Tell us a little about the items in your shop. What do you make?
I make things I'd like to wear, or that I wish I could wear. Right now it's mostly jewelry, though I have a pair of velvet fingerless gloves in the works!
What is your creative process?
It depends on what sparks it. Usually it's the urge to create; then I go through my supplies and see what springs out at me, whether it's color or texture or a new combination of things I hadn't thought of before. Once I have an idea, I get started on it. One of the benefits of working with jewelry is that the supplies are small and easy to store, and pieces don't take quite as long to finish!
Which Etsy Teams do you belong to?
Just TeamBPAL right now... teams are a bit of a mystery to me!
When you are not creating things, what do you do?
Chase my three-year-old, spend time with my husband, hang out online, watch movies... I'm pretty laid-back.
What has been your proudest moment since opening your Etsy shop?
Every sale I make leaves me prouder! (Don't worry, I'm not about to take over the world... yet. I'll leave that to my kids. :P )
What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?
Always promote yourself. It feels awkward sometimes, but if people don't know you're out there, they won't be able to buy from you.
What handmade possession do you cherish?
Ooh, tough one... I'd have to say the quilt my great-grandmother made from the scraps of fabric left over when she made my grandmother's dresses. It's beautiful and warm and incredibly well-made.
If you could have any item on Etsy regardless of price, what would it be?
This one's hard; there's so much I've fallen in love with on Etsy! But I love sandals, and these remind me of a pair my dad had (he grew up in the 60s and 70s!).
What other skill or talent do you wish you could possess, if you had not taken this creative path?
I wish I could write, or rather, I wish I had the self-discipline to make myself sit down and write consistently enough to actually finish something. Jewelry is nice like that; it doesn't take a lot of time to finish a piece. :)
Where else can we find you on the web?
Facebook: Seven Cats Co on Facebook
That's all for this time! See you in two weeks. :)