At Carmel's Creations, we are focused on providing high quality, fun and customizable products with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
Welcome everyone to my web site! My name is Carmel Bledsoe. I am simply a person who has always been interested in art, colors, beauty, glass and more than anything… making people happy. I am a registered nurse in Ocala, Florida. I've been working in critical care / ICU for approximately 17 years now. The most important thing I've learned through nursing is that life is way too short, and we should celebrate every little thing. We should show love abundantly because each day can certainly be our last.
I first started making crafts, wreaths, and small gifts for patients, families, and friends.
When my daughter was a baby in 2001, I needed an excuse to get out of the house for an hour or two a week for sanity reasons…(mothers get this). I was always drawn to glass, especially stained glass. I took classes and learned to create glass panels, windows, sun catchers etc with copper foil and lead came techniques. I then took it a step further and bought a large digital kiln, so I am capable of fused and slumped glass projects. Over the years I have made many panels and windows, flattened many wine bottles ( none of which I drank…insert wink face).
I have since turned my artistic ADHD to custom glass and metal bead jewelry, copper wire bracelets, glass bead earrings which are featured at a local boutique.
In addition… I, out of necessity for my poor dry overly washed nursing hands (hear the violins?) , decided to create fantastic sugar and salt scrubs to exfoliate and moisturize skin, and bath salts, bath bombs, and shower bombs for the less bath fortunates. Try any of these and you will love. P.S. they have only been tested on close friends and family. No one has been harmed in the production of Carmel's Creations. But seriously, with much encouragement, I began taking orders so that they could offer these products as gifts for their friends and family.
It took many friends and family members to give me the confidence to offer these products to those outside my little circle. The more feedback I get outside that circle, the more I want to spread the love I have for these products. If I learn nothing else from this endeavor, it is that there is nothing better than doing what you love to do.
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