Thursday, December 15, 2011

FEATURED SELLER: Kaila Jewellery - Katarzyna Blachowicz

Katarzyna Blachowicz is the person behind Kaila Jewellery - a store featuring handmade, designer jewelry made out of sterling silver with semi-precious stones. 

Tell us bit about yourself


My name is Katarzyna Blachowicz. I live in London but originally I come from Czestochowa, a beautiful city in Poland. I am a jewelry designer / maker and I work from my London studio. I am also a mum of a seven year old girl Kelly.


What first made you want to become an artist?


As long as I remember I've always liked creating things with my hands. First it was knitting, then sewing and painting. 


But I found my real passion in jewelry making. I discovered it while traveling in India and Nepal. I was fascinated by all the beautiful stones, amazing jewelry and by people making it very often on the streets. When I returned to London I enrolled in a jewelry course which I really enjoyed. After I finished my course I set up my own business Kaila jewellery.



Describe your creating process?

When I have an idea for a new piece of jewelry I have to act very quickly. I carry my sketchbook with me all the time so I can put all my ideas in there. I work mainly in silver and use traditional and contemporary techniques to create my jewelry.

Sometimes my finished piece looks completely different from the original idea. Quite often I start making a pendant and then end up with earrings. Jewelry making is very time consuming but as I really enjoy  it, it rarely feels like a job to me.



What advice would you give to other artists on Etsy?

If I knew the secret to having great sales, I would share it, but I am still trying to work it out. Everyone says " promote, promote", so maybe the secret lies in there.

What does your day look like?

In the morning I take my daughter to school. Then I work until it is time to pick her up. Then normal stuff at home: cleaning, cooking etc... In the evening I spend some time on my online shops: new listings, treasury, promotion.

How do you promote?

I am on Facebook and Flickr. Promoting is not my cup of tea, I would rather spend time on making new pieces. I carry my business cards with me all the time. They are very useful especially at crafts fairs.

In 10 years, where would you like to be?

I would like to be doing the same job and have many happy customers. I would also like to own a jewelry shop.

What inspires you?

Inspiration for the pieces I make comes from many sources: nature, everyday objects, music, architecture. I am fascinated by texture, patterns, shapes and colors.


What are your favorite products?



What are your favorite sellers on Etsy?

I love textiles by Bozena Wojtaszek, art by Serdomania and hats by Ella Gajewska.


If you enjoy this series and you are part of the Poletsy Team and would like to be the next one featured, please contact me via convo. Feeling Artsy

9 comments:

  1. Great interview and lovely pieces! I love contemporary jewellery. Great stuff!

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  2. Great interview and stunning jewellery!
    Greetings from Edinburgh! :)

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  3. I love your jewelry, you know :) And now it's nice to see the face behind, great interview! Happy sales!

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  4. Very nice! Beautiful jewellery!

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  5. Thank you for sharing Kasia :)
    Nice jewelry

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