Sandra is self taught with years of studying to perfect her craft and challenging herself to create blooms that mimic live flowers. Combining both crepe paper floral and dried greens, Sandra creates bouquets, arrangements, and back drops that make you do a double take and question…are those real?
She started out by creating custom coffee filter flower designs as a favor for a friend’s wedding and it was love at first cut. Having never heard of crepe paper flowers before, it was something that immediately sparked her interest and curiosity. Fast forward to five years later, Sandra now runs her own crepe and dried floral shop — Harley Rose.
Growing up, Sandra was constantly immersed in nature and would help her mother with all sorts of art projects which are reflected in all of her work today. Being taught to appreciate and respect nature exactly how she is without disruption or destruction, translates into Sandra's crepe paper flowers and floral designs. Nothing is forced or over worked but is left to move beautifully on its own, as if it were still in nature.