Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Meet the member - ElectricPenguin

Please introduce yourself. Who are you, where do you live?

Pam Hurst Hill, and I live in the western suburbs of Philadelphia PA
How would you describe your work / style?

Eclectic and natural. I'm not a sparkly kind of girl!! I try to create things that are not the same old, same old. Like this piece:

Who, or what, inspires you?

New beads will do it for me every time!! Also nature, other sellers, magazines, or a really cool beer label like in these:

What made you decide to start selling your work?

I had created more items than I could ever wear in many years! Everyone told me I should try selling the designs, so I did.

Do you have a website or blog address?

Not yet!

How did you learn your craft? How long have you been creating?

I started the way many people have – no one sold what I wanted to wear! I’ve always been the crafty type, as in I can paint/modify/improve that. Drives my family crazy!! So when the necklace I was looking for didn’t exist, I headed off to the craft store, bought the supplies and made it myself. One necklace led to two, then some simple earrings, stretchy bracelets, how-to websites, jewelry design books, etc., etc., etc. I've been on Etsy about 9 months now with 108 sales to date!

Is there any other craft skill you would like to learn?

Photography! I'm a wanna-be photographer, without a good camera or much training.

Anything exciting planned that you’d like to share?

I have some new pieces coming out that use Krobo beads and recycled glass beads from Ghana. I love them! These two are listed so far:

Have you had any work featured in magazines/books/galleries?

No, but that's a dream of mine.

Has your work won any prizes/competitions?

No here too.

If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be………

Crazy from no expression of my creativity? Or out in my garden, singing and moving plants around. Maybe that is crazy.

Describe your perfect day.

Hmmmm... I have two! At home, it would be not going to my day job, sleeping in, then waking up to several sales. Then I'd pack the sales up, create some new pieces, walk the dogs, garden, and spend time with my husband. The other perfect day would be sitting on the beach in Jamaica, reading a book.

Describe your proudest moment.

I'd have to say that would be marrying my husband. We'd dated years ago in college but broke up after graduation because we were too young and stupid to keep it going. We stayed in touch over the years as friends, even marrying other people. Our marriages broke up about the same time, and not long after that things between us changed. We've been married almost 4 years now!

What do you do to relax?

Garden, create, walk, listen to music

What animal would you like to be, and why?

A dog - so I can sleep all day, wander around the yard, bark at a few squirrels, get belly rubs, and generally have no cares in the world.

What’s your weakness?

I'm way too nice and believe everyone else is just like me!


  1. I really enjoy reading about the other members of the team. It's funny how a common thread can bring so many different people together.
    Now if we could only find one for the rest of the world everything would be perfect.

  2. Oh, I like this blog! varied and interesting

  3. Nice to meet you Pam! You make beautiful things!

  4. Lovely interview Pam. Your items are really unusual and interesting!

  5. Great to meet you Pam!! Sitting on the beach w/ a book would be a perfect day for me too!

  6. Hi Pam,
    Very Nice to meet you! Beautiful items that you have created.
    I too Love to wake up to many sales. (That just puts a nice smile on my face).

  7. Hi Pam! You're from my neck of the woods (sort of-an hour north of Philly)! I loved reading about you. Nice meeting you!

  8. Hi Pam, nice to meet you. I'd love to be a dog to! My dog has a great life. If only i could come back as a dog and have an owner as nice as me. Tracey Jane.


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