Next up in my Etsy Love series is Višnja from TA-DA! Studio (what a fabulous name!) who sells handcrafted, illustrated jewellery. I just love the intricacy of Višnja’s illustrations, and what a wonderful way of showcasing her beautiful talent by turning it into wearable art!
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.
My name is Višnja Mihatov Barić, I’m a 28 year old artist living in Zagreb, Croatia, but I was born in the most beautiful city in the Adriatic coast, Zadar. I work as a graphic designer and illustrator and a couple of months ago I started making illustrated jewelry. I’ve graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts because I always wanted to become an artist, it was my dream come true. I was fortunate to be surrounded by my creative family, the are my biggest support and it means so much to me, especially for my work. I spend a lot of time on sketching, drawing, making things, and Etsy is a great place where I can show my art!
It’s hard to say which of my items is my favourite, I really love them all because I put a lot of effort and work into each one of them. Every single part of creating one item is my favourite, first I make sketches, then I play with various shapes of polymer clay and in my head I have a vision of what drawing would go perfect with each shape.
3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?
The biggest milestone? Don’t know, I think I’m on the right path with my Etsy shop! Hope I will continue with making my jewelry this way, soon there will be lots of different items in my shop, like bracelets and necklaces..My biggest goal is not selling, just making jewelry with my own hands, hopefully more and more people will like what I do!
4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?
I’m taking one step at the time, I’m not rushing into something that I feel won’t work in the future. I’m still learning everything about Etsy and finding the best way to promote my work, it takes time and lot of patience. The only thing I wish the most, is to become my own boss and work full time creating jewelry!
Etsy Shop: http://www.tadastudio.etsy.com/
Thanks for sharing your beautiful, unique jewellery with us Višnja! It’s always refreshing to discover something a bit different and I love the fact that each of your pieces has its own story. I hope you accomplish your dream of being able to create jewellery full time – I know I sometimes wish I could craft all day too!