Featured Friday – 222 Lane

 

I would like you to meet Jackie and her Etsy shop:  222Lane.

bannerIf you love being surprised and finding all types of interesting items, then you will love the items at 222Lane.

il_570xN.478112691_lkiwLet’s get to know 222Lane and Jackie:

What would you like us to know about you?

I started my business around the fact that I was constantly going into a store and saying “This would be cute if were…… “Only if they had this in…” So finally I just started making the things I needed myself also being a hippie in another life I stand firmly behind the recycle, reduce and reuse motto so nothing made me happier then being able to take vintage discarded items and make them beautiful and functional again, and they just don’t make things like they use to.

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?

I always wanted to be my own boss and always felt there was something not quite right about spending more time with strangers at your workplace then you spend with your family and being a single mother I knew the best way I would be able to accomplish my goals and be the type of mother I wanted to be was working for myself and then I found Etsy.

How did you come up with your shop name?il_570xN.473128546_ioxc
The number 222 has always been a significant number in my life. I always just so happen to look at the clock when it’s 2:22 or get a new job and the address is 222. Have an “epiphany” (if you will) and notice it’s 2:22 I’m always paying attention to the signs so it only seemed right that when starting this new venture I use something that has guided me along the way, and I added lane just to give some hint that I sell products for the home and I have always liked Lane versus Street or Boulevard.

How would you describe your shop?
I would describe my shop as an eclectic mix of unique items for the home in a variety of design styles. When your looking for something unique and different a statement piece or a custom piece you come to 222 Lane.

il_570xN.487468809_qs1rWhat inspires you?
Everything! I have been inspired sitting at the park with my daughter, watching movies and seeing something in the background, packaging really just everything but when I see unique vintage/retro items that need a make over that’s when the creative juices really start to flow.

 

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find? il_570xN.496873204_j202
My favorite items to find are the really unique wood pieces like my chevron wall cabinet, or any of the other cabinets I have done. I will also be adding soft furnishing soon and I am really excited at the fun pillows I will be offering.

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Decoupage glue, I figure there will be lots of leaves around to glue and maybe use as wallpaper for my hut. My tool bag and a needle and thread.

Where else can we find you?                 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/222lane
Blog: www.twotwentytwodecor.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/222Lane/boards/
Instagram: 222lane
Twitter: 222lane

il_570xN.497198410_rjuoIs there anything else you would like to share?  

5% of all 222 Lane’s proceeds go towards our annual “Beautiful World Project” Where we as a company will plan and participate in an activity that gives back to our environment and communities such as tree planting, donations to shelters or schools, ect. Every customer who made a purchase in that year (starting in 2013) will receive an “I helped make a beautiful world” gift ie: magnets, pens, water bottles, ect. depending on that years promo. The annual event will be held on February 22 nd of every year! Stay in touch and keep up with the beautiful world project on our blog!

Thanks so much Jackie.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Jackie some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh…and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

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Talented Tuesday – Can or Can Not

 

I would like you to meet  Julie Rawding and her Etsy shop: CanOrCanNot banner

If you love recycled, creative, fun items, then you will love the items at CanOrCanNot.

Let’s get to know Julie:

il_570xN.502561047_3oq1What would you like us to know about you?
Hello, I am Julie and I am an architect, originally from the Czech Republic. Five years ago I came on vacation to Malta, Europe, and fell in love with this Mediterranean island… Later on I also fell in love with my future husband and we’re still here.

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?

I had been on maternity leave for a few months when I thought it would be nice if my hobby could bring in some cash. In a romantic way I should say I wanted to share my love around.

How did you come up with your shop name?il_570xN.496652529_sx1a
Originally I planned to decorate cans using different materials, so I needed a name which would include the noun ‘can’, I also wanted it to be something motivational – because it is my daily question ‘Can I do this?’ And then I came up with this wordplay: Can or Can Not? Now I stick to felt, but the name stuck.

How would you describe your shop?
Colourful and positive!

What inspires you?
My biggest inspiration is our daughter – she is interested in everything! I love how she is discovering the world and how everything is exciting and new for her. We should all learn this attitude from our children!

Also because of my daughter, I am even more careful about our planet. We don’t need to make big steps – every little one is important. If we remember to recycle, reuse and try to limit our own waste, our planet will be here for a bit longer. Otherwise, we will all die under a pile of our own rubbish.

il_570xN.473782741_k1uqWhich item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
I like my “psycho” cans – they are just made with materials and pure imagination – basically without any limit. No pattern, no thinking ahead – just cutting and gluing. The end result is often even surprising to me!

 

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Malta is so small (and beautiful) that sometimes I think I live on a desert island (with lots of other castaways)
I would like to have:
Knitting needles – good as a weapon and great for spit roasting
Classic needle – and an important craft tool since prehistory
And I know this may seem boring but a knife is always good to have

Where else can we find you?il_570xN.496070049_8n7l
I have my facebook page:
www.facebook.com/canorconnot?

Pinterest:
www.pinterest.com/julieraw/can-or-can-not/

And I’m currently setting up my ‘Can or Can Not’ webpage:
www.canorcanot.com

il_570xN.489556527_tqv0Is there anything else you would like to share?
Just be nice to each other and recycle and the word will be great place to live. Oh, and you can never have too many cans 😉

Thanks so much Julie.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Julie some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh…and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

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Talented Tuesday – Pink Panda Antiques

 

I would like you to meet Pink Panda Antiques and their Etsy shop:  PinkPandaAntiques .

bannerIf you love The place to go for mid century furniture, decor and retro furnishings, then you will love the items at PinkPandaAntiques.

Let’s get to know PinkPandaAntiques:

il_570xN.497952990_h2eqWhat would you like us to know about you?
That we’re a young couple from St. Louis, picking wherever we can and trying our best to develop our style and give back give back otherwise neglected items to the community/world.

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?

Well there were a few reasons that we decided to join the fabulous Etsy community. First off, we honestly couldn’t afford to open a physical shop, and we’d heard that Etsy was the place to sell vintage items. Secondly, we thought that joining Etsy would allow us to broaden our customer base in markets we otherwise would be unable to reach. Finally, Etsy just seemed to be an awesome community for first time/small business owners and we thought it would be a great place for us to start out and learn in a truly positive environment.

How did you come up with your shop name?il_570xN.497998023_1muk
We, the owners of PinkPandaAntiques both have unique tattoos (or are saving up for them!!), banksy’s “gangster panda” and Odd Future’s donut logo (pending lawsuit from OF) and by combining them both we created our shop name and logo.

How would you describe your shop?
It’s quite an eclectic combination of styles, but the best way we could describe it would be high quality and unique vintage/antique items from and for all styles.

What inspires you?
Picking! We honestly have a great shared passion for finding and saving some great furniture from being tossed aside, broken down, or otherwise being abused and neglected.

il_570xN.500956180_122bWhich item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
Our favorite styles to find are mid-century and danish modern furniture, at this stage usually chairs/small tables/decor and accessories because of our limited space and moving abilities.

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Well, as we don’t craft much I’m not sure how well this question applies to us, but our 3 vintage must haves would be Kovell’s antique guide, a never ending estate sale, and a shop to put them in!

Where else can we find you?
We currently haven’t branched out to other mediums, but as we join other social media platforms/physical locations we’ll be sure to update our shop info so that you can easily find us!

Is there anything else you would like to share?il_570xN.500939486_9crq
Just our immense love for Etsy and the awesome community!

Thanks so much Pink Panda Antiques.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Pink Panda Antiques some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh…and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

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Featured Friday – For Good People

I would like you to meet Pinar and her Etsy shop:  ForGoodPeople .

BannerIf you love hand painted clothing kitchen bowls, home decor items, hand made toys and accessories, then you will love the items at ForGoodPeople.

il_570xN.405173212_cszpLet’s get to know ForGoodPeople and Pinar:

What would you like us to know about you?

I am a spiritual being who experiences life in the world. Creating something is one of the most beautiful experience of life and I enjoy it so much !

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?il_570xN.416417399_suw4

I have discovered Etsy when I started to make hand painted t shirts for myself and for my friends. At that time I was about to quit my job and I was dreaming to start a business which I would do something I love. Then I started my Etsy shop together with my website to sell hand painted t shirts but I was not able to sell anything through Etsy and I just not continue with it. After two years or so I have started it again and incredibly I sold an item within a week which encouraged me to continue.

il_570xN.467237604_qf07How did you come up with your shop name?
I am a meditator, one of my aims to meditate is to be a better person. If everybody aims to be a good person world would be a good place to live. I know everybody has good and bad inside at the same time and seeing good part of you, appreciating yourself makes life better, even creates miracles.

How would you describe your shop?
My shop has good things for good people :) I sell things that I would buy if I would be the customer. Mostly handmade decorative items made by me or friends work for my shop.

What inspires you?il_570xN.379380839_i5f1

Nature and my daily life in the small town I live which is by the sea.

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
Everything I hand paint, especially hand painted tshirts.

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Paints, brushes, scissors..

il_570xN.375796502_ku9wWhere else can we find you?                  www.facebook.com/pages/Forgoodpeople/491629387526509

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I think Etsians make world a better place :)

Thanks so much Pinar.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Pinar some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh…and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

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Weekly Wrap Up

I keep forgetting to post my Weekly Wrap Up.  You see I have a problem.  I suffer from depression.  It is not something I planned on sharing here.  But, perhaps it will help me and someone else.

I have been on meds for about a month, still waiting for them to kick in.  So please bear with me if I seem a little absent.  Some days are just harder than others.

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Best Halftime Ever!

Best touchdown ever!

Halloween Candy Fiasco!

The coolest Garlic Tip Ever!

Heartwarming and heart breaking

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Talented Tuesday – Art by Tarren

 

I would like you to meet Tarren Pearson and her Etsy shop:  Art by Tarren .

BannerIf you love Original intricate artwork with ink & other mediums. Henna, zentangle, abstract, tribal & surreal pieces, then you will love the items at Art by Tarren .

Let’s get to know Art by Tarren and Tarren:

il_570xN.489866112_dsopWhat would you like us to know about you?
I am a 27 year old self taught artist and single mother to two adorable sons, and I live in far Northern California. Nature is beautiful here. I had a very rough childhood and have always been artistic. I’ve never taken an art class, but I hope to someday. I am a very sensitive, intuitive spirit. My creativity and artwork is a coping skill for me and is very cathartic and therapeutic. Art heals. I really enjoy helping others. I am what is referred to as an ’empath’; I am overcome with empathy and experience the emotions of others to an extreme degree. I love unicorns and collect glass unicorns and unicorn art.

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?

My Great Grandmother, Anne (along with the rest of my close family) had always been a supporter of my artistic creativity. She lived in a tiny town at the base of Mt. Shasta in Northern California, and my family would go there often when I was a child. It was a place of intense, strong positive energy and vibrations. I have always been drawn to the mountain, and to this day I go there for inspiration and to recharge my spirit and mind. I would always draw for Great Grandma and she would express amazement and joy every il_570xN.489901471_obeqtime. By the time she was 93 years old her journey here on Earth was nearing the end; she was dying. It was difficult to say goodbye but I look back on my time spent with her fondly and with much happiness. She had lived a long, fruitful, righteous life and was on her deathbed. Myself, and the rest of the family, stayed by her side through her transition; she motioned for me to lean into her so she could ask me something. She said to me, ‘Tarren, I want you to promise me something, and I want you to keep your promise.’ I eagerly replied ‘Anything, Grandma.’ ‘I want you to keep drawing and painting. I want you to do something with your talent. Put it to use. Sell your art for me. Please tell me you will do that. I want you to make a living off of your talent.’ Of course, I promised I would. Up until then I was strongly opposed to selling or attempting to sell my art. I wasn’t even fond of showing my art to others, it was just something very personal to me and I wanted to keep it that way. I struggled with the concept of selling my art; I never felt it was anything special or high enough quality to il_570xN.489849482_eaw4attempt to sell, and did not like the idea of attempting to sell anything since I am very sensitive to failure. Nevertheless, I ventured to sell some paintings and made myself so pleased with fulfilling my promise to Great Grandma, who passed on peacefully in her sleep on Christmas of 2009. After that I sold several drawings.
When I was taking college classes in 2011 I met an older gentleman in math class who would often lean over and observe my doodles on the edges of my lined schoolwork. He complimented my drawings and introduced himself as Frank. He directed me to Etsy, and I opened my Etsy shop shortly after. Frank and I remain friends, and kindred spirits, to this day. The universe works in mysterious ways. We fulfill our purpose and dreams with the help of those kindred spirits who are destined to cross our paths in life. My Great Grandmother remains a strong influence on my business decisions and artistic abilities. She loved jewelry as well, and while she did not live to see my love of making jewelry, she would be ‘tickled pink’ (as she would always say) with my jewelry line.

How did you come up with your shop name?il_570xN.490654725_dfxe
It is just my name, Tarren. I figure that it’s memorable, since it’s not a very common name and the spelling is very uncommon so when it is searched for it doesn’t have many results and my shop comes up as one of the first Google results.

How would you describe your shop?
An eclectic, eccentric, artistic mix of gypsy, hippie style art and fine jewelry that you can’t find anywhere else. My art style is very unique mixing strong line-work and intricacy that is reminiscent of henna and has a psychedelic aesthetic. My jewelry is really unconventional. I make pieces with concepts that are really unique and make great conversation pieces, as well as being functional and beautiful. There is a little bit of everything for anyone in my shop.

il_570xN.489866684_j0n5What inspires you?
I am usually most creative at night (in the very early hours of the morning), and I cannot ‘force’ my creativity. Commissioning artwork is difficult for me because my art is something that spontaneously occurs. I cannot force inspiration or feeling the urge to draw. I have to be in a certain mindset. Inspiration happens for me randomly, I cannot predict when and why I will feel compelled to draw, it just happens. When it happens I must give in to the creative force, it really troubles me to not be able to create when I feel a need to. Other people often don’t understand; I can’t just turn it on or off. I wish I could! I am very sensitive to certain energies, the coast and ocean are places of intense peace and calming energy for me. Nature is what really centers my spirit and gives me what I need to create. Spirituality and empathy really inspire me as well… The realization that mankind is individually but also collectively experiencing the same struggles, tragedies, sorrows and also joys and love. The realization that we are ONE, and should love and respect one another.

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find? il_570xN.498728699_o4s6
love sea glass, so I enjoy making jewelry that incorporates this awesome phenomenon . Since the ocean is one of my primary sources and places of inspiration I spend a lot of time on the coast meditating and recharging my creative energy. While there, I walk along the beach and search for small pieces of glass that have been tumbled and polished by the waves. Sea glass is so romantic. You have to search very hard to find the tiniest pebble…Sea glass starts as broken glass and it tumbles naturally for over 40 years until it becomes smooth and rounded from the ocean. I love the thought of the journey of each piece of glass that I find. I use it in my jewelry and also carry a piece with me wherever I go. Sea glass absorbs energy, and I try to infuse each piece I work with with positive and peaceful energetic intentions. I like finding rare colors and neat shapes of glass. For some unknown reason glass, of all kinds, has always appealed to me and I have an extensive collection of not only sea glass but also colored glass of all types. Especially bottles and vintage glass objects.

il_570xN.508904789_1zexIf you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Paper & a pen (for obvious reasons); and a camera. I love taking photos. I am a very sentimental person so photos are important to me, as well as an awesome art form.

Where else can we find you?
Facebook: www.facebook.com/art.by.tarren
TUMBLR: www.misstarren.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/TarrenMari ((@MissTarren))
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/misstarren/
I reside in Anderson, California, in a small apartment with my two sons, Kenny (6) and Izaak (3).

Is there anything else you would like to share?
I want my art to change the world, even if the change is small. If I need to start creating my work with social messages in mind to get people to see the change we need to collectively make in the world, then I will keep hypocrisy, boredom, greed, absurdity, alienation, despair, and poverty in mind; but continue focusing my energy on peace, love, happiness, creation, and life.
I would like to offer a coupon code ‘NAMASTE’ and it is good for 10% off of orders of $30 or more, and expires on December 31, 2014.

Thanks so much Tarren.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Tarren some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh…and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

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Wordless Wednesday

Me, Josh and Lilee at about the same age

Me, Josh and Lilee at about the same age

Flower Michael picked me on a road trip

Flower Michael picked me on a road trip

Flamingos at the Zoo

Flamingos at the Zoo

 

 

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Talented Tuesday – sharonmooradian

 

I would like you to meet Sharon and her Etsy shop:  sharonmooradian .

bannerIf you love Hand-painted furniture and home decor accessories with whimsy , then you will love the items at sharonmooradian .

Let’s get to know sharonmooradian and Sharon:

il_570xN.361153130_b48jWhat would you like us to know about you?
After working in a stressful 9-5 office environment most of my working life, I finally had the opportunity to find work that makes me happy and energized. After being creatively stifled for so long, I feel like a bottle of soda that has been uncapped after being vigorously shaken! My ideas are never-ending, it seems I will never have enough time to try them all. My hand painted furniture pieces are one-of-a-kind, signed artistic creations that can be admired for their beauty and whimsy as well as incorporated into the home because they are totally functional. Every piece of furniture has different surfaces and dimensions which require a unique approach. The fantasy and whimsy are the element I try to bring to each object in the hope that my creative fun comes through and brings a smile to the viewer. My work has been exhibited at the “Form and Function” exhibit at the Ruth & Howard Jacobs Family Gallery in Hartsdale, NY (2011) and at the “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall” exhibit in the S. Spencer Scott Room in Scarsdale, NY (2013).

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?il_570xN.265672766

Etsy was recommended by a fellow artist. We were sharing ways to have our work seen by a larger audience other than the local galleries and shops which were displaying our work. I was impressed with the level of quality and community of like-minded creative souls on Etsy.

How did you come up with your shop name?
My work is design and covers many different styles and techniques applied to many home decor items. With such a broad range of style and pieces, I didn’t want to select a name that might be limited or constricting. My name is as unique as my creations and I liked the idea of acknowledging my family and heritage. My work is the real me, my name, my designs. So it was an easy decision – Sharon Mooradian Designs.

il_570xN.363620177_suycHow would you describe your shop?
A fun place to visit! A whimsical and eclectic mix of functional art, furniture, frames and home decor items and gift items. All one-of-a-kind. Styles range from fun and funky to shabby chic, classic and contemporary.

 

 

What inspires you?
Everything around me! My eyes are always open. Ideas come from fabric patterns, nature, the colors that accidentally mix together in my paint pot while I am working, jewelry, clothing, the hardware store and artwork I see in galleries and museums.

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find? il_570xN.453111644_l2ut
That’s a hard question. Right now I am enjoying making jewelry screen frames. There are so many variations to play with – standing, hanging, double hinged, triple hinged – and then finding the perfect knobs and accents to go with them. I think the reason I like making them is because they take shape quickly and are finished in a few days and as an artist it gives me a sort of instant gratification. The larger furniture pieces take much longer but also are my favorites to find and makeover because they present me with so much to play with.

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Paint, brushes, gold leaf – but I would need a steady stream of furniture getting washed ashore. Otherwise, the coconuts and palm trees are going to be very unusual looking.

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Where else can we find you?
Online:
www.SharonMdesigns.com and www.sharonmooradian.etsy.com
email: SharonMdesigns@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/SharonMdesigns

Brick and Mortar Shops and Galleries:
Sol-La
44 Garth Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583il_570xN.369555783_bvbb

Arts Westchester
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10607

NOA Fine Jewelry & Gifts (2 locations)
88 Charles Street 86 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02114 West Concord, MA 01742

 

il_570xN.211679858Is there anything else you would like to share?
I have a particular fascination with taking forlorn and forgotten pieces of furniture and turning them into something that sparkles with color and personality. I call the “befores” my little ugly ducklings and caterpillars. The “afters” are called swans and butterflies. The transformation, restoring something instead of throwing it out, is meaningful to me. The original object bears no resemblance to its original form. The paint, ideas and technique combine and a metamorphosis of sorts occurs. As I work on an old piece of furniture, I wonder who owned it, how it was used, the home it was in, the life it had. My hope is that my work is passed on as a future family heirloom and creates the same kind of wonder.

Thanks so much Sharon.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Sharon some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh…and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

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Featured Friday – Kreativprodukte

I would like you to meet Barbara Höbling and her Etsy shop:  Kreativprodukte .

bannerIf you love a mixture of handmade jewelry and other wonderful things, then you will love the items at Kreativprodukte .

il_570xN.476215001_sv5cLet’s get to know Kreativprodukte and Barbara:

What would you like us to know about you?
what is there to know about me?? well in my day job I am a chemist so there is a lot of technical stuff all around me all day and that´s where crafting comes in. it´s my getaway from the technical stuff and helps me to clear my mind. don´t get me wrong, I love science, “why?” is my favourite question but everyone needs a break and beading and macrame as well as painting are calming for me and help me to relax

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?il_570xN.482038095_sx9p

When I was young and started crafting I always only made a few items which I used myself or gave away as presents.
about a year ago I took up crafting again and this time I did not stop when i had enough for myself I just kept making things and at some point I decided that i wanted to share my crafts with people all over the world

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How did you come up with your shop name?
I wanted a name that expressed that I produced creative things but I did not want to be too specific about what I do..

 

How would you describe your shop?
my shop is a colorful potpourri of macrame jewelry, art and beaded items. if you look at my items you can see that I love color. I could never produce all white, beige or black items.

What inspires you?il_570xN.483049403_8n5r
I don’t have any specific source of inspiration. Sometimes things just pop up in my mind, at other times I see something on the internet (i.e. pinterest, I love pinterest) and my mind starts spinning and I’m thinking about what to do with the inspiration and how to alter it so that it will be my oil_570xN.485063716_8badwn creation

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
I cannot say, it´s different every day.

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Pearl cotton, wire and a few beads, that´s what most of my items are made of

 

Where else can we find you?il_570xN.427243330_3jcp
pinterest.com/kreativprodukte
kreativprodukte.tumblr.com

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I am offering your blog readers a 10% discount until 30/11/2013.
code: BLOG10

I ship worldwide (priority with insurance) from austria and depending on where the customer is it costs between 3,7 – 10€ for everything but art

Thanks so much Barbara.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Barbara some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh…and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

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Talented Tuesday – Frosted So Sweet

 

I would like you to meet Cassandra and her Etsy shop:  FrostedSoSweet .

bannerIf you love sweet miniature food earrings, cute bracelets, soft scrunchies, adorable charms, and unique magnets, then you will love the items at FrostedSoSweet .

Let’s get to know FrostedSoSweet and Cassandra:

il_570xN.372494423_erc8What would you like us to know about you?
I’m one year away from earning an English “Writing Specialization” BA. I also draw digital art for commissioners and generate lots of short stories while managing my food jewelry shop. Balancing all of that has been a learning experience for sure, but I am thankfully seeing my brand grow daily.

 

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?il_570xN.496286243_b797

My jewelry originally showed (and still does) in the Etsy shop owned by my mother (EmsJewelry). I was her photographer and computer expert girl. After purchasing a DIY technique book, I started making miniature foods and training my mom to manage Ems while I was away at college. I really wanted the experience of having my own shop.

How did you come up with your shop name?
There’s this cozy bistro in my hometown. It’s called “Frost Me Sweet” and they have the tastiest tuna melts, lavender lemonade, and cupcakes. A lot of my earrings are cupcakes, and the name really stuck with what I imagined my shop to be like— stylish, sweet jewelry for girls who love cute treats as much as I do.

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How would you describe your shop?
It’s the stop for colorful, cute, food earrings and unique accessories like scrunchies and bobby pins. There’s an attention to detail, a bright color palette, and a funky style. I love it when people tell me they thought they were looking at real food.

 

 

What inspires you?il_570xN.371145264_dneh
Color, street style, pop art, and kawaii culture. I’m an artsy person, so lots of things catch my eye with their potential.

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
That would be my pickle earrings! I started making them after a friend requested I make another friend a pickle charm with mustache on it.

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Providing I’m using them to survive… String to create weapons and a sturdy shelter, a good knife to whittle silverware and figurines, and a stationary set to chronicle my adventures and possible descent into madness without the comforts of modern society.

il_570xN.370263813_g6r2Where else can we find you?
Find me on Tumblr, Pinterest, deviantART, and Facebook.
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www.pinterest.com/cassandrafss/
shembre.deviantart.com/
www.facebook.com/frostedsosweet.shop

 

 

Is there anything else you would like to share?il_570xN.370365108_duhu
You will receive 15% off your haul from my shop with the coupon code “FROSTED15” at checkout.

Thanks so much Cassandra.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Cassandra some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh…and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

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