Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Meet EmbellishedBayou


Name: Christy


Craft: Embellished Photo Frames, Antique Tins and Candle Embellishments, plus more!

Etsy Store: http://www.embellishedbayou.etsy.com/

How long have you been in business? I joined Etsy about a year ago under another user name, but have been selling as Embellished Bayou since February.

How did you get started? I got started by making gifts for friends. I would see things in stores/boutiques and know that I could make it for less money and put my own unique stamp on it.

Do you have formal training? None whatsoever!

What's the best part of having an Etsy store? I love being able to reach people all over the world. So far I've sent my products all over the US and to Australia and Thailand as well! I also love to create custom pieces for people.

What surprised you about having your own business? The bookkeeping is a pain to keep up with!

How would you describe your style? I am a bit traditional, a bit shabby chic, and definitely girly!

What one item should everyone see in your store? This pink shabby chic jewelry box has gotten a lot of hearts, I just love it: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30759845