Jewelry by MizzMonsta is a hobby-turned-business, founded by Holly Monster. She is a formally-trained graphic designer, and life-long fine artist. She likes using a variety of mediums, but especially enjoys creating useful and meaningful "things."
She loves to use interesting (and often vintage) elements, "upcycling" them into new designs. Every piece she makes is unique, and is intended to be worn every day, not just special occasions.
Holly first began making jewelry for just herself to wear. After a warm reception from her friends (and their gentle but persistent encouragement) she began selling her pieces at local craft shows. In the spring of 2012, she was thrilled to move into Arts Market, a phenomenal year-round artists market located in Leslieville.
She is also a natural henna artist and a member of Henna Heals, an organization that specializes in "henna crowns" for people experiencing complete hair loss. Holly also volunteers with the Toronto-based not-for-profit LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests).
Holly runs a full-time consulting company called Thinkpuppet Solutions, providing website solutions and photography services for her clients. And she is currently training to become a nutritional coach through IPE (Institute for the Psychology of Eating).
She has lived in east Toronto for over 10 years, and currently resides in beautiful Guildwood Village with her husband and her kitty cat, Ashleigh.