Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vibrant & Vivid--TheCandyTree

A big, warm welcome to Emma of The Candy Tree on Etsy!

Joining us all the way from Livingston, which is just outside Edinburgh in Scotland, Emma shared with us that her shop name came from an old painting she did in college-"The name captures my love of colour and nature so it works well with the vibrant products in my shop."

And vibrant they most certainly are! But I'm getting ahead of myself...

Emma began crafting after she bought a pair of handmade earrings back in 2005 and decided to try it out for herself! From there, she ended up teaching herself  jewelry design and before you know it, she branched out into cross stitch and knitting. 

Working as a legal secretary by day, Emma spends her nights and weekends doing what she's passionate about: crafting!

"I make sterling silver jewellery using glass beads and pearls, knitted scarves, fabric button rings, patchwork cushions and cross stitch. I always enjoy learning new things so it's difficult for me to focus on one craft."

With all of the arts and crafts Emma dabbles in, there are many supplies she's worked with, but two of her favorites are glass pearls because they come in such vivid colors and good quality wool yarn because it's so thick and warm.

The Candy Tree consists of a plethora of different products, some of which include knitted, ruffle, and ribbon scarves, necklace, earrings, and bracelets, cross stitch and patchwork items. All of these different items have one thing in common: they're bright, vivid and vibrant! 

Advice from Emma: "Selling your hand crafted goods online is incredibly competitive so it's important to have amazing photos and to learn as much as you can about SEO - be a sponge and soak up as much information and advice as you can!"

Things to keep in mind about Emma and her products:

*Keep up-to-date with all The Candy Tree happenings by following on Twitter @TheCandyTree125 and liking on Facebook.

*Care to learn a little more about Emma and follow some of her adventures, like hunting for Conkers? Make sure to check out her The Candy Tree blog!

*For payment, shipping, and other important information, make sure to check out her Shop Policies Page.

For those of my readers located in the United Kingdom, from now until the end of October Emma is offering free postage! Simply use Coupon Code FREEPOST12 at checkout.

Of course a big thank you to Emma from The Candy Tree on Etsy for allowing us this wonderful feature and interview! 

Items in Post:

Fabric Button Rings

Red Cowl Infinity Knitted Chunky Wool Scarf

Pink Daisy Flower Cross Stitch Antique Silver Frame Earrings


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love all of her beautiful scarves!

Curator Violet said...

What a nice feature! Off to check out your shop.

Crocheted Little Things said...

Vivid and vibrant perfectly describes it!