#CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 – CerenaLevene

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#CIJPopUpMarket #4 Shop – Cerena from CerenaLevene

CerenaLevene

CerenaLevene

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My Shop is called CerenaLevene. I work from my Studio:Studio Make Believe with Walter, our doggie.

My inspiration is derived from my family, my home and my garden.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

I once was prominently a portrait artist, painting in oil. Now I sew, and I paint everything that makes me happy.

3. What do you love most about your work?

The feeling that simple things can make others happy too.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

I use Pandora to stream for Santana, Sinatra, and Esteban.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I use my public library often, they notify me when each book I have asked for online, is ready for pick up!

I just finished “The Girl Before” by JP Delaney

I read at night in bed, just before sleep.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: StudioMakeBelieve

Instagram: cerenalevene

Pinterest: CerenaLevene

Twitter: CerenaLevene

#CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 – Cynhumphrey

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#CIJPopUpMarket #4 Shop – Cindy from Cynhumphrey

Cynhumphrey

Cynhumphrey

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My shop is known as Cynhumphrey. I am drawn to colors in nature photographs when it comes to inspiration for me when creating products.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

When I first started on Etsy, I was solely creating jewelry. I now include repurposed items as well as home and garden decor.

3. What do you love most about your work?

Most of my products are one-of-a-kind items. I love being able to offer something unique to my customers.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

I really don’t have motivational music that I listen to when I’m creating my items. However, I am a firm believer in women maximizing their fullest potential and believing they can do anything they put their mind to doing. If you can dream it, you can do it.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

Working outside of the home at a full time job and running an Etsy shop doesn’t give me a lot of time to read. When I do read, it’s usually informative material on how to improve my shop experience.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: CynhumphreyCreativeCreations

Pinterest: Cindy Humphrey

Twitter: Cindy Humphrey

#CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 – kensingtonminiatures

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#CIJPopUpMarket #4 Shop – Gail from kensingtonminiatures

kensingtonminiatures

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My shop is Kensington Miniatures. I look to real-life in order to create my miniatures… Often I will take photos of things that catch my eye, and I keep a notebook filled with ideas for scenes and items. As a collector since childhood, I have always been fascinated with tiny creations that mirror full-size things.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

It was my daughter who encouraged me to sell my creations. One Mother’s Day her surprise for me was to set up a shop on Etsy so that I would have a start in business. I added my profile, philosophy, and photos to begin. At first I only listed a few items, but as I continued to gain confidence, I added more miniatures and branched out with more variety of product choices.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love creating miniatures; it is a passion, not a job for me. It has also offered me an outlet when life hands me challenges. I am happiest listening to show tunes and popular music. Often I will pop in a favorite movie while I am working.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

I listen to show tunes and popular music of the 60’s and 70’s. I don’t currently have a specific playlist. The Beatles, the Beach Boys, Carly Simon get me motivated.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I have many interests-reading being one of them. I read many genres. I just finished a James Patterson novel, but I also love biographies, family histories, and how-to books. Reading in bed is a must before falling off to sleep every night.

6. What are your social media sites?

I am currently on Instagram and love seeing new followers every day, as well as seeing other artists’ work. I find it all so varied and inspirational, and get to make new friends too!

Instagram: kensingtonminiatures

#CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 – EveryoneLovesGifts0

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#CIJPopUpMarket #4 Shop – Julie from EveryoneLovesGifts0

EveryoneLovesGifts0

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My shop name is EveryoneLovesGifts0.

As I make jewellery I look for inspiration everywhere, nature is a great one for inspiration with all the colours, textures and designs all around us.

I also love to look around for different beads and charms, when looking I get ideas in my head with what I can do with what.

As I suffer from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I like to create different jewellery designs to incorporate the purple look, I make designs on what I think my customer likes.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

Since I first started on Etsy at the end of 2015 my shop has evolved with the amount of jewellery designs I offer, I believe my photography has got better with time with more improvements available.

I also believe you never stop learning about you and your shop as both always evolve over time.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love that my customers wear my jewellery and like it. I love everything all about my work even though it is hard work to keep a business moving I enjoy everything about it to stand back and say ‘I did that’.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

Not everyone shares my playlist but I do love my dance music, anything that gets you moving to the music really uplifts me and gets my drain going.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I don’t have a favorite place to read but I do read in bed, in the garden when its nice and in my conservatory surrounded by the outside world.

Right now I am reading a book called ‘Charlie Mike’ that is a true story about veterans linked by tragedy. They come home from their tours wounded. Eric Greitens and Jake Wood wanted to help people even though they have left the military. Fellow soldiers debark to Haiti after the 2011 earthquake or in New York City after Hurricane Sandy.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: EveryoneLovesGifts

Instagram: EveryoneLovesGifts

Twitter: EveryoneLovesGifts

#CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 – GusandOllie

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#CIJPopUpMarket #4 Shop – Jessica from GusandOllie

GusandOllie

GusandOllie

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

The name of my Etsy shop is: Gus and Ollie.

I am inspired my love of children and the every day. Living abroad means something new around every corner.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

Not only have my handmade toys become more polished over time, but I think their evolution has been matched by demand and suggestions from many of the friends, family and lovely customers.

Where I saw a need for safe toys for babies – I came up with my Taggy Giraffe, which is now a best seller.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love that I can go to my studio every day and just disappear into my world of colour, design and creativity. I strive to make a high quality product that is also original, eye catching and full of character.

I love hearing from my customers, who often send me photos of their children with my toys – that they’ve immediately become firm favourites.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

My playlists are so eclectic, I think some would find them strange. I love listening on shuffle, so I never know what’s coming next. It ranges from 90’s funk & 60’s rock’n roll, to acoustic jams and movie soundtracks! Anything that gets my foot tapping along.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I have spent much of this year turning to a healthy lifestyle. I am currently reading “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod, “You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life” by Bek Borucki and for my love of books “The Bookshop Book” by Jen Campbell. Bookshops are what I miss most about living in Germany. Bookshops filled with books in german just aren’t the same as the one’s at home.

My favourite places to read are by a window in a cosy cafe, with a perfect coffee and my notebook to take notes & draw ideas.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: GusandOllieHamburg

Pinterest: GusandOllie

Twitter: GusandOllie

Blog: GusandOllie

#CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 – FarfallaDorata

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#CIJPopUpMarket #4 Shop – Roberta from FarfallaDorata

FarfallaDorata

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

The name of my shop is FARFALLADORATA and I take inspiration from the nature and the animals

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

From a little shop that sell little jewelry inspired my nature become a bigger shop with more products like tshirts, tote bags, coloring pages, iphone covers and more.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love to paint the animals and the nature.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

I like to listen pop musics and movies soundtracks.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

My favorite place to read is the park near my home and I’ve just finished the book To kill a To Kill a Mockingbird.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: FarfallaDorataCreations

Instagram: farfalladoratacreations

Blog: farfalladorata

#CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 – SueEllenDreamland

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#CIJPopUpMarket #4 Shop – Antonia from SueEllenDreamland

SueEllenDreamland

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

The name of my shop is Sue Ellen Dreamland.

I mainly make jewelry of various materials, polymer clay, metal, silk cocoons, sea glasses, yarns, shells, wood and more!

The materials themselves sometimes give me inspiration, but above all, Nature (mostly the Sea, as I come from the Aegean sea Greek Island of Naxos) and Art!

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

My store has been in place since 2015, but I have not achieved great sales stuff … but yes, I’m trying! I hope in the end to succeed, because I make my work with joy, responsibility and love!

3. What do you love most about your work?

Mostly I like the fact that from an amorphous raw material, I make something beautiful that I can share with the others! It makes me very proud to see a necklace of mine worn by a girlfriend!

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

I like good music, no matter what kind, but when I create I hear more Greek music!

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I love reading, I like science fiction, police literature and horror (a great follower of Steven King and Joe Nesbo), but also Classic Literature. I am currently reading again the “Tavern” of Emil Zola! And of course I almost all the time read in bed!

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: lesbijouxkosmima

Pinterest: Antoniaaat