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Hello and welcome to my Etsy shop. My name is Connie Vest and I have been married to the same wonderful man for more than 30 years. I have two beautiful daughters ,two grandsons, and one granddaughter.
By day I am the Bookmobile clerk for 3 counties in central Missouri. By night I am an avid crafter.
I am mostly self-taught, with the help of books borrowed and bought.
Through the years I have dabbled in lots of crafts including macramé, quilling, crochet, beading, pysanky, temari, ceramics, and sewing, to name a few.
I found pressed flowers to be a wonderful passion. The close up view of pressing plant materials cannot be matched. I enjoy finding new and different ways to use them. They are so beautiful. Ephemeral.
Gourds came into my life by chance and I fell in love with them. You must hold them in your hands to appreciate the u…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 14
  • Joined October 27, 2010

Favorite materials

gourds, pressed flowers, dried flowers, glass, copper, seeds, grasses

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About

Hello and welcome to my Etsy shop. My name is Connie Vest and I have been married to the same wonderful man for more than 30 years. I have two beautiful daughters ,two grandsons, and one granddaughter.
By day I am the Bookmobile clerk for 3 counties in central Missouri. By night I am an avid crafter.
I am mostly self-taught, with the help of books borrowed and bought.
Through the years I have dabbled in lots of crafts including macramé, quilling, crochet, beading, pysanky, temari, ceramics, and sewing, to name a few.
I found pressed flowers to be a wonderful passion. The close up view of pressing plant materials cannot be matched. I enjoy finding new and different ways to use them. They are so beautiful. Ephemeral.
Gourds came into my life by chance and I fell in love with them. You must hold them in your hands to appreciate the unique qualities of each one. The shape and balance of the gourd determines what I will do with it.
I try to use as many natural raw materials as possible on my gourds. Pressed flowers and leaves, copper, feathers, glass, shells, seeds, cones, pods, pine needles, vines, stones, and leather. If it comes from the earth I want to use it to bring a piece of nature into my home and hopefully yours, too.
I am a gourdhead, there are lots of us out there. We take some ribbing, but we don’t mind.
You will always find something new in my shop. I tend to work in waves. I love to experiment with new materials and techniques, ever changing, always evolving. Creating something completes me. It is more than a desire, it is a deep need.
Check out my interview at http://resinandpressedflowers.blogspot.com January 9, 2011 ed.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me.

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