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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Talented Tuesday - This N That by Nikki

I would like you to meet Nikki and her Etsy shop:  ThisNThatbyNikki.

If you are looking for cute earrings and other lovely handmade items. Then you will love the items at ThisNThatbyNikki.
Let's get to know ThisNThatbyNikki and Nikki :

What would you like us to know about you?
I've been a crafter as long as I can remember. In fact some of my earliest memories are of my grandmother teaching me to sew, crochet and do needlepoint. I love seeing a finished project, dissecting it and putting it together with my own flourishes.

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?
I love crafting, generally making gifts for family and friends. But after a conversation with my cousin, who recently opened CaribouClassics (shameless plug), I thought if she can do it so can I. I then made a couple things and posted them, and promptly ignored the site for about a month, naively thinking that someone would magically see my items, think they were brilliant, and snap them right up. Once I realized this wasn't how it worked, I got serious.
How did you come up with your shop name?
My shop name is based on my blog name, of course I've only posted on my blog twice since I created it last year, but I have been working on creating small featurettes on things that interest me. But essentially I was searching for something that wouldn't tie me down to any one product. I wanted room to experiment and an excuse to have an eclectic shop.

How would you describe your shop?
Eclectic. I started out with some crocheted items, which is something I truly enjoy doing. Then I added some jewelry because it looked like it would be easier to make and less time consuming. Unfortunately, as we know, the jewelry market is fairly swamped on Etsy. Probably for the very reason I thought I would give it a try. I am currently exploring new avenues that would allow me to blend my shop together, but I am always willing to try something new.

 What inspires you?
Other peoples ideas, nature, and a driving need to know how something is done. I love color, so the more I can bring in the better.

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
Berry beads are my favorite. They are so bright and colorful. This is my favorite of all of my creations that I have made from them.: Upcycled Vintage Berry Bead Silver Necklace
If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Crochet hook, yarn, scissors.

Where else can we find you?
Is there anything else you would like to share? 
I like to make a lot of different things. Sometimes I think that is a detriment because it will ensure that I never have a cohesive shop, but fortunate because I can't complain of getting bored.

Coupon: BLOGFEATURE15 for 15% off Etsy purchase. 

Thanks so much Nikki .  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Nikki some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh...and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great week!

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