Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Folksy Seller Interview 'HunniBee Jewelleree'

Name: Karen Sarah Irvine
Folksy Shop: HunniBee Jewelleree
How Long have you been on Folksy?
Only discovered folksy about a month ago....a hidden treasure that I quickly shared with anyone who would listen.
Describe what you create:
I create one off bespoke pieces of jewellery that can't be found in the shops. I try and source unusual and striking beads to feature in each piece.

How did you get into your craft?
I've always loved jewellery and work part time as a graphic designer so it seemed a natural progression to combine the two.
What inspires you?
Life, love, friends, nature I draw inspiration from the things in life that make me happy always striving to create something extra special that someone will love to wear. My toddler had a big influence in my return to fimo, watching him 'create with play dough' ignited my long lost passion for Fimo, hence the new keyring range. I'm also looking into working with resin so watch this space.....
Which item for sale in your Folksy shop is your favourite?
Eek that's pretty hard to call, I'm swaying towards the multi coloured glass bespoke necklace and bracelet set, these beads truly are stunning and so detailed they do the talking for themselves.
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What makes you unique?
Hmm I think the fact that everything is bespoke and can be adapted to personal preference sets you apart from the 'chain suppliers', never being scared to push the boundaries and try something new helps too :)

If you won the Lottery how would you spend your millions?
Oh I would travel and see as much of the world as I could, so many beautiful places to see, obviously picking up treasures and inspiration on the way to return and set up a studio for making lots of lovely pieces from the beads and trinkets I collected on my travels.
And we would spoil all our friends and family and support as many children's charities as possible.

To See More Lovely Creations from Hunni Bee visit http://www.folksy.com/shops/HunniBee


  1. Great post, really enjoyed reading it, love the jewellery pictures.

    Jan x

  2. just tried to follow but got message from blogger..... "no can do, come back and try again later"

    So I'll try later, Jan x

  3. Really interesting thank you. Now following.


  4. thank you for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed reading the interview.
    I'm looking for more folksy sellers to interview, if anyone is interested please email LisaMarieJewellery@live.co.uk
    Lisa-Marie x