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About Purple Moon Designs

I found my first pair of hair sticks at a craft show in 2001, and completely fell in love. After a few weeks of only the one pair, I needed more variety, but didn’t know where to find them. The internet had not yet evolved into what it is today – the world at our finger tips. The need for more hair sticks led to my first venture inside a bead store, where I was able to find what I needed to make my next pair. In my excitement, I sort of over did it with the beads and before I knew it, I had too many hair sticks (yes, it is possible to have too many).  I started selling my creations at local craft shows and boutiques around town. In time, I have ventured into other types of hair accessories, as well as jewelry, magnets, and miniature diorama gardens.

Purple Moon Designs Beads

I find that I’m inspired by color and shape more than anything else. Being the self-anointed Queen of Organization and a natural designer, I see the world in patterns, shapes, and colors. I’m also a simplest – to me, this is similar to a minimalist, but not so minimal – this, coupled with my dislike of being the center of attention, leads me to create designs that are clean and, well, simple.

Maximus Gardens Greenhouse 

In addition to my online shops, my husband and I are “urban farmers” with an aquaponics greenhouse where we grow veggies in water that is fertilized by fish (how awesome is that?!), a traditional dirt garden, and we raise chickens.  My blog, An Hour to Garden, focuses on quick and easy gardening ideas and gardening tips for our warm, dry climate.

An Hour to Garden

All the accessories available at Purple Moon Designs are made by me in my little home studio located in the southern tip of Ventura County, California, smack in the middle of suburbia. We enjoy nearly year-long sunshine and a cool breeze from the beach, which is just over the hill.

Purple Moon Designs

Our home and studio are free of fur, smoke, and fragrance due to allergies, so you can rest assured we won’t be adopting a pack of smoking, perfume spraying chihuahuas any time soon. I can’t say I won’t end up with more birds, especially chickens, but they mostly live outside.

Where can you find Purple Moon?






Visit my collection of Etsy shops:

♥ My hair accessory shop, with more of what you see here at Purple Moon…


Sea Turtle Hair Fork

 ♥ My jewelry shop, with more of what you see here at Purple Moon…

 Purple Copper Earrings by Till Tuesday

♥ My magnet shop, cuz magnets are awesome!

(on semi-permanent vacation)

Starfish magnets by StickThis

♥ My miniature garden shop, with garden scenes that fit in your hand.

(on semi-permanent vacation)

Diorama garden by A Garden to Treasure

For those of you who made it to the very end of my oh-so-exciting About page: a coupon code! Use LovePMD10 (that’s a ‘ten’ on the end) for ten percent off of your purchase price. The coupon code works in all of my shops, including here at  The discount is does not include shipping charges and may not work in conjunction with sales promotions.


 Lisa ツ