I’ve been looking at a special necklace to buy my daughter for an upcoming birthday weekend away with just me and her, so I’m really enjoying looking through all of Sisters of Summer’s etsy store! I hope I can narrow it down to just one choice (I’m wavering between the pressed daisy on a chain, or the blue druzy stone) but in the mean time meet Krista and Kelley and check out their cool shop!
Please introduce yourself.
Both born during the summer, sisters Krista and Kelley grew up in Huntington Beach, California. We come from a long line of crafty family members ~ our grandpa was always working in his wood shop, grandma fired her own ceramics, our dad practically lives in his garage and can fix anything you need, and our mom makes handmade cards, toll paints and dabbles in macramé and sewing. We currently live in South Coast Metro by South Coast Plaza and we love it!
What do you make or do?
We make jewelry out of stones, druzys, crystals, gold, and silver but we have been known to refinish furniture, knit headbands, sew plush toys, create kimonos, and hand paint reclaimed wood signs.
Where can we find your creations?
You can currently find our items in our etsy store – www.sistersofsummer.etsy.com, at the Fall and Spring Patchwork Shows, at Seed at The Camp in Costa Mesa, CA and at Hairline Fracture Salon in Huntington Beach, CA.
Is there an interesting story behind the name of your business?
Our name comes from the fact that we’re sisters and we were born in August and September ~ so Sisters of Summer. 🙂
How long have you been creating and is it your full-time job?
Sisters of Summer is not our full-time job, although we wish it was! Krista is a full time Kinesiology instructor and is currently working on her doctorate and Kelley is a full time graphic designer for O’Neill. Sisters of Summer is creative outlet for both of us. Kelley will typically create vision boards of ideas and Krista creates them.
Is creativity a luxury or a necessity for you?
Makers gotta make! Even if we didn’t have a shop we would be making things for friends and family. It feels weird for us to be idle. We wouldn’t know what to do with any free time even if we had it.
What would be your perfect day off?
Our perfect day would start off shopping at the Long Beach Flea Market, then going to Disneyland to do a lap, picking up Mexican food on our way home, and then catching up on our favorite TV shows.