What you sell and why?
I sell handcrafted jewellery. I decided on creating a unique, and affordable jewellery line because my style is ever-changing and with affordable pieces, this offers people the opportunity to own several pieces and switch things up daily.
When and how you got started?
I started my etsy shop in July 2013. I got started selling on etsy through my blog. I was looking up DIY projects for my blog and stumbled upon wire wrapped ring tutorials. After my first ring, I was hooked and knew that I wanted to share this passion with others.
How did you decide on your shop name?
My shop name is the same as my blog name, melanielaurene. I decided on using my own name for my shop because I want people to really know the face behind the brand.
Is there an item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
My favourite pieces to make are the initial and the zodiac necklaces. These are my favourite to make because I love that they are personalized to the individual. I plan on doing more of this in the future.
My favourite part about selling is coming up with new design ideas & shopping for supplies online! It really gets my creative juices flowing!
Do you have a day job?
I am a busy bee. I work in a fabulous home decor/novelty/jewellery shop here in yyc, and I serve at a restaurant.
I am really into knitting. I am currently working on my fall/winter collection for my shop which will include some fabulous knits.
Please provide 5 random facts about yourself to help the team get to know you better.
1) I was born at home, in my parents bedroom. (I was eager to enter the world!)
2) I learned to speak french and english at the same time growing up
3) My middle name Laurene, is just Lauren with an e added on the end to make it french
4) My favourite food of all time are fish tacos (drool)
5) I am a dreamer! You'll often find me day dreaming...