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Etsy Love – When Shutters Click

12 Mar


We come to the end of my Etsy Love series with Natalie from When Shutters Click Gifts who sells handcrafted pendants, greetings cards and other gifts featuring her own photography.  Natalie’s shop is full of beautiful images and I get a wonderful nostalgic feeling when looking through her products.  I love nature and colour and the fact that Natalie’s jewellery and gifts are made using her own original photography make them truly unique.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

The name is Natalie and I’m a fun-loving, crafting gal who fell in love with photography at the age of 15. I have always been a very creative, visual person and come from a family of artists; my mother is a writer and my older brother is a jazz/R&B drummer.

When I decided to close my portrait/wedding/commercial photography business after 3 successful years so I could focus on friends, family and my health.. it didn’t take long for me to miss being creative and creating something I could share with others. After a few months, I decided to use my photography, and my love for crafting, to create pieces of jewelry and other accessories.

While still being able to focus on friends, family and health, I am still able to fulfill my need to be creative and share my work with others.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite. 

My favourite piece is my Irish Eye necklace. I love that photograph so much, I have a 16×20 canvas print that I hang in my living room wall. The pendant is created using a high quality glass tile and a silver plated high-shine tray; it is my favourite because it is so bright and happy, it is a great fit for any outfit.

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

I can’t say that I have hit any yet. My shop is still fairly new, so I can’t celebrate being open for a year or anything like that. I am hoping that in 2012 I will hit the 100 sales milestone, that would be wonderful!

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

I have a number of products waiting to be added to the shop, new styles but also new photographs! I have a very special line of pendants coming out soon for my fellow photographers 😉

I am planning a new blog design and hoping to open a shop, in addition to Etsy, on my website where I can offer other products.

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.whenshuttersclick.etsy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhenShuttersClickGifts
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/shuttersclick
Website: http://www.whenshuttersclick.com

 Thanks for sharing with us Natalie, your work is very beautiful.  I know that you will do well on Etsy as you have a truly original product and a brilliant eye for photography – it will just be a matter of time before the sales come flooding in!

I’d like to say thank you to all of my contributors to my Etsy Love series.  It has been a pleasure looking at so many original and beautiful designs and vintage finds.

I will still feature shops from time to time and if you would like me to feature your shop, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Etsy Love – These Tiny Treasures

8 Mar

Next up in my Etsy Love series is Amber from These Tiny Treasures who sells crocheted items, fairy dust jars and Rapunzel hair!  Amber’s shop has a wonderful, magical feel and a hint of childhood innocence about it.  Browsing These Tiny Treasures, it is easy to get lost in a world of make-believe, fairies and pirates!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

I am a mother of 4 children, this is why many items in my shop are small and for children. I love being a stay at home mom and watching my children learn and grow. Since my friend opened an Etsy shop about a year ago and had much success, I’ve wanted to also open one.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

My favorite piece is probably these fairy dust jars.  I love believing in magical things like a child would. This item is new to my shop and I imagine a bride and her fairy tale wedding running through a rain fall of glitter-it would be perfectly magical and beautiful. The picture that I took with these has china that my great-grandmother bought just after she was married. The hair piece is the one I had from my wedding so even the picture has special meaning to me and I love it!

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

I think the biggest milestone so far with my Etsy shop was getting to the 50 items point. I really wanted to have 50 before the end of February and I made it!

4. What are your future plans for your business?

Future plans for my shop would be just to expand and hopefully be able to be successful with sales nearly every day. I want to create new ideas and add to my shop.

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thesetinytreasures
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thesetinytreasures/295392697183358
Blog: http://www.thesetinytreasures.blogspot.com/

Thank you for sharing with us Amber and for allowing us to delve into your magical shop!  It’s always great to discover something a bit different and I think you will find lots of success with your beautiful shop.  I wish I was young again so I could try on some Rapunzel hair (but I think my colleagues would become slightly worried!)

Etsy Love – Three Summer Days

5 Mar


Next up in my Etsy Love series is Sarah from Three Summer Days who sells artwork based on classic quotes.  Sarah’s work is original, intricate and visually stunning.  I love the unique and creative nature of Sarah’s artwork and I think it would be easy to find the perfect gift for something in this shop.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

My name is Sarah Sullivan and I live in the heart of the Midwest with my wonderful husband and 18-month-old daughter Eleanor.

My art was actually something that I shoved to the back burner at a very young age. When I was a child, I drew and painted constantly. I entered art contest after art contest and never won, which made my child-brain deduce this lovely factoid: “I’m not winning, so I must not be good at this.”

With that sobering deduction, I forced myself to seek out other avenues to express my creativity. I eventually settled on writing and literature, two things that set my imagination on fire. However, through my teen years and even college, I’d pick up my paints every once in a while and zone out for hours. However, I still had myself convinced it was something I “wasn’t good at.”

Fast forward to Fall 2011. After a particularly stressful day, my husband and I settled down on the couch to watch a movie. For no reason, I grabbed my sketchbook and began to draw as the movie played. I looked up at what felt like a moment later and the credits were rolling. What I had drawn was a hand featuring the intricate detail-work that runs rampant in my pieces..

I began to paint and draw again and I began to dream. My first and final product concept was to combine two of my great loves, art and literature. So I began to experiment and sketch and paint until I composed the products you see in my shop today.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

Ah, that’s so incredibly hard. I would probably have to say my piece inspired by a quote from Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” “Be Comforted, Dear Soul.” It was one of my first pieces and one that put my feelings for it through the ringer. I started out the way I usually do, which is to find a quote and paint the background based on how it inspires me. Though I liked parts of the final painting, I really was just not impressed. So I stashed it away for a while.

When I brought it out again, I decided to take a risk. I honestly didn’t think I’d like the piece enough to sell it, so I just began to doodle. What emerged was a flowing, whimsical sun filled with tiny lines and incredible detail. It was the first piece that I had done where everything just came together, where I realized that combined with the painting and drawings, I would have an incredible product. It just worked. That’s the best feeling in the world. That’s probably why it’s my favorite.

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

Honestly, probably my biggest milestone is just having the shop up and actually selling pieces. I went through a long process of doubting myself and my abilities before I finally just bit the bullet and opened my virtual doors. When it was finally open, I breathed a sigh of relief. When I sold my first piece, my breath caught in my throat again, because all I could think was “I’m really doing this!”

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

Right now, I’m still delving into the rich treasures of quotes offered in public domain. There are so many pieces I want to do and so many books to go through! I also have weddings on the brain. I’m working on pieces that could be gifts from the bride to the groom and vice versa, pieces for reception tables, and Commemorative Wedding Announcements. These pieces would feature a decorative border and have a selection of literature quotes to choose from, very similar to my Commemorative Birth Announcements.

I’d love to make a foray into jewelry at some point. I love the idea of wearable art, so whatever I produce would definitely incorporate my watercolors and inkwork. I’ll probably have to pace myself on that one though..

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeSummerDaysShop
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Summer-Days/217429284993893
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ThreeSummerDays
Blog: http://threesummerdays.wordpress.com/

Thanks for sharing Sarah, your work is truly stunning and I find your story inspirational.  I think we are all plagued with uncertainty in our work from time to time but in my opinion a big part of becoming successful is having faith and confidence in your own ability.  The chances are that if you enjoy the pieces you produce, then there will be many more people out there who feel the same way and you have shown how important it is to take that leap of faith!  I wish you all the best with your business and look forward to seeing your jewellery in the future.

Etsy Love – Maxies Knitwear

3 Mar

  Next up in my Etsy Love series is Julie from Maxies Knitwear who sells handknitted accessories, scarves, gloves and beanies.  Julie clearly has a lot of skill when it comes to wielding a pair of knitting needles and I particularly love her beanie hats which look really cozy and come in a range of great colours.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

Hi my name is Julie and I live in beautiful New Zealand with my husband and gorgeous cat named Max.

My mum taught me how to knit when I was really little and she’s a fantastic knitter. I was truly inspired while growing up; watching her create the most gorgeous jumpers and accessories for our family.  She also passed on to me her passion for knitting!  My friends were the ones that encouraged me to open a shop … I’m so glad they did.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

It’s difficult to choose a favourite, but I really do like these fingerless mittens. They are incredibly easy to knit, and the best part is once knitted, they are comfortable to wear and look fabulous … I know because I own a pair!

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

The biggest milestone was reaching my first sale!  At the time I was starting to doubt I’d made the right decision in selling online, but that one sale did wonders for my confidence… and in that same week I received a custom order from someone else who saw my Etsy shop.  Sales have progressed (although slowly) since then.

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

Future plans for my shop … my goal is to reach 100 listings before the middle of this year, and into the future I’d like to start listing baby and children’s accessories.  For crafting in general, I’d have so many designs that I haven’t even started knitting yet –  like most of us I could do with extra hours in the day! One day I’d also like to learn how to crochet, but that may be a long way off yet as there is so much knitting to do ….

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/maxiesknitwear
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maxiesknitwear
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/maxiesknitwear
Google Plus: http://plus.google.com/u/0/b/110704225387323282927/
Blog: http://www.maxiesknitwear.blogspot.com/
Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/maxiesknitwear
Stumble: http://www.stumbleupon.com/julieandmax

Thanks for sharing with us Julie.  I know EXACTLY where you are coming from – there just isn’t enough time in the day to get all of our ideas and new designs created (I know I could use an extra couple of days each week to catch up!)  I wish you all the best with your shop and hope there are many more sales to come.

Etsy Love – One December

2 Mar

 

Today in my Etsy Love series we meet Michele from One December who sells rustic home decor, custom tumbled marble coasters,  vintage finds and original photography.  One December has a wonderfully rustic feel to it and the range of products compliment each other really well.  Michele has managed to establish a very successful shop and I think that part of that success is due to her ability to portray her love and devotion for her craft in the way she has presented her beautiful products.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

I am Michele, a creator and a collector of cool vintage items! I live in Connecticut with my wonderful family, two overly friendly cats, and a backyard speckled with goats. I love this location and the changing seasons. We live in the country, but are only one hour from all the hustle and bustle of New York City! I have a terrific husband and best friend and I’m a Mom to two awesome little kids with our third on the way! They’re awesome and they keep me very busy!

After finding myself home with the kids, I wanted to find a way to work from home. Etsy has opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities I never knew existed! It is so wonderful! I’m so glad that I get to do what I enjoy and be home with my kids! I love being able to connect with people all over the world through Etsy!

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us how you found it and why it is your favourite.

My personalized tumbled marble coasters are my favorite. I’m not exactly sure which design, but I love knowing that I’m creating something special for my buyers. I’m giving them something with meaning to them. It may be the names of their family members, a special date, or a set of initials. Many of the designs featured in my shop were inspired by the ideas of my customers!

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

When I hit my 500th sale I was pretty excited. So far, that sticks out as the biggest milestone I’ve achieved! For some reason, I had never imagined I’d reach that many sales, and when I did, it felt like a huge accomplishment…like I could actually be on to something here.

4. What are your future plans for your business?

I’d like to continue on with my Etsy shop. I’m always thinking of new ideas…new coaster designs, completely different products to try out in the shop (which is always fun), and I would definitely like to expand the vintage section of my shop. I love vintage! Maybe one day I will open a separate shop focusing only on vintage items! I’d also like to eventually have my husband working alongside me, creating and selling on Etsy. He is so talented and creative, I know it would be awesome!

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.onedecember.etsy.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/onedecemberm
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/onedecember
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Little-Shop/150729294948010
Blog: http://www.micheleiljazi.blogspot.com

Thanks for sharing with us Michele!  I have to say I’m very jealous of your lifestyle.  I’m sure it is very hectic, but the idea of living in the countryside surrounded by natural beauty sounds so appealing!  I wish you all the best with expanding your shop and look forward to seeing your new designs.

Etsy Love – TA-DA! Studio

29 Feb

  

Next up in my Etsy Love series is Višnja from TA-DA! Studio (what a fabulous name!) who sells handcrafted, illustrated jewellery.  I just love the intricacy of  Višnja’s illustrations, and what a wonderful way of showcasing her beautiful talent by turning it into wearable art!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

My name is Višnja Mihatov Barić, I’m a 28 year old artist living in Zagreb, Croatia, but I was born in the most beautiful city in the Adriatic coast, Zadar. I work as a graphic designer and illustrator and a couple of months ago I started making illustrated jewelry. I’ve graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts because I always wanted to become an artist, it was my dream come true. I was fortunate to be surrounded by my creative family, the are my biggest support and it means so much to me, especially for my work. I spend a lot of time on sketching, drawing, making things, and Etsy is a great place where I can show my art!

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

It’s hard to say which of my items is my favourite, I really love them all because I put a lot of effort and work into each one of them. Every single part of creating one item is my favourite, first I make sketches, then I play with various shapes of polymer clay and in my head I have a vision of what drawing would go perfect with each shape.

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

The biggest milestone? Don’t know, I think I’m on the right path with my Etsy shop! Hope I will continue with making my jewelry this way, soon there will be lots of different items in my shop, like bracelets and necklaces..My biggest goal is not selling, just making jewelry with my own hands, hopefully more and more people will like what I do!

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

I’m taking one step at the time, I’m not rushing into something that I feel won’t work in the future. I’m still learning everything about Etsy and finding the best way to promote my work, it takes time and lot of patience. The only thing I wish the most, is to become my own boss and work full time creating jewelry!

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.tadastudio.etsy.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/TA-DAhandmade-jewelry/
Tumbler: http://tadastudio.tumblr.com/
Twitter: http://tada_studio.twitter.com/

Thanks for sharing your beautiful, unique jewellery with us Višnja!  It’s always refreshing to discover something a bit different and I love the fact that each of your pieces has its own story.  I hope you accomplish your dream of being able to create jewellery full time – I know I sometimes wish I could craft all day too!

Etsy Love – Nouveau-Tique

28 Feb

 

 

Next up in my Etsy Love series is Lisa from Nouveau-Tique who sells jewellery,  art, wedding cake toppers, business card holders and more.  If you have been following my blog you will know that I love nature and especially trees so I really enjoyed browsing Lisa’s shop and particularly adore the wire tree sculptures.   These sculptures are so versatile and can be used as ornaments, cake toppers or business card holders.  Lisa also has a varied collection of other delights which are all presented beautifully and it is clear that care and attention goes into every piece.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

My name is Lisa and I’m originally from NY and now live in LA. I love creating jewelry and art. I have been drawing, painting and making things since I was little. I’ve made many pieces for myself and as gifts for friends and family, and I got such an amazing response that I wanted to start an online shop to reach more people – and now I have my own little shop on Etsy 🙂

I love shopping (a little too much LOL) and the idea behind Nouveau-Tique lets me combine my love of shopping with my love of creating. All of my pieces are made using jewelry and supplies, like tapestry fabric and vintage brooches, that I find in antique/resale/thrift shops and estate sales. Everything is deconstructed and the different bits and pieces are used to design and create new items with a modern-vintage feel to them. I love the idea of taking things that were once treasured but now are unwanted or broken – and creating brand new pieces out of them.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

It is hard to pick a favorite piece because everything I make is special to me. I think my favorite piece is something that is not currently in my shop. A friend brought me a broken necklace that had belonged to her grandmother and was very special to her. She had the beads in a bag for a long time and did not want to throw them away. From the beads of that necklace I created two different sets of earrings and bracelets – one set for her and one for her mother. She got tears in her eyes when I gave her the sets, not expecting two, and both she and her mother were so happy that they could now wear these and be reminded of the woman who meant so much to both of them.

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

Every sale and every happy customer is a milestone in itself for me. My one year Etsy-versary will be April 2012, so that will be quite a milestone as well.

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

I am currently in the process of creating a line of bridal hair vines made with crystals/pearls/vintage beads. I am so excited to be able to show them off soon!

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NouveauTique
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/NouveauTique

Thanks for sharing with us Lisa, especially the beautiful story about recreating memorable jewellery for your friend and her mother – it must have meant so much to them. 

You have established yourself very well on Etsy considering you haven’t even reached your first Etsy-versary yet!  It is clear that a lot of hard work has gone into creating your shop and making a name for yourself.  I look forward to seeing your new range soon and wish you lots of success!

Etsy Love – Mapanò

27 Feb


Next up in my Etsy Love series is Alessandra from Mapanò who sells fabric flowers, home decor, and accessories for adults and babies.  Alessandra’s shop has a lovely, light air to it thanks to the gentle colours and softness of the fabrics used in her beautiful fabric flowers.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

My name is Alessandra and I live near Turin, in Italy.  I’m mom of two daughters (3 years and 8 months), wife, front office manager in a hotel and… a creative!  Mapanò is my shop on Etsy. What’s Mapanò?  MA, for MAMMA in Italian (mom in English);  PA, for PAPA’ in Italian (dad in English); NO, for NONNO in Italian (grandfather in English).  Mapanò is a project that includes ideas and skills of all three!  A beautiful way to live my family and build something unique with people I love!  My creations are unique pieces meticulously designed and handmade!  My inspiration? “To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong”!

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

My favorite pieces from Mapanò are some wall decors made with fabric flowers, beads and lace.  These are my favorite because they are like hanging bouquets and are perfect for making any part of the home precious with a little touch of shabby chic design. I used one of them to decorate my daughter’s nursery and she loves these flowers like a little princess!

I also love my necklaces because every day I use the same kind of creations and they really make part of my style and my look. I don’t use elegant clothes and usually I put on a pair of jeans with a blouse or a shirt. My necklaces are perfect for a casual style like mine, because they have a little touch of elegance in the fabric flower but also the practicableness of jersey. Simple and cool!

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

Unfortunately the startup phase is still running, so I haven’t had a lot of sales, but my personal success is to be really satisfied about my job and I think that people get positively surprised seeing my latest creations. They are unique!

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

For the future, we are preparing some very nice projects completely different from what you seen until today. Lamps created from wood trunks or original curtain hold backs, for instance, are two very interesting projects that put together the electrical skills of my husband and love of my father for iron and wood.

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mapano
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mapanò/115077835271835
Twitter: @MapanoGeninatti
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mapano

Thanks for answering my questions Alessandra.  Your shop is truly adorable and you have done well to get some sales at this early stage (it took me months to get a sale from someone who wasn’t a friend or family member)!  I wish you all the best with expanding your shop and look forward to seeing your new creations.

Etsy Love – Contempo Jewels

26 Feb

 

Next up in my Etsy Love series is Staci from Contempo Jewels who sells original and custom jewellery, stationary and hair accessories.  Staci’s jewellery has a delicate elegance to it.  I’ve always been inspired by nature (especially trees) and the woven silver branches and use of freshwater pearls really call out to me.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

I have been on Etsy for 5 years, making jewelry for 13 years. I’m always looking for new outlets for my products and places to meet new people.

I was reading an article about “Handmade Mafia” based out of Philadelphia. I checked out their websites and adored their work. I noticed most of them had an etsy site. Seemed pretty cool, so I started my own.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

Honestly, I don’t really have a favorite piece. I create jewelry for other people, not myself. That’s why I love custom orders – it keeps me focused and inspired. [That’s OK Staci, I’ll pick a favourite for you – I just love these Pearl Branch Earrings!]

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

 I’m almost at 400 sales – that’s huge for me! I make jewelry and that’s a tough market, so I’m thankful every time I make a sale!

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

I have been so busy focusing on my b+m shop, that Etsy gets lost sometimes. I want to post something new everyday and work on my shop a little bit everyday – change photos, better descriptions, work on tags…

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.contempojewels.etsy.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/contempojewelry
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/contempojewels
Other Websites: http://www.contempojewelry.net/
http://www.contempoartisanboutique.com/

 Thanks for sharing Staci!  It’s very clear to me how you have managed to reach almost 400 sales – you have a brilliant talent for creating miniature works of art in each of your designs.  This success is well earned and I wish you many more sales to come!

Etsy Love – Winterwoman Designs

25 Feb

 

Next up in my Etsy Love series is Jean from Winterwoman Designs who creates beautiful and unique jewellery from recycled bicycle parts.  This is such a wonderful idea and I love the fact that Jean has taken bits of unwanted metal and turned them into original, wearable pieces of art!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

I love to ride bicycles, both on the road and in the woods! I had been working a full time job doing custom window treatments, but my parents were needing more and more help. So, seeing as my kids are grown and my husband has a good job, I decided to stop working full time. I found a part-time job at a local bike shop and just started playing with the used bicycle spokes that were being thrown out, and one day I made a bracelet from one of the spokes . The bike shop owner loved it and said make more, we’ll sell them. They were selling so well at the shop I started looking around for other places to sell and a friend told me about Etsy.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

My favorite design would have to be the spoke screw and bead bracelets. There were a lot of spoke screws (aka spoke nipples, they hold the spoke in the wheel rim) left over from all the spoke bracelets and they were sitting there looking all shiny, so I just started stringing them on a wire with beads thinking necklace, but then bracelet popped in my head. Why fave? It’s really pretty!

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

 Maybe selling 50 items?

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

I am developing biking related items that are not jewelry, but still make use of used bike parts. My goal is to get my items into more local shops and to sell at more craft fairs.

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Winterwomandesigns
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Re-cycle-ed-Jewelry/209528235761584

Thanks for answering my questions Jean.  I really enjoyed looking at your unique designs, it reminded me that everything has the potential to become something new and exciting with a bit of imagination and creativity.  I wish you all the best in expanding your shop and hope your new items are just as successful as your jewellery.