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Heidi Post has been making jewelry off and on since she was a teenager. She would often acquire jewelry from her mother’s dresser, taking it apart and reworking it with various bits found at thrift stores or garage sales to make it her own. In college, she experimented with polymer clay for a while, making jewelry with the beads she created. Later on, she created a few pieces as gifts for her friends and family,
but it had largely remained an on again/off again hobby – one of many creative pursuits in which she was interested.

A few years ago after her grandmother’s death, Heidi wound up with an enormous box of her old costume jewelry. Fascinated by some of the beads and findings, but not necessarily the styles, she once again began to disassemble and rework the pieces. At the urging of some of her co-workers, she started to sell some of her designs to them, and thus she was on her way…

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  • Born on September 8
  • Joined April 15, 2009

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ex post facto

About

Heidi Post has been making jewelry off and on since she was a teenager. She would often acquire jewelry from her mother’s dresser, taking it apart and reworking it with various bits found at thrift stores or garage sales to make it her own. In college, she experimented with polymer clay for a while, making jewelry with the beads she created. Later on, she created a few pieces as gifts for her friends and family,
but it had largely remained an on again/off again hobby – one of many creative pursuits in which she was interested.

A few years ago after her grandmother’s death, Heidi wound up with an enormous box of her old costume jewelry. Fascinated by some of the beads and findings, but not necessarily the styles, she once again began to disassemble and rework the pieces. At the urging of some of her co-workers, she started to sell some of her designs to them, and thus she was on her way.

The name Ex Post Facto is a play on words – Post, being her last name and the translation meaning “After the Fact.” Because her business began by reusing and upcycling vintage beads and other objects with a
past, the name is a little nod to that.

Some bits from her grandmother’s stash remain and are still being used, and her collection of vintage jewelry objects and old buttons continues. In addition, Heidi cuts up old decorative tins and creates bead caps and connectors from them. She’s always experimenting and working with new media: paper clay, alcohol inks, and molding to name a few. She is continuing to learn new techniques and improve her abilities, and she is ever so grateful to be afforded the opportunity to keep at her work.

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