lilpenny! She makes handmade cards, jewelry, and other accessories.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family!
I live in the home I grew up in with my furbaby Pearl. She is a rat terrier/jack russell cross who likes her treats a tad too much. Guess she gets that from her human mommy.
What do you make?
I currently make cards, jewelry and dabble with photography.
How did you get started in your craft?
I have made cards for my church family for a good many years. After Mama died, I needed something more to keep me busy. A dear elderly lady at church got me started making bracelets by giving me several kits. Then, a cousin inlaw went on a shopping spree and bought me all kinds of tools and things to branch out with my jewelry. I have always loved playing around with a camera and am known at church for always having my camera ready.
How did you find Etsy?
I really don't remember how I discovered Etsy. I probably did a search for online shops.
Do you have any inspirations, or someone you find especially inspiring to you?
My shop is dedicated to honoring Jesus Christ. I try to let my love for Him show in my work.
Tell us about your creative process.
I have no set schedule as to what I will be working on a given day. I often think of an idea I want to try in the middle of the night.
What are some things you have done you think helped your business the most?
Offering a variety of items in different styles and prices seems to draw more people.
Do you have a favorite piece you created?
All of my items are special to me. But, I suppose my favorites pieces are my photos because they show God's Beauty can be found even in small town, Louisiana.
Do you attend art and craft fairs/shows often?
I wouldn't say often because I am disabled and can't do them as often as I would like because of lack of help. I do them when I can and enjoy meeting people at them.
If you where to offer a newbie one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don't give up!
Do you have a favorite vacation spot?
I would love to take an Alaskian or Hawaiian cruise!
Where else on the web can we find you?
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I love meeting new people and discovering what we have in common.
I love talking to elderly people because they have so much wisdom to share.
And although I have never had a baby, I feel completely at ease holding one and feeding him or her!
This was fun!
Thank you for letting me interview you!