Hi! My name is Raven. I live in Fort Walton Beach with my husband Ken, my son Eli, two German Shepherds, Yuki and Kuro, and two cats, Nova and Atlas. I grew up nearby in Pensacola, Florida. I very much enjoy krafting! I love the combination of tapping into my creativity while also learning the skills needed to kraft different things. So far I have learned to crochet, and make stamped, beaded, and wired jewelry.
This whole venture started a few years ago when I thought maybe it would be fun to learn how to crochet. I could maybe crochet a few blankets and scarves and give them as Christmas presents. Little did I know the dark path I was going down. It started off simply enough—I learned how to do a few stitches and I thought “this is fun—I like this”. But after a few weeks, I realized there was a problem. Every time I finished a new scarf or blanket, I was immediately working on figuring out where the next fix was coming from. I was starting to have multiple projects going at the same time. Without thought or planning, I found myself driving to Michaels or JoAnns. Wait… how did I get here? Oh well, might as well buy some yarn. My house quickly filled up with yarn and crochet hooks. When I wasn’t crocheting I was on Youtube watching videos of other people crocheting. I realized I had an addiction. But I didn’t care. This felt too good to stop. Pretty soon the high from crocheting wasn’t cutting it, so I moved on to the harder stuff. I started making beaded jewelry. Because I couldn’t possibly wear all of this jewelry I was making, I bought a mannequin to put the jewelry on, and also to have someone to talk to when my husband and son weren’t home. And then the beaded jewelry led to the even harder stuff—stamping and wired jewelry. Slowly but surely I have come to the realization that I will keep krafting until I die.
This Etsy store provides an enabling function to my krafting addiction. It is an outlet for all of my krafted items and provides me with funding to keep up with my constant demand for new krafting highs. Here you will find handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, scrunchies, and other miscellaneous items, often modeled by my mannequin, and close friend, Roxie. I hope you enjoy your time here and have a great day! Check back often to see how Roxie and I are doing and view our latest krafting creations.
Best Regards, Raven