How did you start in the Handmade Community?
I started as mostly an admirer of the handmade community. Denver has such a strong group of makers and shakers and re-thinkers, there was always someone at a booth or market to ask about how and why they got started. Their stories were different, but it always came down to "so I just did it." Knowing if I did the same I would have a natural support network, I decided to jump in and open and Etsy shop in February 2016.
What or Who Inspires you?
Elizabeth Gilbert's book "Big Magic" was totally the creative wake up call that I needed. It came into my life at the very beginning of my idea to start Tin Lizzie Apothecary, and was the catalyst for actually getting it off the ground. Her words on creativity and fear rang so true, I knew I couldn't go another day without focusing my life around creating my own Big Magic.
What makes your work unique and truly your own?
I've always felt more connected to pieces and brands that have a deeper, intentional meaning. From the name of the company, down to the gemstones I use on each necklace, there is always something deeper to the cute logo or pretty bead. The holistic health movement is slowly coming into the mainstream, and I wanted to help people share these tools that have helped me create a more balanced daily life. My hope is that when someone says "That's a cute necklace," it sparks a greater conversation about health and wellness.
What can shoppers expect to find from you at Jackalope Art & Craft Fair?
I'll be bringing all my favorite diffuser necklaces, along with my own essential oil blends. And some sneak peeks at items not yet available on the website :)