Finding Happiness with Heather Merritt
Heather Merritt worked as a therapist for substance abusing offenders in jail. When she would get home at night, her artwork became her own therapy. She has been creating zipper art for 9 years and is called the Zipper Lady. After only one year of making these creations, she entered in a contest on Etsy to have the best recycled products. She ended up in the top ten, which put her on the Today Show. From there, her business blossomed.
As Heather’s business keeps growing, she tries to use as many recycled products as possible. She creates jewelry and all sorts of wall art. Owls have been her signature creation. She enjoys doing art shows because it allows her to interact with her customers and share with them how her process began.