Hello, my name is Maro and I am Akamatra!
The shop’s name is an old fashioned way to say (in Greek) that a woman is lazy in house related chores. That’s me because I’d rather make jewelry and other handmade creations than do my chores! At first I thought of using my real name – Supergirl – but then I figured that no one would believe me since I wear my panties under and not over my tights (!). I can assure you though that’s our only difference … I make my own jewelry since my mum introduced me to the magic world of seed beads at the age of eight. I decided to open Akamatra’s when I discovered etsy and after my friends and loved ones encouraged me to. They did have much choise on it either, since I was staring at the recently listed items 24-7!
I am inspired by the materials I use, chemistry, geometry, the light, nature. Ideas come uninvited in the worst of times; when I have no pen nor paper and no time to find some. Thankfully I have some brain cells still functioning so I can recall them.
I quite a newbie at Etsy but in a few months I’ve learnt things I could not dream I could! I think I was not reading this hard for my PhD in biochemistry! I think the most important business rule I am taking with me all day long is never discount quality, only prices!
If I could give one advise to a new (newer than me) seller it would be study, study, study. And when you are through, study some more!
Thanks this was fun!