Meet Our Vendor: Twyla Dill Design
We love the work by Twyla Dill Design and are so happy to have her back at our show. This year she was one of our vendors who was able to quit her day to focus full-time on her art! YAY!
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Twyla Dill and I make hand crocheted lace and metal jewelry. Drawing inspiration from my time living in Istanbul, Turkey and my travels elsewhere I combine the delicate lace crochet technique called ‘oya’ with silver, gold-filled and brass metal to form classic shapes with an elegant and unusual touch.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
I am finishing my collection inspired by my travels in India! Imagine shapes with intricate details and lots of little dots highlighted by bright, rich colors. This new collection will be making its full debut at Urban Craft Uprising and I am so excited!
What was your first memory of making something?
My first memory of making something goes back to when I was five years old; I was laying on the floor cutting intricate paper designs with scissors. Designs that most people, had they more experience, would have used an xacto knife for. My love for making extremely detailed work has played a huge part in lace making as my needle is about the size of a small pin head!
What is your favorite new product for 2017?
I introduced the Eye & Lip Earrings this year and they are a personal favorite as well as a favorite for my customers. Made to be elegant and playful at the same time they’re easy to wear with any outfit and style!
Is this a full-time business for you?
Twyla Dill Design became my full-time business in August, which is a huge step for any entrepreneur and maker. Being full time has allowed me to focus all of my energy on designing and creating and I am beyond grateful for my fans and customers. I’m very lucky to be able to work for myself and I wouldn’t be able to do it alone!
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