Another seller for me to feature. Lets hope this seller gets a sale!
Your name?My name is Marie-Elaine Mineau Location?
I'm in Montreal (Quebec, Canada)
Where can you be found on the net?I have a shop on Etsy: http://www.minaude.etsy.com. I also have a shop on Art Fire: http://www.minaude.artfire.com. Finally, I have a blog: http://www.minaude.blogspot.com.
How long have you been crafting?I've always liked to make jewelry. I made many shell necklaces when I was a kid. But it was about five years ago that I started doing this more seriously.
How long have you been selling?I've been selling to my friends and family for a little more than four years now, but I've only been on Etsy for six months. I really like that site: you find a lot of very helpful people in the forums and you can reach customers from around the world. You can also very easily spend everything you make on all the beautiful crafts you find there!!!
What is your favorite item in your shop? (This item will be included in the feature)I love my crazy blue lace agate braided style pendant necklace so much I could eat it!!! ( http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19089823 ) That stone is my favorite. Around Christmas, everything I made with crazy blue lace agate pendants used to sell within the next two hours!
What's the most exciting thing about your craft?Buying the stones (which is a real hunting game), mixing them and making the pieces is so much fun! It is fantastic for stress relief...
What do you like least about your craft?Many of us sellers agree on the fact that it's very hard to find the necessary time and energy to promote...
Is crafting a full or part-time job for you? If part-time what's your day job?I'm doing this part time. I'm a French Literature teacher by day. Creating jewelry is my way to vent after a hard day...
What would you like to learn next?I'd like to polish the stones myself. I'd also like to learn to work metals and fuse glass.. There are so many fascinating things to learn about jewelry making!
A special promotion!-If they make a purchase, they'll just have to enter the code 15POFF in the "message to seller" to get a 15% refund by paypal (or they can ask for a revised invoice before they pay).