Drifting Whispers

American Made Since 2012

Chelsea Palmer

Port Angeles, Washington
I want to make something all the time and help others create their projects. Creating art generates happiness.

Tell us about your business.

Since my days of ribbons and curls I have had an inner drive for creating. Along with my passion for cute kittens I had quite an interest in color. My favorite thing to do as a child was to color large abstracts on poster boards with all my markers. Spinning in my skirts and quietly singing...exploring my mom's flower garden and playing with my dolls...these are the memories I like to think of. Through the years, I gradually and not so gracefully survived childhood to emerge as a happy adult. Rose colored glasses in hand. Selling my handcrafted artwork is the most exciting thing I have ever done. Sharing that joy is important to me. Not only can patrons buy well crafted handmade items, but crafters can find and purchase a large variety of shapes and sizes of driftwood and stone. My plans are to increase production of my handmade items that have been profitable. I want to continue to provide supplies and DIY ideas but my art will have priority.

What makes your business stand out?

My style makes me unique. My personality is infused into every facet of my business. From creating and collecting what I see to be beautiful to processing and shipping splendid extras, I splish splash happy little me all over the place.

What's the best business advice you've received?

My father has owned several businesses. I barely know him, but what he said about business ownership always stuck with me. I was about 12 years old when he told me to never take a business loan. He said "You will spend all your profits paying interest to the bank." Well that may or may not be true but I am taking his advice.

Mark Your Calendar

    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

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    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

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    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

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