Monday, April 18, 2011

BESTeam Feature ~ ElizabethMD

My BESTeam Feature for this week is on a sweet lady named Elizabeth, Shop owner of ElizabethMD. Her shop is her creative outlet reflecting her eclectic personality and other interests.
This listing below is a splendid design in “Art Deco”, one style which reflects her various interests.

Blue Art Deco Teardrop Ring
Because I feel that I was able to get to know the owner of the Etsy Shop I was featuring, I decided late last week that I would do my feature with interview questions again!
As I post these questions and answers,  I will also be posting pictures, of my favorite pieces of jewelry Elizabeth has available for purchase in her Etsy Shop, ElizabethMD.
I started just with some common questions!

What's your favorite flower?
My absolute favorite flower is the Tiger Lilly. The symbolism of the tiger lily is like other lilies in that they symbolize the feminine principle reflecting the qualities of mercy, compassion, kindness and unconditional love. Lilies are associated with the planet Venus, the water element and the goddesses Venus, Juno, Mpethys and Kwan Y'in. However the Tiger Lily represents the more powerful aspects of femininity. :)
Can you share your philosophy on life?

My philosophy on life is quite simple. Fight for what you want work hard for what you think you deserve, and live life to it's fullest.

Black and white Swarovski Necklace
And then I moved on to her jewelry:

What do you think is the most outstanding quality of the items you sell?
I have such a wide range of jewelry in my shop that it makes it easy for anyone to come in and find something they like!
How did you feel the first time someone actually paid money for something you had made
I feel the same way now as I did that first time. It's excitement, shock, more excitement (a little happy dance), and then a scurry to package, personalize and ship the necklace/bracelet/earrings/ring to it's new home.

Cream and Blue Rose Ring
And then a few more I thought were good questions!

Photography is such an important part of selling online… I have to ask - how many photos, on the average, do you take of each listing before deciding on the 5 that you end up using.
Photography is the most crucial element of selling online. It goes right back to a picture is worth 1000 words. Shoppers can't touch what we are selling, therefore I literally take hundreds of pictures. I choose different backgrounds to test. I take pictures at every angle. Sometimes I download the pictures onto my computer, and go through them and they still aren't quite what I want, then I will go back and re-shoot. As you can see though through the evolution of my shop, you can definitely tell the difference in my photo's.
They say that clothes make the man - what accessory do you think makes the woman?
An amazing pair of earrings to elongate the neck. You can wear a rockin' pair of earrings and barely wear any other jewelry (well put some rings on of course :D).

Ice Blue Crystal Earrings with Chain Tassels
In conclusion, I hoped you have enjoyed reading this interview, as much as I have had posting my results for this feature!
Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think, I would really appreciate it!
And if there is something you could suggest, yes, constructive criticism, please post that also. I am certainly into changing something you may find to better my features!

Better yet, for all of you who have read this feature, and go to ElizabethMD's Etsy Shop and make a purchase. Elizabeth offered a coupon code, just for this feature, how nice!
Here is a coupon code, BAUBLES25, you can use for 25% off!
Now, thats a stunning deal.

You can visit ElizabethMD here!
Follow her on Twitter
Read her Blog.
And view all her designs by photo, here on Flickr.

ElizabethMD is a member of the BEST of Etsy.
The Boosting Etsy Shops Team's goal is to provide marketing support for each others' Etsy shops by writing WEEKLY features on our blogs. For those that have them, we encourage use of Twitter Accounts and Facebook Fanpages to further this goal. Our team also shows support by offering free advertising for each other. We are a very dynamic, active group and we are now accepting new members![Image]
The BESTeam is so much more then writing a feature every week! Its a team of caring and talented crafters on Etsy. Please click the link above to find out more about this great team, and consider joing this team!


  1. I am going to find out more about this team. She has some lovely items...I love Etsy and believe in my heart that I am

  2. Hi R. Neafus,
    I am addicted to Etsy also, LOL!!!
    I love your blog postings already, you write so well! I think you would really like being on this team. I hope you decide to join :)

  3. What a wonderful feature! Loved reading the interview questions and responses and learning all about this lovely lady and her beautiful work!

    Thanks for sharing this :)

    And to anyone who's looking for a team that will keep you hopping, and learning, and challenging yourself to be the best, please stop by and learn more about the BEST! We'd love to answer any questions you might have!


  4. I have added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit my blog and become a follower as well.

  5. @covnitkepr 1
    Thank you, and I have added you also :)

  6. What a great feature. It is so nice to get to know the person behind the art! Thank you Cathy, and thanks to Elizabeth for being so open.

  7. Wonderful feature Cathy! It's nice to learn more about Elizabeth!

  8. OOOOOOOOOOOO I love love this :) Those rose rings are to die for gorgeous :) What an awesome feature <3 as always jejeje your an amazing writer!


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