What's the name of your business/shop?
Cheryl's Purple Cow
Do you have a registered domain name and/or a blog?
What type of handmade products do you sell?
Jewelry. I make a lot of Awareness Jewelry. I have Epilepsy and November is Epilepsy Awareness Month so there will be a lot of purple Awareness Jewelry. I also have some hematite and metal-free jewelry. I am going to be adding my “Reflections”. Reflections are a candle arrangement that I make as a special order item.
Show us a piece you recently finished
Which online selling vendors do you use? What do you like best about each one?
I just started selling online in May and I have my shop on Etsy. It is difficult to sell jewelry because there are so many jewelry shops. I am looking into other sites but haven’t made a decision yet.
What are you working on right now? Any sketches?
I don’t make sketches. Most of my designs are trial and error. I am most creative when I don’t have a plan. When I started making my Swarovski Snowflake Earrings, I attached them to the Earwire with a figure 8 loop. Then I noticed that I could change them and attach them with an Awareness Ribbon Most of my designs happen that way. I usually make something about 3 to 4 times before I get the design that I want.
If you have a website or blog, what do you use for advertising?
I am using an avatar that my Brother and niece designed for me.
If you have a website or blog, tell us about your favorite widget.
I love widgets and I have a lot of them. I have 2 penguin widgets on my blog right now. I thought 3 would be overkill. But my favorite is the “Things to Ponder”. “Why isn't there mouse flavored cat food?” I think that is a question that needs to be answered.
We'd love to see your little corner of the world, where you create.
That would take about a week of cleaning.
Are you involved in social networking? What's your favorite and why? If you're not involved, you must have a good reason!
Facebook. I can stay up to date with family and friends there. I have also re-connected with friends from way back. A friend that lived next door to me as a child found me. Her family moved away around 1973.
All of us can use a helpful business hint once a week. What's yours?
I am a very impatient person and I try to remind myself every day. Rome was not built in a day. Don’t get discouraged.
Do you have a "modus operandi" for computing the price of a handmade object? Tell us your formula?
I wish I could find one that worked for every item. But there are some items that just don’t fit into a mold.
Where do you see your artwork in one year? Any plans in the works?
I really want to make and promote my "Reflections.”
Link to ”Reflections” pictures:
It's time for the storybeader to pick a favorite!
I really like these earrings, that look like little candies. They're so realistic, and cute!
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