nyanzilla

Cute apparels & small accessories! Kawaii goods galore!

Tacoma, Washington · 223 Sales

nyanzilla

Cute apparels & small accessories! Kawaii goods galore!

Tacoma, Washington 223 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(87)

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Kanae

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Last updated on Mar 20, 2018

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Thank you for your support and for all the wonderful feedbacks!

Kanae

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5 out of 5 stars
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Julia

Julia on Apr 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Sehr schnell Lieferung. Einwandfreie Verpackung. Bin sehr zufrieden. Gerne wieder :) Und danke für den Rabatt :)

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tahara

tahara on Apr 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love these pins.

coshledak

coshledak on Apr 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The pin arrived SO FAST and with an adorable little note. The packaging was great and the pin is solid, stunning quality. I have lost one of the backs already (hey, it happens), but I just solved that with one of those rubber earring backs and haven't had any other problems! Definitely would purchase from this shop again.

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Bringing out the creativity in me

I originally was not thinking of starting an online store, mainly because I was always nervous about the process and didn't know anything about even starting one. It also did not help that I constantly have anxiety and lack of confidence in my art. But I grew up crafting and sewing with my mom and through her I also enjoyed creating art and designing. When I first made a product, it was hand crafted felt accessories --- felt was one of the first crafting I've done with my mom during my childhood. I would gift these to my family and friends during the holidays, and it was their idea that I should make more and have an online store. It was extremely scary for me. But I thought to myself that if I can do this, I can gain more confidence in my art and myself from receiving feedbacks from customers. So I opened my store back in 2012. It was a lot of work but it was fun. But around the time, I also got a full time job that kept me from making anything and I pretty much had to step back from my store. But I still kept drawing and creating ideas. I then went through depression due to fact that I didn't know what I wanted to do with career choice and I had ideas but didn't know how to get there; or rather, I was scared of the failure.

But in 2016, I decided to pick up where I left off and try again. At times, it is difficult because I have anxiety and it often affects my daily life. It was my love for animals and the want to spread animal awareness through my art that made things easier. Within a year, I've expanded my products to bags, enamel pins and apparels, and I've even opened an Instagram account. It is a big accomplishment for me to even have an IG account because I am always afraid to post anything of my work and also because I didn't think I can get to where I am right now at all back then. It's also a lot of trial and error, but it has all been a great learning experience. Being an independent Artist is certainly a very difficult road, but I am doing what I enjoy --- creating art and designing. And having the chance to see people's positive reactions to my creation is the most wonderful experience I could have ever asked for. So thank you to everyone who has supported me and my business, and supporting independent Artists.

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  • Kanae

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Hi! I am the artist and designer at Nyanzilla, and I enjoy creating animal art. When i am not working, you'll see me playing video games and walking around a zoo with camera hanging from my neck and a sketch book in my hand. Also, latte are the best!

  • Tibbers

    Cuddler, Assistant

    Hello! I am a super energetic German Shepherd! You'll occasionally see drawings and photos of me on my mom's Instagram. I enjoy keeping her cheerful and giving her hugs! My favorite toy is my green ball that I've had since I was a puppy!

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