How did you get started in crafting?
I started creating jewelry when my husband got laid off and needed some extra money. Then I got addicted!
What are some of the things that inspire you?
Anything and everything-nothing is safe. The dollar store, a piece of art, some trash in the street, a commercial, a person, you name it!
What do you think would be the perfect project?
Little Wing Turquoise Necklace
Currently I am working on it-I am selling keychains locally to help fund Treats for Troops-it feels good to use my crafts to help people. One day I hope to do work for shelter animals.
How long have you been selling on Etsy, and how long have you done what you do?
Well- I think you're jewelry is pretty professional lokoing for a newbie!
I have only been here since October 2008, and I am fairly new to jewelry making.
Selling your work on Etsy, or online in general, can mean a lot of competition. Are you intiminated by this? Why or why not?
There is a lot of competition, but I'm not intimidated. In fact, I appreciate that others who embrace the handmade lifestyle are having success. But I know that my stuff is very original, and you would be hard pressed to find duplicates of my work. It does mean, however, that I have to continually be coming up with new ideas that no one has ever seen before-that can be difficult.
What are some random things, about Randomocity, the person?
I obtained a BA in history, landed a job as a receptionist, and started making jewelry.....and I am in love with Mexico! :P
You can visit Randomocity at her Etsy shop, and also at her wonderful blog: http://www.randomocitytx.blogspot.com.
Thank you so much for your wonderful answers, and for your willingness to be interviewed. I hope all of you become as crazy about Randomocity's work as I have become.
Until next time~
~ The Creative Crafters