Friday Feature - 31.03.17

As part of our Meet the Maker series on our blog, we have created Friday Feature. Every Friday we will feature a team member and their Etsy shop, to give you a quick glance behind the scenes and discover more about our diverse team members.

Friday 31 March, 2017 – Eni Jewellery

Name: Eleni Koumara

Location: Chelsea, South West London

Etsy Shop: eniJewellery

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

I am from Greece and I am both the designer and maker of my creations. I started my jewellery training in Greece over 10 years ago and I improved my skills at Central Saint Martins. Since last June I have been working on jewellery full time, and at my free time I am enjoying seeing friends and going to concerts.

Silver necklace – Urbs collection

Silver necklace – Urbs collection

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED ON ETSY?

I started on Etsy in 2010, I just wanted to have a place online where I would be able to sell my jewellery. Soon I understood, that Etsy was something more and that it contains many characteristics of a social network. What I love about it, is the international character, people from all over the world have the chance to find out what they are really looking for. Although I think that the tutorials and the seller books are a bit tricky. You need to be dedicated and really focus on it if you want your shop to stand out.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DESIGN/MAKING PROCESS:

Design and manufacture have conducted me on a path of continuous research thats starts from a shape or a life experience and ends up in a creation of some sort, often never anticipated. The process of giving life to an idea, milling it with fire and hammer, leaves me always pleasantly surprised.

Silver bracelets, gold and black platinum plated

Silver bracelets, gold and black platinum plated

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

That I can be independent, make my own decisions and take risks. At the end you create something that is totally you.

WHEN AND WHY DID YOU JOIN THE TEAM?

I joined the team in 2014 when I had first moved to London. A captain of the team contacted me. The idea wasn’t really clear in the first meeting but I felt positive energy and a strong team spirit.

To find out more about Eleni follow her on social media:

Facebook: enijewellerycom

Instagram: @enijewellery

Twitter: @EniJewellery