Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Featured Artist - Sparkly Strandz
This is a lovely store stocking an eclectic mix of Jewellery, baby items and crocheted goods.
The owner of this store is a full time mum and a part-time occupational therapist. How she manages to look after 2 children and work part-time and still create all these wonderful items I really don't know.
She says "I've had a love for crafts, especially crochet for over 25 years ever since my grandmother taught me at age 5. It was probably the best thing she could have done for my parents because it would keep me busy for hours. During college, I developed a love for beads--not just because they're sparkly, but because beads have such a rich history to them from around the world, and can be made from almost anything imaginable. Also, as an occupational therapist, I am able to use a variety of crafts and activities in my therapy to make it more fun!"
In this store she has combined her love for crochet and beads and has started making jewelry, baby onesies, hats, and all sorts of gift items.
Drop in for a browse you wont be disappointed