Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturday Artisan: All About You

This week Saturday Artisan is Jayna of All About You. Jayna makes adorable Pet ID tags and keychains.

Let's get to know a bit more, shall we?

What inspires you?
My two loves inspire me each and every day! Marc & Abby!

Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?
Creative. Motivated. Mom. I recently started my own home business crafting unique handmade pet bling! I definitely love what I do & the best part is… being able to spend most of my time at home with my beautiful 3 year old daughter, Abigail!

Which part of creation process that you like to do the most?
My favorite part of my business, is creating my own custom graphics for new tag designs! I already have over 300 and counting! My most popular tags are the ones embellished with Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones. I like to call them “Pet Bling!” They are definitely fun to make.

Aside from Pet ID Tags, I also make photo keychains & pendants for necklaces, I just find that pet tags are what sells best from my shop.

For us who love to travel, could you share a bit about your beautiful town/ city?
I was born & raised in Seattle, WA. If you have never been, it’s definitely worth a trip! The thing I love most about my city is we have all four seasons each year! Yes. Lots of rain, beautiful warm summers, and snow-packed mountains!

Do you have a favourite Etsy seller?
Yes. My favorite etsy seller is the person that nominated me to Nat! Miranda from BellaGifts4U (Read her Saturday Artisan feature here) & wttillcock!!! In the few short weeks I have gotten to know her pretty well. I have bought 3 items from her shops that I totally love! & the best part… her daughters’ name is also Abigail!

Any advice for others running their on-line shop?
I would say Etsy is an awesome place to start! Make sure to join all the teams & circles you can to help get your product & shop out there. It’s also a great place to meet great people that you become friends with!

6 comments:

  1. Awesome interview Jayna! Thanks for the shout out! Posted this on facebook for you and hopefully get you lots of sales!

    --Miranda

    p.s. Love the family pic of you three, Abby is adorable!

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  2. Her swarovski pet tags are the most popular. Her designs are adorable! Love the pet bling!

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  3. I loved the interview. As another Etsy shop owner (EvelynMayfield), I love that you've found a unique niche.

    The only things I wish you would add are tags for cats, and especially male cats. My elderly gray tabby says the only one he'd be caught wearing is the Pawprint Blue Pet ID Tag w/ Pet's Name. He says you should have something with a fish, or mousie, or lizard, or birdie, on them. And maybe instead of rhinestones, little stones with a matte finish so they look like macho studs. But, of course, this is just HIS opinion (LOL).

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  4. Ok, I went to yesterday's interview and posted my boy-kitty's thoughts about the shop (LOL).
    golu7336 at aol dot com

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  5. Great interview! I learned that it takes courage & faith & ambition to start a business, but if you are fond of what you do & confident, you will succeed!

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  6. It's really hard to offer any thing more that is constructive, because I truly love your work! I have 3 cats, a dog, 2 parrots and a bunny. It's so cool that you love your family.
    shereepo@sbcglobal.net

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