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!