And now onto the questions!
My first shop is beadznbling.etsy.com and that opened end July 09, and texasbeads.etsy.com is only a week old and already 9 sales. Beadznbling is OOAK jewelry and the 2nd shop is all about sterling silver gemstone clasps and pendants, beads and beading materials. I LOVE shopping for supplies but either don't have the time to create or the outlet to sell the created items....so best of both worlds here!
2. Besides creating beautiful things for your shop(s), what do you spend your days doing?
I'm back in Texas (for the 4th time) and call it home for good. I absolutely adore creating jewelry and glad to have found ETSY as a platform to display and sell my items. When not 'creating, listing and hopefully selling' I love to play golf, watch sunsets especilly if lucky enough to be on a beach!
3. What sources do you draw you inspiration from and what is your creative process(es)?
I am totally obsessed with water thus the reason most of my items are products of the ocean. Pearls, abalone, shells and so on. My inspiration is usually a certain color and I just take off from there. Now that I am building up supplies for Texasbeads.etsy.com I will have at hand, just about anything I need! Like I said, best of both worlds and loving it!
Lynn kinda didn't answer this one. :) But, if I may do so for her, I'd say that her jewelry shop, BeadzNBling is filled with beautiful designer pieces of jewelry that are suitable for people from all walks of life and that texasbeads target audience is people who love using quality materials to make their own jewelry works of art.
5. We skipped this question (About your top three books, music, movies, and websites) too.
6. What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see added?
As said before, I adore ETSY...like, where have you been all my life? The people I have dealt with in selling, buying, labs, support, forums etc....all seem to be a certain type of person....I guess we are all alike in that we have 'happy hands' as my mom called them. We love creating, doing, sharing our talents. I'm amazed at some of the fabulous artisans I have seen while cruising ETSY and am more and more impressed as some of the quality each and every day.