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Meet Nicola Blias from ARTIK

Type of products I sell:

Unique and one of a kind handmade jewellery, accessories and home décor.

Job / day to day tasks:

When I’m not working as a nanny, I’m at home creating and designing for ARTIK.

Where I started:

I started off in our small backroom at home on the floor with a tiny little coffee table, not much knowledge and a big dream ahead.

What inspired me to start my business?

At the time I worked as a visual merchandiser and manager in a fashion store. I always had a dream to run my own business since I was little, whether it be my own dance studio which was my first love or my second love fashion. It started off as a way to ease my anxiety which I’ve struggled with for quiet some time now and that in itself inspired me to start my own business. Knowing that I make people feel beautiful and happy in our pieces makes me the happiest person in the world. Exactly how I feel when I produce our unique pieces in our studio.

 My top 3 favourite products are:

The top three products which continue to be a favourite for me are our unique dangles, necklaces and keychains. They are all a perfect gift for yourself or for anyone this Christmas. 

Why did I choose to operate in South Australia?

South Australia has always been home for me. It continues to impress me on how progressive and on point it is with its style, social and food scene. Most of all as a small business owner, I love the way that local brands support one another and how tight knit our community is.

In ten years time I hope to be…

In ten years time I hope to grow my business internationally, open a boutique, travel and conquer all my hopes and dreams.