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4th of July featured Designers

Hello! My name is Dona and I am an Etsy artist who loves making colorful, new and interesting accessories. I was born in the land of tangoes and mate, Argentina, and moved around quite a bit. I am now 22 years old and a chemistry graduate student researching new sources of clean renewable energy. Although chemistry is my training, jewelry making is in my heart. 

I have been passionate about jewelry since an early age, even if that meant exposing my years to beauties I was allergic to. The beginnings of jewelry making for me were not only humble but quite odd. In my physics circuit lab, I was playing with the wires and pliers and after a couple of minutes I made myself a pair of earrings made of resistors and capacitors. 

My inspiration is nature, and thus I enjoy making jewelry with natural materials, as seen in the many items in my shop. My favorites are feathers for their natural beauty and exciting patterns. Whenever I wear feather accessories I feel free, and that is an sense I am trying to share with my costumers. Please, visit my Etsy Shop (www.etsy.com/shop/donaarg) and take a look! Also, you may find my Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/DonaArgs-Shop/138420006234556?sk=app_169505045786

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GRIMM & GRETE
Hello, I’m Lisa and I launched GRIMM & GRETE Jewellery in 2010. I’m a romantic at heart and I’ve always found the stories
behind jewellery pieces to be the most profound.  Whether from the designer, the buyer or the owner; there’s always a story there.
Designing jewellery for GRIMM & GRETE has given me the opportunity to create my own stories about that girl who’s a romantic with an edge.
She appreciates flowers and love letters but rocks an edgy style.   I design with a philosophy that is based in a minimalist aesthetic
with a rocking dose of edge.  I am mostly passionate and inspired by alternative, independent movements and by the romantic mysticism of the universe. 
My pieces are effortless & chic with subtle design details that create the underlying charm and vibe of GRIMM & GRETE.
To find out more visit the shop at:
and our blog at:

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The name is Dannie Nicole, I’m 26 and I have a son who is 7 years old. I love Jesus, I am a substitute teacher and a student. I hand make jewelry and sell them on PeaceFreedomFashion.Etsy.com. I always try to make out of the box products,I guess it's because I've never been considered normal (haha). I came up with the name PeaceFreedomFashion years ago around 2006. Just brain storming, trying to think of a business name, PeaceFreedomFashion is acctually the slogan to my business name Kingdom. I use PeaceFreedomFashion for my Etsy shop because I liked it. This shop is just the beginning of what I would like to do. I'm eventually going to venture out and make clothing and a whole lot of other creative things.
 In the beginning I was just making jewelry for myself, family and friends. Everyone would always tell me that I should sell my jewelry and every time I would wear some of my jewelry out in public it would be at least one person to tell me that they liked what I had made. At about the age of 22 was when I really considered selling my products. I set up at a flea market once in 2007, didn't do very well. I set up at a sidewalk sale in 2010, didn't do very well their either, but I didn't loose hope. In 2010 I set up some of my jewelry to sell in my aunt's beauty shop, it did fair.  Then I found Etsy through a girl who recommend I sell on the site. I started putting up products for sell May 2010, man I wasn't selling anything. My first sell was November 2010, I was really excited. My shop gradually picked up sales but not enough to pay some bills. By 2011 I was like I really need to do something about these sales because part of my dream is for my jewelry to be my power of getting wealth. March 2011 is when I networked with a women through Youtube to market my shop to her viewers then my sales really picked up. I plan to network with a couple more people from Youtube, it will bring in even more sales. My shop is still fairly new, I’m excited to see how it’s going to grow in the future. I love creating, making jewelry, and everything art.
Don’t be shy check me out: PeaceFreedomFashion.Etsy.com

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Hi, I'm Susan. I've been into one artistic adventure after another my whole life from drawing, sewing, painting,crocheting, or anything else I could get my hands on (or into) as a child to the kinds of things I do now. I mostly work in polymer clay, mixed media, and book arts. Though I still enjoy sewing and crocheting when the mood strikes.

My art often tends to be a bit on the dark side, or sometimes whimsical, sometimes it's both! Although I used to sell only in person, I recently opened an Etsy shop where I'm known as SuziWednesday, shop name, "Wednesday's Child." I really was born on a Wednesday, so maybe there's a little truth to that old rhyme!

Links:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SuziWednesday

http://frommydeck.blogspot.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29419739@N03/

http://suzicq.deviantart.com/

Comments

Lisa said…
Thanks so much for the feature Louise! It looks fantastic!

Lisa
SuziCQ said…
Wow! What a lovely post. Thank you so much for featuring me, Louise! I will certainly be following your blog. Thanks again! :)
Thanks for the post! I see you used a different pic though, it's kool. It's nice, thanks again. Take care.

Dannie-
DonaArg said…
Hi Lousie!!

Thank you for featuring my items! Lovely blog and choice of Etsy art!

Thanks!
Dona
DonaArg said…
Oh my twitter is:
http://twitter.com/#!/DonaArgBoutique

and my shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/donaarg
Great artists! I am not sure about that Dr Brassy lady though. She seems like trouble. Ha ha ha
~ Dr Brassy

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