Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Featured Etsy Artist of the Week: Vanessa of Designs by Vanessa

Featured Etsy Artist of the Week: Vanessa of Designs by Vanessa

Tell us a little about yourself and your business: I'm 25 years old and I live in Austin, TX with my husband and our 2 furbabies. I enjoy watching movies, listening to live music, reading a good book, retail therapy, working out and anything crafty! My latest hobby (obsession) is jewelry and you can buy my fun and feminine jewelry in my etsy shop. I love all things girly and my work definitely reflects that side of me. I'm also getting ready to start selling my handmade sewn cards in my etsy shop.

What made you get started in your business?: I have been crafting (sewing, scrapbooking, jewelry making, etc.) since I was little with my grandmother but it wasn't until last month that I started selling my creations on etsy. I work in the foster care/adoption field and at times my job can be stressful. Etsy has provided not only a creative outlet for my work but also a stress reliever for my full time job.

Tell us about your favorite item currently listed in your shop: My favorite item in my shop would have to be my Beautiful Bloom Earrings: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13341140

I fell in love with these aqua lampwork beads when I first saw them and I knew that they would make beautiful earrings. I love using Swarovski crystals in my designs because of how they sparkle in the light. These earrings are just very whimsical and feminine.


Links to your Etsy shop and blog:

Designs by Vanessa Etsy Shop ♥ www.designsbyvanessa.etsy.com
Designs by Vanessa Blog ♥ http://designsbyvanessa.blogspot.com





My Favorite from Vanessa's Shop: While I do love Vanessa's Beautiful Bloom Earrings, I have to say I am partial to the chandelier style of her Darling Dangle Earrings. They are perfect for an evening out or to dress up a pair of jeans.