Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature: youaremysunshine.etsy.com

You Are My Sunshine is our special feature this week.


How did you get started?
I started making jewelry about 7 years ago as a way to relax from a very stressful job.

Where do you create?
I live in sunny Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and my "studio" consists of 4 stacked vintage suitcases full of fabric, beads and supplies. I create my items on the kitchen table and I take pictures on the window sill of our bedroom!




Family?
I have a husband and 2 sons, 13 and 10 years old. They take up much of my personal time. My in-laws and extended family live close and we get together at least once a week for a big dinner or coffee.

What inspires you to create your products?
I am inspired by the thought of recycling! I always try to find a second life, a different way to use something that no one wants anymore. I am the gal who is ecstatic to find a pairless rhinestone earring at a yard sale or a broken necklace at the flea market.




Where do you see yourself and your products in 10 years?
I hope to have enough time and resources to create items that make someone else smile.

Any advice you would like to share with a newbie who may be reading this?
I would say start with a great product, take great pictures.  Learn about SEO and social media marketing.  Enjoy what you do.  Join teams!



Where can you be found online?
Blog
http://ninas-day.blogspot.com
Handmade
http://youaremysunshine.etsy.com
http://youaremysunshine.artfire.com
http://youaremysunshine.1000Markets.com
Vintage
http://mysunshinevintage.etsy.com
http://vintagecharming.artfire.com
http://youaremysunshine.zibbet.com
Flickr: 
http://youaremysunshine-etsy.flickr.com (I post my handmade and vintage items!)
Facebook: 
http://youaremysunshine.facebook.com
Twitter: 
http://twitter.com/mysunshine4etsy

3 comments:

BB said...

Really pretty items - I'm headed to check out her store right now. Nice feature!

our home to yours said...

Nina custom made a flower for a vintage hat I had, and it was beautiful. She is great with her customer service. :)

Nina said...

Thank you for such a wonderful feature! Nice job!