Located in beautiful North Carolina, Elizabeth Humphries of Paradise Purls is the featured artist from the Handmade Artists Forum. A former Human Resources Generalist and Technical Recruiter, Elizabeth spent her spare time teaching herself how to knit using a "how to" booklet and recruiting a little help from her friends and her Mother in Law. Says Elizabeth, "I fell in love with all the yarn...the colors and textures. One of my favorite things to do is spend time in a yarn shop touching all the different yarns. I'm very tactile!"
When she's not creating beautiful works of art, Elizabeth spends time blogging about knitting, life, family, books, arts/crafts and lots of other things. Some of her other interests include jewelry design, politics and, of course, the UNC Tarheels. Here is just a small sample of Elizabeth's work. Initially, when I saw this first piece, I thought it was actual metal link chainmaille, but it's a fabulous hand knit bracelet:
For more examples of Elizabeth's beautiful work, click on the title above for her blog and visit her shop on Etsy: