Hidden Gems!!! Clay City Charms

I am very excited to share with everyone a new Etsy shop!

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Introducing Andrea Portillo of Clay City Charms!!
Andrea please tell us a little about yourself?  I was born and raised in El Salvador in Central America. I met the love of my life during college in Texas and we get married this year! I live in Indiana because I am a Graduate Assistant and an athletic trainer for my school’s track and field team and finishing my masters degree. I love crafts and since undergrad, I did polymer clay charms. My students saw them this year and encouraged me to begin a shop and start selling 🙂 they give me ideas all the time and get so excited for me it’s cute.

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Andrea what first got you interested in your craft?
I got interested in my crafts through one of my friends from undergrad who gave me a charm one day made out of clay. So I decided to give it a shot and fell in love! There’s an infinite number of things to create and to do, that’s why I love clay. I incorporate acrylic paint and jewelry materials to create different things. I like creating charms and doing something with them and to them like key chain charms, pendants, fridge magnets, and I am currently working on creating picture frames with them too.

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Andrea apart from creating things, what do you do?  I love working out! I lift weights and run. I love to travel and spending time with my family. I travel a lot with my team, taking care of all of the athletes off and on the road. My job is to keep them healthy and help them prevent and recover from athletic related injuries. I also love makeup and watching bloggers on YouTube talk about all of the amazing things you can do! I am trilingual 😉 I speak Spanish, English, and Portuguese. Languages have opened so many doors to seeing cool places and meeting tons of cool people too.

I asked  Andrea if she could make me some “Raven” stitch markers for knitting, and being great at customer service she said sure!  And within a few days she had sculpted, baked, and painted the cutest little Ravens you have ever seen.  She immediately sent them out and I received them within two days, and  they are incredibly cute.

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Working with Andrea was a pleasure and I am sure she can create anything your heart would desire. Please take the time and check out her shop, and see all her amazing creations!!

You can find Andrea on the internet at..

http://www.etsy.com/shop/claycitycharms
http://www.twitter.com/ClayCityCharms
http://www.instagram.com/andyports

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About Black Raven Creations

I love to create things and am one of those people who has to keep my hands busy. I have always been this way. If I am not "creating" in some form I tend to get depressed and blue. I spent many hours at my Grandmother's knees learning how to china paint, knit, and crochet. My home is now filled with items I have created thanks to my Grandmother!! She was a great and loving teacher and I was an eager learner. I have not only filled my house with my creations, but I have filled other family members homes as well. My oldest son told me recently "no more", he will not accept another painting, quilt, or wall hanging of any sort...his walls are filled!! Since my friends and families homes are filled, I have acquired a large pile of finished products... I was encouraged for years to open an Etsy shop, So I finally did!! In my shop you will find my creations using a wide range of textiles all created and made by my hands lovingly taught by my Grandmothers hands. All items are 100% handmade!! There are paintings, hand-stitched items, knitted and crocheted items, sewn items and many more. I hope you enjoy investigating my shop and if you have any questions just ask me. I am looking foward to running my shop and getting to meet new and exciting people. I hope to be able to service this community for many years.
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One Response to Hidden Gems!!! Clay City Charms

  1. onlyword14 says:

    Interesting and informative!

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