Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Weekend Spotlight - WakeUpTheAngel!

Mocha Cherry Latte beaded beadwoven bracelet brown, red and taupe with mother of pearl
Hey y'all! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! It is time, once again, to shine a spotlight on one of my favorite Etsy shops. This week you get to meet one of my Etsy friends! Those of us that know her, call her WUTA (or possiby even Wutzie!,) but her shop name is WakeUpTheAngel and she never fails to make me laugh, and most times almost until I fall out of my chair! She makes very high quality, beautiful jewelry and you can see her passion for her art in every piece - that one up at the top just happens to be my favorite and I have been drooling over it for months...*sigh*! If you would like to snag one of her gorgeous pieces (and I HIGHLY recommend this!) she is offering a coupon code!!! When you make your purchase, enter the coupon code, "10LILACS" for 10% off! WOO-HOO!

After you check out my interview with the fabulous WUTA, be sure to also enter this weeks GIVEAWAY!!!

I have decided, once again, to add my own commentary to this week's interview - just because I can! My drivel shows up in green!

1.)Where does your shop name, "Wake Up The Angel," come from?
My business name is actually Tarnished Angel - when I was thinking of making my own website - I soon found out it would not be a unique name - so I blended a family name with angel and tried to work out something funny - people giggle at the name wakeuptheangel and so I guess that worked out well . You tend to remember things that make you laugh.
And you certainly DO make me laugh!
Persephone's Pomegranate Drops faceted fresh water pearls beaded dangle earrings
2.) What is your favorite material to work with?
 Coloured pearls and bumpy pearls - I could stare at them for hours . I also love abalone and mother of pearl.
For those of you that don't speak Canadian - she means colored pearls, eh? :)

3.) What is your favorite item that you have ever created? If it sold, did you have a hard time parting with it? I make items for myself separately from the things I put in my shops (Etsy store and jewelery stall at Carp Farmers Market in Ontario Canada). Mostly I lament when I am getting to the last few beads of one kind or another. I hoard rare or truly antique beads for myself - if I give or sell you one that is a complement.
I would love to see your bead hoard! I could also show you my extensive button hoard!

4.)What is the biggest influence or inspiration for your jewelry?
My husband says I should yell out "Faberge" HA! Really I follow the style sheets and fashion publications and when I have the chance I like to watch raw feed from the fashion shows in Europe - then I more often than not choose to ignore the trends. Other than that colour is a big thing for me - that and how the beads actually feel in my hands - if they don't have "touch appeal," I won't choose them.
Faberge is the type of place where you have to schedule a viewing and they even have "advisors" to help you select your jewel! I also totally know what you mean by "touch appeal," I am also a very tactile person. I pick my shampoo out by smell too - you should watch me sometime, by the end of the shampoo aisle, I've squirted shampoo up my nose at least twice!

5.)What artist or genre of music do you like to listen to while you work?
 If I can get it I like to listen to electro stuff - the kind of endless music you'd dance to at all night raves. It keeps me energized and focused.
Wow...I must say you surprised me with this one! Well done!

6.)Is Canada really as beautiful as all of the pictures?
Better actually. :)
I really must come visit sometimes and we can have a 2-person rave in your studio!

7.) What color inspires you most while you're creating?
When I am stuck I haul out my Red beads or the Black ones to get me focused and back at it.
Excellent choices, and bold - just like you!
Keiko Mysterious Lantern earrings
8.) Do you have any special or hidden talents?
I cook with out recipes - this drives the "tribe" here crazy as when some thing amazing comes from the stove - more often than not it is an OOAK masterpiece LOL.
I can almost feel the frustration! I, myself, CANNOT cook without a recipe - even if I've made the dish 20 times!


9.)Do you have any favorite Etsians that you would like to give a shout-out to?
I admire the work of WildWomanJewelry and Dorijen. I spend a great deal of time hanging out wtih Classyandsassycharms, Biologyrose and Rotifera. Then there is the seller who was my first customer Kikisvintage.
Hey! I know most of those ladies!

10.)If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what book would it be?
 I think I would rather be surrounded by art - my favourite is "Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Renoir (It is currently in Washington DC)
How very "high brow" of you! I wish I knew more about art!

11.)Do you have a favorite quote? :)
None that I would want to see in print! :))
Now that's the WUTA I know - love ya girl!

Thanks for the interview Wutzie - you and your shop are absolutely beautiful!

Just another reminder...don't forget about our GIVEAWAY!!!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

My favorite jewelry designer of ALL time!!!!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE her work, her attitude, her sense of fun, and her quips!!!!!!

*hops for renee*

KippysSoMature said...

lovely, lovely!!!!! :D and absolutely exquisite jewelry to be found at WakeUptheAngel's shop - ooak beautifully made and designed :)

Anonymous said...

WUTA here - :)))) thanks so much for the blog interview.
The painting is not that highbrow - for it's time it was controversial as it depicted a group of young bohemian friends relaxing in what was considered a common way while participating in something high class - the men have taken off their shirts - the woman has her dog ON the dining table while the food / refreshments are still there....
I just love the colour and the exuberance and the artist is one of my favourites - might need to trek down to DC again sometime soon to see it in person again.
I spend so much time doing "everything else" I just don't have time to read - I fall asleep!!!

again - thanks so much for the feature (pssst people - check out the bolggers shop - she has some of the cutest hair clips around!! )

Lou said...

Great interview, nice to learn more about that sleepy angel......



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Nicole's Homemade Treats...The Blog said...

ROTFLMAO!!! Great profile!!!

Piper Bella Boutique said...

wuta - thanks for the art lesson, that is so cool! Thanks for the clippie love too! :)

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous jewelry, great interview too...have a fabby weekend!

enjoy *~*

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