Personalized creations from the east coast of Australia, south of Sydney. Let's discover Pauline and her creative story.
My first creative memory is of bedtimes snuggled under the blankets at around the age of 4 with my prized container of colourful beads of every shape and size. I'd string necklaces and bracelets till I practically fell asleep on the job, then I'd pull them all apart and start again!
What or whom began your creative journey on Etsy?
I first discovered gorgeous personalised jewellery last year after seeing a TV celebrity wearing a piece, and ordered a necklace with my children's names on it for Christmas. On receiving it I fell in love and knew immediately that I wanted to make similar jewellery and share it with others.
How did you come up with your shop name?
The shop name Poppy Drops came about because I wanted a name that's fun, but most of all easy to remember. Poppy Designs was unavailable, so Poppy Drops it is.
|Spiral Quote Personalized Men's Leather Bracelet|
My shop is filled with personalised stamped jewellery and accessories. I began with sterling silver pendant designs but have since introduced many other items. These include: bracelets, men's and children's jewellery, bookmarks, keyrings, and pet tags. Some of my items also cater for communion, new mum and cancer awareness. More recently I've been experimenting with different metals, silk and leather. More designs are in the pipeline so stay tuned!
|Personalized Guitar Pick Key Chain|
What inspires you?
What inspires me? Well, I appreciate simple, clean lines, which you'll see in some of my pieces where the stamping is the star attraction. I love the beauty of nature, and like to use silver bird and beach inspired charms in my work, as well as gorgeous green beads and peridot Swarovski crystals. But most of all, I design pieces we can all enjoy wearing every day, lovely reminders of the people, places and times that are so special to each of us.
What do you listen to or watch while creating?
My working space overlooks gorgeous views of our local lake and mountains, and I feel fortunate to have such a great spot to enjoy my coffee and stamp to my heart's content.
Please share a favorite recipe
My favourite recipe is carrot cake. I've tried a few recipes and loved them all, and I think it has to do with the scrumptious cream cheese frosting that always tops them.
Where else can we find you?
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/poppydrops1