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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Accessorize with Petals - An Interview with MGMart

Today's interview is with one of our newest Etsy Wedding Team members, Marianna of MGMart. She makes beautiful accessories and jewelry with sheer fabric "petals".

Where are you located?

Tell us a little about yourself.
I love designing and creating jewelry. If I have some time, I usually paint and draw too. Every day I create something new, art is my life. I can’t live without it. I am Hungarian, married to an English man and have two small children. We use to live in London/UK, but a couple of years ago we moved to Hungary.

What special things do you create for weddings?
My signature work: Petals Hair accessories, Petals rings, Petals earrings, Petals bracelets, Petals necklaces and Petals brooches.

Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items?
I love making accessories for weddings, because it is a happy and really special occasion in everybody’s life. And I like making people happy with my work.

What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting?
Every piece I have created over the years are a piece of wearable art. When I create a piece, I always look at the materials I am using and just go with the feeling of that item. I making them from my heart and I let my feelings do the work.

If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t?
To look like a princess.

What is your favorite wedding song?
“A Time For Us” (Romeo and Juliet 1968 film)

What is your favorite part of the wedding journey?
When the bride and the groom say “I do” to each other.

What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year?
To be happy, because when the happiness come from inside, the brides are even more beautiful. Don’t worry about anything, everything will be just right. Enjoy your day!!!

What is your perfect honeymoon spot?

If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they be?
Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham, Princess Zara Phillips, Kate Middleton …the list is so long.

If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be?
My Signature work: one of my Petals piece. They are romantic and feminine.

Links where we can find out more about your work:
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Vote on Which Artist's Work You Like Best and You Could Win!

Crafter and Etsy Wedding Team member, DK Designs, is participating in a little "Crafter's Throwdown" with fellow wedding artisan, Stacie Tamaki of The Flirty Bride. As many of you know DK Designs specializes in handcrafted clay floral creations. Stacie makes custom beaded cake toppers and we figured out that our clay and bead work is perfect for custom cake toppers. We're doing a fun little "Crafter's Throwdown" where we took our talents and recreated a real flower Stacie took a picture of on a recent walk. This is our interpretation of that flower using our talents in clay and beads. All images are courtesy of The Flirty Bride and DK Designs.

So, this is your chance to vote on which craft/recreation of the flower you like best and you could win this beautiful collaborative piece! This would actually make a great cake topper for a larger tiered square cake and then serve as a great table arrangement after your wedding. Contest ends January 25, 2009. So click here to read about the challenge and the contest entry rules. You could just win this wonderful arrangement and it might just make a great cake topper for your wedding!