Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Spotlight is AshleyQueen- U call I create

We're talking with Ashley King today who hales from Outer Space. (Her words, not mine.)

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

Ashely- I actually came up with the name of my store by accident. I thought I had to type in my real name, but it wouldn't accept it because the name had already been used. My best friend used to call me ashleyqueen, so I though that was close enough!

ID- How long have you been crafting, and who taught you?

AQ- I have been crafting since I was a little girl. I taught myself how to bead and have been practicing it for about 5 years.

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

AQ- I don't have any formal training whatsoever. I believe that God gave me the talent to bead, in order that I might reach other people with my business

ID- When did you open your Etsy store?

AQ- I opened my store September 22, 2009 and I love the work I do!

ID- Do you have other venues you sell at, like craft shows or other online stores?

AQ- I sell my jewelry locally as well, and do attend craft shows and bazaars.

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

AQ- One of my favorite pieces in my shop would have to be my Lime Grape Necklace!
It's so fun and cheery!

ID- It is cheery and elegant at the same time.  Where do you gain inspiration for your items?

AQ- I love to bead at night, that's where most of my inspiration comes, when it's quiet and peaceful and I don't have to concentrate on anything else :) I often just look into my beading box and concoct something in my head, grab a piece of wire, and if I like how it's turning out, I do all the trimmings and findings! Most of my pieces are one of a kind!

ID- Do you feel like you have found a niche for the items you sell?

AQ- I very much enjoy the people I get to contact, gift wrapping every piece of jewelry and sending it off, and most of all, Beading the items themselves!

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

AQ- I definitely think that God is going to impliment my jewelry business in my future.

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

AQ- I would tell my team members to keep pursuing your dreams!! Because you never know what experiences you might have missed if you had quit.


  1. Great to know more about this fabulous artist!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Way to go, Ashley. Beautiful work.



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