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Featured Seller: lenandlen

Nov 22, 2010

by lenandlen

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Oh hello there! My name is Anna J. Robertson, A.J. for short, or Len-Len (long story) for my closest friends and family. I was born in the Philippines but moved to Gainesville, FL when I was 2, and then on to Raleigh, NC when I was 8. I currently reside on the other side of the continent in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, just up the hill from beautiful Deep Cove, where I now speak with a masked country twang. It does, however, occasionally slip out when I talk about things like fried okra or grits.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

I’m a wife to an extremely patient structural engineer. He’s sort of my high school sweetheart — we got together on our prom night. I have a silly little 3-year-old daughter who makes me laugh all the time. During the day, we draw pretty crayon rainbows, make paper bag puppets, and twirl around in princess dresses. I also spend several hours baking up nut-free goodies nearly every day, since my daughter is terribly allergic to tree nuts and peanuts.

I try to squeeze in a bit of what I like to call “random dabbling.” This is when I experiment with various hobbies that I’m absolutely terrible at. I love playing my guitar and piano (atrocious), singing shower concerts (even more horrible), and spinning my own yarn for crochet projects (terribly ugly stuff). Despite this, my greatest aspiration is to be a Renaissance Woman.

What first made you want to become an artist?

Honestly, I’m not really sure if I feel worthy enough to label myself as an artist. I’ve always felt that being a true artist meant being brave enough to live a certain type of bohemian existence, where you would solely create, live, and breathe art. I don’t think I’m quite there yet. All I really know is that I have always loved to create and as long as my hands physically allow me to, I always will.

Please describe your creative process.

Comfort and wearability are two of my personal preferences when it comes to accessories. This steers me towards minimalist tendencies, as I tend to reduce shapes to their most fundamental forms. I’m also very into the idea of the organic meeting simplicity. Though organic forms tend to be anything but minimalist, I can’t help but love the juxtaposition of this union.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

My daughter! Well, she isn’t actually a possession, as much as I’d like her to be mine. So I guess any one of her drawings that she makes me every day. I especially love the first time she drew a whale all by herself — it was the cutest little smiley blob. Our refrigerator door is bombarded with funny little crayon doodles because it’s impossible for me to get rid of them.

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

Passion with perseverance! I know this has been said over and over, but create what you really love and never give up. Throughout the process of your tireless effort, try not to get jaded.

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

I really love all the features of Etsy. No really, not to be a suck-up, but I’ve used all of the features at some point. I like using the Time Machine and Pounce to see what’s been sold and what’s just been listed. I love the Treasury because it’s always a pleasant surprise when a fellow Etsian handpicked you for their collection!

I’d love for there to be some way to use coupon codes or gift certificates during checkouts.

How do you promote your work?

I wear my own designs, which can strike up a conversation when I’m out and about. I make jewelry for my family and friends, and they have become my greatest advertisers. I use Facebook and lazily tweet (my Twitter account is connected to my Facebook fan page and automatically tweets all my announcements). One of my favorite ways to promote is through my blog, where I also like to showcase other handmade artists that I have crushes on.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

Creating more while living in a totally amazing beach front home designed by my husband. Hopefully, I also feel ten years younger.

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190 comments

  • TheTruffler

    TheTruffler said 6 years ago

    Wow, what a greta story, a wonderful seller! x

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 6 years ago

    Beautiful finds!

  • BubbleGumAndButtons

    BubbleGumAndButtons said 6 years ago

    You have lovely work,I LOVE the initial Pod circle!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    What a lovely interview! And your jewelery is amazing! That ripple cuff is making me seriously drool

  • BibbysRocket

    BibbysRocket said 6 years ago

    I love her work!

  • Mikono

    Mikono said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Love your story about your daughter and the whale. :)

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Awesome work! Congratulations on the feature :-)

  • mariforssell

    mariforssell said 6 years ago

    Awesome work, congratulations!

  • chocpatch

    chocpatch said 6 years ago

    Love your work and your story! =)

  • econica

    econica said 6 years ago

    very talented artist!

  • martice

    martice said 6 years ago

    love the minimalistic touch of it all :)

  • bekahjennings

    bekahjennings said 6 years ago

    Just finished up my run as the FS and I hope you have huge success! It's a wild ride!

  • patchesnthings

    patchesnthings said 6 years ago

    Great story! I love the fact that you cherish your daughter's drawings! I saved many of my children's art work.

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 6 years ago

    What a fantastic interview! Thank you for sharing and wow such beautiful jewelry!

  • TrueOrganics

    TrueOrganics said 6 years ago

    Beautiful metal work! Love it!

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 6 years ago

    Great interview and work!

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 6 years ago

    Simple and very elegant~! Love her work =)

  • KristinaandJenney

    KristinaandJenney said 6 years ago

    Lovely Work~

  • laurakturner

    laurakturner said 6 years ago

    I love that you've used metals in all their naturality! ...if that's even a word. It's hard to find simple yet bold accessories these days. Brilliant!

  • CraftsByBabz

    CraftsByBabz said 6 years ago

    Congrats!!

  • CraftsByBabz

    CraftsByBabz said 6 years ago

    Your work is beautiful!!

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work,congrats Anna!!! n_n

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse said 6 years ago

    awesome work...Congrats on your interview!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Hi ! great interview and beautiful work ! Congrats !

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 6 years ago

    Simple and beautiful work :) Congrats!

  • inbloomdesigns

    inbloomdesigns said 6 years ago

    thank-you for sharing :O)

  • silverfrogdesign

    silverfrogdesign said 6 years ago

    So beautiful, you are so talented. Congrats!

  • bHempy

    bHempy said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Love your shop...its amazing =) Congrats!

  • tweal

    tweal said 6 years ago

    Such gorgeous work - congrats on being featured!

  • QueenofCuffs

    QueenofCuffs said 6 years ago

    I admire you talent + love your art

  • VerreEncore

    VerreEncore said 6 years ago

    simple and beautiful! your work is so lovely :)

  • AWishForYou

    AWishForYou said 6 years ago

    Very lovely pieces of skill - such clean + classy design. beautiful !!

  • doxallodesigns

    doxallodesigns said 6 years ago

    Nice work!

  • fieldtrip

    fieldtrip said 6 years ago

    howdy from vancouver! your jewelry is gorgeous, congrats on the feature :)

  • RimmaJewelry

    RimmaJewelry said 6 years ago

    I think you have a very pure style! Wishing you tons of success!

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch said 6 years ago

    Great work! Everything is so beautiful :-) "What first made you want to become an artist?" "Honestly, I’m not really sure if I feel worthy enough to label myself as an artist." Don't feel that way! You are! You are!

  • GildedCageDesign

    GildedCageDesign said 6 years ago

    love your cuffs, Nice article congrats:)

  • outofline

    outofline said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Great job:)

  • emmarts

    emmarts said 6 years ago

    Wonderful feature, great items. Yay North Vancouver!

  • CleanerScience

    CleanerScience said 6 years ago

    Great work! Love hearing about your story!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 6 years ago

    Great interview and gorgeous shop! Looks like your wish came true about coupon codes. :)

  • henatayeb

    henatayeb said 6 years ago

    gorgeous work.. off to droole of your shop right now

  • elisasherejewelry

    elisasherejewelry said 6 years ago

    Congrats!! Cannot believe how clean your studio is, I'm amazed:)

  • Splurge

    Splurge said 6 years ago

    Your work in stunning! Thank you Etsy for featuring such a talented Canadian artist.

  • AllenbyJewelry

    AllenbyJewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work. Congratulations!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! And what great prices :)

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Lovely work, congrats on being chosen as featured seller, well deserved as well. Wish you continued success.

  • myhandmadecrafts

    myhandmadecrafts said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Great article! Thanks for sharing this! :)))

  • CaseysCreativeCorner

    CaseysCreativeCorner said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work, congrats on being chosen as featured seller!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 6 years ago

    How talented are you?!!!! I am pretty jealous but thats ok! Congrats!

  • joannepoore

    joannepoore said 6 years ago

    Very enjoyable interview, your daughter sounds like a lot of fun! Congratulations & much success to you.

  • DigitalCS

    DigitalCS said 6 years ago

    You're so cute! I love your minimalist designs! Wonderful! Congrats! Added to favorites!

  • andrea0503

    andrea0503 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry!

  • lilishop

    lilishop said 6 years ago

    lovely story and great work! I lived in the Philippines (Manila) for one year, and grabe naman, mahal ko ang Pilipinas! And the pinoy people are the sweetest ever!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Very nice!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 6 years ago

    Beautiful jewellery! Very clean, elegant designs. Continued success!

  • HighPointFarm2010

    HighPointFarm2010 said 6 years ago

    Lovely Interview. Your items are the bomb!!! Cheers

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • 11elevenXO

    11elevenXO said 6 years ago

    i LoVe your stuff, very simple, elegant and beautiful. great interview too! especially you're 'other hobbies' part, lol. and great advice to new etsy-ers. :)

  • AmelieTalks

    AmelieTalks said 6 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work I really like the minimalist element to it, fabulous!

  • NancyvdBoom

    NancyvdBoom said 6 years ago

    I already commented through a convo, but here I want to tell too that I enjoyed this interview a lot. Congratz on the feature. You make wonderful art, yes you are a true artist ;-) and a fantastic person! Keep up the good work. Wishing you all the best for you and your family and keep enjoying all those drawings of your daughter.

  • islandpottery

    islandpottery said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Great to see a fellow Canadian artist featured!

  • ElisabethSpace

    ElisabethSpace said 6 years ago

    Simple and sweet, love her point of view. Way to go, A.J.!

  • Lapenca

    Lapenca said 6 years ago

    So very tasteful and talanted!

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 6 years ago

    A lovely story. Thanks for sharing!

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork said 6 years ago

    Very unique modern pieces! Love it all! And I also love how your daughter is your most prized handmade possession! Hehe super cute!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    Yay for the Philippinos! My bestie is from "Chocolate Mountain" in the Philippines. Lovely work, and lovely feature.

  • TrimsNmore

    TrimsNmore said 6 years ago

    Congratulations. Great work

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    I love the minimalist feel of your work. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your interview.

  • SweetBabyJanesShop

    SweetBabyJanesShop said 6 years ago

    Great story. Love that you're local!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 6 years ago

    Your jewelry is wonderful Anna. I Love the organic nature of your materials and shapes. Thanks for sharing a little about yourself!

  • pileofstones

    pileofstones said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview, beautiful jewelry, lovely hopes and dreams for ten years out. Good luck to you and yours!

  • iheartmy

    iheartmy said 6 years ago

    Your work is beautiful! I love modern and simple. Great combination!!!

  • OhDearWatson

    OhDearWatson said 6 years ago

    so cool

  • MadebyLinLin

    MadebyLinLin said 6 years ago

    you make amazing things! wow!

  • BlissfullyRandom

    BlissfullyRandom said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed your story. Thanks for sharing your words and talent.

  • TatianaBezjak

    TatianaBezjak said 6 years ago

    Simplicity and elegance.

  • rethinkink

    rethinkink said 6 years ago

    Fabulous Work! Congrats on the feature.

  • bibsnbobs

    bibsnbobs said 6 years ago

    Talented woman!

  • AlisonFlower

    AlisonFlower said 6 years ago

    Love, love, love your work!!

  • whiteoctopus

    whiteoctopus said 6 years ago

    gorgeous jewelry! I love that you combine organic elements with a minimalist style. Simple, but striking! Wonderful interview! :)

  • oguerrero

    oguerrero said 6 years ago

    Lovely jewelry and inspiring interview, Thank you :)

  • TheCakeStandBoutique

    TheCakeStandBoutique said 6 years ago

    congrats on being featured!

  • dearverona

    dearverona said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story. Congrats Anna, love your work!

  • blancheb

    blancheb said 6 years ago

    Congrats! I hope your shop gets lots of new attention!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 6 years ago

    Great story, great shop! Thanks for sharing!

  • eviegan

    eviegan said 6 years ago

    Grats, I'm in love with the moons!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 6 years ago

    Your line of jewelry is really impressive - so beautiful, refined, and elegant! Congrats on being featured seller!

  • juliesadorabowls

    juliesadorabowls said 6 years ago

    Such gorgeous pieces! Thank you!

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 6 years ago

    Beautifully done! Such lovely creations. Art is the basis of the soul. Blessings, Lisa LeafandInk.com

  • rio514

    rio514 said 6 years ago

    Yay! I bought an item from her a while back and I love it. So nice to see you as the FS this week! Congrats!

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 6 years ago

    pretty! and such a neat workshop!

  • DIVINEsweetness

    DIVINEsweetness said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Keep up the good work!

  • pogoshop

    pogoshop said 6 years ago

    Wow, what gorgeous jewelry. I love the textures and the simplicity. A lovely feature.

  • surfandsand

    surfandsand said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I love love love your shop!

  • NewEnglandCurio

    NewEnglandCurio said 6 years ago

    I like your style, simple and elegant. My family is also from the Philippines! I enjoyed reading your interview and especially your inspirational advice, "create what you really love and never give up". ~Shannon

  • jewelboxballerina

    jewelboxballerina said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, Lenlen! It's great to see a Filipina featured on Etsy!

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 6 years ago

    Nice story! I love your minimalist degigns!

  • jewelboxballerina

    jewelboxballerina said 6 years ago

    *being rather :D

  • tlchandmadetreasures

    tlchandmadetreasures said 6 years ago

    Excellent interview and I love your work!!

  • FishHouseSupply

    FishHouseSupply said 6 years ago

    I read your profile bio - "ex-conceptual artist turned craftaholic" I do love this lol, and I can so relate as my art turned to craft as I left the BFA conceptual world behind me! I am loving every minute of it!! Good Luck and Beautiful Beautiful Work

  • elmstreetmarket

    elmstreetmarket said 6 years ago

    I can feel your positivity through the interview! Oh, I moved from SE Asia to the Triangle area as well :)

  • Skinplicity

    Skinplicity said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, congratulations and good luck!

  • divinalocura

    divinalocura said 6 years ago

    i like the fresh air seems to be around you and your family..!! congrats on your work! really awesome!! Cheers!! Maril

  • TheWhimsicalBlossom

    TheWhimsicalBlossom said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous jewellery and a great interview - congratulations!

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 6 years ago

    Very pretty jewelry! Love them! :)

  • BlueMoonRose

    BlueMoonRose said 6 years ago

    I appreciate the clean lines. The harvest moon necklace is lovely.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    I love your designs and congratulations on your wonderful interview and thank you for sharing with us.

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    Great article! I love your jewelry! Very simple and elegant.

  • thebqe

    thebqe said 6 years ago

    Stunning Work!! Love your jewelry making style!

  • SwankyStitch

    SwankyStitch said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love your style.

  • feltbyfern

    feltbyfern said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the featured interview! Your work is beautiful. I love simplicity.

  • FeltFoodFeast

    FeltFoodFeast said 6 years ago

    Amazing! I Love your work!

  • tantancharms

    tantancharms said 6 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • bellameidesigns

    bellameidesigns said 6 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Baisimu

    Baisimu said 6 years ago

    Very nice shop! Love the simplistic style of your jewelry :)

  • coonbelle

    coonbelle said 6 years ago

    Great article; love your jewelry!

  • Franziska

    Franziska said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work...I've been eyeing your bracelets for a while....very nice feature!

  • leelutaylor

    leelutaylor said 6 years ago

    Amazing work. Love to see more!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    You do lovely work. Congrats on your article!

  • sevenoakfarm

    sevenoakfarm said 6 years ago

    A really true heart felt interview. Very nice! Love your art. thank you for sharing.

  • MayasKalupi

    MayasKalupi said 6 years ago

    I'm happy to see a Filipina as featured seller...Your nic Len-Len made me smile... I once read an article about Filipino names being repeated twice like yours =) Love your work! Congratulations! By the way, my hubby calls me Let-Let sometimes and my name is Armee...LOL =)

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    Love your jewelry, especially your bracelets! Best of luck to you!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Great Shop and interview !! Congrats on FS !!!

  • abonniecard

    abonniecard said 6 years ago

    Great to see a fellow B.C. artist featured! Congrats on your achievement on Etsy!

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 6 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry! All the very best to you!

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items...such a lovely shop. Wish you so much success!!! XXXX Emily from EL Vintage

  • jujubehijabpins

    jujubehijabpins said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your work and your beautiful story.

  • upcycledearrings

    upcycledearrings said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story! XOXO

  • pineappleaisle

    pineappleaisle said 6 years ago

    You're an inspiration! I like the simple lines of your designs, especially the leaf pendant and cuffs ;-)

  • Longnose

    Longnose said 6 years ago

    Stunning work!!

  • artistudios

    artistudios said 6 years ago

    Wish you a lot of success with your unique items!

  • PersonalizedGiftsbyJ

    PersonalizedGiftsbyJ said 6 years ago

    I love your work.

  • nuevodesigns

    nuevodesigns said 6 years ago

    Congrats. Great feature. Best wishes.

  • alibli

    alibli said 6 years ago

    A.J. you are hilarious!

  • robjantcouture

    robjantcouture said 6 years ago

    Beautiful designs! I love them.

  • Patriacontemporary

    Patriacontemporary said 6 years ago

    Beautiful art!! congrants!

  • TropicalGarden

    TropicalGarden said 6 years ago

    Simple and elegant creations!

  • littlecuriosityshop

    littlecuriosityshop said 6 years ago

    Beautiful designs, even better attitude and energy.

  • Viverre

    Viverre said 6 years ago

    I love your designs. :)

  • modernemotive

    modernemotive said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • juliettecrane

    juliettecrane said 6 years ago

    thank you so much for sharing your art and story! you're so inspiring! xo, juliette

  • Absurdious

    Absurdious said 6 years ago

    Besides being just plain adorable, your work is so-o-o elegant and lyrical. It reminds me of the beauty of Vera Wang and I absolutely her work. Wonderful story!

  • FeltShmelt

    FeltShmelt said 6 years ago

    I LOVE your work, I love its beautiful simplicity!! And great interview, congrats congrats congrats on being Featured Seller!!! :)

  • birchandbird

    birchandbird said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview A.J.! So happy to see a fellow BC'er up front and central, not to mention such a talented artist! Looks like many others feel the same about your work...congratulations!!!!

  • TheAdornedArticle

    TheAdornedArticle said 6 years ago

    Very cute story-also funny-I giggled several times especially when reading the part about your random dabbling: "...and spinning my own yarn for crochet projects (terribly ugly stuff)" Hehehe. And of course your jewelry is beautious!

  • WilsonRiverPottery

    WilsonRiverPottery said 6 years ago

    Love your story and love the way you speak about your love for your daugher. You are a good writer besides being a great artist.

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 6 years ago

    Great work, best of luck!

  • laceydu

    laceydu said 6 years ago

    Even your studio inspires me! I've found that simple organization gets my creative juices flowing more and more. Your pieces are lovely!! Congratulations!

  • AMSkrafts

    AMSkrafts said 6 years ago

    Such a cute story; I love how you dabble in various hobbies. You are so talented! Beautiful jewelry, keep up the great work!

  • ThreefoldDesigns

    ThreefoldDesigns said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful work! Congratulations :)

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    Great article and lovely pieces. Thank you.

  • HurlyBurlyBags

    HurlyBurlyBags said 6 years ago

    The organic meeting simplicity, what beautiful words, and your work helps me to better understand them. Shapes and lines meeting the elements.

  • cherlynl

    cherlynl said 6 years ago

    simple sophisticated.. good luck to you... :)

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    a fun read :) i love your minimal designs.

  • AcornYang

    AcornYang said 6 years ago

    love your work!

  • ReendiculousGourds57

    ReendiculousGourds57 said 6 years ago

    Read your story and I am a bit more inspired to stay with it and eventually my shop will pick up in sales. You have lovely jewelry. I too, have loved creating things over the years and I never stop thinking of new creations. Enjoy your lovely family and never stop the creative process that got you here. Good Luck to you!

  • BOiS

    BOiS said 6 years ago

    I love your up-lifted spirit and love for your daughter! Your creations are beautiful!

  • ygolottes

    ygolottes said 6 years ago

    Very nice creations--- you can open your shop in the philippines and im sure your items will be loved ;-)

  • lisawinestudios

    lisawinestudios said 6 years ago

    Congrats from a fellow Vancouverite on being a featured seller!

  • seraphicdreams

    seraphicdreams said 6 years ago

    awesome things! Congrats on the feature!

  • lenandlen

    lenandlen said 6 years ago

    Hey everyone! Thank you so much for all the super sweet comments! Y'all are so nice - wish I could give each and every one of you a great big bear hug! Or maybe bake you a batch of nut-free cookies... :)

  • sungtree

    sungtree said 6 years ago

    Nice material and Beautiful work!!! Congrats on the feature n_n

  • PrettySensible

    PrettySensible said 6 years ago

    Great interview! Luv the Jewelry:) Audrey<3

  • StemDesigns

    StemDesigns said 6 years ago

    I love reading these stories... great advice to new etsians. Love her work also.

  • rockysprings1984

    rockysprings1984 said 6 years ago

    Your spirit is absolutely contagious. Thanks for reaching across etsy for a giant hug.

  • TinfenaStudio

    TinfenaStudio said 6 years ago

    Beautiful minimal jewelry, whimsical interview, and yes, you are an artist, Anna...

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation said 6 years ago

    So beautiful! I love your designs. You are most positively an artist my dear!

  • HaverhillStudio

    HaverhillStudio said 6 years ago

    Great story! I love the minimalistic approach on your jewelry - they're fantabulous... at magaling ka! >>

  • CHenry

    CHenry said 6 years ago

    Really nice interview ! Your life sounds wonderful up there in the great North West !!!! Can't help but love the simple lines in your jewelry. "Less is More" they say and I for one agree ! LOL Beautiful work and have a happy holiday !

  • claychic

    claychic said 6 years ago

    Congratulations. Your are definately a talented "artist"!!

  • Gemstonesonmymind

    Gemstonesonmymind said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Anna, Great article. You're an inspiration to new shop owners like myself...I really love designing jewelry, and am still learning techniques. I'm also enjoying my etsy experience immensely. The secret is perseverance and patience, especially while waiting for that first sale.....occasionally I waver. Thank you for the pep talk. I truly believe it came from your heart.

  • congcongdesign

    congcongdesign said 6 years ago

    nice work.

  • LaJollaCreations

    LaJollaCreations said 6 years ago

    You have a stunning collection. Thanks for sharing and congrats!

  • DebraKayDesigns

    DebraKayDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your work. Beautiful. :) Did you go to school for jewelry making and if so, where?

  • LizzyBdesigns

    LizzyBdesigns said 6 years ago

    Great story!

  • BellaPuzzlesToo

    BellaPuzzlesToo said 6 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry, Anna. You are definitely an artist. :)

  • sweetlittlefelt

    sweetlittlefelt said 6 years ago

    Beauty!

  • Whistlecat

    Whistlecat said 6 years ago

    simple ain't easy, very sweet accessories :) very nice!

  • FloweryDeer

    FloweryDeer said 6 years ago

    Congras!

  • ArtMadeByTammy

    ArtMadeByTammy said 6 years ago

    Fantastic feature! Beautiful jewelry! Congrats!

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds said 6 years ago

    Great interview, fantastic shop. Congratulations Anna.

  • DruDoe

    DruDoe said 6 years ago

    Etsy you are awesome.. truly! That being said ... having your featured sellers shop be closed for the holidays seems like a bad move. I can't even see the items she has for sale... and was all too interested in her work from the 2 photos in the interview. Waiting with baited breath till Jan 2.

  • EnglishShop

    EnglishShop said 6 years ago

    Yes - I will have to wait for her shop to re-open in January. Can't wait to see more of her work, love the interview !!!

  • LiliansTreasure

    LiliansTreasure said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story..:)keep up the good work..:)

  • gnarlo

    gnarlo said 6 years ago

    Oh! I love your work so much! I'm so glad your featured. No wonder my boyfriend also loves your stuff... he's an engineer as well... Keep up the great work!

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh,I absolutely love all your pieces!My dream would be,to someday be working with silver and making unique pieces all my own.And to incorporate the two together...........

  • jfaust7

    jfaust7 said 6 years ago

    So awesome to get to know you a little more...I wear your six cuff bracelets every single day!!! I get compliments all the time. Enjoy your happy little girl she sounds so precious. Best of luck to you all!!!

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