What do you make?
I create LOTS of things! I went to design school and got my hands on lots of different mediums. So I make jewelry, prints (silk screened), felt accessories, stationary and more.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get a lot of my inspiration from my background in art history. Also from literature (think Romeo and Juliet and Pride and Prejudice). I also sometimes get inspired by a vintage finding or bead and create a piece around it. All my pieces have names and personalities. I imagine the girl who would wear it and what she would be like.
What is your favorite piece from your own shop?
That's tough. Probably my simple Jill Earrings. I love the look of the faceted czech glass and all the colors in comes in. They are so simple you can wear them everyday (I have them in every color myself) or really lovely for a dressy occasion.
If you could buy anything on Etsy, what would it be?
Anything from Twigs & Honey (www.myrakim.etsy.com). I could wear her flowers everyday (I have some). But I LOVE the vases at pretty random objects (www.prettyrandomobjects.etsy.com). They are so creative and cute.
What made you start making your item?
I just feel a need to create. I love making things with my hands.
Do you enjoy making it?
Absolutely! It's great to create things that other people will love and enjoy.
Do you have a favorite purchase or two?
Recently most of my purchases have been for our upcoming wedding. I bought a handmade silk bolero from Bonzie (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=268669490). It's so beautiful in person! Also a lovely clutch in the Yart sale from Yunisacs (http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16862468). I love the animals in the damask. I will be using it to hold my bridal emergency kit on the wedding day (lipstick, stain stick, tissues, etc).
LostandFawned will be offering free shipping to anyone who puts "Sweetness Jewelry" into the message to seller upon purchase. Shipping cost will be refunded.
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