A couple of months back, a friend of mine- Alyssa (also Founder/Editor) of Woop zine approached me for a feature on their craft specials. And of course, I was more than willing to share my story about Adorninglory (which I then found out that it’s really quite a long story).
Below is a snippet and you can read the entire interview here!
(Photo credits: Shavonne Wong)
HOW DID ADORNINGLORY COME ABOUT?
It all started when I was about 17 years old, those days when I didn’t have much money to purchase a present for my friend. At the same time, I inherited a bunch of layered necklaces that was almost brand new from another friend. And so I decided that I was going to make something out of the bunch—I must have made a number of earrings and necklaces out of those and I’ve been hooked since!
I started making and selling accessories in this quaint retail shop while part-timing as a retail assistant during my poly days. Back then, my accessories were mostly made out of trinkets and metal wires which are different from the style I craft now with fabric. I stopped crafting during my final year projects but in between I would spend some little pockets of time I had crafting other stuff like pouches for leisure.
I received Christ some time after and God just showed me how this passion and craftiness I had wasn’t a coincidence but something He placed in my heart to do. The desire to pick up my craft again came strong in July 2011 and “Adorninglory” was birthed! The word “Glory” has since held a special place in my spiritual walk, and with my craft, it’s about adorning a person with beauty that comes from within. This time, I explored and created more with fabrics like felt and satin because of their lightness in weight. It’s really been a journey that I took with God; like an adventure, allowing Him to show me where He can take me with this gift He has blessed me with.