Tobi 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.
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 beads.
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!
And we’re excited that Unique Rabbit is joining us as on of those talented and creative folks!
Get your tickets soon, so you can see them too!