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A Little About What I Create...

Fun, sassy, pop culture & geek chic influenced designs out of cool unconventional materials.

 

Duct Tape Items by Ebony Rae

Duct Tape

I started my crafting journey with duct tape and it's not just classic gray duct tape anymore! Nowadays it comes in your favorite characters, cool patterns and vibrant colors. Duct tape is my favorite material to work with because it's durable, water resistant and the design creations are endless.

Comic Book Designs by Ebony Rae

Comic Books

What's better than buying a comic book and letting it collect dust in a drawer or just tossing it.... Making a one of a kind purse or wallet with it! That way you can have your comic book and wear it too! My comic book purses and wallets are a cool way to rep your fandom and have a unique handmade design.

Upcycled Candy Boxes by Ebony Rae

Candy Boxes

With a major sweet tooth and love for quirky designs, I decided Vto upcycle a candy box and made a clever little wallet with it. I receive a ton of compliments when I use my Sweet Tarts wallet out and about so I had to make more. These wallets are unique, fun and anyone who loves candy has to have one!

My Story.... 

The Idea

I've been a creator and maker ever sense I can remember making purses for my dolls out of old shirts as a kid. So it was natural for me to start making my own designs again once I saw a tutorial on how to make duct tape wallets in 2011. After I made my first wallet I was hooked and begin making purses and wallets for my family and friends. From there I opened up an Etsy shop and begin attending craft fairs and local events to sell my creations.

100% Handmade

All designs are handmade by me and I look for unconventional materials that are unique or just something I can upcycle and put my crafty spin on. My goal when creating is to be original, fun and only create items I would wear myself or give as a gift. I enjoy trying new designs when I come across random materials, so you' ll see various items in my shop that are truly one of a kind because they can't be duplicated because supplies are limited.

Inspiration & Motivation

What good is learning all this crafty stuff if you can't share your knowledge? In an effort to combine my passion for crafting with teaching and giving back, I came up with Brightside Girls and the Carolyn Toliver FoundationMy goal with Brightside Girls is to provide girls the tools they need to express their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit with crafting & creating. With the Carolyn Toliver Foundation my goal is to support Breast Cancer caregivers so they can care for their loved ones. I'm donating 15% from every sale to these organizations. 

Meet the Woman behind the designs

About Ebony Rae

Ebony Rae
Creative  Extraordinaire, Maker of Cool Stuff
San Diego, CA

The 80's made me and the 90's raised me which means you'll definitely get a fun nostalgic vibe to the items I create. I'm a Southern California native which adds to my cool laid back style.  

Best way to describe me: A girl's girl mixed with a little geek, tons of creativity and a pop of sass! 

My Mission: Is to create bright, fun, original items that will show your personality and help express your personal style.

What I do: I design, create, package, ship and do all of the social media/ website stuff myself. Completely self taught by doing my own research and trail/error. I'm enjoying learning and growing my business and I hope it shows. 

Why I do this: I truly enjoy creating fun items that makes you smile or nostalgic. I love expressing myself through my style and wearing unique items that everyone else won't have. I know there are other people that can relate, so I create for them!

My Favorite Quotes:

Fashion fades, only style remains the same." - Coco Chanel

"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou

 

Be sure to check out :

  • My Shop
  • Blog
  • Carolyn Toliver Foundation
  • Brightside Girls