Monday, September 14, 2009

Etsy Artist Feature: Brandy of brokenhallelujah

I am starting off this week featuring a great Etsy Artist:  Brandy of brokenhallelujah accessories.  She is a very talented artist and can crochet the coolest things!  My favorite are the Mary Jane Slippers in the picture above.  They look so comfy!  I also love the cute little coin purses. Read on to find out some cool things about Brandy and her shop:

How did you decide on your shop name?
My shop name comes from one of my favorite songs - "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley. It's a beautiful song and I couldn't help myself.

When did you start crocheting and why?
I crocheted when I was really little and then stopped for many years. When I was in college I had a boyfriend who lived in another city so when he had to go home, I was always looking for something to keep me occupied. I started looking at crafts and found some really cool crochet projects I wanted to take a stab at. So I retaught myself to crochet using videos on the web.

Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I would love to learn how to knit. I have knit cable envy because it's something you can't really do with crochet. I also wish I were better at sewing. And soap making is something I've wanted to try since I started selling online. I see all these wonderful handmade soaps and I wish I could do that, too.

Where do you craft?
Mostly at home on the sofa. I like to watch movies or tv shows when I crochet.

What or who inspires you?
I love yarn. Yarn shopping and buying new yarn usually leads to new inspirations. I really love looking at all the different colors and textures of the yarn. Sometimes I will have no idea what to make, pop into the yarn shop, and come out with my head full of new projects to work on.

Do you have a day job?
Not at the moment. I recently graduated from college and I'm looking for a job while I try to get into graduate school. It's proving tricky, but I have my crochet to keep me busy in the mean time.

What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
I love making my mary jane slippers. You can do so much with them to make them different with using the exact same pattern. Fuzzy yarns, soft yarns, different color combinations. It is a lot of fun playing around and making a new pair.

Thanks Brandy!

Come visit Brandy's shop brokenhallelujah:


  1. Thank you for this really great feature! I'm so excited. It has been a lot of fun talking with you these past few days. Do keep in touch!

  2. I like that little change purse! Nice etsy find.

  3. she does have a cute chop! I love that song too, but I love rufus wainwrights version ;)


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