Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Feature- Paige from Littlewhitechapel.etsy.com

Hello…
Virtual greetings! I'm Paige and I live in Chicago with my husband. We have no kids and no pets, so that affords us lots of time for eating spicy food and looking for bargains.

My Craft…
I make vintage inspired jewelry. It started with my wedding shop, Little White Chapel, and grew this summer to include a more casual line, Oh Nostalgia.


                 

           



My Inspiration…
Vintage jewelry and clothing are a big inspiration, but I also get ideas by looking around at bead stores or jewelry supply websites. Working with beautiful materials makes it easy to be inspired. Occasionally I'll get an idea from a book or a movie, but it's usually fashion-related items that get the wheels going.

My AHA moment of being an Artist…
I actually don't consider myself an artist! I prefer "creative business owner."

My Creative sides are ignited by…
Creativity tends to hit me randomly, but if I ever feel like I'm in a bit of a slump, I go to Pinterest. I have to be careful not to get sucked in and waste a few hours looking around, but it's great for getting over the blahs.

My Masterpieces…

                      


Apart from Crafting …
DIY projects, decorating, blogging, writing, watching a lot of really bad TV, and discovering new restaurants with my husband.

When I am busy creating …
I like to be left alone, preferably with some music playing or the TV on. I don't really want to work around other people, but I also don't like to sit in silence.

In ten years I would be…
CEO of a burgeoning lifestyle brand. More realistically, I'd like to continue being self-employed. Hopefully I can foray my jewelry lines into some kind of home decor/design/consulting situation.

Places to look for me…