How did you begin creating?
All my life since I was a little kid I worked with my hands. At first I attended drawing and sculpture classes, then went to an art college and majored in graphical design. Besides that I dabbled in sewing and batik.
About 5 years ago I moved to France. I had a lot of free time and started to try my hand in various mediums. At first I fell in love with polymer clay, then discovered working with resin, and finally moved on to felting.
I have two stores on Etsy. In my Daimblond.etsy.com store I sell нandmade jewelry. I use silver, pearls, shells, and cute beads made of semiprecious stones in my creations. In my store you will find elegant jewelry for a bride, a business woman, and for anyone who likes soft feminine things. I also make accessories from silk and wool - scarves, hats, and bags.
How did you find out about Etsy?
I heard about Etsy a long time ago, I even made a purchase here, but then did not use the site for a long time. And then my Russian-speaking friend El Dalmar told me about the Russian team on Etsy. I joined the team in January of this year.
What is your biggest accomplishment?
There are a lot of talented craftsmen on Etsy. However, it is not enough just to create wonderful items, one also needs to draw customers in to his/her store and that is not possible if the items are not properly displayed. It is very important to photograph the items just right - to find the right angle, to choose the background that works best with the item, to pay special attention to color balance… all this I learned experimenting with my listings. I try to photograph my works so that you can see how charming they are right away.
What is your goal?
Of course, I would love for my stores to grow more and more popular. Not too long ago I opened my second store, Frenchfelt.etsy.com I love felting very much and I have a lot of project ideas that I would love to work on and create lots of wonderful textile items and items made from wool and silk..
What did Rusteam give you?
I am very glad that this team exists on Etsy. It is very important to be connected to a group of like-minded people who are always ready to help you with advice, lift up your spirits or to celebrate your success. Besides all this, Rusteam is a great place to socialize.
What would you wish for our team members?
Even though we have fun just chatting, our main goal is to sell our creations on Etsy. I wish everyone more and more sales!