M urni Roslim, 28 year old online shop entrepreneur designs jewelry and sells them online. And yes, this is her full time job, people. Murni has been in the jewelry crafting business for almost 6 years and only recently took the plunge in August last year. She quit her day job and became a full time jewelry designer and dreamer. Now that is something.
Murni started making jewelry when she was studying overseas. She walked pass a beads store and it was love at first sight. She loves pretty, sparkly things and soon she made it into a hobby and now a full time businesswoman.
Emmagem asked her a few questions on Mimpi Murni , what were her inspirations and her interests. Read on!
How did Mimpi Murni come along?
Mimpi at first started out as a little blog that earned me a little side income but when orders started pouring in after a stint at Bijou Bazaar, I decided to take a leap of faith & embarked into it full time. I’m proud to say that Mimpi has been going strong since August 2008!
How would you describe your personal style?
Timeless simplicity & elegance… with a little bit of whimsy for good measure. I definitely don’t try to follow the current fads or trends… I just want to make beautiful pieces that anyone of any age or background would love & hopefully treasure.
- Something’s Hiding Here for their quirkiness
- Belle & Boo for its sweet prints
- Hadley Hutton for her dreamy artwork
- Gemmafactrix because I’ve always wanted to learn how to metalsmith!
- My Paper Crane simply because I think stuffies that look like food or household appliance are so fun!
I don’t come up with specific collections. I continually make new pieces & at least once a month I’ll upload it all onto the blog shop with no rhyme & reason. Perhaps I should come up with a cohesive collection? Thanks for the idea!
Haha. I get asked this a lot & I can honestly answer time & time again that I love every single piece I make & I’m proud of it all. I guess it’s simply because each piece has a story to tell & is very personal to me: from how I picked up the charm to the events of the day when I made it into a complete piece. My memory is usually pretty bad but I can tell you who or at least describe the person who bought any particular piece of my jewelry. I’m that attached to my designs. I also love to hear the delight & pleasure that my jewelry gives to my customers & that never fails to make my day!
How do you come about naming your jewelry?
Good question! On any given day I would make at least 1 – 3 pieces of jewelry. Once I finish making my new pieces, I will usually sketch the finished designs onto my little notebook with the measurements & price for reference & it’s usually then that a name will pop into my head. It’s really random I must say as some pieces are named after my childhood friends, then some pieces were named after a mood I was feeling at the moment. But here’s a secret… I sometimes also crack open my old copy of Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka & simply flip the pages until I find a word I like!
Indie rocks! But yeah, firstly, whatever you do, do it with passion. This always shine through & people always gravitate towards those who live life passionately & create from the heart. Secondly, don’t try to imitate others or to be something/someone you’re not. Originality is key & honesty should be your cornerstone.
Random things about Murni:
I just picked up scuba diving for my birthday last year & I love it! I never fail to feel like a Navy Seal babe when I’m ready to take that plunge into the deep blue sea all geared up with my scuba equipment. In fact, I’m going on an awesome dive trip to Sipadan in July & I can’t wait! I also enjoy making cards for loved ones, sewing stuffies, embroidery & “experimenting” in the kitchen (I make awesome Oreo truffles & body scrubs… the body scrubs not meant for consumption though!). I’m also obsessed with surfing the net. That’s why part of Mimpi is also sharing my online finds like art, designs, crafts & freebies. I totally believe that sharing is caring! Oh, and I feel very strongly in protecting animal rights & trying to live a greener lifestyle.
mimpi murni+emmagem.com GIVEAWAY!
Mimpi Murni will be giving away Kemungkinan necklace (in brass) to one lucky reader!
All you have to do is go to Mimpi Murni’s website and browse her lovely creations. Then, comment below and tell us which Mimpi Murni piece is your favourite and we will randomly pick a winner from the list
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- Winner will receive a Kemungkinan necklace which will be posted by Mimpi Murni.
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