Thursday, March 27, 2008

Friday Features - Julia Belle Vintage

Julie Belle Vintage - "I find inspiration in all things vintage."

Give us a summary of your shop, and how you got started?
My shop is all about using old items to make something new and wearable! I've been a member of etsy for a long time, but didn't start selling until August 07. One day I just decided to go for it!

What motivated you to open your shop?
I was wearing a lot of my own jewelry, and getting tons of compliments. I finally decided to take a shot and see if others would feel the same way about it. I'm so happy I did!

How did you select your name?

Julia Belle Vintage is named after my daughter, Julia Belle! My username is actually myhools, which I never would have used if I knew I'd be a seller one day! We call our daughter Jules, which somehow turned to hools. So myhools is actually my daughter.

What makes your shop unique?
I like to think that I use vintage, everyday materials in a new and interesting way.

Do you sell anywhere outside of etsy
? If so, where?
Yes, you can find my work at a sweet antique/resale shop in Ridgefield, IL called To Market, To Market.

How long have you been making your craft?
A few years now. I love it!

Is it your full-time job?
No, etsy is just part-time. I work full time at a publishing company during the day.

How do you balance work, and/or your shop, and home?
I definitely have trouble doing this well! Somehow I manage...just don't judge my housekeeping skills at the moment.

What is your favorite material.
Antique book pages, postage stamps, any old paper!

What inspires you?
Books and old photos, mostly. I just love finding an old item that I can turn into something new. I love thinking about the life it had before it came into my possession.

Click HERE to visit Julie Belle Vintage


Crazy Times Candle & Bath Co. said...

Very nice!

I love reading these interviews.

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

Wonderful feature!!! I will definitely visit her shop and yours too!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I like the q&a my blog is very simplistic, I guess I'm only creative when I draw.

TexasTesla said...

She has a neat shop, and great pictures/presentation of her items!

Little Pods Clothing said...

What a sweet name to your adorable shop! My shop it similar... the name really. Little Pods is because we called my son, Sam, while in Utero The PeaPod to which we shorted into 'Pod' so the name Little Pods just seemed natural, for all kids. I enjoyed reading your survey. said...