Christmas is fast approaching and I decided it was time to bring back my Etsy Love series in order to celebrate this season of good cheer! I will be using this series to promote fellow Etsyians and their wonderful shops. If you would like me to include your shop in this series – simply get in touch using the Contact page above.
First up we have Lora from Fancy Dodo, who creates wonderful collage bottle top earrings and other upcycled goodies. The first thing that struck me about the Fancy Dodo was how fun and fresh everything looks. So let’s get on with the show!
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.
I have always been big into mixed media projects and after college, I wanted an outlet for my creativity plus I needed some extra cash. I started collaging bottle cap earrings because I loved the style and I had plenty lying around. When people started asking for multiples as stocking stuffers and a pair sold at auction for $30, I knew I had something special.
2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.
Currently, the brick earrings. I love using images of unexpected texture. All of my images are tweaked from stock photos in Photoshop, printed out, and fixed onto bottle caps.
3. What is it that makes your shop unique?
It’s all made by me! I am a super nerd who prefers to dress fashionably so my earrings are a great accessory to show off your favorite super hero.
4. What’s next in the pipeline?
I am continuing to empty out my stock of patterns and supplies while adding in new earrings. Once my craft closet is a bit more roomy, I plan on designing some clutches and other larger items.
I enjoy trading amongst Etsy too so I’m more than happy to swap goods instead of money!
6. And finally, let us know where we can find you.
Thanks for sharing Lora, and I can’t wait to see your new clutches!
Lora has also kindly created a Coupon Code, especially for The Candy Tree! To get 20% off anything at Fancy Dodo, simply use Coupon Code THECANDYTREE at checkout – thanks Lora!