handcrafted polymer clay earrings, bookmarks, keychains, and necklaces
Meet the Maker:
WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
Hi, I am Jasmin. I was born in California but was raised in Upstate South Carolina. However, my husband is Active Duty military and we call many places “home”. Harlem GA being one of them! I am a SAHM to 4 beautiful boys and also own a small business where I create handcrafted polymer clay jewelry and accessories.
DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
The beginning of my process can look different depending on if I know exactly what I am wanting to create or if I am just experimenting and coming up with something on the spot. However, for either I start by forming my clay and creating the colors I would like for my project. I then add the textures or detailing that I would like my pieces to have. I then cut my pieces using polymer clay cutters and bake! After baking I “clean up” my pieces by sanding and giving them a “bath”. After that I assemble and use the findings and finishes that best fit my pieces. They then get carded and are ready to go to their new homes!
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I am inspired by anything that sparks joy. Whether it’s one of my kiddos or nature.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I am an avid reader and will only read physical books.
I love the diversity! It is always so fun to see the different history through downtown areas.
WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
I try to find creativity in everything and having an outlet where I can create anything that my heart desires truly fuels me.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Do what makes you happy. It is so easy in todays world to create what’s “trendy” but it’s important that what you create truly makes your soul happy.