Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Featured Etsian - Art for Hair

I never know what to do with my hair. I usually just pull it back into a ponytail but I recently came across this wonderful little shop, Art for Hair. Their shop has the prettiest hair sticks and hair forks. They even sell some really nice earrings! The craftsmanship on these hair sticks is just remarkable. I can't wait to get some funds so I can try them out for myself. :-) Here is my "interview" with Art for Hair.

Who are you?

Jon and Lindsey Wedemeyer - a husband and wife team from central Florida.

What is your Etsy shop name?

What do you specialize in?

We make hand-carved wooden hair sticks, decorated with glass beads, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones and pearls. We also hand-carve hair forks, and make coordinating earrings.

What do you like best about Etsy?

How you can find almost anything you could think of hand-crafted rather than mass-produced! Also the stunning art, friendships from the forums and ability to shop locally. It's so inspiring to see how people are setting up their own businesses and producing wonderful art.

Where do you find inspiration for your products?

Colors in nature and from ancient Japanese hair jewelry.

What is your favorite item in your shop? Someone else's shop?

From our shop, it would have to be our Amethyst Glass Hair Sticks

From someone else's shop, this print by bndesigns:
It's really hard though, there are so many beautiful items in other people's shops! One could easily spend all day looking at other people's wonderful shops :)

Best advice you can give to other sellers?

Keep promoting your shop, have a website outside Etsy, try to list every day, have a blog, and most importantly, don't get discouraged when it's slow!

Anything else you'd like to add?

We have an opening special right now - free pair of earrings with any hair stick or fork purchase before the end of the month! Don't worry if you haven't used hairsticks/forks before, they all come with instructions, as long as your hair is shoulder-length or longer you'll be able to use them!

Thanks for the fabulous interview, Art for Hair! Check out their shop here and their blog here