*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.I was born and have lived in Louisville, KY all my life. Married for 28 years to a wonderful man. We have 3 sons, 1 daughter, 5 grandchildren and 2 dogs. We own an automotive service in Brooks, KY and are there 5 days a week, 10 hrs. a day. We stay pretty busy.
*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?I first named my shop TAK Unique Designs - the first 3 letters being my initials. I began creating jewelry about 11 years ago with my daughter - she got tired of it and I kept going. I've branched out some to doing magnets, keychains and cards. I love creating things! I changed my shop name to TAK Jewelry Designs about 4 months ago - how ironic - I changed it and now am creating more than just jewelry!
*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?1- quality,
3 - unique,
4 - creative
5 - customizable
*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?Well, it used to be gemstone beads - I have so many favorites I couldn't name them all! Now it's card stock, stamping blanks, scrapbooking supplies.
*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?I love to read and I enjoy walking my min pin every day.
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
Right now, I'd say the cards I make. I really enjoy putting them together.
*What keeps you motivated?To be honest, I buy supplies that I see and think I could use in a certain way. Then, I have to create something because I have these supplies:) Gemstone beads, findings, craft supplies - when I see some I like, I figure out a way to use them and do it.
*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?Don't give up when it seems you are not getting the views, sales, etc. you want. Promote, promote, promote!! Be active in the teams and always promote your fellow creators! We all win when we help each other!
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?www.facebook.com/takuniquedesigns