Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Please join us in welcoming Andrea and Julia of AJRUSTICCREATIONS our featured members!
Tell us about yourself.
We are 2 English sisters that have married and are living in Greece for the last 20 years. We live in Halkidiki Greece the paradise of Greece as they say, with golden beaches and green forest a stone throw away from our homes.
When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?
9th November 2013
Due to the Greek Crisis we took our fate into our own hands and put our hobby into a business and started our rustic creations.
Tell us a bit about your products.
All our items are handmade in our home workshop, wedding decoration and accessories, home ware, table ware and seasonal items mostly from burlap – hessian.
What inspires your work?
Our hobby was creating useful and economical products for the everyday housewives or brides to be etc.
What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?
We would love to grow and be able to please all our customers so they may become regular buyers and to have a good name within Etsy for our products and service.
What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?
We try to be economical, unique, elegant although keeping the rustic theme.
Always willing to help the customer to have the item they dreamed of.
Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?
My spare room and basement has been turned into the cutting room and creative workshop.
Where can people find out more about you and your business?
We have a Facebook page, twitter account, instagram account, tumblr account, Linkedin account, Wanelo account and of course on Etsy.com.
What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known beforehand?
Our items are handmade with love and care and so they are unique and personal.
Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?
That practice makes perfect and we have learned from mistakes and to take adivce from other Estians.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?
We have dogs so walking them is a hobby, swimming in our crystal blue seas and of course spending time with our families enjoying their company.
What is your favorite quote?
Elegant and unique.
Enhance your special occasion.
If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.