Friday, December 14, 2007

Meet Etsy Jewelry Artist: nicholsforpennies

Joan is a yoga teacher and artist, living in upstate New York. She enjoys vintage items and is "what you would consider a 'Throw Back' in terms of philosophy." Her favorite author is Jane Austen and she is inspired by Victoriana. She creates "meaningful jewelry out of silver, gemstones, pearls, and leather" with a classic style. "I am graphic designer by trade and schooling and have continued my education to learn the bases in silversmithing. I have taught myself the rest and continue to try new methods." Etsy began as a hobby, but she plans to turn it into a small business. "My Etsy goals are to reach as many people as possible, let people know about Etsy, so more folks can buy handmade," she explains. "And, God willing, (to) sell lots of items, so I can afford to continue to create, which for me, is a fundamental need." She advises fellow artists to be persistent. "When one door closes keep your eyes open for the doors that open." Please visit her shop:

-Wendy Baylis

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