I am part of a great group of Etsians and have had the honor of meeting a few very talented designers that contribute to the group.
One in particular was very sweet when I met her in person at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash. I had only met Sarah from Going Coastal in one little exchange online, and introduced myself to her at the bash. I had wanted to get a bracelet from her for a while.
I bought a great wrap bracelet for myself and a little one for my daughter that night and just fell in love with her work. I later placed a custom order for a black and red wrap bracelet, since they are my favorite colors and she turned it out in very little time. She even had to special order the red coral beads I wanted. I really appreciate her going above and beyond and just wanted to share my great experience. She was even so sweet to send along a thank you note with a bracelet for Gennie, because of "my continued support."
I love people like this. This is the why I love buying handmade. There's just an extra feeling of friendship that goes into the process. Even though I don't really know Sarah, I feel a little connection, with her and her work. When items are handmade, they mean something. At least that's how I feel about it, lol.
I always enjoyed creating handmade cards for my friends and family. There's just something special about handmade items, whatever they may be.
Here's a look at the great bracelet she made.
The quality of her work is amazing and the materials she uses are genuine coral and top quality hemp.