Welcome to Celtic Knits!
Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs.
I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher.
I am also the designer / craftsperson behind Ciarrai Studios, (http:www.etsy.com/shop/ciarraistudios), your source for handcrafted jewelry, knitted accessories and more!
In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
Ciarrai Studios Links
Category Archives: Beading / Jewelry Making
Introducing my NEW Love Letter Charm Necklace Series. Featuring actual text from love letters written by famous authors, poets, and historical figures, the Love Letter Charm Necklaces would make a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for a special lady. And all … Continue reading
Hello and Happy New Year to you all! I hope you enjoyed your holidays and that 2013 is treating you kindly so far. As for me, I am really happy to see the last of 2012. While there were definitely … Continue reading
I’ve gotten some requests to make earrings to match the resin pendants in my store. I am 100% in love with the Christmas Carol Pendants I made earlier in the month so I decided to start with them, which led … Continue reading
C. S. Lewis once said “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” It’s a sentiment that I am very familiar with. I love to curl up someplace with a … Continue reading
Hi all! I hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving! I had a wonderful holiday, surrounded by family and a ton of food (sooooo full!). So now, as we head into the official Christmas season, I have been crafting up a storm! … Continue reading
I don’t know how this happened but Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Despite the fact that I start ridiculously early and work steadily throughout the year, I am not done with my Christmas crafting or shopping and that … Continue reading
Hey folks! Just checking in to say that everyone here weathered Hurricane Sandy as well as could be expected. We’re all safe and our house came through undamaged. We lost electricity and internet access for a couple of days (which … Continue reading
I’ve been spending a lot of time making stitch markers lately. In addition to the Tea Time and Pumpkin Patch Stitch Marker sets that I posted about previously, I also made another set of the Wine Lover’s Stitch Marker Stitch Marker … Continue reading
I recently started making stitch markers to help knitters keep track of their patterns. I made a wine lover’s set, which sold out rather quickly on my etsy store, and I thought it came out rather cute. I love coming … Continue reading
One of my favorite things to make, something that has become rather a specialty of mine, is jewelry based on or inspired by books and literature. I get a lot of satisfaction creating handmade jewelry that celebrates my favorite stories … Continue reading