My name is Samantha, I live in Greater Manchester with my husband of 9 years Jason, Our children Oliver 7 years and Eliza 6 years & 2 furry terrors Anton and Cosmo.
I have always had an art background having completed a diploma in fine art and textiles. Although I went onto work in Pharmacy I was crafting more and more once Oliver came along, I found motherhood quite isolating at times and crafting gave me comfort and joy, anything from crochet to soap making to sewing, I renewed my passion for sewing majorly as I had more free time while my little one slept, After making baby items for myself and some friends, I was encouraged to start my own sewing business.
Fast forward 9 months and along came Eliza, I made the decision to be a work at home mum, Sewing at nap time and once the children had gone to bed. In the last few years both children have gone off to school and I have retrained to aid my husband with our Web & Graphic Design Business – Nettl of Bury meaning I unfortunately had to close my sewing business, But that left a hole, bigger than I even realised.
I have always crafted to some extent but before finding Diamond Painting I felt a loss at being creative, Although website design is still a creative job I love working with my hands and find it so therapeutic.
In December 2019 my mother gifted me my first Diamond Painting, Well it’s safe to say I fell completely in love with the craft, after spending the last few months falling more and more down the rabbit hole so to speak, I found I wanted to get more involved in my diamond painting journey and brought out some of the polymer clay I have stashed in my ever growing craft supplies and started making my own DP pens. Now I have way too many and made the decision to open this little shop to share my diamond painting love and wares.
I hope you love my page and would love to hear what you think. Do come and join me for my day to day DP journey on my Instagram page Painting With Diamonds