Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Finds: headpinwear

Meet Cathy Tuggle, from headpinwear in Benicia, California.

I was able to ask her a few questions about herself. Come sit down and enjoy reading and learning more about Cathy.

How did you choose your shop name?
It was really hard to come up with a name for my shop, and even now I am still not happy with it. After thinking about a shop name for a few days, mine seemed to be similar to one shop or another. And as much as I like my personal name, I really didn't want to use that.

I came up with the name HeadpinWear because, "Headpin" is one of the many components that you can use to make earrings, and "Wear", well because you wear them! Well most time, as for me, I just look at all of those I made :)

Some people becasue of my name think I make stuff to wear on your head, like tiara's, bows, and headbands. I actually think it throws people off, but really I make earrings and other jewelry!
And anyways, I don't think I would be good at making things for other to wear on their heads! Believe me, there are plenty of people on Etsy that make gorgeous pieces to wear in your hair, and so I will leave that up to them :)

What does a typical day look like for you?
I tend to wake up early, very early 3:45am in fact! I find that I like spending that time alone, the house is quiet, and outside noises can be heard. I love to hear the birds chirping, the woodpecker, the fog horn on very foggy days, and the train.

The first place I go to on the internet is facebook. I respond to "likes", "fan" more pages, and occasionally throw in a comment or two, no not really, many comments! I actually have about 5 windows open! I also enjoy listening to KLOVE, a Christian music station.

Once I catch up with my computer stuff, I pick up the house, do laundry, hang it out to dry on sunny days, and wash dishes if any. Sometime in between all of this I wake up my son and my husband, and take him to work. We live less then 2 miles from work, and we both are employed by the same company.

During the late morning (because 9 and 10 am is late for me) and early afternoon, I run errands and look at bead sites for ideas, and view my sales.

About 5 I start cooking dinner. I usually BBQ during this time of year through November. After dinner, I clean up, go on the computer again, and read the Bible with my husband. At about 7pm, I bead, and I bead until when ever I feel like it if I don't have to work the next day. I can turn around and look at the clock and it's 11pm or later! During this time, I also spend time with my son, maybe watch a movie, and clean up again. I don't like clutter, although my beading table is almost too cluttered to think right now.

I try and go to bed at 10pm - ideally that's a good time for me and enough hours to sleep - but rarely do I ever do that. Even if the next day is work I find myself still beading or on facebook at 11pm, which is so bad for me because I tend to get cranky when I am tired and nobody here likes me cranky! Lately, since I have been laid off, I have been sleeping in until 5 or 6 am. On those days, I feel like my morning is gone and I am running behind!

When I work, it totally throws a big stick in my spokes. I still do everything I missed while I was at work :)

What's your favorite season of the year and why?
My favorite season is fall. I love the colors of the leaves on and off the trees. The bright bold colors of red orange, and gold, really just make me smile. And it's more appropriate to wear the colors which I like the most on me, though I still wear "fall" colors year round. I think it even reflects in my shop, what I create, the colors that I like the most are "fall" colors. Although, I have been trying to "go outside the box", I think it may show a bit what colors I tend to like the most. So, if anyone is looking for "fall" fashion jewelry in spring and planning ahead, they may find a piece they like in my shop!

What's your birthstone? Do you wish you had a different one?
My birthstone is Ruby. I love my birthstone and would not want to replace it with another gem.
To me, the Ruby is so bright and outstanding, its a very noticeable stone.

Other birthstones of my immediate family are Opal, Amethyst and Sapphire. I am very fond of these gemstones also.

You can also find Cathy on Facebook and her blog as well.

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