About the author

Hello there, I’m Helen and I am from the UK. By day I work a full-time office job but I love crafting in my spare time. I’m purely a hobbyist who does both crafting and blogging for fun.

I also have a wide range of interests in things like video games and collecting stuff!

About the blog

I’m always looking for new things to make, and new ways to make something old. This blog is my personal outlet where I mainly talk about my creations and the process. The materials I used, how long I worked on it for, and my thoughts about how fun the attempt was.

I currently make everything in my spare time and when I want to. I try to aim for a monthly blog post but I can’t guarantee this depending on what life throws at me. I always want to try making time for crafting projects!

The blog is currently undergoing a full makeover as I try to add a more modern look to the blog, update older posts with helpful info, and tag proper links to everything.

About the beginnings of Atelier Ilyere

2013 – The first iteration of Atelier Ilyere, a study desk at my university home

I first started making origami and basic bead jewellery in my college years because I wanted to learn how to make things from scratch. I bought packs of basic A4 coloured paper and stock glass beads from local stores to start with and made things that could really wow people.

I had a stint in Cambridge where I learnt a lot about gemstones, jewellery-making and beads from particular stores I loved visiting.

I then studied my degree in Birmingham and branched out more into jewellery as I lived near the famous Jewellery Quarter and would order from shops often there. I also really got into baking and cake decorating somehow because I liked to entertain people…

Now on top of origami, cards, paper-based decorations, and jewellery, I have now learnt other things like sewing, macramé… And I’m always looking to make the list grow.

The Atelier has always followed me wherever I went when I was younger, but I recently moved into a lovely home and finally created my very own dedicated craft room! I’m also really into the home decor phase now!

Connect with me!

WordPress and Instagram are the ones I’m most active on if you wanna know more about my craft projects. I have a couple of YouTube tutorials from a long time ago so I’ve linked them anyway below.

If you’d like to know me from a different angle, my Twitter is where I indulge in my non-craft interests but I do love following and retweeting small businesses!

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Not just a fellow Starmin, but also a fellow 2013 blog starter! Not that my blog’s my first try at a WordPress blog, but the blog I have now’s the most solid I’ve made so far, and I’m not sure I can bring myself to take it down that easily even if I had to! Anyway, making meeting you even nicer here is how I find arts and crafts blogs like yours filling my WordPress Reader feed quite nicely! I mean, I feel like I tend to get too serious about things, so yeah, I need some reminders about having some comfy in my life, so yeah, nice to meet ya, Helen! 😀

    1. Nice to meet you too!
      I feel like I used to just make blog posts and send them into the void but I’m hoping to better myself and push out more in terms of content and interacting with people, so I’m glad you came across my little craft corner!

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