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Maker Interview: Melodie Telliez (& Giveaway!) - Little Observationist
Meet Melodie, a talented jewellery maker with an interesting background in the great world of shoes. She’s resourceful and ambitious, creating necklaces and earrings from leather cast-offs, working with designers on special collections and running (along with two other brilliant Etsy members) the London Local team which launched this year to bring together a community of crafty, business-savvy Londoners who meet regularly and share opportunities. LO: Tell us a bit about yourself. MT: Hi there. I’m Melodie. I’m originally from Paris, but I moved to London in 2008. After moving around London quite a bit, I have been living in Islington (North London) for three years and couldn’t be happier. I studied Psychology at university and worked as a User Experience Designer at a French software company for a few years. I wasn’t very happy with my job so I decide to move to London to pursue a more creative career. I took several short courses in shoemaking, fashion drawing and fashion business. My first idea was to become a shoe designer as I am completely obsessed with shoes. I did several work placements and worked for a British shoemaker for a few years. Apart from shoes (and fashion in general), I love cats (especially my beautiful ginger …