Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mom Behind the Shop: Creations With Heart

This week's Mom Behind the Shop is Creations With Heart, aka Julie. Julie is sponsoring a giveaway of a very pretty Paws In Your Heart Sterling Silver Toggle Bracelet. We decided to interview her to find out more about this giving mom in our Artfire Cafemom Team. So here is a bit about this talented mom!

Who are you: I'm Julie, a "dog mom" of two furry girls! Creations With Heart is my shop that I enjoy running and playing with. I love to make jewelry, take pictures of nature (and my dogs!) and really enjoy every minute of the day!

What kinds of items do you sell: I sell classic and western jewelry using gemstones, Swarovski Crystals, Czech glass and so much more. Many of my designs will have matching pieces. I love coordinating jewelry! I also enjoy designing petite jewelry. It's mostly smaller in size and lighter in weight. The paw print jewelry has a special place in my heart. My dogs are a major part of my life and they inspire me to use those cute little paw prints! I have such a love for all animals, I can't keep them out of my creations. You're bound to find something that suits your style. I like to make it all!

What made you get into your craft/what inspires you:
Remember those great friendship bracelets? That's where it all started! I made tons of those which lead me to start using other materials. I'd see a bracelet I liked, but it would be too big, so I'd go home and make one myself that fit! I made necklaces on and off for awhile and ended up too busy with school work. It wasn't until 2006 (many, many years later) that I started again and found it so relaxing. I would read magazines and look on the internet for different techniques to try and teach myself. Then it was suggested that I sell my jewelry on my own website, which lead me to Etsy and this year to ArtFire. Now I can't stop! I love it!!

My family, dogs, nature and God inspire me. I only wish I could work fast enough to catch up with my thoughts! Every day is a new day and I look forward to what it will bring!

Tips for online businesses: Do a lot of research! Don't be in a rush - enjoy the journey. Talk to people and learn from their experiences. Make a list of everything you want to learn and be patient - it will happen. Never feel like you're below anyone. Be confident in yourself - it will show through in your work. Never stop learning new things. Always remember who you are and be yourself!

Tips for moms : I'm a "dog mom", so here are my tips for you. Know and understand your pet inside and out. They are part of the family. Be patient, calm and kind. Your pet depends on you for their well-being every single day. Forever and always - love them! ❤

What is your favorite place to visit:
Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island. There's so much history and fun to enjoy! Ok, I'll live there!

Your comfort food: Brownies!! They're good anytime of the day! So moist and chocolaty!

If you were able to do anything in the world, what would it be and why: I would rescue all the homeless animals and have them live with me because I would take care and love each and every one!

I would want to help, take care and keep safe, all the elderly that live alone or don't have any family because they are such an important part of our lives and we have so much to learn from them!

Be blessed financially with enough to share with my family and those in need and be able to sell my jewelry and give all the proceeds to multiple charities.


Thank you Julie for sharing all of this great information with us!

Make sure you go and enter her giveaway!