Christine been an artist her entire working life and is influenced by natural and ancient symbols.
She says, “I feel they represent all that is missing in modern life: our connection to nature, our bodies, our families, and the cycle of the seasons.”
Christine has been creating and selling beads and buttons since the mid-1990’s. She also paints and makes mosaics along with other arts and crafts.
Working as an artist at home has allowed her to homeschool her 5 children (now mostly grown). That is another big part of her life!
Why Christine likes ceramics [6:04]
The start of Bead Freaky [6:23]
Her hobby turned into a business [8:42]
All About Etsy
Setting up shop on Etsy [9:22]
Company and product descriptions [10:32] and [12:48]
Advertising on Etsy [15:57]
Christine’s key to sales [18:26]
Complimenting Etsy is her Instagram strategy for biz growth [21:32]
Christine attributes her success to knowing “her center.” That means where she is trying to go in life and business and continually redirecting to stay on course. [22:42]
Daily goals are defined and checked off the list one by one right as the day gets started. Christine also has long term goals that she works towards each day. [23:28]
Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist by Lisa Congdon and Meg Mateo Iiasco