Natalee Wright's Profile

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Born and raised near Fort Wayne, Indiana, I have always been an active participant in the arts; visual, theatrical, and vocal. I even went abroad and was the lead soloist for a Catholic mass. I moved to Florida with my family at the age of 16 and focused primarily on visual arts. Even though I was very involved in the arts, I signed up for an eight year stint in the Florida Army National Guard as a Track Vehicle Repairer for a chance at something new. My military career was cut short by four years after I sustained a back injury in Aberdeen, MD. With this new start, I decided to educate myself. I currently hold a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology, previously worked with abused and deliquent children, and am currently working with senior citizens at a non-profit organization. However, in my spare time, I create handmade soaps, bath salts, candles, and other items. I also continue to dabble in multiple mediums of paint and pencil…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 24
  • Joined October 3, 2012

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Pearl Beads, Wire Wrapped Glass Beads, Antique Charms, Chain Maille

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Born and raised near Fort Wayne, Indiana, I have always been an active participant in the arts; visual, theatrical, and vocal. I even went abroad and was the lead soloist for a Catholic mass. I moved to Florida with my family at the age of 16 and focused primarily on visual arts. Even though I was very involved in the arts, I signed up for an eight year stint in the Florida Army National Guard as a Track Vehicle Repairer for a chance at something new. My military career was cut short by four years after I sustained a back injury in Aberdeen, MD. With this new start, I decided to educate myself. I currently hold a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology, previously worked with abused and deliquent children, and am currently working with senior citizens at a non-profit organization. However, in my spare time, I create handmade soaps, bath salts, candles, and other items. I also continue to dabble in multiple mediums of paint and pencil.

I created Black Willow Soaps after years of giving gift baskets full of homemade soaps, bath salts, and candles to my family members. They all seemed to like my products. When my mother and her friend decided that they wanted to start participating in Craft Shows, I jumped at the idea to collaborate my products. Turns out that the craft show collaboration never happened, and I was left with an abundance of homemade soap.

I had previously tried to sell artwork on Etsy, but failed. I thought that it might be a good outlet for my homemade products. So I started on this adventure. I needed a name. The black willow tree is one that I wanted to have planted in my yard. However, living in Florida, that seemed impossible. Instead, I decided to name my shop after the tree. Now I get to see trees that I like everyday, from the stamps that I put on my homemade boxes to the avatar that is used on my Etsy profile.

After a year of having Black Willow Soaps, I decided to try my hand at handmade jewelry. The perfect day to launch was the day of my one year anniversary for Black Willow Soaps. I enjoy every minute of my handmade adventures!

I offer discounts for large orders, custom orders, and will do consignments! If you have questions, please contact me though the Black Willow Soaps website at www.blackwillowsoaps.weebly.com

Check out our sister shop, Black Willow Soaps, at www.blackwillowsoaps.etsy.com for all of your bath and beauty, home decor, and edible needs!


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