BailyBelle says art arts allow her to "create beautiful things that others enjoy giving and receiving. I love it when I see someone wearing one of my pieces. Working with my hands also gives me great joy and hammering jewelry is a great way to relieve stress!"
Finding the time to be creative is definitely her biggest challenge. " I have two little ones here at home and they are my main priority!" Her shop logo says her items are created by 'imagination,' and she says, "My inspiration comes mainly from nature and life in general. I'm an Aquarius and love the ocean so naturally shades of purple, turquoise and green are my favorites!" I can definitely see those themes in her Etsy shop.
When asked to talk about her passions, she answers, "I am passionate about my family! My 2 yr old son had a stroke at birth so I am extremely passionate about raising awareness for Pediatric Stroke. I am a member of the Pediatric Stroke Network and donate 10% of the sales of my awareness jewelry to them. We also have a day every year in May where we help to raise awareness in our individual communities. Yes, children and babies have strokes."
Finding time to try new things is another challenge. BailyBelle says that some things she's always wanted to try, but hasn't yet, are the tumbler and soldering tools she received for Christmas. She is still waiting to use them!
BailyBelle says one of her most treasured hand made items is," Probably my Purple Turquoise Wire Wrapped Ring." It was one of the first rings she ever listed on Etsy and it sold the same day she listed it! "I loved it so much," she said, "and was sad/happy to see it go!" I know the feeling.
We asked, "Is there anything you can't live without?" The answer: "My family. Oh, and coffee!"
BailyBelle's Jewelry can be found on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/bailybellecreations. Her other shops are photography at http://www.nophiaphotography.etsy.com, and vintage: http://www.avintagechoice.etsy.com.
She says people also buy from her locally, and that one of her goals for 2010 is to get her work into local shops. She recently had a show at a Starbucks for the month of January! Photo of the show is pictured to right.
Specials at BailyBelle's Etsy shop this month include FREE SHIPPING in her jewelry shop through February to celebrate her birthday!! There is also an anti-valentine giveaway for $15 to her jewelry shop happening here: http://msmodern.com/?p=3405
Also check out the Buy one, Get one FREE (excluding canvas prints) in photography shop until February 14th http://nophiaphotography.etsy.com
BailyBelle also invites you to follow her on facebook, twitter and her blog for surprise sales and giveaways!
BLOG FEATURE GIVEAWAY: This is special, readers! You have the chance to win one of BailyBelle's Apple Blossom Necklaces - it's perfect for spring and aren't we all. as, BailyBelle says, "done with this winter weather :)" A picture of the necklace appears at the top of this post. So.... visit BailyBelle Creation's Etsy Shop
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