We're excited to bring you another in a series to introduce you to a few of our artisans coming to the 7th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 28th-29th.  This is just one in a series of Vendor Spotlights where we let those who will be sharing their wares shine a light on what it is they do.  The following profile is Amy from Glam & Grace and her response to a mini-questionnaire.


1). What's your name and what is it that you make?

I’m Amy Cornelius and I own Glam & Grace. I design and make on-trend fashion jewelry and accessories. My current line has a boho grunge aesthetic with lots of leather, tassels and layers. The designs range from simple to bold statement pieces. I love being able to have a creative range that meets a variety of people’s style.

I’m also going to be launching a line of all natural handcrafted lipsticks. I’m super excited about offering this product. The recipe I’m using feels great on your lips and will feature several matte, semi-opaque colors. Unlike drugstore brands, there are absolutely no chemicals so you can wear it while your mind is at ease. I’ll be releasing the line this holiday season!


2). How did you acquire the unique skill set to do what it is you do?

I’m just very curious and like to figure out how things are made. I have a BFA in Graphic Design and have worked in advertising so I’m always being creative and problem solving. If I want to learn something, I go for it and keep trying to figure it out until I can get it right. It’s a constant process of learning, growing and improving. I’m always working on new skills. I’m in love with the journey, it’s been a lot of fun.


3).  What is your best seller?

My best seller is the Leather and Rhinestone Strand Bracelet. They come in neutral colors and have a magnetic clasp. They’re so easy to wear. 

You can wear just one or, personally, I like to layer 3 together to make a bigger statement piece. It’s fun to be able to mix and match them.


4).  How long have you been vending? Have you done a Crafty Mart show before?

I’ve been vending since 2011. My first show was at Crafty Mart and have been a regular vendor ever since.


5). Coffee or tea?

COFFEE! I love both…BUT black coffee > tea. All day, everyday. 

Thank you for answering our questions Amy! Thanks for coming to the 7th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show too. We'll see everyone on Sat. & Sun. Nov. 28th-29th at Musica, Akron Art Museum, and Summit Artspace.  You'll be able to find Glam & Grace at the Akron Art Museum.