Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Beautiful Flowers!

Are you getting married this summer or know someone who is? Ardesign has some beautiful bouquets! I looked through her whole shop to find my favorites to feature, I think I changed my selection of favorites a dozen times before I decided on these :) They are all so beautiful!


*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am from Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
I have been in the floral industry for about 15 + years as a artistic freelance floral designer
Having been part of an award winning design team and having the pleasure to design pieces for TV, Movies, Magazines and celebrities including Her Majesty The Queen


*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
I came up with the name because my last name is "Ard" and just added the word "design" into it and thought it was nice and simple :)
I started my business when the economy took a down turn and had some extra time on my hands
Prior to opening my shop, i was freelancing for various party planning event companies and wasn't getting enough work from them as the economy had impacted the industry quite hard


*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?
Alternative,unique,forever keepsake,beautiful,Realistic


*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Feathers are my supply addiction, i have all colors and types of feathers you can imagine...i really think they make a custom piece look so gorgeous!


*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I love to go to flea markets and thrift stores and find vintage treasures...treasure hunting is my way of relaxation and very theraputic, i also love spending time with my dogs and hubby going for long walks in the wilderness or out and about on my Electric scooter


*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I love making the feather and organza bouquets they are quite labour intensive but the finished product is so very stunning
I have alot of favorites like the Feather Fusion design www.etsy.com/listing/53358497/feather-fusion-feather-and-organza


Giving an artist the freedom to create what comes from the heart is the best way to receive the most beautiful piece you can imagine! :)


*What keeps you motivated?
 My happy clients keep me motivated, I love that my design is going to be involved in such a special part of their day and I get so excited when they send me pictures of my designs in action, the pictures they send are so very much appreciated




*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
Answer your convos quickly and daily from potential buyers,believe in yourself and your product and they will come :)


*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
I do have an "Ardesign" facebook fanpage where I have a plethora of albums for all to see of the beautiful weddings my designs were a part of
here is the link www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Ardesign/107501499271675



23 comments:

  1. Going to check the shop for sure! It might come in handy next year!

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  2. great feature on this lovely shop!

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  3. What a nice bouquet idea, they will last forever.

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  4. It's really lovely shop and beautiful bouquets. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Nice feature and enjoyable read. She have lovely work.

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  6. Those are beautiful! This is a great feature for a wonderful artist!

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  7. Wow, those are so pretty and unique!

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  8. Oh they are so beautiful and different. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  9. great feature what beautiful flowers!

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  10. Great feature on a beautiful shop!!

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  11. what pretty arrangements. very nice feature

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  12. All the flowers at my wedding were silks. I am STILL so happy to have them. They have made a great memory piece and when people come over in the fall and comment on my beautiful flower arrangement and where I got it, I always tell them, "from my Daddy." Beautiful flower designs for weddings, with designs so striking, you're sure to sell LOTS!

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  13. great feature! all of the flower designs are beautiful!

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  14. I'm hoping the third time is a charm (tried to post 3x's, blogger is having issues). Great post! Very talented etsian! Thanks!
    Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard

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  15. uniquecozytreasures - Those are gorgeous bouquets

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  16. Beautiful work I am going to look at her shop now!

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  17. LOVE her shop! Just found a new favorite!!

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  18. Love her work! I am a big flower lover so how couldn't I...

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  19. Adorable!! I like the last one. Looks so beautiful. Great creativity!

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