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My name is Amanda, I'm 24 years old and my online alter-ego is Ulixis. I've been creative my whole life, and when asked in grade 2 what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said "artist" instead of "teacher" like all the other little girls!

I grew up in the middle of nowhere - Northern Ontario. My parents' home is across from a river (separated only by our front lawn and a dirt road) and surrounded by fields. Unsurprisingly, I'm constantly inspired by the beauty of nature - particularly wild flowers, morning dew and flowing water.

During high school, 3 great loves came into my life, pushing art aside. These were math, science and Pat, my partner (almost 10 years together now! And I know "partner" sounds ridiculous, but after so long, "boy friend" just doesn't seem appropriate). While I chose to continue my education in science (I'm…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 21
  • Joined September 2, 2007

Favorite materials

silver, wire, czech glass, stones

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  • Ulixis
    Unique beaded jewelry - earrings,...

About

My name is Amanda, I'm 24 years old and my online alter-ego is Ulixis. I've been creative my whole life, and when asked in grade 2 what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said "artist" instead of "teacher" like all the other little girls!

I grew up in the middle of nowhere - Northern Ontario. My parents' home is across from a river (separated only by our front lawn and a dirt road) and surrounded by fields. Unsurprisingly, I'm constantly inspired by the beauty of nature - particularly wild flowers, morning dew and flowing water.

During high school, 3 great loves came into my life, pushing art aside. These were math, science and Pat, my partner (almost 10 years together now! And I know "partner" sounds ridiculous, but after so long, "boy friend" just doesn't seem appropriate). While I chose to continue my education in science (I'm currently working on my Master's in Medical Sciences. I'm investigating the effects of adipocytes on the normal functions of airway smooth muscle. Obviously, I'm quite a science geek... which is also a huge source of inspiration for me.), after a few years, the creative itch returned. Some online tutorials got me started, and a friend pointed me towards Etsy.

And here we are. Since joining Etsy & expanding to 3 shops, I have fallen in love with the wonderful community and garnered a lot of great advice from some well-established artists and new-found friends. I love it here & I hope to spread joy & well-being to all my visitors!

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To keep things simple, I've separated my various crafts into different shops.

Jewelry --- Ulixis.etsy.com
Sewing --- SewUlixis.etsy.com
Paper --- PaperUlixis.etsy.com

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While "scientist" and "artist" go a long way to introducing you to who I am, there are many other categories I fall under. I'm also a proud Canadian, an avid reader, a pretty darn good cook (I love experimenting in the kitchen - it's like a combination of science and crafting!), a mentor, a problem-solver, a teacher's assistant, a gardener (if I had a garden that is), an animal lover, a writer (in my diary), an abuser of brackets and much more.

Keep track of it all (& get all my useful links) over on my blog: http://ulixis.com

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