Welcome to Funky Designs!
Thanks for great year, friends! With just a fraction of the shows of past years, I still feel like this was a good year for my little business. Unfortunately, due to medical reasons, I need to step away from the studio for a couple of months. I will be putting my Etsy shop into vacation mode until I come out the other side of a taxing treatment schedule. Hopefully. I will return in time for Valentine’s Day. I appreciate all of the friendly customers, fellow vendors, and organizers that have made my days brighter this year. See you in 2021!
If you want to support local Rust Belt businesses (and of course you do), Cleveland Bazaar, Crafty Mart (Akron) and I Made It! Market (Pittsburgh) have teamed up for an amazing holiday shopping option. A beautiful online catalog, which features over 150 local artists and artisans, is now available to view at http://www.shopholidayhandmade.com/shop-now/. Flip through like you used to do with the holiday catalogs you got in the mail when you were a kid…without the paper waste.
What a year. I’m sad to report that Curate & Co. in Hartville has closed its doors. They are in my thoughts as they move on to an uncertain future. I know that Kylie is a talented photographer, so if you have some photography needs, check out her work or reach out to her at https://www.kyliebrickerphoto.com/
On a more positive note, I was approached by the fine folks at as a vendor and I had a very fun afternoon with them this past weekend selecting pieces to put in their gift shop. They chose a little bit of everything, so if you are near Cuyahoga Falls and need some gift options, check them out on Front Street. While I was bringing in my wares, I saw two classes going on, all socially distant and masked up. Check them out.
Some of my décor is also available through Christmas at Hazel Tree Design Studio in Downtown Akron. I recently brought in a bunch of candles, coaster sets, planters and more. They have a beautiful shop with art for almost any price range.
I have started adding my work to the popular handcrafted site Etsy, beginning with the Concrete & Steel earrings. Rather than making specific pairs for the site, I thought it would be more fun for you to be able to choose your own colors. So, for each listing, you can select one of 24 color palettes for your earring stones.
I will continue to add my work to the site. You can find my Etsy listings here.
Thank you so much for the support you showed during the rainbow pride bracelet fundraiser. The fundraiser is over now, but it will return next June in some form. Together we raised $243.75 for The Trevor Project.
Again, thank you for your interest. This was a labor of love and a tribute to the many friends and students that have trusted me during an emotionally challenging time. I love you all and I am proud to call you my friends.