1. What type of art work do you do?
I make handcrafted jewelry and do photography
2. How did you get started doing art work?
I started making jewelry in high school so that I could get the pieces I wanted at the prices I could afford, with quality (remember that word??), and continued off and on until I got fibromyalgia. I got so sick I couldn’t work outside of my home so I started my jewelry full time to try and make some income. I haven’t looked back!
My photography started just before high school: I went on a cross country trip with my friend (6 weeks in a minivan woo!) and my mom got me a little point and shoot camera with a roll of film per week. I took some great photos and I was bitten by the bug :)
3. Do you do any other crafts?
Oh I do many crafts; I think it is the ADD. I love to knit and crochet, I love to draw and paint, I love to make homemade soaps, candles and body products, though they take quite a bit of time so I don’t do it often – usually for special Christmas gifts and that sort of thing.
4. Is there a story behind your shop name?
I wanted a name that was friendly and inviting, but not too homey and unprofessional-sounding. I have a very small room to use as my studio and that is really how it came about – a “little studio” for me to work in…sort of cheesy, but now it is done and I can’t change it :)
5. What's your favorite piece in your shop right now?
ACK! That is hard! I really like this ring I recently finished…It has my birthstone in it, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised! (featured to the right)
I also am completely in love with my NeoAmour Collection – Inspired by powerful women of the past but designed for women of today. I love the femininity and style of the pieces – not too girly but definitely pretty and they make you feel like a queen yourself when you put them on
6. Where do you sell your work?
I sell my work on Etsy: http://www.LittleStudioJewels.etsy.com
I also sell on Artfire: http://www.artfire.com/users/Littlestudiojewels
And I sell on iCraft: http://icraft.ca/littlestudiojewels
7. Do you blog?
I love to blog! I have several blogs: http://www.meglittlestudio.blogspot.com
http://www.fibrodiaries.blogspot.com This one is a duplicate of my meglittlestudio blog for those who for whatever reason can’t see my main one :) http://www.lowallergykitchen.blogspot.com for recipes catering to people with food allergies
8. Are you on any social networks you'd like to share?
I am on Twitter: http://twitter.com/meglittlestudio
I am on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Merrickville-ON/Little-Studio-Photography-and-Jewellery/74773878503
I am on Plurk: http://www.plurk.com/meglittlestudio/invite
I’m on MySpace: www.myspace.com/littlestudiojewels
9. Do you watch or listen to anything while you work? If so, what?
I love to listen to music while I create – classical, Celtic, or simple slow music – I find that fast music just makes me want to get up and sing and dance!
10. Tell us one random fact about your self *wink*
I can write in mirror image almost as well as I can write normally….however, as my handwriting is truly abysmal, that isn’t really saying much!
Want a great deal on her incredible jewelry? Well your in luck! Right now she has a 20% off sale running in her shop!