Rose Riley's Profile

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My name is Rose Riley, and I am a compulsive crafter. After my first pair of jeweller's pliers, gifted to me when I was ten, I was on a roll; since then I have sold my jewelry, papier-mâché lamps & mobiles, pinback buttons, felt pieces, patchwork creations, belts and whatever else I could make with my own 2 hands in markets right and left. If I could, I would make everything I need myself, or trade something I made for it!

When I am not at home in my workshop, I like to travel around discovering the crafts of the countries I visit. I am fascinated by the design of everyday objects, and delight in finding the subtle differences or obvious similarities in design from one culture to the next.

I am a bit of a…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 13
  • Joined March 18, 2011

Favorite materials

colours, textures, fabric, whimsy, fun

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elsiemontreal
One-of-a-kind recycled accessories

About

(For belt-tying instructions, click See More and go to the bottom of the page)

My name is Rose Riley, and I am a compulsive crafter. After my first pair of jeweller's pliers, gifted to me when I was ten, I was on a roll; since then I have sold my jewelry, papier-mâché lamps & mobiles, pinback buttons, felt pieces, patchwork creations, belts and whatever else I could make with my own 2 hands in markets right and left. If I could, I would make everything I need myself, or trade something I made for it!

When I am not at home in my workshop, I like to travel around discovering the crafts of the countries I visit. I am fascinated by the design of everyday objects, and delight in finding the subtle differences or obvious similarities in design from one culture to the next.

I am a bit of a fabric hoarder (I bring some back from every place I go, as well as from church basement sales…). I love dreaming up the previous lives of my second-hand finds, and I much prefer salvaging, or "repurposing", materials than buying them new. But what I love the most is to be on the road, discovering new things and creating new things with whatever happens to be handy in the moment…

I enjoy bringing a little color and novelty into day-to-day objects, and I try to create things that are functional and will accompany you for a long time. I hope you will enjoy them…

Have a wonderful day!

ps. Je parle aussi français!
pd. ¡Tambien hablo español!

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You can visit my website at www.elsiemontreal.com.

to visit my other etsy shop, go to:
elsierose
http://www.etsy.com/shop/elsierose

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All my tie belts can be worn in slightly different ways, and customers keep discovering new bows and knots to make them even more interesting...

Here is a basic description of how to best wear the belts:

- Hold the belt open and place it against your stomach, preferably so that the bottom half is over your belly button (if it is too low, it will crease every time you sit down or bend over...)
- If you want to have the "pocket", make sure the ties are placed so that the opening is towards the top.
- Wrap it around your waist and bring the ends back towards the front. I personally prefer to tie the belt towards one side, and I try to choose the color that is towards the bottom of the belt and put it across the top of the other color to "frame" it. Sometimes it looks nice across the middle, too.
- I generally tie the belt with a half-bow, but a full bow can be fun and feminine, and it is also possible to tie both ends behind the back (for smaller-sized people only, unfortunately..). People above size 14 may find it difficult to wrap the belt around, but can simple tie a bow in back or to the side - it looks great too!
- The belt should be fairly tight, but avoid yanking or pulling knots too hard as this could damage the seams! A firm pull should be enough to keep it on all day. If you notice the belt creasing too much, try wearing it higher or lower.
- Some people like to wear them lower on the hips - they can look quite nice there too. they can even look good worn as headbands! Wear them however you like... (and let me know if you discover any more interesting ways to wear them!)

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