Shimmer Me Blue has been on Etsy since Sept. '08. Melissa is a stay-at-home mom, living in the Milwaukee area. Please check out this wonderful shop full of wonderful beads done into amazing designs and products.
#1. How did you decide on your shop name?
I didn't even think about a name until I wanted to sign up on Etsy. I didn't want to have to change it once I was established, so I enlisted the help of my family and friends. I though of a few names, wrote them down, and asked for thier suggestions as well. After I had it narrowed down to about 10, I took a poll and the winner would be my buisiness name. Unfortunately (or not) that name was taken and ShimmerMeBlue was the second runner up! Looking back, I'm actually glad that first name was taken, because it wasn't as original.
#2. When did you start crafting?
I've been a creative person my whole life, it's always been inside me. I decided to try my hand at jewelry making last summer and have been at it ever since.
#3. What or who inspires you?
Beads of course, I look at them and think of what I can create with them. My true inspiration is my family though. My boyfriend and kids have been very supportive since the very beginning and that just inspires me to take it as far as I can.
#4. Do you have a day job?
If you count being a mother, then yes. Between making jewelry, taking care of the kids and the house there really isn't time for much more.
#5. What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?Definitely the Calm Serenity - Beaded Watch. I've wanted to make a watch for quite some time and just never did it, maybe out of fear. I'm glad I finally gave it a shot though because I couldn't be any happier with the result.