Monday, June 20, 2011

An Interview With Moncherie43

Welcome to the second in a series of maker interviews with Sydney Etsy Team members. If you'd like to be interviewed please convo me, I'd love to hear about and share your work!

My second interview is with team member Moncherie43 who sells vintage inspired accessories. Let us begin...

Who are you?

I’m Chelsea, a girl from Sydney Australia who loves jewelry making, photography, sewing, art, blogging and of course ETSY!

What do you do?

I create jewelry that brings back memories! Very vintage and rocker inspired.

What is your background in making?

I'm newbie to it actually. My father has always been amazing at it, so he's taught me quite a few things!

Who or what inspires you?

Practically everything! Whether it’s looking at people’s blogs, movies, music, vintage Polaroid’s, prints from, fashion and photography books, classic ladies and even dainty interiors!

What themes do you explore in your work?

Not really any specific themes. There's an overall theme of love throughout though!

What mediums do you work in?

Findings like feathers, brass, gold and silver charms and cameos and cabochons.

Why do you create?

I love hearing that someone loved something I made for them, it's exhilarating! It also helps that I love making it as well. Anything creative is fun to me!

How did you come to open a store on Etsy?

I've always been a big fan of Etsy, and finally took the plunge and made a store. I knew that jewelry is quite competitive, but wanted to use up my stash of supplies and throw some charm and colour into it.

How do you feel when you make a sale?

I'm sure everyone can agree it feels great! I always treat my customers like they are the Queen, it's kind of funny! It doesn't happen too often, as I only have about 35 things, but I'm adding as much as I can when I can.

What are your top Etsy tips?

Read the Storque, make treasuries, join teams (or even critique team), work on your SEO, create a blog/facebook/twitter, be extra kind and last but not least, don't give up!

Where else can we see or buy your work?

Currently only on Etsy, but I'm adding things to Artfire soon, yay!

How did you learn your trade?

Practice, learning and trying new things.

Any extra info you'd like to include?

Find out when my new items are going up on my blog:

I'll also be having a giveaway soon and posting when my Facebook's up!

Returning customers get 10% off with a special code included with their order! Lasts until the 24th of June.

If you could tell the world one thing, what would it be?

Stop being so freezing in winter and boiling in summer!

Yes please, weather! Thanks for the interview Chelsea. :)
If you're a Sydney Etsy Team member and would like to be interviewed, featured, or do a guest blog post, please convo me on Etsy at I'd love to hear from you!


All photos used in this post are copyright to Chelsea and Moncherie43 and used with her kind permission.

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