Christie Wadsworth-Twete's Profile

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Even as a child I seemed to have a passion for being creative. Loved designing clothes for my paper dolls and of course showing them to anyone who would be a captive audience ...then in my late teens I discovered thrift shops and flea markets.....and my imagination really took over .

Having grown up on a ranch we learned about recycling all kinds of things. .
I love things that have character or a story to tell and so 'Up cycling' items( think recycling only better) and turning them into wonderful new treasures is what I love to do.

I grew up with 'green' values before 'green' was the new IN thing and, come from generations of 'Green Crafters'.and have been making things using recycled materials for years not only for myself but also for gifts and selling them in shops and from my home…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 6
  • Joined June 2, 2011

Favorite materials

recycled, mixed media, junk, paints, cloth, glass, clay, wood, paper

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About

Even as a child I seemed to have a passion for being creative. Loved designing clothes for my paper dolls and of course showing them to anyone who would be a captive audience ...then in my late teens I discovered thrift shops and flea markets.....and my imagination really took over .

Having grown up on a ranch we learned about recycling all kinds of things. .
I love things that have character or a story to tell and so 'Up cycling' items( think recycling only better) and turning them into wonderful new treasures is what I love to do.

I grew up with 'green' values before 'green' was the new IN thing and, come from generations of 'Green Crafters'.and have been making things using recycled materials for years not only for myself but also for gifts and selling them in shops and from my home.

I would say that most of the things I create with the exception of my paintings , unless mixed media, and sometimes some glassware have recycled items used in the making of whatever it is.

I love creating ..it just makes me happy and when my creations bring smiles and joy into peoples lives then I am a happy.

I specialize in hand painted glassware and Christmas items.

Over the years I have had some of my 'creations' in shops in Cody,Wy.- Longview,Wa.-Kelso,Wa.and Laguna Beach,Ca.
I've created and sold such items as paintings, bird houses,windchimes made from old silverware,various kinds of Christmas ornaments and decorations,Painted glassware,glass bottle incense burners,Sculped (adult) Saint Nicholas dolls,and various other things.
I have also done speciality paint treatments to walls for clients, as well as murals and some trompe l' oeil work.

Finding Etsy has been wonderful as it gives me the opportunity to have a shop and share my creations with the world. Also Hopefully help show that unique one of a kind creations that are also good for the planet are better than the mass produced items that many have. When you find small little shops that sell one of a kind , do custom orders and have unique items ...you find conversation pieces and the satisfaction of knowing no one else will have anything exactly like it.

You can also feel good about also helping the planet.

For years now I have been decorating my homes as well as finding most of my clothes
buying vintage and gently used. I always have been complimented on both and told by many I should write a book on how I do it. . ..It is fun and Recycling is Always a Really Good Thing.

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