Today we’d like to introduce you to Meesha Farzaneh
Hi Meesha, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started creating handmade art when I was recovering from multiple surgeries on my left foot in 2018 and 2019. This was a time where I was feeling very depressed and down, and art truly helped me pull through this really painful and challenging time. I began with making textile art at first and this eventually pivoted into working with clay as a medium that allowed me to create without causing pain in my wrist and hands. After my Instagram community saw my clay art and responded so well to it, I began pursuing this medium full time and eventually quit my day job in March of 2019.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Definitely not. It took me at least a year to figure out what products would sell well and what didn’t. This meant spending a lot of time and money creating pieces that weren’t being received with much interest. It’s really important to stay focused when things don’t work your way and not get discouraged. True success blooms from perseverance, and not giving up!
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I specialize in small-batch polymer clay jewelry and home accessories. I am most known for my Medusa collection, which is a series of snake earrings and pendants hand-sculpted from scratch out of clay. I am also well known for my Because BEWBS pillows, which are tufted like a fuzzy rug on both sides! I am most proud of my focus and determination to create products that I feel connected with, that are unique, and that also speaks to so many others as well. My work is released based on the inspiration that comes to me organically, instead of what is expected based on the season or time of year. My pieces all have a unique story, instead of something that just looks pretty.
Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
Just start! Stop waiting for everything to perfectly be set up before beginning. You will figure out what needs to be done along the way. The hardest part is pushing past your fear of messing up or being rejecteded and truly allow your vulnerability to show. It’s a sign of strength, not weakness. It took me a while to figure that out!
- Medusa Collection starting at $98+
- Because BEWBS Pillows $68
- Gold-plated jewelry starting at $48
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.meeshafarzaneh.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/meeshafarzaneh
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/meeshafarzanehjewelry