Cindy Licenziato of I Adore Life Handmade, fellow Jewelry Designer and member of The Artisan Group. Cindy's one of a kind wirewrapped gemstones and crystal jewelry is definitely the talk of the town.
How and when did you discover your love for crafting/art?
When I was thirteen I began trading string necklaces for flowers and art from my neighborhood friends. I came up with a name for my necklaces from the last line of a poem I wrote for my class “I adore life.”
Wish Necklaces, made with a single string strand and a fresh water pearl. They were tie on, so when they fell off it symbolized your wish going to come true.
Every artist has a creative process, can you explain yours?
Organization. One word, because it really helps and gets me going and ready to create!
When people start doing craft/art, they tend to try a lot of different things before settling down to something that resonates with them. How has your work changed since you began?
When I began it was with simple jewelry, then moved onto bags, and onto jewelry. Jewelry stuck because its something I really like to do!
Nature, my family and close friends!
Can you tell us about some important goals you have achieved with your work?
I have been accepted into The Artisan Group, which was very exciting for me. I've also now gotten accepted to sell at a local boutique, which has made me very happy!
|Freda Rock Bracelet|
My friends from TAG (The Artisan Group). They are some of the most talented groupe of people I've ever met!
Any goals for the future you would like to share?
Making more screen printed shirts with my designs on them! I think it's the perfect way to spread the love and the message! I'd love to see the support and work further toward giving back!
What do you do in your spare time?
I am a mother of one sweet little girl. She takes up a whole lot of my time, just the way I like it! Other than her, it's work, class, and jewerly making for me.
Where are you displaying or selling your craft/art?
I'm selling online at my BigCartel site and in a local boutique, Beadz Boutique!
If you sell online or at a physical store. How many hours per week do you spend in the creative side versus the business side?
Creative: almost all the time. Business take up a good chuck of my mornings. I'd have to say hour per week are around 25.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start out or start business in their craft/art?
Know what you want and stick to it. Don't be afraid to be who you are. Cliche but it motivates and works!
"I specialize in providing inspiration all over the place. Recently adding apparel to the list of things available online, I adore life Handmade is just happy to be spreading the LOVE. All of I adore life Handmade’s products are hand crafted and designed to inspire; To just give the overall feel of joy! Happiness is Healthy!" ~ Cindy Licenziato
*****Thank you Cindy! Yes Happiness is Healthy!!! Be sure to check out all of Cindy's sites below!