Cedar Lake Workshop

Ann Arbor, Michigan On Etsy since 2008

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Cedar Lake Workshop

Ann Arbor, Michigan | 320 Sales


Kirstin Hensley

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Kirstin Hensley


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About thecedarlakeworkshop

Sales 320
On Etsy since 2008

It happened by chance...

This shop exists due to the support and encouragement of a wonderful group of crafters on Facebook called "Michigan Tech Inspired". Each month we choose a theme and are encouraged to create something incorporating that theme and also Michigan Tech University or the Upper Peninsula.

In November 2018, the group decided to do an ornament exchange and we were paired up with partners. We needed to create an ornament and ship it to them by the end of the month. I designed and then laser-cut a Portage Lake Lift Bridge from wood. (I've got many awesome tools, including lasers, available at my local makerspace.) When the ornament I'd created was posted on Facebook by my recipient, many people commented that they'd like one too. They were so very encouraging that I created more designs of the area around Michigan Tech, in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, and also of the town where I live, Ann Arbor, MI.

I'm happiest when I'm working on a project and am not very specific in the crafts I pursue. I like the challenge of using scraps from the woodshop in making jewelry, and even created a device that can turn those scraps into beads and pendants. Jewelry offerings coming soon!

I'd be happy to hear from you!

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  • Kirstin Hensley

    Owner, Maker

    Welcome to my shop! I'm a mom, wife, and maker of whatever sparks my interest. I work at Maker Works, a makerspace in Ann Arbor MI, helping other makers with their projects and learning and playing with all the tools. Like a kid in a candy store!

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Last updated on March 17, 2011

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