"The t-shirt products came about rather unexpectedly about a year later when a friend introduced me to the process of making a simple scarf from repurposed t-shirt strips. I loved the casual simplicity of t-shirt scarf and the idea of repurposing material to create new items fits well with my general approach to living. I enjoy developing new scarf styles, some combining t-shirt material with yarn and/or polymer clay beads. New products, such as bracelets and flower hair clips, are the result of looking for ways to use the growing stash of t-shirt remnants."
When Sandra began working with polymer clay in 2010, she worked at her dining table which was unsatisfactory as she would have to clean up her work on a daily basis. "Now I am fortunate to have a dedicated workspace for polymer clay, a small spare bedroom in our home which was renovated as my creative space. Although the tools and supplies for my many creative pursuits are stored in this room, I have managed to migrate back to the dining room when I work on t-shirt products as I need a larger space to work in." Her goal is to devote several days out of the week to crafting, however, there are times when other priorities make that impossible like this time of the year when gardening and yard work are never ending. "Unfortunately, sometimes inspiration has to wait!"
Outside of craft shows, Sandra sells her jewellery at A Gift of Art, a gallery in Newcastle, ON, and at a bakery in Alfred, ON. You can meet her on June 28 at Silver Bean Café in Millennium Park in Peterborough.