meet the maker
It all started with our many trips to the local hobby shop, Pope’s Hobbyland. It was the place my Grandpa got his model airplane parts & my brother picked his next model car kit to build. Where we went for all the craft supplies for my outer space centered science projects. Where I gathered yarn for my Nana to teach me how to knit. Where my Mom found art focused Christmas presents or a special crafty treat for our summertime rides to Northern Wisconsin. Where I discovered my first tiny plastic box, filled with blue iridescent seed beads to string onto dental floss - and created my first necklace.
That place was so, so special.
I’ll never forget the day I decided to order a weaving kit from the brilliant, amazing, incredible fiber artist Maryanne Moodie after reading the quote, “If not now, when?”. I decided it was time to try something I’d been drawn to for a while, but felt I couldn't do good enough. After being creative on the daily in my career (managing a bead store with the hope of buying it & working in interior design), I found myself in a left-brain techy job once we moved to Madison. I enjoyed my new work, but missed paying attention to my creative side as a big part of my daily work.
Once in Madison, weaving called to me; a fresh new start and addition to my maker journey and a further dive into creating pieces for interiors. The potential to combine all my loves into one also thrilled me; texture, color, shapes — ohhhh the jewelry possibilities!
Fast forward to today & my love of woven home decor and metal wearables is stronger than ever. Stepping out of my comfort zone over & over again has created opportunities to teach my craft to others, help folks feel like their best selves, and to sell my goods face-to-face; a few of my favorite things.
I currently stay home full-time with my children, squeezing in creative making time during naps, after my hubs gets home, after bedtime, when I hire a nanny, and any spare time in-between. Life is crazy, but I'm so, SO thankful I get to call this beautiful chaos a part of my work.
When I'm not making jewelry or weaving at home, you can find me:
reading + making messes with my little guy
knitting a wearable piece
thrifting for my next favorite outfit
weaving at my favorite coffee shop
reading feel-good, self-help, parenting, and thought provoking books
going to concerts with my love
dining al fresco with some tasty iced tea (2 lemon wedges, please!)
pinning home/wardrobe inspo + so many paleo recipes
re-styling my home + dreaming up our next home project