Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Panda Cub

Panda Cub has been on Etsy for almost a year now. It's a wonderful shop run by Stephanie. She has everything from earrings to bobby pins/hair clippies to buttons and magnets, plus a lot more. What a wonderful shop!! Stephanie is from Toronto, Ontario Canada. She updates her BLOG on a regular basis. Stephanie is offering a $15 store credit to one lucky person who comments on this post - just tell us one item you would like to purchase with the store credit!! The winner will be picked on Saturday Morning, bright and early!!


How did you decide on your shop name?
I originally had a shop on Etsy called "blue pebble" which was purely jewellery, but I wanted something more fun and memorable when I wanted to venture into other accessories. My sister and I tossed around a lot of ideas, and pandacub was born. I've loved pandas since I was very young and this was a good tribute to these endangered animals and my cultural heritage (I'm Chinese). I'm glad I changed names too because now there's a healthcare consulting company here in Canada called Blue Pebble!

When did you start crafting?
I've been playing with crafts since as far back as I can remember. My mom introduced me to all sorts of fun things as a child, including Shrinky-Dinks, homemade playdoh, papier-mache, knitting, etc. I've been stringing beads since I was 4! I started focusing on accessories about two years ago.

Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I've love to learn to sew so I can make and hem my own clothes. And I'm fascinated by resin jewellery and polymer clay creatures.

What or who inspires you?
Everything inspires me. Bright colours, funky textures, travelling. My sister is a great inspiration to me because she's so creative and great to bounce ideas off of.

Do you have a day job?
Unfortunately, yes. I'm off to the "corporate world" at 7am and then not back home until about 6pm. But I daydream about not having a day job all the time!

What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
I'm in love with my line of Star Sign Rings right now. The vintage intaglio cabs are just stunning and since I only have 2 of each, they're very rare and unique. I think they look amazing paired with the golden-toned filigree rings. This was one collection I was really excited to put together and offer in my shop.

21 comments:

  1. Everything is so cute, how do you decide? If I had to pick JUST ONE it would be the floral ring http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27516336

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  2. Oh all of them ! everything is so sweet,but this one is for me
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21815170

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  3. Love these earrings!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21981801

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  4. She makes beautiful items. I would love to have some of her pretty bobby pins. My daughter is growing her bangs out and she uses bobby pins everyday (not as pretty as hers though!) Great giveaway!!

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  5. Love, LOVE the kitty hairpins!

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  6. So much pretty in one shop!
    I love the lollypops-green hair bobbies, and also the red, white and blue bobbies.

    k8085@hotmail.com

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  7. Very cute!

    Although i love the buttons i really adore the "keira. bobby pins."

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27354880

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  8. What a fun feature. I like all of these little hair clips. Unfourtunately I just cut my hair short. Still cute :)

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  9. Ooo, glad I found this- hearting!
    Everything looks exquisite, especially the zodiac rings. I made sure to find the Aries ring and heart it too.
    Much continued success Panda!
    -Svet

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  10. Hi Audrey. Thanks for stopping by toay. Your hair pins are so fun and happy.

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  11. I loveeeee everything!!! off to check it out!

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  12. I love the ponytail holders! And her woven necklace is another fave!

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  13. Those clips are really, really fantastic! The white rose looks like a clip that I have, except my clip-the body of the clip is lined with swarovsky crystals. :) Very pretty...the kitties, too! :)

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  14. ohhh i just got an AWESOME haircut yesterday so i'd love to buy some tristan bobby pins!

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  15. I would use the store credit to buy the "field of mushroom" magnets because I've been in love with them ever since I came across them for my magnet feature on my blog. Her work is awesome!

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  16. So much cute stuff! I love the scary brooch/pin, several of the ponytail holders (for my daughter) and the magnet sets (for once my office is organized...).

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  17. such cute earrings! I would love the turquoise mums and the pink rose ones : )

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