I was asked to participate in the Boston Fashion Week this year, unfortunately due to fiances and being fifteen , I couldn’t do it. Hopefully you will see me in the future!
I love what I do. I do it because I feel that it gives me something to look forward to during my sometimes really normal life. I do it to have a little money. But mostly, I craft and sell my items because it is so cool to me that I can put my items out into the world!
I'm a home schooled fifteen year old
I'm passionate for Jesus
I love photography, Music, My family and My friends
I try to NOT blend in. I pride myself on thinking outside the box when it comes to my style, personality, and lifestyle. I love to be random, and make people look twice.
What got you started crafting?
I rarely stay with anything. I bounce from one thing to another on a whim. But one thing always stayed with me. Crocheting on my German-made spool knitter. I do that when I'm happy, or sad, or angry or bored. I started when I was 8 and have been making chokers, headbands and bookmarks since then. When I had made so many chokers that I had given at least two to every person I knew, I decided it was time to start selling them. I have now grown to other projects, such as my beaded necklaces and PunkedUp headphones, as well as recycled accessories and photographs.
What is your source of inspiration?
My life. My Family. Movies, music, books. Ideas that I find online. Pictures of people whose style I admire. Craft websites. Just walking around in this world, everyday I find things that I find inspiring.
What have you made recently?
Omgsh, I love everything I make. I'm having a really hard time picking something to describe! I think I will go with my beaded accessories though. I love making my anklets, bracelets and necklaces. Each one is so dainty, whimsical and FUN! They're not something you see everyday. I love that they can look really elegant or really funky, depending on the colors and size of jump rings I use. I make them using jump rings and beads, beading every individual jump ring. It takes so long!!! Its so much fun tho :) I was inspired by an item that I saw online, but thought that I could make it myself for a whole lot cheaper. I needed a unique accessory for church dress and thought it would be a perfect. The result turned out so cute, I decided I had to make some more. My friends and family love them! I give this my personal touch by adding a neat charm to the end and using unique beads. This piece stands out to me because it is so bright and colorful.
One more detail I want to add is that I started my line, PunkItUp, for teenagers. I wanted teenagers like me to have fun, random, and funky accessories that are affordable and unique.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my crafts on my Etsy shop, PunkItUp.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Because its personal and unique. Every piece has a story. I try to buy as much handmade as I can , because each item is made with love. And with handmade items, you will never get the same item twice. You have a certain originality with handmade that you don't get with mass-produced items.