Our "stallholder of the month" for the month of April is Kathleen from Ruby Louise...Kathleen has been with us as a regular stallholder for just over 12 months.She is easy going, friendly and she always presents a gorgeous stall that is reasonably priced and always a little bit different each month so we don't get bored ! This chick works hard - so YAY to you Kathleen.
How long have you been selling at markets ?
I started selling at markets in December 2010
What inspires you?
I'm inspired by nature and natural forms, and feminine motifs. I also love vintage.
How do you stay current and have the edge over your competitors?
I'm always looking for inspiration on the internet and spend a lot of time playing with new ideas and materials. I also only make pieces that I would wear myself, so there's a little bit of me in every design.
What do you make?
Jewellery - necklaces, rings, earrings, brooches ?
What materials do you like to use?
I love using Polymer clay, Swarovski crystals, Czech Glass, resin, Silver and Antique Brass
What is your biggest/most popular seller?
Definitely my mini flower studs - they're cute, inexpensive and come in loads of colours
A tip for newbie stallholders?
Spend time planning out your stall displays. Use different levels to display your product to add visual interest. Also if you can find quirky ways to display your product you will stand out from the other stalls. Always have your business name along with a good pile of business cards on your stall as it's important to get the word out about your product/s.
A shout out for a market pal?
My friend Anne from Pleasure Little Treasure makes the most beautiful fascinators from vintage mens ties. They are one of a kind (I have a few myself).
Tell us, as a stallholder 1 thing at a market you SHOULDN'T do?
Do not arrive at a market with little time to set up. There's nothing worse than trying to set up in a panic (I speak from experience lol). Obviously it depends on how long it takes you to set up your stall, but I allow 45mins to 1 hour to set up, so it gives me lots of time to tweak my stall.
What is your business highlight so far?
Did my first full Christmas trade last year and did my best weekend ever!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Definitely still making jewellery and hopefully doing it as a full time job.
How can YM help you to achieve your goals?
By doing lots of marketing and promoting of the market
Why do you love Yarraville Markets?
Yarraville has such a fantastic village atmosphere and a great mix of customers. I see a lot of the same customers every month and have developed a loyal following, which is what it's all about. The people in Yarraville also appreciate handmade products.If you can't wait till the 14th of April for our next market, then you can find Kathleen's goodies at
Check out her facebook and twitter pages over here -
Thanks so much Kathleen. Our giveaway this month is a gorgeous Ruby Louise pendant valued at $20. See image below. Comment on our facebook page anything in regrds to this interview to go in the draw...or sign up at the market for your chance to win !
Thanks Kathleen ! x