Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Promotional Frenzy Blog Feature Glitterbird Glamour


http://www.etsy.com/listing/42225948/fine-silver-on-purple-pink-gold-pendant


This week is such an exciting opportunity to meet and learn all about one of my Promotional Frenzy Friends. Dee with Glitterbird Glamour, the creative mind behind all those beautiful items you see. I asked Dee just a few questions and truly enjoyed talking with her. http://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterbirdGlamour

1. When, Where and How did you get started?
A. A few years ago I was living in Charlottesville, Virginia and took jewelry classes for glass fusing and PMC at a local studio. I was hooked immediately! I found this to be a very suitable and relaxing medium for me. Don't get me wrong, there are frustrations when trying to get the outcome you want with glass, it can be fickle! And oh, the cuts! But I still love the outcome, and I know that I will be doing this for a long time to come. I initially took it up as a hobby, but I had many requests from friends (and strangers, who have actually bought jewelry I was wearing) that I decided to start selling. The more I sell, the more I can enjoy making. I also make a bit of fused glass decorations for the home. I enjoy making jewelry and art that is as diverse as each individual in shape, size, and color. I want my customers to own something completely unique, that no one can duplicate.

2. What was or is your inspiration for your designs?
A. I love geometrics and freeform work. I also love trying to be different from others who are creating jewelry in the same mediums. Inspiration comes at the most interesting times, I can see a painting, a color combination, a plant or just about anything and get an idea. I try to draw it right away so I don't forget. I have lots of napkins and pieces of note paper in a stack where I work.

3. What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
A. Fine Silver and Dichroic Pendant Necklace - the base was made with PMC fine silver and I added silver grains, and some texture and dimension were combined with the dark blue sparkling dichroic fused glass cabochon and a cubic zirconia to get this freeform effect.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/40403205/fine-silver-and-dichroic-pendant

4. Any advice you can offer for running a successful business?
A. I'm so new, just over a year at selling, so I would not call myself a success yet. I am researching and learning everything I can to get there.
While looking through Glitterbird Glamour Etsy Shop items, I was amazed at just how delicate and beautiful each item is. They are all so diverse and unique, each piece in it's own way. Her entire shop ranges from the very beautiful simple to the very intense, dramatic piece. I am so glad to have been given this opportunity to spend getting to know more about Dee and all her beautiful work.


25 comments:

  1. Glitter has some AWESOME glass creations in her store. Be sure to check her shop out.

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  2. so lovely and delicate ♥ and a great feature article!

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  3. Great interview with a such talented jewelry creator!

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  4. Her work is so beautiful. Great interview.

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  5. very informative
    thank you
    great feature

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  6. Great post! Gliiterbird has amazing and beautiful pieces. I love all the glass work.

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  7. great feature!!! now i know a little more about Glitter!!!

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  8. Glitter does fantastic work. Always a pleasure to see her pictures.

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  9. Great interview! She makes amazing one of a kind glass jewelry!

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  10. I love the mix of metal and glass. so beautiful.

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  11. Glitterbird makes fabulous jewelry. You did a great job with the interview.

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  12. Great!!! Love the works with glass from glitter

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  13. This was a really interesting Feature ... I really enjoyed learning more about Dee!

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  14. Interesting write up -- glad to get to know more about Dee and her beautiful jewelry.

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  15. Great interview of a very talented lady!

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  16. Very interesting background information and a nice selection of her items available!

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  17. Great job Bounty! I loved all the information you gave about Glitter! Some beautiful items in her shop

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  18. Great interview and a great way to feature a shop!

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  19. Great interview!!! that's an amazing job!!!

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  20. I mean work!!!

    LOL always having typos!!!

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  21. Love her work, now it's nice to know a little more about her.

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