Chelsie Belles is from Sioux Falls, SD. She's a professional model and graphic design student. She's extremely talented and makes really cute clothing and accessories from used/vintage items.
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Chelsie. I am a graphic design student at SDSU and love anything arty. I love to sew and make unique clothing and jewelry. I am constantly coming up with new ideas and working on unique projects.
When did you first start crafting?
I have always "crafted". I have been sewing and making jewelry since I was a little girl.
Please describe your work in detail. What's your favorite type of crafting/design?
My favorite type of crafting is fashion design. I enjoy making designs from vintage clothing or fabric. I have this deep love for vintage that I have been told results from being born in the wrong decade :). I really enjoy taking things apart and turning them into something else completely.
How has your work evolved from your earlier work?
I always work quite a bit with denim but recently I have been working with other fabrics.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from the fabric that I use and the medium that I am reusing. I see the piece and suddenly I know what it needs to be.
Where are your products sold (online/stores)?
I sell my products online in my Etsy shop. Visitors will be redirected to my shop from the address www.chelsiebelles.com.
What advice can you give other crafters/designers when selling their items?
Don't under-price your items. Your time is valuable so is the time of your fellow crafters! When people buy handmade they get a level of quality and personal touch that can't be purchased at a large chain store. Let's help everyone get what they deserve.
Describe yourself in three words:
Fun, Funky, Weird
Is there is anything else you'd like to share with us?
I take custom orders!
You can find Chelsie of Chelsie Belles online at the following places:
Chelsie Belles on Etsy
This interview was contributed by Heather of Texas Vintage Things