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Last updated on Nov 17, 2020

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About HelloThereHandmade

Sales 1,099
On Etsy since 2011

Fashion is honest.

It's something I've been drawn to for as long as I can remember. I'm not talking about the runway or Vogue Magazine. I'm talking about style: the things you pick out in the morning when you're about to work that nine to five. The pieces you pull out when your best friend invites you to a show at the bar down the street. The pieces you can't live without.

Fashion expects vulnerability and the lesson is in the risk you take.

Let me tell you where I began. I was always the type of person who was elbow deep in someone's throw-aways searching for something I could wear, alter, or use to make something else. I knew (and still know) every thrift store in town and what days they had the best deals. I taught myself how to sew and spent my nights scouring the internet for new tutorials. Before I knew it my living room started looking more like a studio and I had more supplies than space. That's when (lightbulb!) I decided to open a store on Etsy. Was is scary? Hell yeah it was scary, but I used my love of all things vintage and handmade to build a store that was hand-picked, affordable, and filled with things I loved to wear and make.

I did what I loved and it came back tenfold. In the past four years, my braided wrap around festival bracelets have been featured on Good Morning America's website and one of my tutorials from my DIY Blog was featured on Good Housekeeping Magazine's website. I've made enough money to pay my rent which is the ultimate goal, right? Do art. Pay rent. Repeat.

So here we are four years later and my shop is still kickin' it. Along with the shop, I have a blog where I teach other people how to make products they can sell locally and online. Head over and see what's good. Whether you're a veteran handmade mogul or a first time crafter, I'll teach you how to make a few must-have items that will definitely turn some heads and, dare I say, some profits too.

Check out the links on the righthand side of the page.

Thank you for your continued love and support!!


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  • Korrine Wojcik

    Owner, Designer, Photographer, Artist, Seamstress

    Welcome! Lover of all things vintage, recycled, and handmade. Hello There Handmade is an affordable way to dress, decorate, and accessorize.

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