Thursday, September 30, 2010

Featured Seller: Veroque


Hey there, please welcome Vered of Veroque on Etsy. She was nominated winner in the Product Spotlight for the month of August.  You'll get a chance to learn a little about the artisan behind these lovely handmade creations.



First off, tell us a little about yourself! My name is Vered, I am the mother of two adorable children and wife to a wonderful friend.  I live in Israel in a small rural community. We have a wonderful view and the sunsets are gorgeous, especially in the Autumn. 

How did you start creating your artwork, and how long have you been doing it? I’m not one of those people who always knew from the very first moment that creativity was a inseparable part of their essence. Mine was a journey of self discovery which coincided with the birth of my daughter, my first born. Before that, I was fortunate enough to have traveled around the world (in the Far East, I visited Japan, Vietnam, China and Thailand; in South America, I visited Guatemala, Mexico and Belize). I completed my studies at the university and I started to work as a HR manager. At that time, the company for which I worked was changing and shortly after that, it closed and I stopped working.

 After my daughter was born (seven years ago), I started creating with various different artistic disciplines and when by chance I tried jewelry, I discovered that there I found “true love” and so I’ve been making jewelry ever since. That was a great period in my artistic life so I decided to combine motherhood and creativity and that combination has been very successful for me, even after my son joined the voyage two and half years later. We all benefit from this arrangement and I feel as if it’s a great privilege to be able to wake up in the morning and do what I love the best. 

Where do you get your inspiration from? From my perspective, when I’m creating, I’m in the most beautiful place that I can be, and that’s a great blessing. My entire family is a big part of the process and my creations and many of my ideas and inspirations are drawn from my children. My husband and I often go to visit exhibitions and museums and I feel that many of my ideas come to me after these visits. 

Outside of crafting what else do you enjoy doing?  I love to read and I try to dedicate time to it every day. I love to see the world and get to know new cultures and new people.

Is there anything else you would like to share? My hidden passion is to do beaded embroidery on cloth. I hope that it will happen one day. I love to try different materials and styles, but working with small beads is the greatest therapy that I have. To take a thin needle and to pass it through tiny beads that slowly form a pattern is an enormous satisfaction for me.
 
Wow, I hope you enjoyed this lovely interview as much as I did. 


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