Saturday, August 6, 2011
Saturday Artisan: Cloud Nine Designz
Happy Saturday Morning! Meet Mandee, artist and owner of Cloud Nine Designz. Beautiful jewelries, and a variety of them that you can find. Love it!
Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?
My name is Mandee and I am 30. I love the art world. I started writing short stories and poems when I was younger. I had a poem published. I now paint and make jewelry.
Which part of creation process that you like to do the most?
I like looking at beads and having ideas pop up in my head. The light bulb going off is amazing. But really I just want to make things that people love. I feel that people should be told everyday they are loved. I want you to be able to wear my items and feel special. I want someone to be able to give a gift to someone to make someone's day.
Could you share on how your organize your products, we all can use a little tips here and there in this department?
Most of my supplies are kept in bins. All separated by color/type.
What is your best seller?
My best seller is button bracelets for kids sports teams/sorority's. Also the dandelion wish earrings and my angel items.
How does your day go in general?
I wake up and go to the gym. Work on items, making them. Relisting, working on custom orders. Go to work 1 to midnight. Come home and work on orders a little more. Write to clear my head and sleep.
What is your goal for 2011? And are you on the right track?
I want to learn how to organize all the legal and banking items. Anyone willing to teach me?
Any advice for others running their on-line shop?
Don't let anyone tell you you cannot succeed.
Saving money is important; tell us one thing that you do to save money?
I don't spend money on myself.
Anything else you'd like to share?
A profit of my items goes to charity. I love giving back.
Stay-tuned for tomorrow's giveaway!