Friday, September 11, 2009

Feature Friday: Stormphyre/MP's Creations

Welcome to the second edition of Feature Friday! This week's featured seller is Stormphyre of MP's Creations.

This shop specializes in beaded and ceramic jewelry, in addition to adorned mirrors and sculptures. Each creation has an earthy appeal to it but there are also elements of fantasy, such as dragons, to some of the works. I can imagine myself feeling like a green goddess wearing any of the necklaces or bracelets. Her attention to detail is phenomenal. Just check out these pieces:

Buddha Garden Mirror (I love the bamboo detailing!)

Ceramic Pendant 7 (The melted glass in the center creates the perfect shimmer)

Soft Blue Wings (Simply pretty)

What I love most is that each item is completely unique. No two are exactly the same. So for the holidays, you can give that special girly girl or art lover in your life a true one-of-a-kind gift.

Let's learn a little about the artist behind Stormphyre/MP's Creations, Meg:

1.) Tell us about yourself.

I am a college student trying to find my major and what I want to do for a career. I do arts and crafts as an escape and creative outlet. I am also very passionate about animals and have several pets that keep me busy with I am not doing arts and crafts. My pets also offer inspiration when other things do not.

2.) If you could describe yourself in one word, what would that be?

Creative. I love to create things, whether it be creatures for my mirrors, stories, or pretty shiny things!

3.) How did you get started in the business?

In sixth grade, a family friend showed me how to make beaded daisy bracelets. And it quickly grew from there. In high school, we visited another family friend who was a stay at home mom that made jewelry more seriously and she showed me a few things. It steadily grew from there as far as jewelry went. In college, I took some ceramic classes and fell in love with clay. However, I currently lack a kiln so polymer clay is a nice substitute for now. I do love that I can do things with polymer clay that is difficult to do with traditional clay.

4.) What or who inspires you?

Anything can inspire me. Mostly natural colors, friends that are artists, books, scenery, my pets, etc... It kind of depends on what I'm making too. When it comes to jewelry, sometimes I'll see a bead that I just HAVE to use and then it just goes from there. My mirrors and dragons just kind of form themselves normally.

5.) What is your favorite item you've ever made?

Its difficult to pick out a favorite item. Each piece is special to me for some reason or another but I think my favorite piece of jewelry is Soft Blue Wings. Moonstone is one of my favorite stones to use. It kind of glows almost.

My favorite mirror, thus far, is Leemb. Particularly due to the tree and it was another step I took into the way I create things and design them.

6.) What makes you unique from other Etsians?

There are tons of Etsians, but as far as I know, I am the only one that makes the decorated, artsy mirrors.

7.) Where else can we find you?

You can find me on Facebook and on Twitter, as well as on DeviantArt.

BUY IT: MP's Creations are available on Etsy. Prices range from $6-8 for a pendant or cell phone charm to $30-$50 for a mirror. Since the shop is in its infancy (just opened in May '09), Stormphyre is welcoming any advice. Just let her know what you'd like to see!

DELICIOUS DISCOUNT: Stormphyre has graciously offered Goodie Goodie Gumdrops readers an exclusive discount. Just mention Goodie Goodie Gumdrops in the "message to seller" box at checkout and you will receive 20% off your purchase! This offer is valid through December 11, 2009.

Special thanks to Meg for being a part of Feature Friday! Be sure to check back next Friday for our next featured seller!


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