Thursday, 8 December 2011

Featured member: Kokokelli

So, here's Kokokelli to kick off our first featured member blog interview! If anyone can think of a snappier title, I'm all ears!

Why did you chose your business name, when did you start the business, how you got started and what was your inspiration? 

It took me ages to think of a business name to use and I was struggling really bad to come up with something. Then one day I came across a pendant with a cool design on called Kokopelli, then while I was researching more about it I had a 'light bulb' moment and thought why not call myself Kokokelli?! lol. I then started designing my logo and thought I would incorporate Kokopelli into it (hence the Kokopelli style hair coming out of the swirl) 
I started crafting in January 2010 doing bits and bobs for myself and friends, alot of people loved my stuff and said why not try and sell some to make extra money?! Kokokelli was then born in June 2010 when I opened my shop on Folksy :o) So what inspired me to start? I saw a few things a friend had made at a jewellery making workshop and thought to myself "That's nice, I bet I could do something like that" so I bought myself a little beginner jewellery making set off ebay and it went from there lol

What it is you do, how do you do it and why do you do it? 

I make handmade jewellery & greeting cards because I love to create! I love the designing process as well as creating the final products. Sometimes it can take hours as I'm abit of a perfectionist and it all takes place in my little bedroom. I spread out my stuff on my bed and get cracking lol

How can people find you and how can people buy from you? Links to your shops, blog, facebook, twitter 

You can find me on the internet and I now have a shop on my website as I'm closing my Folksy shop in the New Year.

And to round off...A weird and wonderful fact about yourself (not the business) 

I have different coloured eyes lol ones green and the other is hazel


  1. Thanks so much for featuring me! :o)

    You could call it Crafty-Bitz Crafty-Bizness maybe?


  2. Oh very good and very interesting xx

  3. What a good idea, always nice to see how people have started. x

  4. Always good to hear someones start up story

  5. Some lovely stuff there! Mich:)

  6. Lovely post. Like everyone else I like to hear how things got started. Plus... another blog to follow and great skills to look at all goggly eyed ;)

  7. It's good to read a bit about the whys and wherefores, really nice jewellery and photographed well too.

    Jan x

  8. That's so interesting! Being from New Mexico (USA) the Kokopelli flute player is quite familiar and in fact my in laws lived near a small country club/golf course by that name! It's a very cool idea for a business name. :) I always like reading about people and how they came to do what they do.

  9. Glad you all like Kokokelli's interview. If you want to have one of your own you need to do 3 things:

    1. Register on the website

    2. Become a member by emailing with links to your facebook, website, email etc

    3. Email for the interview questions

    Thanks and enjoy