Monday, January 24

meet a maker

if you've been following my little blog a while you may remember i used to regularly feature fellow makers. after a while of very intermittant blogging, i'm now pleased to re-introduce these features.

being the inquisitive little feltmaker that i am, i thought it might be interesting to hear about other maker's stories. if you would like to be featured, please leave me a comment and i'll get in touch with some questions for you.

so, grab a cuppa, put your feet up and lets meet sophie of trinket box.

How would you describe your work/style?
I would describe it as pretty and feminine with a bit of a vintage edge.Do you sell your work? If so, what helped you decide to start selling your work?
Yes. I'd been making jewellery for a few years and my friends/family kept saying that I should open a shop online or something, and I eventually caved!

Where can I buy your work? :)
My jewellery is also stocked at The Gift Gallery in York's Shambles.Do you have a website or blog address?
As well as my folksy shop, I also have a blog -

How did you learn your craft?
I'm mostly self-taught - books, magazines etc! But I have done an art clay silver workshop.

How long have you been creating?
On and off since I was about 8!Is there any other craft skill you would like to learn?
Fairly recently I did a silversmithing class, so would love to maybe do more of that, but I'd also really like to learn knitting! I tried it as a child, but could never 'pick it up', and it's something I've always wanted to learn how to do.

What do you do to relax?
Read, go to the cinema, shop[!], watch films, sleep :) The usual.Marmite … love it or hate it?
Love it.

What animal would you be, and why?
A cat! I just love cats, and all they do all day is eat and sleep. What do you wish you’d known when you first started out?
How difficult selling online is, and how much promotion you have to do!

What advice would you give to someone just starting out?
Promote, promote, promote! And don't expect sales straight away - it took me 6 months!thanks for taking the time to chat sophie, totally agree with you on being a cat - what a life? :)


trinket box said...

Once again, thank you for interviewing me! I look forward to reading your next ones :)

Hawthorn said...

Beautiful 'trinkets' an excellent interview - thank you :)

narkeymarkey said...

trinket box, you're more than welcome, thanks for taking part.

hawthorn, glad you enjoyed :)