It is our pleasure to introduce Janine Dudley of BettysRubble as this week's Featured Artist. Janine designs jewelry and magnets from her home in California.
I am originally from Utah but have lived in So Cal for almost 13 years now. My husband and I have a yours, mine and ours family of 5 kids, ages 26 to 15. I love creating, watching old movies, estate sales and chocolate!
|Pink Leaf Pendant|
Crafts and sewing have been a love of mine since I was young. I get it from my mom, who is much more of a seamstress than I, but she and my two sisters and I, all love to create in different ways.
I tried selling my crafts on and off again through the years but it wasn't easy with a young family. At one point I decided to just give it up, but a few years ago, I was asked to help with a "Craft day" for a women's group at my church. Bam! The craft juices started flowing again! I started creating for family and gifts but I was making more than I could give away, so, I had to look into selling again, and after some searching, I found Etsy!
How did you choose your shop name?
My shop name, well, I gained a nick name of "Betty" because people have told me I laugh like Betty Rubble from the Flintstones. So, as I was initially creating with beads, I picked the name "Betty's Beads", but as I incorporated other crafts I decided I needed something that said more than just beads. Finally it dawned on me, by just changing Betty Rubble to Betty's "Rubble" it was perfect!
What does a typical day look like for you?
It's hard to say what a typical day for me is. I'm a stay at home mom and my kids are older, so I'm quite flexible with my schedule. Some days are gung-ho craft days (especially if a craft boutique is coming up), other days I may be watching old movies and playing Candy Crush!! I'm always surrounded by my craft/supplies though so even when I'm watching movies, I'm usually working on something or I'm on Etsy working on my shop, making treasuries or participating in team events.
If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?
There are a few places in the world I'd like to see someday, but really, anywhere that I could spend time with good friends or family.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.