Friday, 20 November 2009

Fabulous Friday... The Interview ~ All that Glitters

Today's lovely Misi crafter is Shona from All that Glitters. Obviously you can probably tell from her shop name, Shona loves sparkly, glittery stuff ~ a woman after my own heart. Let's find out a little more about her...

How did you get started in your particular craft and how long have you been doing it?

My jewellery making began with Fimo back in the early 1990s. My poor suffering Mum still has some of the fetching fluorescent Christmas earrings and day-glow broaches I made. The colour pallet expanded in 2007 when I enrolled on a 6 week beginners jewellery evening course. Where I fell in love with jewellery making all over again.

Are there any negative aspects to doing your craft and if there are how do you work around them?

Chipped nail varnish and a small bank balance! Luckily the two things cancel each other out! Buy cheap nail varnish as you need to redo it quite often and then you have more money left to buy beads!!!!!!!!! (It doesn’t work like that at all! But as I have no will power to resist lovely beads I tell myself it does!)

What tips would you give to anyone thinking of starting your craft?

Give up dreaming of ever having nice nails again! Also go along to your local bead shop and sign up for a class. Bead shop people are usually madly passionate about beads and will try and help you as much as they can.

How did you find Misi?

I met Emma at a craft fair in December 2008 and signed up when I got home!

What is your favourite item in your own Misi shop?

The Brilliance Bracelet in Crystal Silver is one of my all time favourite things! It’s just so sparkly! I also love the teacup pin cushions. I only made them because I wanted one myself ;)

What is your favourite shop on Misi (besides your own)?

Now that is a difficult question!!! I love shops which have items which are a bit unusual. Anything sparkley usually also gets my attention!

Random Facts about you:

What is your favourite way to travel?


What is your favourite chocolate?

Peanut M&Ms

What is your favourite time of day?

Late afternoon. I have no idea why! Maybe it’s because it’s the perfect time to eat cake?

What is your favourite website (besides Misi)?

I love (I’m going to go to America and steal Chuck!)

What is your all-time favourite movie?

Beetlejuice or Jack & Sarah or Lilo & Stitch – a bit of a selection there!

What actor/actress would you NOT kick out of bed?

Alan Davies, Wentworth Miller or Seth Grogan! Got to keep my options open

Thank you so much for chatting to us Shona. For more of Shona's glittery creations, take a peek at her Misi shop All that Glitters



  1. another nice intereview ladies

  2. Making things and accessories at home with different design is good idea to using free time to making innovative thing.By selling all this your design you can also earn money from that.I appreciate your work and tell my other friends to doing this type of work in free time.

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