((hopefully this character doesn't start arguments about technology in Equestria, she's supposed to be about other pony's special talents.))
Roleplay Type: World of Equestria
Name: Ember Spark
Species: Earth Pony
Coat Color: Thistle
Mane/Tail Color and Style: Coral
Eye Color: Peach
Cutie Mark: A red star with orange sparks, representing the spark of inspiration.
Physique: Shorter than average, somewhat wiry. She is not the strongest or the fastest, but she is comfortable working for long periods of time.
Origin/Residence: Raised in Breakbeak City, currently lives in the suburbs of Manehattan.
Occupation: Magical Enchantment Craftspony.
Motivation: She was always a creator. She got her cutie mark when she realized how everypony has something they can't do on their own, and that she could help ponies share their talents with others in need.
Likes: Big words, new ideas, new places, new faces, and those rare times when all the pieces fit together on the first try.
Dislikes: Secrets, letting things go to waste, not having anything to do, and ponies who would rather act superior than lend a helping hoof.
Both of Ember Spark's parents, Sundawn and Silver Lining are unicorns, so there was some confusion when she was born an Earth Pony. However, her great Auntie Merry Diem was an Earth Pony too, so it was not without precedent in the family. Her father works at the scrap yard, while her mother is an official records keeper and, busy as they were, it took some effort adjusting to the unique difficulties involved in raising an Earth Pony. Still, they loved and cared for her deeply, going out of their way to support her. They even built her a flower garden so she could have things to grow, no easy feat in crowded, dingy Beakbreak City. As much as she enjoyed gardening (and still does) she was more interested in other ponies (or non-ponies as the case may be) and learning about magic, just like the kind her parents used.
As a filly, she wasn't able to help out with her parent's work. While she did have a gift for making things out of scrap, the scrap yard was too dangerous for such a young pony. That didn't stop her from sneaking out on occasion and trying anyway, since officious record keeping just isn't the kind of thing that anyfilly is going to have the attention span for. Most times when she would sneak out of the house though, she'd go try to meet new people and explore. Her outgoing personality did earn her lots of friends amongst her peers, though its any pony's guess whether they helped keep her out of trouble or got her into more trouble. When playing games with her friends, she was the kind of pony who'd rather pass the ball rather than go for the goal herself.
She discovered her special talent when she slipped away from home one day to watch an airship being repaired, admiring all the pretty sparks and the skillful motions of the hard working maintenance pony. He made it all look so easy, but every time he got to a hard to reach spot, everything would grind to a halt for a while. She realized that her dad's extra fancy wrench that he'd gotten in Canterlot would work just right, so she rushed home to "borrow" it for the maintenance pony. The repairs went smoothly after that and the maintenance pony was so thankful, and she was so proud of herself, that she forgot to get it back from him. She didn't even notice her cutie mark had appeared until she got home and her father pointed it out. Thankfully, the celebratory mood helped soften the blow when he found out he was down an extra fancy wrench.
Not long after she earned her cutie mark, her parents convinced her to leave town and continue her studies in Canterlot, tagging along with some of her friends. While she didn't seem to mind Beakbreak's rough edges, she agreed that broadening her horizons would be good in the long run. She did however, mind the "better than you," attitude she encountered from a number of ponies in Canterlot. Focusing on her studies, her interest in magic that she'd had since she was little came to life. Even though she couldn't cast unicorn magic herself, she did well in magic theory and even managed to write a few spells for her friends to use.
Being able to understand how magic relates to the special talents of others, and how those special talents can in turn help others, inspired her to start her current line of work. She crafts things that can be enchanted with magic. Everything from scrolls to lightning rods, it doesn't matter what the purpose is. What matters is that her crafts fit with the magic they're intended to hold. First she has to find a pony who actually knows the right kind of magic and a pony who knows how to craft the right kind of material, then she has to study them at work until she understands how it works and how that pony's personality influences it. It is a long process that can take days or even months to fill a single order, and sometimes ponies don't want to cooperate, but as tight as her budget may get, she insists on making a quality product. Its her dream that some day, thousands of years from now, one of her creations will by worthy of mention alongside the ancient treasures from olden pony times she saw while studying in Canterlot.
Maybe its Earth Pony magic, maybe its just her friendly personality, but while she spends time studying other ponies in action, she is usually helping them to grow and improve their own work at the same time. Her broad field of study often provides new perspectives, and occasionally she's able to write a new spell that relates to a unicorn pony's special talent.