etsy love - tsubasafan

Hey there! Tell us a little about yourself and your shop.

The first thing that everyone notices is the name. Strange I know, but when I signed up for etsy nearly two years ago, I had never thought I would open up a shop. It’s just a username I’ve used for about five years or so now and is from a book series I love, plus it has the bonus of meaning ‘wings’ in Japanese. I’m a bit of a nerd in my off time.

My shop is dedicated to whatever catches my eye when I’m at home or walking around campus working on my next big project. The style of the shop has changed here and there as you can see as I become better acquainted with my tools and objects.

Kraken Underwater Necklace

Currently I’m working on my bachelor degree in art and so far it’s going great since aside from jewelry I’ve been working on my digital work. Though, when you live in Kentucky it takes awhile to get home on the weekends. I have eleven pets, a husky named Star, a cat named Bunny, among others such as Claude, Creampuff, and Lady. I’m a bit of an oddball.

What is your inspiration?

You name it and I’ll probably get a few ideas from it. I love old movies, cartoons, history, and fairytales and well they kind of make a hodge podge for me to draw ideas for pieces from. Also when I’m wandering around campus, I might see a cloud or a building just so and think of color schemes or something I can use that for.

Owl Earrings

Have you always wanted to have a creative career?

I think so, from as far back as I can remember, and you can see this on the walls of my closet back home, I’ve wanted to draw and create. Though for a time I was really big into dinosaurs and wanted to be a paleontologist, but I never agreed with hot weather and math. Now though, I’m working on figuring out and simplifying my style, as I love all kinds and experiment with all sorts of things and going to school is helping me with that.

Describe a typical day in your life

Wake up, check my email, tumblr, and twitter. Make a note if I sold anything and then get ready for classes. I walk half way across campus, bundled up in my coat and spend, depending on what day it is, my afternoon or mornings working on art projects. When I come home I do a little browsing on the web some more and do some reading which in turn gets the ideas flowing for my next piece.

Black Rose Cameo Necklace
What are you currently obsessed with?

Oh, there’s so much I obsess over on a regular basis. I’m really, really fond of the manga series One Piece right now as well as working on my etsy teams, and working on a werewolf short story for a writing contest. Did I mention I was a nerd?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

In five years? Well I would hope I’d be done with school in a place where a few of my cats and at least one of my dogs could stay with me, a career, and hopefully a thriving etsy store. I’ve also been considering opening another store that would cater to either my artwork or maybe even starting an etsy sweet shop so maybe in the future that could be a possibility too.

Antique Brass Locket

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  1. She has some fun stuff, off to check out her shop!

  2. Your jewelry is gorgeous. I especially like the kracken underwater necklace! 


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