Friday Feature - 26.05.17

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 26 May, 2017 - Majdan Rocks

Name: Iwona Majdan

Location: South East London

Etsy Shop: MajdanRocks

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

I am a professional artist, mother and jewellery designer. I have fused a background in provocative situational art with designing jewellery that is daring and edgy, yet beautiful in form. Having founded Majdan Rocks in Autumn 2012, my designs quickly sparked interest among fashion savvy women, and won the attention of some high-profile celebrities, including Nicole Scherzinger, among others. I hold an MA from Goldsmiths College in Fine Arts and a diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing from Holts Academy of Jewellery. I live in SE London with my little girl and a big fluffy cat named Ostryga.

Love Bites - full bite ring

Love Bites - full bite ring

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED ON ETSY?

I set up my shop on Etsy about 3 years ago. At first, I didn't have a lot of products and as I had a little girl to look after, I wasn't spending a lot of time on my shop. Slowly I started to develop my product range, began to work on how thing were presented and now things are starting to pay off. I think Etsy is a great platform, but you need to invest time on your shop, offer an interesting product, and of course, great customer service.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DESIGN/MAKING PROCESS:

I love designing jewellery! For me, it's important that each of my designs is strong conceptually, and that each piece is not only satisfying to wear, it also brings out something unique about the person wearing it.

model and Rebellion collection

model and Rebellion collection

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

I like the flexibility that running your own business offers you. It is also very satisfying when you see that people like what you do.

WHEN AND WHY DID YOU JOIN THE TEAM?

I joined the LoLo team to connect with other Etsy sellers that are London based. I think it's a great network of creative people, and place to share and support one another.

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

Facebook: majdanrocks

Instagram: @majdanrocks

Twitter: @majdanrocks