She's a mom to two toddlers and a wife, who in her abundant spare time ha ha uses her Masters in British Literature to teach college English.
Her specialty in the craft world is cross stitching and pattern design.
She dabbles in everything, though, including jewelry design,
Crochet, polymer clay, card making, rubber stamping, and plastic shrink
And heck, she even combines her cross-stitch with her jewelry design!
To learn more about her and see more of her work, be sure to visit her blog, and to browse her items and make purchases, visit her Etsy shop.
Second, we've got Holly, of Tuscan Road Designs. Not only is she fostering and rehabilitating owls, but she makes beautiful jewelry.
The jewels are one-of-a-kind and unusual, fitting for an artist who's always enjoyed being creative.
Holly's interest in jewelry began with a trip to Murano, Italy, where she became enamored with lampwork. When she got home, she signed up for a class to learn to make her own beads, and eventually taught her teenage son to do it too.
With an asymmetrical style, and finding inspiration in nature, architecture, and Old World icons, she loves to work with color and texture, Swarovski crystal, and the natural beauty of semi-precious stones to create her collection of mod and vintage-style jewelry.
She also does special orders and group purchases for matching and coordinating pieces, perfect for weddings, mommy-and-me gifts, and other occasions.
Should you be inspired by her work and want to read more about her and the owls, you can read Holly's blog. If you just want to browse her wares, they're in her Etsy shop.