Sunday Interview: GracieBeal

April 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm (Interviews)

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, I know! I’m a total lazy-bones. So, here it goes! Also, the pictures are click-able links- as usual. :]

1. How’d you get started on Etsy? one of my friends showed it to me after i started making my jewelry and i just got hooked

2. What was your inspiration for your shop? i’ve always loved earrings…i started making them before i had my ears pierced!

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why? i really, really like the curliecue romantic wire heart earrings because they’re so cute and dainty but easy to wear!

Butterfly studs in lime green by GracieBeal


4. How do you unwind when you’re not creating? if i’m fortunate enough to be at my summer house, i LOVE to walk along the beach. if i’m not there, i take hot baths and catch up on my reading!

5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? really anything from sprinkles! i love their coconut dark chocolate and their peanut butter chip, but anything and everything there is amazing

6. What was your worst job?  it’s not really a job, but doing the chores for mom. how is it ever enjoyable to do laundry and the dishes!?

7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch? tom and jerry! and haha maybe for a little while! i think its so funny how it can make me laugh without the cartoon even making a sound!!!

8. What’s your fantasy job? i think it would be super fun to run a vintage shop, i love to rummage through piles of old things and find treasures. but that doesn’t mean that i couldn’t have a little section of modern-day earrings….hey, it’s a fantasy! either that or to design a jewelry line for a label i really love!

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure? hmm…it’s a secret for a reason, right?

Floral studs in Mustard yellow by GracieBeal


10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
anthropologie…it’s my weakness!
vintage stuff.

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.

12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place? i LOVE nicholas sparks. and i’m guilty of dog earing the pages…sorry!

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? oh thats tough. probably somewhere in europe…maybe greece or italy!

14. What is your best childhood memory? spending summers up at my summer house in michigan. i loved picking strawberries fresh off of our friend’s farm with my siblings and laying down in the fields! and all the barbeques…

15. How would you describe your work style? kind of random, very inspired. if i start working, i’ll work for a long time. also i’m very goal-oriented and list-happy! i love lists; i’m super organized!


Fabric Bumblebee studs by GracieBeal

16. If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why? flying because a) i’ve always wanted to and b) it’d be SO much cooler than walking! (and faster, too!)

17. Who are your heroes? oh man, it’s so hard to pinpoint them. i’ll have to go cliche and say my parents, because they are my heroes! also all of the relief workers around the world. you guys have made such a difference in the world, and thank you for it!

18. What would you do if you won the lottery? that’s tough! i would put a LARGE chunk into savings, earn some interest there, and probably splurge on some life-long dreams and relax with the knowledge that i don’t have to worry (that much) about money anymore!

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? the notebook; and yes, it was wonderful as always!


Purple Drop Earrings by GracieBeal


20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do differently? take better pictures. my pictures were AWFUL! also, market. put a lot of effort in because then a lot of positive will come out of it!

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