Happy Friday, Everyone! Today's Featured Friday is Etsy shop owner, Liz. I had the pleasure of talking to Liz a few weeks ago to talk about her shop, Craft to the Radio. In our interview she told me about her inspiration for starting her shop and what crafting materials she likes to work with the most. Let's see what she has to say!
Current Location: Philadelphia, PA
Tell us a little about Craft to the Radio.
Recently I found a big box of buttons, chains and fabrics in my mom's basement. I started making jewelry with some of the interesting pieces. It quickly became a hobby I really enjoyed. I work at a high-stress office job, crafting is a great way for me to be creative and relax after work.
What inspired you to start your Etsy Shop, Craft to the Radio?
I was wearing a pair of earrings I made one day and a co-worker complimented them and mentioned that he would love to buy a pair for his girlfriend. He then encouraged me to turn my hobby into a business.
What prints, patterns or materials are inspiring your newest pieces in your collection?
All things vintage! I have been recently addicted to the show Mad Men (thanks to Netflix Instant Watch). Their 1950's style on the show has been really inspiring.
If you could make jewelry for any celebrity, who would it be and what would you make?
Zooey Deshanel! I love her retro style with a modern twist.
How do you choose what materials you make your jewelry out of?
I get a lot of the materials at thrift stores. I look for fabrics and buttons that are unique.
I also know that you have a blog! Could you tell us about that?
Yes! I have been blogging for several years. My main topic is music. I post weekly mixes and write about new bands that are worth checking out. Some other topics I cover are fashion, books and current events. Stop by and say hello! I love the blogosphere and discovering new blogs to follow.
Want to learn more about Liz? Check her out on her blog!