Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Friday, October 8, 2010
This weeks featured seller is Katie from DoxyDame.
Her shop is filled with really pretty jewelry & accessories made with up-cycled & repurposed materials. Her photos are also very lovely & I think her shop is very inspiring! Not to mention her prices are super reasonable!
There is really no excuse not to stop by and pick up own of her jewels for your very own.
Take a peek at some of my favorite items from her shop, along with an interview with DoxyDame's Katie...
Your shop is filled with such amazing beautiful items…where do you get your inspiration from?
Even before I knew what I was doing, I would always throw in pops of bold color in everything I did. From painting 1 nail on my finger ruby red amongst gray, to a random pink pillow in a black and white room. I think that my inspiration comes a lot from seeing these colors in a different perspective than just a spectrum. I like to view them as moods and emotions and even memories. A lot of times the colors just speak to me and draw me in.
So that explains a great deal about my current obsession with rhinestones. They come in a million colors and they can look so diverse and unique just by using them with different metals. The same exact color can be goth, bridal glam, grungy, or maternal. It really is just how you put the palette to use for you.
You use a lot of amazing vintage rhinestones in your designs the colors are gorgeous, what drew you to work with these vintage materials?
Well besides what I've written above. It would just have to be the quality. There is always something better about old, previously loved things. Things that may have had a purpose, but have been discarded.. or things that have been used for years and years and altering them to fit modern needs and wants. I love using vintage rhinestones especially, because the modern counterparts just do not look the same. Yes they may sparkle a bit more, but their depth is non-existant. It is also very rewarding to find these pieces a new home, that should have had a home long ago. Also, they've conspired to seduce me with their glittery facets and bodacious bold colors insisting I relieve them of their crusty paper packaging...
What is your favorite thing about designing and selling jewelry?
Besides being addicted to coffee, so therefore not sleeping because I am constantly equipped with a pair of pliers in each hand... let's see... it definitely has to be the feedback from people that have chosen my own items to be a part of their permanent jewelry wardrobe. It definitely makes my obsession worthwhile. I could sit here all day and make them for myself, but it doesn't make me feel good to do that as much as making them for someone else. I always want to make things for people, and I just love being able to give someone something that they saw once, and just had to have. It's more rewarding than chocolate... sometimes...
Can we find you anywhere else (twitter, facebook, blogger?)?
Sure! I cannot guarantee how dedicated I am to my blog or Twitter, but I am fairly active on Facebook. You can follow me on all three though!
Any final little tid bits you would like to share? Promotions, etc?
Anytime there is a sale, I will usually put it in my shop announcement. My birthday isn't until June 4, but I always do something outrageously crazy then! But with the holidays coming up, well, just stay tuned!
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I want to thank Katie again for being my featured seller! I really love her shop & I know you will too, don't forget to check it out!
Also, I wanted to thank Katie for being such an active blog follower! I really appreciate all of your comments Katy & thank you for your support!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
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Friday, October 1, 2010
Todays featured seller is Danielle from the Merriweather Council. She creates beautiful home décor featuring vintage fabrics. Her shop is super unique & extra pretty. I have noticed over the past month that some of her shop items have been featured on the front page! I am really excited to share the little interview I had with Danielle.
The Merriweather Council is a very unique & interesting shop name, what is the story behind it?
The name “Merriweather Council” originated when I was in 8th grade as a code name for Girl Scouts. My groups of gal-pals and I had been in the Girl Scouts since kindergarten and continued until senior year of high school! We loved it and it was fun, but during our formative and teenage adjustment period we didn’t want people to know we were still in Girl Scouts because it was “uncool” so I created this nickname for it. So instead of saying “girl scouts” in public, we said “the merriweather council” it was silly, but it worked.
You use a lot of amazing vintage fabric in your designs & the colors are gorgeous, what drew you to work with these vintage materials?
Vintage prints are awesome! And I love the hunt for a great vintage fabric. I like that the aesthetic and colors are different from contemporary fabrics, and I like that uniqueness. Vintage reproductions are great too, but there is something special about knowing that the fabrics that are genuinely vintage had a whole life before I got to them.
What is your favorite thing about designing and selling home décor?
I think I am attracted to home décor because it is a nice middle ground between my fine art background and my love of craft.
Thanks so much Danielle! Be sure to check her out at...