Contributor post by Ashley of FrenchSoulKnittery
Tell us about yourself.
Two young people who love to work by hands once met in a beautiful old Ukrainian city Lviv. Yulia is already engaged in the manufacture of jewelry, but work together with Edward began to evolve rapidly. Already 3 years we work together and 2 years we have been married.
When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?
It is founded in Ukraine but year ago we going to Estonia, where live part of Eduard’s family. We open ArtKvarta shop in Parnu and want to open one more in Tallinn.
Tell us a bit about your products.
We work with stained glass in Tiffany technique and with fused glass. Glass is a wonderful material to work with. It changes color depending on the lighting and always looks great!
Buying jewelry from ArtKvarta you get a unique thing that combines the traditional technology and modern design.
What inspires your work?
Nature and ornaments of different cultures
What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?
We want to use gemstones and precious metals in jewelry. It is also interesting to combine wood, metal and glass.
What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?
We do not like to make one thing for a long time. Almost every day we are creating something new. For us make easily 100 different earrings than 100 identical.
Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?
Yes we have a studio for working. It is mansard in historic building in city center.
What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?
Don’t need be afraid to praise our products.
Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?
For future sellers I advise not to forget constantly improve. Your articles, photos, description – always try to do even better.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?
I like going to the sea or in the forest. When the weather is good, I and my husband Eduard sit on the bike and go in different places.
What is your favorite quote?
For work very help: I don’t know words “I can not” but only words “I’m lazy brute”!
Where can people find out more about your business?
Our web site with information www.artkvarta.com
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
We believe the world should be filled more things made by hand with love.
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