A Huge Welcome to Our Fabulous New & Featured Jewelry Artisan, Nina Flebbe of Ninotchka Goods
A Seeming Career Setback Lead to the Creation of Ninotchka Goods. Nina shares her opportunity and inspiration.
FF: Why did you begin your handmade journey?
NG: I used to work as a shopper for TV commercials in Los Angeles then the writer strike happened and I had a bunch of free time on my hands. I finally had the time to take the metalsmith classes that I had always wanted to take and I never looked back.
FF: What lead you to your current line of goods?
NG: The State necklaces were actually a happy accident, I had a piece of metal left over from a project that just happened to look like California and while wearing it I had so many people asking where to get one so I started producing them.
FF: What materials do you work with & why?
NG: I love to work brass, sterling silver and gold fill. I have always been drawn to mixing metals the contrast between silver and gold.
FF: What inspires your work?
NG: I am inspired by nature, raised in Boulder and now living in California I take inspiration from the mountains and the ocean.
FF: What excites you for the future?
NG: As a mom with a kid about to start preschool, I look forward to getting some time to expand my line and create new ideas.
FF: Any advice for makers and biz entrepreneurs new to our creative community?
NG: Network and promote online.
FF: If you have a strong partnership with a non-profit org, what is it and what inspired you to do this?
NG: I have a partnership with Adoptions Dreams Come True in Fort Collins, CO. I donate jewelry to their fundraiser every year.
FF: Let us know if/where you sell your work other than online and at markets.
NG: In California I sell at Twig and Willow, Made, Mindful Nest. In Colorado I sell at the Colorado Cherry Company in Estes Park. I also sell to stores in Tennessee. Wyoming and Canada.
Visit and shop with Nina Flebbe of Ninotchka Goods at Firefly Handmade Summer Market, July 15-16, 10am-4pm, Twenty Ninth Street shopping district, 29th Street (between Canyon & Walnut) Boulder, CO!