Friday, 2 April 2010

Fabulous Friday... The Interview ~ Expressorize Ur Self

Today's Misi crafter is Clare from Expressorize Ure Self...

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

I have always been completely fascinated with jewellery & I first started by hosting jewellery & handbag parties, it was also something I could fit around looking after my youngest at home before she started school.
I have always been crafty, I have done hairdressing, floristry, card making , I started jewellery making & that is when I knew where the passion lay.
I started hand making my jewellery about 4 years ago & the excitement of the process is still as strong if not stronger. From hunting the supplies down to receiving them in the post , then to creating ….the whole process I love it!!!

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

Mmmmm it can be very time consuming. I try & get the balance as right as I can!
Also it can be costly. The idea of sell some then use that to buy new supplies kind of goes out the window for me. I see gorgeous beads & just must have them there & then no matter what!!

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

Magazines & books are a great way to learn, start with cheaper supplies so if mistakes are made its not with more expensive materials. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different materials & have fun!!

How did you find Misi?

Emma from Misi sent me an email, she must have found my website I had at the time & she asked if I would be interested in joining Misi.
I am so thankful she did, it is a lovely friendly community!

What is your favourite item in your own Misi shop?

This butterfly.

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

This shop is amazing, I would love the imp I would put it in my porch (if I had one)

Random Facts about you:

What is your favourite television programme?

I love house makeover programs & similar like location location & 60 minute makeover

What is your ideal vacation?

I have always dreamed of a cruise around the med

Where were you born?
In Lancashire, Billinge hospital to be precise

What is your favourite sandwich filling?
A toss between tuna mayo & egg mayo I think (can you tell I am indecisive!!)

What actor/actress would you NOT kick out of bed?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Yummy!!!!)

Thank you Clare. For more fine examples of Clare's work, visit Expresserize Ure Self on Misi...