Since starting Heart on Sleeve back in 2008, my life became fully engulfed in craft. I wouldn't have it any other way.
When it all began, it was turning wood plugs for myself. After getting better at it, I started using social media to spread the word, and this is when the idea for HOS came to life. I used myspace and etsy as a store front, while gaining a following and building skills all in my free time. After losing my job as a bench jeweler, I decided that HOS needed to be full time. I went back to school to get a BFA in metals, while working full time on the business all while also taking care of a my son.
In 2012 I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology School for American craft. At that point, HOS and craft in general has already fully occupied my life. I stay busy 24/7 it seems with this. So to me HOS is more about just making plugs and jewelry for you guys, it's about my own creative expression and constant need of working with my hands. It's about supporting my family without the need of outside work. It's about sharing with the world what I love to do.