Friday, February 18, 2011

Spotlight on Dark Heart Designs

What sorts of things do you offer in your shop? Eye shadows, lip glosses, gift cards, gift sets

How did you first start selling on Etsy? How long have you been selling? Do you sell anywhere else? My friend told me I should open a shop for my makeup. I've been selling a little over a year, on Etsy & locally.

What are your favorite materials to work with? Mica! I love making glosses too but they're so messy.

DHD Gift Set

What got you interested in your craft? I used to see all these incredibly pretty eye shadows online but they were so expensive. Once I figured out how to make them (I didn't know you could & I was overjoyed when I found out), and make them cheaper, I knew what I wanted to do.

Are there other creative projects you are involved in outside of your work in your Etsy shop? I always have something creative going on. I work full time with my father & we manufacture tents, ride tops, and flags at his shop in South Georgia. I do a lot of designs and patterns with him.

Vampire Heart Loose Mineral Eyeshadow

Besides art/crafty stuff, what else do you like doing in your free time? I don't have net connection at home right now, so I spend a lot of my breaks at work saving web pages from Modish, Smallerbox, Handmadeology, Blacksburg Belle, & tons of other resources on blogging, creating, selling online, etc. There's so much you can learn from other people online and I don't want to miss all the good tips and ideas.

Does your queer identity come into play in your work? Hmm..this is a hard one. Let me see if I can hit the nail on the head. I think it's helped me to open my eyes to different people and how I can help them, even in some tiny way.

Dark Heart Designs

Is there any advice you have for our readers? Never give up, use criticism to grow, and never let other people make you feel differently about yourself.