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Featured Seller: Twigs & Honey

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Myra Callan and I currently live and work out of a 1930s home in Salem, Oregon with my husband, Matt, Siberian husky, Indy (named after Indiana Jones) and teal colored parakeet, Kiwi. I love the color mint, compulsively count letters and like to hoard fabrics and trimmings that feel and look pretty.

I earned a master’s in geography with a focus on environmental science because when I was a child, I dreamed of protecting the natural environment. After a short, uninspiring government research position, I yearned to create tangible pieces of art and was further motivated while planning our wedding during lunch breaks. I have one sister, Amy, who also has an Etsy shop and who people often refer to as my look-a-like twin. I’m currently the owner and designer of an expanding accessories and fragrance company, Twigs & Honey.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I’ve been working toward building the business non-stop for three years now, but I do enjoy antique shopping, gardening, eating (I’m a total foodie), running, wistful daydreaming and traveling with my husband. Other random things I do include going to u-pick farms, target shooting and bird watching.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
Ah-Ha!: How I Got There, because I’m constantly having those ah-ha moments that have slowly turned into a livelihood.

Where does your inspiration come from?
I gather inspiration from films, magazines, blogs and everything around me. I often find inspiration from unpredictable places. The husband and I spend hours at the book store where I’ll pour over books and publications. I mostly create accessories, but pull inspiration out of just about everything from vintage and new dresses, trees, wild places, and home goods. Unique colors and textures really get me excited and I also love how vintage furniture and clothing age and transform.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade means love, passion and creativity. Perfect imperfections.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My mom has been the most influential in my craft. When I was young, she used to sew clothes and accessories for me. She also used to create floral arrangements for weddings and churches and I got to tag along with her and experiment with the scraps. I remember mimicking my mom’s floral arrangements on a smaller scale while she worked late until 3 a.m. at church. I have to give my dad credit as well — he taught me how to use tools and work in a shop. He studied architecture when he was younger, started a construction company and is now a CNC programmer. He has influenced how I like to create pieces with balance and structure and also taught me how to execute a project from early drafting/sketching to finished product.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
When I was in grade school, my favorite subject was art. I used to draw and paint pictures for my teachers and would give them file folders full of drawings and miniature clay figurines. Creating was the most gratifying thing I did. I even used to sell my art to kids at Sunday school. When I got older, the consummate, obsessive planner in me began to pursue a more accepted career path, but that completely backfired when I became seriously blue from the sterility of a cubicle existence crunching numbers. Only after that did I realize I was born to create; that discovery and acceptance completely changed my life for the better.

How would you describe your creative process?
I take mental notes almost everyday and everywhere. It’s all about experimentation. I love being inspired by a particular fabric or color and running with it. I dye most of my fabric and feathers and appreciate the control it gives me in creating a final product. I mix and match ideas; sometimes it’s perfect the first time and other times it may require several revisions for the perfect balance and fit.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
I would love to visit the studio of Ann Wood Handmade. She’s magical. I love the little creatures she makes and imagine she lives in a world of charm and whimsy. She can turn an old, dry rot riddled dress into a one-of-a-kind bird. She builds fantastical floating ships, haunting spiders, and owls with attitude and élan. She collects quirky weathered antiques that have tumbled in the ocean. Who wouldn’t want to visit this lady’s studio?

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I really love my Kate Towers dress. It used to be pure white, but through the years, some of the materials have faded to lovely off-whites and creams. The edges are unfinished so it frays in just the perfect manner to create a very unpredictable softness to the edges.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I tend to have quite an active mind and am constantly thinking up new designs. It’s hard to turn it off. I suppose I’m saying that I don’t get into creative ruts but the bigger problem I experience is when I have time to design something new, I’m overwhelmed with ideas and don’t know where to start.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
I’d love to be living out in the country with some acreage so my husband and I can have our own sizeable, edible garden and some livestock. I hope to still be doing what I love for a living, which is creating and working on Twigs & Honey. In terms of the business, I envision having more product lines, a larger workforce and perhaps a brick and mortar. In ten years, I also hope to have learned how to play the accordion. I just think that would be so cool.

Featured Seller Archive

  • MoreToAdoreVintage

    MoreToAdoreVintage says:

    Amazing store! I love the double band golden tiara! Kate

    2 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    Love your story! Your creations are beautiful! Congrats!

    2 years ago

  • TheHeartShop

    TheHeartShop says:

    Always been a fan!!! Congrats on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • TheIndigoToybox

    TheIndigoToybox says:

    Very inspiring! It is always wonderful when folks discover that their childhood passions are worth pursuing. Thank you for your story and good luck with Twigs & Honey!

    2 years ago

  • Mikono

    Mikono says:

    So romantic. If you ever open up a store, that would be the kind I'd love to visit. :)

    2 years ago

  • KristinaandJenney

    KristinaandJenney says:

    Congratulations on being a FS! Lovely story and shop. Thanks for sharing!

    2 years ago

  • mediumgrey

    mediumgrey says:

    I love my Twigs & Honey flower!! I wear it every year on our anniversary.

    2 years ago

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap says:

    Gorgeous shop and wonderful interview! Congrats!

    2 years ago

  • 464Handmade

    464Handmade says:

    beautiful work! congrats on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • wahlrus

    wahlrus says:

    I've been a fan of yours forever (you may have noticed since I pout you in like 1/2 my T's)! LOL I has an EtsyCrush on you! Thanks for sharing your story! Congrats! EtsyLove from, Jamie and John

    2 years ago

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts says:

    Wonderful! All the best...

    2 years ago

  • Huismus

    Huismus says:

    Yay! Congrats, looking great!

    2 years ago

  • dkdesignshawaii

    dkdesignshawaii says:

    Congrats! :)

    2 years ago

  • PosketsTreasure

    PosketsTreasure says:

    Congrats on being featured! Beautiful work!!!

    2 years ago

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk says:

    Your work is stunning! Such a stellar interview! Congrats on your feature and good luck in your future.

    2 years ago

  • AmyJiggetts

    AmyJiggetts says:

    So pretty and delicate with a punch of power neat. Congrats....

    2 years ago

  • SELVIDGEByRachidaS

    SELVIDGEByRachidaS says:

    I love the tiaras and flower hair grips. They are gorgeous :)

    2 years ago

  • vitamini

    vitamini says:

    Your pieces are beautiful! Congrats on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • FeathersOfArtemis

    FeathersOfArtemis says:

    Love your work! Such an inspirational interview.

    2 years ago

  • junghwa

    junghwa says:

    I love my sister!!! She is the most talented sister ever!!

    2 years ago

  • meowadays

    meowadays says:

    congrats!

    2 years ago

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather says:

    GORGEOUS!!!!! Congrats on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • kapelusznik

    kapelusznik says:

    love shes works :D

    2 years ago

  • CherylBrissonFolkArt

    CherylBrissonFolkArt says:

    I think it's so important to thank those who helped us develop the skills that have allowed us to be successful artists...I too was taught to use tools by my father. He is a nut for safety in the workshop, and I was mentally thanking him for these skills the other day, shortly before I drove a pair of pliers through a finger in the process of framing a print...sorry Dad!

    2 years ago

  • BrandybuckClothiers

    BrandybuckClothiers says:

    Lovely interview and beautiful items. Doing what you love - it really shows. Congratulations.

    2 years ago

  • DuchessNorth

    DuchessNorth says:

    I have been a fan of your work for a few years now. Your pieces are gorgeous! Congrats on the success and feature.

    2 years ago

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana says:

    Gorgeous work. Your items are so pretty. Congrats on the long overdue FS

    2 years ago

  • Zria

    Zria says:

    Such lovely work and craftsmanship :)

    2 years ago

  • wearableartbyjude

    wearableartbyjude says:

    congratulations on your being the featured seller - I've always admired your shop and loved learning more about you! On another note, after a brief stint learning the accordion in the 6th grade I can - without a doubt - tell you that it's not really that cool...lol

    2 years ago

  • econica

    econica says:

    stunning headpieces! Just beautiful!

    2 years ago

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt says:

    What I would do to craft with YOU!

    2 years ago

  • petitor

    petitor says:

    Congratulations! I wish I had found you earlier for my wedding last year. Maybe for my 10th vow renewal? :) Your works are beautiful. Chu Ka Hae Yo.

    2 years ago

  • rozzie

    rozzie says:

    Goodness Gorgeous! + fav you, if one day i get married...

    2 years ago

  • TreeWingsStudio

    TreeWingsStudio says:

    " Perfect imperfections." I love that!! Your work is exquisite! Congrats on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • sewasong

    sewasong says:

    gorgeous!! and the photos in your shop are so nice...

    2 years ago

  • LetterChef

    LetterChef says:

    Great hair pieces!

    2 years ago

  • ohjustjess

    ohjustjess says:

    congrats on the feature! such a lovely shop ;)

    2 years ago

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling says:

    Great work!

    2 years ago

  • bobbijordan

    bobbijordan says:

    We were on the Etsy Wedding team together in the early days ! Have always admired your work---it is fairy tale perfect! Good luck! xo

    2 years ago

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom says:

    Great interview! Beautiful pieces :)

    2 years ago

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern says:

    OH WOW YOUR HAIR ACCESSORIES ARE SOoOoOoOo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

    2 years ago

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights says:

    Lovely creations! Thank you for sharing your story with us.

    2 years ago

  • DreamCake

    DreamCake says:

    Oh your work is just so beautiful! Love all of them. Congrats on the feature, you deserve it! :D

    2 years ago

  • PattieJansen

    PattieJansen says:

    It is quite obvious to me that you were MEANT to DO this!!!!! What a beautiful story, beautiful shop. Ultra creative. And it all rings so true! Congrats on being featured...Gorgeous work!!! (Makes me want to have another wedding!!!!) Wishing you every success and all the best..

    2 years ago

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete says:

    Myra I love your items!! Congrats and continued success! So happy to see you as the featured seller.

    2 years ago

  • BraveTurtleCreations
  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns says:

    What a great story. I'm an accountant by trade and have always had a creative side since very little too. And enjoying my art classes as a kid too. My whole family are artists and creators with their hands and always felt I was the odd ball for being an accountant. But now I love to create and spend every spare time designing and creating. Good luck and congrats on being featured!

    2 years ago

  • btaylorquilts

    btaylorquilts says:

    Your headpieces are beautiful! Great story too, especially about how you came about your businesses. Good luck and congrats on being a featured seller!

    2 years ago

  • DixSterling

    DixSterling says:

    Oh, my, you do beautiful work.

    2 years ago

  • twinsouls

    twinsouls says:

    Love your work, total fan! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story!

    2 years ago

  • littlelovelygift

    littlelovelygift says:

    Such pretty pieces! Good luck!

    2 years ago

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt says:

    what a very lovely shop .. such a wonder to create such beauty!

    2 years ago

  • ArtworkbyMelody

    ArtworkbyMelody says:

    Such a fan of your shop! I adore the pieces you create.

    2 years ago

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture says:

    beautiful items and gorgeous photography!

    2 years ago

  • bmorenicky

    bmorenicky says:

    I still love all of the flowers and boutonnieres that Myra made for my wedding in 2009. She is so talented and I love seeing the new lines and pieces as she creates them. Thanks again and much luck!

    2 years ago

  • theroyal

    theroyal says:

    gorgeous... congratulations

    2 years ago

  • crowne

    crowne says:

    Beautiful work. I admire your creativity. Thank you for sharing!

    2 years ago

  • oppning

    oppning says:

    You've been one of my favorites for a long time! Congratulations on the great article! So happy to learn more about you and your talent!

    2 years ago

  • prprinces19

    prprinces19 says:

    I love love love your shop! You have amazing pieces!! Congrats on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • designedbyjane

    designedbyjane says:

    Lovely seller! x

    2 years ago

  • HeirloomAttire

    HeirloomAttire says:

    Absolutely beautiful work! I've admired your shop for months now! Congratulations on the feature! You deserve it! :)

    2 years ago

  • myrakim

    myrakim says:

    Thank you, to everyone, for your kind words!!Thank you to everyone who has followed my shop these last few years! I'm so honored to be a featured seller! Thank you to my sis, Amy wearableartbyjude: Dang - I think I'll still try it out! ;) wahlrus: Thank you so much for crushing on our shop!! :D MissHildebrandt: Maybe someday? Lovely paintings! bmorenicky: Yay! SO happy you still like them. I hope married life has been wonderful!!

    2 years ago

  • beliz82

    beliz82 says:

    Wonderful shop and interview Congrats !!!

    2 years ago

  • LuzAmigurumiPatterns

    LuzAmigurumiPatterns says:

    Beautiful work! well done!!

    2 years ago

  • yelhsaian

    yelhsaian says:

    Nice items

    2 years ago

  • Handamade

    Handamade says:

    gorgeous! and good luck! Congrats on your featured seller.

    2 years ago

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo says:

    love your work!! congrats!

    2 years ago

  • mainili

    mainili says:

    Congrats !

    2 years ago

  • LucillesAttic

    LucillesAttic says:

    Absolutely gorgeous pieces! I admire your work=)

    2 years ago

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons says:

    What a beautiful shop! Love your story too.

    2 years ago

  • sweetpeasseashells

    sweetpeasseashells says:

    LOVE Myra, her designs are the absolute dreamiest, most amazing pieces. I feel honored to have had a custom flower made for my wedding 2 years ago by Myra. This Etsy feature is well-overdue and completely deserved. Congrats Myra, may your success continue!

    2 years ago

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle says:

    Lovely flowers. Congratulations to you!

    2 years ago

  • BuddhaBellco

    BuddhaBellco says:

    Just beautiful. Your creations are completely inspirational. Congrats on your wonderful feature. Wishing you the best- always!

    2 years ago

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies says:

    I love the flapper inspired band. Very unique!

    2 years ago

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie says:

    Beautiful work!!! Congrats!!!

    2 years ago

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS says:

    I know you won't as your work is so beautiful but if you wake up one day and decide you have had enough creating, you should become a writer as this is such a great interview, thanks for sharing! Congratulations on your success and as the newest Etsy Featured seller!

    2 years ago

  • CameronsJewelryBox

    CameronsJewelryBox says:

    Your story is so inspirational! As well as your gorgeous photos;) Congrats, and I wish you and your hubby the best of luck!

    2 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    Gosh your photos are gorgeous, there's a real vintage feel to your pieces too. Good luck with your shop!

    2 years ago

  • krunki

    krunki says:

    Congrats on the feature. Love your pieces, they're all so pretty.

    2 years ago

  • OWDJewelry

    OWDJewelry says:

    Congrats on the feature Myra! I have watched your success grow over the years and your creations are sooooo beautiful!

    2 years ago

  • SageHandCrafts

    SageHandCrafts says:

    BEAUTIFUL work! I dream of wearing gorgeous items like yours at my wedding some day! Congrats :)

    2 years ago

  • Lylia

    Lylia says:

    impeccably gorgeous!

    2 years ago

  • LoveCharlie

    LoveCharlie says:

    Such a beautiful shop! Congratulations on all your gorgeous work!

    2 years ago

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak says:

    What lovely bobby pins and veils. Love the interview

    2 years ago

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund says:

    I've been admiring your work for a while. It's really beautiful! Congratulations on the feature; it was a captivating read. Blessings, Hannah Jasmine

    2 years ago

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly says:

    Beautiful, unique creations!! Congrats on a lovely feature!

    2 years ago

  • LittleAndalucia

    LittleAndalucia says:

    Congratulations! Your creations are stunningly beautiful; I actually thought you had already been a featured seller you are so remarkable.

    2 years ago

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels says:

    congratulations!

    2 years ago

  • MERRILYdesigns

    MERRILYdesigns says:

    Gorgeous!!

    2 years ago

  • OhKuol

    OhKuol says:

    Absolutely AWESOME! Congratulations!

    2 years ago

  • whichgoose

    whichgoose says:

    Your are the best!! Congrats :)

    2 years ago

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals says:

    What beautiful items you have! I love your studio and congratulations!

    2 years ago

  • girliepains

    girliepains says:

    Gorgeous models!

    2 years ago

  • BetteOh

    BetteOh says:

    Your work is absolutely beautiful and inspiring!

    2 years ago

  • MinceCo

    MinceCo says:

    style 132 ROCKS!!

    2 years ago

  • PyxusPassionProject

    PyxusPassionProject says:

    Wow! Love your work.. Gorgeous photos! Best of luck :)

    2 years ago

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree says:

    Your work is amazing - and you are so creative - you are totally tapped in! Wishing you and your family all the best! Not forgetting your pets, Indy and Kiwi!

    2 years ago

  • YouEnhanced

    YouEnhanced says:

    YAY Myra! So happy for you! Congrats on being the FS :)

    2 years ago

  • FranceGallery

    FranceGallery says:

    Your work is just lovely!

    2 years ago

  • ElisaGomez

    ElisaGomez says:

    love your work! thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us!

    2 years ago

  • myrakim

    myrakim says:

    sweetpeasseashells: you're so wonderful!!! Thank you so much for the long-time support!! :)

    2 years ago

  • myrakim

    myrakim says:

    CountrySquirrelsRUS: You flatter me so!

    2 years ago

  • myrakim

    myrakim says:

    whichgoose: Thank you, fellow awesome whimsical headpiece creator! :D

    2 years ago

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry says:

    Beautiful work! Congrats on your feature!

    2 years ago

  • myrakim

    myrakim says:

    YouEnhanced: Thank YOU! Btw~ cute jewelry - Amy was just talking about your shop to me! ;)

    2 years ago

  • moldsrus

    moldsrus says:

    Stunning!

    2 years ago

  • jmbarclay

    jmbarclay says:

    Great shop!

    2 years ago

  • thesocialseam

    thesocialseam says:

    Congrats, you have a lovely shop and are so talented!

    2 years ago

  • SwitchDesignsNYC

    SwitchDesignsNYC says:

    Beautiful pieces! Congrats!!

    2 years ago

  • ZavalickDesigns

    ZavalickDesigns says:

    Love your beautiful designs and photography! Congrats on the feature and interview!

    2 years ago

  • seaoats

    seaoats says:

    wow, gorgeous shop! congrats. :)

    2 years ago

  • TheScarletSageTree

    TheScarletSageTree says:

    Congrats Myra, your stuff is so very very beautiful - and such gorgeous attention to detail! Wish you continued success, joy and inspiration :) - Suzanne

    2 years ago

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy says:

    Wonderful watching this shops vision, photography and imagery grow over the years-congrats on a well earned and delightful feature!

    2 years ago

  • Peachygirl

    Peachygirl says:

    I just visited both your and your sister's shops...and both are absolutely EXQUISIT!! I know both your businesses are going to continue to thrive!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story!

    2 years ago

  • Peachygirl

    Peachygirl says:

    I just visited both your and your sister's shops and they are both absolutely EXQUISITE! I know both shops will continue to thrive! Thank you for sharing your inspiring story with all of us!

    2 years ago

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl says:

    beautiful work...congratulations on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • reneeanne

    reneeanne says:

    such a lovely shop! great feature! inspiring too!

    2 years ago

  • ErinReeseDesigns

    ErinReeseDesigns says:

    Congrats! You're an inspiration!

    2 years ago

  • AboveDeluxe

    AboveDeluxe says:

    Love your creations, they are lovely!

    2 years ago

  • aussiekn

    aussiekn says:

    very nice designs and lovely colour range!!!

    2 years ago

  • PomLove

    PomLove says:

    very cool. congrats! your work is stunning! :)

    2 years ago

  • VanCocoaDesigns

    VanCocoaDesigns says:

    Absolutely lovely and inspiring!

    2 years ago

  • midoridesigns

    midoridesigns says:

    beautiful work!

    2 years ago

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField says:

    Inspiring story! Congrats!

    2 years ago

  • Caracarmina

    Caracarmina says:

    Lovely pieces.... :) inspirational ... (sigh)

    2 years ago

  • iomiss

    iomiss says:

    this is one of my favorite shops!

    2 years ago

  • Earthystyle

    Earthystyle says:

    Very pretty pieces :)

    2 years ago

  • donaarg

    donaarg says:

    where were you when my sister was looking for wedding hair accessories!!! Should have looked in Etsy!!! Beautiful items!

    2 years ago

  • DUEALBERI

    DUEALBERI says:

    very nice work and Myra herself looks very elegant and classy :)

    2 years ago

  • originalperfection

    originalperfection says:

    I love your creation! Good luck in the future.

    2 years ago

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir says:

    I admire your creativity! Congrats on your feature!

    2 years ago

  • FiberStone

    FiberStone says:

    Congrats! Beautiful pieces!!

    2 years ago

  • MorningCalm

    MorningCalm says:

    It's so pretty. Congratulation on being featured. :-)

    2 years ago

  • ErikaPrice

    ErikaPrice says:

    What a lovely interview, it was a real pleasure to read! Your shop is full or gorgeous things and your work is truly beautiful - many congratulations on being featured!

    2 years ago

  • DIVINEsweetness

    DIVINEsweetness says:

    I have always admired your shop =) congratulations on the feature and more power to your business =)

    2 years ago

  • Marvidrio

    Marvidrio says:

    So heavenly. Wonderful feature. I wish you much continued success with Twigs and Honey:)

    2 years ago

  • Willow4u

    Willow4u says:

    You do beautiful work and your shop is awesome!!

    2 years ago

  • kateblossom

    kateblossom says:

    I adore your shop!

    2 years ago

  • SewnAge

    SewnAge says:

    Your story made me smile. Good luck with your lovely shop. And the accordion lessons!

    2 years ago

  • abbyberkson

    abbyberkson says:

    beautiful work and great photographs! Lovely!

    2 years ago

  • thecupcakekid

    thecupcakekid says:

    Great interview and beautiful shop. And the photos by Lisa Warninger are stunning! Wow wow wow!

    2 years ago

  • Guchokipa

    Guchokipa says:

    The accordion is super cool. One of my junior high school students revealed that fact to me. Inspiring feature for all of us out here and there feeling blue in our little cubes. Thanks for opening the shutters to your life and allowing us a peek. Lovely story and store. Good luck!

    2 years ago

  • katielynnjewelry

    katielynnjewelry says:

    Im obsessed! I love your work!

    2 years ago

  • meilingsketchbook

    meilingsketchbook says:

    Congratulations! your shop is lovely and your work is amazing!

    2 years ago

  • YarnUiPhoneApp

    YarnUiPhoneApp says:

    Great story...and there are few things in life that are more enchanting than old ribbons and floral items from the 1930s and older. I just love 'em for hats, especially the cocktail variety. I've a box of hat stuff given to me that's sitting in my closet waiting to be turned in something lively!

    2 years ago

  • ExpressingDevotion

    ExpressingDevotion says:

    I love the natural looks and natural tones. beautiful work!

    2 years ago

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry says:

    What gorgeous, romantic pieces! I love your work.

    2 years ago

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking says:

    Absolutely gorgeous ! I m so happy you have found your passion and don't have your government job !! x

    2 years ago

  • genctug

    genctug says:

    romantic... congratulations

    2 years ago

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage says:

    BEAUTIFUL that says it all

    2 years ago

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina says:

    I love your work! Congrats!

    2 years ago

  • LonelyCoyote

    LonelyCoyote says:

    Such talent. Congratulations!!! and continued success.

    2 years ago

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush says:

    Your pieces are absolutely beautiful ..whimsical ..angelic Great interview, great seller, thanks etsy!

    2 years ago

  • hana31

    hana31 says:

    So Beautiful.

    2 years ago

  • Monicaj

    Monicaj says:

    Love your work and your photo's! Congratulations on the feature. Big fan, Monica

    2 years ago

  • grandmamarievintage

    grandmamarievintage says:

    Congrats! Your stuff is wonderful!

    2 years ago

  • JenSanCandles

    JenSanCandles says:

    Congratulations on the feature! I really enjoyed reading your interview and I wish you much continued success.

    2 years ago

  • paperandwhimsy

    paperandwhimsy says:

    Congratulations! I have several items of yours in my favorites already! ♥ Your pieces are beautiful!

    2 years ago

  • prettyurbanloft

    prettyurbanloft says:

    I love it...Congratulations!

    2 years ago

  • rinnyc

    rinnyc says:

    I love your shop myra.

    2 years ago

  • ChellaBellaDesigns

    ChellaBellaDesigns says:

    Beautiful shop and great story. So many artists & creators start in "the real world" business sense. Then, off we run to find that "thing" that makes us so much happier. I found mine just a few years ago as well. Life seems "right" when it happens.....so glad to hear you've founds yours! Best of luck and congrats on being the featured seller.

    2 years ago

  • plazko

    plazko says:

    Simply GORGEOUS!

    2 years ago

  • silverlode

    silverlode says:

    Lovely! I will remember you when I start planning my wedding!

    2 years ago

  • fredandlulu

    fredandlulu says:

    What a beautiful and dreamy shop.... lovely story too....

    2 years ago

  • comeonworkitout

    comeonworkitout says:

    wow, I will definitely revisit your shop when I need a headpiece for my wedding!! awesome article !

    2 years ago

  • aschiffm

    aschiffm says:

    im glad you got featured, im a big fan of your shop! very interesting to read about the work behind it :)

    2 years ago

  • dandedesign

    dandedesign says:

    What a great interview! God, in His great providence, often brings us out of what we thought we always wanted into what He had always created us for. That has also happened in my life and I wouldn't change a thing! Happy creating.

    2 years ago

  • Alaroycreature

    Alaroycreature says:

    She's totally cute

    2 years ago

  • Womensgirl

    Womensgirl says:

    Love your work ~

    2 years ago

  • WereRabbit2006

    WereRabbit2006 says:

    So beautiful and romantic work, Congratulations !

    2 years ago

  • MaiAutumn

    MaiAutumn says:

    Myra, I feel like we have such similar sensibilities! I've been a fan of your shop for such a long time! You're a complete inspiration :) It's good to know I'm not alone in feeling overwhelmed with ideas and being obsessed with my wee little biz! :) :) Congrats!!

    2 years ago

  • lapisbeach

    lapisbeach says:

    Gorgeous shop and such a lovey interview! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the featured seller. Really beautiful work!

    2 years ago

  • AbundantHaven

    AbundantHaven says:

    Beautiful!!

    2 years ago

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage says:

    very beautiful and ethereal. i love them all!

    2 years ago

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick says:

    Romantic and beautiful! Congrats on your feature!

    2 years ago

  • challenevi

    challenevi says:

    Congrats on being a features seller! You have beautiful work!! =) I love what you feel about being handmade is.. imperfections especially make a piece lovely and unique! =)

    2 years ago

  • MossFrogDesigns

    MossFrogDesigns says:

    So beautiful! I love the use of the feathers and flowers! Congrats!

    2 years ago

  • gaelka

    gaelka says:

    I've been a fan and have many favorites for a long long time now. Altho I couldn't afford your pieces for my wedding, someday, I swear, I'll be able to buy some, even just for fun!! <3 Congrats, lovely person, interesting interview!!

    2 years ago

  • Armalique

    Armalique says:

    Love your shop! Great interview.

    2 years ago

  • uncommon

    uncommon says:

    congrats, myra! love your work, glad to see you featured!

    2 years ago

  • CuffandCollar

    CuffandCollar says:

    Congrats!

    2 years ago

  • nikaperne

    nikaperne says:

    stunning shop and every item is so beautiful, I am impressed...when I get married I will have to have something from this shop!

    2 years ago

  • gracerock

    gracerock says:

    An amazing talent. I was lucky enough to have Myra design my birdcage veil for my wedding in May 2009. Thank you again for the beautiful piece!

    2 years ago

  • LysanderNViviana

    LysanderNViviana says:

    Congrats!! Great shop, absolutely gorgeous items!!

    2 years ago

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures says:

    Such loveliness.

    2 years ago

  • clancyslover

    clancyslover says:

    amazing woman, i was so happy when i saw her stuff on bhldn!!!

    2 years ago

  • LuluLuxDesigns

    LuluLuxDesigns says:

    Your work is absolutely stunning!

    2 years ago

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest says:

    Such an amazing story and store! Your creations are beautiful! Congrats on being featured!

    2 years ago

  • vintageatitsbest

    vintageatitsbest says:

    You have a great eye for detail! You have captured "it" for sure. Happy you were chosen to be featured. Well deserved and great luck to future adventures.

    2 years ago

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis says:

    Your shop is filled with such lovely + elegant designs ~ so happy to learn more about you as FS ~ congrats! Best wishes for your achieving your dreams :)

    2 years ago

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore says:

    What an exquisite shop! Congratulations on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • jguilddesigns

    jguilddesigns says:

    So lovely! Thanks for sharing!

    2 years ago

  • ahmuisuperklutz

    ahmuisuperklutz says:

    Congrats on the feature, Myra! I was absolutely thrilled to have one of your flourish pieces for my wedding. The first time I took it out of the box, i just held it and just looked at every part of it. It's so lovely and amazingly well done. Keep on doing your beautiful work!

    2 years ago

  • HunterandHolmes

    HunterandHolmes says:

    Amazing, amazing, amazing! Stunningly cool and beautiful!

    2 years ago

  • houseoftelsa

    houseoftelsa says:

    Myra, it's so nice to see you featured and to see you stay true to you through the years. Beautiful work!

    2 years ago

  • SimpleSatori

    SimpleSatori says:

    Your work is stunning! Just wonderful!

    2 years ago

  • ohohamyjo

    ohohamyjo says:

    So cute! Nicely done:) -Amy

    2 years ago

  • HeirloomOrphanage

    HeirloomOrphanage says:

    Very inspiring story! Your shop is simply beautiful.

    2 years ago

  • LittleRedCottage

    LittleRedCottage says:

    Beautiful & classy items!!

    2 years ago

  • SilverButterflies

    SilverButterflies says:

    Your work is beautiful, and your story very inspiring!

    2 years ago

  • natashaaloha

    natashaaloha says:

    Lovely :)

    2 years ago

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl says:

    Just gorgeous!

    2 years ago

  • leewen

    leewen says:

    Beautiful shop and wonderful interview! Congratulations on the feature.

    2 years ago

  • LoveBlossom

    LoveBlossom says:

    Congrats! Just beautiful items.

    2 years ago

  • slumbersoft

    slumbersoft says:

    Lovely shop. Congrats!

    2 years ago

  • myrakim

    myrakim says:

    gracerock: Thank you so much for sending the lovely photos!!! MaiAutumn: Your work is lovely! I get totally obsessed with the biz - I get anxious and jittery all day working on it - good for ME to hear I'm not alone. :D clancyslover: thank you! me too - was sooo excited! ahmuisuperklutz: aaaaaa! too sweet! The flourish design is still one of my favorites that I create. :D

    2 years ago

  • honeycup

    honeycup says:

    Stunning. Really lovely.

    2 years ago

  • HitomiNeko

    HitomiNeko says:

    They’re so beautiful ^^ I Love them <3 Plz check mine out <3

    2 years ago

  • LulaMia

    LulaMia says:

    Love your shop, I have been a great admirer for a while. Congrats on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • ElizabethMD

    ElizabethMD says:

    What a beautiful shop and wonderful story. Thank you for sharing your life with me!

    2 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    Beautiful works.

    2 years ago

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes says:

    OH WHAT BEAUTIFUL PIECES! You deserve the feature, and I enjoyed reading your story! Thank you for sharing! God's blessings~ Briar

    2 years ago

  • Qminime

    Qminime says:

    Beautiful

    2 years ago

  • silversamba

    silversamba says:

    Lovely, lovely work :) Alana

    2 years ago

  • jsdaniel

    jsdaniel says:

    Lovely work! Congrats!

    2 years ago

  • Qminime

    Qminime says:

    love your work!!

    2 years ago

  • shortcakepartypicks

    shortcakepartypicks says:

    I have been following you for some time now and was ECSTATIC to see you as a featured seller! Your work, esthetic, and absolutely breathtaking creations inspire me to no end. Your work is truly amazing and I wish you nothing but beautiful, amazing, good things...

    2 years ago

  • karinagracejewelry

    karinagracejewelry says:

    Wow! your work is absolutely stunning! Congrats on being the featured seller. It's clearly well deserved!

    2 years ago

  • CMDesigns2011

    CMDesigns2011 says:

    Love reading interviews of featured sellers.. Yours is amazing..very inspiring..great designs..

    2 years ago

  • Beegrl88

    Beegrl88 says:

    YAY, congrats Myra! I loved working with you this past spring!

    2 years ago

  • almafalcone

    almafalcone says:

    love it...adding it to my favourites!!!! :)

    2 years ago

  • sweetpeaphd

    sweetpeaphd says:

    I love your work! I've admired it for so long. Congrats on the feature article, you deserve it. Getting married next month and I will be placing my order shortly... :)

    2 years ago

  • careydion

    careydion says:

    Gorgeous work - I wish I could get married again to wear one of your pieces!

    2 years ago

  • twka

    twka says:

    love your design^+++^

    2 years ago

  • LuciaStofej

    LuciaStofej says:

    So inspirational! Amazing work and Myra seems to be such a nice person... :)

    2 years ago

  • JMcontempjewellery

    JMcontempjewellery says:

    Very inspiring!!! love your creations and your pictures reflect the passion you put on it!! Congrats on all your hard work and being featured!! x julia

    2 years ago

  • dutchgurl

    dutchgurl says:

    I ordered several pieces a couple of years ago for my wedding. I loved to work with you, so patient and inspirational! I still treasure all your work and find it hard that I can't get married more often, so I can wear these over and over again... Love to see how much you reinvented your own creations and keep improving what felt like it didn't needed improving in the first place :) hug from Holland...

    2 years ago

  • mjclowdus

    mjclowdus says:

    So romantic!

    2 years ago

  • GalinaART

    GalinaART says:

    So beautiful work! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • BettyAndFrank

    BettyAndFrank says:

    Your work is stunning! And so beautifully complimented by the gorgeous photography. Thanks so much for sharing your story x

    2 years ago

  • littlemissdaffodil

    littlemissdaffodil says:

    These items are beautiful! and the store name is so sweet. I love it. :)

    2 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    Beautiful shop and lovely story! Thanks for sharing a horray for Oregon =)

    2 years ago

  • EllaElise

    EllaElise says:

    ive always really admired your shoppe, it is such a happiness to see you as featured seller now. Im glad youve gotten the attention you deserve!

    2 years ago

  • ShawnBoenArt

    ShawnBoenArt says:

    I love weddings and I am drawn to the beauty that you are creating.

    2 years ago

  • hebo Admin

    hebo says:

    beautiful items, and your photos are stunning!

    2 years ago

  • GardenApothecary

    GardenApothecary says:

    lovely...

    2 years ago

  • viancamercedes

    viancamercedes says:

    wow! just gorgeous...

    2 years ago

  • THREEerincadigan

    THREEerincadigan says:

    Your photography is really lovely. It evokes a dreamy afternoon, childhood fantasy come to life of a fairy princess bride. It really does your creations justice which are lovely and dreamy as well. Keep living the dream ***3EC***

    2 years ago

  • gigglestuff

    gigglestuff says:

    Gorgeous work! Beautiful photos too!

    2 years ago

  • planetlovevintage

    planetlovevintage says:

    Congrats on the feature! Your work is simply gorgeous!

    2 years ago

  • whimsicalmai

    whimsicalmai says:

    i have been an etstalker for a while, I just love your volia piece! I'm already married, but it it came in festive colors, like purples, green and gold I would so buy one! Thank you for sharing your story and connecting with us!

    2 years ago

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections says:

    Your wedding accessories are so beautifully crafted! Congrats on getting featured.

    2 years ago

  • tmlCREATIONS

    tmlCREATIONS says:

    What an amazing store! Your photos are breathtaking - they alone make me want to buy your product! Congrats and Good Luck!

    2 years ago

  • patriciavincentstore

    patriciavincentstore says:

    You have an amazing eye for details: textures, lines, colors and structure. A true talented and sensitive artist; been admiring your work since I’ve got to know etsy. Best regards from Austria to you and your family! Patricia

    2 years ago

  • lunabuddy

    lunabuddy says:

    So happy to see Myra on Featured Artist. I wore the Willamina piece in my hair for my wedding two years ago and absolutely loved it! I have it framed in a shadowbox along with other pieces from the day. Congratulations on the feature, you create beautiful things! Allyson

    2 years ago

  • PinesVintageClothing

    PinesVintageClothing says:

    bringin back the head pieces....luv it

    2 years ago

  • ShabbyNChic

    ShabbyNChic says:

    Very excited to see someone from my own town featured - congrats!

    2 years ago

  • VintageRoseShop

    VintageRoseShop says:

    Great to read about you, I LOVE your shop! :)

    2 years ago

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp says:

    Bravo, Bravo!! You're an inspiration. And you are right.. . . .your sister looks like she could be your twin.

    2 years ago

  • themadplanter

    themadplanter says:

    Congratulations! You absolutely deserve this and I wish only the best for you, the most beautiful things and so creative in everything!

    2 years ago

  • FruitsOFtheBLooM

    FruitsOFtheBLooM says:

    I found your shop before I even knew about Etsy--and I fell in love with your style. I admire your ability to keep surprising us with new and delightful designs. xo

    2 years ago

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree says:

    Your creations are gorgeous, and your styling and photos do them justice. Your shop looks magnificent. All the best to you.

    2 years ago

  • colorme

    colorme says:

    Super fun...walk into the creative world... dlm

    2 years ago

  • NowISee

    NowISee says:

    Great job with your shop photos ;)

    2 years ago

  • MixeDesigns

    MixeDesigns says:

    Gorgeous! congratulantions! your shop is very fresh and creative!

    2 years ago

  • CuffandCollar

    CuffandCollar says:

    Very creative styles

    2 years ago

  • dannylions

    dannylions says:

    You are indeed an artist! Your mother and father must be very proud! One word: a m a z i n g!

    2 years ago

  • sweetheartazn23

    sweetheartazn23 says:

    so beautiful! I wish I would have found etsy when I was doing my wedding. You're inspirational. I just recently found Etsy a few days ago, and I love it.

    2 years ago

  • StrayNabeeVintage

    StrayNabeeVintage says:

    Beautiful Store and inspiring artist. Great post!

    2 years ago

  • ReinventionbyAngelaB

    ReinventionbyAngelaB says:

    Beautiful! Every one of your pieces is stunning. Wish they had been available way back when I got married!

    2 years ago

  • marysworkshop

    marysworkshop says:

    I've always been a big fan of your work, Myra! Congratulations on being the featured seller and thanks for giving us a peak into your wonderful creative life.

    2 years ago

  • jeansays

    jeansays says:

    Just received my headpiece in the mail today from Twigs & Honey! It's quite lovely!

    2 years ago

  • KristynDyson

    KristynDyson says:

    Your pieces are amazing! What a great way to express yourself. Congratulations on being the featured seller

    2 years ago

  • LaceyClaireDesigns

    LaceyClaireDesigns says:

    this is a long overdue article - i've watched myra's shop over the years and just think it is has transpired into pure gorgeousness. Great work and very inspiring - I can only hope to aspire to have half your creative talent or gorgeous photos. All the best to you!

    2 years ago

  • bmused

    bmused says:

    Gorgeous work! Congratulations on the feature!

    2 years ago

  • PandaProdsCrochet

    PandaProdsCrochet says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. Very inspiring. Much success to you!

    2 years ago

  • tokenandpine

    tokenandpine says:

    So lovely and elegant! Congratulations, fellow Oregonian! :)

    2 years ago

  • simplyuniqueboutique

    simplyuniqueboutique says:

    Your creations are VERY romantic !!!

    2 years ago

  • Qminime

    Qminime says:

    Very creative styles

    2 years ago

  • Qminime

    Qminime says:

    lovely...

    2 years ago

  • adoodle

    adoodle says:

    beautiful story, beautiful items :)

    2 years ago

  • ShirlBCreations

    ShirlBCreations says:

    Your creations are very beautiful.

    2 years ago

  • ickadybag

    ickadybag says:

    Congratulations! I absolute love your creation! Every piece is so gorgeous. Everything is perfect for me. Best wishes.

    2 years ago

  • akercat78

    akercat78 says:

    Ok, you just became my new personal hero!

    2 years ago

  • katieb1013

    katieb1013 says:

    I love your incorporating of feathers into wedding designs, amazing!!

    2 years ago

  • MasonRabbitsPaperie

    MasonRabbitsPaperie says:

    These are gorgeous accessories!! I love the feather hair comb!

    2 years ago

  • kiddocollective

    kiddocollective says:

    Your work took my breathe away!!!!! :D

    2 years ago

  • freediving

    freediving says:

    Yes, the items are incredibly pretty however the service I have received from this seller was very poor. First there was no communication, then there was the wrong item received and the item was flawed with pen marks...Unfortunately, this seller gets a thumbs down from this Bride-to-be. She is too busy for her Etsy shop and its better to purchase the items through a larger chain she supplies. I am still a fan of Twigs and Honey, just not as a Esty seller.

    2 years ago

  • myrakim

    myrakim says:

    In response to freediving: I did provide timely communication. "First there was no communication" - that is incorrect. First, the buyer did not read the item's description prior to purchase indicating a made to order turnaround time of 4 weeks and did not read shop policies or shop announcement that reiterate this. I promptly answered the first convo within a few hours (the first convo I received from "freediving" was on July 16th and I replied on July 16th - Saturday). Then buyer sent a convo on the weekend (Sat/Sun) and I had already left for an out of town multi-day photoshoot and promptly responded two days later upon my return on Tuesday July 19th. I waived rush processing and expedited the order by 50% to be nice and to have the piece arriving when buyer needed even though they waited until it was too late to order without rush processing. I have been working with the buyer to find a solution. The pen marks I am sure were my fault - not intended and not sure how that happened but am definitely rectifying that. Buyer received the correct item, but due to the nature of vintage findings, I had to replace the tiny stamens in the flower with new stamens, which made the buyer think it was a different item.

    2 years ago

  • MyBlahWeekend

    MyBlahWeekend says:

    myrakim, your items are gorgeous!!! If I ever get married, i think i would come direct to you..!! great interview - you were one of my very first favourite sellers on etsy so great to see you were featured!! Best wishes & Good luck!!

    2 years ago

  • scorpio3

    scorpio3 says:

    Just Divine. I am a huge fan of your shop. Congratulatons

    2 years ago

  • ashleyqueen

    ashleyqueen says:

    Lovely items!! Love the idea!! <3

    2 years ago

  • summerfang

    Zhou Fang says:

    Hi Myra, this is Summer from C3Events (Bend) and I love the bridal accessories you created ! Our Artist Vending is now open, please contact karin@c3events.com for more information ! Or simply jump to our website ! Thank you :D

    1 year ago

  • gloria806

    gloria806 says:

    Myra saved this mother of the bride's life this weekend. I cannot thank her enough for going above and beyond to help me. I ordered one of her veils for my daughters wedding. A few days before the event I attempted to steam the veil to get a wrinkle out of it. Of course I messed up and ended up ruining the veil. Panicked I contacted Myra 2 days prior to the wedding to see if she had another in stock. She did and arranged shipment to me to arrive the next day at the hotel where we would be staying. The package arrived just as she said the next day. I am so thankful that I had chosen to shop at Twigs and Honey. My daughter looked fabulous in her veil and had no knowledge it was not the original one. Myra, Thanks again!

    1 year ago