Feature Friday: MermaidTrinkets

16 Sep

Feature Friday Presents:

MermaidTrinkets!

Bright Red Silk Burn out scarf in Rose and flower pattern satin silk     Rainbow Silk long scarf - Hand dyed colorful bright red yellow orange blue

$19.50 USD                                   $19.50 USD

Green leaf silk long scarf - Hand acid dyed emerald      Golden Yellow Silk Burn out scarf in Rose and flower pattern satin silk

Green leaf silk long scarf…           Golden Yellow Silk Burn ou…

MermaidTrink…                           MermaidTrink…

$19.50 USD                                   $19.50 USD

Blue silk scarf      Red Seahorse silk long scarf - Hand resist dyed red white green

Blue silk scarf                                Red Seahorse silk long sca…

MermaidTrink…                           MermaidTrink…

$19.50 USD                                   $19.50 USD

Red Silk Scarf - Hand dyed long maroon soft      Transition silk long scarf - Hand dyed Injection Green Yellow Purple Flat Crepe

$19.50 USD                                    $19.50 USD

“We are a brand new shop getting our feet wet in the Etsy world. Providing you with gorgeous accessories ranging from silk scarves, purses and to jewelry. All items are handmade and are all unique, a true work of wearable art.
Ceramic work coming soon!”

What got you interested in crafting?


My mom first got me interested in crafting. She promoted the arts in any way possible, often taking me to the museum and other art shows near by. Her passion was passed down to my brother and I. The further I get into the arts and crafting, the more I realize I do the same kind of things my mother enjoys. 

 

What has been your favorite project to make and why?



I am a student in college getting my degree in art education and ceramics. But 2 semesters back I took my very first textiles class. My mom had been trying to get me to take one and I finally gave in and LOVED it. I got pretty good at dye work, and figuring out what methods worked best (that is why I now sell my dye work). I took this all to the next level by dying many yards of fabric and with that made my first quilt. I am very proud of it because it took a lot of time, hard work, and every bit of it is me. The colors vary from browns to golds and into purples. At this current moment it is hanging in my living room.

 

What’s the secret behind your etsy name?

My mother and I first created this shop as a mother-daughter duo. We came up with mermaid trinkets because they are thought to be a collection of items are related but defiantly not the same. We knew we wanted to dabble in different crafts and didn’t want to limit ourselves because of our shop name. Because we just opened last august, I have yet to dabble in other crafts to sell.

 

If you could open up a shop in your town what would you call it and what would it be like?



Might call it Mermaid Trinkets! Haha, just maybe. But my dream is to own a small studio in town where I can sell my work and also teach classes to the public. I know a variety of arts and crafts but I would like to base this studio in ceramics. I think about this in my free time, I almost have everything planned out! Sometimes I get too far ahead of myself.

 

What is the most challenging thing you have made?



The most challenging thing I have made would probably be the quilt I spoke of earlier. It was one of the most challenging pieces I have ever created, but completely worth the time and effort I placed into it. 

 

What are some of your goals you hope to achieve within the next year?



I hope within the next year to have graduated college! I am in my last year of college. I am excited for the real world and hope to get that in town studio/class up and running at some point in the future. Though honestly that will be a while. I also hope it enter in more gallery shows this year with my ceramic tile work, I already have a show coming up in October. 

 

What inspires you to be crafty?



I can’t help myself, even if I tried never to do another piece of art or craft I don’t think I would survive, I just can’t do it, there is no choice. If I am not currently making something I get crabby, completely unhappy with everything until I at least have an idea for a next piece. But what I love doing to get inspiration is to either go onto Etsy and roam, or go on stumbleupon with an art filter. The work that these people put out is amazing, who wouldn’t get inspired. 

 

What is your best quality when it comes to your crafts?



I would have to say my craft. My craft level shows in my items, they are well crafted with clean lines, stitch marks and always ironed. As many of my professors would say, “If it isn’t done cleanly and professionally, why do it?”

 

If you could have one thing to help your store what would it be?

Time. I am a full-time student with 2 jobs. I hardly have anytime to myself, but if I had more time to dedicate to my Etsy shop I would defiantly improve my shop tremendously.

 

If you haven’t already checked out her store you can see it here!

You can also find her and get to know here at these links:

Blog:
mermaidtrinkets.blogspot.com/

Twitter:
twitter.com/#!/MermaidTrinkets

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/pages/Mermaid-Trinkets/272247276121073

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

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