Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Featured Shop: Rose Works Jewelry

Ruthie sells colorful and jewelry in her shop. My favorite is her Brick Weave Bracelet in Blue Diamonds which is in my favorite blue.

1. What is your shop name ?

Rose Works Jewelry

2. Can you introduce a little bit about yourself and what you make ?

My name is Ruthie. I'm a newly-wed with severe health problems so I work from home. I split my day between doing work for others (ie, my "real" job), and working on building my business :) I create jewelry in a variety of styles. I love to bead weave, but that's very time consuming and I also enjoy making simpler, more traditional pieces. I'm always looking to expand my knowledge in jewelry creation and to learn new things!

3. What is your shop URL ?

4. When did you start selling handmade ?

May of this year.

5. How did you start selling handmade ?

I've had friends telling me for years that I should sell the jewelry that I made for fun! I'd been seriously thinking about it for awhile but wasn't quite sure where to start. Last spring a friend introduced me to Etsy and the rest, as they say, is history!

6. Why do you like crafting ?

I find it very relaxing! I also love that it allows me to stay productive even when I'm house-bound by my health problems. Plus- there's nothing like the thrill of seeing someone wearing an item you created!

7. What is your favorite product in your shop ?

Oh - that's so hard to decide! I have two that I really love right now. My Heroes, Godsend, bracelet was a journey of learning for me. It looks simple, but it took me awhile to figure out how to translate the symbol into a workable and weave-able design! I also really love my Rosita's Coffee House Necklace - because I love coffee!

8. Do you sell offline ? If yes, where ?

Yes and no. I don't have any place where I consistently sell off-line at the moment, but I had a lot of fun doing farmers markets this summer, I have a jewelry party at my Mom's coming up, and I plan on doing a Christmas bazaar or two :) Plus there's always word of mouth!

9. Do you buy handmade ? What are your favorite stores ?

I do! When I can afford it :P I love,, and :)

10. Any interesting things about your shop you would like to share?

Um, um, um, I'm always expanding my shop inventory - so check back frequently!


Rose Works Jewelry said...

Thank you so much for featuring me!

LazyTcrochet said...

Looks great Ruthie congrats!

K. Stahler said...

Great interview!

storybeader said...

great interview - thanks for introducing Rose Works and etsy.