Friday, May 27, 2011

Featured Artist: Angie - tmeddie04

Today's featured artist is Angie alias tmeddie04! Let's get to know her!

Tell us a bit about yourself!
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What is your background?
I grew up in
Indianapolis, IN. I think I've always been blessed to be somewhat creative. I don't really feel that I came into my full potential until just the last few years. I guess it's  true, with age comes wisdom and maturity. I say that I've been blessed, I don't feel that I'm the most talented at what I do, there a lot of creative people out there, but I thank God for the creative mind I do have.

What hobbies or interests do you have?
Mostly my hobbies/interests center around making great jewelry and coming up with new ideas. I love spending time with my kids and my husband and going for walks or just watching a movie with them. I also enjoy singing and dancing and reading a good book. 


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Is there a specific design style that you really like?
I do like modern and some futuristic. I do like things that are different and I think the people interested in my creations do too.


What drives you?
I think what drives me is giving. That being said, I love creating nice jewelry for less. I love to hel
p give people a bargain as I am a bargain shopper too!

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about giving. I am also passionate about my family and their well being.


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Why did you choose your career / niche / topic / market?
I started making earrings about 8 years ago or so when I found out that my daughter could not wear anything that was not nickel free. Any time metal is in contact with her skin, she'll break out in a rash and itch. At the time she wanted to start wearing jewelry we couldn't really find much she could wear; so I started making earrings with nickel free hooks. When I started making jewelry I knew I found my creative outlet! I loved it! I started showing people I worked with what I had made and started getting requests. I have enjoyed it ever since. I would love to be really successful in making jewelry, but for now it is a side business and hobby that I really enjoy.


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What are your goals?
I'm not really sure where I see myself in 5 years. I plan to write a book one day about my life experiences, with the hope that it will help others. I would also love to get my jewelry business going enough to do just that.

Tell us a bit abour your shop!
How do you describe what you do and why are you doing what you do?

I create handmade jewelry because I love making jewelry and coming up with creative ideas. I sell great jewelry for less!
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What difference do you want to make in this field?
I think I would just like for people to see that you can have something nice for less. Not to devalue other people's work in any way, however, this is just my view and my way of creating. 

Describe your ideal customer & the world they inhabit.
I feel like my customers are those who have money to spend, but are looking for a bargain just like me. I love doing custom orders, etc. also and I love to see all age groups enjoy my creations!


What do you want to be known for in your business?
A genuine person with great products!


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What 5 words best describes your aesthetic
  • sparkly
  • genuine
  • creative
  • spiritual
  • fun

What is about your shop that is unique? What makes your shop different?
What makes my shop the most different are my prices and the range of jewelry. I have tried to create so many different types of jewelry so that there is something for everyone's tastes!


What’s your story & why should I buy from you?
My story is really just that I started making jewelry for my daughter because of her sensitivity to metal and I enjoy it so much and the creativity of it all. My husband and I have a wonderful marriage, but have never had an easy life financially. We are getting there slowly though. I pray that my business will take off enough to really help us!


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What event or need causes them to search for what you offer? Which problem do you solve?
I feel like people find my jewelry because it is nice jewelry, but for less. I have had some special orders and I have been happy to fill their orders with nice items for less. I really try and offer something different for anyone, from something for the wedding day to something fun and funky to children's jewelry to pop culture.


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What is your message?
I would like people to feel comfortable with my jewelry and happy and even a little excited when they see how sparkly the chandelier and swarovski creations are in person. I also like to encourage them to check out other etsy sellers, there are so many creative people out there. And I thank everyone for looking in my shop!


"Life is not easy for any of us. But it is a continual challenge, and it is up to us to be cheerful and to be strong so that those who depend on us may draw strength from our example." -Rose Kennedy

Friday, May 20, 2011

Featured Artist: Alice - filmshirley

Today's featured artist is Alice alias filmshirley! Time to get inspired!

Tell us a bit about yourself!
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What is your background?
I was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. Both my parents are writers, so my sister and I grew up with a rich background in history and literature. I spent my childhood and adolescence volunteering in a local museum and a library, which really shaped my interests as I grew up. I earned a BA in Integrative Arts at Penn State, but my focus was primarily in illustration, writing for TV, and video production. At the moment I'm the digital photography supervisor there, and have since made my photography hobby into my job. I also got really into collàge when I started grad school, and that's when the ephemera collection really started snowballing. I have always been a collector of old photographs and ephemera, but it wasn't until started collecting 19th century mourning jewelry that I thought of using photographs and print images in decorative arts. I had been brainwashed by my art profs to separate art from craft, and it's only been recently that I've been combining the two and expanding my work into jewelry and embroidery pieces. 

What hobbies or interests do you have?
All sorts of crazy things! I read a lot and am interested in political science, history, literature and sociology. I'm also a fan of 1930s English murder mysteries. I love pre-Code Hollywood, and since I've been a small child have been fascinated by the 1910s-1930s. I also like to bake, cook and work with plants. I've always seen myself as sort of a threshold between past and present, because the two have always been so intertwined. I'm an improv student at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC and love performing. I also have been taking comedy writing classes through The Second City and have been writing comedy pretty ambitiously for the past six or so years. Right now I'm finishing up writing a humor book about surviving art school. I love to go to flea markets and antique shops to find new ways to reuse old things. I'll often shoot with antique cameras just to see what I can get out of them. My boyfriend and I are currently teaming up with design and illustration work - he's a wonderful illustrator.

Is there a specific design style that you really like?
Art Nouveau, mainly because I like the creative, organic, sensual style. I collect 19th-and early-20th century school books and love studying the illustration methods of forgotten artists. Art Deco is also something I love. Basically, anything that marries style and utility with quality and endurance. I'm also a fan of collage work, PA Dutch frakturs, Mediterranean styles, midcentury atomic stuff, science illustrations, medieval art and architecture. A little of everything.

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What drives you?
I'm driven by wanting to demonstrate how things can be reused and to buy things that are both beautiful and useful. Our society wastes too much. I choose ephemera that can be used in other ways other than being thrown out, so I reuse old books, scan and use old photographs, and in turn stay mindful of those who came before me.

What are you passionate about?
Right now I'm angry and worried about the current political climate in Pennsylvania. Our governor is on the union-busting bandwagon and it will soon be affecting our state's education, its water, its land, its citizens and its economy for possibly the rest of my life. I'm very vocal about it because it affects me personally: I may be out of a job in May due to department cuts and layoffs. How does it translate in my art? Not literally, not like my art school days when I was trying to make a "statement." Now, when I'm anxious, I've found that crafting alleviates this, so I've started using it as an outlet. To me, something I've stitched...be it a potholder, or a table runner, or a tea-towel...serves sort of the same purpose as those Guatemalan "worry dolls." When I hand something I've made over to someone, that stress I was feeling when I was making the piece has transformed into something pretty and useful for someone to enjoy. It makes me happy. And jewelry is starting to take that role too.

Why did you choose your career / niche / topic / market?
I really started focusing on jewelry-making only recently, though I've been an embroiderer off and on since I was a young child. Growing up in central PA was interesting: it's still very much the older way of life there. Not necessarily a better one, or a simpler one, but a more hands-on approach. You know all your neighbors. You care about them. You live with them. They pass down what they know to you. For instance, as a kid I was fascinated by an elderly lady down the street who was a master quilter. I'd often visit her, and she'd show me the work she was doing. Though I never pursued quilting, I've always loved that quilting and sewing was such a personal thing. I love quilts made from old clothes, for instance because it appeals to that collage artist mentality I have. I didn't like the math behind knitting and making clothes, but to me embroidery was just drawing with thread...so I went that route.

What are your goals?
I'd like to spend more time on Etsy helping other independent artisans. There's a mini-coalition in my town of crafters now, and my friend Kristen started a biannual show to share with the community what we do. I like the idea of creating things for both a local and global market; to profit from your immediate creation. Besides the money part, it's personally satisfying when you've made something and put a lot of time in it and someone loves it. It's more validating than making a painting that I'll hide in the closet, for instance. I'm going to expand my jewelry line and really start finding new ways to use what I have. I want to tackle quilting too, now that I'm comfortable with a needle again.
I am also finishing up the embroidery pieces that I have in the works and will soon be putting it up on Etsy.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I don't even know where I'll be in five hours, so let's start there: probably flopped on my boyfriend's futon watching TCM and sewing a robot on something.

Tell us about your shop:
How do you describe what you do and why are you doing what you do?
I use my ephemera collection to make new, pretty things.
What difference do you want to make in this field?
I've got a lot of things I'd like to share, and think would look pretty in jewelry. I'll soon have things for sale that people can use in their homes to make it pretty, too.

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Describe your ideal customer & the world they inhabit.
E.g. gender, age, hobbies, interests.. How does that affect the styling for your brand? Does your audience share any of your hobbies and interests? Can you convey that with your brand?
My ideal customer is someone who likes something unusual, classy and homemade and has a fun sense of humor. I style my stuff to fit my own eclectic tastes and my sense of humor, and if someone appreciates that, it cracks me up inside that I have a kindred spirit somewhere. I hope that if I keep revealing more interesting things, my fan base will broaden a bit. As a comedian, I like the idea of my humor having a less traditional outlet.

What do you want to be known for in your business?
Fun treasuries to highlight others' work, being a good business buddy, making things of nice quality.


What 5 words best describes your aesthetic
  • vintage
  • eclectic
  • quality
  • homemade
  • fun
What is about your shop that is unique? What makes your shop different?
I have a strong personality and my tastes are very broad. I like to blend things people already like with things I think they might like. How can I build a brand? Well, I guess if you have something unusual that no one else has, you have no competition, do you? And if they steal your idea, so what? There's lots more where that comes from!

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What’s your story & why should I buy from you?
To paraphrase one of my heroines, Bette Davis: "To...be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy." If you buy something from me, you're simply getting something I put care and fun into while making it at my bedroom studio table. I've always been a hard worker, but I'm not a hard seller. If you like my stuff and you want to wear it, that's the highest compliment I can get.

What event or need causes them to search for what you offer? Which problem do you solve?
I think people just tend to check out my things because they want something neat to wear. Can't blame them!

What is your message?
I just want them to like it and to come back again.


"Talking about art is like dancing about architecture." - David Bowie

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ATC - Totoro and Tuxedo Mask

"To-to-ro? You're Totoro!... I bet you're Totoro..."

This was my first trade with the lovely windowfog! Because of her I started drawing again! I really missed it.
Nevertheless these are my cards I painted for her. ^__^ I'm SOO excited to get my cards!!!!! Can't wait! 

Totoro and Octo. Say hello!

"When you're uncertain or worried, I'll be there for you. I may have no power, but you called me here to you. 
If you need me... ...I'll give you... the strength of my soul." ~Darien/Tuxedo Mask

Ok, Tuxedo Mask ;_;

If you are interested in more information, keep reading!

Date: May 2011
Dimensions: 6,4 x 8,9 cm (2.5'' x 3.5'')

Media: 

- Hahnemuhle Britannia watercolor paper 
- Schminke Watercolour
- Brushes 00, 2


It was a little bit hard to paint on this paper because the surface is really uneven but I like how it turned out! 

Since I've wasted my whole evening on figuring out why my Bamboo tablet doesn't work with my PS5 I will go watch Big Bang Theory! (And draw a little bit)

See you soon!

~mako




Monday, May 16, 2011

packaging packaging packaging

While packing an order today I realized that nobody knows how my packaging looks like! (Only my customers...) But why not sharing? It is not a secret!



Since I LOVE gift wrapping and packaging it is important for me that everything looks nice and pretty. At the beginning I was not sure how it should look like. Should I use bags, boxes? But after finding pretty gift paper I decided to try it out! I made a card holder for my business card and for my thank you note by using an origami technique and a little bag in which I put everything in!

I love how colourful this paper is. I think it is perfect for this season! Since I don't know where to get this paper I only have this one role ;_; But because I know myself I would change this paper before it is all used anyway, haha.......

I would LOVE to see everyone's packaging! ^__^ After every purchase I'm so excited! Because of the item and secondly because I will see how it is wrapped! Not that it is so important for me but it is interesting how other people send their orders!

So if someone is interesting in sharing with me, feel free to do that!! I bet there are a lot of people who want to know that!

Have a wonderful week everyone! 

~mako

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shop Update

Hey everyone!
I wanted to share some new items with you that I recently added to my shop!



I have 4 different kinds of pocket watches in my shop now! I wanted to keep it simple and sophisticated so you can wear it to every outfit you want. But I prefer white blouses or something in grey! I love how grey can be SO elegant with a little bit of antique colour. 
Oh, and I could finally take some pictures of my Sailor Jupiter inspired earrings! I love how they sparkle. Green-Pink is the best contrast of the wooorld!
I hope you like it!
If you have any questions or suggestions, fell free to contact me! ^_^

Have a great weekend everyone!

~mako

Friday, May 13, 2011

Featured Artist: PaxDesign1

Our today's featured artist is PaxDesign1! Her interview is very inspiring. Let's get to know her better and let yourself be inspired!

Tell us a bit about yourself!
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What is your background?
I hail from Brooklyn NY which was a great place to spend my childhood. It was such a diverse and exciting community and also close to Manhattan. My mom was a very creative knitter and my dad's family were professional beaders who embellished ball and wedding gowns. It was factory work and hardly well-paying, but they were unskilled female workers in the 40's and 50's. I remember seeing a bead loom in one of their small walk-up apartments. I was fascinated by the process and the beautiful crystals. That's what started my passion. I also loved buttons, spools, bits of fabric, wool and wire. Anything really that I could scavenge! I spent hours embroidering my jeans and making beaded wire flowers. It was great to see my designs come to life.

I pursued all kinds of creative activities like sketching, painting, dance and writing. I went to a state university where I majored in writing (poetry actually). While going for a master's in English (so I could teach and be practical for a change) 

I became side-tracked and instead became a reading specialist. I have been teaching reading for over 20 years and still love it. No matter the age, from kindergarten to college students, I love teaching reading and writing. However, it is very stressful. I also missed the process of making wearable art. 

Like many New Yorkers, after 911, I took a hard look at my life and realized I needed to rediscover what was in my heart. I went back to beading partly because I found comfort working with the beads. It reminded me of growing up watching skilled hands create beauty. I began making a simple bracelet for myself because I had an idea burning in my mind. When friends and family saw it, they wanted jewelry for themselves. The brand "Pax Design" comes from the Latin word for "peace". I suppose being a "child of the 60's" still has an affect! The logo, my smiling flower facing the sun springs from my basic optimism. "Making the world more beautiful" is slogan that has grown around the company. It is based on two important principles. I make a lot of custom pieces for hard to fit women, and that thrills me. Everyone should have something beautiful that is totally unique. The piece should express who they are. I spend time getting to know my client and help her design something that she will love for a very long time. The second principal is to affect the world in a positive way. Some of my designs were inspired by my desire to raise funds for various charities. 

In February, I make lots of hearts for Women's Heart Month. I have a Breast Cancer, Hope pin that raises money and spreads the message of hope. I have gifted the pins to women I hear about who are survivors. It's great when they pass the pin along to a woman who is newly diagnosed to give her some good vibes! When clients host a jewelry party, I donate to the charity of their choice. This truly makes the world more beautiful.

What hobbies or interests do you have? What interests and activities do you enjoy outside of your niche?
My hobbies are of course art, visiting museums and galleries, my pets (Papillon dog and guinea pigs that I rescued), reading, keeping up with my three grown kids, walking and going to the beach.

Is there a specific design style that you really like?
I love using vintage elements, text and found items. When I am designing for a client, I stay true to my aesthetic, but I listen and empathize with the client. What are her interests, favorite colors, lifestyle? I love doing bridal parties because the bride has so much passion and strong desire to make it perfect! Just like me. Yes, I am a perfectionist! Several of my pieces come with poems I wrote that express the concept and emotion behind the piece.

What drives you?
I am driven by the designs I see in my mind. Some nites I wake up and have to sketch them. I wish I had more time so I could create more. I can't keep up. As a result I usually have several projects going at once. When I work in my studio I do infuse lots of good feelings into every piece. I listen to classical music or jazz, burn incense and surround myself with beautiful images. I have postcards of beaches, artwork of friends... on my wall. I also collect "gifts from the sea" - stuff that has washed ashore (driftwood, glass, shells, coral...) that I keep on my desk. This all lends a peaceful, positive feeling to the work. I hope my clients feel that when they wear my pieces.

What are you passionate about?
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I am passionate about fairness, self expression and positive self image. I want my clients to feel really good about themselves and the pieces. A person shouldn't have "fit" into my designs. I make sure everything is made for them.I always resize with no additional charge. I am passionate about honoring a client's past history and love to repair or restyle vintage pieces that belonged to a dear relative. I have taken crystal necklaces from a grandmother and made beautiful sweet 16 bracelets for her granddaughters. That was very emotional for me because I knew how meaningful the jewelry would be for the grandmother and the girls. Yes, I am an emotional person!

Why did you choose your career / niche / topic / market?
I really believe that the brand called to me. I think I found my market in the "real world" but have yet to convey this in the online world.

What are your goals?
The big plan is to grow my business so that when I retire from teaching, I can devote myself full-time to PaxDesign. The brand has been my solace, and keeps my centered.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years I will be almost retired! I hope to be doing craft fairs and have my website finally up and running.



Tell as a bit about your shop!
How do you describe what you do and why are you doing what you do?
Make the world more beautiful with unique designs that truly speak to the wearer and help improve the conditions of those in need.

What difference do you want to make in this field?
Jewelry is more than an embellishment. It can be an expression of self, a reminder of our self worth and an impetus to be positive. It's not about "trends" or "what's hot". It's about feeling good about who we are.


Describe your ideal customer & the world they inhabit.
My ideal client wants to express herself. She lives in a diverse world and appreciates that. She loves color, texture and perhaps likes to takes chances with a unique piece. My client wants to wear art and understands that quality is critical. I use the best components and beads and work very hard to get it right. I will redo a piece until it is perfect.


What do you want to be known for in your business?
I am known as honest, conscientious, dependable and totally in touch with the client.

What 5 words best describes your aesthetic?
  • balanced
  • artistic
  • surprising
  • dramatic
  • motional
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What is about your shop that is unique?
I am new to the Etsy scene and am still trying to imbue the shop with who I am. I think my logo helps and my photos are pretty good. I work to make my descriptions accurate. My shop is unique because the pieces are unique. I try to include different items that represent my different sides. I think I have a good range of jewelry from quirky to traditional.

What’s your story & why should I buy from you?
Great question. My story is that beading is part of my history and as a result I have a respect for the craft and materials. I also thrive on getting to know my clients which is hard to do online. I haven't made a sale yet, but when I do I will bring my client into the creative process. I have to highlight my desire to do custom work which I haven't included yet. Again, that is something I am known for in the "real world". I also have a great knack for repairing older pieces.

What event or need causes them to search for what you offer?
I think the needs that cause them to search for PaxDesign is the uniqueness and high quality of every piece. I have ankle bracelets for brides and circle necklaces for best friends. There is a lot of emotion behind every item I make.

What is your message?
My message is that PaxDesign is more than jewelry. Each piece is crafted with love and the highest attention to detail.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The most delicious ice in the whole wide world!

Some new cards! I don't know why all Kingdom Hearts fans only love the salt ice. I definitely prefer these ones! Sure, I want to eat the salt ice as well BUT LOOK HOW TASTY THOSE ARE!

Double Crunch
"A mixed ice cream so full of fruit, you might just go a little bananas."


Royalberry
"A raspberry ice cream with a hint of sour hiding under all that sweet."



Spark Lemon
"A lemon ice cream whose sour power will have you wincing in joy."



Goofy Parfait
"A sundae-style ice cream piled up to look like Goofy."



Daisy Sorbet


ICE CREEEEEAMMMM


I want to paint them ALL and cook them...... somehow. Too delicioussss....

It is SO hot here and it is actually the perfect time for ice! I definitely have to stock up my freezer but then I will only gain weight... oh well.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

~mako

Friday, May 6, 2011

Featured Artist: Britt - ideology

Our today's featured artist is Britt aka ideology! Let's get to know her better and let yourself be inspired!

Tell us a bit about yourself:
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What is your background?
I am a long time artist and lover of the many arts. I strongly appreciate creativity and a desire to make something out of ones own mind and hands. I have studied arts of various kinds throughout the years, and I went into jewelry making because I enjoy the fact that one can wear a handmade creation for all to see. I work as a freelance writer as my main gig, but being creative, most often through the forms of jewelry creation, painting, and drawing is a strong passion of mine that I try to make as much time for as I can. Just like in my paintings, you can see in my jewelry that I love colors and varying combinations of them.

What hobbies or interests do you have? What interests and activities do you enjoy outside of your niche?
Along with jewelry making, painting, and drawing, I also enjoy learning, discovering new ways to put creativity into my life, staying active, and supporting for animal, human, and environmental rights. I enjoy going to see live music, going to music and arts festivals, supporting local and independent businesses (such as shops, cafes, restaurants, etc.), and exploring the outdoors, as well as cities.

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Is there a specific design style that you really like?
I really enjoy abstract art and creations, as well as using bright, bold, and neon colors, as well as varying combinations of colors and shades, in my creations. I find an appreciation for nearly all design styles, however I'm often most drawn to abstract and bold styles. I think my creations can fit into varying design styles from minimalist to modern, that will suit my audience.

What drives you?
My passion for keeping creativity in my life at all times and to make objects that people will have an appreciation for drives me. I feel, as though, creativity lets me bring out many emotions and is a great release of energy for me. I am at some of my happiest times when I create. It gives me pleasure in knowing I can make something from my own hands that others will enjoy, as well.

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What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about the arts, creativity, animal, human, and environmental rights, and self-expression. Knowing that I can have an effect on others and on the world around me motivates me to take action. I feel passionate about my creations and my abilities, so whenever I make something, there's always energy and emotions going into anything I make.

Why did you choose your career / niche / topic / market?
I choose jewelry making because I like that you can make handmade creations that people can wear and can be seen and appreciated by others. I feel very passionate about it, and I'm looking forward to build my own brand around my creations, as I learn more about myself and my styles.

What are your goals?
I want to continue to make jewelry, focus more energy into painting, learn more about the styles I appreciate and enjoy, and discover more of my capabilities. My designs continue to evolve, as I learn more ways to be creative and more about my desires and passions.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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In 5 years, I hope to be making a full time living off of my creations and to be doing more to support animal, human, and environmental rights.

Tell us about your shop:
How do you describe what you do and why are you doing what you do?
I am trying to live as creatively as possible and to discover what similar interests and passions I share with others through my art and creations.

What difference do you want to make in this field?
I want to show others that you can show your own style through the creativity of others.

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Describe your ideal customer & the world they inhabit.
My ideal customer would be somebody who appreciates handmade goods, creativity, and passion, and who believes in the importance of enjoying life, the earth, people and all we can learn from them. This helps me to make jewelry that others will enjoy just as much as I do. I know that much of my audience is also passionate about creativity, self-expression, and discovering more about themselves and others through art.

What do you want to be known for in your business?
I want to be known as a creator who has a passion for life, self-expression, and discovering things about oneself through creativity.

What 5 words best describes your aesthetic?
  • abstract
  • bold
  • unique
  • captivating
  • delightful
What is about your shop that is unique?
My shop is unique in that it has something that any person can find an appreciation for - people of any gender, any age, and from any walk of life. Each of the pieces of me that make me unique have led me to have a strong desire to create for others and for myself. By connecting with others through my creations and similar passions we share, I can build a brand that brings people together and allows people to discover more about themselves and others.

What’s your story & why should I buy from you?
As someone who wasn't raised in a traditional household but was lead to discover the many facets of myself through surprising experiences and people, I feel as though I have a strong desire to help others discover more about themselves and the world around them. I am incredibly passionate about animal, human, and environmental rights, and my art helps me to support those causes by connecting with others and finding out what brings us together and what common beliefs we share.


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What event or need causes them to search for what you offer?
People likely search for what I offer because they want something that is made by an individual, as opposed to a factory, and that fits in with their style and their desires for self-expression through mutual creativity. I make jewelry that can be used for almost any occasion, from casual to formal and from neutral to bold.


What is your message?
I want people to see that I create because it helps me to express myself and through my creations, other people can express themselves, as well. I want people to feel delighted by having found jewelry that connects their style and passions together.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Aceo (First attempt)

I have never heard about ACEO or ATC before I was introduced to it and that's a shame! This is basically about small cards with original paintings you can trade with other people! I have never traded cards or anything besides my Sailor Moon and Pokemon stickers back then in my elementary school... But it is so much fan! I'm working on 2 ATCs for Windowfog right now and I'm so excited to trade them with her!! It is really relaxing and you can experiment with different techniques and colours, get to know each other!
These are my first cards I've made. I only took pictures from those 3 cards but I will show you all of them later!


 On of my biggest dreams is to visit Japan and since this flag is on my pin-board I was inspired to paint it!


Cherry Blossomssss! There is nothing more beautiful than cherry trees!


Ginkgo leaves! I would love to have a Ginkgo tree in my garden..


I had a visitor when I took the pictures! Let me introduce you to my mother's cat Alice!

I someone wants to trade with me, feel free to contact me!

See you soooon!

~mako




Sunday, May 1, 2011

Shop Update

Finally I could take some pictures of my new pocket watches for my shop! I ALWAYS wanted to have a pocket watch that is pretty and wearable! Like a locket. Small and beautiful. Now I'm a running clock!





Available here!

Have a great weekend everybody!
~mako

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