Today's blog feature is on Little white chapel. She makes Beautiful Wedding jewelry. Amazing jewelry for the Bride, Bride maids, mother of the bride etc
1)How did you first hear about Etsy?:
Oh my gosh, I don't even remember. Most likely on somebody's blog, but I'm not sure whose it was.
2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!:
I'm Paige, I'm 25, and I live in the Chicago 'burbs with my husband. My favorite crafty things are making jewelry (not a big shock there) and re-painting old ugly furniture to make it pretty again. Seriously, I believe in the power of paint.
I've always loved weddings, and planning my own was like being in heaven. Once the day was over, I wanted to stay involved in the process, so I started making bridal jewelry. Plus, I hated my day job at the time and needed a creative outlet to distract me from the misery. It worked!
4)What inspires you to create?:
As dorky as it sounds, my beads. Getting a new shipment of supplies is like getting a present. A lot of the stuff I use is pretty all by itself, so combining them only makes it better.
5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?:
I have two blogs, finalclothesout.blogspot.com and whitechapelwedding.blogspot.com, I'm on Twitter, I occasionally post things on Facebook (though I don't have a dedicated page for my shop), I sell my wares at craft shows, and I do guerilla advertising by putting my business cards inside wedding magazines at the book store.
6)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?:
Stick with it. Being successful and getting noticed takes a ton of work and it can be easy to get discouraged and give up. But don't! Work everyday to get better and you will.
Check out her shop: littlewhitechapel.etsy.com