1. How did you decide on your shop name?
I have a webstore that is called Glitzy Jewels which features some of the same kinds of items that are in my Etsy store. So when someone pointed Etsy out to me, I decided to use a similar name, ergo, Glitzythings. My web adress is http://www.glitzyjewels.com/ if you would like to look at my webstore. It also features some of my hand crafted items, as well as vintage jewelry.
2. When did you start crafting?
I started crafting a long time ago, probably in the early 70's. When I started having children (and not having much money) I started making toys, quiet books, dolls, and clothing for them. One thing lead to another and I began doing all kinds of sewing, crafting and painting. One of the things I am thankful for is that, even though I didn't know it at the time, I had talents that allowed me to do many things that helped my family and also allowed me to make a little money at craft fairs.
3. What or who inspires you?
Well, I guess it is that way I can see something beautiful developing before my eyes as I craft an item, or paint a picture, etc. Just to be able to use my hands and the talents I have been given, to create something wonderful!!
4. Do you have a day job?
I have a part time job that is nothing like what I do in my spare time. I have been a "support specialist" or in other words, office manager, secretary-clerk, for around twenty-six years.
5. What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
The newest craft for me is the hand made purses and bags, and it is probably the most enjoyable I have done - after making children's clothes, which I did for years. I really love being able to take fantastic fabric (I love, love, love, fabric!!!) and craft it into a useful item that is also beautiful. I think my "chopsticks" purse it the cutest! ( I used chopsticks for the handles).
I love this shop!! Rosella has such amazing vintage items. The bags are amazing, and the jewelry is stunning!! I love this bracelet and earring set!!
Unique engraved cuff bracelet with a flower and leaf pattern in champagne color over black on top of copper. The cuff will fit a 7 1/2" wrist, is 1 1/2" wide and is somewhat adjustable because of the style. The earrings are 1 1/2" long, made of the same materials and are for pierced ears. These are probably from the 70's.