Tell us about yourself…Self-proclaimed craft junky! I am OBSESSED with crafting of all kinds but my favorite is sock monsters!
How and when did your business get started? I really don't know how it started. I woke up one day in 2013 and decided to make sock monsters, so I did!
What is your favorite product in your shop? Tell us how you came up with it. Picking a favorite sock monster is like picking which child I love more. I love ALL my monsters!
Where do you find your inspiration and creativity? Inspiration and creativity seem to find me. I see a sock I like and it sort of evolves from there. Sometimes I will have something specific in mind, but more often than not, the monster creates itself.
What are your favorite things about being a vendor in a handmade market? The creative energy.
Give us 5 fun facts about you and/or your business… 1 - the name BluNickel is a combination of my girls' middle names (Aria Blu and Brenae Nikkole) 2 - the name BluNickel is also an homage to the nickname my grandfather gave me - Half a Dime (which is a nickel and my name is Nikkole). 3 - All of the monsters "types" are Swedish names. For example, the kind with bunny like features are called Kanin, which is Swedish for rabbit. 4 - My "real" job is that of project manager which is not very creative, but it lets me tap into my analytical side. 5 - Journey is my real last name. Many people think its made up.
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