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Etsy Seller : Wear My Colors

Tell us a bit about yourself.
We don't usually like to talk about us, we just think that others should have their own opinion about it. For a basic aproached, we're a portuguese couple. We've been friends for almost half of our lives and now we're in love ^^ Please don't laught.. We are just some pre-adult students. I, Jo, I'm almost 22 and I'm doing Psychology (starting a master on September) and Fábio is 23 and he's doing Occupational Therapy so.. nothing to do with arts.. I, Jo again (hello ^^), started with wearmycolors on 13rd February, last year and Fábio join me some months ago.. we're still adjusting the shop (that's why our shop on livejournal.com is still under construction) but.. we're happy with it. We do what we do because we like it, because we believe in diference and somehow, one day, we found perfection. Now we can do whatever we like with that.. We try to push ourselves into our criativity limits and making or having unique things is our goal. It's our mind free time. We just love to play around, laugh and have a good time enjoying life.What are your interests? That´s a hard question .. We can´t realy resume it on one or two things.. there's a whole world to explore and plenty of things to do and to love.

How did you find out about Etsy?
We were looking for places that could sell and expose our things worldwild..The shop on livejournal.com and the pub we were doing was not enought as a lot of people don't trust in a first look so.. we browse and found etsy ^^ Now the goal is having money to spend on a lot of things we've been flirting.. LOL

Please describe your creative process.

We really don't have a specific process.. How can we explain?!.. Somehow, somewhere in a particular time and local we have a mental picture of what we could do and.. we do it .. as iqual as we can to the thing we've imagined.. Most of the times we talk to each other about the new ideas and we do ask friends and family if they would were, buy as a gift or have in their houses.. It's all handmade, with a big amount of care and love. It's maybe strange but we don't have a specif place to do it.. we just need the material and our ideas..There are times where we make exactly what we had in mind and planned and other instances where the design morphs during assembly, for variable reasons. We make some unique items (that means that even if we wanted to, we can replicate them) and customized orders too. We´re opened to try on new ideas and, we totaly know that if we just change the color of the item, it seems totaly diferent and new. We take some pictures, listed on the sites, try to promote as much as we can and, when an item is purchased we mail it out, carefully, in a padded mailer with a thank you note. Oh.. another thing, if someone asks us, we do wrap it as a gift.

How do you promote your work?
We've been listing some items on etsy and we're putting up our livejournal.com page. We try to actively participate on forums, we browse some blogs, go around flickr.com, have a page on myspace.com, do some comments and ask aroud if we can be featured. We're opening a blog too, on September but.. that's still a surprise ^^ This month we've be featured on

Could you please tell us about 5 etsy stores that you most like?

and.. a lot more...

Our places:

Emery Grain Wholesale - For Make Your Emery Pincushion

Did you heard Emery Mineral before ? Or do you have tomato pincushion come with cute little strawberry? This strawberry is not part of the decoration. It has Emery Mineral inside for keep your pins and needles clean and sharp. Emery Mineral is a very hard crushed rock, used to make abrasive powders and mixed with other species. It's very heavy. There are two kinds of Emery Grain at the market:Natural and synthetic . Natural Emery Minerals had been made from natural rocks and Synthetic emery grains produced in factory,not mined. Synthetic Emery Mineral's life much more short from natural one. Natural Emery Grain has sharp sides that help needles stay sharp.

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!


Hi Ladies,

Do you like to sew. If you say yes I'm sure you have pincushion too. I sell special grain for fill pincushions. This mineral works like miracle for needles. Mineral is really heavy and there is really hard crushed rock and some species using for abrasive. Everytime you push your needle inside the pincushion, it's clean and make sharp them.

Now for 3 day I have special promotion. If you buy 3 cup emery , I'll give 1 cup free!!!

Don't miss this chance...

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