Who knew chemical engineering could be so aesthetically pleasing?! Our featured crafter today is a self-proclaimed “pyro princess” that draws her inspiration from nature.
I'm a European Chartered Chemical Engineer....oo er missus!
Favourite colour is purple.
I have a black moggie called Teppic.
I'm an amateur pyrotechnician.
What got you started crafting?
I'm an absolute magpie and even from an early age, I loved pretty jewellery. I also love taking things to bits and putting them back together...maybe that's why I'm an Engineer?? So, beading was a natural thing to take up really.
What is your source of inspiration?
Everything....the sky, the birds, trees, whatever I have hanging around the house or see when out and about. I have to carry a notebook to capture it all - I have a memory like a sieve!
What have you made recently?
A charm bracelet full of guitar plectrums. I have been using plectrums for some time, but this one just seemed to turn out extra special. It was rainbow coloured, full of funky glass and acrylic beads, attached to the chain with twisted loop headpins. It was so good, it got a special mention on my blog and a feature on craftgawker.com
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I'm on www.folksy.com and I love it. There is a huge friendly community of UK crafters there....always virtual tea and cake on offer!
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Why not? Handmade means unique and a very high quality. Made with love and care....the mass produced goods in the shops can't say that, now can they?