01 Feb Vendor: Coven
Coven has unique handmade jewellery and the most adorable plants, perfect for even the blackest thumb! Sonia shares how she got her start and a whimsical favourite gift below
Is giving/receiving vintage/handmade gifts important to you?
Yes, I love giving handmade gifts! I always try to give friends and family handmade gifts when I can. I like to know where the gifts were made, the story behind them, and who made them. It makes me feel so much more connected to the whole process and I love supporting other entrepreneurs in their journeys.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever found/made?
The coolest thing I ever found at a market was Crown Flora’s dinosaur planters with succulents on the backs! It was at this pass Christmas #UnwrapEtsy Pop-Up Shop (where I also sold at). They were genius and perfect for a green thumb with a whimsical side and perfect gifts.
How did you get started with your business?
I got started with my business with a friend initially at a convention. At that time I was just trying it out because I was always crafty and then I made a lot of money in 2.5 days…and it really surprised me that people actually wanted my pieces. From there it just blossomed and I kind of realized the more I got into it how good I was at business. Not only the design side but solving problems, taking and handling risks, and never being bored with it.