Today we chat with Sam from Puddleducks Handmade Jewellery.
Sam can you tell us a bit about where are you from and where do you live?
I was born in the UK and migrated to Tasmania in the early 1970's and have lived in Launceston since then ·
How did you come up with the name for your business?
The Puddleducks Handmade name came about because I was making silicone teething necklaces and with the ACCC rulings regarding teething necklaces I started changing my range and fine tuning what I make ·
What are your passions and interests?
I run a monthly market in Trevallyn and my passion apart from creating is offering all makers a platform to showcase their beautiful creations ·
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your product?
I am a mum of 2 girls - an 18 year old and a 9 year old - I designed hand painted wooden jewellery pieces and polymer clay jewellery pieces ·
How long have you been an Etsy seller?
About 2 years ·
What inspired you to begin creating?
Home / life balance and being able to work around my girls ·
Sam can you give us a brief idea of your creative process?
I individually hand paint wooden beads and the polymer beads are hand mixed and hand rolled ·
Where do you want to see your business in the future?
I would love to sell more online and have a good online presence and possibly wholesale my creations to shops ·
What do you like about being an Etsy seller?
The ease of using the site ·
Where do you work on your pieces?
At my kitchen bench so I can still be part of what is going in in the world
Where can you be found?
I do a lot of markets in the North of Tasmania and I am on Instagram and Facebook. I also do pop up shops when I can
Thanks so much for chatting with us today Sam.
We are local creatives who want to share the amazing creations of our Tasmanian Artisans with our local community.