We are excited to be back at maker features after our half-a-month-long giveaway marathon in December (congratulations to all of our winners)! Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Sarah Piazza, the maker at Angeline Kay Designs. She is a Michigan girl through and through, growing up here, still living here and centering a lot of her works around celebrating our great state. She has been in to creating for her entire life taking art classes throughout her childhood and keeping that same creative spirit today in her career as a high school art teacher as well as in her business.
Initially, things started in 2008 creating wedding invitations, but over time morphed into the business it is today. Sarah still incorporates paper into many of her products, but she now offers a large variety of handmade items in her Etsy shop. She said things really took off for her in 2015 when she joined Instagram. Sarah created the name of her business from her grandmothers’ first names. Plus, her parents have a home on 26 wooded acres in Vassar and she works with her dad to create some of her wood slice art - a family affair through and through! She says she’ll “never have a shortage of materials.”
Creating is Sarah’s favorite part of her process she says, “I love the artistic process and creating works that are all original and unique.” Angeline Kay Designs is a part-time side hustle at the moment, but Sarah says it’s really starting to take more of her time these days (a good thing). She sells online, at six different retailers, occasional craft shows, and would like to dive deeper into the world of wholesaling soon. She has been part of our shop since the beginning often selling out of her popular copper embossed Michigan signs the she says are a customer favorite! You can shop her handcrafted items in our store or by clicking the link below!