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Featured Seller: celapiu

Oct 22, 2010

by celapiu

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Celina. I live in Poland, in the beautiful city of Krakow, which in the Middle Ages and Renaissance times used to be the capital of our country and the seat of Polish kings. Living in a place like this is a unique experience; every day, you get a chance to see and feel the beauty of art and architecture. Passing buildings that are more than 900 years old on your daily routes lets you directly experience history and the passing of time.

In Krakow, I studied Film and Media for five years. After graduating, I realised that I did not want to be a film critic after all and I left for London, where I lived for one year. During that year, I worked in a fashion studio, milliner’s studio, and I also did some work backstage of London Fashion Week. These experiences brought me to start designing, which was always my serious passion.

I returned to Poland and in 2006 and started my own label. Although “Celapiu” contains part of my own name, it’s actually a word I invented. Looking back, I think it was a kind of charm or battle cry for me at that time, to gain more courage at the threshold of my own adult life as an independent designer.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

Each week, I go to the cinema and I try to see all of the major American, European and Asian movies. I also try to read as much as possible. I love heated conversations with my friends, from art, through politics, to global economy. And I enjoy cycling! This is how I move around the city and last summer, my fiance and I cycled 460 kilometres along the Polish coastline. We rode along a route connecting all the places we spent holidays as children, long, long before we met.

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What first made you want to become an artist?

Designing and constructing objects has been my favourite pastime since I can remember. As a six-year-old, I became fascinated by the concept of perpetuum mobile. When I was eight, I made my first puppets and every few years, I’d revisit the craft again, testing new materials such as wood, clay or fabric.

When I was 11, I pestered my father to buy me a vice and nails at an ironmonger shop. I have always preferred to get supplies and make something than buy something already made. I always get enormous, almost physical pleasure the moment I see a raw resource and tools to create something.

Please describe your creative process.

When I get an idea, I first draw it out, so my workshop is always full of paper with scribbles all over it. I also scribble on my diary pages, bills, tissues and even cinema tickets; you never know where the next fit of ingenious ideas will find you.

The best ideas enter the sample stage, where I experiment with technique and material; depending on the basis of the design, I can create as many as five different samples. When I am happy with the sample, the model becomes part of a collection. I try to create a new collection for each season and when it’s ready, I choose the idea for the photo shoot, look for a model and take photos.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

What’s surprising is although I design and create objects, I do not cherish things. What I enjoy and cherish are the meals I prepare together with my love.

Name your top five books, movies, musicians, and websites besides Etsy.

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Movie Directors:
Stanley Kubrick
Robert Altman
Federico Fellini
Martin Scorsese
David Fincher

Musicians:
Radiohead
Bjork
Kate Bush
Sigur Ros
Beck

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

The most important thing that makes your work interesting is your original design, so don’t waste your time copying others.

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

Etsy is an incredibly effective tool/website/community that helps you reach new customers from around the world and this is definitely what I like about it the most. On top of this, it is very user-friendly and has a very clean layout that doesn’t distract customers from what they came here for — handcrafted creations made with passion by independent designers. I love to read the Featured Seller interviews and learn so many different life stories behind the designs. Knowing that there are people like myself, passionate about creating objects, all around the world, is very comforting and uplifting. The world can’t be such a bad place with so many crafters!

A feature that I would find very useful is drop-down menus in “Currently for Sale” section, especially the one concerning an item’s status. I think it would work great as separate information, so that you would be able to choose from “ready to ship,” “made to order in 7 days,” etc. as opposed to writing it in the item’s description. I would also love to have my customers automatically notified by convo about their order being shipped once I tick the box in the “Orders” section; a place to type in the tracking number for this sort of notification would also be great.

celapiu+Etsy: fw 2010/11 slideshow from celapiu on Vimeo.

How do you promote your work?

I don’t have time for this! I am usually so busy making orders or designing a new collection. Recently, I launched a Facebook fan page and becoming a fan is the best way to keep up-to-date with what’s going on with Celapiu, press features, lookbooks, discounts, etc.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

I would like to live a healthy, happy and balanced life with my family. We would travel a lot and own a small house. In this small house, I would like to have a big studio and just keep on creating.

Featured Seller Archive

Ugly Duckling - Grey Swan (dark version) - felted wool animal scarf, stole / shrug
Ugly Duckling - Grey Swan (dark version) - felted wool animal scarf, stole / shrug
celapiu
$170.00 USD
Medieval Hood
Medieval Hood
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Ugly Duckling - Grey Swan (dark version) - felted wool animal scarf, stole / shrug
Ugly Duckling - Grey Swan (dark version) - felted wool animal scarf, stole / shrug
celapiu
$170.00 USD
Raven - felted wool animal stole / scarf
Raven - felted wool animal stole / scarf
celapiu
$170.00 USD
Neverending Sleeves - Heather Black
Neverending Sleeves - Heather Black
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Leia Earmuffs in Sepia
Leia Earmuffs in Sepia
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Ugly Duckling - Grey Swan (light version) - felted wool animal scarf, stole / shrug
Ugly Duckling - Grey Swan (light version) - felted wool animal scarf, stole / shrug
celapiu
$170.00 USD
Pink Flamingo - felted wool animal scarf
Pink Flamingo - felted wool animal scarf
celapiu
$170.00 USD
White Swan - felted wool animal scarf, bridal stole / shrug
White Swan - felted wool animal scarf, bridal stole / shrug
celapiu
$170.00 USD
Neverending Sleeves
Neverending Sleeves
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Pointy Cowl – extra chunky vest with oversized knit turtleneck cowl / hood
Pointy Cowl – extra chunky vest with oversized knit turtleneck cowl / hood
celapiu
$120.00 USD
Cat - felted wool animal scarf
Cat - felted wool animal scarf
celapiu
$175.00 USD
Heather Sweater - luxurious kid mohair and wool blend oversized jumper
Heather Sweater - luxurious kid mohair and wool blend oversized jumper
celapiu
$220.00 USD
Tassel Hat
Tassel Hat
celapiu
$60.00 USD
Teddy Beanie - MANY COLORS
Teddy Beanie - MANY COLORS
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Neverending Sleeves
Neverending Sleeves
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Tatarka hat ( with spike )
Tatarka hat ( with spike )
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Leia Earmuffs in Peony
Leia Earmuffs in Peony
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Braided Shrug in Sepia
Braided Shrug in Sepia
celapiu
$79.00 USD
Woven Cowl in Aubergine
Woven Cowl in Aubergine
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Woven Cowl in Mustard
Woven Cowl in Mustard
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Antlers Headpiece in Taupe
Antlers Headpiece in Taupe
celapiu
$60.00 USD
Little My Mini in Iris
Little My Mini in Iris
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Bambi Hat
Bambi Hat
celapiu
$50.00 USD
Little My in Black
Little My in Black
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Bambi Hat
Bambi Hat
celapiu
$50.00 USD
Little My in Grey
Little My in Grey
celapiu
$45.00 USD
China Girl
China Girl
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Ugly Duckling - Grey Swan (light version) - felted wool animal scarf, stole / shrug
Ugly Duckling - Grey Swan (light version) - felted wool animal scarf, stole / shrug
celapiu
$170.00 USD
Hoot Hat ( worn by Kat von D )
Hoot Hat ( worn by Kat von D )
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Braided Shrug in Chalk
Braided Shrug in Chalk
celapiu
$79.00 USD
Deer de Luxe
Deer de Luxe
celapiu
$185.00 USD
Woven Cowl in Burgundy
Woven Cowl in Burgundy
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Leia Earmuffs
Leia Earmuffs
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Bambi Hat
Bambi Hat
celapiu
$50.00 USD
Woven Cowl - MANY COLOURS
Woven Cowl - MANY COLOURS
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Woven Cowl MANY COLORS
Woven Cowl MANY COLORS
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Bambi Hat
Bambi Hat
celapiu
$50.00 USD
Accordion Scarf in Chalk
Accordion Scarf in Chalk
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Little My Mini in Pastel Pink
Little My Mini in Pastel Pink
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Woven Cowl
Woven Cowl
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Golden Antlers Headpiece
Golden Antlers Headpiece
celapiu
$50.00 USD
Golden Chain
Golden Chain
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Neverending Sleeves
Neverending Sleeves
celapiu
$65.00 USD
Braided Shrug in Grey
Braided Shrug in Grey
celapiu
$79.00 USD
Fox - long in Plum
Fox - long in Plum
celapiu
$79.00 USD
Woven Cowl in Pumpkin - Special Edition
Woven Cowl in Pumpkin - Special Edition
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Bambi Hat
Bambi Hat
celapiu
$50.00 USD
Foxy Beanie
Foxy Beanie
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Rabbit - felted wool animal scarf
Rabbit - felted wool animal scarf
celapiu
$175.00 USD
Woven Cowl in Granite
Woven Cowl in Granite
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Woven Cowl in Stone Grey
Woven Cowl in Stone Grey
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Braided Shrug in Chalk
Braided Shrug in Chalk
celapiu
$79.00 USD
Woven Cowl in Dark Grey
Woven Cowl in Dark Grey
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Ginger Fox, long
Ginger Fox, long
celapiu
$99.00 USD
Teddy Beanie - MANY COLORS
Teddy Beanie - MANY COLORS
celapiu
$45.00 USD
Medieval Hood
Medieval Hood
celapiu
$50.00 USD
Dog - felted wool animal scarf
Dog - felted wool animal scarf
celapiu
$170.00 USD
China Girl in Heather Grey
China Girl in Heather Grey
celapiu
$45.00 USD
China Girl in Burgundy
China Girl in Burgundy
celapiu
$45.00 USD

279 comments

  • dutchpearl

    dutchpearl said 6 years ago

    Stunning pieces, especially the braided shrug!

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 6 years ago

    Very interesting article. So nice to see a feature on someone in our international community! :) angie

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 6 years ago

    Your Braided Cowls rocks. Just love them. Congratulations on the feature.

  • patchesnthings

    patchesnthings said 6 years ago

    Love the Ash Foks!! Very creative.

  • whimhandmadejewelry

    whimhandmadejewelry said 6 years ago

    I know what you mean about being around 900-year-old buildings... I have spent time in France, Spain and England. I draw my inspiration for my jewelry from those wonderful cultures!

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 6 years ago

    WOW GREAT WORK hope you much sucess

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Great article and work!

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 6 years ago

    Really beautiful work. I love the interesting colors selections!

  • Floralworld

    Floralworld said 6 years ago

    Awesome foxs! great artist!

  • CeliaSews

    CeliaSews said 6 years ago

    Brilliant - I love the designs featured in the video : ) xx

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Your designs are beautiful! You have great talent! I love the blue and purple cowls. I've been to Krakow and it's a mystical place! Congrats on your success!

  • sunnyplainquilting

    sunnyplainquilting said 6 years ago

    Nice work. Love your braided work. Wish you success

  • annawoz

    annawoz said 6 years ago

    GratulujÄ™ :) Pozdrowienia od Poletsy :)

  • SpottedFish

    SpottedFish said 6 years ago

    Great items! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    Woot woot! So thrilled... thanks for all the compliments :)

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    beautiful work it has a real earthy natural feeling to it, interesting to read your story somehow I can't imagine an 11 year old wanting a vice! Congratulations on all your success hopefully much more to come!

  • bialakura

    bialakura said 6 years ago

    Love your work! Fajnie, jak ktoÅ› z Polski siÄ™ wybija:)

  • feelingartsy

    feelingartsy said 6 years ago

    Fantastic designs, love your items!!! Congratulations on the artile and by the way, Krakow is my favorite place in the whole entire world!

  • Earthystyle

    Earthystyle said 6 years ago

    I've never seen anything like your braided cowls and shrugs. How cool!

  • GloryBDesign

    GloryBDesign said 6 years ago

    Interesting take on the foxes. Love them!

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade said 6 years ago

    thanks for sharing your creative process--this is my favorite part of the featured seller series. hearing how other creative people work gives me ideas on how to improve my creative process or just get out of my standard thing (read "rut"!). love your work.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop plus great story as well, you make a wonderful featured seller, well deserved I might add. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself with all of us, wish you great success always. :)

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Some beautiful castles in Poland. Interesting work, thanks for sharing and Congrats on the feature!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 6 years ago

    Very inspirational - your work is so elegant and gorgeous!

  • RamshackleStudio

    RamshackleStudio said 6 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous!

  • OhRita

    OhRita said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful things. I am a fan. Love the new foks!!!

  • gohobo

    gohobo said 6 years ago

    STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY! I love it all. Great work.

  • StudioCybele

    StudioCybele said 6 years ago

    Interesting take on the foxes. Love them!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Really beautiful work. Congrats on the future ! I saw Krakow , simply beautiful ! long time ago and we lived two year in Poland, Warsaw :)

  • SwankyStitch

    SwankyStitch said 6 years ago

    Great designs.

  • NorthwestBridal

    NorthwestBridal said 6 years ago

    Great story! Your photos are wonderful! Congratulations!

  • congato

    congato said 6 years ago

    I love your Foks scarves! Gratulacje :-)

  • ArcSquare

    ArcSquare said 6 years ago

    congrats! gratulacje!:)

  • annieWHERE

    annieWHERE said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and creative work. I have been eyeing the vanilla foks for a while :) Congrats on the feature. Wishing you happiness and continued success!

  • dadaya

    dadaya said 6 years ago

    congrats, dear Celina!!! love your new collection too:D

  • JeweledAmbrosia

    JeweledAmbrosia said 6 years ago

    beautiful work, thanks for the wonderful interview!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone :D pozdrowienia dla wszystkich Polan ;)

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 6 years ago

    It's refreshing to learn about artists around the world. Enjoyed this post.

  • littleleezard

    littleleezard said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! You have a beautiful eye for color and style ;)

  • emmarts

    emmarts said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being the FS - well deserved!!

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 6 years ago

    What a theatrical delight, your creations are! Heidi

  • MandaGirlDesigns

    MandaGirlDesigns said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article and lovely items. Congratulations.

  • NatanyaElka

    NatanyaElka said 6 years ago

    Your work is so lovely, and I really like your ideas for new etsy features. I feel almost sad that you live so far away ~ I think we might be friends! *blessings* to both your shop and your future dreams...

  • LucentJewels

    LucentJewels said 6 years ago

    Your work is stunning! Great post, thanks for the insight into your creative life. I can see how Krakow would be inspiring - it's a beautiful place.

  • simplyworn

    simplyworn said 6 years ago

    interesting work and photographs!

  • BellaRosina

    BellaRosina said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I enjoyed reading your story, especially how your early creative process has propelled you to this point today. Your love and appreciation for homeland and how it inspires your work is very touching.

  • ScrapHappyLyrebird

    ScrapHappyLyrebird said 6 years ago

    I love meeting sellers from around the world!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    great interview- great hats!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    Great slideshow, what a wonderful presentation of your work.

  • andrea0503

    andrea0503 said 6 years ago

    I love the braided shrug!!! Great article!

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 6 years ago

    amazing work! great article:)

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 6 years ago

    Great interview and a fantastic shop. I truly appreciate your taste in fashion, film and music!

  • 621SnipBits

    621SnipBits said 6 years ago

    "The world can't be such a bad place with so many crafters!" Agreed! :-)

  • bunnydee

    bunnydee said 6 years ago

    I really love the large fox scarf. So beautiful and with such style.

  • modernbird

    modernbird said 6 years ago

    Amazingly creative & original work. Thank you for a wonderful interview.

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful piece...love the model with the black eyeliner! Great outlook on life! xo

  • SchneiderGallery

    SchneiderGallery said 6 years ago

    Celapiu brawo! strasznie sie ciesze ze zostalas featured sellerem (selerem?:)) super!! mam nadzieje ze wszystko wykupia ze nie nadazysz z produkcja :) buzka i pozdrowka!

  • TheSteelFork

    TheSteelFork said 6 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous shop!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @SchneiderGallery: dzieki! ja mam jednak nadzieje, ze nadaze ;) Go Poland!!

  • marbled

    marbled said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article and lovely items.

  • ozzana

    ozzana said 6 years ago

    Absolutely amazing artist! Bravo!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful interview! Love your braided designs!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! I love your braided designs!

  • Reineprochaine

    Reineprochaine said 6 years ago

    I am so happy with my winter companion, the ginger fox and can't wait to get another of your great designs. Wish you all the best!

  • LizzyClara

    LizzyClara said 6 years ago

    wonderful ! all the best to you ...Dale

  • csmartglass

    csmartglass said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous stuff! Love the purple hat!

  • KatieMarieHorn

    KatieMarieHorn said 6 years ago

    Love the braided shrug, so creative.

  • TheEvesLikeUs

    TheEvesLikeUs said 6 years ago

    Beautiful product~

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 6 years ago

    Wow! Absolutely stunning work :)

  • lovinganvil

    lovinganvil said 6 years ago

    i heart celapiu

  • GemsByJoy

    GemsByJoy said 6 years ago

    Very well done photography! unusual and fun:)

  • demetgun3

    demetgun3 said 6 years ago

    Amazin seller and great works..

  • demetgun3

    demetgun3 said 6 years ago

    Amazing seller and great works..

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • BlueRoomBijoux

    BlueRoomBijoux said 6 years ago

    What beautiful, fresh and delightful work!

  • noemiah

    noemiah said 6 years ago

    I LOVe everything from your new collection, I will be a new customer very soon. Congratulations on this feature!!

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 6 years ago

    I LOVE Celapiu !!! This is art !!!

  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 6 years ago

    Great Work. Nice photos.

  • 1dream

    1dream said 6 years ago

    Celapiu your work are great and I like your shop..Thank you for sharing this interview..Nice to know you:))

  • ButtercupFairy

    ButtercupFairy said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your featured seller piece. Thanks for sharing your story! Cheers, Little Lovelies ~ Trendy Hairclips ~ Bouncy Ponytails by Buttercup Fairy http://www.facebook.com/ButtercupFairyBoutique

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 6 years ago

    Absolutely Beautiful Designs!!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Great Designs! Thanks for sharing! ;)

  • teclur

    teclur said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and amazing photography! Thanks for sharing this article!!! ;-)

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    Thank you thank you thank you all Etsians!

  • sansmap

    sansmap said 6 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • choisette

    choisette said 6 years ago

    very avante garde. and interesting to look at.

  • patkas

    patkas said 6 years ago

    Congrats:) I love your work

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Wonderful !!!

  • DianesCloset

    DianesCloset said 6 years ago

    So inspiring! and those faux-fox wraps are too cute! Love your work!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @Patkas: vice versa ;)

  • tonicofwildness

    tonicofwildness said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous and inspired!

  • SanibelsTreasures

    SanibelsTreasures said 6 years ago

    I love your work!

  • happyapple1973

    happyapple1973 said 6 years ago

    fantastic foks! will have to pass your shop on to my hubby to get my christmas pressie. and your comments about wanting to create as a child are so interesting for me. my boy who is 4 loves to "art". "mommy let's art!" he never wants to throw anything away and is always creating elaborate creations (and traps for his little brother). i could totally imagine him wanting ironmonger tools!

  • remodernseries

    remodernseries said 6 years ago

    love your work. :)

  • JustSmashingDarling

    JustSmashingDarling said 6 years ago

    I like to look at lichen on rocks. We have lots of that here. Buildings max out at about 150 years old. Love your work.

  • PinkPueblo

    PinkPueblo said 6 years ago

    The foxes are TOO CUTE. Congtratulations on being featured!

  • KuDum

    KuDum said 6 years ago

    i stumbled across your shop in my early days on etsy and have been checking back since. you're stuff is brilliant and it was great to read more about the genius behind it all :)

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 6 years ago

    Love the creations :)

  • squirrellicious

    squirrellicious said 6 years ago

    One of my favorite Etsy sellers!!!! SO deserved to be featured seller, congrats :-D

  • mtheoryclothing

    mtheoryclothing said 6 years ago

    Fantastic featured seller work Etsy! WOW, AMAZING, and INCREDIBLE!

  • CindyTurnerDesigns

    CindyTurnerDesigns said 6 years ago

    Very interesting work. I love all the foxes. They remind me of when I was a child and I found my aunt's fox stole. It was frightening and creepy -- one of several childhood experiences that contributed to my becoming a non-meat-eater. Felt foxes are a much better choice. Congratulations on article.

  • GildedCageDesign

    GildedCageDesign said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. Love the little fox wraps...too fun!

  • artistudios

    artistudios said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your interview :) Your articles are amazing and original pieces of art!

  • emilyryan

    emilyryan said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! You've been a favorite for quite some time and I was so happy to see you featured! Love the new work!

  • MyWireArt

    MyWireArt said 6 years ago

    Super(b) collection!! Gratulacje!!

  • DizzyFindsVintage

    DizzyFindsVintage said 6 years ago

    Love your items!! Thanks for all the tips! It is so helpful for a new shop owner like myself to learn the tips toward success.

  • OhDearWatson

    OhDearWatson said 6 years ago

    so much fun.. and inspiring.

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous & Unique Pieces, So Wonderfully Photographed! xox

  • emilyryan

    emilyryan said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! You've been a favorite of mine for quite some time, and I was so happy to see you featured! I love the new collection! Cheers!

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts said 6 years ago

    I've admired your work and am happy to see you featured. I've visited Poland and Krakow is incredibly beautiful. Wonderful people too! Best of luck with your artistic endeavors!

  • CraftedByHeidi

    CraftedByHeidi said 6 years ago

    Love your shop. Congrats on being a featured seller!

  • readwritebooks

    readwritebooks said 6 years ago

    this is amazing work!! I loved the slide show- who do you have playing there in the background?

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 6 years ago

    Ahoy! It's the foks! Lovely as always-intense eyebrows too! :P

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 6 years ago

    Love old stuff, 900 year old buildings are the bomb!!! Great article! Thanx for sharing

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 6 years ago

    Great, thanx so much for sharing. I love old things especially old buildings!

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! It's great to see a favorite shop featured!

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 6 years ago

    Unique and lovely items!

  • MadeOfFelt

    MadeOfFelt said 6 years ago

    moje gratulacje!! jestem od dawna fankÄ… Twoich liskow :) pozdrowienia z Gdanska. aha, a Krakow uwielbiam i bardzo czesto tam wracam :-]

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 6 years ago

    Magnificent work!

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 6 years ago

    Absolutely amazing slideshow, music, girl!

  • morion

    morion said 6 years ago

    She's really amazing!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @readwritebooks: beautiful tune, isn't it? Would like to know what band/composer this is as well - help anyone? Some mysterious mp3 I found on a CD, would love to give credits...

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @emilyryan: Designing a conceptual collection like the latest one has been my dream for a long time. So happy to receive compliments from such a great designer like yourself!

  • dollybirdboutique

    dollybirdboutique said 6 years ago

    great thanks x

  • Harem6

    Harem6 said 6 years ago

    Your work is unique! Imagination,childhood, innocence and so much knowledge...So happy to have let us see into your amazing world.

  • mousesong

    mousesong said 6 years ago

    I have craved for one of your foks stoles for ages! One day... one day :) Also I know it's silly and petty to read an article about someone's business and say something like this but I just can't help it: I LOVE LOVE LOVE your milkmaid braids, so much. I am seriously regretting hacking off my hair right now!

  • lilycobweb

    lilycobweb said 6 years ago

    Fabulous in every sense of the word!

  • peaceknots

    peaceknots said 6 years ago

    Beyond amazing! Your product, pictures, models, interview and webpage are all gorgeous.

  • PeekoApparel

    PeekoApparel said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your stuff so much! i hope to own one of your pieces in the near future! Thanks for sharing the words!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @mousesong: ha ha ha! My inspiration with braids comes from the divine Yulia Tymoshenko. I just love statement hairdos!

  • claudiascreation1

    claudiascreation1 said 6 years ago

    Love it! Even for the mini's! You stole my vote!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @PeekoApparel: And I love your stuff, Brook! You know this ;)

  • claudiascreation1

    claudiascreation1 said 6 years ago

    I do not think you charge enough for the beauty of your creations! YOu could be on a runway!

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 6 years ago

    My fiance bought me the Long Foks in Grey and I LOOOOVEEEEEEE him! I named him Franklin and think it is the most fantastic accessory I have ever owned. Congratulations, very much deserved! ;)

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @janellehaskin: Say hi to Franklin from biological his mother ;)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, seriously amazing craftsmanship! ...and I love your hair in that pic :)

  • meadproductions

    meadproductions said 6 years ago

    Unique! I love Unique. You have an amazing talent and have bought it to life in a beautiful well thought out way. Congratulations. Jennifer

  • gemboxjewelry

    gemboxjewelry said 6 years ago

    Love the article, your work and imagination! Go Poland! By the way, your braids remind me of my mom braiding my hair every day before school- good old times... gratulacje!

  • tillymaison

    tillymaison said 6 years ago

    wow, such striking work. wonderful shop! carolyn

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings said 6 years ago

    Those little foks.....so cute!!

  • lillith

    lillith said 6 years ago

    i'm speechless, your work is beautiful and original!

  • DearOhDeer

    DearOhDeer said 6 years ago

    Oh so lovely! i love when one of my fave stores gets in the spotlight. i love the foks!

  • TwoVintageAvenue

    TwoVintageAvenue said 6 years ago

    lovely work, I love Krakow, you live in very inspiring city. Congratulations on your success, and good luck for the future!!!!! Katya

  • plumcreek22

    plumcreek22 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations---I like your "Little My" hat and Yulia's braids hat very much!! Happy Bicycling and happy creating.

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 6 years ago

    Nice foxes!

  • LoveYouSo

    LoveYouSo said 6 years ago

    Nice article and lovely items! You are so talented!

  • SkiShopKnits

    SkiShopKnits said 6 years ago

    Wow, absolutely amazing work is all I can say!

  • barbarasbagsbydesign

    barbarasbagsbydesign said 6 years ago

    Very unique, very beautiful and great for our Minnesota winters. Barbara

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 6 years ago

    Love the originality of these creations!! My favorite is the 'fok' scarf. Kudos to you, all the best and continued success!

  • beadfreaky

    beadfreaky said 6 years ago

    I Love your very original style! Congratulations on your success!

  • KnitSpinFelt

    KnitSpinFelt said 6 years ago

    Fantastic work Celina! Świetnie że Polska wreszcie się wybiła ;) Mam nadzieję, że posypią Ci się zamówienia i biznes się rozkręci. W sam raz na święta, idealne wyczucie czasu ;)

  • PonyAndPoppy

    PonyAndPoppy said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful article...a pleasure to read. Thank you for sharing. Your work is amazing!

  • barnaclebetty

    barnaclebetty said 6 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE what you said about where you want to be in ten years. You echoed my own dreams. Good luck and all the best to you.

  • SuperflyStash

    SuperflyStash said 6 years ago

    absolutely stunning. thanks etsy, for such a fine feature.

  • snlcreations

    snlcreations said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • snlcreations

    snlcreations said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • feltonthefly

    feltonthefly said 6 years ago

    I love it that you said this: "The most important thing that makes your work interesting is your original design, so don't waste your time copying others." Interesting article. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry said 6 years ago

    love the purple cowl the best!!

  • ljpphoto

    ljpphoto said 6 years ago

    what a brilliant collection!

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 6 years ago

    Your work is stunning and your story is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 6 years ago

    BRAVO! This is an absolutely brilliant presentation!

  • outofline

    outofline said 6 years ago

    I love the Braided shrugs! congrats:)

  • theartlyons

    theartlyons said 6 years ago

    Your mini folks is so cute, love your story!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    Great article thank you :-)

  • byKEONA

    byKEONA said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congratulation to you!

  • elsahats

    elsahats said 6 years ago

    Great designer and interview!

  • VAXIS

    VAXIS said 6 years ago

    Oh I love your designs!! looking at your items over and over again wanting to get everything.

  • wishesonwings

    wishesonwings said 6 years ago

    Absolutely love your work!! Congratulations! You are an inspiration.

  • pulpolinda

    pulpolinda said 6 years ago

    Gratulacje! :)

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 6 years ago

    wow is all I can say. Amazing work!

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 6 years ago

    LOVE HER STUFF...LIKE LOVE!

  • BeppeMartha

    BeppeMartha said 6 years ago

    I love your work!!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Wow, beautiful...what a wonderful creator and artist! Makes me wish it would freeze in Hawaii, so I could wear her pieces!

  • eukestad

    eukestad said 6 years ago

    I love that you have taken an old idea of wearing animals as fashionable and chic and made foxes out of materials not involving animal slaughter. I am so excited to receive my braided beanie from you as well. congratulations on your success! ;D

  • Epiphany6andCo

    Epiphany6andCo said 6 years ago

    I've been loving your shop for awhile & esp. love the new braided shrug but truly I love it all...Congrats on being a featured seller!!:)

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 6 years ago

    I'm completely fascineted by your work! I really like the design and the quality looks excellent! And great musicians selection!

  • OceanSkye

    OceanSkye said 6 years ago

    Love your original designs, especially the Foks :) ~Congrats on being Featured~ :)

  • jungledread

    jungledread said 6 years ago

    simply gorgeous

  • WingsDove

    WingsDove said 6 years ago

    The land where my parents and ancestors came from! I discovered this talented designer a few months ago. It's nice to read more about her and her work.

  • LynnsLittleShop

    LynnsLittleShop said 6 years ago

    It was wonderful to read your story and very inspirational. Congratulations on being a featured seller!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @redemptionart: and your comment makes me wish I actually lived in Hawaii ;)

  • Woolmint

    Woolmint said 6 years ago

    Krakow is one of my favourite cities in Europe! In fact, I just applied for a job there, and hope to get it.

  • filofashion

    filofashion said 6 years ago

    Really Great Work !! Congratulations :)

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation said 6 years ago

    Very good article. I love your style of photos.

  • recyclingroom

    recyclingroom said 6 years ago

    Gratulacje.Od dawna obseryjÄ™ Twoje projekty.Sa bardzo Å‚adne.

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 6 years ago

    You are an inspiration, your talent opens peoples eyes and renews their spirit. Thank you!

  • sunshinecitylassie

    sunshinecitylassie said 6 years ago

    Your designs are amazing!

  • DagnyKnit

    DagnyKnit said 6 years ago

    Gratulacje! Uwielbiam Twoje liski!

  • quirkybeauty

    quirkybeauty said 6 years ago

    Celina you are so cool! I have been drooling over the pieces in your shop for ages. I simply must buy something!!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone :D

  • ShastaEsScents

    ShastaEsScents said 6 years ago

    Exquisite peices of wearable art!!!

  • MagicalCards

    MagicalCards said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!! I LOVE the fox and hope to buy one before winter!!!

  • krize

    krize said 6 years ago

    Lovely work!!

  • MarlouB

    MarlouB said 6 years ago

    Ciesze sie, ze moglam poznac blizej tworce mojego turkusowego lisa!! Zycze ci mnostwa nowych pomyslow i wiele radosci z creatwnego zycia.

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie said 6 years ago

    beautiful story and beautiful work :)

  • MarniesMother

    MarniesMother said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful and different, unique designs. Lovely.

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    Your work is so fun and lovely, rad. It's nice to see a Featured Seller from Eastern Europe too, cheers!

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 6 years ago

    What a neat idea! A knitted fox wrap. This animal lover thinks that's great for those who would rather not use real fur.

  • JujuBySarah

    JujuBySarah said 6 years ago

    I've loved this designer since I started on etsy! It's nice to read about her and life. One of these days I'm getting a Fox.

  • glintgear

    glintgear said 6 years ago

    So unique. Gorgeous!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 6 years ago

    wonderful article...great ideas

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 6 years ago

    great story. great shop.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, Celina! Love your beautifully styled models and photos as well! Best of luck to you.

  • miscolores

    miscolores said 6 years ago

    She's awsome! I have a friend in Krakow. :)

  • dagmarabuczek

    dagmarabuczek said 6 years ago

    Gratuluję! Jak to miło zobaczyć "swoich" na pierwszej stronie:))) Zyczę wielu sukcesów! Pozdrawiam - Daga

  • atelierpompadour

    atelierpompadour said 6 years ago

    I adore this shop!! Celina is great!!!

  • messicakes

    messicakes said 6 years ago

    i like!

  • ThreeChicksVIntage

    ThreeChicksVIntage said 6 years ago

    I love the textures! These pieces appear as satisfying to touch as they would be to look at.

  • fishbonesilver

    fishbonesilver said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous pieces!

  • gtlove35

    gtlove35 said 6 years ago

    WELL DONE!

  • CyanideStitches

    CyanideStitches said 6 years ago

    Amazing work! The detail in some of those pieces is incredible! I would love to visit Krakow someday, you painted such a beautiful portrait of it in my mind.. Congrats of Featured Seller and good luck to you in the future!

  • BKLYNcontessa

    BKLYNcontessa said 6 years ago

    GENIUS!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    Thank you ...and see you all in Krakow ;)

  • jennyelkins

    jennyelkins said 6 years ago

    I want one of each!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and unique work! continued success to you!

  • FeltedByMags

    FeltedByMags said 6 years ago

    great interview. wonderful unique work.

  • FeltedByMags

    FeltedByMags said 6 years ago

    great interview. wonderful creations.

  • lechouchou

    lechouchou said 6 years ago

    YAY! I love Celapiu!! She was my first love on Etsy :D

  • LaimaShop

    LaimaShop said 6 years ago

    Fantastic work! Congratulations!:)

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 6 years ago

    Great work!

  • fashionL

    fashionL said 6 years ago

    wow I love it!

  • GalleonsGold

    GalleonsGold said 6 years ago

    Fun and intense pieces. Loved the interview. Thanks for sharing.

  • ohmydeerlove

    ohmydeerlove said 6 years ago

    amazing!

  • BlackVictoria

    BlackVictoria said 6 years ago

    Everything positive written and then some! Here's to more success!

  • avasauntie

    avasauntie said 6 years ago

    Wow Celina, Great article! So happy to see you in the Esty Spotlight you deserve it as your amazing wearable art is beautiful...and I will be wearing my hats very soon and excited to do as they are a one of a kind here in the US! All the best

  • pikula

    pikula said 6 years ago

    wow..beautiful things..

  • krisztalatex

    krisztalatex said 6 years ago

    Her shop is great! I especially love the "new fokses" collection. :-)

  • LeiLiLaLoo

    LeiLiLaLoo said 6 years ago

    I'm incredibly impressed by your work! You are REALY good!!!

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @ all my returning customers, like avasauntie and lechouchou: without your support I wouldn't be able to be doing what I love. Thank you so much!

  • CarlaValverde

    CarlaValverde said 6 years ago

    I really love this shop! Fav. Fav, Fav!! Congratulations!

  • MarjoriesNook

    MarjoriesNook said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed your interview. You have some gorgeous pieces in your shop. Congratulations on the feature.

  • ravenhaired

    ravenhaired said 6 years ago

    I've always been a fan of the foks!

  • STITCHEDinMPLS

    STITCHEDinMPLS said 6 years ago

    Love your shop, it was one of my first favorites. as a fellow yarn designer you go girl!

  • gingerandgems

    gingerandgems said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love your shop and I love Krakow!! It is so beautiful a city! I wish you well.

  • ShinyMoonBeams

    ShinyMoonBeams said 6 years ago

    I love your shop and the video slideshow is a great idea! congrats on your feature.....such darling items.

  • uaglow

    uaglow said 6 years ago

    Love the Fox scarves!!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 6 years ago

    I love your story your passion. I too seem to enjoy giving my work as gifts or offering to my customers rather than keeping them-sort of not valuing my creations-or needing to offer them to others for their joy Your knitting is fun fabulous and of course FOXY in a faux sort of way!!!!!!!!

  • FruitsOFtheBLooM

    FruitsOFtheBLooM said 6 years ago

    I love all of the things she makes, but those fox scarves are just THE bomb! Amazing!

  • KitschDesigns

    KitschDesigns said 6 years ago

    Such stunning shapes and textures. I am a convert. Love your work and that tune on the video- so cool!

  • gypsytrailsdesign

    gypsytrailsdesign said 6 years ago

    I love the Rooster Hat! And you are right, the world can't be such an awful place with so many crafters. Good luck in all of your endeavors! : )

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    Thank you :)

  • molMolly

    molMolly said 6 years ago

    gratulacje! od dawna podziwiam twoje pomysly!

  • lilabelledesign

    lilabelledesign said 6 years ago

    amazing designs, well done ;o)

  • smeastman

    smeastman said 6 years ago

    Loved the feature - this has been a fav shop for awhile! Beautiful work.

  • FallsvaleCrochet

    FallsvaleCrochet said 6 years ago

    oH sO fOXY! cONGRTS oN yOUR fEATURE! lOVE yOUR wORK! pOLAND sOUNDS aMAZING, hELLO fROM cALIFRONIA:)

  • Ggestalt

    Ggestalt said 6 years ago

    There seems to be such a great sense of humor and playfulness in your creations. Very inspiring!

  • suzyssentiments

    suzyssentiments said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your story. You are amazingly talented....beautiful pieces! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 6 years ago

    Very cool stuff!

  • knittingcate

    knittingcate said 6 years ago

    You are so talent! And in italian the word "piu'" means more!

  • villaylle

    villaylle said 6 years ago

    ♥Enchanting!♥ & I loved the music for the slideshow! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    @knittingcate: Exactly! 'Celapiu' is something like 'more me', a charm to boost creative energy :)

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 6 years ago

    Awesome creations!!!....Eer....interesting? makeup?

  • OverlookedHappiness

    OverlookedHappiness said 6 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • SouthIndustry

    SouthIndustry said 6 years ago

    congrats! love your work..

  • MamacitaRia

    MamacitaRia said 6 years ago

    Pink fox is very brilliant! Love your interview and confidence.

  • mariemeredith

    mariemeredith said 6 years ago

    i LOVE your work!!!!

  • LaurelDChristian

    LaurelDChristian said 6 years ago

    The braided lilac shrug is very unique. All of it is beautiful.

  • sweetlittlefelt

    sweetlittlefelt said 6 years ago

    LOVELY collection

  • sweetlittlefelt

    sweetlittlefelt said 6 years ago

    awesome photography

  • TropicalGarden

    TropicalGarden said 6 years ago

    Stunning collection!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    such beautiful creations + a great read :)

  • annashoub

    annashoub said 6 years ago

    I love Celina's work and I think she has some of the best photographs on etsy. This was a wonderful and inspirational interview.

  • justmejewelry

    justmejewelry said 6 years ago

    I really love your foxes neckwarmer! ;))) Beautiful creations and color! :)

  • AmericanMadeJewelry

    AmericanMadeJewelry said 6 years ago

    Fabulous.

  • BlkSheepProductions

    BlkSheepProductions said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! You capture your work so brilliantly in photo -- great job! We appreciated your inspirations as well. Keep up the great work.

  • Earleyimages

    Earleyimages said 6 years ago

    Wonderful works and great ideas

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all your kind words :)

  • themadplanter

    themadplanter said 6 years ago

    Such wonderful pieces. You sound like a very well balanced person and it comes through in your work. Good luck in the future!

  • thesittingtree

    thesittingtree said 6 years ago

    Such good advise... be yourself, unique and original!!

  • benerita

    benerita said 6 years ago

    Inspirational!

  • peachpatrol

    peachpatrol said 6 years ago

    Love it! Best 10 year plan ever!

  • wawel

    wawel said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • wawel

    wawel said 6 years ago

    Your designs are amazing! Great interview, too. Powodzenia :)

  • sublimenprojects

    sublimenprojects said 6 years ago

    this was inspiring to read and the pieces are so striking. thanks!

  • lindaloulovelies

    lindaloulovelies said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed your story and looking at your shop. I think you are going to be very successful. I added you as a favorite.

  • tinyearsjewelry

    tinyearsjewelry said 6 years ago

    I think this is my favorite one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48994399/neverending-scarf nice stuff... thanks... Casey @ Tin Years

  • KateHollArt

    KateHollArt said 6 years ago

    Velmi pekne! :)

  • SundayTreasures

    SundayTreasures said 6 years ago

    your style is unique...what glorious photos!

  • agatsijoias

    agatsijoias said 6 years ago

    I used to have good friend from Poland. We meet in high school ,and lost contact after college!!! One thing that we had in common was our love for fashion!! I always told her that one day I would go to Poland, to buy all the stylish clothes and shoes that she had and I couldn't find here in the US!! I love your designs!! Congratulations!! http://www.agatsijoias.etsy.com

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