In the Spotlight: Horizon’s Ed3e

Georgia began teaching herself how to crochet when she was 11. Her designs are all organic – they’re not made using patterns and are all one-of-a-kind, wearable fiber art pieces inspired by nature, the cosmos and a free-spirited life style.

We caught up with Georgia and asked her to share her story with us:

What’s the story behind your company?
The story behind my business started when my mother passed down crocheting to me. As I progressively got more and more addicted to it, I developed the desire to share and sell my creations in my teenage years. When the drive finally came in full force, the name of my company and its meaning came instantaneously as Horizon’s Ed3e… an illusion, it may claim an end but it is ever expanding beauty if we so chose. Not bound by a certain convention because there is no true or right convention. Where physical meeting spiritual, and when we examine all skills, passions and thoughts this is just what they are.

What inspires you?
I am endlessly inspired by the rich textures, patterns and colors of nature, whether they be the earthy tones found in mountains, forests and the sea or the vibrant colors of nebulas and the cosmos.
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What is your favorite product to make?
As part of my most recent collection, I’ve been making one-of-a-kind utility belts. These are definitely my favorite to make as they let my imagination run wild with the possibility of color combinations and embellishments.

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Vibrant, bohemian, free spirited.

Horizonsed3eIn your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
The best thing about being an entrepreneur is being able to represent myself in the things I make and create, in that my creations are not only a manifestation of my skills and energy but also a way to create meaningful connections with my customers.

If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
I first opened my Etsy shop in 2009 when I was only 17 and had no business strategies or really any idea what I was doing. Now, a few years later, I wish I had pushed myself harder to learn and create a stronger foundation.

Any advice for other entrepreneurs who are just starting?
The advice I would give to new crafters is to never get bored with your craft, always aim to expand your skills and passions, there are always new possibilities waiting for you! I would also say don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and expose your work.

What’s next? Any plans for the future?
Just going with the flow, hoping to find more inspiration in future travels or in the beauty of day to day life.

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Contact information:
Name: Georgia Diamantopoulos
Website/Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/horizonsed3e
Facebook: www.facebook.com/horizonsed3e
Blog: x3georgia.tumblr.com

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