Krysta Bea Jackson's Profile

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So how did I start working with cigar boxes? It all started when I managed a busy little chocolate shop that was next to a popular cigar shop. Every day, they put out this little cart with gorgeous empty cigar boxes. I loved their graphic nature, the colors of the (stained) woods, the slight masculinity of their existence. I started buying them for myself, using them to store beads and small computer gadgets in the office. Then, one Christmas, I packaged almost every single gift inside a different cigar box. Many people were excited enough about the box that they forgot the gift inside!

So I knew I liked the cigar boxes, but didn't realize others would too. After setting up my Etsy shop and promptly getting no sales, I listed a few on a whim. And had my first sale a week later! And thus it began... :)

I also own Lucky Mutts, a dog walking and pet sitting…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 10
  • Joined November 10, 2009

Favorite materials

fabric of all kinds, cigar boxes, beads, copper, any chemicals

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About

So how did I start working with cigar boxes? It all started when I managed a busy little chocolate shop that was next to a popular cigar shop. Every day, they put out this little cart with gorgeous empty cigar boxes. I loved their graphic nature, the colors of the (stained) woods, the slight masculinity of their existence. I started buying them for myself, using them to store beads and small computer gadgets in the office. Then, one Christmas, I packaged almost every single gift inside a different cigar box. Many people were excited enough about the box that they forgot the gift inside!

So I knew I liked the cigar boxes, but didn't realize others would too. After setting up my Etsy shop and promptly getting no sales, I listed a few on a whim. And had my first sale a week later! And thus it began... :)

I also own Lucky Mutts, a dog walking and pet sitting business in Reno, NV. I am privledged to be owned by two very wonderful dogs that tolerate my spoiling them everyday.

I spend my free time with my dogs in the great outdoors, reading, writing, doing crosswords and assorted arts and crafts. I also love to cook, eat and drink!

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