Monday, May 5, 2008

Etsy Love!

It's the article that Etsy did on me in the Success Stories Series. They asked great questions that I hope will be a help for other Etsy sellers.

Couldn't have done it without all of you. I love you man!!


Lorelei said...

Julie! Great interview! Congrats!! I can't imagine listing 5 items each day, whew!! (But I work full time too, since that's not really conceivable I guess! lol) Anyway, nice job! Going to look at your shop again now....

Chris said...

Hi Julie! Congratulations on all of your success, it is well deserved! I feel so lucky to have found you, your pieces always make me happy and I love giving such beautiful things as gifts too! I look forward to owning many more of your creations!

vadjutka said...

Grats Julie!
I love to read these success stories, and love to hear advices form "old and wise" Etsians.

Meanwhile, I have one more question, that I always miss from the Storque interviews.

Do you have a kind of role model (outside of Etsy), whom jewelry you like? Who is he/she? And why?

For example mine is the israeli designer, Ayala Bar, because she is so innovative and mixes various styles in a perfect way.

Wishing beautiful days,
Judit Wild (

Julie said...

Hi Judit! Thanks for reading the article :)

Great question too! I think it's great to have a role model, but I really don't have one. I try not to look around too much. I used to in the beginning and it was too hard for me to get the ideas of other designers out of my head to move on with my own designs. I had a hard time making that seperation and felt like my designs may look too much like someone elses (I know it's inevitable though since there are only so many beads out there!).

I do however get inspiration from other artists and from God and the nature around me that he's created. I have a tree in my yard that has inspired 2 different necklaces. When I see a color combination on a painting or on fabric I've been known to use it in a design or two. It's a great feeling when that inspiration hits and you know exactly what you're going to do with it, isn't it!?

You're jewelry is so pretty. I wish you continued success on Etsy. :)

Julie said...

Hi Chris and Lorelei! Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it!! :)

Patty said...

I happened to find you and your store by reading this article, and you've provided me with some much needed inspiration to keep plugging away. Thank you! (

-Patty B.

vadjutka said...

Indeed you are right Julie :-)

Wherever you look, you may find something to inspire :-)

I wish you too continued success!

Jill (aka jjstar) said...

Congrats!!! So lucky to have found you. Such a blessing that you are sharing your gifts with others! Thanks you!

firstborn studio said...

this is a well deserved recognition,your story is beautiful and is reflected in your YOU,man!