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Date Joined: September 4, 2010
Last Online: January 31, 2011
Birthday: February 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! My name is Rei. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and now rest my head and my heart in Honolulu, Hawaii. I live smack between Diamond Head Crater and Waikiki Beach with my wonderful and supportive husband and our sweet Welsh Corgi. The funny thing is that while my husband is an avid surfer, I am very uncomfortable in the water. Unfortunate or not, it just gives me more time to do what I love most- to work with my hands and make things.

To entertain myself, I’m constantly experimenting with different materials and techniques. Most times my projects turn out, though sometimes…not. In the end it’s all fine with me because if anything, the process itself is usually interesting and I’m always learning something new. My latest projects involve turning everyday papers and plastics into wearable objects. It’s slow going, but I’m getting better at recycling more and more everyday.

My favorite colors are greens and browns ( woodsy hues) and ocean blues.

Favorite Crafts

Jewelry, chainmaille, sewing, crochet, embroidery...

My newbie favorites are papermaking, weaving, and felting.

Favorite Creative Materials




handmade papers

natural yarns and threads



recycled plastics

handmade jewelry components

Favorite Music

Jazz, Latin jazz, classical- Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, African, Afro-Cuban, Spanish guitar/Flamenco, Japanese- both classical and folk, Linkin Park, Sum 41, Green Day, Incubus....

Favorite Books

Instructional craft books, textiles, world costume, armor, zen philosophy, anything from Ernst Haeckel...

Favorite Movies

Anything from Studio Ghibli, Master and Commander, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars, Robin Hood (with Russell Crowe), Stalag 17, Zatoichi (with Beat Takeshi), any Hibari Misora movie, Ratatouille, Muppet Treasure Island (silly movie that always cheers me up when I'm not feeling well).

When I'm Not Creating

I spend time with my husband and pup.

I hang out at the museum and art galleries.

I poke around online for inspiration from all of the amazingly talented people out there.

I watch indie films.

I LOVE to collect tools, craft supplies, and books and magazines on crafting!

I also collect drums and percussion instruments that I hope to be able play one day.

I daydream.


earthy colors (including ocean blues)

natural fibers


ethnic textiles

ethnic beads/jewelry

handmade/handforged jewelry components

Thai silver


mulberry paper/handmade papers


organic shapes/designs- esp pods, amoebas, protozoas


anything made from the heart :)


CraftyCat rated for RUST postcards on Dec 29, 2010
Comment: LOVE the hand-carved stamps! Very nice, thank you.
Response: glad you liked it. thank you! :)
onlyincambodia rated for RUST postcards on Dec 16, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. It reminds me a bit of Australian Aboriginal art.
Response: I love Aboriginal art! :) thanks
mrsnewbill rated for Handmade Recycled PC Swap on Dec 13, 2010
Comment: i love tazo! the pc is awesome!
Response: tazo is the best! thanks :)
aladyde rated for Art Postcard Swap on Dec 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard. Sorry for the late rating , I was in hospital for three weeks.
Response: Oh my gosh! Hope you're doing well and enjoying the holiday season! Have a healthy New Year! :)
Comment: WOW........what a package, I love it all....you are one talented lady, even my hubby said those are very pretty.I will wear them with pride...love the purse too..... Thanks, you deserve more than 1 heart. I will give you 50 hearts here myself....
Response: Just so glad you liked everything! Thank you so much for letting me know in your awesome rating! :)
MishMosh rated for Art Postcard Swap on Nov 11, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC, I love Chinese art! Sorry it took so long to rate, somehow it got missed :(
Response: Oh, not a problem! Just glad you liked it! :)
MzAurii rated for Intl. Big Fat Stuffed Envelope #6 on Nov 9, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for all that you gave me :) the Hello Kitty Stuff, the Memo Pads, the Ribbon. AHH it was all so cute and amazing! I wish I could give you more hearts! <3
Response: Glad you liked everything! :)
darzy30 rated for Art Postcard Swap on Nov 2, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful O'Keeffe PC!
Response: Thanks! :)
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous postcards! I especially liked the 2 vintage looking ones-just beautiful. You live in a very pretty state. Sometime I'd like to visit!
Response: Glad you like them! Definitely come and visit Hawaii! :)
RetroJane rated for Random Postcard Swap #4 on Oct 25, 2010
Comment: Lovely postcard! It is neat here in NC. I've lived here for over 15 years, and while all states have their + and -, having both the beach and mountains in your reach is pretty amazing. I guess you have that too, though! :)
Response: Glad you liked the PC! :)
TexyDeb rated for 101010 Postcard Swap on Oct 24, 2010
Comment: A very high quality card, very pretty, fun stamps and a lovely note, thank you.
Response: Thanks! :)
chickadeecreates rated for Quotecard Postcard #41 on Oct 23, 2010
Comment: Beautiful postcard and great quote - thanks!
Response: Thanks! :)
unanimouscraft rated for 101010 Postcard Swap on Oct 22, 2010
Comment: Jealous that you get to live in Hawaii. Sniff!
Response: lol, thanks! :)
tjclassic8482 rated for 101010 Postcard Swap on Oct 20, 2010
Comment: Hello and salam to you Sally. Terima kasih banyak-banyak (thank you very much) for the beautiful postcard. Saya sangat suka (I really like it).
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thanks! :)
Response: Thanks! :)
KraftyKeli rated for 101010 Postcard Swap on Oct 19, 2010
Response: Thanks! :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard, makes me feel a bit nostalgic for Hilo, though i know its a bit different. What kind of art do you do as your work? thanks again!
Response: I'm glad you liked the card. Hilo is such a nice place. Lol, I need to focus when it comes to art. I'm trying to learn as much as possible, so I dabble in so many things. Right now I'm occupied with acrylic painting and textile surface design. :)
Moineau rated for 101010 Postcard Swap on Oct 18, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard - and the nice stamps too!
Response: Thanks! :)
judesan rated for 101010 Postcard Swap on Oct 16, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Oahu looks absolutely beautiful! You're right about Illawong being 'between two rivers'. That's actually what Illawong means in the local Aboriginal dialect. :-)
Response: That's so cool! :)

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LizCupcake on Sep 22, 2010:

No problem :)

Glad it came.

wolfeagle on Sep 17, 2010:

Welcome to Swap-bot.

anicka22 on Sep 13, 2010:

Wow! Thank you so much for the bali/thai silver beads, and all the extra's. Wish I could give you lot of hearts. They are so incredible beautiful!

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