Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Meet Mikono!

Name: Ling
Store Name: Mikono (

What Made You Chose Your Shop Name: It means "hand" in Swahili, plus it has a nice ring to it, being short and hopefully memorable.

Date Shop Opened: I opened Oct 1, 08 selling art prints but I did not know what I was getting into at all, and I stopped for a few months and came back selling jewelry around March 15, 09.

What You Sell: Jewelry and maybe some art pieces in the near future

What Made You Want To Start: I've enjoyed all kinds of craft and my dream is to leave my current full time job and work on crafts all day, and stay profitable!

Your Store in One Word or Phrase: Beautiful elegance? I'm still working on identifying my brand and style.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Meet Paint on My Hands!

Name: Nicole

Store Name: Paint On My Hands

What Made You Chose Your Shop Name: other names I wanted were not available (great minds, and all that), so I went with what popped into my head (and I often do have paint on my hands)....

Date Shop Opened: uhm, a Tuesday or a Wednesday? in April 2009, anyway :)

What I Sell: in this incarnation, paintings (on eBay I sell hand-painted yarns, although I need to get dyeing again to get some stock up there again; it's been a very successful spring so far in yarn sales).

What Made You Want To Start: two things -- spring cleaning (need to move some things out of the house), and motivation (I want to do more painting, but don't always want to actually sit there and do it, so perhaps this will give me a little push).

My Store in One Word or Phrase: May my pictures give you as much pleasure in the looking as they give me in the painting.