Etsy Seller Interview Series-MotherEarthBeadwork
Find MotherEarthBeadwork's store here:
1. When did you open your shop?
"https://www.etsy.com/shop/MotherEarthBeadwork was opened in March 2014."
2. What do you make?
"I make hair accessories, jewelry and cufflinks."
3. What is your favorite item in your shop?
"I would have to say that I love my butterfly hair pins the most. To me they represent a new beginning."
4. What is your biggest challenge?
"As an Etsy shop owner, I think the biggest challenge has been having to learn how to use certain marketing tools. I have a hard time putting myself out there."
5. Where are you from?
"I am from Slidell, Louisiana though I live in Mesa, Arizona now. I have lived in over 22 states. My father was a CPA who traveled from state to state for work."
6. Why do you love Etsy?
"I love Etsy for the community they have built."
7. Tell me about your shop?
"I actually opened my shop while I was in the hospital to stop from going stir crazy. My husband was in a coma on life-support and I didn't want to leave his side. I made gifts for the nurses and then opened my Etsy shop. I believe everyone needs a little "pick me up", or feel good gift, which is why I create the items I do."
What is your favorite item from MotherEarthBeadwork
8. How did you get interested in crafting?
"I got interested in crafting due to my mother's interests that she shared with me growing up. When I was small child, she made all of my clothes by hand. She was very talented."
9. What kind of craft would you like to learn next?
"In my shop, I plan to add more products as I create them. I am also currently working a totally different project. I plan to offer 100% natural and safe cosmetics this year. I am a Social Worker and know that it is important that we connect back to nature and natural items."
10. What's in store for the future?
"I see my shop, Mother Earth Beadwork, growing and developing over the years as customer's needs and desires change. I am up for a challenge and adventure and look forward to seeing what we will develop into."