I'm a maker, esthetician, animal lover and generally artistic person. Both of my grandmother's were crafters so being a maker is in my DNA!!! In my esty shop, you will find handcrafted items made from wood, fabric, beads and essential oils that are great for gift giving.
I have a long, on going career in the beauty business as a makeup artist, esthetician and nail technician. I have used a variety of essential oils and botanicals to treat and beautify the skin and nails for my clients. It is my passion to help people look their best with luminous healthy smooth skin, colorful nails, perfect brows and beautiful makeup. When you look and feel good, you have more confidence to face the world. In this world, we need all the confidence we can get!
I was introduced to sewing way back in high school by Mrs. Wood who taught Home Ec. My projects didn't always come out the greatest, but I was inspired to keep sewing and creating outfits to express my personal style. Luckily, my sewing skills improved! I've sewn a variety of items (besides clothes for me!) over the years including baby and kids clothes, aprons, bridal veils, small handbags, makeup bags, face masks, pillows, window treatments and chair cushions.
I love the beach and beachy things. I always have. The beach is a place to rest, refresh and be inspired. I have made many ruffled beach sarongs and pretty coverups for my Jamaica vacations made with colorful and sheer fabrics.
My love of ceramics developed in Mrs. Blinder's high school art class. It's so rewarding to take a lump of clay and make something wonderful out of it. I really need to get back to pottery making. You may see some of my work here one day. Meanwhile, direct me to the nearest flea market for some vintage pottery hunting.
My husband and I recently started wood crafting personalized beer caddies, wine caddies, small bridesmaid gift caddies and decorative wooden creations. Who knew wood would become one of the mediums I'd be working with!
Cats are near and dear to my heart. I care for, rescue, and find homes for feral and stray cats. Kitties need to be loved and spoiled and kept safe so I do what I can to help them. Any purchase you make from my shop helps support the care of animals in need.
Together, all of these loves have inspired my continually evolving Beach Ruffle Etsy shop.
Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon to see my latest creations. Follow Beach Ruffles on facebook for sneak peeks and updates. See my social media links in the Around the web section!