Sharla of BeadedTail!
|Sharla & Sadie|
I sell beaded and beadwoven jewelry with a portion of all proceeds going to animal charities.
|beadwoven bracelet by BeadedTail|
2. What is your favorite thing about etsy?
My favorite thing about Etsy is my teammates on both my BBArtisans team and my Etsy Angels team! I have been blessed with fabulous, caring teammates that have made my experience on Etsy way more than I could have ever imagined.
3. What is your least favorite thing about etsy?
I get frustrated with getting lost in the huge sea of jewelry designers on Etsy. It's so hard to find the right tags, etc. to get noticed. I also really don't like having to take photos of my items. That whole process gets very tedious.
4. What does your studio/workspace look like?
My workspace is our dining room table. I try to keep my supplies controlled since I always have furry help from my cats Angel and Isabella but it can still get rather messy! I do my beadweaving while sitting on the couch and it never fails that Angel wants to sit on my lap so I have to put everything down until she decides to get up. Heaven forbid I should move her! My dog Sadie helps me with photos and sometimes even models for me.
|work in progress with important assistant|
5. What do you do to relax?
Since my day job is as a CPA, beading is my way to relax! Besides that I enjoy going on hikes with my husband and Sadie, going to the Oregon coast or just reading with, again, a cat or two laying on me!
6. What accomplishments are you the most proud of?
I'm proud of the fact that I've been able to donate over $2,500 of my shop proceeds to so many charities over the past four years. I'm also proud of the fact that I've been able to blog every day (with maybe one or two off) for the last nearly four years despite whatever life and work threw my way. And finally, I'm also proud that I was able to learn how to beadweave. When I first saw those teeny tiny beads I thought there's no way I could do anything with them plus have to do it with a needle when I can't sew a thing! It may take me 6+ hours to make a caterpillar bracelet but I am always proud of myself when I finish.
|Sadie the model|
My first goal is to first make it through another tax season! For my shop my goals are to have 100 sales in my shop and to expand my horizons by creating new, non-jewlery related lines. I'm also working with a fellow teammate on creations that I've always wanted to be a part of so I'm so excited about this venture! I'm looking forward to a wonderful New Year!
BeadedTail (Sharla): Beaded and beadwoven jewelry benefiting animal causes