Below are some questions that I am asked frequently— I try my very best to keep this page updated, so thank you for your patience. You can always email me if you have a question which is not in this list. I have organized questions by category so that it is easy for you to read.
Where can I buy the jewelry that you make?
At this time, my product is only available in my online shop (coming soon). Feel free to contact me with questions if you are a retailer looking to place a wholesale order.
Do you make all your products on your own or do you have help?
I am proud to say that each item in my shop is handmade by me! I create, I market and I sell all my own products. However, I have such super duper talented and kind friends who buy my beads on their travels, help me get packaging materials and also logo design and branding.
Where do you make your Jewelry?
Everything is handmade by me in my home studio which is in Chennai, India.
When and where did you learn how to make jewelry?
I am a technical writer by profession so I have time only on weekends to do stuff…I watched some YouTube videos on jewelry making- went out with my best friend to Tnagar, bought some beads and I made some earrings and took them to my office to show my friends. Then my boss (a lady) saw it and called the other ladies to see! Before I knew it – they wanted to buy all my jewelry for themselves and for their daughters. I hadn’t expected that and I hadn’t thought about pricing at all So I named prices just like that- all my earrings sold out and I had more orders. Soon my friends started asking me for jewelry to match their new dresses. That is how it all began
What materials and tools do you use to make your jewelry?
I use beads of all kinds – metal, ceramic, plastic, glass and shells in my jewelry. I also use copper and silver wire and some other jewelry stuff like head pins, eye pins, earring hooks, clasps, gear wire, jump rings and small spacer beads.
I have two flat nosed jewelry pliers, a couple of round- nosed pliers (my best investment in my business so far!) and a wire cutter.
Where do you buy your beads and jewelry supplies?
I do not want to disclose specific information about my bead and supply sources- but, you are most welcome to check out my Resources page where I have a huge list of craft supply shops in Chennai and online craft supply blogs from India.
I’m flattered that you asked, and thanks in advance for understanding that I can’t share specifics!
I want to be featured and sponsor a handmade products or craft supplies giveaway on your blog. How can I do that?
If you’d like me to consider your blog/ shop to sponsor a giveaway on Craftzy, please write to me at email@example.com. The deal is that I will write a post about you and your blog, shop or craft business and another post about the giveaway. I will link back to your blog in each post.
Note: Please remember that giveaway items must be worth a minimum of 500 Rs to be considered here.
About Me Questions:
What did you study in college? Do you have a fancy degree?
I went to college – twice I actually have a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics and a Master’s Degree in Communication!
Who are some of your favorite handmade designers/ Indian design brands in India?
I love Chumbak, Happily Unmarried, Mood Swings by Benaazir and Kalalayaa. This list keeps changing so….
What other things do you like to do other than making jewelry?
Get ready for a big list I like to read, blog, make paper boxes, write, take photographs, watch movies, talk on the phone, shop for shoes and bags, sew, embroider, cross-stitch, do paper quilling, encourage other crafters to start shops and blogs, tweet, eat, bake and of course sleep.
How old are you?
Do I need to answer this question? Err…I am 24… no um..s I’m 25 no err… 26. Okay next question 😉
Do you have a pet?
Yes I do I have a cute mongrel doggie named Gullu that my dad got me from our vegetable shop! Sounds crazy but it’s true – I’ll explain sometime 😉
When and where did you learn how to sew?
I know how to sew by hand and embroider from childhood – my mom and grandmom taught me. But I learnt to use a sewing machine only in 2005 during my undergraduate college program in my Textile Studies semester.
What sewing machine do you use?
I have two sewing machines, one foot powered Singer Fashion Maker (bought in 2004 I think) and one older Singer (my grand mother’s)
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