Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BESTeam feature: Alexander's Design

this weeks BESTeam feature is on Alexander's Designs. this glamorous etsy store is a husband and wife team who make all sorts of beautiful jewelry. incredibly unique and bold, you seriously need to check out their store. i don't even need to say more because the pictures and interview will speak for themselves:


What's your favorite color?
Purple

"ugly glass"--isnt this awesome?
[click on pictures to go to their listings]


What inspires you?
colors, nature, my dreams

What do you love most about what you do?
the freedom of being my own boss and seeing people wearing my pieces

Is Etsy part-time, full-time, or hobby for you? How do you balance it with everything else?
I would say etsy is part time, if you are talking sales wise. It is hard to balance it with life and craft shows, but it is something I set time aside for every day. I try to not let it interfere with family time, so you hardly ever see me online in the evenings.

What are your top favorite blogs or websites?
etsy of course, then I like to google trends, so I can try to keep up to date (like: http://daily.stylebakery.com/)

What are your current projects?
Getting ready for a huge festival that draws in over 250,000 people in our area. So we are working on lots of ugly glass and some new beaded pieces as well.

How did you get started w/your Etsy shop (what made you open it)?
I lost my job and was forced to do something. I did craft shows and that was it, so I wanted something for my pieces while they were just sitting in the bags. And I opened my second shop to help get rid of some destash supplies I had.

Alexander's Design has been generous enough to offer 20% off to my readers!! just convo her first and she will adjust her listing price for you!

where to find Alexander's Design:

2 comments:

our home to yours said...

those earring are great. and no such thing as ugly glass, when they make it, lol

yours truly dear said...

i know! i thought it was so funny that they call it ugly glass. i think its awesome!