About Tanya Johnson:

When I was growing up I had the pleasure of going to my grandmother’s house instead of day care. I was with her, my great grandmother and great aunt for years. In this process they taught me a lot about being crafty.

When I was 6 years old, I saw a crocheted poodle that sat over a toilet paper roll. I wanted one, but I wanted to change it. My grandmother taught me how to make one. Ever since then, I could look at crafty things and figure out how they were made. Then I could make them how they are or alter them to fit what I like.

I found jewelry making back in 1998. I fell in love. It’s really neat to see someone wearing something you have made. Chosing a piece of your art to accesorize their outfits. I have been making jewelry ever since.

In 2008, I decided to go back to school after a long career in real estate law. I decided I wanted to do something creative full time. I chose Graphic Design. During college, I learned many things that help me with my crochet and jewelry making. I graduated from Western Carolina University in 2013. I quickly got a job in Graphic Design, and returned to making things in my spare time.

I live in wonderful Asheville, North Carolina and have many opportunities to see and do arts and crafts. I love to be in craft fairs and get to socialize with other crafters and service customers.