Betsy Kennedy of be jewelry and crafts is an Atomic Holiday Bazaar Saint. Really, she's like my Joan of Arc of Atomic. Betsy contacted Atomic for our first show and volunteered, she didn't know me or my former Atomic partner in crime Cemantha, she didn't know much about our show other than we were looking for volunteers and trying to pull this crazy craft show off. Betsy showed up for a few meetings, met us the day of the show and managed our crafters and kept us calm. She's smart, sassy, and I didn't know she was talented until last year when she came to Atomic as a crafter instead of a volunteer. This year I have her roped into both, she'll be around at the Saturday night show cracking the whip and then back to make some holiday cashola at the Sunday show. I adore Betsy, she's a stellar gal who makes lovely jewelry. Interview with Betsy is below:
Name of Business/Website Address? be jewelry and crafts - http://www.be-jewelryandcrafts.com
What City/State do you reside in? Myakka, Florida.
Is this your first time attending Atomic or have you done the show before? Did it before.
What do make and plan on bringing to Atomic? Sterling silver jewelry.
Is making stuff your full time occupation? Do you have a day job, are you a parent? How do you find the time to balance making stuff and taking time out for your life? Jewelry is not full time. day job as teacher, also a parent. TOTALLY unbalanced.
If you have worked Atomic in prior years, what is one of your favorite memories from AHB? LOVE the Bradentucky Bombers. LOVE adrien. love sneaking wine, eating food, watching people.
Why are you passionate about "D-I-Y" and what does it mean to you? Love making something cool out of something boring.
What's your favorite color? Depends on what we are talking about. Clothes? Black. Houses? Taupe. Flowers? White. Walls? Many assorted.
Do you recycle and incorporate found or used items in your creations? Sometimes.
What inspires you? Seeing other people's work.
What are your favorite bands? Florida Mountain Boys (I sleep with the guitarist).
What is your favorite movie? Something about Mary.
Are you self taught, did a family member teach you or did you take classes? Classes.
Do you ever get burnt out on creating things, hit a dry spot like writer's block? Yup.
Is there anyone famous who you think is too cool for school and you'd like to give them one of your pieces? Obama.
Any oddities about you that the reader may find amusing, an extra toe, can't stand anyone near your armpits, etc.? I love shrooms.
Where have you traveled or visited that made you feel a bit happier about Planet Earth? Dingle, Ireland.....actually anywhere in Ireland. Or Maine. I love spending summers in Maine.