Beautiful Bags Etc Featured Etsy Artist here at On Fire for Handmade. You will find genuine leather hand crafted handbags in this Etsy Shop. Everything in Beautiful Bags Etc shop hand crafted by Catherine Cyko. All of her handbags are sewn on an industrial machine and a commercial embroidery machine. Catherine’s main focus is creating one of a kind handbags.
I live in Aurora, Illinois and am married to my best friend who has a real job at the Post Office. We have three daughters and two teenage grand daughters. I grew up around craftsmen and have always been drawn to textiles. Making doll clothes & puppets from old socks, cardboard and buttons created at a very young age. Both my mother and grandmother were sewers.
Sewing and tailoring classes taken all through school. A girlfriend’s father had a little upholstery shop so ,of course, I wanted to see what it was all about. He taught me most of the basics and then I was on my own to experiment and practice. I started working on furniture for friends and family and eventually it turned into a business.
This Artist is On Fire for Handmade!!