Not only is there a satisfaction is doing it by hand and knowing you made this gift or that product, but there is the added bonus in working with a material where you can never create the same thing twice – because the material will always be different.
Tofutti Cutie Ice Cream Sandwiches are my favorite late night snack.
I would rather walk than drive, you see more that way.
I train in Muay Thai kickboxing and believe athletic discipline definitely transcends to creative discipline.
Whenever I feel a little lost I turn to literature, the greats always have the best advice within them.
What got you started crafting?
An accident actually... I was supposed to go on Vacation to Mexico, but at last minute it fell through because I couldn't get my passport renewed in time. I ended up going to St. Croix instead. It turned out to be the biggest blessing in disguise. St. Croix was beautiful and it was there that I snorkeled for the first time. I found a couple beautiful pieces of sea glass while snorkeling near the shore and thought they would make lovely necklaces for myself and maybe a few friends. That's what got it started, now I can't stop both searching for it and making it.
What is your source of inspiration?
The Sea and how it can take what was "garbage" and turn it into something beautiful--whether that be glass, pottery, stone or driftwood. I initially started with sea glass but as each piece is one of a kind I've found that I can be inspired by pretty much anything! The other day I found an old A/C ceramic spark plug that I plan on designing into a necklace.
What have you made recently?
I recently finished a piece I'm giving as a gift for a friend getting married. It's a thick frosted white piece of sea glass, almost half an inch thick. It was pretty difficult to drill but I carefully drilled a tiny hold through the top where I attached a teardrop shaped silver bail so that the sea glass could hang suspended from a 22 inch chain. I then handwrote the card with the name of the piece, "Wedding Riff" (each piece is named) and laid it on a pillow filled with sand from Southern California where I found the glass.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I am selling it online, my own website and etsy occasionally.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Not only is there a satisfaction is doing it by hand and knowing you made this gift or that product, but there is the added bonus in working with a material where you can never create the same thing twice - because the material will always be different.