Friday, November 16, 2007

Featured Artist: Liz Staley

Meet Liz Staley, artist, designer, crocheter, and fellow Etsian. She grew up in Baltimore, but now lives in Greenville, NC. Her mom got her into arts and crafts when she was really little (she wanted to help her paint ceramics when she was a baby, so mama would give her a paintbrush, a cup of water, and a rubber ducky). Ever since then she has loved to draw and create things.

Now, she loves doing art, crocheting, and is getting into making ACEO cards and sewing. She's been crocheting and drawing for years, and also loves to make button pins. She admits that she tends to go on what she likes to call "craft binges", where she'll make a whole bunch of a certain thing, so if you see long stretches of buttons or crocheted items in her listings, you'll know she's been on one! (sounds so familiar--I tend to do the same thing).

Check out the scarf above. Anyone who knows me knows that I loves me some fuzzy yarn. I've even started edging my crochet baby onesies in eyelash yarn to make them fuzzy and sassy. I wish it got cold around here for more than 2 days during the winter to wear scarves and hats all the time. You can find other fabulous things in her Etsy shop.

She is a self-proclaimed nerd and makes all sorts of great geekery. I love this necklace made from keyboard keys. She apparently shares my love of combining crochet and beads (yes, I consider keyboard keys to be beads, I always say beads can be made from almost anything imaginable) to make this choker, and also PINK!
NERD Keyboard Choker-Pink and Black

So, go check out her shop, and don't forget to check out her blog while you're at it.


Cryztalvisions said...

Wow the color in the blue scarflette is fabulous. Wonderful texture too!

Lazy Cat Gifts said...

I love your crochet, and that NERD choker cracks me up!