Please welcome kakaner! She is our newest member our Minor Effect and has a delicious and beutiful store! (Go check it out). And she is offering 10% off to all Minor Effect Memebers! YAY! Please just note that in the messege.
-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration? Friends.. suggestions.. things I personally like. I love color =D
-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out? Be super nice and promote! Tell all your friends.. there's no shame in getting those first sales with people you know. Participate in chats and forums! and PICTURES are important!
-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook? Myspace? Twitter, and chats mainly. I'm still a pretty lazy promoter... I find chatting and word of mouth is best!
-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect? I love younguns who do crafts! Although I'm 19, I started knitting when I was 11 and baking even younger. I was a HORRIBLE student in high school and would knit through classes.. much to the chagrin of my teachers =(
Fun Stuff: What is your favorite: -color? GREEN -movie? oooohhh boy. Quentin Tarantino... -type of music? Indie/Alternative/Post Rock
-What item is on your Etsy wishlist? TONS. Mainly handspun yarn, nice earrings, and random awesomeness.
-What do you do for fun? knit, read, read, and read. I love comics, high quality TV, and anime!
-Tell us a little bit about your family. I'm the oldest of three children! I have a little brother and sister, and a mommy and a daddy! Yay! But SSSH they don't know about this store because my parents would yell at me for having a distraction in my life =P
What is your dream place to live? Either here in Cambridge or Pennsylvania. I'm a hardcore suburban girl.
Do you have/had/want a pet? YES i want two kitties! I'm probably getting them after I graduate in a month =D
Give it up for our AWESOME new FS....Rayvnestar! Quality crochet and other items!
The Basics! Name: Betsy Age: 18 Location: London, Ohio Etsy shop: http://www.rayvenstar.etsy.com The Nitty Gritty: -Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name? The name, believe it or not, comes from the name of a character in a vampire fiction I was working on. Sadly, I lost my train of thought on it and it's currently in my documents folder gathering dust, lol. It is an actual nickname for me from some of my friends, but they've since shortened it to Rayven.
-When did you join Etsy? Nov. 20, 2008
-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop? Many kinds. Mainly crocheted items like scarves, cozy's, and various others......... I do have bookmarks up as well. I plan to, hopefully soon, have sewn items and some photographs up for sale so keep an eye out for those. -What is your favorite item from your shop? tie between 2 things. The fingerless gloves and the mini purse
-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration? Most just come from the top of my head and I do, not often, follow a pattern. That's how I learned to crochet a bow. -What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out? Advertise....alot.....all over, any and all sites you visit if possible. Then go to the chat rooms on etsy and advertise there.
-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook? Myspace? I have on twitter a little. Haven't had a chance to on myspace and as for facebook......I don't like facebook so that's out of the question I've also done so on deviantart. -Why did you decide to join Minor Effect? To stand out and show what I can do along with others around my age.
Fun Stuff: What is your favorite: -color? mainly black -movie? Watchmen -type of music? rock/hard rock/rock....technically, any rock
-What item is on your Etsy wishlist? a cat hat and this awesome "stand out" tote
-What do you do for fun? besides crochet? Write and photography....that's it.....well, besides the net, but....yeah... -Tell us a little bit about your family. Average/insane my dad and mom work in the same place. My grandfather is retired from arrow concrete and I live with him right now. My grandmother passed a couple of years ago sadly. Lesson to learn about this family: mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.
What Kind of Car would you Like to drive? A black firebird or a punker/rocker car with skulls on it.....or a black car with a design of my choice on it, lol What do you do to relax? writing
And that's a little bit about Rayvenstar! PLEASE go check out her shop! Thanks!
The Nitty Gritty: -Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name? there isnt really one... i just liked the name. but glass C(eiling), is like glass SEA and seaglass is mainly what my jewelry is made from.
-When did you join Etsy? Jan 13, 2008
-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop? jewelry made from seaglass, porcelain and vintage materials
-What is your favorite item from your shop? probably this one... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14754641/
-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration? nature i guess. usually i just kinda make stuff up as i go along...
-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out? keep trying. it can be discouraging at first. just relist and promote!
-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook? Myspace? i have attempted bloging and failed miserably. so i mostly stick to facebook.
-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect? I understand etsy cannot host a group of minors. but I still think its kinda unfair. people should not be discouraged by age. just because were not over 18 doesn't mean we cant make quality things!
Fun Stuff: What is your favorite: -color? green -movie? Changeling, Sense and Sensibility -type of music? alternative rock
-What item is on your Etsy wishlist? hmmm probably this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18977368"/
-What do you do for fun? draw, paint, read
-Tell us a little bit about your family. one younger sister, mom, dad, cat, dog