This week's crafter is Kerry and her shop is Pennydog. Kerry works with resin and the effects that she creates in her work are just so unique, well worth a second look.
How did you get started in your particular craft and how long have you been doing it?
I've been making jewellery in general for over 10 years since I was 12, but specialising in resin for just over a year now. I've always wanted to do more than just string beads so I tried beadweaving (much more intricate- and too time consuming!), polymer and silver clay and finally settled on resin. I like making pendants from scratch!
Are there any negative aspects to doing your craft and if there are how do you work around them?
Yes! I used to have Asthma and it seemed to go away during my teenage years. Within the last month the toxic styrene fumes have brought it back with added lung pain too. It can also make you dizzy and nauseous. I really should look after myself and wear a mask more often!
What tips would you give to anyone thinking of starting your craft?
Apart from read the mixing instructions thoroughly, ventilation is key- don't run the risk of giving yourself lung cancer. Also it will not come out of your clothes, carpets, etc so it can be quite expensive in that respect! It is very fun though.
How did you find Misi?
I joined very early on so I struggle to remember! I think I joined when other people in the crafting community were talking about it on the Etsy forums and also Crafteroo. Emma also came onto Crafteroo and introduced herself a short time later.
What is your favourite item in your own Misi shop?
I like the coasters I've started to make. They're not cheap, they use a lot of resin but I do like the end result and the fact that they can be matched to your own decor and tastes.
What is your favourite shop on Misi (besides your own)?
Soapy Chica's shop! We've worked together on soap and soap dish gift sets.
Random Facts about you:
What is your favourite colour? Orange
What is your favourite food? Curry- any kind but not too coconutty
What is your favourite season? Autumn
What is your favourite time of day? Early evening when I've come home from work and the real work begins!
What is your favourite website (besides Misi)? Crafteroo forums: www.crafteroo.co.uk
What is your favourite TV programme? I like comedies, so probably would say The Big Bang Theory at a push though there are so many other great shows (Mock the Week, Argumental, etc anything that makes me laugh)!
Thank you for chatting to us Kerry. You can see more of Kerry's gorgeous items at Pennydog on Misi.
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