Announcement Eclecticafinch brings you the beautiful, weird art that comes from the heart ❤️
Eclecticafinch brings you the beautiful, weird art that comes from the heart ❤️
wjarvis84 on Nov 2, 2016
I love it thank you.
Jessica Grimes-Matheis on Oct 4, 2016
I have an obscene amount of jewelry from here...and I love every single last piece!! ❤️
I shop so you don't have to. Curated, crafty goodness.
Hello! I'm Mina, and I love creating things. That pretty much sums it up - but I think Etsy would prefer I say a bit more than that.
As a fledgling adult and junior in music ed school, I found jewelry making to be a great relief of stress and an easy way to provide my friends and loved ones with nifty little gifts when money was tight. (which was always - bc college) My friends loved my eclectic creations, and encouraged me to offer them to the public (mostly so I could buy more beads...they liked their free gifts) - a few weeks later - Etsy.com went live and I jumped in - using the adjective my friends used for not only my creations, but my personality - and my obsession with birds - TAA DAA! Eclecticafinch was born. My mission was to provide funky, fashionable jewelry at an affordable price. Since then Eclecticafinch jewelry has been offered in many retail locations in the local area, and my online presence in this arena has tapered off. One of my favorite aspects of being a HS chorus teacher is connecting with kids - and once a week I do so in jewelry club with my students, where we wrap stones, string beads, and listen to indie rock mostly (and some showtunes, can't stop the music nerd from comin' out.)
10+ years, one husband, and two children later, jewelry isn't my only medium for dealing with all the stress life can bring. Every spare moment outside of motherhood, teaching HS and MS chorus, and all the mundane tasks of adult life is filled with creating. Whether I am sewing a dress, making perler bead creations with my kids, needle felting, drawing, painting with my son (or asking him semi-nicely not to paint the wall), or trying my hardest to not swear at my current knitting project - my hands are busy and I am creating something that brings my heart joy.
My mom always says I'm a "wheeler and dealer" - my favorite outside of the house activity is shopping - only to be slightly preferred to selling things I've decided no longer suit me - or things I've created. This might be news - but - teachers don't make much money (what!!! go on...) and in order to balance this want, this craving, this NEED for beauty and creativity in my life, I've decided to make a little business out of it.
Here at Eclecticafinch I strive to bring you all the best and most beautiful craft supplies the craftsy little world we live in has to offer - all in one place. All orders will be packaged with love - and always come with a little extra treat.
Please reach out on social media to see the goings on behind the scenes - and take a peek into this quirky little life I'm living in the mountains of New Hampshire.
xo * Mina
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Hello! I'm Mina, and I love creating things. Here at Eclecticafinch I strive to bring you all the best and most beautiful craft supplies the craftsy little world we live in has to offer - all in one place. Instagram: Prestopesto xo - Mina ;)
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