Gracie Designs

Owned By
Kelley Grace Quakkelaar
Store Details
Honestly, I used to buy a table in the union for $5 a day in college and sell polymer clay beads, strung on satin cording for $5 a piece back in the early 90's. I also did the very hip 'hair wraps' with embroidery floss and little bells. That was my little side gig to make some extra cash. I eventually graduated into beaded jewelry and would go to church craft fairs and sell it there. I did pretty well. Then I got a sewing machine for my first wedding anniversary from my husband, and I hadn't sewn in years. I used to play on my mom's machine, and she sent me to a couple classes when I was a pre-teen. And then Etsy started, and my sister, who is a graphic designer mentioned it. I started selling here, and it has all been history from there. My line has grown and changed and I have loved every minute of it. This is now my full-time job. I did actually "quit my day job". Now, I sell on several webistes, at local Farmer's Markets and Indie Craft Events and I have my goods in gift shops, hair salons and boutiques all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to read my story!