Erin Turnbo and Elizabeth Staiger
Tell us a bit about yourself.. Hi Y’all. We are Elizabeth and Erin of Craftologie. We met as coworkers while at a large jewelry company. We bonded in our multifaceted love of making and our ideals on the appreciation for products that are well made and beautifully designed. Out of a desire to spread this ideology, we formed Craftologie. For us Craftologie is a lifestyle. Through Craftologie we want to sharing our thoughtfully crafted lifestyle with everyone through our products and outreach.
How long have you been doing this? We have both been making and creating since we were old enough to walk and talk. While we both have been doing shows and fairs for years, the beginning of this year was our debut of Craftologie. Which we carefully formulated as a way to express and share our handmade lifestyle.
What inspires you to create? We are highly inspired by beautiful designs and happy occurrences in nature. We both find that there is an innate need to create with in us. It is this feeling that constantly has us finding new ideas and designs we want to try.
What got you into the craft hobby? We both agree that we have an innate desire to be creative and to make things and if we don’t know how to make something we will teach ourselves how.
How did you discover your talent? At a very early age we both had a desire to make. While we never were experts right away, we worked honed our craft by learning from our successes as well as our mistakes. We will always continue to perfect our craft. How would you describe your creative process? Our process is collaborative so that we both develop an idea. We decide how we want the design and what is the best method of creating the piece from start to finish. From there we make a prototype which is then transformed into a full production line.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years with your business? We see our selves happily creating, constantly taking our creativity to the next level, and seeing all of our ideas come to fruition. We hope to influence the community in the lifestyle of appreciating how things are made.
What is the message behind your work? Through our designs, creativity and craft we want to express this idea of the lifestyle of Craftologie.
Specifically our mission is as follows: Our Mission is to present you with thoughtfully designed thoughtfully crafted jewelry, decor and gifts galore. Your pieces are made with the highest attention to detail and with the greatest respect toward craftsmanship. Love them. Cherish them. Pass them on to future generations. Share the joy of the handmade and express yourself through Craftologie.