Gypsy Bird Design
Fabulous handmade clutches…aka “handbags from the heart”
Where did you learn this art or craft?
It’s a continual learning process, but I started out learning to sew from my Mom as a youngster. Later, I decided to pursue a career in the fashion industry, so I honed my skills while getting my Masters in Fashion Design at Oklahoma State.
What inspires you?
Everything! It’s exhausting!
But really, I’m inspired by a million random things every day. Art, design, words, images, and mostly the constant support and love of friends and family.
How do customers respond to your work?
So far people have responded pretty positively! Keeps me going!
I’m striving to create new product and continually update the line to keep customers interested and pleased.
Are you introducing any new products at Deluxe?
Yes, this year I’ll have some sweet little felt birds for sale. Great as ornaments on the Christmas tree, or for year-round decoration!
How would you describe your previous experience(s) at Deluxe?
Last year was my first time with Deluxe, and it was great! Customers responded really well to my clutches and I was honored by all the compliments and sales!
It is pretty crazy trying to prepare for the show, but well worth it!
What other artists are you looking forward to shopping from at Deluxe?
My best buddy Taryn from The Bungalow Studio (beautiful pillows and items for the home). And I always love Samantha Lamb’s work – she is an inspiration for sure!
I’ve been so busy sewing and preparing that I haven’t had time to peruse the list of other artists, so I’m really excited to check it all out!
Anything else you’d like shoppers to know?
Deluxe is a great time! Please come and enjoy! And remember, everything being sold at this show has been hand-crafted or created with love and care.
Ask questions if you have any…and even if you can’t buy, compliments are always appreciated!