Friday, February 27, 2009

Feature Friday - Jacaranda Designs

This week's feature is Jacaranda Designs. Jane makes the most wonderful jewelry and her posy bracelets are a must have. Read a little bit about her, check out her special discount for my blog readers and then get on over there and pick out a little something for yourself.

Tells us a little about yourself.
I am married with two very energetic boys. We live just west of Toronto, Canada. I was in the IT industry for twenty years before packing it in and pursuing my passion, making jewelry. I've always been quite creative, dabbling in sewing, embroidery, painting, drawing etc. but for a long time, these hobbies were left on the back burner. Like most moms, my life is fairly hectic but very rewarding.

What is your first memory of being crafty/artsy?
I remember making a church with stained glass windows at school when I was about six years old. The windows were made of tissue paper. When my parents came to the open house I was so excited to show them my wonderful creation but someone had taken a pencil and broken every window! Boo hoo!

Where do you get inspiration for your products?
Mainly from nature. I love gardening and draw inspiration from plants and flowers around me. Even a lot of my color combinations come from my garden.

Tell us a little about your workspace.
My workspace is not particularly fancy. I'm lucky that we do have a large office at home that I share with my husband. One of my goals for this year is to revamp my space. All my beads are organized by color in see through containers but that's about it. My light box moves around the house depending on where I can find free space to take photos.

Where can we find your products?
You can find my products on my website at

What methods do you find best bring traffic to your shop?
Networking, networking. I have a blog that brings traffic in and I comment on other peoples blogs. I advertise on Facebook, have a Flickr page and belong so several other networking sites and I WEAR my jewelry. I always have business cards handy. You never know when you might meet a prospective customer. I am constantly looking for new ways to promote traffic to my site.

Is there anything else you would like the readers to know?
You can visit me at my blog... I will be starting a weekly giveaway in the next few weeks.

Mention "ascrappydesign" in message to me when you purchase from my website and you will receive a 15% discount. **

**Jane will be offering the 15% discount for two weeks so be sure that you don't miss out on this generous offer!
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Anonymous said...

OOH how beautiful!!!

Robin Thomas: A Nest With a View said...

Wow, love Jacaranda jewelry. Nice job Scrappy!!!

TreasuresFromHawaii said...

Her shop's banner is enough to make you want to wander right on in...elegant and beautiful!! Thanks for sharing Scrappy! Dava