Friday, March 13, 2009

Featured Artist Spotlight: Dragonfly Key

I have been so fortunate to have other people promoting my shops for me lately, that I decided I wanted to share the love and promote some people myself! This is the first in a month long (maybe longer?) Featured Artist spotlight I will be running here, Each artist I pick will have center stage on my blog for a few days.

My first featured artist is Tashina of Dragonfly Key. I met Tashina in the Second Chance BNS Thread on Etsy She has some beautiful items for sale.

I’m Tashina and I’m 17. I live in Northern Virginia, up in the mountains, with my parents and my little brother with 4 cats, one chihuahua, and one rabbit.

1. When did you start making jewelry and how did you get into it?

Well, I started making jewelry at 13 just as an extra hobby, something to get my mind off life, basically, but once I started doing it, I could not stop. However, anything I made back then, you will never see now. They are only things my Mom cherishes now.

2. Where do you get the ideas for your jewelry creations?
Sometimes I see something in a magazine or a window shop and say, “I’m going to duplicate that.” Never happens. My creativity seems to make it into a completely different piece of art. Other times, I will just have a pendant, but then I draw what I want the piece to look like. The drawing sometimes does not look anything the finished piece either.

3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself as an author and jewelry designer, married, with one or two kids, and living in a little Tudor style cottage on a small farm with two dogs and miniature horses. Can’t you tell how much I have planned this out? I would love to be right there now because that is how I picture my little paradise on earth…but if it could be by the ocean, it would be even better, ha-ha.

4. If you could start over with your business, is there
anything you would do differently?

Well, my business has barely taken off in my opinion, but I probably would not do anything different except maybe add more variety, but that is coming to my shop though, so I don’t know if that counts, haha.

Be sure to check out Tashina's shop on Etsy...


Haru-Dori said...

great interview! she makes lovely jewelry. :)

Tashina Falene said...

Thank you for the feature, Chic! You've made my weekend, hehe!

storybeader said...

great looking jewelry!

Lisa said...

I just love your blog and your jewerly , it is so beautiful. I was wondering if you have a button that I could use to add you to my blog! If you do would you be so kind to email me the code Thanks

Sedie said...

Great work! Nice interview. Thanks for sharing someone new! BTW - I've left something for you at my blog.

Panda said...

She has very beautiful jewelry! Wow! :D

Lisa said...

You have some beautiful jewerly !