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.

 Janine has graciously offered to giveaway a set of button magnets, similar to the one shown below (winner's choice!).  To be entered to win, please comment on this blog post with your favorite item from BettysRubbleThe winner will be announced on the next Wednesday's Featured Artist post.

vintage button magnets from BettysRubble
Introduction to you:
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 Pearl Leaf Pendant handmade by BettysRubble
Pink Leaf Pendant
How did you get your start on Etsy?
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!

turquoise bracelet vintage buttons by Betty's Rubble

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!
vintage buttons upcycled magnets by Betty's Rubble

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.
olive green pendant necklace by BettysRubble

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.
red white and blue button bracelet by BettysRubble

What is your favorite Bible verse?
Joshua 1:9
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.

Comments (6)

On June 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM , bananaorangeapple said...

Great interview, I love the Flintstones! I'm going to check out the shop

On June 18, 2014 at 7:57 PM , Mechelle said...

Thanks for sharing this shop! She has very nice jewelry.

On June 18, 2014 at 9:20 PM , KarenW said...

Love your shop! I don't think I can choose just one favorite. I love the patriotic bracelet and all the magnets!

On June 19, 2014 at 12:03 PM , sammysgrammy said...

Great shop and perfect shop name. I make button bracelets too so I know how fiddley that can be - attaching jump rings onto all those buttons.

On June 21, 2014 at 10:18 AM , Linda said...

What a great shop! I love buttons especially, my favorite is the Vintage Button Charm Bracelet in White and Shades of Teal.

On June 23, 2014 at 3:02 PM , The REAL EverSewSweet said...

Great interview. I love this bracelet - pink and green are my favorite colors.