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1. What is your inspiration for making your jewelry?
|Wonderful Victorian choker|
I derive most of my inspiration from gothic and macabre art, the occult, and history.
2. What do you do when you get "art-blocked"?
I try to browse some of my “muse” blogs or go see an art exhibit if I am really uninspired for some reason.
3. What brought you the idea of selling on etsy?
I was originally a customer on etsy and loved the idea of buying handmade directly from the artist. I decided to open a shop when I started my jewelry line as a way to “test” my designs out in the marketplace before I launched ghostlove.com.
4. When you are not making new accessories and selling them on etsy, you are....?
Well, I am shamefully addicted to tumblr, so you can usually find me there wasting time. Otherwise I am working on stories or music.
5. Any tattoos to be proud of?
Nope. No tattoos on my body. I used to have nipples rings by I took them out recently.
|an accessory of the Pirate collection|
6. favorite mythical creature?
I love the idea of a babel fish, although that is not technically mythical.
7. combat boots or a corset?
Definitely combat boots lately…but I have been known to rock a ribcage corset from Louise Black.
8. Favorite bands/ books?
Lately I’ve been really into Austra, Zoe Keating, and Cults but my favorite band is New Model Army.
Don’t have a favorite book, but I just read J-Pod and it was awesome.
9. What's a tip you would give to a potential etsy seller?
Keep in mind that there are now millions of etsy shops, all competing for eyes. Make sure your product has a good description, great photos and competitive pricing.
10. What is something daring you would want to do?
I would like to go backpacking across Asia with my beau.
11. Anarchy or rebellion?
Definitely rebellion. There is always a massive concentration of human energy lurking just below the surface of everyday life that has the power to change the world. Sometimes I can actually feel it and it sort of wakes me up inside.
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