Tell us about yourself: I am a wife and Mom who has a passion for all things vintage and love to express my creativity through fashion and jewelry.
How and when did your business get started? I designed and created handbags for several years and had a large variety and amount of fabric taking up space in my craft room. In the Spring of 2016 I made my first rolled fabric flower and a new passion was born! I now design and make necklaces, hat/hair clips, and boot clips out of rolled fabric flowers with a vintage flair.
What is your favorite product in your shop? Tell us how you came up with it. I love to make necklaces with vintage brooches. Each piece is unique and my creative juices start to flow as soon as I spot it!
Where do you find your inspiration and creativity? I love all things vintage! I also love to create and feel like I have found a way to bring the two together. I gain inspiration from vintage brooches and buttons I find at flea markets and antique stores and incorporate them into my necklaces. I also like to deconstruct necklaces that I find and use their chains for a truly unique piece.
What are your favorite things about being a vendor in a handmade market? The people! I love the conversations, ideas, and inspiration I gain from all the wonderful people I meet during a market. I leave almost every show with a custom order that leads me to new designs and color combinations.
Give us 5 fun facts about you and/or your business…Lasagna Madonna was a nickname my sister gave me when I was 3 years old. I am married to my partner in crime and a Mom to my vibrant and funny 10 year old son - both of whom help me set up at every market I go to - even if they would rather be somewhere else :) I live in a historic home in Irvington, a neighborhood on the Eastside of Indianapolis. I have 2 dogs: Sadie a blonde Cocker Spaniel and Bruno a miniature long haired chocolate dachshund. I love to travel to new cities and gain ideas from the colors in the landscape and the fashion of people I see.
Visit Lasagna Madonna at www.etsy.com/shop/LasagnaMadonna
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