Each week we bring you an interview with out featured seller, this week is Bethanie from Papercuts by Bethanie
Business Name: Papercuts by Bethanie
Maker’s Name: Bethanie Yeong
Describe your style in no more than 3 words. Handcut Detailed Delicate
What do you sell in Fabrication? Unique handcut papercuts of various items ranging from intricate bikes to accurate maps of the local areas.
How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? I have had my own business for about 3 years now, I’ve always wanted to have my own business and be able to give unique items to anyone to brighten up their day.
What is your workshop /studio like? My main work area is dotted around various places at home, but I do have a main work desk with a very bright light where most of the papercutting happens!
What are your beverage and snack choice when working? Yorkshire tea and the occasional walker’s crisps or Stroopwafel (Danish caramel waffle)
What do you find the biggest challenge of running a micro-business? Time Management.
If you could go back in time, what would you tell a younger you? Don’t give up.
What advice would you give to someone who’s just starting out? Everything takes time. It might happen very fast for some and take a bit longer for others, but don’t give up your dream 🙂
Why did you join Fabrication, and how long ago? I joined Fabrication as it felt like a very good base to start selling, experimenting and gaining experience in retail. I have been in Fabrication for 3 years now!
If you could by any 3 things from the shop, what would they be? If I had the space and resources I would have loved to make wood creations, so I already have a love for wood! I also love to collect unique little sketchbooks.
1. Margaret Glackin chopping/serving boards
2. Gavin Edwards wooden boxes
3. Anachronalia notebooks