Today’s Aussie on Etsy is Kavitha of Poetry Jewelry.
Kavitha describes her jewellery as being ‘a collection of colourful pieces in various materials and textures.’
To which I will add ‘stunningly beautiful designs’. Each and every item in her Etsy shop is truly beautiful. And with a definite eye to detail.
So come learn a little more about Kavitha…
NAME: Kavitha Murthi
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself…
I am a stay at home Mom of two kids, 16 and 10. I am Creative. Its the best way to describe myself. My husband thinks I have OCD – Obsessive Creative Disorder. Everything has to be creative, my food, my house, my books, my music, the packed lunches..you get the drift. I love creating and have lost track of how many handmade gifts I have made and given through the years.
I am a Master’s in Cell Biology and always dreamt of doing research. I gave it up when I had my first child. In the ensuing years I took to looking at my other passion – creating. For 10 years now I have worked on various mediums including pottery painting, folk art and interiors. I moved to Australia nearly 2 years back and that’s when I came across jewelry-making. That’s when I discovered Etsy and I felt like I had come home. To be among people who are so creative is just amazing. My hobby has finally turned out into a full time business.
2) What time of day are you at your creative best?
In the mornings! After the kids and Hubby have left, I put on my favourite music and sit down to create. I get about 5 hrs but I love that time, its mine to get lost in a creative haze and its total bliss!!
3) Where do you find your inspiration? Do you have any ‘rituals’ to help put you in the creative state-of-mind?
I am inspired by Life! So more than a situation, its my state of mind that inspires me. For example, if it’s a beautiful, bright and sunny morning, I get creative goose bumps . For me my creativity is an extension of my happiness.
4) How do you squeeze crafting into your busy life?
I have a set ritual. I wake up at 5.15 am, spend half an hour over coffee and yakking with the hubby and then pack lunches for everybody, get the family going and then start working by 7am. Since a bulk of my sales comes from the US, I spend that time on the net. Once everyone leaves, I start creating and believe it or not, I actually sit in front of the computer and work so I can keep up with Twitter and Facebook. Work stops when the kids return. Sometimes I manage a few more hours in the night but this is pretty much how it works.
5) What are you working on now?
I am currently creating a wire work Amethyst necklace. I have this absolute gorgeous Amethyst briolette over which I am cascading a bunch of tiny gems and making a pendant of.
6) What three tools could you not live without?
My flat and round nose pliers, Cutters and the hammer!
You can become a fan of Poetry Jewelry here on Facebook
Or follow Kavitha on Twitter
See more of her work at Flickr
Or buy her designs in Australian dollars at Poetry Jewelry on Made It.
Thanks so much for going under the Spotlight, Kavitha. And I laughed at your OCD – something we definitely have in common!!