TV Guests - Stephanie Chan

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Stephanie Chan

"The Silly Pearl": my childhood nickname by my parents (in Cantonese - "Soh Jee"). Okay, they still call me that sometimes, to let me know that despite my many quirks, I'm still precious.

My mom, an avid knitter, jewelry maker and amazing cook, is the one who encourages all my creative endeavors; as a kid she taught me to sew and took me to any art and craft class I wanted to attend. She's now my biggest cheerleader and I look up to her both as a woman, mother and professional.

After a long crafting hiatus to start my career, I was getting ready for my wedding and did a lot of DIY. This sparked a handmade custom bridal jewelry business for two very fun, but busy, years. Soon I became a stay at home mom to twin girls. I began blogging, first about them, then about crafts on The Silly Pearl.

Sewing is definitely my first love. I also enjoy making jewelry, revamping vintage furniture and décor with paint, general crafting and, my newest challenge, crochet. But sewing is my biggest challenge, biggest reward and biggest indulgence!

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