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#WildeFeature: Erin Dubrow of perles de verre

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When did you open your shop, and what inspired you to start selling? 
I was inspired by glass. All sorts of glass. But, especially glass from depression era...milk glass and jadite. That inspiration lead to a class. That class lead to learning how to make lampwork (glass) beads. That turned into learning the art of jewelry making and perfecting the art of lampworking. And, soon I had more beads and jewelry then I knew what to do with, thus in June of 2011 I opened my Etsy shop perles de verre (pearls of glass). The shop only created more learning and inspiration. Learning about selling and inspiration from all the amazing artists, so today I am still trying to perfect the art of selling, and lampworking.



What is your current favorite item in your shop? Why? I love bracelets, and I love bracelets that jingle or move when you move. I wear bracelets everyday, everywhere I go and the more the better! So, my favorite items are always my charm bracelets

#WildeFeature: Sara Ohmeis of OhMi Creations

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When did you open your shop, and what inspired you to start selling?
I opened my online shop in the Summer of 2014. People always complimented my jewelry and other Creations with the suggestion that I should start selling online. My need for something more this past summer knocked it all into place for me.



What is your current favorite item in your shop? Why? It's really hard to choose only one. I really dig all of my Creations. Gemstones are amazing. I'm really torn but I will go with the Sri Lanka Moonstone and Hematite earrings. I love the black and white contrast and both gemstones have great metaphysical properties. They're worth checking out.



What is your favorite quote? "If at first you don't succeed try try again. Then give up, no use being a damn fool about it." W. C. Fields.

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#WildeFeature : Louis of PWARK!

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When did you open your shop, and what inspired you to start selling?
I opened my shop back in 2008, when a friend asked me to turn his old shirt in something way more cool! So, since this day, I never stopped creating stuff from upcycled clothing!!




What is your current favorite item in your shop? Why?
This little roadkill zombie makes me smile everytime!"



What is your favorite quote?
Dream hard, work hard!

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New Avengers Trailer Arrives - Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2

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I figured a lot of you would appreciate this just as much as I do. I'm swooning a little. Okay, a lot.

#WildeFeature : Kari of Find Your Way Crafts

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When did you open your shop, and what inspired you to start selling?
I opened my shop in May of 2014, largely because my roommates and I are frequently struggling to make ends meet. I'd been making little pendants and figurines out of Sculpey or resin for a long time, usually for friends or gifts, it just hadn't really occurred to me to try and sell them.




What is your current favorite item in your shop? Why?
How To Train Your Dragon Toothless' Tail Fin Charm
Inspired by the How to Train Your Dragon movies, this is actually my best seller, too. It's a lot of fun to make, and the finished product is pretty cool looking, I think. I like it because I've actually never seen anything like it anywhere before--I feel like it's a really unique piece and I'm really proud that it's sold as well as it has.



What is your favorite quote?
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." By Will Rogers

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#WildeFeature - Jessie of Jessie's Studio

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I'm so excited to be kicking off this year's Wilde Features with Jessie. In addition to being sweet and supportive and generally awesome, her bags are FABULOUS! 
When did you open your shop, and what inspired you to start selling?
Jessie’s Studio is a hand-crafted collection of unisex bags for women and men. Specializing in messenger, backpacks, shoulder bags, pouches, diaper bags and passport covers. My line started on a whim has quickly grown to be a treasured collection of thoughtful, handmade accessories.

So who am I? I started my first business when I was 20 selling my makeup services and expertise to save for college expense. I also have another shop which features fashion forward celebrity inspired attire. I've always loved the creative process and it was a natural step for me to eventually have my own shop of handmade accessories that I love.



I am inspired by colors, life, textures, and combining my love for Earthy style with modern fashio…