Today I have the pleasure of posting my interview with Addition Jewelry. She's been selling her handmade original jewelry on Etsy since this past June. I sat down and asked her some questions about herself. She says her favorite color is green, and that her favorite weekend activity is to spend time with her family. "I don't care what we do as long as I am with my family." Her favorite breakfast food is bacon and eggs. And in her own words, her dream vacation is "This my sound silly but, I would love to go on a family vacation to California and go to Disneyland and other attractions."
And now onto her craft:
What started you in your art/craft?
I decided to do something for myself. Take some me time. I wanted to learn a new craft. I have always been interested in art, but I never really had the time. I love making jewelry and expressing myself through my craft!!
What are your favorite materials/tools?
Clay, shell, wood, glass and ribbons
Who's your biggest inspiration?
My sister-in-law. She makes beautiful pottery pieces and was inspired to make beautiful things too.
How long have you being producing your work?
I have been making jewelry for 3 years and I have been selling my items on Etsy for 2 months
Where do you hope your art will take you in the next year?
I hope to make more sales on Etsy and do more craft shows. My hope is that my art turns into way more than just a hobby.
Is there anything you want people to get/take away from your work?
I just want people to feel good when they wear my pieces.
What advice would you give to an artist just starting out?
Be patient. Don't feel too bad when you don't make lots of sales...remember it's not just you who is struggling with sales, a lot of people are. Just keep working on making your Etsy shop better and I'm sure your sales will pick up!
Any other craft or quirky information?
I love to think outside of the box and create something truly unique! I love to use materials for other purposes other than what it is usually used for. For example..I don't just use beads caps for caping beads but I also use them as beads themselves. Or I'll use ribbon instead of a clasp.
I want my jewelry to be something you have never seen before. It is also my goal to create quality pieces for affordable prices.
Make sure to check out her shop! I especially love the "Convertible" (the last image shown).