Welcome to today's feature! I am featuring an awesome Etsy shop that specializes in polymer clay animal jewelry, bookmarks, and so much more! This shop is pages full of the cutest handmade polymer clay items that I have ever seen. Meet Nelli, the owner of Nellin Shoppi. She is offering a discount to new customers on top of her excellent prices! So be sure to check out Nellin Shoppi today! Here is her story..
About me: I am 27 years old and I live in Helsinki, Finland. So yes, I
live in the country of snow, cold and Santa. Me, my husband and our dog
Kaveri (Buddy) live in a lovely neighborhood on the western edge of
Helsinki. Kaveri is a rescue dog from Russia and he is so sweet! We have
some relatives in San Diego, CA too.
I have always loved doing things by hand. Since I was a little girl, I
made things from clay and drew a lot and enjoyed it. I continued that
all the way through school, so now I have a Master of Art degree in
Applied arts. My favorite material is clay, but at home I use polymer
clay to make my creations. I don't have my own studio yet. I also
collect handmade coffee/tea cups and my biggest one is as big as a
I started my shop about a year ago when I heard that Etsy is a great
place for handmade items. I have had my shop a bit over a year now.
First six months I didn't really do anything in Etsy and I think I got
like one sale during that time. My first items were all handmade
earrings from recycled or upcycled materials. I didn't know anything
about promoting etc. so the summer was really quiet for me. When the
fall came I started to read the forums and getting more items in my
shop; I also started using polymer clay as my material. After graduating
I took a job that wasn't creative at all so I really needed to blow off
my creative steam. That's why I started looking for a material that's
close to clay so I can put my hands in it. Polymer clay is perfect for
making things at home.
I used to work fulltime in a broadband company. I quit that job and I'm
now looking for a new one. I have to admit, that working fulltime does
take off the time from Etsy. I'm still hoping that miraculously I will
start getting so many sales that I don't need that new job. I would LOVE
to make my stuff 24/7 and it's what I've been working on lately since
my new spare time.
I love to make items that become a part of a story when you wear them or
use them. My earrings will definitely get some comments for you, and
start some discussions. Many times people comment on my animal earrings,
that they want to give them to a friend who is in need of cheering up.
That's just perfect! The first cute pair of animal earrings that I made
were some penguin earrings with hats on. That's how I decided to make
other animals and birds as well, because the penguins melted some hearts.
I do most of my sales through Facebook because Etsy isn't very big in
Finland and only a few people know it (or use Paypal).
I also want to recycle as much as possible, so I offer some jewelry with
recycled materials too. One day I hope to come up with an idea where I
can add polymer clay to my recycled jewelry in a fun way. I'm always
looking for new ideas and ways to make my items so if you have any
suggestions please contact me. :)
I have many favorites in my shop all for different reasons. Some of my
cute bird earrings are so nice that I had to struggle to put them on
sale (but I realise I can't possibly wear them all myself!). For
example, this pair:
Then again I really like my bookmarks, as they're not so cute but they're
actually really awesome looking and useful too. I like items that I can
use somehow. And the black cat bookmark is my alltime bestseller so
I get my inspiration from the world around me; animals, sounds, smells,
colors, patterns. I took part in a one year pattern design project and
after that I see patterns and repeat patterns _everywhere_. My trips to
Japan are the source of my cute animal earrings inspiration. Randomly I
meet an animal so cute I want to recreate it, but they usually don't end
up in Etsy. I just think that everyone should have a pair of funny,
cute earrings so they can wear them and be a little less serious that
day. That's what I do! (and it works!)
Lately I have been working on creating an exclusive collection with more
high design and handmade factor to them. So far I've made three unique
necklaces and I am in the process of making at least one more.
My biggest accomplishment is getting a few regular customers who always
return to my shop when they need some gifts for friends. It is so nice
to have them trust me and order something new from me too! Happy
customers make me happy.
Check out these other cute items from Nellin Shoppi! And don't forget to check out her special discount code located below!
Here is a special coupon code for the blog readers: 15% discount with coupon code NEWBUYERS1
Here are my links:
(this is new, I need some followers :) )
Thank you so much Nelli! What an adorable shop you have!