My name's Irene. I opened my shop Impoftheyard's beadystuff a few years ago and sold a few items made with various kinds of beads. The shop was then abandond d for some time as other things in life took over. I have since learned a few new skills - particularly with silver and copper. I have therefore changed the name to imp of the yard's craftystuff.
Imp of the yard is the nickname my brother gave me as a baby - my initials spell imp - and it has been a useful internet name due to its uniqueness.
At the moment I am focussing on jewellery but I may add other crafts or artwork to the shop using existing skills such as knitting, drawing or painting or developing new ones.
At the moment my focus is to break through my tendencies to put off doing some of the things I most enjoy - making things - and just do it and upload to the shop. I am still very much learning and hope to refine my practices as I go along,
I have very much a magpie tendency so my inspirations are from many sources - from all of your beautiful work, from nature by way of beautiful stones and also natural forms. Some of my creations are inventented on the spot and others have been thought about longer. I've taken to sitting in cafes with a coffee and a notebook and jotting down ideas and drawing anything I see around me which may be converted into a piece of jewellery.
Best wishes to all,