Our Favorite Things: Snibbles and Bits
The next story we are sharing with you today is Gabi of Snibbles and Bits. Gabi recently moved to Boulder, CO from the Bay area. Although her family is in transition now, her little business has been around for a while. Gabi is a bit of a Jill-of-all trades. She knits, sews, makes jewelry, and is a talented graphic designer. Remember our episode on Sentimental Things?? We talked about only keeping the things that bring you joy and add value to your life. Do you have an old piece of jewelry from your mom or grandma that truly brings you joy, but you just don't know what do to with it? Gabi to the rescue! She will take your sentimental items such as that and craft them into a your own unique piece. Without further adieu, here is a bit more about Gabi!
Snibbles and Bits has been a journey about connecting with my heritage and talented ancestry through working with collections. Snibble was a word I picked up from my first-generation immigrant German Great Grandmother who was an avid bottle and fabric collector, among other items. When I was very young I used to find unauthorized scissors and would snip up paper and cloth and I called the mess “snibbles” like my great grandmother. I had many other made-up words, but “snibbles” was one that stuck with me into adulthood. The actual definition: snibble n. [From Pennsylvania Dutch slang.] 1. Small pieces of paper, material, threads or the like left over from cutting.
Now, "snibbles" represents my creations because I like to use found objects and bits of things to create one of a kind accessories for ladies tall and small. I cannot mass-produce or replicate what I make and I really enjoy that aspect. I also help others connect back to their heritage by repurposing jewelry and other objects from their loved ones into wearable, meaningful pieces. This process is the most rewarding because I am able to help organize something that might be considered clutter or unwanted “junk” into something meaningful and beautiful. This connection with my customer is truly remarkable.
Thank you for viewing my creations!
Shop Gabi's creations HERE