Allie began to develop her interest in hand crafts while completing her degree in Occupational Therapy (OT). Her coursework included learning basic techniques to produce many types of arts and crafts. This exposure has contributed to Allie's use of mixed media in her wearable art.
Soon after college graduation, Allie started making jewelry to accessorize her own clothing, and was often asked to sell what she was wearing. When Allie moved to Minnesota, she noticed that the most common exclamation about her jewelry creations was "Oh, that's interesting!" That inspired her business name, "Oh, That's Interesting! Wearable Art": OTIWA for short.
Hafflynn Studios was created in 2019 to feature other, non-jewelry, art forms that Allie enjoys, as well as the high-quality wooden boxes her husband Bob makes. The name is a combination of Allie's and Bob's last names.
Allie's wonderful creations are known for unmistakable quality and craftsmanship.
PO Box 270534
Minneapolis, MN (USA) 55427