Monday, March 2, 2009

Spotlight On...



Robyn Bourne of Sydney Austin Designs


Tell us a little bit about who you are and your life up to this point in time.

My name is Robyn Bourne. I am originally from Baltimore, MD, but I currently reside in Greensboro, NC. I majored in Fashion Merchandising which allowed me to spend winter session in Paris, France and Milan, Italy. I have two beautiful kids and a wonderful husband. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Besides your fantasy creative life, what else are you doing currently?
I have a part time job, am active in several organizations, and stay busy with my kids.

What do you offer in your Etsy Shop?
Hand-crafted designer jewelry for the stylish chick.

Where do you create?
At home, in a corner, on a black table.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Nature, Ocean, and looking thru lots of magazines!

How did you learn how to do your craft?
My brother showed me how to make earrings years ago. Later on, I took classes in Baltimore and Greensboro. A lot of techniques are self-taught.

How do you promote your wares?
Word of mouth, vending at events, flickr, facebook

What has been the most important lesson you've learned since you started
selling your own creations?

Be consistent, don't give up, and give great customer service!

Is there any advice you can give others who are just starting out?
Be consistent, DON'T GIVE UP, and give great customer service!

Do you have any favorite Etsy artists you'd like to promote here?
lemachigallery, charmandjewels, and beadsinthebelfry

www.sydneyaustindesigns.blogspot.com
Sydney Austin Designs on Facebook
www.flickr.com/photos/sydneyaustindesigns

4 comments:

elodee said...

I love your pieces. They have a very warm and inviting look to them! Keep up the good work. Great interview!

karen said...

Robyn, so nice to see you featured. I love your work. I get so many comments when I wear your earrings

Lemachidesigns

GloriasJewelryBox said...

Your work is great! Best luck and I will be in touch!

The Duchess said...

Love ur work...almost passed out when I saw the purple clutch with the lines...beautiful...I will be buying one sooner than later :)

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