BarbziesCustomArts

BarbziesCustomArts---Handpainted Personalized Ornaments

Indiana, United States · 1523 Sales

BarbziesCustomArts

BarbziesCustomArts---Handpainted Personalized Ornaments

Indiana, United States 1523 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   WELCOME TO MY SHOP, FULL OF CUSTOMIZED, PERSONALIZED PRETTIES!

I'm Barb Zielinski Bussell (Barbzie), a former art teacher for fourteen years. My specialty isn't specifically in painting, or pottery....my specialty is in MAKING ART PERSONAL and CUSTOMIZED, especially my line of original handpainted personalized ornaments. I get such enjoyment out of finding a creative and lovely solution to someone's quest to find the perfect special gift for that very special person or momentous occasion in life.

Because my handpainted personalized ornaments and all of my pieces are one-of-a-kind and custom, I don't start a piece until it's ordered. My artwork is all tediously and lovingly hand-drawn and hand-painted. No computer images, no decals...very low-tech and old-fashioned. My hands to your heart.

Contact me with any idea you may have that I may be able to create something special for you. I've designed wedding announcements, personal Christmas cards, logos---lots of different kinds of artwork, and I'm adding more original designs to my line of handpainted personalized ornaments all of the time, as I get suggestions from customers.

I will e-mail you images of the piece of art as I work on it, so that you will be able to watch the artwork as it's created! Most of my pieces take two to three weeks from the time you place the order until you receive the artwork.

Thanks for visiting my shop, and please keep me in mind for any type of custom art for future occasions and events. And Shop Barbzie's---making creative magic happen!

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2016

WELCOME TO MY SHOP, FULL OF CUSTOMIZED, PERSONALIZED PRETTIES!

I'm Barb Zielinski Bussell (Barbzie), a former art teacher for fourteen years. My specialty isn't specifically in painting, or pottery....my specialty is in MAKING ART PERSONAL and CUSTOMIZED, especially my line of original handpainted personalized ornaments. I get such enjoyment out of finding a creative and lovely solution to someone's quest to find the perfect special gift for that very special person or momentous occasion in life.

Because my handpainted personalized ornaments and all of my pieces are one-of-a-kind and custom, I don't start a piece until it's ordered. My artwork is all tediously and lovingly hand-drawn and hand-painted. No computer images, no decals...very low-tech and old-fashioned. My hands to your heart.

Contact me with any idea you may have that I may be able to create something special for you. I've designed wedding announcements, personal Christmas cards, logos---lots of different kinds of artwork, and I'm adding more original designs to my line of handpainted personalized ornaments all of the time, as I get suggestions from customers.

I will e-mail you images of the piece of art as I work on it, so that you will be able to watch the artwork as it's created! Most of my pieces take two to three weeks from the time you place the order until you receive the artwork.

Thanks for visiting my shop, and please keep me in mind for any type of custom art for future occasions and events. And Shop Barbzie's---making creative magic happen!

Barb Bussell

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Etsy has given my dream the perfect place to come true.

I have always loved creating the perfect personalized gifts for friends and family. Having a fertile imagination, thinking outside the box, and being gifted in art made it easy to come up with wonderful, handmade, personal creations, and they were always well received, appreciated, and treasured. My problem was that my made-to-order creations were difficult to promote in brick and mortar stores, since I really had no inventory to display....everything was thought through and created on an individual basis, to the exact specifications and requests of the customer. Plus, my ability to tweak a creation in any way, to make it even more specialized was something that most people just didn't fathom.

I'd never heard of Etsy.com when I came to the website in 2007, to purchase an item that a friend had listed. I loved the site, and was so happy to see a community of artists from around the world, selling their creations in such a novel way. Why then, did it take me six months to realize that Etsy was the perfect place for a lovable oddity as myself, someone who loved doing the unusual, one-of-a-kind, customized artwork that really can't be marketed in the traditional way? Somehow, a lightbulb finally went off, and I realized that with Etsy, I had a home, and a place to offer the lovely keepsakes that I love to make...the more personalized, the better. I set up an Etsy shop in May of 2007, and my business has grown steadily. I hadn't realized until October of 2012, that my sales actually tripled from the year before, without me really promoting it in any additional way. People were just finding me, and spreading the word. I was dumbfounded, and amazed, and totally thrilled at finding this out.

I hadn't been willing to do much self-promotion, since right after I started my Etsy shop, our baby granddaughter came to live with us, and I became, in my mid-fifties, a full-time, in-house Grammie, and that became my top priority. Promoting my shop wasn't even close to what I was interested in doing. Last year, when sales went through the roof, I was scared, but thrilled, knowing that this year, with my granddaughter starting full-day kindergarten, I'd have my days free to create, and that has made me smile all year long. I can't wait to create more beautiful things, to get more personalized ideas, and to take any custom order that comes along. Life is sweet, God is good, and I'm ready to cherish it all.

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  • Barb Zielinski Bussell (Barbzie)

    Owner

    I'm a creative spirit, an imaginer, a dreamer. I loved being an art teacher for fifteen years, from first grade through highschool. I've always loved creating personalized gifts for friends and family, and now can do it for others, on Etsy!

  • Barb Zielinski Bussell..."Barbzie"

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Imaginer, Creative Spirit

    I've always loved creating personalized, customized, one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends, through the years when I was an art teacher, and a stay-at-home-mom. My kids are grown now, and I'm able, on Etsy, to offer my unique Keepsake gifts.

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