An Interview with SassyBelleWares (Team Captain thru 2011)

How’d you get started on Etsy?
I read about it in the NY Daily News and loved it the minute I went to the site. I was a champion buyer for about a year and then decided to try as a seller.
What was your inspiration for your shop?
Mostly seeing something I like and thinking “What could I do with that to make it wearable?!” My cocktail monkey necklaces are the perfect example of that. I love CM and wanted a way to always have him with me!
What’s your favorite shop item and why?
Right now, my flapper rings because I am obsessed with the HBO show Boardwalk Empire!
What pushes you to want to create something?
Having an idea and wanting to see if it will work out.
What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?
Hong Kong Phooey was my fave cartoon and I would absolutely stop and watch. I have actually searched for it recently and I recently bought this cute Phooey scrabble tile pendant on Etsy:
List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
Broadway shows
Any chance to go into NYC to do anything
Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place?
Adriana Trigiani…when you read her books you feel like you are right there with the characters. I use a proper bookmark…they are one of the things I think you can never have enough of!
If money was no object and you can live wherever you want….where would that be?
NYC and upstate NY. I absolutely love NYC and would love to live there. Hubby would love to live on a huge hunk of land. So, if money was not an issue I would love to have both so we could go back and forth. Also, a big hunk of land would allow me to rescue homeless animals and give them a place to live!
What’s your fantasy job?
Being a Broadway star…specifically musicals. And, no, I cannot sing or dance!
Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?
Watching Jersey Shore but it is not something I hide so I guess it is just a guilty pleasure!
How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
Reading and watching the gazillion tv shows that I DVR!
What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?
Cupcakes are one of my obsessions and I have NEVER met a cupcake I didn’t like. My faves are vanilla vanilla from Billy’s bakery in NYC and coconut from Crumbs.
What is your best childhood memory?
My best childhood memory is growing up surrounded by a huge loving family and true friends. No matter what the occasion, fun, happy, serious, or sad there was always a gazillion people my parents, my brother, and I could count on to be there without having to ask.
You can find Captain Sassy in either one of her Etsy Shops: SassyBelleWares and SassyBelleButtons. She has a blog and is on Facebook, too.
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  1. Yay Sassy! 🙂 Cheers to other non-teenaged Jersey Shore fans!


  2. Sassy your so cool! I'd love to see you in a musical!


  3. Pinky, I just can't turn away when Snooki and crew are on!Denise, it is better for the world if I remain in the audience…I can be on stage in my dreams!



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