The 2nd shop of the month is run by the dynamic duo John & Rebecca. Thanks to the owners of the shop Seventy1Percent, for sharing their two cents. Be sure to check out their Twitter, Facebook, and website!
When did you know you wanted to create and sell handmade items? I lost my job. Rebecca told me to "Seas the Day" and go for it. I had always had a dream to create my own tees. She told me to use this negative and turn it into a positive.
Where does your inspiration come from? The initial inspiration was a love for the ocean and its beauty. We are also inspired by other water related activities, sea life, and our customers.
What’s the most memorable custom item you’ve created? A super cool tee customized for a rock band.
Besides creating things, what do you do? We are a husband and wife team who love to surf, bike, do yoga, and enjoy life.
What is the most important advice anyone has given you? My mom said not to be scared. She said it was F.E.A.R. "False Evidence Appearing Real."
What is the most important advice you'd like to give to other Etsy sellers? Go for it with your full heart! Create and be proud of what you do. If you fall, get back up and keep moving.