Friday, October 5, 2012
SHOP FEATURE - october 5th, 2012 - BonitaBellita
come and join us as we feature the fantastic designs of BonitaBellita! Stephanie creates glamorous jewelry, bloom-inspired hair accessories and chic home decor... there is definitely something for everyone in her shop! sit back and enjoy her Q & A - then head off to her shop to use the exclusive DDH discount code!
What made you decide to start your shop?
~ Although I have always loved to work with my hands, for so long I didn't think I could sell these self created pieces. One day a friend of mine told me about etsy. I decided to explore the possibility of opening shop and since I was also becoming more and more unsatisfied with my day job, I left it and became Bonita Bellita.
What type of products do you sell?
~ Originally I only sold hair accessories but now also have glamorous jewelry, beautiful bookmarks, and home decor.
What is your favorite shop accomplishment so far?
~ That's a tough one. I would say the people my shop has reached. There are brides who have come for pieces from my shop from across the world. Who could ask for a bigger compliment? Not to mention that means that my shop is being seen internationally! That was a huge dream realized for me.
~ What is your biggest challenge as an Etsy/online seller?
The biggest challenge is balance. Balance between bold colors and soft colors, family life and work life, gold and silver... eventually it all comes down to that cup of tea in the morning while I sort out my coming priorities.
What is the top selling item in your shop?
~ I have peacock pieces that sell very well for weddings, and the romantic lace jewelry holders quickly find new homes.
Do you have a tip for others selling in the handmade community?
~ I have three tips, actually. 1) Take clean photos with good lighting. It makes all the difference. 2) Be versatile with your work. 3) Enjoy yourself.
What are you currently working on/newest project?
~ My newest project is looking for new and unique jewels to share. I love a good sparkle. Also working on new peacock pieces, soon to come!
Favorite blog or crafty resource that you refer to often!
~ I love some pinterest for inspiration, I can always find a good recipe, gardening tip, or good laugh on there. Also love to bounce ideas with my good friend Caroline from www.etsy.com/shop/PrometheanDesign .
thank you so much, Stephanie! we love your shop and we hope everyone else does too!!! now you can use the code DAILYHANDMADE for 30% off - AND she is also giving away a free gift with each purchase during Oct 2012! you can't beat that!