Wednesday, March 17, 2010

EAOC's Wednesday Spotlight

Meet EAOC Artist:  Azmera

Think of a summer, spring breeze, swirling in the openness of the green Land(or farm), spinning around feeling like ur floating in the wind. This is how I wanted to feel when I made this dress. I wanted to feel like a butter fly Princess, I wanted to feel sexy but covered. I wanted to create something that could fit a petite princess or a full figure princess and in between...

Tell us about yourself?
I love to be inspired and then spread that inspiration on to others. My godmother taught me how to sew when I was 11.  I didn't do much with it until I was inspired about 3 years ago and now here I am.

What are you currently doing besides your creative craft? 
Well until recently I was a semi-anti-social, nature loving, hiking mountains, martial arts practicing harvest girl. Yet recently I am now a healing sewing bookbinding taking care of newborn life harvest Mama :-D.

What is the addresses of your Etsy shop?
 Harvest Girl Experience ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/azmera

What do you offer in your Etsy shops?
Well I am always getting inspired to try all things art, you will find a variety of things yet my focus right now is on fashion and paper/fiber crafts. I inspire to make female clothing that bring out that Harvest ~ Princess ~ RaggaMuffin ~ inna you!

Where do you create? 
Right now you can find me in Atlanta, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos; Bahamas.

Where do you find your inspiration?
I inspire my biggest off the existence of life~

How did you get started in your line of business? 
I was just sewing for myself and friends until friends & family inspired me to start selling.

How do you promote your business?  
I really dont do much.. I have a myspace page and a couple of photo album pages yet other than that I don't do much.. its been good with those and word of mouth.

What is one of your most important lessons you've learned since starting your business? 
Even if you're not on a schedule you have to treat it like a business while keeping your creative mind open.

What advice would you give someone just starting out?
Things I would have like to known before selling on Etsy:
  • Pictures . Make sure you have good pictures.. look around and admire other sellers and how they set up things. Don't copy yet get a good idea of how to do things.
  • Use the Etsy tools and articles; they are helpful. I decipher the information for my needs.
  • Use the Etsy fee calculator to determine the cost of your product. http://www.rolbe.com/etsy.htm
  • If you're shipping more than 4 ounces out, invest in a kitchen scale and find out how much shipping is (is great for your international customers). I have lost out few times big on not having my shipping priced right.
~Just go for it.. If it's something you love doing and you can make income with it, that is the best work.

What are some of your favorite online shops on and off Etsy?
I love so many shops on Etsy... yet here are a few that popped in my head.
ZenNubian7.etsy.com
Ngozicrafts.etsy.com
flytie.etsy.com
ChopstixWaits.etsy.com

What are your other sites (i.e. Blogger, Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter)?
beautifulwayz.blogspot.com
myspace.com/azmeracollection

Congratulations, Azmera, for being an EAOC featured artist!

Tune in on Friday to meet our next featured artist.

3 comments:

Lisa BTB said...

Nice interview and good advice.

Harvest Girl~ said...

love it.. thank you so much

Sabbio said...

Beautiful feminine interview! I'm going to check her shop now ^^

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