Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Tell us about yourself.
Hello all, we are a fun loving couple from India. We love to explore new things and like to create unique wearable and home decor items. All our products are hand painted and we love colors and nature, “God’s creation” inspires us a lot, so we make colorful products which brings charm and happiness in your daily life. Our products are inspired by nature mostly forest ,animals and birds and we are coffee lovers too.
We doodle everyday with a cup of coffee!
When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?
Our small Business turned one year on Christmas last year, we opened our Etsy shop on 25 December 2015.
While working on a model making project we got an idea of making our sketches into tangible products and that’s how our small business call “”NVillustration” came to life. It was little tough for us in the beginning but after few orders we are happy to know that people around the world liked our products. And the best part is they liked our bird necklaces, those are very close our hearts so it was great to know that people liked them and bought them also. It’s fun shipping your product to different countries, it feels amazing that your art can connect you to the world. Today we have a few happy customers and that is everything for our small business.
Tell us a bit about your products.
We makes wooden products, we explore many material, soon we will work with clay too. We doodle the nature around us and fill our sketch books with beautiful birds and props we use or see in our regular life.
The main USP of our business is hand painted products, we love painting. Our each and every product is developed from a doodle to a final illustration and then converted into a product through laser cutting and then carefully hand painted with love so our customer feels special and we can give them happiness.
We always prefer quality products we want to leave our buyers not just with product but with satisfaction.
We more believe in “HAPPY PRODUCT HAPPY BUYERS”.
What inspires your work?
“NATURE” is the only inspiration and mundane things around us inspires our product so people can connect to it .
What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?
Our future goals are to develop more unique products and try different materials and processes.
Soon we will be launching our new HOME DECOR collections and DIORAMAS.
The dream we have is to get in the world of miniature art and dioramas and expand our studio with more useful tools and techniques so that we can keep on making more amazing things!
What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?
We make hand painted products that’s the thing which gives our products a unique character and secondly our designs are such that the people will connect to them easily.
Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?
Right now we are working from home, our room is our studio And we are happy with it.
We are equipped with all the basic amenities we need to make a product.
Maybe soon we will have our own studio and workshop.
What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?
We learned many new things while working. Like different material acts differently, sometimes like for e.g. wood acts very different in different climatic conditions because of its porousness, sometimes it becomes a major problem. We learned a lot about how to produce a final product with keeping in mind all the different possibilities and problems. We understood how to run a business successfully with minimum resources available.
It was a great journey so far and we are sure it will be wonderful ahead.
We are happy with our learning process life is all about exploration, world is endless there is still much more things to learn about , nothing is perfect before : “EXPERIENCE MAKES IT PERFECT”!
Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?
Yes why not, if you make something unique than Etsy is the place where you will find right people who will appreciate your creation.
Keep on working more and more, good work will always make you happy and wealthy too!
When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?
When we are not working we will be found with birds and coffee at some random highway cafe.
What is your favorite quote?
Work until you no longer need to introduce yourself.
– The Wolf of Wall Street
Where can people find out more about your business?
FACEBOOK : nvillustration
INSTAGRAM : nvillustration_vaishali
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Be happy and spread happiness!
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