Elizabeth Patel's Profile
I grew up in North Dakota, to an artist weaver/designer mother. I got to run wild during the summer at art fairs all over the US. I had a great time and my first best friend was a potter, Susan Davy. She is awesome, and still working her magic in clay near Minot, ND. She's always been more like a Godmother.
I moved to Dallas, TX in late summer of 1995. Got a job as a general sales clerk, and demonstrated so much proficientcy with computers that it launched a great career in IT that lasted 13 years! But without the super creative creating, I really didn't feel great about what I was doing. I quit my job in July 2007 to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
Then I landed on making handbags. Which was kind of funny, because about 8 years ago, I said to a friend while she we were out shopping, that someday I was going to make handbags...
- Born on November 7
- Joined February 26, 2009