-Tell us a little bit about yourself
Hi! My name is Lindsey, I'm 26 and I live in Swansea, South Wales. I love tattoos, rockabilly, quirky things and cats!
-What do you sell on Etsy?
My store has two sections; Pickle's Pictures and Pickle's Jewels. Pictures houses my illustration work; offering portraits of people and their pets. I'm hoping to add more work to this section over the coming months, and I'd also like to start selling postcards and prints. Pickle's Jewels houses my real passion; handmade beaded jewellery. I love finding unusual glass beads and combining them to create something beautiful.
-Tell us about the item you want to showcase
The item I would like to share is my Venetian inspired necklace. I am completely in love with Italy, and I find Venice particularly enchanting. For me antique Venetian jewellery really captures the unique beauty of the city, and I was inspired to create my own version; with a modern twist.
I like to use glass beads because of the way they catch the light, and the pleasant weight they give to a final piece. For my Venetian necklace I used glass pearls, floral lampwork beads and Venetian wedding cake beads, which are absolutely stunning. I had a blast making this necklace and many more will be appearing in my shop over the next few weeks.
-How did you come to join Etsy?
I'd been following crafter blogs for a long time, and I noticed several mentioned Etsy. I signed up and started frequenting the Etc and Promotions forums, and not long after that I decided to set up my own store. Etsy is a great outlet for artists and crafters to share their work and get their name out in the public domain.
-Where else can we find you?(blog, facebook, twitter, etc)
I can be found on Blogger at http://ldtillustration.blogspot.com and I'm also on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/LDTillustration
I love hearing from new people, so feel free to come and drop me a comment :)