It is time to meet another Outstanding Etsy Owner!
Her name is Kim Bergeron
She owns Sid Kassidy
(click on the photos in this blog and they will take you right to her shop)
Let's find out all about her! Are you ready to be amazed at her talent? I surely was!!
Get your coffee and here we go!
What do you sell?
Silver Pewter Jewelry
Small Circle Necklace
How did you get started with Etsy?
I used to be an Etsy lover and avid treasurer for fun before I decided to open my shop. I was selling my work only off line when I started to see how it worked well for many sellers on Etsy. I decided to give it a try and I should have done it earlier!
When did you get interested in making your Art/Craft?
I started making jewelry when I was a child as a past time with my sweet grand mother. Then I sold beaded necklaces when I was a teen in a store near my home. It worked well so I found more places to show my work to the world.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from all the magnificent shapes of our world, geometry, architecture, nature but mostly form abstract feelings, moods and emotions I personally have. If this makes sense :)
Hammered Silver Bracelet
Who taught you or how did you learn your art form?
In 2000 I took a private jewelry course with well known jeweler Josée Desjadins and learned how to work with metals. I then developed my own technique and work only with silver-pewter.
Where do you see your Shop in 5 years from now?
I see it becoming one of the most successful shop or brand on Etsy and out of Etsy. Offering the most designs I can imagine of filling the need woman have for beauty, quality and awesome customer service, class, eye-catching Statements and also Delicate Edgy Casual Lovelies.
1 x 1 inch Spiral Sterling Silver Earrings
How do you manage your time between Etsy and the rest of your life?
This is a hard question. I think all artists manage their time like they can and work almost all the time. Its part of my life, ideas running in my head constantly.. mixed with family, daily chores and a certain organization of business things to do.
How did you come up with the name of your shop?
The name comes mostly from a love for the feeling it gives. Also, Sid represents my lover who works with me and is an amazing artist. Sid also represents masculinity. Kassidy represents me and the beauty of femininity. They are also names that where heard individually before giving a certain familiarity to the sound of the name.
Do you make or stock items you love, or what will sell?
I mostly work on one piece at the time when it is purchased but yes I do have some inventory of new designs I make or some more popular pieces.
Where else can we find you online?
www.facebook.com/sidkassidy (monthly give aways)
Did you always want to have your own business?
Oh yes!!! My family is filled with both visual artists and entrepreneurs. My parents had a huge equestrian business and my mother was a Canadian equestrian competition champion always fighting for her dreams to come true. I think its in my blood!
Any other thoughts you want to share with us?
You can subscribe to my monthly give always on FB and stay tuned for upcoming collections.
Cuff Bracelet in Sterling Silver
I told you that you would be amazed at her talent! I love all her designs! Thank you so much Kim Bergeron for sharing your thoughts with us today!
Thank you readers for hanging out with me today!