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Featured Seller: drika.b

Jun 17, 2011

by DrikaB

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us about yourself.
Hello everyone! My name is Adriana Bezerra, a.k.a drika.b. I was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil. I’m fluent in Portuguese, not a good Samba dancer and will most likely fall asleep while watching a soccer game. I have a master’s degree in architecture with a major in industrial design. I’ve been married for 14 years and have a dog named Cierra. My husband and I moved from Brazil to the San Francisco Bay area a decade ago and, in two months, we will be temporarily relocating to New York. I can’t wait!

Apart from creating, what do you do?
Running drika.b is my full-time job. I also do volunteer work for an international organization on the side. Photography is one of my passions; I consider my camera as an extension of my hand. Reading is also one of my favorite pastimes — I cannot go to bed before reading at least a dozen pages of a book.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
You Were Right, I’m Not Right All the Time! To be released after my death, only one print, dedicated to my loving husband.

Where does your inspiration come from?
It’s all about what catches my eye. I’m mostly inspired by simple shapes, bold colors, geometric patterns and textures. Japanese and Scandinavian home décor magazines and design blogs are also great sources for ideas and inspiration.

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What does handmade mean to you?
It means authenticity, creativity and heartfelt design.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
I must say, mio nonno (my Italian grandpa) Armando! He was always supportive of my “inventive” ideas. He would take me to a fabric store and let me pick any fabric I wanted so I could sew dresses for my dolls. He also had an art studio set up for me in his garage. I spent most of my time as a child drawing, painting, sewing and building things there.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
It was November 18, 2006, the day I made my first sale on Etsy. Before that day, I was just a creative girl who liked to make things her way.

How would you describe your creative process?
It varies. Sometimes, I start by sketching on a piece of paper and other times by making patterns on white duck canvas. Because I’m a bit of a perfectionist, it can take months until I’m happy with the shape and proportion of any bag. As part of the process of creating a bag, I sew a rough version of it, hang it on a board and stare at it for a long, long time. I do take lots of pictures of me wearing it before choosing the perfect fabric combination. I keep a board with fabric samples and it takes forever for me to come to a decision.

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If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Leonardo da Vinci! He was an incredible inventor, painter, architect, engineer, scientist and it seems he was never afraid to look beyond traditional thinking. He accomplished so much in just one lifetime. How did he do it?

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
When I moved from Brazil to the United States, my grandmother gave me her pearl earrings as a gift. They are my most treasured handmade object. “Don’t forget about us,” she said. Every time I wear them it feels like home and being with family.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
Playing with my dog Cierra and my stuffed dog Doug does the trick. Eating a Belgian waffle with Nutella while watching Sleepless in Seattle or Runaway Bride also helps. If all else fails, I go out and buy Japanese stationery, notebooks or handmade wrapping paper.

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Where would you like to be in ten years?
I hope I’m still finding joy as a handbag designer or doing something else that I love — maybe fabric design or professional photography. Perhaps I’ll even move my home studio to Italy!

In my everyday life, I hope I’m still having coffee every morning with my husband, enjoying new and old friends’ company and speaking fluent Italian and French. Also, going on my annual trips to Brazil to see my family and buy shoes.

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426 comments

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    Congrats Adriana! Beautiful work!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Your creations are fun. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your endeavor. .g.

  • tangente

    tangente said 5 years ago

    Congrats. I was just admiring your purses yesterday :)

  • Beautifullyelegant

    Beautifullyelegant said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I love your creations! :)

  • thriftstore

    thriftstore said 5 years ago

    This lady is delightful! Love her store!

  • 464Handmade

    464Handmade said 5 years ago

    love your bags!! ... great interview, your studio rocks! congrats on the feature!!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 5 years ago

    Love your work!

  • angryhairjewelry

    angryhairjewelry said 5 years ago

    cute, cute bags!

  • PeachyKeenCreations

    PeachyKeenCreations said 5 years ago

    CONGRATS!!! :)

  • limestone

    limestone said 5 years ago

    Hooray! I've always loved your shop!

  • LoveandKnit

    LoveandKnit said 5 years ago

    I always loved your bags, congrats on the feature. :)

  • localevintage

    localevintage said 5 years ago

    I love your bags! Thank you for sharing your story.

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 5 years ago

    Your designs are gorgeous!!!! Congrats!!! :)

  • StudioDevinat

    StudioDevinat said 5 years ago

    Your bags are great! Congrats on the feature & thanks for sharing!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 5 years ago

    Loved reading your story! Your studio and the items that you make for your store are beautiful! Wishing you all the best with your move to NY! Thanks for sharing!

  • deLcobrestudio

    deLcobrestudio said 5 years ago

    Congrats !!! I love your work and your story :D

  • kumosgreetings

    kumosgreetings said 5 years ago

    Awww, I love your designs! And your studio!

  • okapiknits

    okapiknits said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Love your store!

  • AronaWalsh

    AronaWalsh said 5 years ago

    You have beautiful things! Congrats on the feature!

  • JulieParisiArt

    JulieParisiArt said 5 years ago

    What a lovely article! I really LOVE your larger bags! Gorgeous colors and shapes. I liked what you had to say about selling your first piece on ETSY. Although I have sold a number of paintings in "real life" I have yet to do so on the site....can't wait for that day!

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 5 years ago

    so well deserved. congratulations - love you handbags and your style.

  • atelierpompadour

    atelierpompadour said 5 years ago

    congrats Adriana your shop is awesome!! your bags too!! I have one of course ; )

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on the feature :-)

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 5 years ago

    I have ALWAYS loved your shop. Fantastic interview! { congratulations on being featured!!! }

  • jpgphotography

    jpgphotography said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview, love the patterns on your creations.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Your bags are very creative and lovely!

  • KitzieG

    KitzieG said 5 years ago

    Wonderful to read more about your inspirations here, Adriana! Love your work and I'm always very proud to wear my Drika.b bag around London :)

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 5 years ago

    Lovely interview. Congrats on the feature.

  • ZavalickDesigns

    ZavalickDesigns said 5 years ago

    Awesome designs - love your work! Congrats on the feature and great interview!

  • sabahnur

    sabahnur said 5 years ago

    congrats.. i love your shop and bags:) so lovely interview btw.

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!!

  • acuriousbrood

    acuriousbrood said 5 years ago

    lovely

  • EcoChicHandKnits

    EcoChicHandKnits said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Love the photo of your studio! Best of luck for continued success!

  • nanouke

    nanouke said 5 years ago

    drika.b was one of the first shops I came across at etsy. My first treasury featured a bag of hers, a turquoise one with a red bird. It ended up on the first page! I loved that bag. You never made it again. *sigh* Loved this, congrats!

  • betsy3

    betsy3 said 5 years ago

    I love your work as you know! a drika's bag was my first purchase on etsy!! If I have my own shop on etsy it's just for you!

  • lakeuka

    lakeuka said 5 years ago

    Love your work! congrats!

  • amberike

    amberike said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Great bags.

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 5 years ago

    > What a powerfully profound statement. The "authenticity" is what jumps out at me and I could not agree more. Stay true to your design and your creativity always and the ideas will continue to blossom. Your studio is lovely. Congrats on the article. xo, MJ

  • lakeuka

    lakeuka said 5 years ago

    Come and visit the Finger Lakes while in NY!!!!!

  • PigCastle

    PigCastle said 5 years ago

    Love this shop!! Fun to read toooooo! <3

  • WithTheRain

    WithTheRain said 5 years ago

    Congrats I LOVE your shop!!

  • ddfoto

    ddfoto said 5 years ago

    Love the interview and your handbags! Great inspiration!

  • michemozaix

    michemozaix said 5 years ago

    You seem like a really cool lady... you love all the things I do! -- especially falling asleep at soccer games. Congrats on your feature... love your shop!

  • studiokmo

    studiokmo said 5 years ago

    so happy to see you as featured seller!! congrats!

  • hortchick

    hortchick said 5 years ago

    Your shop is awesome!! Congrats!!

  • jacobswoodentoys

    jacobswoodentoys said 5 years ago

    Great interview and great product! All the best wishes and congrats on being featured seller!

  • alamodecreations

    alamodecreations said 5 years ago

    I'm from Brazil too, and I've been to Curitiba, my brother was born there! I was born in Criciuma, Santa Catarina. I'm glad they featured you....great interview!!

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 5 years ago

    so happy that you are a featured seller .. you are so very artistic and your interveiw was lovely to read..very best wishes!!

  • ARabbitNamedMolecule

    ARabbitNamedMolecule said 5 years ago

    Love your interview and your beautiful work. Congratulations and be happy as you are always!

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean said 5 years ago

    I love your eye for putting colors and patterns together to makes super awesome (and cute!) works of art!

  • MOAS

    MOAS said 5 years ago

    Adorable purses!! Safe travels :)

  • ivision

    ivision said 5 years ago

    every single peice is so elegant i must say u have the best collection...

  • rositasrojas

    rositasrojas said 5 years ago

    beautiful work, congratulations...

  • littlecrown

    littlecrown said 5 years ago

    lovely collection and studio space!

  • FavorMeDesigns

    FavorMeDesigns said 5 years ago

    Loved your feature. Your story is inspiring. Your photos are wonderful-1st thing that caught my eye was you in that fabulous white coat then your great bags!!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    i love the way you photograph the bags! such a great store!!!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    So adorable! You, the studio, your bags.. love!!

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 5 years ago

    congrats!! I love this shop and I have one of her pouches, I love it!!!

  • uncorked

    uncorked said 5 years ago

    congrats Adriana- I have loved this shop forever- wonderful interview!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous bags, I love the shapes and material selections. Congrats, and continued success!

  • DessertWine

    DessertWine said 5 years ago

    Love that you didn't consider yourself an artist until your first ETSY sale!! Very real for many, I'd imagine!! Great inspiration!!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 5 years ago

    Hahaha...LOVE the idea for your memoir!

  • DeanandBettieVintage

    DeanandBettieVintage said 5 years ago

    So colorful I love it!

  • AAngels

    AAngels said 5 years ago

    Love your inspiring article!

  • Siena2001

    Siena2001 said 5 years ago

    You are the best! Have loved your style from the time I met you and continue to follow your beautiful creations!

  • victoriahorner

    victoriahorner said 5 years ago

    Your personality and creativity really shine through in your interview. Best wishes for continued success!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Congrats !

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap said 5 years ago

    love love love your shop! congrats on the feature!

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful color palette and a deal too for this wonderful quality

  • pillowfactory

    pillowfactory said 5 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Pinkmind

    Pinkmind said 5 years ago

    You are awesome!Great interview,great photos,wonderful shop!Congrats.

  • TomLaurus

    TomLaurus said 5 years ago

    Great story. Enjoy the east coast.

  • kookubug

    kookubug said 5 years ago

    Your handbags are gorgeous!

  • PeonyApparel

    PeonyApparel said 5 years ago

    Love your bags! You're so creative!

  • nzine

    nzine said 5 years ago

    love love love your handbags

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful shop!!! Your work is amazing! Congrats on the FS!!! =)

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Simply superb. Congrats on the feature and continued success to you. Good luck with your big move.

  • EllaElise

    EllaElise said 5 years ago

    beautiful story! love your story and your work, ne vous arrêtez pas!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Your bags are beautiful and I love your shop. Thank you for such an inspiring interview.

  • papercutsarecute

    papercutsarecute said 5 years ago

    beautiful, beautiful designs!! Congratulations on being FEATURED!!

  • SomethingSeaBlue

    SomethingSeaBlue said 5 years ago

    Adri so cool!!!! perfect interview! and awesome studio! hmmmm why is it Ive never seen it!! :) congrats on NY c u soon!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 5 years ago

    Marvelous story! Congratulations on the feature! Blessings, Hannah Jasmine

  • EminenceDesign

    EminenceDesign said 5 years ago

    Love, love your bags! I want the green jute basic one....=) I loved hearing about your processes and how you were inspired by your grandfather - that is so special! Keep up the great work. -Erica

  • neighborhoodvintage

    neighborhoodvintage said 5 years ago

    I wish I could have such a LOVELY collection!!! Don't you dare see my store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/neighborhoodvintage?ref=pr_shop_more

  • Monca

    Monca said 5 years ago

    Hooray!!! I am so happy for you! I loved your interview! My favorite part was the memoir you would leave to your husband. :)

  • vonCharlie

    vonCharlie said 5 years ago

    Great article and great shop. I also go to Brazil once a year to visit family .... and buy shoes! Boa sorte! Silvia

  • Goodthings88

    Goodthings88 said 5 years ago

    Such a cute shop and great person behind it!

  • Luminology

    Luminology said 5 years ago

    True, inspiring creative genius.

  • rikrak

    rikrak said 5 years ago

    oh fantastic! i just love everything drika b. .... so great to see you here nicey!

  • Lilsugarskulls

    Lilsugarskulls said 5 years ago

    Conrats! Your purses are so beautiful, great work!

  • JKphotography

    JKphotography said 5 years ago

    Glorious to see you as a featured seller. I'm a great admirer of your work. Congrats!!

  • aglmvdb

    aglmvdb said 5 years ago

    Love your Belgian Waffle with Nutella ! (and your bags of course) Big huggs from .... Belgium of course

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick said 5 years ago

    Love your workspace and your bags! Much continued success to you!

  • 3pearls

    3pearls said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Lovely interview :) I drool over your bags and keep putting them in my favorites. One of them is going to make it to my shopping cart and then to my waiting arms sometime soon!

  • deepindigo

    deepindigo said 5 years ago

    Loooove your work! Congratulations!

  • Huismus

    Huismus said 5 years ago

    Yay! Awesome to see you up here, congrats!

  • KateStealey

    KateStealey said 5 years ago

    Congratulations. Your talent is amazing!

  • BaBeads

    BaBeads said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I love your combination of different patterns. Keep going. Good luck! b:)

  • BCharmer

    BCharmer said 5 years ago

    YAY! I've loved your work for a long time, so it's fabulous to see you as the featured seller. Congratulations!

  • evystree

    evystree said 5 years ago

    beautiful!! congrats, I love my drika b bag! :)

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 5 years ago

    I adore this shop and even MORE now that I see the fabulous personality behind it~ Congrats!!!

  • aiek

    aiek said 5 years ago

    a delightful feature. Your work is beautiful. I love the form, shape and colors of your handbags.

  • raspberrybutterflies

    raspberrybutterflies said 5 years ago

    great feature love your handbags

  • btaylorquilts

    btaylorquilts said 5 years ago

    I've always loved your bags! Good luck and congrats on being a featured seller!

  • TheCakeStandBoutique

    TheCakeStandBoutique said 5 years ago

    Your studio is gorgeous!! Congrats on being featured!

  • GoshnPoche

    GoshnPoche said 5 years ago

    You are just amazing ! Your humour too !

  • BoonieBoutique

    BoonieBoutique said 5 years ago

    Such an inspiration! Congrats on being the featured seller!

  • laceydu

    laceydu said 5 years ago

    Finally!! I've been a huge fan for a while now and was wondering when you were to be Featured Seller!!!! Congrats! Your bags are some of the BEST out there and your color and fabric choices are incredible. For a long time I've had three of your bags in my favs: I cannot decide which to purchase!! I guess I'll have to decide soon. Your work is beautiful. -LaceyDU

  • leilasflowergarden

    leilasflowergarden said 5 years ago

    I LOVE all of your purses. Congratulations on the feature.

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    Your bags are beautiful and when you move to NY the city itself will inspire you! Good luck!

  • shelby1998

    shelby1998 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured - your shop is lovely!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and I love the presentation of your products in your photos. Very cool! Now about that memoir---too funny! We sound similar! Best of luck to you and your big move to NYC.

  • oktak

    oktak said 5 years ago

    Congrats Adriana - you are a fellow bag maker that I admire! Love your sense of color & design. Would love to meet you when you move here! Welcome to NY!

  • Ragdolly

    Ragdolly said 5 years ago

    You are an amazing designer! I wish that I could keep my sewing studio that clean.

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 5 years ago

    Brazil, SF, NY, Italy....the awesome thing about Etsy is that we can take our home studios with us as we explore the world! Congratulations on the Feature and cheers to your success. Thanks for sharing such a great interview!

  • cindymars7

    cindymars7 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on finally being the featured Etsy seller! I have always admired your amazing work. Best wishes on your move to NYC.

  • FishesMakeWishes

    FishesMakeWishes said 5 years ago

    fantastic interview! loved that first photo and your studio is amazing :-)

  • twistingthreads

    twistingthreads said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview! you seem to be a colorful, inspirational, fun loving person! Congrats on your feature!!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 5 years ago

    Wonderful feature! Your bags are beautifully designed + I love your sense of color. Congratulations on all your accomplishments and best for continued success.

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    So cute and fun. I loved your interview. You workspace looks really organized and nice. That stuffed dog is absolutely my favorite!!!!!

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 5 years ago

    You rock!!!!!!

  • JollyLittlePurse

    JollyLittlePurse said 5 years ago

    What a great feature! You really take time to create and design your purses. Very inspirational!

  • abbyberkson

    abbyberkson said 5 years ago

    A great read, thank you! And the product photography is so fantastic- way to show off those lovely bags to the greatest advantage!

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, sweet story! Have fun in New York! Congrats

  • marinagiannangeli

    marinagiannangeli said 5 years ago

    Brava!

  • katiesroom

    katiesroom said 5 years ago

    cute bags, love your style!

  • jorgensenstudio

    jorgensenstudio said 5 years ago

    love seeing some of my favorite seasoned sellers in the featured spot! Yay! props to you for creating such beautiful bags - I have been drooling over them since I first joined Etsy.

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 5 years ago

    Your bags are Awsome!! and I love your sewing room!!! Congrats on your success!!!!

  • MaryFosterCreative

    MaryFosterCreative said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work. The attention to detail makes all the difference. Congrats!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 5 years ago

    Your designs & studio are gorgeous! Very inspiring story ~ Congrats on being FS :)

  • matildelina

    matildelina said 5 years ago

    so inspiring and such a beautiful studio, thanks!

  • newivystyle

    newivystyle said 5 years ago

    I'm just so happy for you Adrianna! I chose and am still holding with equal enthusiasm one of your bags since summer of 2009! I can tell that you are a perfectionist and that you have a background in architecture....love these features of your work! All the best of wishes for your relocation in NY city!

  • theelegantwall

    theelegantwall said 5 years ago

    Parabens! (Congratulations, in Portuguese) I'm also from Curitiba! Yes! Seeing our Italian family and food, buying shoes... those are my favorite things to do when I visit my family in Curitiba, Brazil!!!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Just seeing your shop for the very first time, everything is so colorful and amazing, all your bags would really add an interesting twist to any outfit. Congrats!

  • 3dots

    3dots said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I have a pouch from you that i just ADORE!!! Have fun in NYC, it's a wonderful city!!

  • amybunz16

    amybunz16 said 5 years ago

    I have two drika.b purses and I LOVE them both!! Fantastic seller and such a wonderful interview. It was great to see the person behind the scene that made my awesome purses :D All the best to you Adrianna!

  • sofialgarvia

    sofialgarvia said 5 years ago

    I'm in love with your designs for a long, long time! You have amazing fabric conjugations! Congratulations for being featured here - you rock (você arrasa, garota! Sou portuguesa... )

  • BRHDesigns

    BRHDesigns said 5 years ago

    Wow! I love your handbags! The color combinations are fabulous! Best wishes.

  • EvoArt

    EvoArt said 5 years ago

    love what a varied background you have and how you can see it reflect in your designs!

  • sewnanacreations

    sewnanacreations said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Love your work!!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Great feature, your story is so international I'm sure there are many chapters to go yet!

  • lucysnowephotography

    lucysnowephotography said 5 years ago

    Your work is amazing and so is your story!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

  • econica

    econica said 5 years ago

    beautiful bags!

  • khphillips

    khphillips said 5 years ago

    Love the whole style and photography of your shop! Wonderful interview and have great time in New York!!!

  • MostlyBlackAndWhite

    MostlyBlackAndWhite said 5 years ago

    Drika- you have unique style and I like it. Lovely photos too! It was nice to read your story during afternoon coffee at my studioA. I am still waiting for my "November 18" Good luck!

  • 88editions

    88editions said 5 years ago

    congrats awesome clutches : )

  • mysticrafts

    mysticrafts said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature:-)

  • happytobecreating

    happytobecreating said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the article! and your move to New York.

  • Toshisworld

    Toshisworld said 5 years ago

    I love your work!!! Hope I can buy one of your pretty bags soon!!!

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 5 years ago

    I loved reading your interview! I am so with you on eating Nutella and think your movie picks are pretty fantastic as well :) Congrats on your feature!

  • crashta

    crashta said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your studio! What a great space. I have admired your bags for awhile, congrats on being a featured seller!

  • megansbeadeddesigns

    megansbeadeddesigns said 5 years ago

    One of the coolest studios I have ever seen!

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 5 years ago

    Great photography and great bags, congratulations!

  • Peachygirl

    Peachygirl said 5 years ago

    I'm feeling inspired! Thank you!

  • seaoats

    seaoats said 5 years ago

    congrats! i have always admired your shop. :D

  • MussyandBirds

    MussyandBirds said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your bags are lovely. Continued best of luck. Kind regards, Theresa and Jessica

  • whimsyleaf

    whimsyleaf said 5 years ago

    I love your handbags! And you have a stylish studio to match. You are inspiring me to do some sewing, too!

  • prprinces19

    prprinces19 said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your bags are amazing!

  • foreveryouandme

    foreveryouandme said 5 years ago

    Crongratulations! Wonderful interview!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    Adriana, I have admired your bags for quiet some time. I love your colours and the use of the upholstery jute webbing is very clever. It was lovely to read your story. Congratulations and all the best with your move.

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 5 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous!! I LOVE your studio! Congrats on the feature!!

  • theheasmans

    theheasmans said 5 years ago

    So cool to receive my bag and read your interview all in the same week. I have long been an admirer and now I'm a drika.b bag owner!

  • metalmorphoz

    metalmorphoz said 5 years ago

    Great feature! Beautiful bags and I loved your studio! Congratulations!

  • CuffandCollar

    CuffandCollar said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I love your feature!!

  • spottyhen

    spottyhen said 5 years ago

    Love your story thankyou so much for sharing! Love the fabric combinations you use, a real talent xxx

  • LeeLeesCloset

    LeeLeesCloset said 5 years ago

    yay!!! I have one of your bags and get so many compliments on it! Today someone asked me as I was buying my fresh bread at my favorite bakery....I gave her your info! Your story is inspiring and I'm sure I'll be buying more! xo Lee

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 5 years ago

    love your shop. Great interview and photos^^

  • FeathersWithBenefits

    FeathersWithBenefits said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Inspiring photos. Continued success to you!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 5 years ago

    Great interview. Love the photos of your workspace

  • deliafurniture

    deliafurniture said 5 years ago

    This story is why ETSY is great. A wonderfully talented person making beautiful work can operate her small business from anywhere in the world and sell to customers anywhere in the world and with great success. Bravo.

  • TheArtsyGirlStudio

    TheArtsyGirlStudio said 5 years ago

    I loved hearing all about you! It inspires all of us newbies in the Etsy world that dreams can come true! Your collection is beautiful~

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your fabric selections, congratulations

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Love your fabric selections, congratulations

  • CandacesCloset

    CandacesCloset said 5 years ago

    Wow! I absolutely love your bags. Hope you can keep up with all the orders you'll be getting with this feature. Congrats and good luck!

  • needleyou

    needleyou said 5 years ago

    Your work is so neat; I've been admiring it since starting on Etsy. Congratualtions to you! : )

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 5 years ago

    Beautiful designs and colors!! Love your studio, too!! Congrats and much continued success!

  • SkinnyKnits

    SkinnyKnits said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! What great items you have! Keep up the great work!

  • mystudio

    mystudio said 5 years ago

    Congratulations. I loved reading your story and your work is awesome.

  • HandiworkinGirls

    HandiworkinGirls said 5 years ago

    Beautiful bags! Love your studio - the white chair is too cool and the fabric samples on the wall is gorgeously practical. :D

  • byebyebirdy

    byebyebirdy said 5 years ago

    so happy to see you as a featured seller! Adriana's work is amazing & the craftsmanship of her bags is impeccable!

  • baffinbags

    baffinbags said 5 years ago

    Congratulates as the Featured Etsy Seller. Love your designs.

  • GaHaToe

    GaHaToe said 5 years ago

    congrats on the interview...you're hand bags are absolutely lovely...

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 5 years ago

    Very nice keep up the great work. Many happy days ahead to you.

  • TheIndianPaperForest

    TheIndianPaperForest said 5 years ago

    Hey Adriana, congrats! Lovely shop and bags - esp. love the volume totes with all the color strips in a row - uber chic. And I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your life and journey; your memoir title I have to share with my husband - though maybe not ;) Wishing you much more success and joy ahead, Suzanne

  • skyepiece

    skyepiece said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous handbags!! Congrats!

  • ArtsySandra

    ArtsySandra said 5 years ago

    Love your bags! So cute! :)

  • vintagehillbillies

    vintagehillbillies said 5 years ago

    Fantastic, creative, talented, go girl! Pass on the Etsy love; Email, Facebook, tweet, twitter, telephone, telegraph, telewoman ! And may the sales be with you!

  • MaddyMazeStudio

    MaddyMazeStudio said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for the great interview. What an inspiration.

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Love the bags :)

  • volson1

    volson1 said 5 years ago

    Very inspirational to read, I love the mirage of color! Great ideas from reading your interview. Thank you.

  • phydeaux

    phydeaux said 5 years ago

    I wore through one drika.b bag (seriously - so well loved!), and am loving two more and a clutch! Congratulations on a VERY well deserved FS, Adriana! I'm only bummed to hear you're leaving the Bay Area to move to NY - it was nice being "neighbors" for awhile! xo

  • Gussied

    Gussied said 5 years ago

    OMG - I love your work. I stalk it regularly and then, just cannot decide which one to buy. Congrats! Love your workspace.

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 5 years ago

    I own two of your pieces and loooooove them both! Keep up the good work!

  • BettyBellaOriginals

    BettyBellaOriginals said 5 years ago

    I realllly enjoyed your "feature". Your energy is so natural, vibrant, and wonderful! Congratulations on your success and wishes for many more to you!

  • baublesnfripperies

    baublesnfripperies said 5 years ago

    :) Love the interview, love the products, love the pictures!!

  • PointsArt

    PointsArt said 5 years ago

    I just love that top pic - so creative! The little chickadee is such a nice little bonus.

  • BlackHeartRevolution

    BlackHeartRevolution said 5 years ago

    I am so excited to see you featured!!! I stalk your purses/bags regularly as well! I want ALL of them~ they are ridiculously awesome. Keep rockin out those kick ass patterns! Love it. Love it all! Megan K.

  • littleprintsdiaperco

    littleprintsdiaperco said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Your work is impeccable, beautiful & full of joy! I really enjoyed reading your story & picturing you as a child picking fabrics with your grandfather. GREAT feature!!!!

  • mishell08

    mishell08 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Adriana, you're the BEST designer ever! Love your story and LOVE all of your handbags :) - yes, I'm loving ALL of my Drika.B handbags ;D

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Perfect........... i also love japanese and scandanavian designs and fabrics......... My favourite of favourite shops. Triple hearts to you ! x

  • 2moog

    2moog said 5 years ago

    I'm enjoying both bags I have purchased from you! So glad to see you on the front page of etsy.

  • amyolsaver

    amyolsaver said 5 years ago

    I have been drooling over your shop for way too long and I must buy myself one of your beautiful bags! Congrats!

  • neighborhoodvintage

    neighborhoodvintage said 5 years ago

    BAGALICIOUS!!!! Don't you dare see my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/neighborhoodvintage?ref=pr_shop_more

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 5 years ago

    love love your bags!!!

  • sukran

    sukran said 5 years ago

    love your bags,awesome pattern and great interview Congrats

  • sukran

    sukran said 5 years ago

    love your bags,awesome pattern and great interview Congrats

  • SmallkineCreations

    SmallkineCreations said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Love your bags! Keep up the good work. Aloha. =)

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 5 years ago

    congrats on the feature ~ have been a big fan for ages too. your designs and photos are excellent!

  • ovoNIJEnakit

    ovoNIJEnakit said 5 years ago

    wonderful collection! bravisimo* petrA

  • brillianttreescoll

    brillianttreescoll said 5 years ago

    Love your bags - gorgeous styles and wonderful fabrics.

  • ElementerriJewelry

    ElementerriJewelry said 5 years ago

    very nice feature. Congrats! Your bags are great.

  • MysteryJean

    MysteryJean said 5 years ago

    Your bags are so beautiful. Congratulations and continued success.

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 5 years ago

    Your photo with Cierra and Doug gave me a huge grin!! And your pieces are gorgeous. Enjoy those Nutella Belgian Waffles and I wish you oodles of success.

  • BHBKidstyle

    BHBKidstyle said 5 years ago

    Congrats for being featured! You have great bags, a good sense of humor and a great attitude towards life! I hope your wishes where you will be in 10 years time will come to truth! :)

  • glusk

    glusk said 5 years ago

    cute portrait and super cute purses. my birthday is coming up so i'll be showing your shop to my husband ;)

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 5 years ago

    what a fun and lovely interview! very inspiring - your bags are lovely :-)

  • aeliosdesign

    aeliosdesign said 5 years ago

    I love your bags! So original and FUN!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 5 years ago

    Aww- your most cherished handmade possession answer made me well up. A lovely interview and adore your bags.

  • yalipaz

    yalipaz said 5 years ago

    You make fantastic bags!! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery said 5 years ago

    One of my all time favorite sellers. Congrats!

  • StarryNightStudios99

    StarryNightStudios99 said 5 years ago

    I usually don't usually go crazy about handbags, but yours are gorgeous! Great interview, great pictures and great studio space!

  • gjnoland

    gjnoland said 5 years ago

    Wonderful creativity! My wife will definitely receive one (or more) of these handbags as a gift in the future.

  • klosti

    klosti said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work - great inspiration! Thanks.

  • FreshlySkweezed

    FreshlySkweezed said 5 years ago

    You are a fun one, Ms. DrikaB! And so are your purses! Very happy to read about you and your work. Congrats on the feature!

  • simplyyoujewelry

    simplyyoujewelry said 5 years ago

    Felicitations! Love your work!

  • FA2u

    FA2u said 5 years ago

    i just love your bags!! congrats !!!

  • PurePalette

    PurePalette said 5 years ago

    Love your work. Congrats!

  • earjeans

    earjeans said 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading this interview! Your work is fabulous and inspiring :) congrats on your feature and safe travels to New York.

  • longbeachdesigns

    longbeachdesigns said 5 years ago

    Fabulous style and extraordinary taste level!

  • todomini

    todomini said 5 years ago

    Great work! I love your collection!!

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 5 years ago

    fantastic!

  • FluteTeacher

    FluteTeacher said 5 years ago

    Your bags are lovely!

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart said 5 years ago

    Beautful bags and I love that studio! Congrats!

  • houdacrea

    houdacrea said 5 years ago

    So lovely story !

  • houdacrea

    houdacrea said 5 years ago

    So lovely story !

  • BittyBlueEyes

    BittyBlueEyes said 5 years ago

    Wonderful story! Gives me hope!!! Thanks! You are my hero! Good luck and God's blessings to you!

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    Love your bags! Congrats on the FS!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us.

  • Willow4u

    Willow4u said 5 years ago

    U are great! Love your studio and purses!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 5 years ago

    congratulations! you're store is amazing! wishing you the very best!

  • jFrancesDesign

    jFrancesDesign said 5 years ago

    Love the interview! I carry my Drika.b bag every day during the summer and always get complements on it. I live in Des Moines, and the first day I used it - two years ago - a girl came up to me at Home Depot and asked me "Is that a Drika.b?" which was so cool. Now I just need another one.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Neat works. Congrats on the feature.

  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN said 5 years ago

    Love your work!

  • OpusMuse

    OpusMuse said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I have one of her orange pouch which I carry everywhere, it's well made & perfect for perking up any outfit or your mood on a cloudy day! ;)

  • OpusMuse

    OpusMuse said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I have one of her orange pouch which I carry everywhere, it's well made & perfect for perking up any outfit or your mood on a cloudy day! ;)

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 5 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful Handbags,I really enjoyed your interview! Thank you for sharing the length of time it sometimes takes from conception to completion of a Bag. Best Wishes! Tammy

  • 1button

    1button said 5 years ago

    Love your story, Love your work! May N.Y. be inspiring.

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 5 years ago

    I want all your bags!!!!!!!

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 5 years ago

    I want all your bags!!!!!!!

  • mmerrittdesigns

    mmerrittdesigns said 5 years ago

    Great article! Love your bags!

  • askcher

    askcher said 5 years ago

    Congrats - GREAT bags !

  • suzannaschlemm

    suzannaschlemm said 5 years ago

    Opa, outra brasileira por aqui! Super parabéns! Beijo

  • KionisJewelryDesign

    KionisJewelryDesign said 5 years ago

    You are an inspiration to all of us "creative creatures". I really love your studio and your story, thank you!! LOVE YOUR PURSES!!

  • CindyBone

    CindyBone said 5 years ago

    That was a great interview! You are a creative person with an interesting story-I enjoyed reading it very much. Enjoy New York!

  • girlsatplay

    girlsatplay said 5 years ago

    Huge fan!

  • LMcreation

    LMcreation said 5 years ago

    Congrats Adri! I've always admired your beautiful work and color combinations! You inspire me!

  • GRIMITIVES

    GRIMITIVES said 5 years ago

    Congrats! You are a wonderful inspiration! ♥

  • thepaperplume

    thepaperplume said 5 years ago

    I'm in love with your bags! I can definitely see the architectural touch as well as the japenese and Scandinavian influences. You are so lucky to do something you love! Congrats!

  • ColleenBrownStudio

    ColleenBrownStudio said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Great story and your products are fab!

  • lissionetsy

    lissionetsy said 5 years ago

    Great Feature !!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 5 years ago

    I loveeeee your bags! Congrats on your interview! Your answer to the time you knew you were an artist is fab. :)

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 5 years ago

    It was just a matter of time before you got featured. Your work and shop are amazing!

  • novaofsweden

    novaofsweden said 5 years ago

    congratulations! I love your inspiring studio space!

  • sylviascouture

    sylviascouture said 5 years ago

    You go girl! You have such a look! and great prices too. Wish you much success.

  • yasmi65

    yasmi65 said 5 years ago

    Muchas felicidades, Adrianna!!! You are an inspiration, New York will be a good place for you, I can see you growing bigger there, your purses are so unique, is like wearing art.

  • JustColor

    JustColor said 5 years ago

    Loved reading this article. Love your work and creations. What an inspiring studio. It's awesome!

  • DreamBeanDesigns

    DreamBeanDesigns said 5 years ago

    Congrats!! Your work and attention to detail is extraordinary!! I've been admiring your shop for the past few hours!!

  • Monicaj

    Monicaj said 5 years ago

    So happy to see you as the featured seller, Congratulations!! Love your studio and your shop!

  • DuettaDesigns

    DuettaDesigns said 5 years ago

    Lovely interview, beautiful handbags.

  • therocketshop

    therocketshop said 5 years ago

    Oh wow, I'm so jealous of your space LOL!!! Continue to design great things, your stuff looks amazing!!!!!!!

  • karuski

    karuski said 5 years ago

    I'm so happy to see you featured here Adriana. Your bags and purses are beautiful, contemporary, made with great care and they are *authentic*. Wishing you a lovely summer + good luck in NY!

  • ladyrachelscreation7

    ladyrachelscreation7 said 5 years ago

    Adriana, Well done on the feature story. Thanks for sharing and good luck on all your endeavors. Enjoy NY! Christine

  • virginiaclara

    virginiaclara said 5 years ago

    I love all of the different cultures you pull inspiration from! I can see why your beautiful creations are so unique. Congratulations!

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 5 years ago

    Amazing! What a wonderful story that you have. Lovely space as well. Oh I almost forgot awesome dog! Congrats :)

  • reapandsow

    reapandsow said 5 years ago

    Love reading your story and learning about your work. Thanks for sharing and including the awesome pictures. Go team drika.b!!!

  • stoneaddict

    stoneaddict said 5 years ago

    Love your design board!

  • chocolatedogstudio

    chocolatedogstudio said 5 years ago

    Very neat studio!

  • chocolatedogstudio

    chocolatedogstudio said 5 years ago

    Very neat studio!

  • mosttaza

    mosttaza said 5 years ago

    Welcome to NY!

  • ROandKO

    ROandKO said 5 years ago

    Your studio is so crisp and colorful! It inspires me.

  • CuteCraftDecor

    CuteCraftDecor said 5 years ago

    Congratulations. Very nice story

  • stepbackink

    stepbackink said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful personality I love your designs.

  • DecordEsprit

    DecordEsprit said 5 years ago

    Love your products! Visited Curitiba a couple of times and loved the city! Great story...

  • DecordEsprit

    DecordEsprit said 5 years ago

    Love your products! Visited Curitiba a couple of times and loved the city! Great story...

  • Watermelonwine

    Watermelonwine said 5 years ago

    Love your purses !!

  • RaspberryMarket

    RaspberryMarket said 5 years ago

    Your bags are gorgeous! Congratulations, blessings and much continued success!

  • Kokolele

    Kokolele said 5 years ago

    ~~~ ♥ Beautiful work !!!...lovely purses !!! I love Brazil, Samba, Ronaldinho and NY ♥ Congrats! :o)

  • OldNewAgain

    OldNewAgain said 5 years ago

    Loved this feature!

  • 3girls3a

    3girls3a said 5 years ago

    you are very inspiring:)

  • ocejodeco

    ocejodeco said 5 years ago

    Great inspiration, thank you

  • crochetcarioca

    crochetcarioca said 5 years ago

    Adorei suas bolsas! Muito bom encontrar brasileiros por aqui :) beijos e boa sorte!

  • NGjewelry

    NGjewelry said 5 years ago

    Belo trabalho! Mais uma brasileira que te felicita e deseja muito sucesso! abraços!

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter said 5 years ago

    I am the proud owner of two DRIKA B bags! Always fun to put a face with a 'name". Congratulations on a great article. happy happy.

  • KoshkaStudio

    KoshkaStudio said 5 years ago

    Happy for you! Your bags are really pretty. Good luck!

  • LydiaJayne29

    LydiaJayne29 said 5 years ago

    Lovely to read your story. I admire all the creative people selling on etsy because you are actually having a go at your passions and not just talking about it.

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being a Featured Seller! I love your beautiful work space! Your bags are so cute and colorful too! :)

  • RemnantsOfHope

    RemnantsOfHope said 5 years ago

    Congrats! ~ C: The photo with the chair by the sewing machine looks like it has a face! Haha cute!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 5 years ago

    great interview~great bags!

  • RetroCreations

    RetroCreations said 5 years ago

    Love your work... very creative. :) Congrats on being featured!

  • handmadebynokka

    handmadebynokka said 5 years ago

    WOW!! her items always amaze me!! and now her words...!!! excellent!!! Congrats, Drika!!

  • onetrueness

    onetrueness said 5 years ago

    Been one of my favorites for a long time. Congrats!

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 5 years ago

    Very cute designs!

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 5 years ago

    Very cute designs!

  • DeLislesRustTreasure

    DeLislesRustTreasure said 5 years ago

    Love your designs.

  • fusskerfuffle

    fusskerfuffle said 5 years ago

    beautiful! i'm a fan!!

  • brookiecookiesbows

    brookiecookiesbows said 5 years ago

    Your creativity is amazing!!! Congrats, and have FUN in NYC! ;)

  • MiniCyn

    MiniCyn said 5 years ago

    At long last.... an old school Etsy seller featured!!!! YES!! Love her handmade manifestations. I proudly own one :) Power on Drika!

  • kitbiju

    kitbiju said 5 years ago

    Um Grande ORGULHO ver uma Brasileira aqui ! Meus mais sinceros PARABÉNS ! bjs

  • LolaFalkDesigns

    LolaFalkDesigns said 5 years ago

    Great post! I've been a big fan of drika b since I first heard of Etsy...still a fan today!

  • dualchocolate

    dualchocolate said 5 years ago

    Absolutely an amazing read! So happy to see you are featured here!! Stunning creativity and colors! Parabéns!

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 5 years ago

    Your studio is beautiful and well organized. I am jealous.

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 5 years ago

    Darling!!!! :-) xxxx

  • Dobergrrl

    Dobergrrl said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! I really enjoyed your story!

  • Dobergrrl

    Dobergrrl said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! I really enjoyed your story!

  • cbbenatti

    cbbenatti said 5 years ago

    Parabéns, Drika! Dá orgulho ver que nosso país é tão bem representado aí fora! Suas criações são 'gorgeous'! Beijos e mais sucesso!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 5 years ago

    I loved reading your story! Thanks for sharing. I just love the clean lines and inventive nature of your bags. Very cool. And I so wish my studio looked like yours; all nice and neat and organized!!!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 5 years ago

    Adorable designs! You are so lucky to speak Portugese, the most beautiful language in the world! xo

  • MadebyLinLin

    MadebyLinLin said 5 years ago

    Bags are affordable and gorgeous! I definately am going to save up for one :)

  • Feille

    Feille said 5 years ago

    Hey drika! Congratulations! I love my perfectly made 3 bags and 3 matching clutches and pull them out every summer! I must visit you soon!

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry said 5 years ago

    love the jade jude basic!

  • IngridBond

    IngridBond said 5 years ago

    Wonderful Story, good work always being great rewards.

  • vomariana

    vomariana said 5 years ago

    Adriana, seu trabalho é lindo! Sempre acompanho as novidades da Etsy e fiquei feliz em ver uma brasileira tão criativa brilhando por aí em outras redondezas. Adoro bolsas (mas que mulher não gosta...) e vou continuar te acompanhando. Parabéns!

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 5 years ago

    ¸.•*¨*•☆Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ☆•*¨*•. Que Linda ! ♥

  • SweetSincerity

    SweetSincerity said 5 years ago

    Lovely interview. You sound like a wonderfully sweet person! And you do volunteer work! That is something I do as well, besides running my etsy shop, that brings me an enormous amount of satisfaction! :) Your bags aren't too shabby either ;)

  • BloomingPoppy

    BloomingPoppy said 5 years ago

    Wow, you are truly gifted! (and hard-working!)

  • Papeeyay

    Papeeyay said 5 years ago

    Nice feature piece. Love your purses.

  • tatimaia

    tatimaia said 5 years ago

    OH! That's so cool! A brazilian etsian! High five, Drika! o/ Greetings from Natal, RN! :D xoxo Tati

  • RescuedRemnants

    RescuedRemnants said 5 years ago

    Love your purses, Great interview.

  • LaBohemeBijoux

    LaBohemeBijoux said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! I love your bags and your photography.

  • ottoknits

    ottoknits said 5 years ago

    my favorite bags :)

  • poosac

    poosac said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured. Love love love your fabric patterns & colour mix. Well done you!

  • lilabelledesign

    lilabelledesign said 5 years ago

    well done, fab bags

  • discerningchichi

    discerningchichi said 5 years ago

    Such gorgeously designed bags, love your studio and congrats on being featured!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    I enjoyed a lot while reading your interview !!! Congrats and good luck !!

  • tonicofwildness

    tonicofwildness said 5 years ago

    I loved reading about your nonno Armando and imagining the joy he must have had seeing your creative self bloom. What a gift. He must be an incredible man, indeed. Every child should have someone who nurishes their spirit like that...

  • paulacelaya

    paulacelaya said 5 years ago

    congrats.... i love your creations, i love that youre brazilian (im from argentina), i love your photos so much fun to look at! Great shop, was already among my favs!

  • windydunedesign

    windydunedesign said 5 years ago

    Fun interview; great stuff

  • idaspaintbeadnsew

    idaspaintbeadnsew said 5 years ago

    Your bags are really creative!!!!

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork said 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous studio!! I am sooo jealous! Your bags are just delicious! Love the colorful fabrics and easy designs!

  • Kawaiilicious

    Kawaiilicious said 5 years ago

    Really beautiful products!

  • InMaterial

    InMaterial said 5 years ago

    Love your studio, love your story, and absolutely love the title of your "memoir" - sounds like it could be mine too!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 5 years ago

    Darling photo and your shop is amazing! I will be keeping my eye out for some of your designs! wonderful gifts at a great price point! you are oozing with talent and creative style! well done!

  • SuperGozi

    SuperGozi said 5 years ago

    i love your pouch!! love the bold colors u used!

  • TheCookieClutch

    TheCookieClutch said 5 years ago

    fun article to read. thanks for sharing

  • memeandsaysay

    memeandsaysay said 5 years ago

    beautiful creations!

  • WildRavenStudio

    WildRavenStudio said 5 years ago

    Im a big Da Vinci fan myself!!! You are an inspiration...I love your use of color!! Great article!

  • SuzanneMarshall

    SuzanneMarshall said 5 years ago

    Very well written and fascinating feature...wishing you continued success!

  • annamariapotamiti

    annamariapotamiti said 5 years ago

    Lovely interview- Adoooorable bags!! If you ever come by Vancouver (going to New York via Vancouver yes?) lets have coffee- I would love to meet you!x

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 5 years ago

    beautiful handbags! Thank you for sharing your story with us~!

  • amberkane

    amberkane said 5 years ago

    Congrats, your work is lovely. Wonderful craftsmanship.

  • HouseHoldWords

    HouseHoldWords said 5 years ago

    Wonderful!! Congrats and best wishes.

  • HouseHoldWords

    HouseHoldWords said 5 years ago

    Wonderful!! Congrats and best wishes.

  • WereRabbit2006

    WereRabbit2006 said 5 years ago

    Beautiful bags :) Congratulations on being featured!

  • BrandybuckClothiers

    BrandybuckClothiers said 5 years ago

    LOVE your feature photo. Congrats!

  • ewkuhn

    ewkuhn said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! great shop!

  • mainili

    mainili said 5 years ago

    Congrats ! Beautiful shop. I love the studio too.

  • anee Admin

    anee said 5 years ago

    From a fellow architect born and raised in Curitiba, cheers! Hope to see you at a Craft Night at the Etsy Labs when you're in NY!

  • tiarasnbows

    tiarasnbows said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! :) CONGRATS!

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata said 5 years ago

    Congratulaios Adriana! Your bags are beautiful! ... I too love shoes ;)

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • earlums

    earlums said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story! Love your bags and the colors are awesome!

  • sfcitysnippets

    sfcitysnippets said 5 years ago

    Simply amazing. I love your bags and your design process. It's nice to know that it takes a period of marination before you feel as though your pieces are ready to assemble. I think often times objects of such simplicity and beauty come from a lot of contemplation and time and process. Congrats on the feature.

  • erikascaffa

    erikascaffa said 5 years ago

    Hi Adriana, I am also brazilian. I love your bags and you really know how to sell it! Your pictures are awesome. If you do not mind I will create a post in my blog www.sacffa-jam.blogspot.com with them. Congrats and good luck!

  • nirvanavisions1

    nirvanavisions1 said 5 years ago

    I dream of a studio so clean and organised!

  • chiquiita

    chiquiita said 5 years ago

    Adriana, Congratulations for creating such a beautiful business. I am so proud of Latin American women like you, for your success and contagious energy through your work! EXITOS!!! Tania Robleto

  • guindalejo

    guindalejo said 5 years ago

    Fresh and fun interview. Love your style and your expontaneity as some other etsian said before me: I am proud of Latin American women like you! Great job, excellent work and I'm more than happy with your success! love from Puerto Rico! Lisandra

  • BlessedRepublic

    BlessedRepublic said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing. You made me feel normal about your how long it takes you with your designing process. More blessings to your store. Your design is worth becoming an icon.

  • thepaperlovebug

    thepaperlovebug said 5 years ago

    I love your grandpa already. It was very smart of him to help your creativity flow. Not enough people pay attention to a child's creative and artistic growth. I hope that you pay it forward by helping another kid develop his or her creative side too.

  • LadyRSanti

    LadyRSanti said 5 years ago

    Wow! I can't imagine being able to Etsy full time. With three kids, I am struggling with getting things done in a part-time fashion. I wish I had that kind of time and energy!!! *ENVY* Congrats!

  • ruthiebell

    ruthiebell said 5 years ago

    I like the memoir title :)

  • AnaDoraArt

    AnaDoraArt said 5 years ago

    Ola Adriana! Você é um belo incentivo pra quem começa como eu. Espero chegar aí! Parabéns de São Paulo!

  • AnaDoraArt

    AnaDoraArt said 5 years ago

    Ola Adriana! Você é um belo incentivo pra quem começa como eu. Espero chegar aí! Parabéns de São Paulo!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 5 years ago

    Very nice. Congrats on the feature!

  • VeloNoir

    VeloNoir said 5 years ago

    Your beautiful shop just became one of my favorites!!!

  • mhartenthal

    mhartenthal said 5 years ago

    Congratulations for your creations! I'm from Curitiba too, loved to hear from a fellow curitibana in the US - and totally agree with you on the urge to go to Brazil to visit the family/friends and buy shoes!

  • cosmichippodesigns

    cosmichippodesigns said 5 years ago

    Charming interview. I would enjoy spending time with you. Thank you!

  • FangieShoppe

    FangieShoppe said 5 years ago

    Oi Drika! Adorei saber um pouquinho sobre vc. Te desejo boa sorte e muito sucesso. Um beijao, Lya.

  • moddiapercakes

    moddiapercakes said 5 years ago

    Adriana, I'm from Sao Paulo and your creations are just amazing!!! Parabens!

  • PedalPetals

    PedalPetals said 5 years ago

    I dream of a studio like you.. Well done :)

  • CRBoggsDesigns

    CRBoggsDesigns said 5 years ago

    Amazing...Love your work Adriana..congrads on being featured artist..

  • Grimme

    Grimme said 5 years ago

    so nice! Adriana, love your works very much ))

  • helendesign

    helendesign said 5 years ago

    such a wonderful inspiration x your vigor is tangible and delightful!!!

  • GoshnPoche

    GoshnPoche said 5 years ago

    congrats!!!!! Bravo

  • chini

    chini said 5 years ago

    I love what you said "Before that day, I was just a creative girl who liked to make things her way." Leonardo da Vinci is my hero too. Stretching the limits of possibility...thats where the fun is! Your bags are gorgeous! Al power and fun to you!

  • JudiPudiDesigns

    JudiPudiDesigns said 5 years ago

    Inspirational!

  • lalalandArt

    lalalandArt said 5 years ago

    Beautiful creations! Congrats on the feature!

  • farrahatyqah

    farrahatyqah said 5 years ago

    love ur passion. love your design. wish u all the best !

  • farrahatyqah

    farrahatyqah said 5 years ago

    love ur passion. love your design. wish u all the best !

  • kapelusznik

    kapelusznik said 5 years ago

    fantastic person & works & photos !

  • 4letterword

    4letterword said 5 years ago

    great work! i love it!

  • ShiraMazor

    ShiraMazor said 5 years ago

    Great studio and great bags, want to see more...

  • BellaBeeDesigns

    BellaBeeDesigns said 5 years ago

    I've been following your designs since 2007, when I joined Etsy. You are definitely one of my favorites....I love all of your work, and are an inspiration to me and my craft. Much love and success!

  • savagejewelry

    savagejewelry said 5 years ago

    I love your use of color and patterns. Wonderful

  • Candidate

    Candidate said 5 years ago

    I have that chair from ikea! Love it!

  • cclark1972

    cclark1972 said 5 years ago

    You are one of my favorites and I have been coveting your hand bags for some time. Congrats on the feature!

  • skyetaylorgalleries

    skyetaylorgalleries said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, my wife would go nuts. God bless

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 5 years ago

    Sweet interview. Cute shop, congrats.

  • InspiredStitches

    InspiredStitches said 5 years ago

    Love your work. You are truly gifted.

  • Vin29

    Vin29 said 5 years ago

    Your creations are absolutely amazing! Great interview

  • Vin29

    Vin29 said 5 years ago

    Your creations are absolutely amazing! Great interview

  • RareDesign

    RareDesign said 5 years ago

    Great shop! Congrats!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    i like the orange volumes. congrats

  • SlingBabedotCom

    SlingBabedotCom said 5 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Beautiful ideas!

  • PomLove

    PomLove said 5 years ago

    awesome feature - what a sweet & talented lady... :)

  • lowercasejdesign

    lowercasejdesign said 5 years ago

    love your funky fresh style :)

  • lilla2000

    lilla2000 said 5 years ago

    Congratulation to your wonderful shop and amazing work! With the interview ... sprichst du mir aus der Seele (sagen wir in Deutschland) sorry, I haven´t found a translation for that. It means something like... you talk from my soul?!? my daughter loves your dog!

  • quinch

    quinch said 5 years ago

    amazing pieces of art, it´s nice how the put a smile on my face everytime i see them. thanks for that!

  • sapnacollections

    sapnacollections said 5 years ago

    Beautiful insight into your life and work!! Good luck on your move to the Big Apple.

  • sapnacollections

    sapnacollections said 5 years ago

    Beautiful insight into your life and work!! Good luck on your move to the Big Apple.

  • hoosiermamma1

    hoosiermamma1 said 5 years ago

    Beautiful Bags! Love the materials. Good luck in New York!

  • MyVintageStudio

    MyVintageStudio said 5 years ago

    Love your bags. I can see your architect's clever eye in the design. Have a great time in NY!

  • madebymirjam

    madebymirjam said 5 years ago

    Love your Work. You make jewels...........

  • SoftTouchScentsation

    SoftTouchScentsation said 5 years ago

    Wow, I hope to be like you someday. I am new to the Etsy world and can't wait to have my first sale! Your creations are wonderful! Good luck in NY!

  • DosPequenas

    DosPequenas said 5 years ago

    Love your story! reading it makes me jump on my sketch board and design and create!!! : )

  • StylesbyHolly

    StylesbyHolly said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous bags, love your work!

  • NatalieDArt

    NatalieDArt said 5 years ago

    I LOVE YOUR BAGS!!! And I wish I had your studio :)))) Congratulations on your hard work paying off ;)

  • AENeverForget

    AENeverForget said 5 years ago

    Very cute and creative bags. Thanks for sharing your story. Very inspiring.

  • DreamCake

    DreamCake said 5 years ago

    What a fantastic studio you have! It REALLY inspires :D Fantastic work!

  • BELLACOSAART

    BELLACOSAART said 5 years ago

    nice story, I have admired her bags since starting on etsy

  • PacificMerchantile

    PacificMerchantile said 5 years ago

    Nice story, good luck in New York.

  • PacificMerchantile

    PacificMerchantile said 5 years ago

    Nice story, good luck in New York.

  • SassyStitchesbyLori

    SassyStitchesbyLori said 5 years ago

    Congratulations to you! I was so tickled to see you as the featured seller. I have always loved your bags and your etsy shop. You rock!

  • EerinVink

    EerinVink said 5 years ago

    Beautifully done!

  • thebeachhousegallery

    thebeachhousegallery said 5 years ago

    Congrats. Such bold and vibrant color, clean and functional design. Lovely! Inez Dunn

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux said 5 years ago

    LOVE the colors and shapes of your designs. Congrats! ;-) Miss Tik

  • dew24710

    dew24710 said 5 years ago

    Love your designs! All the best.

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 5 years ago

    Perhaps the best thing about being a Featured Seller is you have a really good reason to clean your work space.

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