Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friday Store Spotlight is Bijouled Designs




Cynthia Johnson, hailing from Estes Park, Colorado is one of our newest members.  She runs a beautiful jewelry shop call Bijouled Designs.  Let's get to know this peace loving lady a little more.

Infused Designs- How did you come up with the name for your store?

Bijouled Designs- "Bijouled" just sort of came to me after seeing a street named "Bijou" in downtown Colorado Springs!

ID- That's so creative! How long have you been crafting, and who taught you?

BD- My aunt Kris taught me how to make jewelry when I was about 15 years old. I have been making jewelry for 5 years now!

ID- Do you have any formal training in any craft/art subject?

BD- I work at the YMCA of the Rockies in the Craft and Design Center's jewelry section, which I was trained for, does that count? :P

ID- That totally counts!  And I'll bet you get a lot of great experience working there.  When did you open your Etsy store?

BD- My Etsy store opened in August of 2010.

ID- Well then you just celebrated your one year anniversary recently.  Congratulations! Do you have other venues you sell at, like craft shows or other online stores?

BD- I sell some one-of-a-kind pieces in a few stores in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and hopefully at a Denver art fair this summer!

ID- What is one of your favorite items in your store?

BD- One of my favorite items is the leather "Marmara" earrings. As I was making them, I wasn't sure how they'd turn out, but I absolutely love them.




ID- Sometimes accidents are the best way to create.  I really like them too!  Do you feel like you have found a niche for the items you sell?

BD- I've been working harder on creating a unique niche for the items I sell. I am taking some time away from school to decide where I want my life to take me, and it has given me more time to focus on my business.

ID- Where do you see your shop in 5 years?

BD- In 5 years, I am hoping to have a more specific area of expertise in what I create.

ID- What advice can you give your fellow team members?

BD- The best advice I can give my fellow team members is don't give up!! I know it's cheesy and cliché, but it really is true! I have much more success when I keep up with my store and list every day, than if I do a lot one day, and slack off for a week.

Thank you, Cynthia!  It's been great learning more about you and your shop.  Go see more of her lovely jewelry at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/cynthia4122

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful to meet you.
    Your designs are divine

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  2. Thanks so much! beautiful shop!

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  3. Beautiful Shop! Great to meet you!
    Barb

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