Friday, November 20, 2009

Internet Artisan Interview - Cheryl's Purple Cow

I met Cheryl on a new Etsy group I joined called Facebook Fans on Etsy (FFEST). She is a very active member, and on the internet as a whole. When I saw her purple cow, I knew it would fun to get acquainted. Cheryl is supporting November's Epilepsy Awareness Month, and donating 15% of the sales of any purple item to Family Ties of Nevada to help families affected by epilepsy. So go by her shop this month, and look for her purple items!

  • What's the name of your business/shop?

Cheryl's Purple Cow

  • Do you have a registered domain name and/or a blog ?
http://cherylspurplecow.etsy.com
http://cherylspurplecow.blogspot.com

  • What type of handmade products do you sell?
Jewelry. I make a lot of Awareness Jewelry. I have Epilepsy and November is Epilepsy Awareness Month so there will be a lot of purple Awareness Jewelry. I also have some hematite and metal-free jewelry. I am going to be adding my “Reflections”. Reflections are a candle arrangement that I make as a special order item.

  • Show us a piece you recently finished

  • What are you working on right now? Any sketches?
I don’t make sketches. Most of my designs are trial and error. I am most creative when I don’t have a plan. When I started making my Swarovski Snowflake Earrings, I attached them to the Earwire with a figure 8 loop.









Then I noticed that I could change them and attach them with an Awareness Ribbon Most of my designs happen that way. I usually make something about 3 to 4 times before I get the design that I want.

  • We'd love to see your little corner of the world, where you create.
That would take about a week of cleaning.
  • If you have a website or blog, what do you use for advertising?


I am using an avatar that my Brother and niece designed for me.




  • If you have a website or blog, tell us about your favorite widget.
I love widgets and I have a lot of them. I have 2 penguin widgets on my blog right now. I thought 3 would be overkill. But my favorite is the “Things to Ponder”. “Why isn't there mouse flavored cat food?” I think that is a question that needs to be answered.
  • Are you involved in social networking? What's your favorite and why? If you're not involved, you must have a good reason!
Facebook. I can stay up to date with family and friends there. I have also re-connected with friends from way back. A friend that lived next door to me as a child found me. Her family moved away around 1973.

http://facebook.com/Cheryls.Purple.Cow
http://www.twitter.com/cherylpurplecow


  • All of us can use a helpful business hint once a week. What's yours?
I am a very impatient person and I try to remind myself every day. Rome was not built in a day. Don’t get discouraged.

  • Do you have a "modus operandi" for computing the price of a handmade object? Tell us your formula?
I wish I could find one that worked for every item. But there are some items that just don’t fit into a mold.

  • Where do you see your artwork in one year? Any plans in the works?
I really want to make and promote my Reflections”.





It's time
for the storybeader to pick a favorite!

I really like these earrings, that look like little candies.
They're so realistic, and cute!

3 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

great feature on Purple Cow! It cracked me up when she said showing off her corner of the world would require a week of cleaning first!

Patch said...

Great Featured Artist!!! A week of cleaning.. umm... want to see... :D

Linda Hammelman said...

Very nice in-depth interview! Her jewelry is lovely.

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