Below is an interview with the shop owner~
1. Tell me a little bit about yourself-
I was born and still live in Riga, which is a small, but beautiful city in Latvia. With years I learned and improved different crafting techniques. My favorite crafting technique is felting. Wool is a very plastic material, therefore it is possible to create almost anything with felting. My favorite accessories from felt is flower brooches, because they can easily change any clothing look. Also you can find in my shop felt hair accessories, iphone cases, felt bead necklaces, crochet hats and other felt, crochet and knitted accessories.
2. How did you get started on Etsy?
I got inspired to join Etsy after I created shop banners for people that I know in real life.
3. How did you come up with your shop name?
I came up with my shop name quite easily. I like to craft in different techniques, therefore I didn't want my shop name to symbolize some specific crafting technique. "Ilzes Creations" says it all!
4. What is your goal?
My goal is to make new ideas with which myself and others would be happy and satisfied.
5. What would you like to improve upon?
I want to improve my artist skills. I want to paint again. Painting is quite a long process, therefore I hesitate to start it again, but it is great way to learn how to feel the colors and their combinations, also it teaches composition and how to pass mood and atmosphere.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop?
I have many favorite items in my shop, this felted pink rose is one of them. I like it because it is multi functional. It can be used as necklace, hair accessory or even just tied to a bag.
7. Any inspiration tips for when you feel unmotivated to create?
When I lose inspiration to make something, then I stop for a time. I'm finding something different to do, it could be new design for my crafts, it could be a different crafting technique. It is important not to stop to be creative or crafting can get boring and unbearable.
8. Do you have any promotion tips?
Most important - be unique, never stop to learn and be creative! If you will follow that, then people will like your creations. That is the best advertising that you can have.
9. What is your favorite color?
I don't have one specific favorite color. It would be easy to tell which colors I don't like that much. It's more about color combinations. Any color can be favorite if used correctly with other colors.
10. How can others contact you (blog, facebook, twitter, etc)?