Interview With Joey Leung Of Qift Etsy Shop
About Joey Wing-Yee Leung, the Jewelry Designer
professional experiences in jewelry design.
Specializes in both precious gemstone and fashion jewelry design.
Have participated in international jewlery trade fairs in Basel, Milan, Munich, Las Vegas, Dubai, Tokyo and Hong Kong etc.
Love to explore with materials and colour contrast. Eager to spread happiness to people through my design.
Etsy Shop: Qift Design
All answers are copyright of Joey Leung.
1. How did you get interested in cats? How old were you when you had your first kitty?
it’s hard to tell why i love cats, not just because their beautiful eyes, furry hair, elegant posture or character of loving clean. it’s all about FEELING! i think it is nature born. my first cat Mic is 19 years old now who i brought him home when i was 17 >.< OMG what’s a beauty 17!!! and now i am…….ummmmm -______-”
2. How did you discover Etsy? Did you consider other ways to sell your products?
Esty is great and famous enough that you can’t miss in looking for really nice handcraft selling website.
3. Do you sell your products in a local store in your area?
yup, i m doing both online, retails and wholesales. and i join design weeks and exhibition for more exposture of my products.
ya, luckily i can sell on and off in Etsy and meeting some nice customers. thanks a lot for their purchasing indeed.
the power of blogger and nice website does great! ya, many thanks to Moderncat.net and some other bloggers featured me. it did help more traffic in browsing and placing order on my Etsy. it’s so lovely~ 😀
5. Do your customers ever give you new ideas for products?
yes, most r requesting for custom made rings with silhouette of their own cats and dogs! and some suggested me using my idea to making tags for pets as well.
6. Have you thought of featuring a Ragdoll cat is some way? (Had to ask.)
well, my work for cats is mainly based on silhouette of different cats’ posture instead of breed. and it is a good question for me to think about should i develop lines related on breeds. hohohoo
7. Are you a one wo/man show?
yes~ a one woman show LOL
8. Do you have a blog?
9. Do you do custom ordering? Can someone return it if they don’t care for it?
yes, i do. up till this moment, i haven’t got any return~ thank god!
10. Can you share a story with us behind any of your products that you especially enjoyed working on? Maybe because of the story behind the kitty?
GODTAC- dog and cat series is my favour collection among all.
the reason is sooooooooo simple and easy to get it….all because i love them~ and i put my pets’ names in this collection!
like mimi, bibi is my beloved cats living in heaven now, jiji is my good gal- chihuahua ;P and vivi, fifi are adopted from a closing down breeding factory with extreme poor environment >.<
so how can’t i say i don’t enjoy my work with all my beloved ones?!
and……i have 3 new born kittens who are just 1 month old!!!!! they are babies of fifi papa and vivi mom~~~
that’s why i am sooooooooo busy in taking care all of them~