Athene Noctua is the scientific name for the Little Owl – a favorite bird for the fashion and crafting community. If you haven’t noticed the swarms of little owls adorning fashion-forward jewelry or decorating stores, then you’re officially out of the loop. This little bird is hot right now, and the quirky mystique that it portrays has been popping up in a host of different aspects of our lives. This movement is what inspired North Canton native Anna Pickard to name her newly launched online accessories boutique ‘Athene Noctua Crafts’.
If you’re into the eccentric and unique, then Athene Noctua Crafts has something for you. Specializing in crochet and knitted hair bands, necklaces, hats, barrettes and more, Anna has secured a special niche for herself in the accessories world. Using crochet and knitting techniques she self-learned from the internet as well as from her mother, Anna creates special yet passively bold pieces exclusively from yarns. Perfect for transitioning from summer to fall, be sure to check out her flower crochet headbands for tying your hair back on a hot day, or the light, festive necklaces that pair flawlessly with a great vintage dress.
Athene Noctua Crafts was founded only a couple of months ago, but pieces from the collection have been seen on local fashion blogs Pearls and Personality as well as Goodwill Huntingg. Anna, the designer, has just turned 18 years old and started Athene Noctua Crafts in an effort to explore her passion for knitting, crocheting and sewing, as well as to make a little extra money over the summer. For her inspiration, she looks to style blogs such as Calivintage and Orchid Grey as well as craft blogs such as A Common Thread and Stay Fancy Free. Anna is currently narrowing down her focus for her fall collection, hoping to include fluffy scarves and slouchy hats.
Anna hopes Athene Noctua Crafts will be able to grow with her, helping to develop her knitting and crocheting skills while connecting to the style and crafting community she adores. Pearls and Personality is currently hosting a giveaway featuring Athene Noctua Crafts – enter here! Anna would also like to offer free shipping to all readers of Cleveland Women’s Fashion Examiner, just enter the coupon code ‘Cleveland’ at checkout. Drop by her shop and buy a gift for yourself or a friend, and don’t forget Anna also does custom orders! Follow along with Athene Noctua Crafts on Facebook, Blogger, or Tumblr.
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