Rachel Biel's Profile

About

My hands have held a needle, paintbrush, a pen, some sand paper, a hammer or some kind of tool ever since I can remember. I've also been cursed with an entrepreneurial spirit that got me selling t-shirts at artisan fairs when I was 15 in Brazil and that later led on to almost two decades of self-employment in retail and wholesale of my work and international handicrafts in Chicago.

I now focus primarily on fiber art, but worked seriously in clay for a time. I enjoy refinishing the odd piece of furniture, putting 3-d collages together, and have an avid interest in how things are made and where they come from. I live in Paducah, Kentucky and enjoy a peer group of other curious artists. I miss the diversity of Chicago, but carry the influence of friends and experiences from there and abroad that continue to stamp my work with an international feel. Kentucky is a peaceful…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 16
  • Joined May 31, 2007

Favorite materials

recycled, natural, fibers, clay, buttons, cotton, silk

Shop

  • rayela
    Rayela Art- Fiber Art and Vintage Ethnic...

About

My hands have held a needle, paintbrush, a pen, some sand paper, a hammer or some kind of tool ever since I can remember. I've also been cursed with an entrepreneurial spirit that got me selling t-shirts at artisan fairs when I was 15 in Brazil and that later led on to almost two decades of self-employment in retail and wholesale of my work and international handicrafts in Chicago.

I now focus primarily on fiber art, but worked seriously in clay for a time. I enjoy refinishing the odd piece of furniture, putting 3-d collages together, and have an avid interest in how things are made and where they come from. I live in Paducah, Kentucky and enjoy a peer group of other curious artists. I miss the diversity of Chicago, but carry the influence of friends and experiences from there and abroad that continue to stamp my work with an international feel. Kentucky is a peaceful place, a place where nature flourishes and where my spirit enjoys some respite.

I also manage two other shops:
www.afghantribalarts.etsy.com
www.oshiwa.etsy.com
All items are at my home and can be shipped together.

Visit my other places:

Website and blog: www.rayela.com
TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List: www.tafalist.com
TAFA's Etsy Team: www.tafateam.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RayelaArt

TAFA is an arts organization that I launched in 2010. We have over 400 members from 35 countries and half of them have shops here on Etsy. Enter TAFA in the search and be prepared for pages and pages of eye-candy! We aim to be THE destination on Etsy for the best in handmade textiles and fiber art.

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Rayela Art

I landed in Paducah, Kentucky!
Quilt City, USA

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Shipping and Handling: Priority mail as quoted + extra for insurance. I normally use the United States Postal Service and recycle packing supplies when possible. International orders may vary from quote. I ship daily. Free shipping in the US on orders over $100.

Terms: E-mail if you have problems seeing the photo or if you have any questions. Please do so before you place your order. Preferred payment method: Pay Pal. You can also send checks and money orders. Buyers outside of the U.S. (including Canada), please e-mail for shipping quote.

Spanish and Portuguese: Pretty fluent, so can answer questions, if needed. Hablamos español, mal hablado, pero si tienes preguntas- adelante! Falamos Português. Se tiver perguntas, podemos tentar responder o melhor possível!

GUARANTEE AND POLICY: Don’t like what you got? Notify me within 3 days of receipt and return within 10 days of purchase. I’ll refund your purchase minus shipping.

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