Monday, October 22, 2007

Featured Artist: Shoozles

Crazy Sage Necklace

Meet Michelle Strader, aka Shoozles. It's a nick name that goes way back and stuck with her so now it is her company name. She is an artist/jewelry maker, former graphic designer mother of triplets. She has made all kinds of jewelry for over 18 years now, clay, poly clay, paper, plastic that includes shrink plastic and the friendly plastic kind but she thinks nothing compares to fusing glass.

Of the 18 years in jewelry she has fused glass for 8 of those years now, and never gets tired of creating ART for people to wear. If you asked her what her greatest job has ever been she would tell you it is being a mom to her 3, 12 yr old boys. They are the reason she works from home now and gave up that high pressure advertising and design job.

Like many indie artists, she did ebay for over 4 years, but discovered Etsy and left the auction world behind and joined a place that promotes handmade goods!!

Shoozles is happy to do custom work, just convo her.

Browse through Michelle's world:

More photo of stuff that has sold and pics of my family on Flickr: