Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Featured Seller: RosemaryManufacture


Meet Ana, a wonderful jewelry maker living Gdansk. And first, I would like to say thank you to her for taking the time t o share with us a bit of her life.


You can see her work at: www.RosemaryManufacture.etsy.com
or visit her jewelry supply store at: www.AgShop.etsy.com
You can follow Ana's adventures on her blog: http://rosemarysmanufacture.blogspot.com/
and follow her on Twitter: AnaRosemary

When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?
If my dreams came true, today I would be a rock star, an FBI agent, Researcher of Native American culture, immortal vampire and finally - the President of Lithuania. But I still feel like a little girl and today I dream of traveling around the world, learning how to sew, buying a Harley and never getting old.

When did making jewelry become a passion? What are your other passions?
I started making jewelry in 2006 and now I can't even remember, how my life looked like before. I was working as a ticket seller in a historical lighthouse that summer and my boss took few of my designs to the souvenir shop. And people liked that! I was so happy, I never thought I could do something pretty with my own hands. I can't even sew on a button in a right way. Today everything's about jewelry. Sometimes I don't remember someone's face, but I can tell what earrings this person was wearing.


What are my other passions? Languages. It's amazing how many interesting things you can discover by learning foreign languages. I work as an interpreter and I love this job. I can speak 4 languages and I would like to learn at least one more.

Oh, and I can't live without music. If some crazy scientist would make an MP3-implant to my brain I could listen to it all the time, I would do that without hesitation. Classical music symphonies, rock and metal - 24/7 and all year round.

Who or what has been the biggest inspiration in your life?
I grew up in a home, where books, history and politics were very important. Three generations of my family experienced nearly all most important historical turns of XX century and we shared this experience with each other. I think this made me who I am today. I studied political sciences for 5 years and I realised I don't want to be any "important person", life is too short and world is too beautiful to waste your time for this kind of games.


What is your studio or workspace like?
I work at home - I occupied one room, which turned out to be my wardrobe and my workspace. I have 2 desks, 1 table and 1 chest of drawers and I don't know why, but it's a total mess there. I don't use much chemicals or dangerous tools, only oxidised dye and a burner, so I don't need more space than I have now.

If you could meet and invite three people (past or present) to a dinner party, who would they be and why?
Oh no, only three? If I had this opportunity, I would invite Winston Churchill, Fox Mulder and Dita von Teese. I would like to discuss UK politics with Prime Minister Churchill and I would ask Dita to give me some make-up and fashion tips. And finally, I would ask Mulder out on a date!


Ana, if there were only three things someone new to Etsy needed to know,what would they be?
1. Read Etsy Storque. It's an incredible source of information you need, also hundreds of tips, how to start and run Etsy business.
http://www.etsy.com/storque/

2. Be a member of Etsy groups (at least one or two!). It's a place to share your knowledge and to find a support if needed. Beside that, you can meet new interesting people there!

3. Say to yourself "Yes, I can!" and do things you do best!

15 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great post! I love it ;)

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  2. So fun to learn a bit more about you!

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  3. Cool! Good luck becoming an FBI agent!

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  4. most incredible interview I've seen on the internet! wow! it was a pleasure to know you better Ana!

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  5. Even better to know Ana in preson :) Intelect is what I aprreciate mosta about her (since she's not "on the market" ;) ) - Radek

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  6. Glad to know you more, Anna !

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  7. Thank you, guys! What a fantastic day today :)

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  8. Very interesting interview and a great personality!

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  9. Great read!!Lovely to know you better,Anna :))

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