Meet the Maker: Tobi Weisbond, of Unique Rabbit

Unique RabbitTobi Weisbond, of Unique Rabbit,  is a local artist from New Port Richey. She’ll be at Gulf Coast MakerCon selling her hand crafted jewelry.  We asked Tobi to tell us a little about the art she makes, and why it’s important to her.

GCMC: Tell us a bit about your work.

TW: My love affair with the visual arts began 60+ years ago in my Aunt’s basement studio.Unique Rabbit Over my lifetime I have worked with various media, including beaded jewelry, egg art and handmade paper.

About 20 years ago I turned my focus to “all things paper”, developing my craft to include various methods of working with both handmade and commercial paper.

Three years ago I rekindled an old flame -jewelry. I design and create each piece individually with no two being the same. I incorporate glass, wooden & paper (that I design) beads & semi-precious stones. Two years ago I discovered porcupine quills and their association with Native American crafts. I incorporate the quills with a variety of necklacebeads.

GCMC: What do you like best about your art?

TW:  Having worked in a business environment for many years, I found my artwork gave me peace. Now that I’m retired I can devote my time to that which I love….my bliss. Creating feeds my soul.

GCMC: What are you bringing to Gulf Coast MakerCon?

TW: I’m bringing several pieces for sale to the MakerCon: necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

I’m excited about being a part of the MakerCon and getting to see what all those talented and creative folks are doing!

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And we’re excited that Unique Rabbit is joining us as on of those talented and creative folks!

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