Every fortnight Occasionally, I’m featuring Etsy shops and blogs which I love. This week it’s the turn of Daria from the Etsy shop Dariami!
I first came across Dariami when I spied these sweet mint heart stud earrings on Etsy. So pretty! I didn’t realise they were made from polymer clay. This talented lady can make all sorts of beautiful jewellery from wire and polymer clay! Here’s Daria to tell you all about it…
Describe your shop in one or two sentences.
I create jewelry inspired by nature and things that I love. My favorite material is polymer clay.
What has been your most popular product to date? What is your favourite?
I can’t say what is my favorite item, maybe animal brooches, like the chameleon brooch. Unfortunately, in most cases buyers like something more casual and simple.
What made you decide to open an Etsy shop?
I opened an Etsy shop because it’s convenient to sell through internet. I had maternity leave on that moment and couldn’t visit handmade fairs.
What is your favourite part of the creative process?
My favorite part of creative process is making sketches. Sometimes it takes long time from a sketch to the final item.
What do you like to do when not working on your business?
Actually, I have a day job. I’m a molecular biologist and work in the research institute in the National Academy of Science of Ukraine. So my Etsy shop is my second job, I can’t say it’s a hobby now, but it started from a hobby.
What are you currently working on? Anything new coming up?
Currently I work on new wrap bracelets. I’ve made lots of colors, now I combine charms and cords to find interesting color combinations.
What are your top three favourite Etsy shops?
Three shops I like:
my brother’s ceramics: www.etsy.com/shop/CeramicSoul
my friend makes interesting decoupage items: www.etsy.com/shop/Grimme
and I don’t know the author personally but I like this wonderful jewelry: www.etsy.com/shop/EPUU
Thanks Daria! Isn’t her jewellery great? I had such a fun time picking which pictures to use in this post! Check out her shop, Dariami, to see lots of other great designs.
Thanks for reading!