BarbziesCustomArts

BarbziesCustomArts---Handpainted Personalized Ornaments

Warsaw, Indiana 1779 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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BarbziesCustomArts

BarbziesCustomArts---Handpainted Personalized Ornaments

Warsaw, Indiana | 1779 Sales

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Note from shop owner YES, MY SHOP IS STILL ON "VACATION MODE," DUE TO OUR EXTENSIVE HOME REMODELING PROJECT THAT WENT ON AND ON AND ON... I PLAN ON RETURNING TO ETSY IN THE SPRING OF 2020. I SO APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AS I GET MY DUCKS IN A ROW HERE AT HOME, AND COME BACK TO ETSY IN 2020, READY FOR A FRESH START. MAY YOU HAVE A LOVELY AUTUMN, A HAPPY HALLOWEEN, A THANKSGIVING FULL OF GRATITUDE, AND A LOVELY CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH THOSE YOU LOVE. SINCERELY, BARBZIE

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 20, 2019

YES, MY SHOP IS STILL ON "VACATION MODE," DUE TO OUR EXTENSIVE HOME REMODELING PROJECT THAT WENT ON AND ON AND ON... I PLAN ON RETURNING TO ETSY IN THE SPRING OF 2020. I SO APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AS I GET MY DUCKS IN A ROW HERE AT HOME, AND COME BACK TO ETSY IN 2020, READY FOR A FRESH START. MAY YOU HAVE A LOVELY AUTUMN, A HAPPY HALLOWEEN, A THANKSGIVING FULL OF GRATITUDE, AND A LOVELY CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH THOSE YOU LOVE. SINCERELY, BARBZIE

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About BarbziesCustomArts

Sales 1,779
On Etsy since 2007

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.

Shop members

  • 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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Last updated on February 4, 2011

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