Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday Artisan: Desert Creations



Meet Jennifer, the artist behind AZ Desert Creations. She is our Saturday Artisan for this week. She is one of women with multi-talents I know. She is a jewelry artist, makes pretty bows and crochet beautiful scarves.

 
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/DesertCreations/7198495/jelly_bean_tree_of_life_necklace_multi_dyed_quartzite_chips_world_tree/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/gemstone

Jelly Bean Tree of Life Necklace Multi Dyed Quartzite Chips World Tree

Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?

My name is Jennifer and I am a jewelry designer artist. I have been making jewelry for 10 years. I have been working with polymer clay for 3 years. My handmade business is licences in the state of AZ. I grew up in Mississippi where I met my wonderful husband. Shortly after we got married we moved to Sunny Arizona. After 5 years of marriage we had our wonderful son. 19 months ago we were blessed with a wonderful baby girl. Born 9/6/2011. My husband and I are going on 18 years of marriage.




What is the story behind your shop name?  

I am in the AZ Desert and wanted a name to match. My Hubby came up with the name and it fits :)

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/DesertCreations/7775504/breast_cancer_awareness_survival_bracelet_in_green_camo_parachute_cord/handmade/jewelry/bracelets/fiber

Breast Cancer Awareness Survival Bracelet in Green Camo Parachute Cord




Who is your target market?

 Everyone from old to young :)



Which part of creation process that you enjoy the most?

I enjoy creating new items and watching them take form.




http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/DesertCreations/7464494/cupcake_stacked_loop_poof_hair_bow_with_french_barrette_handmade/handmade/accessories/hair/bows

Cupcake Stacked Loop Poof Hair Bow with French Barrette Handmade



Could you share on how your organize your products, we all can use a little tips here and there in this department?

I organize my items by category. All earrings together and all scarves, necklaces, and so forth in their proper place.



What is your best seller?

My Tree of Life necklaces and my Ruffle Scarves.


http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/DesertCreations/6597301/apple_tree_of_life_necklace_with_green_adventurine_gemstone_chips/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/wire_wrapped

Apple Tree of Life Necklace with Green Aventurine Gemstone Chips

How does your day go in general?

I start off the day with the kids. I then take care of e-mails. Next I check social media. I then home school my Son and read to my baby girl. Lunch time for the kids and a snack for me. I write down any new ideas I have running around in my head. Time to create. It is never done and I enjoy every min of it.



How do you balance your personal and work life?

There is never enough time in the day to get everything done. My kids always come first :)



What inspires you?

EVERYTHING



What is your goal for 2014?  

To build my online sales and get my product in more peoples hands.

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/DesertCreations/8561528/green_and_gold_ruffle_sashay_scarf_truffle_scarf_handmade_team_spirit/handmade/accessories/scarves/knit

Green and Gold Ruffle Sashay Scarf Truffle Scarf Handmade Team Spirit




Any advice for others running their on-line shop?

Never give up!



Find AZ Desert Creations at






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19 comments:

  1. Good to see an interview with Jennifer. Miss seeing her around ArtFire and her wonderful creations. Thank you, Nat!

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  2. congrats! love your creations! :)

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  3. Kudos to Jennifer for finding time to create! I did the same when my children were young, although I wasn't selling online at the time. Crafting and making something beautiful was a way to refresh myself and relax after tending to my family's needs. I enjoyed learning a little more about Jennifer and AZ Desert Creations.

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  4. Great story! I know Jennifer has her hands full with her creative work and the product of her pro-creative work LOL! She is so multi-talented that I am sure her hands must itch to get to her workbench when time allows.
    Anna

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  5. Another great article. I like reading about what inspires people and how they come up with their name for their shops.

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  6. Beautiful designs and products!!! :)

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  7. I always found those tree pendants so fun and detailed. Love the variety AZ offers. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love the hand stamped the most.

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  9. Love the fun variety and pretty things in your shop! :)

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  10. Hello! I love all of these items! The tree pendant is adorable and so colorful! I also LOVE paracord, so the paracord breast cancer ribbon bracelet is so clever and beautiful. Excellent stuff!! Xo

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  11. I love the different styles of the tree of life

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  12. well their name suits very well with their variety of work love all the piece

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  13. The creations are absolutely stunning!

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  14. I love your hand stamped jewelry...so pretty.

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  15. Everything is so beautiful. I love how unique each creation is.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  16. The first necklace is absolutely gorgeous.

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