Friday, December 11, 2009

Internet Artisan Interview - Linda B's Beaded Jewelry

Linda has a load of small jewelry items that are so very simple and sweet. And it's perfect timing to show everyone her Judaica items, with the first night of Chanukah starting tonight. Linda is the Team Captain of the EtsyChai team, and a member of three other etsy teams: EtsyTwitter, EtsyBloggers and EtsyBead. She has a site on 1000markets, and is a member of two marketplaces there. Not only does she work fulltime; she's an active tweeter and blog poster. So stop by her blog, and see what she's all about!

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

http://lindab142.etsy.com

  • Do you have a registered domain name and/or a blog?
Blog: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com
Website: http://LinorStore.com
  • What type of handmade products do you sell?
I create handbeaded jewelry, keychains, bookmarks, car jewelry, stamped paper greeting cards, candles

  • Show us a piece you recently finished

Blue beaded wire kippah for Jewish women
  • What are you working on right now? Any sketches?
You can see pics on my blog on Sun. post

  • If you have a website or blog, what do you use for advertising? What do your avatars look like?
I tweet for some advertising, belong to some Etsy teams, and write press releases. You can see my avatars at my shop and blog.
  • If you have a website or blog, tell us about your favorite widget.
On Blogspot, my favorite widget is the Share application that allows me to post to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.


  • Which online selling venues do you use? What do you like best about each one?


Yes, I have my Website, which needs updating at http://LinorStore.com,
http://linorstore.1000markets.com
http://lindab142.artfire.com (temporarily).

I also have photos at http://yourhandmade.ning.com/profile/LindaBlatchford63 and http://facebook.com/linorstore


  • Are you involved in social networking? What's your favorite and why? If you're not involved, you must have a good reason!
I love tweetdeck and am on the EtsyTwitter team.

  • All of us can use a helpful business hint once a week. What's yours?
If you blog, promote other shops on your blog and in the forums.

  • Do you have a "modus operandi" for computing the price of a handmade object? Tell us your formula?
I take the cost times x factor depending on the complexity of the item and listing costs, etc.
  • We'd love to see your little corner of the world, where you create.
I have to get more pics, but my blog from Sun. has a couple of projects underway.
  • Where do you see your artwork in one year? Any plans in the works?
I get inspired when the muse strikes. I'm not sure where or what I'll be creating in a year, but maybe working with wirewrap techniques. I'm self taught, but for that, I may need a little help. My plans are to increase my exposure offline and online and to find a niche market offering unique designs from my visions.
  • OK, it's the storybeader's turn to pick a favorite.
I really like Linda's Hanukkah Jewish Charm Bracelet. It's so versatile - it would look great with jeans, or you can be dressed up. Great prices, too.

5 comments:

MagdaleneJewels said...

Another great interview! Didn't know of Linda B's shop. She has some really nice things. My daughter married into a Jewish family and tomorrow night they will be celebrating Chanukah with her in-law, then they come here on Christmas eve. They never really knew what Christmas was until they started coming here - now they have a tree! But I never know what is appropriate to give my DIL's parents as a gift your Chanukah bracelet is a thought, and am going to check out your shop for other gift ideas.
Thanks again for another great and interesting interview and bringing to our attention another great shop!

Patch said...

Thank you for great interview (again).. New shop in the list.. :D

BeadedTail said...

Another wonderful interview of a talented artisan!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a great interview! I appreciate hearing more about the artist behind the artwork.

Zoya Gutina said...

Very interesting!

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