Meet the Maker: Happy Unicorn Studio

Hi - I am Erika Martinez, the maker and owner of Happy Unicorn Studio.

 I create products that are functional, lightweight and eye catching, from vibrant, fun fabrics. Items such as wallets, wristlets, pouches and zipbags - perfect for every occasion - can be found on my etsy site and at various locations in the greater Raleigh area.

I love using color and pattern to create fun and functional pieces!  

For the past 5 years, I have been part of the local maker community as a sewist and a potter, and supporting my fellow artisans is very important to me.

One of the many lessons I have learned as a small business owner is how important it is to keep as much money as we can in our community.

My collection of locally made art prints, jewelry, clothing, pottery, etc. serve as a source of inspiration in my own work. On days that I am stuck on a design, I walk around my studio looking at..and as we all have done since early in the year, I've pivoted in my business and introduced new product lines!

I'm proud to create and sew reuseable, washable face masks for my customers and my fellow artists, and have them for sale in both my online store and in my retail sites. Keeping us all safe is very important to me - doing it with my skills, my fun fabrics and my sense of humor is a bonus!

My studio is based in Durham, NC.  

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