Seller Profile – Popeye & Daisy Jewellery

Name
Ayla Smart

Etsy Shop Name
Popeye & Daisy Jewellery

A bit about my product range
Sterling silver jewellery and accessories with simple designs and shapes. I like to design items that can be worn individually or layered with other pieces to create different looks.

I started an Etsy shop because…
I have always been creative and wanted a little side project alongside my day job. After starting a Silversmithing & Jewellery Design course, I knew my hobby was an expensive one, so Etsy provided an outlet to sell my designs whilst still being able to fund learning new techniques and skills at college.

Since then it has grown into a passion and I now want to take things further and build on the initial success of the Etsy shop and see where it takes us…

I feel inspired by…
Simplistic, minimalist design and the outdoors, including our great city of Sheffield which inspired the Mountain necklaces and rings.

When I’m making, I like to listen to…
Generally a podcast (current faves include Serial and Desert Island Disks) or Radio 6 Music.

My favourite product to make is…
I love working with customers to create custom orders – there’s always a story behind the idea and hearing these makes the process so rewarding. It’s also a great way to work with different materials and processes to create something truly unique to the individual.

My plans for the future are…
Continuing to grow Popeye & Daisy…
The plan for 2018 is to expand the product range, including introducing a few special edition items. A new website and a physical shop stockist are on the cards so watch this space.

A few of their products…