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such a ticklish facination, Jim Dandy's

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business. I’m a writer by profession, skill, and inclination; one that loves to be surrounded in eclectic and inspiring environments. Being creative is a natural state for me, and I love how my creative progression keeps leading me into increasingly versatile directions.

Jim Dandy’s started out as a daydream and is rapidly turning into a reality. After making just a few feather fascinators for myself and friends, I decided to set up my “etsy shop” with a goal of just having fun with my feather fascinators and the creative process. Each piece is unique, with an individual essence – this is depicted in the poetic descriptions.

It is thrilling to hear back from my customers from across the world; how they have fascinated their audiences with my feather pieces in their hair. Jim Dandy’s transforms reality to dream, and dream to reality.

How did you first get involved with crafting? I never considered myself the hands-on crafts type, as my creative outlet has typically been my writing. I’ve always had really cool ideas, but felt like I just wasn’t the type to be able to construct them into reality. I was directed to the Etsy site by an amazing friend, and after spending mucho dinero buying everything I laid my eyes on, I was inspired and motivated to create and produce myself.

What are your favorite materials to work with? Do you have a favorite color palette? My favorite materials to work with are feathers, tacky adjectives, fascination, and lots of love. Each feather fascinator calls out its own color scheme as I make them; I am inspired to listen and design accordingly.

What are your inspirations in your art and in life? Definitely my outrageously amazing daughter, raw beauty, truth, love, music, my internal bohemian call for creating, and the facets of experiences – both mine and of others.

What is your favorite song or album to listen to while working? Balkan Beat Box radio, Etta James, and Metric.

Who are some of your favorite indie artist/crafters and why do you love them? primavera777 with her happy beautiful and love-filled happy uteruses, sora designs because I couldn’t imagine not adorning my hands or neck without her pieces, transaction with his amazing belts and vibe, and ice cream seams for her sweet, sweet shirts and personality! There is not enough room!

Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business? I have been experimenting with a children’s line of feather hairpieces, as well as developing some new items to the Jim Dandy’s product line! The most important thing is that I plan to keep having fun with the entire creative process.

Eclectric Expo is another project I have been furiously working on. But I’d like to keep my lips sealed on that. For now.

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