Vintage Indie would like to welcome Glitter and Grunge as our featured sponsor for April. If you haven't had a chance to head over to their site, please do so soon. I think you will love the unique approach to how they showcase artists. They are a juried site, to bring you an eclectic mix of all types of artists and mediums.
To find out more about Glitter and Grunge I'll be sharing a series of interview questions with the Glitter and Grunge team.
(Photos to left, Missy Ballance of Mohair Circus)
Vintage Indie - What was the inspiration for the Glitter and Grunge site?
Glitter and Grunge - Selling on line can be a challenge today - especially if you are new to the web and don't have a reputation. It can be hard for people to find your work, but Glitter and Grunge offers artists and crafters the opportunity to be a part of an established site and therefore make the web just a little bit smaller. The inspiration was basically to build a place where indie crafters and designers could sell together, and then bank on each other's reputations. So the idea was to gather a fabulous group of crafters, and have them featured together. Also, with links to each individual's sites, etsy shops, blogs, etc... it's great for networking!
(Artwork Left, Exclusive Art Piece for Glitter and Grunge by, Annie Bee's Folk Art by Annie Belcher)
Vintage Indie - What makes your site different from the rest of the indie artists type online stores?
Glitter and Grunge - Glitter and Grunge artists have to produce original works and not use patterns produced by others. We strive to provide a good variety of craft and ask each artist to create an exclusive piece for us each month. Because the exclusive pieces can only be found at Glitter and Grunge, customers are excited to see the new items each month. This keeps the creativity flowing for the crafters, and keeps the buyers interested and coming back!
(Photo Left, Artist List at Glitter and Grunge)
Vintage Indie - I love how each artist has it's own "web page" within Glitter and Grunge, can you explain a little more about this concept?
I'll be back with more from Glitter and Grunge later in the month, with a special announcement!