During my first winter living in Maine, I found myself craving a new hobby to keep me busy. I have really enjoyed working with clay as a medium in the past (ceramics classes in high school, sculpture class in college), and had been further inspired by a few polymer clay earring tutorials I had seen online. I bought a few supplies and started off making earrings completely just for fun. I figured if any of them turned out well, I could gift them for the holidays. From there – I was hooked! I quickly ended up with a desk drawer full of dozens upon dozens of pairs of polymer clay earrings and decided it may be time to create a business out of this hobby.
I debuted Baublebee Handmade via Etsy on January 20, 2020. Within a few months, I’d sold over 200 pairs of earrings. I’ve been so grateful for the support and consequent ability to continue to have this creative outlet.