Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Tell us about yourself.
We are a couple that loves creating and exploring new things. Most of our inspiration comes from nature: Wild forests, beaches, rivers, ancient myths and magic. We love spending time and creating together.
When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?
We opened our shop just half a year ago, in 2016 June. Opening a shop was a bit of a challenge for us, because we do not like to put value on our creations. There were quite few little things made that needed new home, and we thought that someone in the world would enjoy having them. It gives us joy to know that our little creations travel all around and reaches countries such Australia, New Zealand, Canada, America. Maybe one day we could visit all these beautiful countries, but for now, we send a little piece of our hearts with our creations.
Tell us a bit about your products.
We use different techniques and materials to make our products. Most of our goods are collected from sandy beaches of Baltic sea, deep and dark forests in Lithuania, or recycled from other things to give them second life.
Items we make are unique and there will be no same item in the world, our shop is small and it is because we do not make huge amount of things. Each little piece first created in head, then drafted on paper and finally made by hands using lots of love and skills, such as pyrography, carving wood, engraving stone, leather working, flint knapping and more.
What inspires your work?
We get inspired from many things, but mostly – nature and the magical world around us.
What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?
Our future goals for new year is to find little bit more time for creating more unique items, also to set up our little work shop where we could keep our tools and create freely. The dream for our business is to keep making unique things that other people like and send them all around the world. We do not care about quantity, quality is our priority.
What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?
We never make same item again. All of them are unique and has a little touch of magic in them.
Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?
For now we work in home, sometimes our creations born in the beach during holidays, or in the forest when we go for a walk, but in spring we are going to set up separate work space in the store house, where we could keep all our tools, materials and create comfortably.
What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?
We enjoyed learning new things during the process of shop creation and developing, so we can’t say that we wanted to know everything before we started.
We learned how amazing and good feeling overflows you when your little creation finds new home, and the person who bought it is happy.
Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?
To put lots of heart in your work, and do not let others to stop you in any way.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?
We love riding bikes, traveling, swimming, drawing, reading, creating and many more things that makes us happy.
What are your favorite quotes?
Imagination is more important than knowledge – Albert Einstein
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them – Paulo Coelho
Where can people find out more about your business?
Our Facebook account: wizardcave.
Our Instagram account: wizardcave.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Sending all our love!
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