Friday, January 28, 2011

Get To Know - MK Supplies

By Michelle of Evie's Tool Emporium

What is your Etsy shop name?
MK Supplies

How did you come up with that name?
I actually started the business on a whim. So I did not put much thought into it- MK are my initials, and supplies is self explanatory! I needed to sell some of my "extra" supplies, so I could buy more supplies for my jewelry making needs. It started picking up, so I decided to turn it into a small side business to create a bit of extra income. Not long after I made this decision my husband was laid off from his job. It was then that we decided to take it full time as a family business! The name stuck, and we have not looked back since!

What sort of crafting supplies do you sell?
We specialize in vintage beads, cabochons, and findings. We also have an ever growing selection of Czech glass beads, and a nice selection of contemporary findings and settings as well.

Favorite website(s) aside from Etsy?
www.etsy.com/shop/simpletraditions
This is my friends Etsy shop (so it's still Etsy!)- she sells amazing handmade soaps and bath and body products- I can not live without these! My whole family, even my children use these products! Other than that we like www.modishblog.com/ a lot too!

Do you craft yourself? If so, what do you like to make?
Yes! I actually went to school for Illustration, and Printmaking. Me and my husband (the other half of MK Supplies!) also enjoy screen printing when we can squeeze in the time. I create jewelry as well and really love doing anything crafty!

Please tell us one thing that nobody would know about you.
Lots of people know this, but it's not something we advertise…we are a vegetarian family.

What is your favorite thing to make for dinner?
Tempeh, rice, and steamed broccoli! It's easy to make, yummy, and makes our bellies happy.

What goals do you have for your shop over the next year?
Over the next year, we would like to continue growing a bit. We actually have hoards of awesome vintage supplies in our office just waiting to be listed! We love being a small family business, so our goal is to keep it up, and keep the selection fresh and fun!

If you sell on other venues, where else can we find your items?
Our Etsy shop - http://mksupplies.etsy.com
We sell on ArtFire - http://mksupplies.artfire.com
And our new website! - http://www.mkbeads.com

Also, I sell my handcrafted jewelry on Etsy-
http://margaretkelly.etsy.com

4 comments:

jemmdee said...

Thanks for sharing and good luck to you! Your shop is full of amazing stuff. Almost makes me want to take on another hobby :)

Christine Burgess said...

Nice interview. I like to know how people came up with their shop name. Lovely shop.

Denise said...

Love your shop and selection. Great Interview.

ennadoolf said...

I loved reading this interview!

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