Thursday, October 23, 2008

Interview with Piggy's Little Shop

There are Etsy shops that just sort of "stand out" above the rest and Piggy's Little Shop is one of them. Professional, great photos and lovely items...the recipe for success! Her jewelry is so lovely. And she resides in Singapore..... the other side of the world from my location!

1)When did you start making your craft/art?
I started making jewelry a few years back and it was purely self-taught and out of interest. I only started selling them online Ebay & Etsy only about slightly less than 2 years ago. I got to know Etsy via another local artist at a craft show.

2)Tell us about a little about yourself!
I am the eldest in my family. I am currently engaged to the most wonderful man and soon to be married to him in Dec! I come from Singapore (a small country aka a dot on a world map). I have a day job working in the IT department in a Bank. So everyday after work, I will come home and work on my jewelry. I spend more time at my craft during the weekends as compared to the weekdays.

3)What inspires you to create?
I get inspired from everything and anything that I come across. I love reading magazines, surfing the net, reading blogs & design sites. I also love going to the museums and art galleries. So I guess I get my inspirations from there.

4)Tell us something about yourself that would surprise others!
Hmmmm... let's see.. I am NOT a technie even though I hold an IT job. I always tell people that I am the "I" of IT instead of the "T" which stands for Technology. "I" stands for Information. In fact, I am not a gadget person and quite a dummy to technical terms. =)

5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?
Friends, Family, Forums (I am on the forums EVERYDAY), blogs, Providing good customer service which helps me build a good rapport with my existing customers.

6)Without the benefit of a picture, how would you describe your work area?
Lack of SPACE.. My work area is a small flat round sturdy cushion seat that I have placed in front of the TV. My supplies are nicely packed in ziplock bags and in big paper boxes. I love to work in front of the TV. For some reason, it does not distracts me and sometimes gives me more inspiration than distraction.

Congrats to Piggy on her upcoming of luck to you!!

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