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Thanks for stopping by my Etsy Store, Amy's Original Bridal Hangers ™ , Please take your time looking around. Feel free to ask any questions, and to continue reading on to learn more about myself and how it all began!

For years I had the desire to work for myself. I tried several different things, but nothing really seemed to work. The fact I was raising two very active children, probably did not help me either!

I started early in my life being interested in home decorating. I guess I picked a lot of that up from my mother. She was always wallpapering, painting, and redecorating her home.

I obtained my Real Estate License when I was young, newly married, and starting a family. I was able to see the insides of others homes. I gained a little knowledge of some do's and dont's of home decorating from…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 5
  • Joined November 17, 2007

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wire, wood, paint

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About

Thanks for stopping by my Etsy Store, Amy's Original Bridal Hangers ™ , Please take your time looking around. Feel free to ask any questions, and to continue reading on to learn more about myself and how it all began!

For years I had the desire to work for myself. I tried several different things, but nothing really seemed to work. The fact I was raising two very active children, probably did not help me either!

I started early in my life being interested in home decorating. I guess I picked a lot of that up from my mother. She was always wallpapering, painting, and redecorating her home.

I obtained my Real Estate License when I was young, newly married, and starting a family. I was able to see the insides of others homes. I gained a little knowledge of some do's and dont's of home decorating from that experience.

I even convinced my mother to go to school with me for Interior Design. What a valuable experience that was. It really opened my eyes to different techniques to be used, while making a home your very own!

I guess I always had a creative side, but just did not realize it until I became an adult. Buying magazines, books, and some of the wonderful home decorating shows, have truly been my inspiration. They opened up a new world for me.

After trying many projects, including stenciling on walls, faux painting, freehand painting, and more, my business was born in 2005. I am lucky to have a wonderful husband who just goes with the flow. Walls became a blank canvas for me.... My backyard fence and old doors were victims too! If it stood still long enough it would get painted.....

I started off selling at a few local craft shows. Those we really busts for me. In the beginning I created floor cloths, painted purses, and shelves. I did not sell much. I think most became gifts. Pretty disappointing after all the hard work.

I discovered the internet in 2005. I knew very little and really did not understand how to download a picture even, when I began. I am not afraid to jump in and try things. I have learned so much since then. Still so much to learn though, right?

A friend of mine told me about this great site called "Etsy", back in 2007. I really did not understand how to use it much, but thought why not? I listed a few things like handmade jewelry, some painted glassware, candles, soap, and a few other items. Did not sell my first item until January 2008. Of course, I did not promote and just let it site there. Amazing that something even sold.

Soon after I found the wonderful group, "Etsy Team Columbus". I am still a proud member, and owe a lot of what I know today to many of the great members of past and present. It really can be a great place to bounce off ideas and to ask if you do not know something. Seems you will find someone who does. I have made so many good friends here too!

As time evolved I started painting on glasses like wine, champagne, plates, and more. That seemed to go well online, but not so much in person. I am still trying to find that niche. I have painted thousands of pieces of glass, had my garage full of unpainted pieces, and basement full of glass and boxes......

In 2010, I created these lovely Custom Personalized Wire Wood Hangers. This is the home of the ORIGINAL, the others followed after me! I started off doing the all wire hangers, selling my first one of that type on January 31st , 2010. I had a concern about the strength, and my husband and I came up with the idea of altering the wooden hangers with the personalized wire, selling my first of that type on February 18th, 2010. Who would have known what a hit they were going to be?

The purpose of the wedding dress hangers is to be used as a wedding photo prop. The wire used is silver aluminum wire. Yes, it is a softer wire which allows me to bend the names and words in the wire. If treated with care, it will be just fine for your pictures. It can easily be moved back in to place, if it should move. It is not intended to be handled roughly or for you to be able to hang things from it.

We now have a shop for wedding signs, signature letters, and more to come. Please stop by and take a look: http://www.allwoodtoo.etsy.com . We would love to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon!

Amy
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Amy's Original Bridal Hangers ™

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