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I am an NYC bred singer/ songwriter/ craft artist who dibbles and dabbles in web design. I started crocheting around the age of 10, and stopped as soon as I laid my eyes on a crochet pattern. The foreign language of crochet abbreviations and charts discouraged me until adulthood.

In 2010, I became the Arts & Crafts Specialist at an after-school center in Brooklyn. As I created and planned the arts curriculum, I began to re-connect with the crafting hobbies of my youth. The sightings of a friendship bracelet and crochet flower ring were the last sparks I needed to set-off my creative fireworks.

One day while visiting with family, I saw that my youngest sister was wearing a micro-macrame (friendship) bracelet with a design I had never seen before. This inspired my search for bracelet patterns on the…

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  • Joined January 20, 2011

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Yarn, craft thread, buttons, cardstock, glitter, stamps

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About

I am an NYC bred singer/ songwriter/ craft artist who dibbles and dabbles in web design. I started crocheting around the age of 10, and stopped as soon as I laid my eyes on a crochet pattern. The foreign language of crochet abbreviations and charts discouraged me until adulthood.

In 2010, I became the Arts & Crafts Specialist at an after-school center in Brooklyn. As I created and planned the arts curriculum, I began to re-connect with the crafting hobbies of my youth. The sightings of a friendship bracelet and crochet flower ring were the last sparks I needed to set-off my creative fireworks.

One day while visiting with family, I saw that my youngest sister was wearing a micro-macrame (friendship) bracelet with a design I had never seen before. This inspired my search for bracelet patterns on the internet, and before I knew it I was making bracelets that looked like pianos, guitar fret boards, and featured video game characters.

Then I saw a crocheted flower ring that my grandmother made for one of my cousins and I decided to take up crochet again. My grandmother taught me how to make her flower ring and my crocheting took off from there. Using the internet as a resource, I taught myself how to read crochet abbreviations which enabled me to complete every type of crochet project, included amigirumi.

This is not the end of my story. I am constantly thinking of new things to make and new techniques to try. My work is inspired by history, nature, fairy tales, and childhood fantasy. It is my hope to expand the role of creativity in my life, so that it is filled to the brim with love and art. You can find my craft items in my Etsy Store and music at www.ClaireRodriguez.com.

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