|Pop Soda Can Tab Bracelet Black Cord|
I just moved from Montgomery, Alabama to a small town in called Eufaula. I've been crafting for years, but started on Etsy 2 years ago making friendship bracelets. Since then, my business has really grown and I've added a lot more variety to my shop! I am always looking for more things to make and share with you guys on Etsy.
|purple mum post earrings|
That I can express the creative side of myself and enjoy it at the same time!
Why did you decide to work with upcycled/recycled/repurposed/vintage materials?
I never woke up one day and decided to start upcycling, it just sort of happened! If I find something around the house that can be used to make something that sells, I go for it! I'm also really inspired by the world around me. Now if I see a piece of jewelry in a store I think, "I can make that."
|Beaded Triple Floating Wire crimp necklace|
I like being able to list all of my items online and having a little virtual store that I can show to friends and family. It was also nice getting a little income from something I've always done anyway- craft!
What inspires you to create/sell what you do?
I guess you could say I'm inspired by my emotions. I feel I produce my best work when I'm in a just in a good mood! If you told me to go to my craft space right now I wouldn't be able to think of something on the spot. I have to really be in the mood to make something :)
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I keep all of my materials out where I can see them on a little bookshelf. Every day when I see them I always get new ideas on new things I could make. Never sit down and think of things you could make, just let it come naturally! Get out all your materials out where you can see them all together and something will come to you!
Etsy Shop: Crandalian.etsy.com
Thanks Crandall for sharing with us today!
See you in a couple of weeks.