Welcome to the second ever instalment of Monday Makers. Today I talk with Simone from Custom Room plaques. Simone has been a colleague (and gym buddy!) of mine for a few years, you may have seen some of her Christmas range on my instagram feed!
Please introduce yourself, and tell us what do you create?
I'm Simone from Custom Room Plaques and I create bespoke plaques, plates, lanterns and other made to order items. I work from home and sell via markets and also online. My items are almost always personalised with names, important family dates and are designed to be kept as beautiful keepsakes. I make a lot of seasonal holiday items. I love making something unique and not 'off the shelf' My other passions include my family, skincare, looking after myself and creating a healthier me.
How long have you been making your custom items?
2 1/2 years. My first items were name plaques - where the business name came from. I started with door plaques for my own kids, and found them to be very popular. The business started from there.
Do you start with ideas or materials?
Both. I use a wide variety of materials, sometimes a piece calls for hand lettering and that means you are creating something truly custom. Sometimes an order comes in as an idea and I work with the client from that.
How relevant is social media to you?
Very, it's how I get most of my work. You can find me pretty active over on Facebook www.facebook.com/roomplaques or on instagram Instagram.com/customroomplaques. I take orders via either platform.
Thanks for chatting with us Simone!
If you would like to be one of our Monday Makers, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org