Today, as far as I'm concerned, is officially the first "holiday" Friday! It's dark at 5pm, the air is crisp, and Thanksgiving is coming close. I LOVE the holiday season...Mostly for the shopping! Buying super cute stuff is always fun - but it's even better when you're buying for someone you care about. Today's interview is with Bunnycone Designs whose shop is brimming with an adorable variety of earrings and necklaces. She uses various gemstones, metals, and techniques when designing the pieces. My favorite, maybe because they make me think of Christmas, are her Silver and Jasper dangle earrings. So pretty and elegant, the jasper adds subtle color and texture that balances well with the matte gloss of the silver.
3. Please tell us about the items in your Etsy shop. What do you make? How did you learn your craft? What is involved in your creative process?
I make handmade sterling silver jewelry and use semi-precious gemstones. I learned by reading books and watching videos. I use a torch to solder sterling silver wires and hand form them by hand. Each of my jewelry is unique, I never make anything twice, unless someone makes a request.
4. Tell us two (or more) other interesting things about you.
I work for a subcontract electrical company as a project coordinator. I love knitting and crocheting, specially during the fall/winter when it's cold. I like to make scarves to everyone. :) I live with my boyfriend in San Francisco and we have a 15 year old siamese cat named Monkiss.
5. What inspires your creations?
My inspirations come from everywhere, but mostly nature... flowers, leaves, bugs... etc. I carry my sketchbook around with me incase I come up with an idea. I have to draw it on paper so I don't loose it.
6. What does buying and selling local handmade mean to you, and how has it affected your life?
I've always had an appreciation for handmade items ever since I can remember. I was always curious about how things were made. When I was 9, I crocheted my very first dress for my Cabbage patch kid doll! LOL... I love going to and selling at craft shows, I always get inspirations and find the most unique gifts.
7. Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?