1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Well, we are Polina and Sergey. We live in a beautiful city Kiev, Ukraine. Jewelry-making is our job, small business, life and a big passion :)
Earlier Polina was a movie director and Sergey was a graphic designer.
At some point we decided to leave all we have had before and became what we are now, and it worked :)
2. What made you open your shop and why Etsy?
We worked at a local market for some time and received numerous questions 'bout when would we begin selling our jewelry to other countries. And with some time and effort we opened our Etsy.
3. Do you sell your jewelry anywhere else?
Yes, as we mentioned before, we sell our jewelry locally. For individuals and for some shops. We love craft fairs too:)
4. How did you choose your shop name?
BeautySpot is wordplay for our surname =) It's hard to translate but it's really so. It took some time to come up with such a simple shop name, but here we are =)
5. What are your favourite things to do?
Oh, we love sleep :) It's awesome!
But excluding this... well, it's hard to say. We love everything about our job. Some moments when you finish your new item. Or when you take photos and see that they are really good. Or making sketches. Polina especially loves to pack our orders. Write something on the tag, gift wrap it. It's lovely:)
6. What inspires you?
It's hard to say so clear but it's all about observation and stuff.
When you begin to see things that many people don't notice although definitely see, you find inspiration in them.
7. If you could learn one new craft, what would it be?
Well for Sergey it would be wood working and Polina wants to learn metal smiths. But it's in future :)
8. What is your most popular piece of jewelry?
It varies seasonally.
For now it's bright summer necklaces like Color's Swirl or Catbeads.
9. Which handmade possession given to you do you cherish?
We have a blue whale with a pot of petunias and a big red "42" on him. Its a present from our friend, Lia Dostleva, a toy maker. Sometimes we take him in bed with us =)
10. Name 3 other Etsy shops you love to visit
It's so hard to choose but for today here is our list:
La Cravatte Du Chien
miles of light
Thank you so much to Beauty Spot for being my favourite Etsy shop feature this week. I could just drool over this jewelry all day long. I love how their pieces have a vintage feel about them with the added beauty and sometimes cuteness of nature. You can tell that care and love is taken in each little detail of the pieces right down to the beautiful pictures to display them. These pictures are just the tip of the iceberg. You absolutely need to take a look at the rest of their designs and maybe even peek into the sold items. Im sure you will fall in love just as much as I have.