founder | chief creative crafter at The Craft.ed Creative Studio | CEO Craft.ed Consulting
Susan Amaral believes that creativity lives in all of us and that making things connects people & communities. Susan has a background in fashion apparel buying and merchandise planning with a passion for crafting & creating things by hand. She is happiest when achieving a balance of her analytical/strategic skills and creativity. Susan is a member of Pepperlane Network and mentor for WIFI (women in footwear industry). Susan lives in Bedford, MA with her husband and 2 children.
guest artist from Astrologyheart.com
Fay Senner is an Astrologer who weaves intuitive insight into her work as an artist. She offers Natal Chart Readings and Workshops that show us how to become aware of certain core needs and behaviors through the lens of Astrology, by demonstrating how to see the Elements- Fire, Air, Earth and Water as essential qualities inherent within us, rather than descriptive words. Her workshops enhance personal growth, provide greater access to the creative process, and enrich one’s ability to comprehend their immediate life choices. She has created a line of zodiac cards and products that help foster this aim which you can find at Astrologyheart.com.
modern brush lettering guest artist
Jennifer is a reading specialist by day and a hand lettering aficionado by night. She was given a calligraphy pen by her grandfather when she was eleven years old and continued to dabble in lettering for the next fifteen years. In 2015, Jennifer took to Etsy to find someone to do custom gift tags in the new, modern calligraphy style. It dawned on her that this was something that she would enjoy doing again herself. Jennifer was immediately drawn to the soothing, meditative quality of modern calligraphy. Hundreds of pens and hours later, Jennifer has done custom lettering for a variety of celebratory events. Conducting lettering workshops allows her to merge her professional background in education with her delight in sharing hand lettering with others.
Jennifer has taken workshops with local calligrapher Liz Roessler and international artist, Molly Suber Thorpe, author of Modern Calligraphy and founder/core contributor of the online calligraphy repository www.caligraphile.com.
guest artist from Liv Rose Jewelry
Jessica started designing handmade jewelry 3 years ago as an outlet for a busy home and work life. She took one class at a local craft store and was hooked. Jessica would stay up all night mixing beads and colors and learning the different techniques for beading and crimping and clasping. But ultimately for her it is about designing unique one-of-a-kind pieces that are universal. Whether its a chunky beaded necklace for a Bridal Party or Feather Earrings for a Brides Boho Wedding. Over the last 3 years, Jessica has had many trunk shows and pop up shops as well as running a successful Etsy shop and is excited to teach workshops at craft.ed studio.