I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't making something with my hands. My mom and my grandmother instilled in me a love of needle arts of all kinds. I started sewing Barbie doll clothes and embroidering cross-stitch pictures when I was in third grade, and off I went! When I was ten, my grandmother taught me to crochet and I fell in love with it. 

Gossamer Tangles is an outgrowth of my love of crochet and handcrafting, and my deep fascination with color and texture. I find that conceiving a design in my mind and then bringing it to life between my fingers, instills a unique mix of wonder, excitement and satisfaction. I hope you will let me make something special for you.

Gossamer Tangles is all about color, texture, and unique design. Using crochet and other techniques, I create one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories by combining materials in imaginative ways.

Gossamer Tangles' Mission
I design and create one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories using crochet, needle arts, multi-media techniques and a wide variety of materials, including among others: fiber, wire, beads, fabric, paint, metal and upcycled materials. Color and texture are of primary importance in each Gossamer Tangles creation. I want people to buy my work because they feel an affinity with it -- a connection -- that gives them a feeling of "I really love this." Through online sales and local markets, I offer unique, hand-crafted jewelry and accessories of exceptional beauty and quality that can be purchased ready made from my inventory or custom-created to meet the needs and desires of my customers.

What I Do
I create a variety of jewelry and jewelry-type accessories using wire, beads, assorted types of fiber (yarn, ribbon, cord, thread, wool, fabric) sequins, buttons, and other miscellaneous items. I also use a variety of techniques -- often crochet, but also macrame, braiding, felting, sewing, and embroidery. All items I create are one of a kind, unless a customer who purchases an item requests duplicates (e.g., jewelry for all of the bridesmaids in a wedding party).

I LOVE to make custom items. For example, if someone sees something they like that I have for sale, they may wish to have something similar made in another color, or using slightly different textures or beads. Creating unique jewelry for weddings, proms, or other special ocassions, designed to compliment particular colors or themes is something I particularly enjoy.  Please email me if you are interested in purchasing one of my creations or would like me to create something special for you: angela@gossamertangles.com.