My name is Allison Beth Cooling, and I am a craft addict! I am a graphic designer by trade, but love all forms of art. I started my blog, The Quiet Lion, in the summer of 2011. After obsessively scanning through Vogue and other fashion magazines, I got inspired by the designer jewelry that filled the pages. I decided that I would try to replicate the look and feel of those designs using materials found at home and, after a few experiments, found that it was really easy to do so! My blog is devoted to DIY-ing jewelry using all types of techniques and materials. Occasionally, I also post tutorials for accessory DIYs, nail design DIYs, recipes, and art inspirations.