Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Artisan Spotlight -- LindaB

 7 Questions is our spotlight on our favorite artisans. Please welcome...

Linda, creator of LindaB142!
1.      What do you sell in your shop?
I design handbeaded and wirewrapped artisan jewelry, Jewish jewelry and Jewish women's kippot (headcoverings) 
2.      What is your favorite thing about etsy? 
The people: My teammates - the laughs, encouragement and support My clients who place custom orders with me.
3.      What is your least favorite thing about etsy? 
Jewelry competition is fierce, but that gives me incentive to promote in different ways. 
4.      What does your studio/workspace look like? 
I recently had 3 bead containers fall off the table and beads rolled everywhere.

This is part of my bead stash, it's behind the chair where I sit to create (at the dining room table).

These are my helpers in my photo area

5.      What do you do to relax?
Bead or wire wrap jewelry, read, watch Modern Family and other silly sitcoms on TV
6.      What accomplishments are you the most proud of? 
a. My kippah designs (and custom orders)

a. Using social media for promotions, Twitter, FaceBook, StumbleUpon, G+

7.      What are some of your goals for the next year? 
a. Increase sales, of course
b. Place a print ad in my target market area 
c. Take better photos
d. Use time more effectively. 

LindaB142: Handbeaded jewelry and Judaica jewelry and accessories


storybeader said...

I love the kippahs! I'm not very religious anymore, but I think they're wonderful! {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

Linda, I see you have 2 puurrfect helpers! Ugh, how awful when beads scatter everywhere!
I agree with you regarding your favorite things about etsy. I'm glad you're on our team!

BeadedTail said...

I love your helpers Linda! I have a couple of those too! :) I agree with you on the best things of Etsy!

Erika said...

You are so lucky to have your little helpers! And I think it is great that you add a spiritual aspect to your shop.


Memories for Life said...

Yikes on all those beads! It looks like a tornado went through my room :)
Love that first bracelet/earring set!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda! Lovely work- if only we could all use time more efficiently!

Rose Clearfield said...

The kippot are beautiful! I can see why people custom order them. The helper photo cracked me up. I know that several of us in this group could share similar photos.

SarahBeth said...

I'll bet your helpers had fun with the spilled beads!
Your jewelry is lovely!

Honey from the Bee said...

I think your photos are pretty darn good, but I know we all try to make them more interesting and eye-catching all the time. Best wishes on meeting your goals!

Sheryl Hastings said...

Your jewerly is beautiful! I love your little helper there. It seems like there are a lot of feline helpers among us.

Love your Goals "D" about using your time more wisely. I'm striving for that same thing myself!

Happy sales!!!