Kellie, What Do You Make?
I make button jewellery. This includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches and earrings. I use plastic buttons and like my pieces to stand out.
How Long Have You Been Creating?
I have always been a creative type of person and have been mainly making jewellery for the past 6 years.
How Did You Come Across These Materials/Style of Crafting?
I had just gotten into beading and was looking for something in my sewing box when I came across a packet of bright buttons. I had had these buttons for ages and when I found them I thought “I wonder if I could make a necklace from these?” That is how my button jewellery all began.
Who or What Inspires Your Work?
I am inspired by colours, I love to mix and match. Anything that is bright and eye catching works for me. I love so many jewellery designers who work with plastics, resins and up-cycled materials. Liana Kabel, a fellow Brisbane designer is a favourite she uses tupperware and knitting needles to create jewellery. Also American Margaux Lange who uses recycled Barbie doll body parts in her jewellery.
Is this Your Full Time Job or Hobby? What Do You Do with the Rest of Your Time?
I am a Mum, I have two small boys. One is 2yrs and the other is 4 months. I am lucky enough to be able to stay at home with them and not have to work but the kids are my full time job. I would say that jewellery is my hobby for the moment but I am working on turning it in to more. I would love it to be my full time job!
What is Your Creative Space Like?
My creative space is usually a complete mess. My handy Dad converted the garage into a room for us and added aircon. This space has become my studio and hubby’s computer room all in one.
Where Have You Been Most Successful Selling?
I sell my jewellery through some great stores in Queensland and New South Wales, (they are listed on my blog). The majority of sales are through these stores and I have recently started participating in markets, which have been going well so far.
Do You Have Any Advice for Fellow Sellers Trying to Get More Sales?
Don’t be afraid to say “HI, This is what I make, would you be interested in stocking it?” The worst they will say is no and there are plenty of other places out there that will say yes.
Are there Other Blogs or Sellers that You Love?
Do You Have a Special Offer for Blog Readers?
Free postage for blog readers please add a message to seller on checkout and include “noogalcreations” to receive discount. Valid in both of my online stores.
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