Advice on Passion Projects

Annie Yiling Wang / Crafted in Carhartt
Annie Yiling Wang / Crafted in Carhartt
Annie Yiling Wang / Crafted in Carhartt
Annie Yiling Wang / Crafted in Carhartt
Annie Yiling Wang / Crafted in Carhartt
Annie Yiling Wang / Crafted in Carhartt
Annie Yiling Wang / Crafted in Carhartt
Annie Yiling Wang / Crafted in Carhartt
Annie Yiling Wang / Crafted in Carhartt

This is Annie Yiling Wang, graphic designer by day and jewelry designer on the side. Jewelry making is a fun hobby that lets her use her hands as she unwinds. Getting crafty can be relaxing, while still putting visual skills into play. Annie approaches her designs as if they were a three dimensional pattern or collage. The different color combinations and materials form a wearable canvas. She even makes a lot of her own beads. Annie has found a way to make her side project profitable. A lot of artistic and crafty people spend much of their downtime making things that could be turned into a lucrative passion project.

Advice from Annie about selling your work:

  • Find stores in your area. Don’t be shy about showing them your work.
  • Have a type of client in mind and seek out places who may have a similar client base.
  • Get creative with places your could sell your wares. Think outside of your market.