On Friday, August 24th there’s an ETSY party happening at my new favorite hang out in San Pedro (CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles) A lot of the vendors will be offering different projects for you to make and take as you shop, eat some food, and just enjoy a night out. If you’d like to partake in this invite make sure you RSVP here:
Etsy is a great online community in which local artists can sell their goods, and a lot of the artist’s that have booth space at CRAFTED are also on Etsy. Some of my favorites include: KokoCandles, Hydrangea Hippo, Desiree B, WoodBrain, It’s Me, Mary, and JadenMoon Soaps and Sundries.
I sent a few questions over to the founder of KoKoCandles (which makes some fabulous candle designs from cupcakes to pies to mac and cheese noodles that I just love and adore.) And I want to share those questions and answers with all of you:
How did you get started with Kokocandles?
I got started with candlemaking about 14 years ago, in the early high school days. It began as a mere hobby from simply playing with the wax of burning candles to a full-on life-consuming adventure. KOKOCANDLES was officially launched as a business May 2011, with our Etsy store opened since October 2008.
What is the biggest challenge as a small biz owner?
When you first heard about CRAFTED, what were your thoughts?
How have people taken to KokoCandles since CRAFTED opened?
How successful has Etsy been for you?
What is your favorite kokocandle?
Kokocandles is a really neat vendor and I highly recommend you get in contact with them:
Kokocandles is also putting on a giveaway right now on their facebook page in which you have the opportunity to win one of their candles, so definitely take the time to check them out there, and have fun. Have you discovered Kokocandles at CRAFTED yet?
Have you been to CRAFTED yet? If not, what are you waiting for. Friday, August 24th will be a great night of fun, and a fun time to come out and see what ETSY is all about.