Aelicia Mechele created Craft Lace Creations for women who are lovers of handmade bracelets and accessories. She dreams of one-day creating designs for actresses Amber Riley and Danielle Brooks to name a few. We discovered her brand on our Instagram Explore Feed and wanted to know more about her creative process.
We love your bracelets! What inspired your brand?
Thank you! What inspired my brand is the love I have for stitching and weaving techniques. It always amazed me to see items woven in such beautiful ways. With time and patience, I was able to perfect several methods to create my line of handmade accessories.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Milwaukee, WI. Art and creativity are promoted a lot here. You can easily find inspiration. The eastside downtown area caters to a wide range of artists, poets, and creative minds.
How did your upbringing influence your designs?
I grew up making friendship bracelets with the same craft lace that I use to make my accessories. Shoutout to LaRhonda Jones for showing me a different stitch. It sparked my interest in bringing an old hobby to a new level.
Dream client(s)? Why?
Aevin Dugas, Danielle Brooks, and Amber Riley. I love their confidence and style. They can wear any outfit and look amazing.
With so many accessory brands globally, what makes Craft Lace Creations unique and stand out?
Craft Lace Creations isn’t mass produced. Each piece is handmade with love and attention to detail. The color combinations are endless which make beautiful sets of bangles. My bracelets are ideal for women who love to stack them up on their wrists.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What were you doing before you launched your brand?
Before I launched my brand, I did more mixed media art. I’ve always been creative. I write, draw, paint and make things. I am also a great decorator and amateur photographer.
Describe your brand in three words?
Creative. Colorful. Customizable.
How has social media helped your brand?
Social media has helped by putting me in contact with people from all over the world. I’ve connected with some of the most supportive people. They believe in me and appreciate what I do.
What are your plans for your brand?
My plans are to design new and more intricate pieces for my line. I also plan to use new colors which is pretty exciting.
What is your favorite quote that keeps you motivated?
“You inspire people who pretend not to even see you. Trust me.” -Unknown