Raleigh local Amanda Sulyi creates intricately beaded jewelry pieces.
How did you come up with your brand name?
I am a huge NASCAR fan, and I started experimenting with making jewelry while watching races on television. My name is a reference to my favorite race car driver, who I cheer for during every race.
What was the first thing you made?
A pearl and leather bracelet with a copper button--and it was my first sale on etsy too.
If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?
I'd save money for my kids' college fund, go on an amazing vacation, and create a dedicated craft space in my house.
Who are your favorite artists/makers?
Katie Daisy on etsy, and I am a huge fan of Headbands of Hope.
What song/artist is #1 on your playlist? That's a tough question.....right now, anything country makes me happy.