Freda

is creating modern lace jewelry, fiber art, and other random pleasantries.
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Get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Behind-the-scenes access to my current projects.
  • Patron-only polls: what should I make? what color? cats or dogs?
  • This is a great way to show support even if you only have a little extra.
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Want a special look at how I make stuff?
  • Exclusive process posts of not only my jewelry, but also displays, packaging, etc.
  • Occasionally I'll even make a tutorial.
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Merch Discount
$5
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New patron-only discount code for my website's shop each month, and occasionally a surprise store credit. Store credits can be saved up for a special occasion! You'll also get all rewards from previous tiers.

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About Freda

Hi.

I'm a fiber artist in Baltimore, MD, making modern lace jewelry. I also make a lot of random stuff, displays, and crafts. I talk a lot about mental health because struggling with mine is a daily, hourly, by-the-minute task. My life has been hard and sometimes I’m open about poverty and trauma. I used to write a lot more, and sometimes would even perform or be in a band. My day work primarily consists of child care, but I’ve had lots of other jobs.

While I have been creating all of my life, the lace jewelry has become a way for me to really express many ideas. Although I am not going to stop creating jewelry and offering it for sale, I am focusing on restructuring my process so that I can do what I love doing: designing new pieces. What this means is that I have to do a lot of things I’m not good at yet enough to get better at them. A bit of this stuff is very mundane, and eventually I want to hire people to do them for me. By focusing on such things, I will eventually be able to create the work I really want to.

This space is crucial because I want to make it easy for those who support my work to see tangible results of their patronage. By contributing, even at the lowest tier, you are giving actual value to my life and making it more possible for me to live. This will give you access to my process through it’s ups and downs, with a perspective I haven’t provided often of late. Each level of contribution will have a different perk, a way for me to say thank you for getting me closer to having breathing room, and hopefully even some flexibility in life.

Currently I have tiers of support for as little as $1/month to $15/month to get things started. I will eventually have higher tiers as I get more comfortable with this platform, and when I can offer juicier fruit.

I’m so full of gratitude for everyone who has helped me along the way, and look forward to sharing a ton of new work and ideas with you!
Goals
35% complete
When I reach $50 per month, I'll do a happy little dance but won't document it. I'll also add a monthly Q&A component to the patron blog. 
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