Tuesday, May 4, 2010

BESTeam feature: waterwaif

i have a lovely shop to feature today for my BESTeam feature: Waterwaif. this store made me excited because it reminds me of home (maine)! there's sea glass and ocean inspired pieces everywhere and i love it. i miss walking on the beach and collecting sea glass. i should play the sound of ocean waves and just browse through all her items to pretend i'm back. anyways, i digress. here's introducing, waterwaif!

what is your favorite color?
My favorite color is teal or aqua. Runner-up is turquoise, blue green, robin's egg blue, and I think you get the picture!
(click pictures to go to listings)

what inspires you?
My biggest inspiration is the ocean. I get so much strength and inspiration and peace from just thinking about the ocean. You can imagine what I can draw from it when I am actually there. I'm so thankful to live so close to it. [[i'm jealous!!]]

what do you love most about what you do?
The thing I love the most about what I do is seeing and/or hearing how much people love what they buy and/or wear. Every bead and stone has its own story and I'm so happy to be able to help tell it and match it to its owner. When it works perfectly, it's magic and I just love seeing it!

is Etsy part-time, full-time, or hobby for you? how do you balance it with everything else?
Etsy's a part-time hobby with me for now. I have plans to launch my own website and web store soon and at that point it will probably move into the full-time category. Right now, my creating time tends to take a back seat to household duties, family obligations, and life in general. I hope to be able to make it into a job with regular hours!

what are your top favorite blogs or websites?
I love reading Everything Turquoise. I also really enjoy reading blogs by other Etsy sellers. Supporting them is important to me.

what are your current projects?
Currently, I'm working with sea glass. I just got some new pieces and am having so much fun creating charm bracelets, charm necklaces, and pendants with the sea glass.

how did you get started w/your Etsy shop (what made you open it)?
I finally opened my Etsy shop at the end of January of this year. A bunch of my friends got together and kept insisting that I open one. It finally sank in and worked.

Waterwaif is having a GIVEAWAY on the blog One2Try (go check it out!) ALSO, she is also nice enough to offer all my readers 10% off at her etsy store through Mother's Day (mention my blog when you buy)!!

Where to find Waterwaif

also, today is waterwaif's birthday!! happy birthday, hope it has been FABULOUS! ♥


waterwaif said...

Yay, what a wonderful feature!

Thank you so much!

our home to yours said...

this is a really nice feature.

yours truly dear said...

thanks. she has a lovely store!

Rocky O said...

I absolutely LOOOVE that hot pink pendant. Great feature for a great artist/creator! ;)