This week we are featuring...http://www.etsy.com/shop/ellesbeads?ref=top_trail
Looking for one of a kind, funky handmade jewelry? Then you should check out http://www.ellesbeads.etsy.com/. Ellesbeads features both vintage-inspired jewelry with funky color combinations and eco-friendly accessories for the modern fashionista.
On to our interview...
How did you get started? At the encouragement of family and friends, I decided in September 2009 to share my passion for jewelry with others and I've been selling my creations ever since.
Tell us how you decided on your shop name. Elle is my nickname
Where do you create? I've carved out space in my dining room for my beads and sewing machine.
How did you feel the first time someone actually paid money for something you had made? The first person to buy from me was a friend. It felt great to have someone show their support that way.
What inspires you to create your products? A desire to make something beautiful with my hands, color, pieces of old jewelry that can be recycled, etc.
Where can you be found online?
Ellebeads is making new jewelry and accessories all the time and would be happy to create a custom piece for you! Her pieces make excellent gifts for teens, young adults, and the young at heart. If you don't find exactly what you're looking for, please contact Elle and she'll be happy to help you out!
Any advice you would like to share with a newbie who may be reading this? Running a successful Etsy shop takes a lot of time and money. It can be a rewarding experience, but do your homework and make sure you know what you're getting into.