Craft Soirée: Meet The Crafters


Get to know the super creative and talented crafters who participated in last Saturday's Craft Soirée! 16 crafters + 15 crafts to exchange = amazing loot and an extremely happy crafting bunch! Read on and see the crafters and their creations up close.

April
Graphic Designer / Coffeeshop Manager
Twitter: @iam_artisanI'm April, a graphic designer with a small studio named Artisan Design Studio. I also managed our dainty coffeeshop, Yellow Hauz, which is just beside my studio. I design and print anything with paper, from custom wedding invitations to creating my own paperline, Artisan Paperie. I very much inspired with chic and vintage style. I love doing DIY's and just simply playing all sorts of crafts like, paper flowers, polymer clays and jewelry. 

Craft Exchange:
papergoods for the exchange like stationery, greeting cards, gift tags, etc., with paper flower attached to the packaging. 

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Pat
Student (College)
www.facebook.com/paveee I am a 3rd year college student, currently taking up Clothing Technology at UP Diliman. Arts and crafts is something I've always enjoyed, ever since I was a little girl. :) I especially like painting using water color, scrapbooking, making accessories out of beads, string and paper, and making my own prints and patterns. I am fond of making bracelets and accessories using textiles like string and fabric, especially since I have recently learned more about it in my degree program. I also like making prints and patterns for different projects and paper materials such as cards, tags, and the like. :)

Craft Exchange:
Handpainted fabric wallets/envelopes for the craft exchange

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Joanne
SAP Consultant
Twitter: @quaintdeskI'm a relatively new crafter, venturing into this art form only last year. My interest in art usually takes the digital form (like website and graphic design). I got inspired by KWernerDesign and decided to give card-making a try. It was refreshing to finally make something tangible and I was hooked ever since. I'm mainly a papercrafter though but aims to try other materials this year.

Craft Exchange: 
12 Tissue Tassel Garland
12 Matching Cupcake/Food Topper
12 Matching "Thank You" Favor Tags in 3 designs
6 Food Labels

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Mansy
Part-time French teacher, part-time French student/jewellery designer wanna-be
Twitter: @mansillianaLoves to make collages, handmade postcards, to collect dried leaves and flowers, to take pictures of patterns and shapes whenever she goes to different places

Craft Exchange: 
brass rings and brasslettes

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Nikki
Full time Crafter
Twitter: @junkstudioUpcycled Goods, Home Decor, Crafts for Book Lovers

Craft Exchange:
Bottle Cap Rings + Necklace

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Kaich / Kaye
Artist
Twitter: @KaichypooCrafts: knitting, some crocheting

Craft Exchange:
cup warmers/sleeves

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Koko
Team Publisher of Candy and Summit Books
Twitter: @kokokrunchieI'm interested in paper crafts because i love paper and i think they're very accessible. I don't usually make crafts or make a particular craft regularly. 

Craft Exchange:
Personalized Alphabet Crayons

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Macy
Editor
Twitter: @macysfieldsBaking has always been my first love, but sometimes I also try my hand at other crafts like friendship bracelets, nail art, and accessories recycled from stuff like paper bag handles.

Craft Exchange:

Cupcakes! Kahlua Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (:

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Mikko
HR Officer, McCann Worldgroup
Twitter: @mikkomix | @itrydiyGrowing up, my mom was a stay-at-home mom. She made sure I never ran out of creative things to do. I love anything to do with thread, beads and paper. The past year, it's been all about friendship bracelets. 
Craft Exchange:
Friendship Bracelets in handmade paper pillow boxes. :)

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Marielle
Graphic Designer, Crafter, Weekend Videographer, Artisan-in-residence at Craft MNL
Twitter: @yellowbuglove @CraftMNLI'm a graphic designer, crafter, weekend videographer who likes scribbling children's stories and poems.  I make accessories, as well as fabric flowers and bouquets.  I love doing the DIY details of lovely events like weddings.  I paint, and watercolor is my medium of preference, though the recent projects I've been dreaming up have been more mixed media--sewing and paper!  I've been doing more projects on my sewing machine too.  I do embroidery, crochet and other happy crafts, as well as some printmaking!  I inherited quite a lot of fabric from my Mom and Lola. They've been awesome influences.

Craft Exchange:
palm-weaving inspired accessories!

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Anna
Musician/Singer, Music Teacher
Twitter: @aningskiiI graduated from U.P. Diliman in 2010 with a Diploma in Creative Performance of Music Arts, Asian Music. I've been singing with an all girl jazz trio called Baihana for 4 years and counting. I taught Preschool and Elementary music classes at the Raya school for two years and am currently studying to get licensed as a Kindermusik educator. I got married last year and have a beautiful baby daughter named Noelle ("Christmas" in French) Carminia ("Song" in Latin). I started playing with clay when i was pregnant. I wanted to make clay charms because the ones i would buy were not meticulously made. So i started researching online and on YouTube on how to make miniature food clay charms. After days of learning, and shopping for materials and tools, i finally crafted my first cupcake. And that's when my love for clay began.

Craft Exchange:
A set of Brunch inspired charms- a bread loaf, a bread bun, Nutella, a muffin, and a french macaroon.

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Noelle
Art Director/Graphic Artist
Twitter: @wanderdriftedNoelle is a self-taught graphic designer. She has been dabbling in graphic design since her college days at Ateneo de Manila University where she graduated with a degree in AB Humanities. She has also pursued further studies in Contemporary Art at Metafora, Barcelona, Spain. She has done numerous logo identity and print design projects for retail companies, restaurants and small businesses and has produced a line of paper goods and stationary. She also does surf and ocean-inspired artworks using ink as a medium. Noelle has also attended design seminars abroad and participated in group art exhibits in Manila and Barcelona, Spain. She is currently an Art Director and partner at Leung De Leon Marketing Services Inc.

Craft Exchange:
Silkscreened canvas bags with my artwork on it, stickers, pins, postcard

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Beam
Owner, Artwine
Twitter: @shopartwineHaving won several awards in painting her whole life, she thought that she’ll be into fine arts when she’s as big as mommy. But one recommendation to substitute an absent DIY stylist in a magazine led her to this path of arts and crafts. She hasn’t stopped tinkering with cloth, paper and glitter since then.


Craft Exchange:
DIY monster plushies : )

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Alessa
Graphic Designer
Twitter: @alessandralanotEver since I can remember, I've always loved paper and making crafts. After highschool, I started Art Adventures, a mobile arts and crafts workshop for kids. Although I currently work as a graphic designer and co-own vegan restaurant Pipino, making jewelry (using non-traditional materials, silver clay, thread, rope and gemstones) will always be one of my favorite things to do.


Craft Exchange:

Handmade Silver Pendants

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Wiji
Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Tattooer
Twitter: @CuriousWijiI'm a self taught freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Makati. I've been tattooing for almost 2years now, under the guidance of award winning tattoo artist Dyun Depasupil. Having grown up in La Union, I am inspired by organic elements: the ocean, the sky, gardens.

Craft Exchange:

A miniature inspiration blackboard. I dont know what to cal it, really, but I've been super inspired by chalkboard calligraphy that I made a ton and wanted to give some away for fellow crafters to frame, or just to keep for happy thoughts for the day. :)

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Lorra
freelance designer/illustrator and preschool teacher
Twitter: @lorraelena  @starsfordreamsLorra is a baby crafter. Nope, doesn't make babies but is fairly new to the crafting scene. She's always been interested in different kinds of things like painting, drawing, rubber stamp making, sewing, jewelrymaking, and just designing knick knacks, but never fully explored the possibilities until now.

Craft Exchange:
Notebooks with illustrated covers

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Be sure to hop over to all the crafters' blogs and website to see more of their creations! :)




Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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