I live in Glen Burnie, MD. My shop is Fierce Angel's Fantastical Finds; when I was in high school I had a dear friend who gave me the nickname "fierce angel" one day randomly and even though we grew apart and the friendship faded, the nickname became an important part of who I am. I always dreamed of using it as the name for an off-the-wall boardwalk shop where I would sell unique treasures. So when I decided to try selling jewelry on etsy, it only made sense to incorporate it in my shop name. I sell bracelets, anklets, and necklaces made out of hemp with different kinds of charms, beads, and metal clasps.
I learned about Etsy Project Embrace while I was searching around on etsy. I had wanted to join a team on etsy for awhile, but some of them are real selective about when they allow members to join. In the past year I've gotten involved in some of the American Cancer Society's events, like Relay For Life, and I've been selling some of my jewelry as a fundraiser for those events. So when I found EPE, and learned how the team started and what their mission was, it seemed like a good fit. I was accepted to join the team right away and I'm excited to be networked with other crafters who are helping make the world a better place.
It was hard to pick a favorite out of my jewelry, but my favorite right now is the Lilac Hope Awareness Ribbon bracelet (shown below), and that's because it combines my favorite color, purple, with my favorite metal spacer beads that I've found so far, and my favorite charm, the Awareness Ribbon with HOPE engraved on it. The charm is made by Blue Moon Beads and it's perfect for raising awareness and funds for a great cause.
It's tough to pick a favorite possession, but I think it would have to be the baby blanket my Grandma made for me. There's something special about an item that someone took the time to make by hand especially for you, and that blanket went everywhere with me when I was younger. I've had to put away in a storage bag because the yarn has started to unravel in several spots and especially after losing my Grandma this past year, I would hate to have anything happen to the blanket.
I collect Nightmare Before Christmas stuff. I love anything by Tim Burton, and this was the first movie I saw with my fiance when they re-released it in 3D. (Below are pictures of one of my NBC snow globes and one of my cat, Jasper wearing a Jack Skellington hat).
In 10 years time, I hope to be successful enough that I can afford to spend lots of quality time with those that I love. Artistically, I hope that I can find ways to continue to fund-raise for the American Cancer Society and other causes by creating things that I enjoy making. Crafting is in my blood, and even if I can never make a successful business, I'll be happy as long as I'm still creating.
(Below is a picture of myself and two friends at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, I'm the one in the KISS T-shirt, KISS drummer Peter Criss is a breast cancer survivor)