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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Get to Know... MonkeyBuns

I’m starting a new feature, “Get to Know an Etsy Artist”, a fun way to know a bit more about who is selling on and creating for etsy, and for other venues. It’s a way to see the person behind the art.

Today, I’m introducing Krystal, the owner of the shop MonkeyBuns, who joined etsy in March of 2007. She has been making jewelry for about 15 years, since she was about 10 years old. She has been bead weaving for a year now, and most of the pieces in her shop are woven. She is completely self-taught. Two of her most popular pieces are Stain Glass, which she designed and copyrighted:

And Oil Spill:

Krystal is from Iowa, born in Clear Lake, and now living about 10 minutes from there in Mason City. She has a son, who is the inspiration for the name of her shop. When he was born she started calling him Monkeybuns. She finds bead weaving to be very relaxing after a day of chasing a toddler around. She also loves the satisfaction of seeing the completed piece. When she isn’t making jewelry, she loves playing with her son.

But that’s not all she does. Besides her etsy shop, she owns a drop shipping business.

If you ever find yourself in Mason City, Iowa (about halfway between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Des Moines, Iowa, just off of I-35), check out the MacNider Art Museum, where you will also find Krystal’s jewelry in the museum’s shop.

In the meantime, here is one of Krystal’s favorites:

And take a look at the Emerald Shimmer Bracelet that she just added today. I love it!

Update: A message from MonkeyBuns to my readers... if you buy one of the items featured here today, she will give you a 10% discount. Leave a comment for confirmation and tell her you saw it here... I'll convo her to let her know. What are you waiting for?!


Happy Crafting said...

Thank you so much for you kind blog! I love it. If you readers buy any of the items you featured they will receive 10% off. Just convo me and let me know. Thanks again!!

amy said...

This Etsier is great at naming things. "oil spill" and the "monkey buns" I love it.

Lucky Girl said...

Oh, WOW!!! Oil Spill is gorgeous!