Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Twilight in Fairy Garden

Hey there boils and ghouls! Starting this week I will begin making posts about shops that I have come across that are filled with interesting creations! To kick off the very first of many featured shops is Twilight in fairy Garden! This shop owners says that she specializes in Irish and Celtic designs, original art, art boxes, handmade jewelry, steampunk jewelry, collage art, and assemblage sculptures. I asked her a few questions and here is how that went. 

1. How did you get started in crafting and making jewelry?

I used to work and go to college full time...BS in Microbiology and Biochemistry and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. I worked full time at a pharmacology company for 3 years. I decided to quit 3 years ago because I never saw my husband and my girls. That is when I started making art and jewelry. I found it to be very relaxing and fun! I am still learning every day and am working on patience and taking my time with my art in order to improve my quality. I always have loved drawing and took classes in college. I also love music and have been in many church acapella groups.

Dragonfly Art Box

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

I have only been on Etsy for about 6 months, somewhere around there!

3. What is your favorite item in your shop now and why?

That is a hard one...right now, I think my favorite item is Doodle Bug...the necklace! But it is about to be my new theatre box! I am very excited about how that turned out! I will be listing it as soon as I find my connector!

Nessie and the Emerald Isle - Necklace

4. If there is one piece of advice you would give to fellow crafters out there, what would it be?

HAVE FUN!!! Take your time!!! There is a visible difference in the quality of the works when you are havind FUN and not rushing through a project! But mostly....HAVE FUN!!!!!!

Altered Time - steampunk, assemblage, collage, altered, antique brass necklace with watch pieces

5. Is there anything new that you are working on for your shop?

I just finished the box as I mentioned earlier, but I will also be working on some candle holders and incense holders! I love re-purposing old objects and making them new!!! But I believe boxes...whether it be painting them, decopaging, or embellishing is my favorite thing to work on. I am going to be adding new items little by little as I will be taking more time to complete my art! Also, I have ordered more jewelry making supplies as well. Jewelry is so much fun! I guess I will be working on many things, and having fun the whole time!

ACEO Block Art Painting

It always makes me glad to hear that others are just as eager to make new and fun things as well as take their time to make them the best that can. Quality is a key factor. Throughout this post I have shown images of items in Twilight in Fairy Garden's shop that are currently for sale. If you are interested in purchasing any of them or would like to see what else is in store this is her shop's link!

1 comment:

  1. I feel so honored to be shown on your blog! I love creating and this is like the cherry (or candy cane) on top! Thank you so much!!!!!