Friday, April 27, 2012

Featured Artisan: MoonRae Jewelry

First off, tell us a little about yourself! 
Hi my name is Samantha Martin and I currently work in the Fashion Industry as a Production Coordinator. Growing up I wanted to become a lawyer until the 11th grade in high school. I was involved in the law club, I was in the law dept. in school, and went to and studied court cases. Then literally over night, I decided to pursue a career as a Fashion Designer; now I had always made clothes for my baby and barbie dolls and so forth, but never thought about working in the fashion field. Since that day onward my love of fashion had grown and blossom into a full time passion. Now I am more eager to go very far to achieve my goals...hoping in the future to have my own denim line. SOOO SIKED!!!

How did you start creating your artwork, and how long have you been doing it? 
I started last year in making my own jewelry for the the simple fact I was so bored and tired of seeing the same old jewelry in the stores over and over. So this is what provoked me to venture out and researched many different stones, gems, medals, materials and taught myself the art of jewelry making and eventually started my own jewelry line called MoonRae. I have been in business for 5 months now and I love it.

Where do you get your inspiration from?My inspiration comes in many different things such as a boutique of flowers, shades of colors, artworks, and walking the streets of NYC. What attracts me the most are those little things that you don't notice in a painting, printed pattern on a dress, or a small detail fancy stitch on a jacket.

Is there anything else you would like to share? 
Yes I have something else to add...I like to thank God for blessing me with the wonderful gift of creating, building,molding, and sculpting beautiful things. I hope my work will inspire someone to venture out and find their passion.


Here are my links below.

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Custom made orders contact me @

Friday, April 20, 2012

Featured Artisan: Victorian Edge

First off, tell us a little about yourself!

Well, I'm a military spouse and mom stationed in Fort Lewis, WA. We've been in the military for over 6 years and my husband is going to deploy for the 3rd time at the end of this month. I have a 3 yr old son who is such a sweetheart and makes having children seem like a breeze. I don't think I could have asked for a better kid. Not really being conventional getting a job to past the time was not on my agenda. So I joined a roller derby team here on post back in 2008.

Turns out I have a knack for it, I've had only one major injury. I broke a leg bone Eeeek I know but it happens derby is tough. Didn't stop me in fact I came back even better then before. Skating can get expensive though I needed a more profitable hobby.

How did you start creating your artwork, and how long have you been doing it?

Completely bored one day I decided to go to Joanns fabric and get some yarn and teach myself to crochet. As soon as I walked through the doors I was sidetracked by Pink and sparkly. Just lots of pink and sparkly. Turns out they were beads!! I had never made jewelery before or even thought about it.

I bought a jewelry making kit went home and started immediately completely forgetting about the crochet venture I had in my mind. And I was hooked without a doubt hooked. Went back and got more and then went back and got even more. Then realized I could not afford to keep this up and also didn't know what to do with all this jewelry. And walla I decided to sell it and keep my hobby going. I will have been making jewelry for 4 months at the end of this April.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Romance, Steampunk, Victorian era, vintage and historical styles all hugely inspire me. I love all things old for some reason, always have even when I was young. I remember decorating my room in Shakespearean style as a teen. lol Everyone else had posters and stuff and I had a gorgeous antique desk and lace walls! I love LOVE!!

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I just hope people like what I do. Art school is definitely in my future.

you can find my stuff here:

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Want to be Featured?

Anna Kay Creations is calling on handmade crafters and artisans from around the world that would like to be featured at Anna Kay Creations Blog, absolutely free!  This will be a weekly feature and interview that will also be shared on Anna Kay Creations Twitter and Facebook Page.

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Please email me expressing interest at I will then email you the questions that will be included with your feature. The following below will also be required:


  • A brief description.
  • Include your name and URL of your shop, Blog or website, if you have one.
  • Submit via email 4-5 images of your collection that you would like me to include in your feature or you may email me links from your shop.
  • Images must be at least 600pixels wide. Clear and Crisp pictures are a PLUS for consideration.
See previously featured crafters here.

You will be notified with the date your feature/interview will be posted.  Thanks in advance. I am looking forward to getting to know you and sharing your creativity with my readers. xoxo

Updated 4/18/2012 

Spots available: May, June, July 20th and 27th, Aug

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Anna Kay Creations 15% off Birthday Sale!

No coupon code required. Prices automatically adjusted at checkout!

Friday, April 06, 2012


Hello friends,

I've missed you guys.  I had been MIA for a while due to problems I had with my old computer. It turned out my computer had a virus and next thing I knew, my files were completely wiped out.  The day I was planning on backing up my files this happened!  I am so bummed at the thought of loosing all the stuff I saved over the years.  Sucks, doesn't it?

Fast forward to today,  I bought a new computer at hhgregg about 2 weeks ago. No, it's not a Mac but it is definitely good enough for everything I need to use it for.

And since tomorrow is my birthday, I am considering the computer as an early birthday gift to self :)

Happy Easter!

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