Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"E-tailer Spotlight" ~ Candles and Woodcrafts

This week I would like to introduce you to a very special e-tailer. She is my friend and a partner in Snowberry Creek. This is one very talented lady (I might be a little prejudiced – but not really). If you need something made from a piece of wood, then you need her expertise. She is not limited to this avenue, she possesses many talents. She is a soaper, a website builder, banner maker and well-rounded crafter. At one time, Julie made candles, wax embeds and decorative items. While she still makes these, they are not her main focus.

Julie is offering a handcrafted wooden soap dish with a bar of her wonderful cold process soap for the drawing to be held on Tues. Oct. 7. Visit Julie's website www.candlesandwoodcrafts.com and return here - leave your comments on her products on this blog to be entered into the drawing. Good luck!

Tell me a little about yourself and/or your business.

My name is Julie and I own wood workshop where I design and create original wooden soap molds and displays along with decorative items, candle holders and cold process soap. I build websites and design and create banners, business cards, etc.

How or why did you start your business?

I started my business to stay home with my children and earn money at the same time. I started out making Christmas yard decorations 16 years ago. My business has evolved from this and has undergone many changes along the way.

What kind of products do you carry or make?

All my products are handcrafted in my shop. Some of the items offered are: wooden soap molds – several varieties-standard, pegged, hinged, hinged and pegged combo and coming soon a totally collapsible mold. You may choose loaf/log, slab, or multi-cell molds – double, triple or quad in any of the varieties offered.

What’s your favorite product to make or create?

Wooden Soap Molds are my favorite item to design and make because I love making soap.

Do you have a storefront, sell strictly on-line or both?

I sell strictly online.

Website and email address.


Do you have more than one website?

Yes, I have more than one website. I am a partner in Snowberry Creek Sample Boxes. My website offering cold process soaps will be coming soon at www.snowberrycreeksoaps.com.

Do you work at another job?

No, I don’t have time for another job. I stay very busy in my shop and building & maintaining websites for myself and others.

Do you have a favorite quote or saying?

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain

What advice would you offer to someone starting their own business?

Never give up ‘cause it’s not going to happen overnight.


The Crazy, Crafty Chick said...

Julie is very talented! I've bought a nice wooded soap mold from her as well as these cool mini wooden crates. I use them to package my cookie soaps.

Snowberry Creek said...

Thank you "the crazy, crafty chic" for taking time to let others know that Julie is talented and has great products! You will be entered into the drawing. I visited your website. You have some very nice products.

A Woman with Scents said...

Julie makes THE BEST soap molds! They're all I've used since I started making soap!

Snowberry Creek said...

Thanks "a woman with scents" for comments on Julie's soap molds. That says a lot about them and how pleased you have been with them. You make great looking soap!

priiacosmetics said...

Wow! There are soooo many display and Julie's talents are quite apparent! I need to contact her about some custom displays! ;-)

Snowberry Creek said...

Julie makes a tremdous amount of custom displays. They may not all be listed on her site. She is always happy to work with a customer on a custom display. If you need something ~ just ask. She's very friendly and personable.

The Muse said...

I adore her items as I love wood :)
At the present time I am looking at various ways to actually make my prose come to life...so I would have have to choose the shapes...they "wood" (lol) be great to use for my parchment overlays with prose printed on them.
Secondly yes, the displays...!!!

Lady Lynn's Boutique said...

I just visited your website and after I leave this post I am headed back there. I love it! Very talented Julie. I love your display boxes and headed to decide which ones I can use myself and buy for gifts too.

Delightfully Wed's Weblog said...

Muse ~ I "wood" love to see your prose come to life. What a "delightful" lol idea!

Lady Lynn ~ thank for visiting our sites. I'm glad you found items you can use from "our" talented Julie!

Thanks ladies for taking time to leave your comments.

Liz said...

What amazing lady. How she makes the wooden soap crates and to hold the lip balm is wonderful. I am impressed with such talent

White Iris Designs said...

I not very well versed in the art of soap making, but I can see that she has quite a talent that is very beneficial to those who do make soap.
Love to see the gifts & talents of our iEmporium ladies!

Lisa Connor said...

Julie, as a fellow crafts person, you do AWESOME work! Lisa from ieporium