About Sweet Stella
Sweet Stella Designs is the brainchild of artist and educator Amy Neiwirth. Amy began crafting a few years ago while âbetween jobs.â Putting her fine arts skills to use, Amy began making gifts for friends and family members and selling the occasional polymer clay creation on Ebay. This temporary burst of craftiness whet her appetite for more! Amy spent lots of time working on her craft skills (i.e. making things that didnât break or fall apart), gathering new ideas, and getting her mom to model jewelry at the office to lure in new customers (it worked!). In November 2006, Amy started Sweet Stella Designs and made the leap from âjust a hobbyâ to âhobby with benefitsâ.
Amy enjoys working with materials such as polymer clay, found objects, glass, enamel, and resin. She is attracted to the quirky, funky, colorful, and shiny. Amyâs inspirations come mainly from all types of yummy food, candy and sweets. Not only delicious to eat, these everyday treatsÂ are visually appealing, familiar, and comforting.
Amy is constantly working on new ideas and has recently expanded her jewelry collection to include several distinct lines. She sells her work in several boutiques and shops, at craft shows, and online in her Etsy shop. Amy currently lives in Columbus, Ohio and teaches visual art to grades K-12 at a small private school.
In her spare time, Amy enjoys visiting museums, galleries, and art shows; listening to music; people-watching; shoe shopping; collecting things; and lying in sunny patches with her muse, a sweet little cat named Stella.