Monday, February 14, 2011

Congrats to KhanCreations, this week's treasury challenge winner!

We had a fantastic response to the "Hop to it" challenge! I am increasingly blown away by the beautiful treasuries I see each week. Way to go team!
You voted, and this week's winner is Khan Creations. I asked shop owner Aisha Khan to tell me a bit about herself and her Etsy shop.

'Ever since I was a little girl I always loved the arts including music and drama. When I was 8 years old my mother gave me some embroidery floss and a safety pin. I began to make friendship bracelets every minute of every day...I explored many facets of the arts during high-school but it wasn’t until college that I returned to jewelry making and picked up my first beading tools. I have been hooked ever since.'

'I have been making jewelry for fifteen years and I also teach jewelry making classes to children and adults.' Aisha opened her Etsy shop in December, 2010. At this point, her main focus is sharing her creations with others. 'Being creative rejuvenates my mind and spirit...[I] hope that people love [my creations] as much I enjoy making them.'

'I am a Pre-K teacher by day and a crafter by night...I make my pieces with a variety of beads and baubles. Some are pieces found in local flea markets or antique stores and many of the beads and stones are purchased on my travels around the world... Often at school, teachers give me old necklaces and bracelets they do not want anymore to break apart and use the materials I like... My jewelry is handmade. Each piece is unique and generally one of a kind.'

Aisha feels that the hardest part of owning her own handmade business is getting noticed amongst the millions of online sellers making their own jewelry. Help Aisha get noticed! Check out her Etsy shop. Also check out her winning treasury here.

Want to be featured next? Make sure you participate in Wednesday's treasury challenge when the theme will be Fresh and Simple. Anyone can play! You don't have to be a team member, so tell your friends! Be creative, the theme can mean anything to you, just remember to wait till Wednesday to make your treasury so it'll count! Check back on Wednesday for contest rules etc etc.


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