Stephani's Profile

About

I started as a buyer in May 2008 and never dreamed I'd some day open my own shop. I have an A.A. degree in Art Studies and have taken many art classes but really have been doing art since I was young. I've always had an 'art room' in my house for my kids and their friends where they were free to do anything that made them happy.

HAPPY ACCIDENTS are those moments in crafting and in our lives when something we’re attempting does not turn out as we expected. I have learned to turn those “problems” into “challenges” by stepping back for a moment to see how I can make a change that might make these experiences turn out more positively. More often than not, the conclusion of my problem or my project turns out BETTER than I expected. I have experienced a Happy Accident!

I specialize in what I call 3-D Collage ~ I’ll attach anything to anything with…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 10
  • Joined October 20, 2008

Favorite materials

found objects, vintage jewelry, vintage doilies, beads and crystals, feathers rocks and shells, buttons, color pigments, crystal dishware, candles, my homemade potpourri, mosaics, anything naturemade

Shop

HappyAccidentCandles
Unique Soy Wax Candles, Treasures and...

About

I started as a buyer in May 2008 and never dreamed I'd some day open my own shop. I have an A.A. degree in Art Studies and have taken many art classes but really have been doing art since I was young. I've always had an 'art room' in my house for my kids and their friends where they were free to do anything that made them happy.

HAPPY ACCIDENTS are those moments in crafting and in our lives when something we’re attempting does not turn out as we expected. I have learned to turn those “problems” into “challenges” by stepping back for a moment to see how I can make a change that might make these experiences turn out more positively. More often than not, the conclusion of my problem or my project turns out BETTER than I expected. I have experienced a Happy Accident!

I specialize in what I call 3-D Collage ~ I’ll attach anything to anything with anything! I love a large variety of materials and I especially enjoy using them in ways other than that for which they are usually intended ~ and often “Happy Accidents” occur when I least expect them! That really gets my creative juices going! The result can be a single item, a set or a vignette, but it’s always a “one of a kind.” I apply this process to candles and candle holders in this shop.

I also like to use previously used or vintage containers and embellishment materials whenever possible. I have stacks of storage bins of potential candle containers in my studio and boxes of anything that could possibly be used to decorate plain containers. I love the challenge of finding unusual materials to embellish with and I love finding a new life for something old. Luckily, it's easy to find interesting ideas, containers and materials in other Etsy shops, as well as in flea markets, yard sales and antique shops.

Please also visit me at
https://www.facebook.com/Happyaccidents10etsy?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/HappyAccidentsZ

https://www.pinterest.com/stephanischwart/

Thank you for visiting my shop, and keep your mind open to those “Happy Accidents” that happen in all of our lives. What at first may seem like a mistake or a problem can often turn out to be a more satisfying or fruitful situation if you are willing to look at it as a challenge – a chance to stretch creatively, spiritually, or intellectually. The Universe is willing to help us when we need it…we just have to be open to it. I promise, you’ll smile when you recognize your own “Happy Accidents.”

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