Today's feature artist is Vikota, of Lavinia's Room. she is a native american craftsman and is a beutifl jeweler. Let's get to no her a bit.....
how long have yuo ben crafting? when did yuo start? I have been crafting since I learned to use scissors.
what inspired you to begin and what keeps you inspired now?My Dad was an artist and poverty taught me to upcycle. I put the two together. When I see something that appears obsolete, I always wonder what I can turn it into. I only begun to fill my shop with the things that are still to be put together.
what is the favrit thing in your shop for you?In LaviniasRoom www.etsy.com/listing/75132231/vintage-wings-upcycled-watch-brooch is my favorite, and it is a far cry from what I have planned.
how long have yuo ben on etsy?I've been on Etsy for over a year on my other shop www.etsy.com/shop/vikotas?ref=pr_shop for over a year and in this shop www.etsy.com/shop/LaviniasRoom?ref=ss_profile since last August.
any advise to a newby?My advice to newbies is: Find what is on the inside of you and translate it to the outside.
what is yuor fave charity yuo wod like to have hilited? Wounded Warriors is my favorite charity.
The Wounded Warrior Project's mission: ADVOCATING FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES One of our primary goals is to provide a voice for wounded warriors and their families. We accomplish this by working with Congress and the Federal government to promote forward-looking policy, organizing calls-to-action, and keeping our constituency informed about changes in laws and regulations. We create, advocate, and lobby for legislation that will support wounded warriors and their families long into the future.
Her item in our auction to benefit the Leukemia and lymphoma Society is fownd heer on her own auction page and bidding is still going on!
this is the lovly braselet she created just for our auctn.
Stay tuned for more artists! and pleez! jump into the auction! Be a hero! Gaze at the amazing list of items we have to auction off, and get your bids in on yuor faves! yuo can feel grate about buying somthng heer! its for cancer reserch! BE A HERO!