Saturday, June 20, 2009

INCrowdteam Interview 6/20/09 - Melissa Carter a.k.a. CASEmethod

Stockannette here! I'm busy as a bee, working on several upcoming INCrowdteam interviews - but first, please enjoy this interview Carolynn did with Melissa of CASEmethod:

Where were you born & raised?
Greentown, Indiana.

Where are you now & what led you there? Indianapolis – close to family, but big enough to satisfy my cultural needs.

What's the origin of your shop's name? CASEmethod stands for copy and steal everything. A mentor gave me that advice many years ago. I take it to mean "find inspiration in everything," not "copy and steal outright," but FIIEmethod doesn't have that same ring to it.

What types of creations do you sell in for your Etsy shop? I primarily make wooden rings and ear plugs for stretched earlobes.

What's your educational background, as it relates to your work? My educational background is in advertising and I'm a graphic designer by trade, so it really doesn't relate to my work. Except that I love details and making pretty things.

Does creating stuff run in the family? Were you taught things on purpose or by osmosis from prior generations? My dad is a woodworker and my mom sews. I was always surrounded by creativity and encouraged to create. When I showed an interest in whatever they were doing, my parents would teach me.

How'd you get started creating? It's hard to say - I can't remember a time I wasn't creating. It's just an inherent need.

What's your muse, or what turns that little creative light inside you on? The light is always on. A beautiful finished project dims it enough to get the dishes done.

What's your favorite thing about selling on Etsy? It's incredibly rewarding to have someone want your creation.

Recommend your five favorite shops on Etsy.

Show us three of your own favorite pieces, from your shop and work.

Padauk ear plugs – 4g: naturally finished jewelry for stretched ears.

Wooden ring – olivewood: I just love the look of this wood.

Wooden ring – cocobolo: a durable and beautiful wooden ring – my best seller!

Do you sell on consignment? Not yet.

Anything else to brag on? I make darn good vegan cupcakes.

Thanks, CASEmethod! You can pass on that recipe any time...
Carolynn aka
nilochlainn aka wolfgangzehen

1 comment:

  1. Great interview! Love the story behind the name of your shop.