Snappin Studio on Etsy, which sells lovely stamped copper and aluminium products, including keyrings, jewellery, wall art and bookmarks:
How did you get started in your handmade business?
My mother Daphne Seaman has an Etsy shop, http://www.laureltreestudio.etsy.com/. My girlfriend and I were at an art show with my mom, and thought we could get into art as a hobby. Our initial hope was that it would fund date night. So our search began for something we both liked the idea of, and we settled on hand stamping.
Apart fom crafts, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Julie and I are both NCAA D1 track and field athletes, and it takes up multiple hours of both of our days. Julie is a hurdler, and I pole vault.
How many different places do you sell from?
Last week it was one place, this week it is two! We have bought our own web site www.snappinstudio.com, and we also use Etsy.com We plan on expanding soon, and are going to consider offers to put our stuff into some smaller shops in Birmingham, AL.
In ten years, where would youlike to be?
Married with children, still stamping and running track…dream world!
We wanted to name it after something meaningful and so we chose our dog. His name is “Snappin Turtle Bailey Man Seaman”, thus we got SnappinStudio
Do you have another job? What is it?
Yes, students at Samford University
What is your favorite part of your handmade business?
It funds date night, and gives us both something constructive to do together. We get along great when we are both being creative, or trying to figure something out about the business. It has created shopping trips, hunts for supplies, and many learning experiences.
What are three tools in your workspace that you could not live without?
Hammer, stamps, towels under the stamping block to cut down on the noise!
If you had the opportunity to learn one more craft you don’t already do, what would it be?
Any other handmade shops you’d like to recommend?
My momma’s shop http://www.laureltreestudio.etsy.com/