We would like to introduce you to JewelsbyTrish! Look at this gorgeous bracelet! Love that caramel colored focal bead!
1. Your name, nickname and a little about who you are.
Tricia, Trish, wife & mother of 2, 1st grade teacher, Mary Kay consultant, & jewelry maker.
2. Surprise us with something about you that you think will shock us!
I am a Gemini-the twins! It is true that a Gemini has 2 personalities! When I was in college, I became enchanted by the French language so began taking French classes to satisfy my electives. I got all the way up to Conversational French--the ENTIRE class was taught in French! I wanted desperately to move to France & talked of doing it so much that I terrified my friends! My introverted "twin" finally took over & made me stay home with my family and boyfriend who became my husband.
3. What is your main craft/art/collectible?
handmade jewelry--love sterling silver, wire wrapping, Swarovski crystals, & cool gemstones.
4. How did you start with Etsy?
Frustrated with lack of traffic on another website; got recommendation about Etsy from several friends.
5. Any secrets to share for success? or What tool do you use to track your success?
Belief in yourself and a passion for your dream! You have to get yourself out there and trust that your work is awesome. The belief in your product is charismatic.
6. Hobbies or pastime when you are not doing Etsy.
Love to read, love animals, scrapbooking, farming on FarmTown on Facebook!
7. Where would your dream vacation be? and why.
Hmmmm....tough one. For the family, 2 weeks in Disney World. It is truly a magical place and the excitement and wonder in the eyes of your children is priceless!!
For my husband and I, a safari trip in Africa. I think the beauty of the African safari is amazing and would love to see the culture there.
8. What do you hope to contribute and gain from Hearts and Hands United?
I hope to contribute to the feeling of a family here, making new friends and pushing each other to become successful. Success in finding happiness and joy or support when times are rough both in our personal lives as well as our businesses. What you give comes back two fold.
9. Where can people find you?
Your shop address - http://jewelsbytrish.etsy.com
Blog Address - http://jewelsbytrish.blogspot.com
Facebook address - http://facebook.com/jewelsbytrish
Twitter - http://twitter.com/jewelsbytrish
10. Where do you draw your inspiration from? Your strength?
My inspiration comes from various places. Sometimes its from the beauty of animals and nature, sometimes its the gemstones themselves "speaking" to me. Strength: Making jewelry for me is not about getting rich, it's a creative outlet for me. I enjoy the hunt of a great gem or component as much as making a piece. I love everything I make so it gives me joy in my heart!
11. Free writing anything you want to say.
I am loving this team! The friendship across the miles so far has been amazing! Knowing you are not alone in this big bad world of business and having a go at doing what you love is priceless. It amazes me that there are so many out there with the same goal as myself, yet are willing to help me to success. This is truly a great TEAM!!!