Today’s reader spotlight is of one of the sweetest ladies I know – Cari of Crochet Hooked. Cari’s a jewelry designer who creates crochet braided bracelets called Braidlets with pearls, Swarovski crystals, and wire; each piece she makes is lush, incredible, and colorful! Speaking of color, that’s how we “met”. Cari emailed me to ask if she could use my color palettes as a jumping off point for her Braidlet pieces (of course, how flattering!), and it’s been great to get to know her since then.
How would you describe your work in three words?
Labor of love! [I can imagine!]
What inspires you?
People, places, and things!
If you could only use one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My forever color would be Green (lovin my Frogs).
What would be a perfect day?
Are there any imperfect days? [What a great mind-set!]
What are three favorite artists or bloggers you think the world should know about?
1. Well… I would certainly like to promote Brandi Girl Blog because you have inspired me to create some of my Braidlets using color combinations I would never think of putting together. ;o) Also, because you have a writing style makes me feel as if you are talking to me face to face…. You make other feel comfortable, you’re down to earth, and witty! [Thank you so much!]
2. Colette (awesome wire wrapper) from Colette Collection… I am in awe of how she manipulates the wire to create her jaw dropping jewelry. She is the reason I am trying to learn to wire wrap.
3. I would love everyone to know about Handmade Artists. Kimberly and Andrew Kitchen (the owners) are not only handmade artists themselves, but they have also built a handmade community were handmade artists can go to interact, get promoted, sell their wares and even become a contributor writing about handmade topics. Truly and special place to be apart of this amazing group. They have a forum, shop, and blog!