Endless Forms Most Beautiful
A few years ago, I found that my summers off from teaching gave me time to seek answers to questions I've always had. One of these was "how is soap made"? I decided to spend the summer (and every summer since) learning to create things, including cold process soaps. I also picked up some tools and supplies to make jewelry and fell in love with it! The next year, everyone got jewelry or soaps for birthdays and holidays! The year after that, I was still creating and decided to start selling, so I came to Etsy.
I chose the name Endless Forms for my shop because I tend to make many new, unique things and I don't enjoy making the same thing twice. Also, as a biologist, I appreciate the "endless forms most beautiful" found in nature, as Charles Darwin put it. I get much inspiration from nature and I find it shows up in some of my jewelry, especially when I work with natural stones.
I'm not sure that I will ever use Endless Forms as a way to "quit my day job" because I still love teaching. For now, I use it as a fun way to support my jewelry and soap making habits. I love that my items can go to someone who will appreciate them and it gives me a way to keep on creating.
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I am a high school science teacher, wife and mother of two. I have always been inspired by nature. Recently I have been inspired by some amazing people in my life, who have encouraged me to express my creative side.
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