Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Etsy Around the World: vadjutka

This week's featured Etsy seller is the first to actually be from the other side of the world! Judit makes fun, yet beautiful, pieces of jewelry. After reading this interview, I hope that you'll check out her shop and her special blog project about *your* crafts!

Who are you?
My name is Judit Wild, and my shop name is vadjutka, which is also my nickname.

Where are you located?
I live in Central-Europe, in Budapest, which is the capital of Hungary.

What do you create?
Jewelry. I use glass beads and fabric, and I also fuse glasses into pendants. Recently I started to use vintage buttons as well.

What is your favorite place to visit in your town?
I like to go to Margaret Island, an island in the heart of the city, on River Danube. It is very green there, so you can just lay down and enjoy the sunshine. Also, there are some nice pubs as well. :-)

What's the closest you've traveled to North Carolina?
I have never been to NC. I have been to the USA - in NY - twice, in 1991 and 1992, with my high school. Since then I haven't been around that continent, but I would REALLY love to do a cross-America tour. So one day, I might show up!

When did you start creating?
My first trials date back to 1990-1991 (I was 15-16 then): I made wire earrings - I have found the wire in the garage - for my classmates for 0,5 USD :-). (I wasn't a business genius, one can tell for sure!) Then I stopped, and got back to jewelry making in 2002. Since then I did not have stops.

Where do you create?
Mostly at home, but the kiln, I use for fusing glass, is not at home. The kiln I use belongs to a friend of mine, so when we meet for making fused glass pendants, we not only cut the glasses, but also chat about LIFE for hours and hours :-).

How do you envision your creations being used by your customers?
I do believe that every necklace has its own personality, and one day it will find its best owner, with whom they match perfectly. I have seen this phenomena so many times. For example this year I sold a few necklaces I made 2 yrs ago. And it was so good to see that those necklaces have finally found their "soul mates".

What is your favorite place to sell your items?
Online: definitely Etsy! (Actually the only place I sell online :-) )
Offline: We have a crafts market once a month, on a Sunday. I like to sell my jewelry there.

What do you do when you are not creating?
I am only a part-time crafter. So when I don't do jewelry, I work :-). I am a media analyst, I do market researches for a big publishing house, here in Hungary. Also, I am a PhD student, and my research is about the role of journalists. When I don't work and craft, I like to go to pubs, do photography, go to mountains, cooking. Such things. AND! I can't stop visiting supply shops :-).

--Judit has recently I started a blog-project, called Then and Now. It is about the forgotten 'first pieces' and current pieces, and the evolution between the two, and of course the evolution of the artist. She would for you to visit her blog and share yours too!


  1. I like her creation, too! It i so good to read about fellow EST-team member here...

  2. What a great interview! and wonderful creations!