Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Diana and I am a student at Cal State University Fullerton. I am majoring in communications with a minor in anthropology. I work in the retail and fashion industry. I also intern for a magazine.
Where did you learn to craft? I learned to craft on my own and at school and from friends.
How did you start selling? Where did the idea come from? I heard about etsy and started selling there, but I have attended craft fairs. I think my items are very unique and I want to share them with the world.
What are your goals? Your inspiration & motivation? I want to be a respectable working professional. There are so many things I want to do that some I’m doing now. I want to be a writer, photographer and a fashion designer. I can mix these three together easily.
If there is a new craft you could learn, what would it be and why? I’m currently learning how to crochet. I want to learn silk screening, anyone know how to?
Where do you receive your inspiration, in general? I receive my inspiration in the streets and from belly dancers and friends.
What is the best advice you have ever received? Never give up and believe in yourself.
What is your favorite craft/item you have created? My headband made of antique turkoman buttons, not for sale.
Apart from creating things, what do you do? I’m a student and I also work.
If you won a thousand dollar craft shopping spree, what would you spend it on? I would spend it on a serger, thread, needles, fabric, feathers, pens, makers, etc etc!! Everything!
We are makers of handcrafted items living and working in Southern California's Inland Empire. We sell our work on Etsy.com, as well as local craft fairs and farmer's markets.
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