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We chat with the free spirited creative mind behind One Dame’s Frames to learn how she brings her unique, embellished and custom projects to life.

090715SPOTLIGHTCincy Chic: What is One Dame’s Frames?
Betty Hancock, Owner of One Dame’s Frames: One Dame’s Frames is my brainchild. It is an avenue for providing framed and embellished, one-of-a-kind, unique and custom prints for sale.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind your business?
Hancock: The inspiration behind One Dame’s Frames actually came about many years ago. Since childhood, I have always been interested in crafts and art projects. Whether it be Play-Doh, paint by number, loop potholders, basic embroidery, ceramics and so on. Fast forward many years, now grown up, I always dreamed of owning my own business and being my own boss so I could do my own thing. I’m quite a free spirit and you can’t cage a wild bird forever. To have the chance to have a craft business, small as it may be for now, is more than I could have ever imagined. In this few short months, it has become a dream come true!

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind One Dame’s Frames?
Hancock: I’m the One Dame behind the frames. All of the work is done by me in my basement. Taking pictures, cropping, preparing for the website and posting is handled by my sidekick and technology guru Sarah Dashley, “the shop manager.”

090715SPOTLIGHT2Cincy Chic: When did you launch the business?
Hancock: One Dame’s Frames officially launched on Etsy in April 2015; however it has been in the making for the last three years.

Cincy Chic: Can you give us price points for your items?
Hancock: There is a wide range of prices for the framed prints, anywhere from $5 to $75 for some large framed sets. Also, for people in the Cincinnati area, we do provide free pickup or delivery to save on the shipping charges. We just ask that you contact us before placing the order so we can remove the shipping from the item.

Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy most about running One Dame’s Frames?
Hancock: The best part of running One Dame’s Frames is being able to do what I love, crafting. Being able to create and produce fun and inspirational pieces from home has allowed me to remain accessible to my elderly parents who now live with me. Another plus about starting this company is it has allowed me to spend quality time with my good friend Sarah. My mother loves the entertainment that comes from Sarah and I “working.”

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for your business?
Hancock: We are constantly trying new things. We have a few shows and vendor events coming up this fall to be able to showcase and sell prints in person. As for the prints themselves we are working on a couple new lines of styles—always keeping it fresh.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Hancock: To learn more about One Dame’s Frames and to see the products, you can visit us on Facebook. We’re also on Etsy and you can find us on our website at www.onedamesframes.com.

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