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The Crafty Creator Behind Harbor to Gulf

Welcome to "Harbor to Gulf", a delightful fusion of passion, craftsmanship, and creativity. For those new here or for those who've been longtime admirers, today, we peel back the layers to introduce the crafty creator behind these creations. Let's embark on this journey of discovery together.

1. The Dual Life of a Counselor and Creator:

By day, I wear the hat of a high school counselor, guiding young minds and helping them steer their futures. However, as night falls, I transition into a world of creativity. This nightly ritual is more than just a hobby; it's my sanctuary, a way to relax and relieve my anxiety.

2. Furry Companions on My Artistic Journey:

Every artist needs their muses, and mine come in the form of my adorable dogs, Brynley & Rivers. They're my constant companions, cheering me on as I create and craft.

3. Crafting Chronicles:

The seeds of my crafting journey were sown in 2018 when I embraced knitting. This newfound hobby proved therapeutic, and in 2021, I expanded my skills to include crochet. But it was in 2022, when I started crafting with polymer clay, that I truly found my medium of expression. Its versatility and vibrancy captivated me, quickly making it my favorite.

4. An Ode to Quality:

As with any journey, there were learning curves. Initially, I began with jewelry findings from mainstream stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels. However, my dedication to excellence led me to transition to only premium findings from specialty stores. It's a testament to the standards I uphold for my creations.

5. Safety First:

Ensuring the safety and comfort of those who wear my creations is paramount. After witnessing a coworker have an allergic reaction to earring posts from craft stores, I made the conscious decision to switch exclusively to surgical steel posts.

6. A Solid Educational Foundation:

My educational journey at East Carolina University, where I earned a degree in Family & Community Services and a Master's in Counselor Education, has shaped me both as a counselor and as a creator. It's instilled in me the values of care, empathy, and dedication, which resonate in every piece I craft.

7. Sharing the Joy:

The joy and satisfaction I derive from my craft amplify when I see my creations being cherished by others. Whether it's someone donning a piece of jewelry I've made or the heartwarming messages of appreciation I receive, it's these moments that make every second of my crafting journey worthwhile.

Gifts That Speak from the Heart: Why Harbor to Gulf is Your Holiday Destination

The holiday season is upon us, a time of joy, warmth, and cherishing our loved ones. Amid the festivities and sparkling lights, finding that perfect gift can sometimes be a daunting task. But what if your gift could be more than just an item? At Harbor to Gulf, each creation embodies passion, dedication, and a touch of personal magic. Gifting a piece from here means gifting a story, a piece of art that resonates with care and creativity. As the chill of winter sets in, let the warmth of handcrafted jewelry from Harbor to Gulf be the beacon that lights up your loved one's festive season. After all, the best presents are not just bought, but felt deeply. Choose Harbor to Gulf this holiday season, where every creation is a testament to love and craftsmanship.

Thank you for being a part of this journey, for your support and love. Here's to many more creations and shared moments of joy!

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