Hello, I'm Amber your workshop leader!


I am an artist, a teacher and a lover of words who is enthusiastic about connecting with like-minded souls. I developed WORDaffect as a way to combine several of my passions and help both you and me achieve our life goals.  I love getting creative together and teaching people how to make meaningful and cute jewelry + gifts. This really is a passion project for me as it hits on so many things I value.  I'll tell you all about that when we meet at your WORDsocial, but to keep it short here, I'll tell you what qualifies me to be your workshop leader . . .


First of all, I love words. I think they are powerful and important and used wisely can bring about real, lasting change in our lives. For the past 7 years, I have had a business writing pretty, inspiring and practical words on signs and chalkboards. [You can learn more about that over at I Do Signs.]  Up until WORDaffect was born, my words went on signs and walls but now I am excited to be offering them in a wearable version: WORDwear.  And I would absolutely love to spend some time with you and your friends helping you decide what words you need in your life right now.


Secondly, I love to be creative.  I have a degree in Fine Art and have been making all the things my entire life. One of the things I have been making is stamped silverware. [You can pop over to Typographie by Vintique to see more about that.] I have been making these since 2012 so I have lots of experience metal stamping. I can't wait to share this process with you and for you to see how rewarding it is to stamp something yourself with your own two hands. 


Lastly, I also have a degree in Education and I have been teaching fun chalk lettering workshops since May of 2015 in the Grand Rapids and Lakeshore area.  I have taught Chalk School 95 times to date and have had well over 1K students.  I love gathering people and getting creative and productive together.  [You can learn more about that here Chalk School.]

So as you can see WORDaffect really does combine my passions.  I can't wait to meet you and learn about your passions then teach you how to make WORDwear to help you manifest your goals and live your best life!


Will you just make me some WORDwear?


Absolutely!  If you are unable to attend a WORDsocial to make your own items or if you are not local, I am happy to create a custom order for you.  You can pick them up in Grand Haven, MI or I can ship you your WORDwear.  Items are range from $10-$35 each and shipping is typically under $10 (Continental US only). Pop over to my SHOP to see the WORDwear custom order selection.

purposeful gatherings

to connect and create

meaningful jewelry + gifts


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