This week's lovely lady... Louise from LoubieJewels...
How did you get started in your particular craft and how long have you been doing it?
I started card making but it didnt challenge me anymore so one day I woke up and thought I would like to create something stunning and went shopping, I havent looked back since, its been about 2 years.
Are there any negative aspects to doing your craft and if there are how do you work around them?
I find in general people would rather go and get something mass produced and not shop mademade, if they do they expect handmade to be cheaper but generally we can not compete with these prices, its a shame I think there are so many talented ladies out there - i'll always shop handmade if I can.
What tips would you give to anyone thinking of starting your craft?
Research first, I started with nothing, no ideas and guessed- looking back I would have researched more, I love my stuff now but cringe a little at my early stuff
How did you find Misi?
Crafts beautiful I think, it was a small note on the site and I could have easily missed it - I think it was fate, I love it and spend as much time as I can on it, the ladies (and Gents) are some of the nicest people I know and Emma has done wonders for us all.
What is your favourite item in your own Misi shop?
I've developed a new love for Glass pearls, I love their colours and how bold they look, i`m just working on a collection and I love them all.
What is your favourite shop on Misi (besides your own)?
I love the bears on Paw Prints of Staffordshire, The tins of Wisteria and of course all the handmade beads - I know i'm terrible but there are just so many to choose from
Random Facts about you:
What is your favourite TV programme?
I'd have to say Greys anatomy, I love it I knnow its not like real life but there is always some sort of romance and drama going on
What is your ideal vacation destination?
Jersey in the Summer, my Uncle lives there and its full of little boutiques and I found a great little bead shop, just one girl in a beach shack all day every day, life looks just so peaceful and beautiful
What is your favourite website (other than Misi)?
Is there one other than Misi - well and my website of course (www.loubiejewels.co.uk), i'd have to say Facebook for catching up with my school friends, and its where I got back intouch with my other half
Do you have a hobby (other than your craft)?
Only really salsa dancing, but i'm always planning something even if it is the shop I aim to have one day, Lolas Boutique.
What actor/actress would you NOT kick out of bed?
Channing Tatum, man can dance and he's beautiful! He's the only one on my "can do" list!
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