Hello, crafty cats and kittens!
I’m Kelly, the editor of AllFreeJewelryMaking.com and (newly) AllFreeKidsCrafts.com, as well as the resident cat lady of Prime Publishing headquarters. I live in the fair flatland metropolis known as Chicago, where all the essentials are within walking distance, including the craft and hobby store—a fact which never fails to delight my DIY-loving heart. Living in such close proximity to a craft supply store has been a blessing for my crafting habits and a curse on my pocketbook. I love making jewelry, so any time I’m running low on beads or findings, it’s just a hop and a skip over to pick some more up. Of course, once I’m inside the craft store, good luck getting me out. I could spend hours scouring the shelves and have a penchant for anything sparkly (glitter, gems, sequins—if it shimmers, I’m sure to pick it up).
My jewelry-making medium of choice is resin, and pendants are my specialty. My most recent creations have featured the fabulous foursome known as The Beatles (perhaps you’ve heard of them?), David Bowie as Aladdin Sane, and a magical rainbow unicorn (all glitter-fied, of course). Other than making jewelry, I have most recently taken an interest in embroidery, though I’ve yet to really delve into that craft genre, and have dabbled in various other arts and crafts over the years, from hodge podge sewing projects (mostly revamped secondhand store items), to glass painting, to doodling my own handmade cards (I have a fondness for inanimate objects with happy faces).
What with my love for making jewelry and accessories, working on AllFreeJewelryMaking.com has been a dream, but I also adore whimsical kid stuff and have always wanted to write and illustrate children’s literature, so I’m excited to be taking on AllFreeKidsCrafts.com as well! When I’m not talking, writing, or reading about crafts, I can most likely be found dancing unabashedly at one of Chicago’s various local live music venues, perusing one of the city’s many vintage shops, or snuggling my cats to within an inch of their lives.
Get a better sense of my craft style by checking out some of my favorite projects from all our awesome crafting websites! I’ve pulled up some real gems…
- Perched Harmonies Necklace
- Vintage Shadowbox Resin Ring
- Inkblot Inspired Fringe Necklace
- Wire-Wrapped Crystal Bracelet