Where do you live?
I recently purchased my first house in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Where do you do your work?
My wonderful fiance and dad redid the basement of our house, so that I could have a HUGE workroom.
Whatâ€™s your favourite place in the world, and why?
Banff National Park, my boyfriend and I go camping in Banff each year but last year he proposed to me at the base of Cat Creek Falls. It’s definitely cemented itself with me, as being my favorite place!
Tell us a little bit more about yourself! Your â€˜day jobâ€™ or business, family, hobbiesâ€¦
I’m 24 years old, I just finished my degree in Financial Services from the University of Regina. At the moment, I’m taking a break before entering the workforce full time. I’m also recently engaged and getting married on July 24th! Although, I only found Etsy last year, I’ve been selling online since I was 18 and I’ve been learning new things and applying those new things to create new works, since I was just a child (thanks to my grandmas)!
What did you want to be â€˜when you grew upâ€™?
Honestly, it changed as often as I changed my underwear! I’ve wanted to be a lawyer, a marine biologist, a National Geographic photographer, a shop owner, a metal smith, a fashion designer, and the list goes on and on!
How did you first get into your craft/art?
I’ve always been into creating new things and I was searching online for a way to make something out of my photography (rather than just hanging it on the wall). After a bit of searching I found quite a few tutorials on polymer clay transfers. After a few hits and misses, using a variety of transfer materials, I decided that I wasn’t happy with the type of impression I could make with those. So, I went in search of a paper that could be baked into the clay (and that could handle the heat of the oven). First, I found t-shirt transfer paper but the image generally faded and bubbled in the oven, and you could only bake the clay for about 8 minutes before the image was ruined. So, I backed off for a bit (I was starting to get frustrated)! After a while, I came across a special type of paper that could handle the heat of the oven and would mimic an actual photograph. VOILA! I’d found exactly what I was looking for and I’ve creating my pendants this way ever since!
What do you make?
I create photographic polymer clay and resin pendants/necklaces. In the near future, I will be launching 3 new pendant lines, using stainless steel, wood, and faux ceramic clay molds.
What are you most proud of making?
I don’t know if I’ve ever been singularly proud of one specific piece, each one in each medium is special to me.
What do you like the most/least about selling your wares online?
I love the process of creating. I loathe packaging everything up and making the trip to the post office.
my fiance, my puppies, my family, creating, shopping for new supplies to bring to life new ideas….
It drives me crazy whenâ€¦
people are rude, you really aren’t making the situation any easier for you or anyone else by being rude.
Whatâ€™s your favourite word?
Blah (it can so expressive or not).
If you could sum yourself or your work up in one sentence, it would sayâ€¦
Never be afraid to express yourself
Visit Teri Online!
This week, Teri is offering a $20 gift voucher, to be used on any item from her shop – pretty cool!
1. Visit Imaginative Intention, and come back here leaving a comment about your favourite piece from the store.
2. For additional entries, leave a comment saying that you: followed or subscribed to Epheriell Designs (or already do); have Twittered about the givewaway; have shared the giveaway with friends on Facebook, or; you have written a blog post about it.
3. Entries close next Sunday night, the 15th of November, at 12pm Australian EST. Winners are announced the next day as part of next weekâ€™s Feature and Giveaway post.
Remember to leave me a way of contacting you.. and Good Luck!
Last weekâ€™s winner was Vickie – congrats!