Handmade Jewelry

*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
We are a mother/daughter team of jewelry designers from Louisville, KY

*How did you decide on your shop name?
Brenda (mother) decided to create a shop name using the first letter of my name, Alea. We also wanted our shop name to convey the high-end style of our jewelry. 

*Why did you start your business?
After several years of making jewelry for fun, we wanted to try our luck at selling our designs.

*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product? 
 5 things we want people to think when they see our product are:
  • high quality
  • creative
  • beautiful
  • stylish
  • high end

*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Each year, we try to make a trip to NYC to stock up on supplies (metalsmith tools, sterling silver sheet, briolettes, rondelles, cabochons, various sterling silver & gold filled findings). Gemstones are our favorite items to purchase during those trips.

*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
Outside of designing jewelry, our collective interests include reading, music, fashion, art, sports, exercise, film and church.

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I enjoyed creating my sterling silver "Swiss Cheese" bracelet, and Brenda enjoyed designing her "Harp" line of earrings.

*What keeps you motivated?
We love the creative outlet that designing jewelry provides us.

*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
Be willing to try other venues, such as local shops because sometimes it takes a while to become successful on Etsy.

*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
Become a fan on Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/A-List-Designs/143104472370851
Follow us on Twitter - twitter.com/#!/A_List_Designs
Visit our blog - alistdesigns-jewelry.blogspot.com/
Check out our Youtube Videos - www.youtube.com/user/alistdesigns



Sandra's Card Shop said...

Lovely feature! Beautiful jewelry :o)

GrowingPhasesFarm said...

Terrific interview and beautiful shop! Nice to meet you!! Good advice for the newbie :-))

katkero said...

Beautiful jewelry.
Nice to meet you.

Linda :) said...

Love shop: high quality, creative, beautiful, stylish, and high end!

Nice to meet you and best of luck.
Linda :)

MoanasUniqueDesigns said...

Pleasure to meet you and welcome. Nice post, lovely shop.

alistdesigns said...

Thank you so much for featuring us, and thank you for all of the kind comments! :)

Darcy said...

I love to see the people behind the label. Thank you for this !