Yep! It’s Friday again and here is this weeks featured artist!
Catherine from Simply Catherine Heartmade Crafts!
I am Catherine; Owner and Designer of Simply Catherine Heartmade Crafts, a.k.a. Simply Catherine and Simplicity Bridal. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and primary caretake to an aging mother-in-law. I am a native of Southern West Virginia and currently reside on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk, Virginia. I have had a life long love of crafting and creating; likely due to the exposure and influence of Appalachian Mountain Artisans in my childhood.
I came to crafting jewelry when my niece asked me to help her fashion handbag charms and found a passion for creating beautiful accessories for family and friends. In 2010 my family and I decided to take my designs public and I opened my studio on ArtFire.com. I started out offering beaded and wire worked pieces under the moniker Simply Catherine. In 2011 I took a bead weaving class and found an art form that I enjoy beyond any other; from that Simplicity Bridal took shape and is still being developed.
In the future, I aspire to build a thriving business out of my little hobby and make a full time living designing and crafting wearable works of art for others to enjoy.