Saturday, March 15, 2008

Meet Etsy Jewelry Artist: MJulian

Mindy Julian was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon - and is currently raising a family of her own. Aside from creating her "retro chic" designs, she is a full-time Mom to three busy girls. She often finds inspiration in her surroundings. "Oregon has so many beautiful things, the ocean (my favorite), mountains, lots of green trees, and great flowers. So many beautiful, rich colors." She is also interested in the exotic paradise of Hawaii where she and her husband were married. "We collect Hawaiian Art. I love all of the vibrant tropical colors Hawaii offers." She currently prefers to work with silver and natural gemstones, incorporating them into classic pieces that can be dressed up or down. "My jewelry started as a hobby, but I enjoyed hunting and finding great treasures and making them into beautiful pieces of art so much it has turned into a business," she says. "Don't get discouraged," she reminds. "Be vigilant about posting in the forums, re-listing, going to chat rooms, blog, hand out business cards, do everything you can to get your name out there. If you just post your work and sit back waiting for sales it's not going to happen. You have to advertise."Please check out her shops: Jewelry - http://mjulian.etsy.com/ Destash/Supplies - http://mimibeads.etsy.com/

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

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