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New Year, New You – start your small business on Folksy

Thinking about starting a small business in 2022? Turn your craft into a career with Folksy! We know the idea of selling your work can be really intimidating, especially when there is so much to consider before you start. That’s why we’re here to help! From a free e-course when you sign up to sell on Folksy to our New Week New Maker feature, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Here to inspire you are 5 new sellers on Folksy who have taken that leap of faith to make their dreams a reality. Are you ready to join them?

featured image: bespoke pearl pendant by Natalia McIntosh

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Paper vases illustration by Inky Bird Studio

Michelle Hart is an illustrator based in Stoke-On-Trent. She rediscovered her love of watercolour and ink when lockdown first happened in 2020. The daily walks she took in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands inspired her to create botanical images with an element of fantasy. She wants to explore many other mediums and is looking forward to this new creative journey with her small business.

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Handmade star necklace by Natalia McIntosh

Natalia McIntosh is a jeweller who handmakes bespoke pieces in Hertfordshire. Influenced by contemporary fashion and a mix of strong graphics with organic elements, Natalia designs a completely unique piece of jewellery true to her style. She also works to create one-off custom pieces for commissions.

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Bunny ear teether by Ginger Bee

Verina Smith is a designer from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, UK. She makes French inspired clothing and accessories for children aged 0-5 years old. Her passion for sewing started when she was a child and she has always had an eye for the latest trends.

Learn how new sellers can be featured by Folksy with New Week New Maker >

Pedestal based planter by Rebecca J Woods Ceramics

Rebecca is a ceramicist from the North West who focuses on creating work that is functional but also beautiful to look at. She set up her own studio in 2017 and worked on the potter’s wheel where her creations came to life. Sometimes a person in your life can inspire you and your work, and for Rebecca it was her mum, who would come home from a ceramics class at night with her own handmade pots.

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Dried flower wreath by Floral Acre

Alison Charlesworth lives in Somerset with 6 ducks, 8 hens and 2 cats! She grows seasonal flowers for a variety of occasions including birthdays and small weddings. Throughout the season she hangs flowers, seed heads and foliage to dry, waiting to be made into something beautiful. In winter she creates dried flower wreaths and hangings as a reminder of the spring season to come.

Get inspired by other small businesses who are just starting out >

Join our community of makers

Our sellers are what make our community fantastic. There is so much love and support amongst our makers and they’re always happy to welcome new sellers with open arms. Here are just some of the ways you can join in on the fun!

  • Join our Facebook group The Folksy Clubhouse to talk shop and get advice from other sellers
  • Find your Folksy Local group to make connections for future in person markets and fairs
  • Take part in Folksy Friday on social media to meet new sellers and celebrate their work
  • Follow Folksy on Instagram @folksyhq to have a chat and see what we’re up to
  • Use and follow these hashtags on social media to see what other sellers are making: #folksyseller #folksythemeoftheday #folksyshop #folksylocal

How’s that for some inspiration? Are you getting excited about starting your small business and turning your craft into a career? We’re cheering you on from the sidelines! Start something new on Folksy – you never know what could happen.

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