1., How did you find Etsy? One of my friends introduced me to Etsy after she saw me searching for buttons to buy online. She has a friend who sells on it and thought it would appeal to me.
2., How did you get into the craft/artwork that you do now? I've always loved beads but never did much with them besides stringing before this summer. A lot of my inspiration came from all of the wonderful jewelry that I saw on Etsy. I also saw a few pieces that I loved during a visit to the Amana Colonies (http://www.amanacolonies.com). I decided to challenge myself to learn how to make more interesting beaded jewelry. My inspiration from button bracelets came purely from all of the neat button creations that I saw on Etsy.
3., What inspires you? My fellow Etsy artists continue to be a source of inspiration. I love almost all colors and am constantly inspired by different color combinations that I see. I also love looking through jewelry instruction books for inspiration.
4., Who is your fav. artist? The two Etsy artists who have inspired me more than anybody else are Carol (http://sandfibers.etsy.com) and MaryLou (http://time2cre8.com).