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I grew up on a farm in Illinois and loved being in nature...a stream, lots of trees and pastures full of cows. I always made things out of throw-aways and loved color, whether it was finger paints, fabric, scraps of yarn, or the beautiful flowers my mom grew.

I especially remember one summer my great aunt brought over a lot of her costume jewelry that she no longer wanted...a feast for my young girl eyes...lots of sparkly rhinestones, faux pearls, etc. I found that with opening my etsy shop, it has unleashed the never ending fascination I have with color.

I still have a need to keep my mind, heart and hands busy creating things. Nothing makes me happier than to sell one of my creations to a customer who loves it as much as I do. I like sweet things with a little bit of edge.

I would call myself…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 23
  • Joined March 17, 2010

Favorite materials

anything gold and white together, chalky white painted items, light aqua beads, chunky brass findings, opals, faded flowers, lemongrass, dark pink rose color, redwood trees, the smell of old books, kukicha tea

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About

I grew up on a farm in Illinois and loved being in nature...a stream, lots of trees and pastures full of cows. I always made things out of throw-aways and loved color, whether it was finger paints, fabric, scraps of yarn, or the beautiful flowers my mom grew.

I especially remember one summer my great aunt brought over a lot of her costume jewelry that she no longer wanted...a feast for my young girl eyes...lots of sparkly rhinestones, faux pearls, etc. I found that with opening my etsy shop, it has unleashed the never ending fascination I have with color.

I still have a need to keep my mind, heart and hands busy creating things. Nothing makes me happier than to sell one of my creations to a customer who loves it as much as I do. I like sweet things with a little bit of edge.

I would call myself an eclectic artist: painter, photographer, jewelry maker, writer, teacher, and detective of life. Here are some treasuries my items have been featured in: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/?search_query=shop%3Acatcontrare&search_type=treasury
Happy shopping!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/catcontrare?ref=si_shop

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