Etsy Seller : Karma711

What are your interests?
I really enjoy a lot of things. Mostly though I enjoy laughing, making jewelry, watching the Red Sox, playing with my new Wii, and laying at the beach. I also love history, especially ancient history.


How did you find out about Etsy?

One of my sorority sisters told me about it when I told her I was starting my own business after graduation in 2007. Her friend told her about it and she thought it would be a great place for me to show my work. She was right!

Please describe your creative process.
Well, I don't know if it's orthodox...but I take my macbook out to my workspace and pop in one of the arrested development, seinfeld, 30 rock, or favorite movie in and let the background keep me focused. I think I have learned or conditioned myself to really need background noise to block it out to focus. I love playing with the semi-precious stones I have and creating new combinations as well as appreciating where they came from (the archaeologist in me! put that degree to use..wink wink). I just really enjoy using my hands to get things accomplished.


How do you promote your work?
I use the internet mostly. I have pages on etsy, blogspot, facebook, myspace, bigcartel, dawanda, and more! I try to keep up with all them at least on a weekly basis - mostly on a daily basis. I also have local shows, travel shows, fairs, and have some pieces on consignment at a local gallery. I also have a large email list with family and friends that I keep in the loop. I have a TON of business cards as well as my artist information cards. My sorority, friends, and family have really done a lot to help people remember I am here :) I am very thankful for everyone's help.



Could you please tell us about 5 etsy stores that you most like?
Tough choices here... I find stores I love every day. But there are a few that are my top favorites:

themachinestops.etsy.com - wonderful dresses that are super super cute nonesuchgarden.etsy.com - I asked her to make a custom Bull Terrier for my sister and I can't express how pleased I was to see the finished product. She has a gift.
yumiyumi.etsy.com - I bought an owl print from her that I cannot wait to put up once I get my own apartment. I love her technique and style.
DrikaB.etsy.com - she makes FABULOUS bags that are practical and attractive. She made a custom bag for me that fits my macbook perfectly as well as everything else I need.
minicoops.etsy.com - I found her shop the other week and fell in love with her little mini dresses... who could resist these!

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Etsy Seller : Yarncoture

Tell us a bit about Yourself
I am married and a stay at home mother of five children who homeschools!
What are your interests?

My interestes include crocheting, knitting, gardening, sewing and barbequeing!


How did you found out about Etsy?
Actually I found out about Etsy when I was trying to sell my blankets on another board. I was told that I couldn't sell my blankets because they were handmade and I couldn't sell anything there that was handmade. A very nice woman on that particular bulletin board told me about Etsy and the rest is history!

Please Describe Your Creative Process
Many times in the creative process there is not a specific pattern involved especially when I am trying to create something that us unusual. Even with a pattern, I find myself altering it or using color and texture combinations that you wouldn't ordinarily see. For me it usually is an empowering experience!
How do you promote your works?
Much of my work is promoted by word of mouth. I started making blankets and giving them away at large family gatherings/parties so that everyone could see my work. I still promote that way, but just recently obtained a flickr portfolio and started promoting within Etsy whenever I can. I also send links to my etsy store to people who I know have a lot of contacts, i.e. e-mail master lists. I simply ask them to send a message to their lists.

Would you please tell us about 5 Etsy Stores that you most like

Although I have many favorites, here's 5 Etsy stores I like:

UniquelyEwe http://www/.UniquelyEwe.etsy.com
CaliforniaCreations http://www/.CaliforniaCreations.etsy.com
Londonwoodworks http://www/.londonwoodworks.etsy.com
Recycledideas http://www/.recycledideas.etsy.com
Heidi'sherbals http://www/.HeidisHerbals.etsy.com