Saturday, September 3, 2011

Etsy Love

It is time for my very first etsy shop interview! What makes this one so special besides it being my first? Well she is from Indiana, and even better.... Indianapolis!!!!! Um thats where I am from too :) So I am excited to share this amazing shop Spice of Life Designs and her beautiful creations! Enjoy!

~What is the name of your etsy shop and how did it come about? My Etsy shop is called Spice of Life Designs - my name is Megan, and growing up my mom called me Nutmeg. I was looking for a shop name that would cover everything I was making at the time - and the phrase 'variety is the spice of life' kept running through my head... when I first started out I named everything after something food or kitchen related - that seems so cheesy now. :)

Natural Quartz Rock Crystal Earrings Sterling Silver

~Tell me about yourself! Anything! My favorite drink at Starbucks is the Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte, I have three kids, they are all unschooled here at home and my life is pretty much messy and chaotic all the time.

~What do you sell on Etsy? How long have you been making it? I currently sell modern, eco friendly jewelry handforged in recycled sterling silver with natural mineral and gemstone accents. Opening my shop was a New Year's resolution in 2008 - but I didn't get the nerve to list anything until almost April. My early shop included strung gemstone jewelry, photography, and hand sewn bags. We do a lot of running around and lugging the sewing machine seemed, well, impractical.... so I settled on developing my skills as a jewelry artisan. First adding in wire wrapping and expanding to include metalsmithing in the last year or so.

~What are your hobbies? Does sleep count as a hobby? If not - it should! I feel super blessed to say that one of my hobbies helps support my family. I also love photography, when it gets cold I pretend to knit, and my waistline or lack thereof attests to the fact that I'm no stranger to whipping up a killer dessert...

~You can find SPice of Life Designs on:

My website - (which currently forwards to my Etsy shop, but will become a stand alone site at some point...)

Mailing List for monthly news, special offers, show updates and coupon codes -

Grunged Medium Teardrop Recycled Silver Post Earrings

~What goals do you have for yourself in the future? I'm constantly looking to improve my skill repertoire - and want to play with enamels and glass in my jewelry. I'd love to get to a point where my business is strong enough to support our family and my husband can stay home and manage the business side of things while I do what I love most - create! I'm looking to add more regional art fairs to my calendar and would love to get to the point where we are 'gypsies' for at least part of the year, traveling the country from art show to art show - taking time to explore along the way.

Custom Heart Family Tree Mother's Necklace As seen on IndyStyle tv



Megan Martin - Spice of Life Designs said...

Thanks for the feature, Erin - And as a special for your blog readers: coupon code FP811 is good for 20% off of purchases made by September 30, 2011!

Erin Keys said...

Awesome! Thanks so much again!!

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