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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Featured Artist
Heidi Gilmore
I love looking at all the shops on Etsy! So much talent everywhere you look. So, I thought, I want to feature artists and shop owners! Don't you just want to know what makes people tick? I do! Plus, let us face facts... we are nosey. Being "Nosey" is just fine, so don't panic!
Today's Post is all about Heidi Gilmore. Enjoy!
Heidi's Shop is TheMysticalOasisGlow
Here is my interview with Heidi
Q. What do you sell?
A.  I specialize in Body Chains, Slave Bracelet Rings, and Head Chain pieces. I also sell Sterling Silver items, Fresh Water Pearl items and Photography photos with Matte frames.
Q. How did you get started with Etsy?
A.  I started making my own items so that I can make some kind of living and be a stay at home Mom with my Special needs son.
Q. When did you get interested in making your Art/Craft?
A.  I started making my own items once I found out that my sons behavioral issues were issues that coincide with the Disorders he was diagnosed with. After enough people informed me that they can't handle my son, I decided it was time to get him evaluated and learn how to become the best advocate my son could have.
Q. Where does your inspiration come from?
A.  I would have to say that my inspiration comes from Nature. I love the beauty the earth holds. God Creation is simply amazing in that so many beautiful minerals were created by Earths natural elements. Jesus has also become a huge inspiration for me. Along with natural minerals and pearls, you will find Peace Signs, Angel wings, Hearts and Crosses. ;)
Q. Who taught you or how did you learn your art form?
A.  I'm a self taught person. I get a vision and just go with the flow.
You will not find items exactly like mine anywhere you look. In fact, many of my items are One Of A Kind items. :)
Q. Is this a hobby, part-time job, or full-time job?
A. I would have to say it's a Hobby and a Part-time job. My daughter also creates pieces and sells them on my Site. Since I have 3 kids, I guess you can say I have a Full-time parenting job and a Part-time job. lol
Q. Where do you see your Shop in 5 years from now?
A. No one really knows what the future holds. I just keep going with faith that eventually this part- time job might become a Full-time job with a regular stable "paycheck".
Q. How do you manage your time between Etsy and the rest of your life?
A.  I practice time management every day with 3 kids. lol. I work while my baby is napping and my two oldest are in School. I manage The Promo Oasis Team with one leader. Every night after my kids go to bed, I renew the Daily Threads. It's not easy; but I manage. This income has allowed us to qualify for Habitat for Humanity; so it's a must. I make do.
Q. Do you make or stock items you love, or what will sell?
A.  I list items that I love to create and then re-list the few that sell and are easy to mass produce. :) I also take Custom Orders where you can give me your theme of choice and I get a vision, run it by you and eventually create exactly what you want.
I haven't had any complaints on Custom Orders yet. :)
Q. Where else can we find you online?
A. You can also find my on Yardsellr: yardsellr.com/yardsale/Heidi-Gilmore-774417
I also occasionally sell on ebay, myworld.ebay.com/atouchofpurple1
Q.  Did you always want to have your own business?
A.  No, I had high hopes to go to college and get my Masters Degree in Psychology. I've always wanted a Career in helping people in some sort of way.
Q. Any other thoughts you want to share with us?
A.  Peace, Love and God Bless ;)
Thank you so much Heidi for letting us into your world and your shop!
Here is a Sample of Heidi's Work! Enjoy!






  1. Thank you so much Kate.
    I Posted this to Google publicly, Tweeted and posted to my Facebook Fan page.
    I also posted to Blog by clicking the B button. ;)
    I will continue to promote your Blog and you.
    Peace, Love and
    God Bless,

  2. Heidi I think your work is great! I especially like the crosses and flowers in your jewelry pieces and your photography too. :)

  3. Heidi's work is gorgeous! Loved the interview and getting to know you better :)

  4. Heidi,,,
    I loved interviewing you! So much fun! Your shop is outstanding!