Sunday, July 11, 2010

Meet Wanitta Ranson of It's My Thing! Designs

Please meet Wanitta Ranson, owner of It's My Thing! Designs on Zibbet. Wanitta lives in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

Describe your “style” and how it sets you apart from your competition. The best word to describe my style would be eclectic. My love of art, ancient textiles, and period fashion has always had a great influence on my creativity but quite often it's the whimsical side of my personality that shows through when designing.

What is the “story” behind your shop name? Another passion of mine is music. One day, I was straining my brain trying to think of a fun, catchy name for my business. Then the song "It's Your Thing (Do what you wanna do now)" popped into my head. It was perfect! Designing and creating was my thing and was exactly what I wanted to do. That was the moment It's My Thing! Designs was born.

My logo has a story behind it as well. I love to draw using mostly black ink. Several years ago I drew what is now my logo and she is called Honeysuckle Fairy. She was drawn with black ink but for fun I scanned her into my computer and played around with different colors. I used the olive and maroon version for my shop banner. The purple and olive version is on everything else. Never under estimate the power of branding. If you have a simple yet unique logo, or avatar, and you plaster it everywhere eventually people will think "I know I've seen that somewhere before" thus sparking more interest from potential customers.

What is your favorite item in our shop at the moment? One of my favorite items that I have listed in my shop right now is a pair of earrings I made a few weeks ago. They are called "Factory Girl Edie in Red" and are one-of-a-kind like their namesake. The design was inspired by black and white photos I had been looking at of glamour girl socialite Edie Sedgwick. So tragic but she sure had style!

What is your favorite Zibbet shop? There are several shops that I love but if I can only choose one as my favorite it would have to be Black Heart Jewellery. Her shop appearance is very chique and elegant and makes you feel like you’re entering an exclusive boutique. One of my favorite items from Black Heart Jewellery's shop is called Mara Bracelet.

How long have you been a Zibbeter? Since February 10, 2010

As a seller, what do you like best about Zibbet? I think everyone should have a Premium Account. When I first joined I had a basic account but it only took about 20 minutes to decide that the upgrade to Premium was in order. There are a lot of features that make selling on Zibbet unique. One is the ease of listing and I especially love the Copy Listing feature. Editing is also a breeze. I recently had a sale and was thrilled with how quick and easy it was to set up. There are many other wonderful things about selling on Zibbet but this final one is what really sets them apart from many other on-line selling sites. Customer service! Whenever I have had a question I have always received a helpful answer in an unexpectedly timely manner. This alone should make others feel confident that Zibbet is where they want to sell their treasures. If I sound like I am a huge fan of Zibbet then you would be right!

As a buyer, what do you like best about Zibbet? As a potential customer entering the world of Zibbet I would have to say my favorite feature is the showroom. I love spending time refreshing my way through pages of items to see what catches my eye.

What else would you like the world to know about you and your Zibbet shop? Designing is my passion! Whether it is a new pair of earrings or a cross stitch chart I love the satisfaction I get from creating something new. Much of what I create is influenced by my interests in ancient textiles, fashion and art. I have been designing cross stitch charts for over 20 years and they reflect hints of such cultures as the Celts, Incas and Egyptians. My jewelry designs range in style from Victorian Gothic, Art Deco and Art Nouveau to Modern Elegance, Rock Chic and the just plain fun. I have been designing jewelry since the fall of 2006 and have sold pieces all over the world. Over the last few years I have added many other creations such as wine glass charms, zipper pulls and fingerless gloves. Designing and creating ~ it's my thing and I love it!

You can connect with Wanitta through her blog, Facebook and Twitter.

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PetitPoulailler said...

Hi, Vicki ~
I nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award ~ You can find out more here. Congrats! xo Karen

It's My Thing! Designs said...

Hi Vicki,

Thanks so much for featuring me on your blog. I really appreciate all your support that you have given me since meeting you 4 short months ago. You really rock!

Wanitta :D

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