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Feature Friday & Giveaway!!!: PoisonedAppleCrafts

9 Mar

Feature Friday Presents:

PoisonedAppleCrafts!!

“Hey, I’m Elizabeth, and I run Poisoned Apple Crafts! This is a unique jewelry store, as everything has a source of inspiration, and each piece tells a great story. We specialize in friendship bracelets, beaded bracelets, chain maille, and other types of jewelry!”

Summertime Swim star pendant blue necklace       Hawaiian Flowers Friendship Bracelet MADE TO ORDER

$22.00 USD                                $9.00 USD
Simple as the Ocean necklace on double ribbon       Sunrise/Sunset Themed Beaded Bracelet
$12.00 USD                                 $22.00 USD
Made to Order Film Strip Friendship Bracelet       The Favorite Statement lightweight oversized necklace
$8.25 USD                                  $20.00 USD

Sun and Clouds Chinese Crystal Beaded Friendship Bracelet      Morning Daydream Starburst Star Shaped Glass Necklace With Rose Clasp

$15.00 USD                               $24.00 USD

Q&A

What got you interested in crafting?

I always did friendship bracelets on car trips to San Diego, cause it was 6 hours of nothing to do. Mom and I used to bead together, but we stopped. I picked it back up in 2010, and just couldn’t stop.

What has been your favorite project to make and why?

It truly depends project wise. I love my friendship bracelets, because of how much work I have to put into them. The Jack Sparrow bracelet:

takes around 20-25 hours of complete work time to make. I love being able to just sit down and focus on this.

Beading wise, I made a bracelet called “The Red Queen”, which recently sold: 

Absolutely loved the piece, and I’m still proud of it.

What’s the secret behind your etsy name?

I’ve always had a fascination with Grimm’s story of Snow White, and it was a nickname of mine in the past. The concept of the poisoned apple just stuck, and I found it to be something beautiful. It’s definitely unique, and catches everyone’s attention.

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

I’d call it Poisoned Apple Jewelers. I’ve done mostly jewelry thus far and that’d be my specialty. Scarves and possibly hats are to come soon.

What is the most challenging thing you have made?

Starting any friendship bracelet pattern is very challenging for me, but the most difficult one I’ve been working on is a Nyan Cat bracelet. SO MANY COLORS! I’m also starting one of the Sailor Moon icon, because it was a huge part of my childhood.
What are some of your goals you hope to achieve within the next year?

1) To get up to 200 Facebook fans. I know when I hit 100 I’m having a giveaway, so stay tuned for that one 🙂
2) To rely more on this as my job rather than making Starbucks. As much as I love working as a Barista, I’d love my passion to be the main focus on my life.
3) I’ll be finishing my associates, so I’m hoping to save up some cash and expand into more in-person retail. I’d love to do house parties (like Cookie Lee or all those candle companies do) or find a spot in the mall to rent out. It’d be a dream come true.

What inspires you to be crafty?

Music and visual arts are some of my biggest inspirations. One of my favorite necklaces was inspired by the movie “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”. it’s absolutely fun, just doing ordinary stuff like listening to your iPod, and you’ll think “That’s a great concept for a new piece! I have to do it!”

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

Customer Service and keeping my customers informed. If you’re sick and can’t work on their piece, you have to tell them. I feel like letting them know the truth is so much better than taking so long and not keeping them updated about what’s going on.
Another thing that’s my strong point is that I take pride in making every single piece that I do. It’s not often that I find someone spending 20 hours on making a single bracelet. People have asked why I do this and tell me I’m crazy, but that’s my craft. That’s what I take pride in.

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

Better advertising/word of mouth. My website, Facebook, Twitter, and business cards don’t seem to be enough to always attract people in. I’m talking with people about doing craft fairs and things of that sort, and just trying to get more exposure. It’s the one difficult thing to do as a one-person shop.

The item up for giveaway is here:

Want to win this gorgeous necklace? Here’s how!

1 point for commenting on the blog post
1 point for letting us know what their favorite item from her shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/PoisonedAppleCrafts
1 point for liking her facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PAppleCrafts
1 point for following her on twitter http://twitter.com/PAppleCrafts
2 points for sharing about the giveaway and giving us the link to where you shared it!
5 points for buying something from her shop!
Leave a comment letting us know which points you followed through with and your email address to contact you if you win! Monday night at 9:00 PM Eastern Time we’ll post the winner of the Giveaway item!

Thanks for stopping by! If you haven’t already visited PoisonedAppleCrafts – click on the link!

Love Always,

J

If you  have a shop and would like to be featured – send me a message! Check out my contact page for my email address 😀

Crafts: Friday Night Fun!

2 Sep

Okay so I’m not going out and doing anything crazy cool tonight.. I know, I know, depressing. Instead I’m crafting 😛 After a long day with two whiny babies I needed a getaway so I zoned out and painted.

Here’s what I’ve been working on:

A yarn wrapped letter! Which is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be and definitely not finished. Once I figure out how to get passed my stumped zone I’ll fill you in on the secrets 😉

An unfinished owl order. I’ve got a few more things to finish (eyes and beak), adding some letters, and some minor touch ups and I’ll be shipping this out sooner than I thought I was!

A new addition to my frame family 😀 I think he’s cute and fun!! What do you all think?

And now.. since it’s 10:30 and I’m feeling lazy – I’m back to crocheting. After I finish up this scarf I plan on doing one in bright blue. Can you tell that I’m in a bright blue mood lately? 😛

Have a great weekend everyone!

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Baby things are fun to make!

3 Jul

Today I cut a zillion pieces of fabric for baby burp cloths. I made a new one that’s a little more girly:

I started to prime a couple of frames but they are still drying. I am going to try to get one final down of the bull islander then I have a design I want to do in Maroon and Gold that I think will look really cute. Even if I finish it tonight I probably won’t post it until tomorrow. I’m starting to get tired from everything I did today so I know I’m not going to last much longer 😉

I still have two days of crafting left to do and hopefully with B coming home tomorrow and Oma and Papa offering to babysit some I’ll be able to get in twice as much as I have lately. Now that there’s nothing left to clean I won’t have any distractions 😉 Haha. Goodnight everyone!!

Love Always,

J

Crafts: A Sneak Peak at my Week

8 Jun

and on top of all that needlework I managed to sew my very first burp cloth!

There’s definitely more to come in this area and since my deadline is tomorrow night it won’t be long before you see the results 😉

It’s so much more fun making things for specific people/reasons rather than just making them to make them. It’s also super scary at the same time! I love thinking that someone would actually use it and love it and maybe even talk brag with their friends about it, but then there’s that evil little voice in my head that goes, “Oh No! What if they hate it?!”

I’m proud of all the work I’ve done especially with the lack of time I’ve had lately. This week has been double hectic just because of house shopping, working (twice as much because they are going on vacation this coming week), and the serious need to actually do housework. Since my allergies knocked me down a little, I slacked on the cleaning house department and it showed. I’ve had a lot of catching up to do this week!! Laundry is unfortunately one that still needs a little TLC 😀

Tomorrow I work a half day. I’m getting up early and getting my hair trimmed because my bangs are in my eyes and driving me INSANE! Then I’ve got the rest of the morning to work on these burp cloths and one more bib. Then in the afternoon I’m back to working for a few hours.  But starting Friday I am on VACATION! Which means plenty of time for cooking and crafting ❤ who knows, I might even throw in some baking if it’s not too hott!

What has everyone else been up to this week?

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Baby Madness!

3 Jun

So I got a phone call from my cousin today and it looks like I am in business! I am going to be monogramming baby bibs, making burp clothes and monogramming them and possibly more!! This is super exciting 😀 I can’t wait to go shopping tomorrow to see what I can find for little baby girls. Who knows, I may stock up on some stuff and add a few listings on etsy!! This is one project I won’t have trouble getting into. Then on top of that I am going to be making a duvet cover for my sister. Well I’ll stick with saying I am going to attempt it! I’ve never made something like this before so I am going to have to do a little practicing but I’m excited to learn something new! Especially something that could potentially save people serious money! Inexpensive gorgeous crafts are my favorite.

So let’s get to it!! Hopefully I’ll be posting pictures tomorrow night of the progress 😀

Love Always,

J

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