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Friday, June 17, 2011

Interview with a Star - Lena (SFBeads)

Please, welcome our teammate Lena who runs SFBeads shop on Etsy.

- Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born in the wonderful city of Kharkov, Ukraine. Like any girl, I loved jewelry- not only wearing it, but even holding jewelry made me happy. (Back then, I had no idea that one day I would make jewelry myself!) I graduated from the Polytechnic University, majoring in chemical engineering, and began working in my field.
In 1999, my life changed a lot! My husband, daughter and I moved to the USA. It was a new start and a new life, so I decided to do something new too. I began making my own jewelry!

-What is currently inspiring you?
Inspiration comes from everywhere ( lace, ribbon or haute couture dresses..). I like to explore combination of beads and glass with gems and pearls. I try to combine intricate design with different forms and shapes to add to the originality to each piece.

- Any sales or promotions?
In honor of my Birthdays I am holding a sale this week that will let you save 25% on all jewelry. This also includes all tutorials/books. So if you've been thinking about picking up a handmade jewelry piece (or tutorials) for your, now is the time to celebrate with me and take advantage of savings. Coupon Details: To save 25%, simply use coupon code BDAY25 during the checkout process at The sale starts on Sunday 12th and ends on Sunday 19th at midnight PST.

-Do you take custom orders?
Customer orders are always welcome. If you need any special accessories, let me turn your ideas into beautiful piece of art with utmost care for quality, details and style.

-What is the best reaction you have gotten from one of your pieces?
Last year I sold a necklace “Orchid” and when the customer has received it, she wrote to me: «Fantastic! I want one in every color!! »

-Name 3 things you can’t live without?
My family
My friends
My beads

And Lena has Birthday today! We'd like to wish her the best! Happy Birthday!


TonyaUtkina said...

Happy Birthday Elena!!!!
Your jewelry is beautiful!!! Thanks for inspiring us!

Lily (heartygift) said...

Elena's beaded jewelry is really inspiring!
I wish you feel positive everyday and good luck! Happy Birthday!

SocksAndMittens said...

Happy Birthday, Lena, we wish you all the best!

Natalka Pavlysh said...

Happy birthday!

Vikulya said...

Happy Birthday, dear Elena!
All your works are so beautiful! Bravo!

Yana said...

Happy birthday, Elena!
Your works are beautiful! Thank you for the interview!

IrinaN said...

Happy Birthday!

Yelena said...

Nice to meet you Lena wonderful interview .Happy Birthday to you.

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