I've been doing some sort of craft for as long as I can remember! My Grammy taught me at an early age to crochet, and sew (which I still do)! Over the years I have done counted cross stitch, embroidery, made wreaths, candles. When my son was little, every year we would make homemade Christmas ornaments. I started making jewelry simply because I wasn't happy with what I found in stores, and didn't want to wear the same thing millions of other women were wearing!
My two biggest forms of inspiration come from the natural world around me, and my messy studio. I have designed some really cool pieces while trying to clean up my workspace!!
Oh, this is easy!! It would be a gorgeous sterling silver, and American mined turquoise multistrand necklace. Something big and bold...and expensive! And for me alone!
I have been selling on Etsy since Sept. 2008. I started out selling on Ebay in Feb. 2008, but found it impersonal. When I found out about Etsy, I came right over! There are so many great people, and wonderful artists here!!
No, I'm not really. I realize that I'm fairly new, it takes time to build a following. Since each artist has their own distinct style, I think this caters to the many tastes out there. It's all about people finding you and your work!
I am a Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design, which means I support and promote handmade, and this helps assure my customers that my jewelry is indeed handmade, not mass produced! I also started a new line of jewelry for dogs...WoofWear Jewels...charms to put on your dog's collar!
My favorite is my Chrysanthemum Necklace...I had these gorgeous beads, started playing with them, and was surprised how beautifully they all came together! The necklace has a warm, earthy feel to it!
Thank you so much, Mich!
You can visit her blog at http://Pixe1.wordpress.com!
~ The Creative Crafts