|5 piece glasses charms from GreekArt.etsy.com|
Grab your sunglasses! Today we're off to Kavala, Greece for a visit with Evlambios Chatzilazaridis, owner of the Etsy.com shop, GreekArt.
Evlambios creates a variety of jewelry and home decor items out of both wood
|Wood Dragon Wall Hanging from GreekArt|
|Earring Display - Blue Color from GreekArt|
You can also find a selection of jewelry supplies and felt shapes. I stumbled into this fun shop while searching for adjustable ring blanks and was impressed by the beautiful glass coasters, wooden boxes and other handcrafted items.
|4 tree of life glass coasters with wood base|
Lucky for us, Evlambios has a few minutes to chat.... and also kindly donated a wonderful prize for the latest Thursday Giveaway! The drawing's details are at the bottom of this post, but first lets find out more about this artisan and Etsy seller. (By the way, clicking the links under any of these photos to find more about item.)
EC: Yes. I remember as a kid I would alter my toys with other materials.
What are your favorite materials to work with? Why?
EC: I love to work with wood. I think it is a special material with which you can do beautiful things.
Where do you find inspiration for your designs?
EC: Many ideas are from my buyers. And I make internet searches everyday for new ideas.
You have over 2600 sales on Etsy. Do you have any advice for new Etsy sellers?
EC: If you make something you love, you will succeed and have many buyers. Just loving my work makes everything easy for me.
Do you sell your pieces outside of Etsy?
EC: I have two more online shops. The one is Craftland.Artfire.com and the other on Craftland.Dawanda.com. You can also find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/craftland.gr.
What is your favorite item in your shop?
EC: For me is the small boxes with the engraving design on the lid. I love to do new designs!!
|assortment of carved wooden boxes from GreekArt|
I just love these details on these boxes too, don't you? Well, guess what - if you enter the latest ArtSnark Artifacts random drawing, you might just take home one of these handsomely carved containers. Evlamblios is generously offering one lucky winner their favorite box from the "Secret Boxes" section of his etsy shop. There are dozens of great designs to choose from, so click here and pick the one you like the most. The winner will be selected on March 28th.
Random Drawing Rules - there are 3 ways to enter
1. Simply leave a comment on my blog
2. visit GreekArt.etsy.com & then return here with a link to your favorite item
3. share this post on your blog, facebook or twitter and return here to let me know
All comments must be left before 1 a.m. (EST) on 3/28. Please leave an email address if your contact info is not in your blog profile. This random drawing is open worldwide and the prize ships free to winner.
Many thanks to Evlambios for donating his creative work to this fun giveaway, also for taking the time to visit with us today. And thank you, readers, for taking the time to leave a comment. It is always good to hear from you and the arts and craftsmen featured in these interviews really appreciate the feedback.