Designer of the Week - Vintage Pearl

This week get to know Erin of Vintage Pearl She lives in Oklahoma with her children, Caleb is 6, Jonah is 4 and Tessa is 2 1/2

See her current eBay auctions: the Vintage Pearl

JM: When did you get started sewing and creating?

ERIN: A little over a year ago, I started seeing beautiful jewelry and wondered if I could figure out how to make it. I gave it a try and loved it! I'm a stay at home Mom and selling my handmade jewelry has helped me stay home with the kids and has also given me a creative outlet. I am mostly self taught with the help of internet articles and books.

JM: When did you start selling your designs on eBay?

ERIN:I started selling on eBay about a year ago, then started selling on Blossom St. in January, and recently opened up an Etsy shop in April. I also sell on thesillywagon.com.

JM: Do you remember the first outfit you sold on eBay?

ERIN: I think it was an initial necklace that sold for about $12. Not much, but I was so happy to have made my first sale and get positive feedback from her!

JM: How did come up with your name, Vintage Pearl?

ERIN: I love pearls, they're my favorite thing to work with, and I love "vintage" things. I had been trying to come up with a name, and while I was making a Vintage Butterfly necklace, I added pearls to it and was trying to think of what to call the set, and "the vintage pearl" just popped into my head. I loved it and felt that it was a good fit.

JM: Do you belong to any boutique group?

ERIN: I am selling solo right now and just having fun guesting with groups.

JM: Do you have a favorite item to create?

ERIN:I love pearls, fabric, silver, papers, crystals and lace.

JM: If you could learn some new skills, what would they be?

ERIN: I would love to learn to sew! I love lots of fabrics and wish I could take some of my favorites and turn them into outfits for Tessa!

JM: If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

ERIN: I absolutely love the beach- take me anywhere with a beach and I'm totally happy.

JM: What other things do you enjoy besides making fantastic jewelry?

ERIN: Besides hanging out with my family, I also love to play soccer, shop for new and unique beads, scour the Market for fun vintage finds, watch movies, play cards and go out for coffee

JM: Anything else you would like to add?

ERIN: Thanks so much for featuring me, I am very honored! You are welcome to check out my blog www.thevintagepearl.blogspot.com where I post sneak peeks, sales and fun contests!

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Comments

wendy | Monday, August 6, 2007 5:09 PM | flag
congrats erin!!! xoxo Wendy

Dayna | Saturday, August 4, 2007 8:49 AM | flag
Great interview Erin....I enjoyed learning more about You!

Johnett | Friday, August 3, 2007 1:31 PM | flag
Erin Love your designs! Congrats on the feature Hugs Johnett

| Wednesday, August 1, 2007 10:48 PM | flag
Thank you ladies!!!

Patty/modkid | Tuesday, July 31, 2007 10:44 PM | flag
Congratulations on the feature, Erin! You are so talented and nice! :)

Morgan | Tuesday, July 31, 2007 11:53 AM | flag
Great interview Erin! Nice to learn a bit more about you...and as always, I love your designs.

Jona - cactusblossomdesigns | Tuesday, July 31, 2007 8:57 AM | flag
Erin, Your designs are exquisite!! I love the pearls, the fabric, everything! What a terrific interview!

Gina | Tuesday, July 31, 2007 8:48 AM | flag
We love your stuff girl!!! Great job on your feature!

| Tuesday, July 31, 2007 4:44 AM | flag
Your designs are gorgeous!!Congrats on the feature:) Brooke

Lisa ~ Pitter Patter Boutique | Tuesday, July 31, 2007 3:31 AM | flag
Oh I LOVE your goodies!!

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