Hi. My name is Mari. I am a graphic designer by training, and have extensively studied fine art. I have loved drawing, painting, making things, and creating ever since I can remember. I worked as a graphic designer for design firms (on the west and east coasts) for a number of years after graduating from college with a BFA degree in Graphic Design. Being a graphic designer was wonderful, but it's all done on the computer. I wanted to work with my hands to create.
I have always loved making jewelry, and have made it for personal pleasure, friends, and family. I have always been encouraged to showcase my jewelry to others by starting a business, but I didn't think I had the time or resources. Then I discovered Etsy. It has made it possible to satisfy my love of art, design, and creativity. I can now apply my training as a designer and an artist, and use my hands to craft something I love!…
- Joined April 29, 2008