Monday, June 2, 2008

Featured Seller: ReVamped Creations

Who are you?
Tonya Adams – ReVamped Creations

Where are you located?

What do you create?
Purses, totes and jewelry crafted from reclaimed materials.

What is your favorite place to visit in the Triangle?
In terms of my business, definitely the Scrap Exchange in Durham. They have the coolest fabric and upholstery samples for the cheapest prices! Not to mention all the other great things they sell there. Not business related, Edward McKay Used Books in Raleigh.

Where do you create?
I’m lucky enough to have a room in my home devoted to my sewing. It isn’t huge, especially since it doubles as a guest room (it has a futon), but there is plenty of room for me and my sewing machine.

Why did you choose your shop/company name?
I’m really focused on reusing materials in my work. It was hard to come up with the name. I wanted it to somehow convey what I did without being specific to purses or jewelry. My friend came up with ReVamped since it means ‘to remake or revise’.

What is you most popular item that you create?
Based on my etsy hits, comments from friends, and the reactions received at a recent craft fair, I’d have to say the pleated bags. Pleated bags seem to be popular in general this year. To me, they are pretty but can be used for practical purposes (to carry ALL your stuff) because they can be deceptively roomy inside.

How do you acquire new clients?
Through family and friends. This is a recent venture for me. I signed up with Etsy in March and so far all of my sales there have been to friends and family.

1 comment:

  1. Your bags look great Tonya! I'm still looking for the perfect outfit to match mine!