Saturday, January 30, 2010

Member Spotlight: NeonFAZE

Meet Jocelyn of Neon FAZE!

Jocelyn's shop is filled with quirky and colorful jewelry & accessories. She hopes to add clothing to her shop in the future.

1. What school do you attend?

I am currently studying in a college in Philadelphia, PA.

2. What are you currently studying?
I am studying Graphic Design, but I hope to also study Computer Engineering.

3. What types of classes do you get to take? Which one is your favorite, and why?

I've taken most of the basic courses so far, my favorite, I would have to say is English (amazingly, as much as I HATE writing haha), but the English courses at my school focused on some very interesting topics. However, I would have liked to ditch all the papers I had to do -.- lol.

4. What do you want to do when you get out of school?

I really have no idea, I do however, want to end up in New York City :). I would like to work for a magazine, with a graphic design agency, or perhaps go into computers a little more. I also would like to take some time out to travel and such.

5. What are some of your interests and hobbies?

Well, I love making things lol, anything really, from jewelry, clothes, bags, websites, photography, drawing (well I'm working on that lol) and the works. I also love listening to music, hanging out with friends and going to New York City.

6. What is your favorite thing about college so far?

I have yet to find out, I would completely say something stupid like the food lol. But otherwise, I would say meeting new people, having classes that I'm actually interested in and the like.

7. How do you manage your school work and Etsy shop?

I opened my shop in December while I was on break, so as of now, I have yet to learn :)

8. What is the best advice you can offer to a fellow college student crafter?

My advice would be as others have said, school does come first. It's what your future depends on, however, I presume your future could depend on your DIY business depending on how well you do lol. But for the time being, school does come first. Also if crafting is a relaxing thing to do, you can also craft in-between breaks when you're studying for a test or exam :) And never overwork yourself. If you feel that your craft is taking over, suspend it for a while, get your head cleared and such and then go back to it :)




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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Member Spotlight: Blustarfruit

Meet Sarah of Blustarfruit Jewelry!

Sarah makes beautiful silvertone, pearl and crystal earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

1. What school do you attend?

I'm studying at the Medical University of South Carolina.

2. What are you currently studying?
I am in my second year of Physical Therapy school.

3. What types of classes do you get to take? Which one is your favorite, and why?

I have taken musculoskeletal, pharmacology, exercise, pathophysiology courses, and am currently taking neuromuscular and inpatient care courses. I love everything I've taken so far!

4. What do you want to do when you get out of school?

I've known I wanted to work in Physical Therapy since I was 14, and now I know I want to work with premature infants in the NICU when I'm out of school. I'm so excited to start my career!

5. What are some of your interests and hobbies?

Right now I'm planning my wedding, so that's taking up a lot of my free time! Otherwise I love working out and making jewelry.

6. What is your favorite thing about college so far?

I love the constant learning environment of school.

7. How do you manage your school work and Etsy shop?

I always put studying first. I'll go to the library without my laptop to force myself to study =]

8. What is the best advice you can offer to a fellow college student crafter?

My advice would be to begin your etsy shop during a school break, because you'll have to get over the initial obsession before you have to begin your next semester!




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Friday, January 8, 2010

Member Spotlight: Einahpetsneleb

Meet Stephanie (aka Belen) of Belen's Boutique!

Stephanie is known for her super cute crocheted flower headbands and vintage-inspired dangly earrings.
To learn more about Stephanie, visit her blog!

1. What school do you attend?

I currently attend Riverside Community College in Corona, CA, and I'm hoping to transfer to Cal State San Bernardino by Fall '10.

2. What are you currently studying?
I'm majoring in Liberal Studies to become an elementary teacher.

3. What types of classes do you get to take? Which one is your favorite, and why?

I'm currently taking all the gen ed classes required to transfer to CSUSB, A few of them were early childhood development classes, which I enjoyed above all other classes I've taken so far. I love learning about the development of children, and knowing that we adults have the power to raise them so that they may one day become friendly, intelligent, and respectable adults.

4. What do you want to do when you get out of school?

Once I get out of school, I plan on finding a position as an elementary teacher of couse. But I'd also like to fit in simple fun and some traveling, because right now it's all work, study, school over and over again with a little bit of time to keep up with my blog, my shop, and sleep.

5. What are some of your interests and hobbies?

I love what any other person loves: watching movies, singing and dancing to music, hanging out with my friends, shopping, reading and definitely sleeping! I like to craft too, of course, but my main love is jewelry, which is obvious when you take a look at my Etsy shop. On my rare days of freedom, I like to relax with a good book and/or go on an adventure with my best friend to find antique shops to rummage through. I have an intense love for the dark and dusty antique stores piled high with all sorts of old, discarded things to take home, clean, fix up, and decorate my home with.

6. What is your favorite thing about college so far?

My favorite thing about college is the change of classes every few months and meeting new people in each time. Unlike elementary and high school, I'm not stuck with the same 30+ students for an entire year. I've enjoyed--and still enjoy--the many friendships I've made since my first day of college.

7. How do you manage your school work and Etsy shop?

I obviously give school top priority by staying a full-time student without piling too much on myself. I fit my work schedule around my classes by working a few nights and mostly weekends as a barista at Starbucks. With occasional days off from work and school, I do what I can to squeeze in time for crafting. But I do admit that there are times when the creative juices start flowing and I set studying aside for a couple hours to satisfy any crafting urges!

8. What is the best advice you can offer to a fellow college student crafter?

Always, always, always put school first. It's a common piece of advice given to every college student, whether or not you're a crafter, but there's so much truth to it. I've had a few slip-ups throughout my college experience, and lemme tell ya, I'm not very happy about that. When you get your work done sooner, you'll have much more time to enjoy keeping up with your projects and Etsy shop. You won't have the worries associated with an approaching deadline because you'll already be ahead!




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