Jewelry Design Star Karissa Martindale is somewhat of a renaissance gal. This software engineer makes jewelry in the evening, and has been since December 2012. "I like to say I 'Code by Day and Craft by Night.' That's why when I opened my Etsy shop, I could think of no better name than Craft by Night", she explained. Karissa taught herself to make jewelry by reading books, videos, and even just examining a piece to figure out how it was put together—that must be the engineer in her! She soon started making jewelry for her friends and family and before long she realized that she could sell her pieces! Although she enjoys working with different media, Karissa loves the allure of beads: "If I have to choose a favorite (which is hard), it would have to be beading. I think it's because beads can become anything: necklace, bracelet, earrings, etc". In fact, her favorite design that she's made is the winning bib necklace that uses mint green beads! Besides her beady pieces, Karissa specializes in wire work and likes to make custom initial rings. "It's nice to be recognized for my other pieces and abilities. It lets me know I'm on the right track. I'm young and I'm looking forward to all the endless possibilities that are jewelry". Check out Karissa's works in progress on her Facebook page and be sure to stop by her Etsy store!
Mint Green Bib Necklace The Winning Design!
Multi Chain Statement Watch
Black and White Patterned Earrings
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