To say truly I want to combine “two me” and become successful crafter. I believe in this quote: “Do what you love, Love what you do”. Someday I want to quit my everyday job.
My goal is to have a room in my flat, that will be my studio where I work. There will be different nice handmade things from other crafters, my materials, my works, place for photo shoot.
My name is Jane, I live and create in Ukraine, Eastern Europe.
Well, my sign of zodiac is Gemini. Two people live inside of me! One me works in expoet-import department, deals with foreign partners, and another me uses every free minute to create something nice and beautiful!
I think my biggest treasury is my family, who supports me, inspires me, and is always by my side and in my heart!
I do love cats, they are so cute!
I live handmade things, they are special, they keep the warmth of their creators!
What got you started crafting?
As long as I remember myself I was always creating something.
As a child, I used to crochet skirts and dresses for my dolls, draw small books for kids… and I always wanted to have something mine, to be the owner of small cozy shop or café…Well, in 2009 my dream became true and I started creating jewelry first for my mom, grandma, friends and than step by step I started making jewelry for sale.
I like the process of crocheting, the process of choosing the right image for the earrings or pendant. I like to wrap my beauties and send them to their owners.
What is your source of inspiration?
Inspiration comes from everything that is around: my mood, good weather or rainy day, romantic movie, morning coffee with my husband, thoughts about my family, cats, fashion – all these things and moments inspires me to do beautiful things.
What have you made recently?
Recently I have made blue crochet necklace with golden-color elements. But I have not made photos yet.
FIrst I make a picture in my head: I choose colors, beads, what this will be, how it will look like...
This blue crochet neclace is made of wooden beads crocheted with cotton yarn, there are blue glass beads and golden-color elements. The beads size are 0.6", 0.8" 1" and 1,2". This necklace should be the main in your look. It will surely attract people!
To my mind, you don't need lots of clothes, you need to have right accessories :)
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
In 2009 I started selling my works first in my country, in Ukraine, and in January 2012 I opened my etsy shop and now I sell my lovely things all over the world!
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
As I have alredy mentioned, handmade items are unique, they keep the warmth of crafter's hands. They give you positive emotions and inspiration!
As for me I prefer to do one-of-a-kind items. So my customers receive unique creations and nobody else in the whole world will have the same. I think it is important for handmade items.