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Featured Seller: MothHouse

Sep 6, 2010

by MothHouse handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Sharina. I’m 24 years old and I live in sunny Jacksonville, Florida with my boyfriend Alexander and our adorable Old English sheepdog, Clementine.

I am enamored with all things vintage. I blame this condition on my grandparents’ old farmhouse in Iowa. I spent countless summers there rummaging through drawers, reading old cards, and trying on the fur capelets and floor-length dresses still hanging in the closets. The name Moth House comes from this idea of exploration and history. I often daydream about one of my pieces being found years from now and being loved all over again.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

Even when I’m not creating, my mind is never far from conjuring up new designs. That being said, the bills still have to get paid. Unfortunately, this is not a “Quit your Day Job” interview so I work two part-time jobs besides Etsy. Although balancing three jobs can be hectic at times, the thought of working 8-5 every day makes me cringe. I like having the freedom to travel and take afternoon naps. Naps are very important to me.

Other than that, I spend my time doing pretty normal things: hanging out with the boyfriend, going to the dog park with Clem, shopping online, watching my stories, thrifting, making lists, drinking margaritas with friends…


What first made you want to become an artist?

My entire family is very creative, and I grew up in a real do-it-yourself environment. My sisters and I had a closet full of art supplies instead of video games and we played instruments in lieu of sports. My parents owned their own business while I was growing up, so I adopted their entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. By the second grade I was making smiley face earrings out of poster board and puff paint and selling them to my friends for their lunch money. Needless to say, I had one of the sweetest puff paint collections lunch money could buy!

I guess that’s when I should have known I was meant to do something creative, but it wasn’t until college that I really put two and two together. I majored in graphic design, which I love, but spending so much time in front of a computer made me miss using my hands. Making jewelry became the perfect way to fill that void and expand my creativity.

Please describe your creative process.

As fashionable as I may be in my mind, the reality is you can usually find me in a grey t-shirt and jeans. So that’s where I start. I love the idea that one piece of jewelry can completely transform an outfit from grungy to chic. It is the best feeling to know that people are buying something you made to express their personal style.

I work with as many vintage materials as possible, so the most exciting part of beginning a new collection is the treasure hunt. Once I have collected all my new goodies, I sit and stare at them. Sometimes the answer is obvious and a piece will just kind of make itself. Other times, it takes me weeks to realize that the chain I bought to use as a bracelet really wants to be pulled apart and made into a pair of earrings.

The decision to do two collections a year, Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter, came when I started working with a photographer. I enjoy working this way because it forces me to focus my ideas and figure them all out before moving on to something new. Getting those pictures back and listing a new collection is my absolute favorite. As for all the unused ideas left lingering in my head, that’s where the next collection comes from.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

My mom is a very talented quilter and she made me one the summer before I went to college. The fabric I chose is pretty cheesy (musical notes and paw prints), but it is the best curl-up-on-the-couch quilt ever!

Name your top five books, movies, musicians, and websites besides Etsy.

Where the Red Fern Grows
East of Eden
Life of Pi
Great Expectations
Domino: The Book of Decorating
— I can’t wait to have my own house!

Rilo Kiley, and anything else Jenny Lewis is a part of.
Death Cab for Cutie
Laura Veirs
Fleetwood Mac
Ryan Adams

10 Things I Hate About You — Pretty sure I’ve seen it hundreds of times.
Freaks and Geeks
Mad Men – Cocktails and vintage dresses? Yes, please.
Modern Family

Well I’m obsessed with my Gmail, does that count?
Craft Cult
Need Supply Co.

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

I know there has been a huge emphasis placed on good photography, but it really does make such a difference. Check out my earlier sold items to see for yourself. If you can’t take a good photo to save your life, or just don’t want to take the time to do it, find someone who will! I was lucky enough to meet my amazing photographer Chloe Scheffe right here on Etsy. She has definitely been my best investment by far.

Etsy is such unique and vibrant community, the possibilities are truly endless. Experiment and find your niche.


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

Etsy has so many ways to interact, many that I haven’t even tried yet, but so far the Etsy Blog and Pounce are the two I spend the most time on. Even though it’s not a feature, I also love trading with other Etsians.

As far as new features go, I would absolutely love to put one item in multiple sections so my customers could shop by either collection, or type of jewelry. It would make me the happiest girl on Etsy!

How do you promote your work?

Promoting is definitely something I need to do more of. At the moment, things are pretty basic. I have a Facebook fan page, I relist daily, and I try to wear at least one piece of my jewelry every day.

I’ve also had my work featured on some fantastic blogs including Modish, NotCouture, PapernStitch, TeenAngster, and the Etsy Voter, which is awesome for traffic (and incredibly flattering).

In ten years, where would you like to be?

I would love to have my own studio where I can work and hang out with my pup all day. I’d like the rest to be a surprise.

Featured Seller Archive


  • MademoiselleG

    MademoiselleG said 6 years ago

    Nice items! Congratulations :-)

  • galeriaVarte

    galeriaVarte said 6 years ago

    beautiful! I like these soft colors.

  • debdeanart

    debdeanart said 6 years ago

    Your pieces are lovely..they seem to be a true reflection of your life...and yes, the photography is wonderful! Continued success!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 6 years ago

    adorable! love the Chainmaille Necklace!

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 6 years ago

    gorgeous! Love the designs!

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 6 years ago

    Great shop!Lovely article! Thank for sharing :)

  • artofjane

    artofjane said 6 years ago

    Great article - and I had grandparents on a farm in Iowa too - full of wonderful treasures from the 19th & 20th Centuries.

  • MyrtleLeaves

    MyrtleLeaves said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop - congratulations!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    Congrats on FS, nice to get to know you.

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    Awesome shop - Great interview : )

  • RamshackleStudio

    RamshackleStudio said 6 years ago

    congratulations! what a lovely shop!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Your jewelry and photos are lovely! Congrats on being a featured seller!

  • LoisAndLinnea

    LoisAndLinnea said 6 years ago

    Love your designs!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • 3squares

    3squares said 6 years ago

    fabulous! lovely to learn more about you and your work.

  • fortheloveofpete

    fortheloveofpete said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work-I love the vintage influence! I too am attracted to objects with a past.

  • StylesbyHolly

    StylesbyHolly said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, you do a beautiful job!

  • PrincessSamy

    PrincessSamy said 6 years ago

    I'm very happy to see this lovely seller and fellow Florida resident here. :) Her items are just stunning! Great post. ^_^

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Your jewelery is so beautiful and delicate, and yet each piece still makes a bold statement. And your photos are gorgeous.

  • TStyles

    TStyles said 6 years ago

    great story, and good luck. Your work is beaytiful

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Great Article! Thanks for sharing! ;)

  • knitsandknacks

    knitsandknacks said 6 years ago

    such pretty pieces :)

  • themarketintheglen

    themarketintheglen said 6 years ago

    I loved the vintage but laid-back look of your pieces. You also seem very well adjusted for a person with three jobs and the beginnings of a family. Thank you for sharing.

  • BellaPuzzles

    BellaPuzzles said 6 years ago

    What a lovely shop. Your photographer is terrific. And you are lovely too! Congrats on your feature. I see a MothHouse purchase in my future.

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 6 years ago

    great photos

  • Alaroycreature

    Alaroycreature said 6 years ago

    i love the photography and the items are just soo stylish and chic

  • FingerLakesCreations

    FingerLakesCreations said 6 years ago

    Lovely stuff and great pics!

  • anakim

    anakim said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! good luck.

  • katherynmd

    katherynmd said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous items/shop!! TY for sharing.

  • ErinBradleyDesigns

    ErinBradleyDesigns said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop!

  • thekarmatree

    thekarmatree said 6 years ago

    I love how your shop really manages to create a "feel"!...and to say those pictures are amazing would be an understatement!

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 6 years ago

    Beautiful article! Beautiful Spirit! Beautiful Creations! Lisa LeafandInk

  • selenavallejo

    selenavallejo said 6 years ago

    Love your items, especially your silver twig necklace :)

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Already I know her beautiful handmade , so happy now is here ! Yes !

  • IvorySilk

    IvorySilk said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring. Beautiful pieces...and realllllyy wonderful pics. Congratz :)

  • benddownboutique

    benddownboutique said 6 years ago

    i love your items! they're so cute!

  • StarlingAndGrackle

    StarlingAndGrackle said 6 years ago

    So gorgeous and unique! I love it when people use vintage items in their pieces. I love vintage things too but have no creativity when it comes to fashioning jewelry with them. Congrats on the feature!Oh and I LOVE your name!

  • pinkdiamonddesign

    pinkdiamonddesign said 6 years ago


  • AlbertinesCreations

    AlbertinesCreations said 6 years ago

    Great items! Lovely photographs.

  • Miguel1147

    Miguel1147 said 6 years ago

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  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 6 years ago

    Wow!! I love the dreamy presentation! love the tea cup and tulle romantic at heart!!!!!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 6 years ago

    Lovely items in your shop! Thanks for sharing your story with us. :)

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Lovely collection !

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 6 years ago

    Lovly items they so cute!

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 6 years ago

    great interview! I had a feeling you would be here soon :)

  • blueridgewoodworking

    blueridgewoodworking said 6 years ago

    Congrats...I real good story.

  • ArtemisiaDesigns

    ArtemisiaDesigns said 6 years ago

    Awesome shop ! I love your photography style , so creative :)

  • lamixx

    lamixx said 6 years ago

    really great pieces!! loved ur story

  • lilworkerb

    lilworkerb said 6 years ago

    You have really nice items. And your photography is lovely!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 6 years ago

    Moth House -- what a fantastic name!! I love it. You have such a beautiful shop!!

  • prntmkng

    prntmkng said 6 years ago

    Laura veirs, jenny lewis, fleetwood mac... Yesss. Pretty designs.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

    Great story & amazing photos....congrats!

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 6 years ago

    I still love my earrings from here :)

  • DeborahVoizin

    DeborahVoizin said 6 years ago

    Lovely designs and I'm sure at some point you will be featured in the "Quit your day job" article! Good luck to you!!!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Great designs!

  • 4blankwalls

    4blankwalls said 6 years ago

    love her work!

  • jenni4k

    jenni4k said 6 years ago

    gorgeous pieces! wow!

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings said 6 years ago

    I love hearing about the creative process - and the Grandma's house....brings back memories!

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings said 6 years ago

    Love hearing about the creative process - and fossicking around Grandma's house!

  • roundabout1

    roundabout1 said 6 years ago


  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop - Congrats! Want to go hang out at Grandma's house....

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 6 years ago

    love love love mothhouse... congrats!!!

  • ToTheMetal

    ToTheMetal said 6 years ago

    I loved the interview and the photography is so inspiring! Congrats!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago

    i love the minimalism and subdued quality.

  • maggiebogart

    maggiebogart said 6 years ago

    Great interview! I love your work. Congratulations!

  • Sumikoshop

    Sumikoshop said 6 years ago

    you have done well to invest in the photos, I find them fantastic!

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 6 years ago

    Unique items and good concept! The pictures are very good!

  • treeoflifestudio

    treeoflifestudio said 6 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • PaintingKity

    PaintingKity said 6 years ago

    Great interview! I'm still new to Etsy but my mind is always running with ideas. I think it's great to hear how much it means that someone else is enjoying something you created, I feel the exact same way. I'm actually looking forward to winter this year because I have so many ideas to expand my shop and having time indoors will give me time to create.

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop. Congrats!

  • chrissyjosimpy5

    chrissyjosimpy5 said 6 years ago

    I'm so happy to see this artist featured. One of my first purchases on Etsy was a MothHouse brass fringe necklace. I love it, and it will definitely be handed down to my daughter (I think she's scheming to get it sooner than later!). And yes...the photos are beautiful. Congratulations!

  • CoutureLife

    CoutureLife said 6 years ago

    The photos are beautiful, and really bring out the charm of your pieces!

  • stonedglass

    stonedglass said 6 years ago

    I agree, your photography is fantastic, that's a great tip for all sellers, thanks!

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes said 6 years ago

    Nice photography.

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop!

  • antiherostudio

    antiherostudio said 6 years ago

    I love your shop and the name! Very Vintage and I have to admit I love moths all on their own. Gorgeous pieces!

  • onebeadtwobead

    onebeadtwobead said 6 years ago

    Charming pieces. Nice interview.

  • fluxplay

    fluxplay said 6 years ago

    Lovely lovely lovely.

  • Absurdious

    Absurdious said 6 years ago

    Terrific shop!! Scrumptious creations and lots of good tips.

  • ravenhaired

    ravenhaired said 6 years ago

    well done, such beautiful pieces!

  • dirtdancestonewerks

    dirtdancestonewerks said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Very heartfelt and inspiring.

  • jenniejune

    jenniejune said 6 years ago

    Great pieces, Amazing photography!

  • Kankou

    Kankou said 6 years ago

    Great interview, nice shop... I enjoyed reading this! I also liked the fact that she is not a "full-time" artist... It gives all of us non-full-time etsyans the hope that we may be featured one day because we are just as much in our shop as the full-time artist; it's just that the bills needs to be paid and you can't work 100% of the time on your "little shop"! Well done! Really loved this!

  • ThingsUnseen

    ThingsUnseen said 6 years ago

    Love your work Sharina!!

  • PaperFairie

    PaperFairie said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview! Very interesting, and great jewellery.

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    what gorgeous jewellery you create! i love your dreamy presentation with those pleasing colors as well! XO

  • IlGiardinoLuxor

    IlGiardinoLuxor said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop :) Wishing you all the best! :)

  • vitamini

    vitamini said 6 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry! Congrats on your feature! My sisters and I (4 of us, total) had a garage full of craft supplies instead of video games and we also played instruments instead of sports. :)

  • chicinthecity

    chicinthecity said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. Best of luck to you!

  • joyway

    joyway said 6 years ago

    trying to find the artist I just purchased a Monogram Plaque with letter R on it. Please help.

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 6 years ago


  • theninthstitch

    theninthstitch said 6 years ago

    Wonderful item. Really enjoyed getting to know you. Thanks.

  • 5orangepotatoes

    5orangepotatoes said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview. Your jewelry is beautiful. Wishing the best.

  • sewbeau

    sewbeau said 6 years ago

    You really have great and interesting items! I really love the line where you said: "It is the best feeling to know that people are buying something you made to express their personal style." I totally agree and know exactly what you mean! They are actually using something YOU made, to represent themselves and their style, out in the world. What's a better form of human connection than that?

  • ValerieTyler

    ValerieTyler said 6 years ago

    Very pretty photography---so young, yet so talented! Congrats!

  • fleurdelisquilts

    fleurdelisquilts said 6 years ago

    Love the shop and the art. I also am a part-timer--I have another full-time life as a teacher. It's inspiring to get to know other Etsyians and to hear their stories. I am amazed at how parallel our lives are and how we are influenced by the same elements. Thank you for the lovely interview.

  • goodfortunejewelry

    goodfortunejewelry said 6 years ago

    Great interview! You're so down to earth and humble--that's a very rare and refreshing thing! Good luck to you and continued success :-)

  • whimhandmadejewelry

    whimhandmadejewelry said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I wish you continued success! :)

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work!! you look a quite like one of my highschool friends too :)

  • ElizabethOHara

    ElizabethOHara said 6 years ago

    Love your shops. Loved your post. What a great source of inspiration - an Iowa grandmother's treasure trove! How lucky for you! Smart parents who eschewed video games in favor of creativity! Yay!

  • henrihopper

    henrihopper said 6 years ago

    beautiful jewelry and yes, the photography makes it look stunning!

  • lauratrevey

    lauratrevey said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop!!

  • PoisonAppleNYC

    PoisonAppleNYC said 6 years ago

    lovely shop!great photography too.

  • SatuKallioDesign

    SatuKallioDesign said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful and nice gift ideas!

  • AthenaCreates

    AthenaCreates said 6 years ago

    Cool - I'm in Jax, too. Neat shop. I hope you have a wildly successful time on the fp!

  • ConjuredMemories

    ConjuredMemories said 6 years ago

    Nice work! Some real great gift ideas.

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation said 6 years ago

    Moth House great name. I created a museum piece this year with the same sort of story. It was titled "my attic". Nice to hear about kindred spirits who think like me. I loved the article and detail you told your story in. Well done and congratulations.

  • bittersweetdesign

    bittersweetdesign said 6 years ago

    lovely items - congratulations!

  • SkullNBows

    SkullNBows said 6 years ago

    Great article and beautiful shop!

  • TiffanyMorganDesigns

    TiffanyMorganDesigns said 6 years ago

    Your items are so magical feeling. I love it!

  • mountainstreetarts

    mountainstreetarts said 6 years ago

    Great story. Love, love, love your jewelry. Congratualtions. I hope I see you soon in the "I quit my day job" feature.

  • thecottagemarket

    thecottagemarket said 6 years ago

    fabulous article! incredibly talented artist...amazing jewelry is an understatement. thanks for sharing your story with us and sending a big hug to clementine who i am sure is an absolute love bug! wishing all that is good!

  • ManaBeads

    ManaBeads said 6 years ago

    very cool -love your metal pieces!

  • museumshop

    museumshop said 6 years ago

    great products

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 6 years ago

    LOVE YOUR SHOP! Beautiful pieces. Congrats!

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous pieces, Sharina, and the photography is beautiful. Wishing you all the success you hope for and more. I'd love to see you in a Quit Your Day Job series very soon, spending more of your days with Clementine!

  • peanutbearys

    peanutbearys said 6 years ago

    Very cool----congrats on getting noticed!

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings said 6 years ago

    Beautiful- love the contemporary elegance to your pieces!

  • oldohiofarmfinds

    oldohiofarmfinds said 6 years ago

    Vintage needs young folks like you to appreciate and repurpose yesterday into today's lifestyle. Beautiful work and a beautiful shop. I see grand things in your future . . . congrats ☺

  • rushcreekmosaics

    rushcreekmosaics said 6 years ago

    You are so young to have accomplished so much!! Congratulations - your art is beautiful!

  • YCAF

    YCAF said 6 years ago

    seen u on sense of fashion, love ur work!!!

  • DigItDog

    DigItDog said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! I absolutely love your necklaces/jewelry!

  • embellishedbytiffany

    embellishedbytiffany said 6 years ago

    FABULOUS Shop Layout, STUNNING Pictures, GORGEOUS Jewelry. Love it! Best Wishes to you!

  • Malskeys

    Malskeys said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!!! Wish I could indulge in your wonderful book locket!! Love your collection!!

  • TotallyTuTuForYou

    TotallyTuTuForYou said 6 years ago

    Wonderful selection!!!!

  • heatherfuture

    heatherfuture said 6 years ago

    Sooooooooooooooooooo much lovely! Yay!

  • annamariapotamiti

    annamariapotamiti said 6 years ago

    Great interview! Lovely photos and of course great work- Thanks for sharing this- Annamaria:)

  • faerydance

    faerydance said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being the featured seller. You have a lovely shop. I especially like your photos - they're beautifully done. :)

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 6 years ago

    so pretty!

  • doodlekreations

    doodlekreations said 6 years ago

    Very lovely items !Congrats on your success at such a young age...your advice definitely says you are wiser beyond your years !

  • ashleyeaston

    ashleyeaston said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview, and lovely work! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. :)

  • Mmim

    Mmim said 6 years ago


  • novaflo

    novaflo said 6 years ago

    Boyfriend???!!...Florida??! Damn.

  • UneBelleVie

    UneBelleVie said 6 years ago

    What beautiful collections and so much creativity! ...not to mention originality. Congratulations on being interviewed!

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 6 years ago

    Great work!

  • waukeshapottery

    waukeshapottery said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • sevenply

    sevenply said 6 years ago

    Love your use of texture….excellent!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 6 years ago

    Love your designs! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • SimpleSoulfulArt

    SimpleSoulfulArt said 6 years ago

    beautiful work, so unique :))

  • GrainWorks

    GrainWorks said 6 years ago

    Great work. Great photos. Thanks for sharing!

  • CraftedByMei

    CraftedByMei said 6 years ago

    very beautiful photography!

  • takokids

    takokids said 6 years ago

    I loved your interview. And your jewelry is beautiful...the photos are uh-mazing. congratulations! xox

  • CourtneyandChristine

    CourtneyandChristine said 6 years ago

    Love your jewelry.

  • snolbertogoster

    snolbertogoster said 6 years ago

    Hi Sharina, simon from SnolbertoGoster just saying I always enjoy reading these `insights` as to how we all love creating things for people to cherish. You`ve got some great stuff here, Best Wishes in all you do, Simon (and stickman Snolly)

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 6 years ago

    Wow your stuff is super cool. Well done!!!

  • KatchyKids

    KatchyKids said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your article and found it very inspiring in so many ways. I hope to be a featured seller someday, though for today I'm excited about checking out your stuff!

  • Dryw

    Dryw said 6 years ago

    well done!

  • FloweryDeer

    FloweryDeer said 6 years ago

    Congras!!! Beautiful!

  • Castleco

    Castleco said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful interview. Very down-to-earth and real. Finding photographer might not be a bad idea, after seeing your pictures. Thanks!

  • lamarquisedesanges

    lamarquisedesanges said 6 years ago

    I always have lots of pleasure reading featured sellers interview, but this one is definitely my favorite. so fresh, so personal...I really enjoyed every single word !!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    It's great to see artists who do this so young instead of taking the "responsible" path that some of our parents set out for you and find out later you should have been scouring jewelry supply houses from the beginning. Kudos Sharina and I love your work.

  • CCrafters

    CCrafters said 6 years ago

    Very nice items and shop. Congrats on your feature.

  • wiseoldowl

    wiseoldowl said 6 years ago

    One of each please!

  • shopdomestica

    shopdomestica said 6 years ago

    So weird how this happens, but I happened across Sharina's shop yesterday And here she is on Etsy's blog. Everyone should take photo lessons if nothing else - love her work + want it in my shop!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    I agree that's it's a great feeling to know someone is using your items to show their own personal style. It's also really cool when you ship something really far just to know someone somewhere has an item that came from your hands! Congrats on the feature!

  • thepaisleyln

    thepaisleyln said 6 years ago

    great photos! beautiful job :)

  • TheRitzyMeow

    TheRitzyMeow said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview!

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie said 6 years ago

    beautiful work :)

  • mandymoomoo

    mandymoomoo said 6 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry, and gorgeous photography!!

  • etincellestudio

    etincellestudio said 6 years ago

    I am amazed at the quality of the photography together with the styling... one of the best featured seller I have read so far. Truly inspired... maybe it is worth working with a pro photographer after all. I will purchase one of these pieces soon... love the whole story behind it!

  • minasaez

    minasaez said 6 years ago

    Well, as many other said here it must be the photos, because I see a BIG LACK of creativity in the pieces shown. I even see a bracetet than you can buy in a supplies shop here in etsy for 2 dollars and she is selling it for 24$. Please, be selective!

  • Aurelija

    Aurelija said 6 years ago


  • candacejean

    candacejean said 6 years ago

    Very pretty photos Sharina, and a lovely read. Thank you. Congrats on FS!

  • SassySisterVintage

    SassySisterVintage said 6 years ago

    Nice interview and beautiful jewelry! You are my Florida neighbor. I'm from Tallahassee. However, my dad is a Jacksonville native. He went to Lee High School (a long time ago).

  • mpaperarts

    mpaperarts said 6 years ago

    lovely pics, unique items, fun interview!

  • JiruMess

    JiruMess said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing! You have a lot of great items and I wish you the best of luck.

  • sarivictoria

    sarivictoria said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • Lightboat

    Lightboat said 6 years ago

    Oh yes, the afternoon nap! I love them too! Thanks for sharing your story

  • oatkacreekstudio

    oatkacreekstudio said 6 years ago

    Wonderful jewelry...thanks for telling your story!

  • tsifcaonline

    tsifcaonline said 6 years ago

    very cool!

  • WhatIfPhotography

    WhatIfPhotography said 6 years ago

    bravo to your parents for encouraging creativity in their kids, and bravo to you for your beautiful thoughtful jewellery - and gorgeous photos! (and I couldn't agree more about the importance of afternoon naps....)

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop, congrats!!

  • BlissfulBirdDesigns

    BlissfulBirdDesigns said 6 years ago

    This is SUPER COOL! As a Jacksonville FL girl myself, I feel proud! WAY TO GO :) Your shop is FABulous!

  • Garden22DesignStudio

    Garden22DesignStudio said 6 years ago

    I loved reading your story! Congratulations!!!

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts said 6 years ago

    Great story- good luck with your shop!

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 6 years ago

    Great work! Good luck in the future!

  • dreamsbythesea

    dreamsbythesea said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop! Great article, I enjoyed reading it :).

  • RedBirdMakes

    RedBirdMakes said 6 years ago

    beautiful beautiful designs! keep doing what you do so well...

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 6 years ago

    Your jewelry is so unique, love how you incorporate geometric designs with elements of nature. Congrats for making featured seller!

  • sunshine2483

    sunshine2483 said 6 years ago

    so happy to see this! just made my first purchase and i love it! i've also suggested the shop to many others because they like my earrings so much! thanks again!

  • ecouturejewels

    ecouturejewels said 6 years ago

    Great feature - your work is graceful without being overly delicate or "girly". Love it!!

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 6 years ago

    Fantastic talent, congrats!

  • eagamsky

    eagamsky said 6 years ago

    It's good to know that someone else spends weeks "staring" at something, waiting to hear it "speak" to them. I sometimes think I should try to be faster about creating new pieces, but it really is my creative process to take time looking at glass beads or ribbon or metal and feel what it could become. It's also one of the best parts of creating - all the possibilities! Elizabeth Eclectic Expressions

  • daisycakessoap

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  • tricotaria

    tricotaria said 6 years ago

    Good work from a very talented artist! Beautiful shop! It became one of my favorites. Congrats!

  • rebeccanovotny

    rebeccanovotny said 6 years ago

    Fabulous write up- Congratulations! Your photos are amazing.

  • Promisingtwohearts

    Promisingtwohearts said 6 years ago


  • flowerandpearlstudio

    flowerandpearlstudio said 6 years ago

    Love your photos.

  • pawpaintings

    pawpaintings said 6 years ago

    I luv reading these.Great work. Then I sit here at my desk and day dream about when I will be a featured seller......

  • designsbywendyt

    designsbywendyt said 6 years ago

    Your work is beautiful and I love your photos! Congrats!

  • MyJewelryParadise

    MyJewelryParadise said 6 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • SylviaCPhotography

    SylviaCPhotography said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • SylviaCPhotography

    SylviaCPhotography said 6 years ago

    Very Pretty!

  • NestedYellow

    NestedYellow said 6 years ago

    Great down to earth interview! Beautiful work and photographs! Best wishes!

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 6 years ago

    great going-- wonderful designs-- many congrats!!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    Great article and I'm with you on wearing at least one piece of my jewelry each and everyday. I have my personal stash of my jewelry creations and I wear something everyday even if I'm just running to the store to get bread or at the gas station buying gas and even when I'm at home even if I'm in my PJ's it just makes me feel so good and inspiried and also I get lots of compliments and that always open up the way to say what I do and to pass out cards. Thanks for the wonderful article and interview.

  • AngelaZito

    AngelaZito said 6 years ago

    a MothHouse necklace is the first etsy item i ever bought and i wear it all the time :)

  • BijouDesignz

    BijouDesignz said 6 years ago

    nice photography! Congrats!

  • TheToteTrove

    TheToteTrove said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring article! And if I may say, particularly well written.

  • ELEVEN13

    ELEVEN13 said 6 years ago

    Lovely work and I must say you are just ADORABLE!!

  • Paintingsbygeri

    Paintingsbygeri said 6 years ago

    Great pictures and lovely items.

  • flippingout

    flippingout said 6 years ago

    My favorite featured seller yet. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  • blugirl97

    blugirl97 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry! It was really neat to see someone who is also in Jacksonville be the featured seller on Etsy!!

  • mylavaliere

    mylavaliere said 6 years ago

    i love your work, congratulations. love east of eden too:)

  • throbackvintage

    throbackvintage said 6 years ago

    I wear my MothHouse necklaces all the time! So happy to see Sharina as a featured seller. :)

  • aldonasuneviciene

    aldonasuneviciene said 6 years ago

    Wooow! Gorgeous items,stunning pictures! Very beutiful shop! Thanks for sharing!

  • filofashion

    filofashion said 6 years ago

    So Chic !! Congratulations !!

  • ThingsUnseen

    ThingsUnseen said 6 years ago

    Be nice minasaez

  • kellywarrenphotoart

    kellywarrenphotoart said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Nice to see a fellow Jacksonville girl featured!

  • dandedesign

    dandedesign said 6 years ago

    What a great article and I love your shop! I really feel like my shop photos are holding me back. I'd love to know how you fostered a relationship with a photographer and how it financially works for you. I have an aquaintence who is a great photographer, but I don't know how to negotiate this.

  • noahbear1

    noahbear1 said 6 years ago

    Wonderful pieces! I love how you took the pictures.

  • NaughtyNaughty

    NaughtyNaughty said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing!

  • westbournegrove

    westbournegrove said 6 years ago

    Love your creations! They really have the Wow factor! And the photography is so creative and beautiful! Thank you!

  • IrinaSztukowski

    IrinaSztukowski said 6 years ago

    Hi this is very nice article. Thank you. I will definitely visit your shop and even maybe buy something there. Your jewelry is absolutely wonderful. It is hard to believe that tiny lady like you can melt metal and make it work into a delicate yet strong pieces. Lovely work. I am as an Etsian who buys stuff on Etsy as well sells,I appreciate your art very much. I have only one question here: why nobody “Truly Estian” ever got to my shop and ever wanted to buy something? The people that were buying from my shop are all outsiders. I myself bought a lot of stuff on Etsy followed by wonderful articles about Great Etsy Community and about how Etsians help each other. The result: none of Etsians even convo me about even considering buying my creations. I have more than 160 items from original art to great handmade gifts and jewelry. I spend tons of money trying to promote my shop. It is hard to believe that my shop would not be noticeable by at least one Etsian (the one from Great Community). This is neither request nor invitation nor begging. This speech is just what I have noticed and I wanted to share it with you Guys. Please convo me if you have any questions or comments. Thank you for your attention, Irina

  • pureshapes

    pureshapes said 6 years ago

    I love your stuff! Amazing! Photography...colors...products! I can´t pick´s so hard cuz I love them all!:) Good luck!

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