Choose from premade pendants, custom photo pendants, or have your child’s artwork put on a necklace!
(Winner will receive pendant of choice-
$10 or less.)
$10 or less.)
Here's how . . .
1. Check out Analiese Designs at http://analiese.etsy.com/.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite item.
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Open to residents of the US and Canada.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.
Meet Rachel of Analiese Designs
Tell us a little about you . . .
My name is Rachel – middle name Analiese – which is where my shop name and design name came from. I live in Milford, CT, walking distance to the beach - so our family just loves the water. I am married and have a beautiful 7 year old son who is the center of my life. I am a certified elementary teacher, however, I am still looking for a full time teaching job. In the mean time – I teach an adult-education GED prep class and substitute teach in my town. This gives me the flexibility to continue my business.
What is your business and where can we find it?
I create a variety of jewelry related items – most of which are polymer clay image pendants. I also make glass image pendants and beaded jewelry as well as some other household items such as magnets, bookmarks and more.
My biggest seller, especially for the holidays, are my custom photo items made on both clay and glass.
I have been featured in a catalog, and will soon be featured in an upcoming issue of Stringing magazine.
I also sell my wares at a few local businesses and will be adding them to a new Art gallery opening soon.
See my Etsy Shop at http://analiese.etsy.com/.
Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?
It is mom-owned, invented and created J I have a pendant that is very popular for moms – the Child’s artwork pendant . This is a great way to display and wear your child’s art.
A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?
I started by just making beaded jewelry and ventured into Polymer clay just to experiment. I tried a lot of image transfer techniques that never worked and discovered my technique completely by accident. It is the best accident that could have happened, since it really is my most popular item. I have had over 3,000 sales on Etsy and continue to expand my line of items as much as possible.
Where else can people find you?
I have a blog at http://analiesedesigns.blogspot.com/
I also have a Flickr Page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/analiesedesigns/
And, another website – that I am currently updating – so it does not have much
Anything else you’d like to share?
I love being a part of the Etsy community and I feel it has helped me to become a better businesswoman and artist. I enjoy my craft and try to find as much time as possible to work on it.
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