I know when I like something, I will go back to it. I know when I love something, I can’t leave. Meet Crafty Luna and her line of enticing handmade ceramic tile coasters, napkin rings, and cuff bracelets. She has been making decoupage ceramic coasters since the Spring of 2009 after unable to find a set she liked.
Her daytime career began as a freelance scenic carpentry and prop builder for various local theatre companies in Atlanta, Georgia. But due to the lack of steady work, moved on to become an after school counselor where she incorporates arts and crafts. “We’ve gone from just playing with the kids and doing coloring pages, to having full on lesson plans where the kids really get a chance to direct their own creativity in many different ways. I do often show the kids work of other Etsians if I need a good example for inspiration for one of our projects“, says Crafty Luna. However, in recent months, she has put more focus on her Etsy store after school budget cuts have forced her and other after school counselors back to part-time. But the 265 + Etsy followers who “heart her shop“, must know she’s on to something. Here is a tiny taste of what she offers…
I adore this set – look how each tile is slightly different! How handy is that when trying to figure out which drink belongs to you?
Various decoupage tile coaster designs – so much to choose from…
Set of wood napkin rings.
Just one of many cuff bracelets that she offers.
When I asked her if she had any plans on expanding her craft or product line, she responded with:
“I have some ideas. I definitely want to do more dioramas, they’re my favorite things to make. I dabble in lots of different things, like jewelery, sewing, and photography, though I’m not yet confident enough in my skills to sell any of those things. And decoupaging is pretty limitless – there’s all sorts of stuff you can glue paper to!”
To view more items Crafty Luna offers, take a look at her Etsy store – I know I will be keeping an eye on her crafts. But be forewarned, you may find it difficult to leave!
Images: Crafty Luna