Candace Mahan on Feb 2, 2016
Thanks! Great item, so cute!
I Love to Embroider!
After honing my embroidery skills, filling multiple sketchbooks with my unique doodles and creating prototype after prototype until I felt my craftsmanship and materials were producing something truly amazing I was finally able to confidently open my etsy store a few years ago. I was primarily focused on my super cute ornaments, one of kind hoop embroidery and unique embroidered hair clips because I felt like I had something to share, something that I couldn’t find anywhere else.
My embroidery process 9 times out of 10 begins with a sketch. Once I feel I have accurately translated my mind grapes onto paper I then pick the fabric I feel the sketch calls for (sometimes it works the other way around, I love fabric and I have way too much because I usually buy a fabric because it sparks something in me when I’m in the store). Then it’s just a matter of stitching, but since I am incapable of focusing on only one thing at a time I usually use the ambient noise of a scripted comedy I’ve watched a billion times or the sweet grooves of my favorite rock and or roll ensembles to help me hone in on the awesomeness of stitchery. Once I have finished a wondrous embroidered piece I document everything on my initial sketch (like the color of floss I used, and the plys) so I replicate it (as much as any handmade item can be). My sketchbooks are usually bursting with scraps of paper, fabric swatches, and weird writings. I stopped keeping a journal because those sketchbooks provided even more personal insight.
My jewelry designs are more organic; usually I let my materials inspire me first while I start working through that design. It’s very satisfying to bend metal to my will with pliers, so often I use jewelry crafting as a relaxation method when something weighs heavily on me...or when I want to create something pretty! I always wear my initial creations before I set them loose on etsy, just to double ensure that no one will have any reactions to the materials I use (no green necks, no allergic reactions: I’m allergic to nickel so I feel I’m a pretty good test subject) and to make sure whatever I create is comfortably wearable (while still looking utterly amaze-balls of course).
Ultimately everything I create is something I wear or display proudly in my home. How could anyone create something they wouldn’t appreciate themselves? So what’s my goal here? I’m not going to lie and say I’m not interested in selling my pieces, but when a person has a connection with one of my items, a connection that’s so strong they feel the need to posses that item, that is a truly fantastic experience. I can only hope the love, thoughtfulness and creativity I put into all of my items reaches my customers and provides them with a little extra kick of happiness!
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Everything At All Possible For HH!
Hi, I am the creative force behind Hyperbole Hong! I live in So. Cal with my husband and our kitty Zelda, named after both the video game princess and the Fitzgerald. I love to create!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Keep in mind that everything I create is handmade and because of this each one is slightly unique and may not look exactly as pictured, but I do strive to get as close as humanly possible!
Special orders of multiple quantities or custom work might require more time, just contact me if you have any questions!