“pomo mama design represents one woman’s attempt to craft in, around and in spite of her family in an effort to stay sane. These quirky and unusual designs frequently feature wire, metal and fibre all together in one piece.”

Born, raised and educated in Scotland, Amanda moved to Canada in 2001 with her husband, where she now combines work as a parent/homemaker with running a small craft business.

Taught by her mother to knit, embroider and sew, handcrafting has always been a part of Amanda’s life. However, she has only recently started designing and selling jewelry, online and locally, in the last 3 years. Her work focuses around an interest in wire, metal and fibre, leading to some curious projects combining the techniques of wire crochet, metalworking, art clay silver and traditional fibre work. Influences include her parents’ Scottish garden, the natural world and her son’s crayon box. She is on a constant search for the ultimate portable crafting project to fit in, around and in spite of family life.

Her main collection of jewelry comprises wire crochet cuffs, bracelets, choker necklaces and collars incorporating artistic or fine silver wire with glass and semi-precious gemstones. In some pieces feltable and synthetic fibres are combined within the mesh for the beads to ‘nest’ in, whereas in others elements such as chainmaille, silversmithing and metalwork are also combined with wirework. Gentlemen are not forgotten either; a suggestion from her husband inspired a range of cufflinks where individual gemstones or glass tablets are wired like a tiny gift into a sterling chain setting.

Currently an instructor at Port Moody Beadworks (wire crochet, chainmaille), and contracted to teach workshops at Place des Arts and Port Moody Arts Centre, Amanda has taken part in Port Moody’s Artists in the Park program for the previous two summers. Her work has appeared in “Creating Metal Clay Jewelry” (Powley) with a project contribution, gallery images and studio showcase.

For feedback, please check her main Etsy shop, ebbandflo, for customer comments.

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