EmbraceCrafts

Hand-made jewellery, hoods, accessories and patterns

Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom | 19 Sales

EmbraceCrafts

Hand-made jewellery, hoods, accessories and patterns

Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom 19 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Hello, and welcome to Embrace Crafts!

All my items are hand-crafted, and most are designed by me. Many of my gemstone jewellery designs are unique, hence only one is listed, so buying one of these practically guarantees that no-one else will be wearing what you are!

New items may be added at any time, so please check back regularly if you like what you see.

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2016

Hello, and welcome to Embrace Crafts!

All my items are hand-crafted, and most are designed by me. Many of my gemstone jewellery designs are unique, hence only one is listed, so buying one of these practically guarantees that no-one else will be wearing what you are!

New items may be added at any time, so please check back regularly if you like what you see.

Karen Tucker

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About

Turning a hobby into a business

I've been making jewellery, knitting and doing various crafts for a lot of years. Over those years, I sold to friends, family, and at small craft fairs etc, but never really made enough to give up the day job. This shop is part of my 'exit strategy' from the world of nine-to-five!

People have often told me my work is good enough to sell, so I decided to do just that. Crafting gives me something to do in the evening while watching TV. It just doesn't feel right sitting doing nothing with my hands, so I need to sell what I make before it piles up and takes over the whole house! I also love designing pretty things, so what you'll find in my shop is the result of my creative inspiration, whether it's a crocheted purse, a pair of earrings, a knitted brooch, a beaded bracelet, or a knitting pattern.

I'm also lucky enough to have an artist for a brother, and the Celtic Heart embroidery pattern was created from a design of his. If you'd like to see more, pop over to his Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChaelArtandDesign?ref=ss_profile. There will be more of these designs when I have the time to create them, so keep an eye out for them.

When I'm not designing and making things for sale, I can often be found making things for charity. At last count, I've crocheted ten small baby blankets for a charity called Cherished Gowns, plus a couple of baby hats and a pair of mittens. I take my crochet (and sometimes my knitting) with me anywhere - in the car, at the pub, while socialising with friends. One friend once commented that there were four of us chatting together, and three were fascinated by my knitting - I was the only one not watching it! (I was making one of my own designs - my pixie hood - at the time.) So you can see that making lovely things is part of my way of life, not just something I do for the money.

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  • Karen Tucker

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Making, Designing, And Selling

    I've been 'doing crafts' for most of my adult life, starting with cross stitch, then tapestry, adding knitting, card making and then beaded jewellery along the way, and most recently, crochet. I just love making and designing things!

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