation about our business and about inspiration. It rang so true with me, and I share it with other creative people every chance I… View Post
COUPON ALERT! My “HeartHandmade” coupon code will give your readers 15% off of their purchase in my shop.
Working with your hands is the oldest and most fundamental element of craft. Through the hands, one forges a physical connection to the materials they use and the product they create. This connection can be nurtured and transmitted to all those who buy or admire the crafts. In addition, handmade arts and crafts fundamentally support the artistic traditions and communities… View Post
I create jewelry that is not only handmade and pretty, but it is well made and made with supplies I have bought from other small businesses on etsy, for example. So when someone buys an item from me, they are actually supporting multiple small businesses. Kind of a nice thought, if you ask me! 🙂
I honestly get my inspiration from the supplies I have. I don’t usually go into the store with an idea in mind. I pick things off the shelves, beads and wire and combine them in my head. I have a hard time shopping for ‘needed’ supplies, so instead, I have a pile of supplies that I pick through and combine… View Post