Sunday, July 10, 2011

Blog Feature Sunday - Get to know Roz @ Jaydemia

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Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

-Well, I often describe myself as a "Multi-tasker Extraordinaire" . As a mom of 4 young kids (8, 6, 4 & 2 years), a business owner and a REALTOR, I'm always on the move. Crazy right? But I value every moment and I always try to be the best I can be.

I can't imagine juggling that life, you're inpressive, Roz!

Name three words to describe yourself.
1. Obsessive-Compulsive
2. Foodie
3. Spiritual

Name three words to describe your shop.
Helpful (I help support the women who makes the beads for me)

How long have you been creating? How long have you been selling your product, and what made you take the plunge to sell to others?

-I've been creating jewelry for the past 5 years. Well, I started selling my first jewelry at the age of 9. My mom has a hobby of designing and working with metalsmiths to make her own jewelries. So I grew up around jewelries. Whenever she receives compliments on her pieces, she'll sell it and start designing again. My mom uses the "real" thing though... gold, diamonds and precious stones. Can't afford that now :)

Ooh, some of my favorites made that list! I love diamonds. ;)

Tell me a little bit about your creative process?

-I rarely sketch. If a certain material catches my eyes, I'll start going through my supplies and pick which ones make me excited. I have this portable table (the one used to serve breakfast in bed) and put all the materials I might be using. Then I'll work from there. Since I work around my kids' schedule, work on designs in stages. Depending on the complexity, I can do a piece within minutes or in days.

Can we see your work space?

-I don't have a specific work room. I have my supplies corner, storage space and desk in our bedroom. Then I have my laptop, electronics etc. by the living room. I have a portable work table remember? With the 2 boys with me most of the time, I often do my pieces in the living room while they are playing or late night when I can have my quiet time.

What are your other passions?

-I love to cook and bake. Yes, I love my food to look good too. I'm also a big reader - books, magazines, blogs etc. Fashion, bargain hunting and home staging. I'm a REALTOR remember?

I love to bake, too! So therapeutic. 

What are your two favorite items from your shop, and why?

-The shell bracelets are my all time favorite. They are so pretty, unique and elegant. Since they come in different colors, I just can't pick one. Also the earrings made from decopauge beads. They are so light and comes in so many patterns. There's something for every mood.

One lucky winner is getting one of those pretty Deco Earrings! I love the colors in the ones you have listed!

What are some of your favorite shops?

-SisterBatik, SilkShop, TextileMonster, Almondworks, & SewStacy

Those shops all look amazing, I will have to check them out in more detail soon!

Lastly, what is some advice that you would offer to those interested in starting their own shop?

Working for yourself is tough. It requires a lot of continued learning, hardwork, and patience. Love what you do and be committed to it. Don't be afraid to try new things and always listen to yourself. If you feel it's not right, it will never be.

Lastly, if it doesn't make you excited when you wake up and make you smile at the end of the day... it's not worth it :) Enjoy life!

Now it is my favorite part, I am going to share a few of my favorite things from Roz's shop! :)

I love the colors in this wood bracelet!

Isn't this headband pretty and unique?!

Roz, thanks so much for letting us feature you on our Blog! I have really enjoyed getting to know more about you. I look forward to seeing what new creations you come up with!

And thank you for your generous Earring donation to the Mega Giveaway!

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