Featured Chick: randomcreative

Randomcreative or Rose, as I am sure she is known to her friends and family, joined the Awesome Chicks way back in January. She comes to us from North Liberty Iowa and teaches K-4 special education.

Following is a little more about her:

Your etsy shop: randomcreative

Do you have a blog or Twitter?
A blog: http://randomcreative28.blogspot.com . I don't have Twitter...yet anyway haha.
Do you belong to any Etsy teams? Etsy Beadweavers

Where is your studio space? Primarily my living room.

How did you discover Etsy? From a friend who knows an Etsy seller.

What do you sell? Bead woven and button jewelry.

How did you begin creating? I got inspired by some bead woven pieces that I saw in the Amana Colonies over the summer.

Why do you enjoy creating? I have a job that does not involve tangible results. Some days feel more successful than others, but it's hard to measure that success. I enjoy having hobbies that involve results that I can see.

How long does it take you to create a piece? Anywhere between a half hour and 6 hours.

When do you do most of your creating? At night and on the weekends.

Any tips or advice you can give others who are new to Etsy? Promote as much as you can on and off of Etsy. Start a blog for your Etsy related endeavors. Post on the Etsy forums and participate in other areas of Etsy like the chat rooms and treasuries.

What do you do to promote your shop? My blog, flickr, Etsy chat rooms, Etsy forums, business cards, word of mouth, Facebook.

What is your favorite part of being a member of Etsy? Finding other people who enjoy similar passions.

How do you balance your business work with creating and home life? I struggle to find time for all of it around working full-time, but I do the best I can with what time I have.

Any organization tips? Haha not really!

What inspires you? I get inspiration from color combinations that I see in all sorts of random places. I love browing my Etsy favorites and favorite sellers for inspiration, too.

Do you have any favorite Etsy shops other than your own? I have lots! My two favorites are http://sandfibers.etsy.com and http://time2cre8.etsy.com .

Check out her shop here and see her entry in the July Etsy Beadweavers "Here comes the bride" challenge!


Lrc said...

Lovely beadwork...I enjoy looking at randomcreatives pieces!

FashionTouch said...

beautiful and orginal work!