Sunday, September 28, 2008

Featured Etsy Shop: EcoBangle / Always Love

Featured Etsy Shop: EcoBangle / AlwaysLove

1. What is your shop name and what do you sell?
I have two shops ... EcoBangle ... is where I sell one of a kind bangles for men & women. Each Ecobangle is hand crafted in my studio and each is made of 98% recycled materials.
My 2nd shop on Etsy ... alwayslove ... is where I sell an eclectic mix of my creative work. At ... alwayslove ... you will find original paintings, altered prints of my original work, painted bowls, unique ... one of a kind jewelry, photographic prints, vintage paper ephemera (great for collage artists and collectors), etc.

3. When did you start selling on Etsy? I began selling on Etsy in March of this year and I have really enjoyed the process and the artists I meet here. It is so exciting to be able to sell to customers all over the world. My work is now in Hawaii, Colorado, Connecticut and the United Kingdom.
4. What is your favorite thing about Etsy? It is a wonderful gathering place for artists. I love that you can see work from artists and craftspeople from all over the world. I also love meeting others have a passion for using recycled materials in their creative work.

5. What is your favorite thing about what you sell? My favorite thing about selling EcoBangles is what they represent to me. Utilizing cast off materials to create expressive, original jewelry for men and women. I do everything I can to leave a small footprint on our planet and creating and selling my EcoBangles is my way of spreading the message.

My favorite thing about selling my work in my .. alwayslove shop ... is just that ... selling my original paintings and hand crafted, uniquely designed art pieces. It is such a thrill.

6. What is your favorite item in your own shop and why? My favorite item in EcoBangle is ... hmmmm ... the Map Lover's EcoBangle 1. Because it is the first map wrapped EcoBangle that I designed. I love the colors in the map and the way they interact with the colors on the base of the EcoBangle. The Map Lover's EcoBangles are great conversation starters ... where is that? have you been there?

My favorite item in .. alwayslove ... is ... wow, that is hard to decide ... it would have to be "Where I Meet Fish". It is an original painting on recycled materials set within a shadowbox frame. I love the texture, colors and content.

7. What teams do you belong to? Right now I belong to the Trashion Team. All of the members take recycled materials and create great art pieces from them. It's what I know and love.
8. What is the most fun thing you do to promote your shop? Honestly ... the most fun thing I do is participate in blog features like this :)

9. What are some of your favorite finds by other sellers on Etsy? Here is a list of the shops I have purchased from so far this month, they were such favorite finds that I picked them up for family Christmas presents. very cool keychains wonderful soaps great bookmarks and of course .. where I bought lovely soy candles from suzanne!
10. What do you do in your spare time? I create new things, paint, write, read, watch movies, camp, canoe, swim, play backgammon and hang out with my family. That list makes it seem like I must have a lot of spare time ... LOL

11. Do you have anything else you would like to share? The coolest thing about Etsy is that I have found so many other creative people to interact with. I love this community of creative souls :) ... join us and do your Holiday shopping with Etsy sellers!

1 comment:

kim* said...

the eco bangle is pretty stellar, love it!