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Meet Talia Rochon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Talia Rochon.

Hi Talia, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
After the birth of my son in 2016, I started playing around with making jewelry as a way to find something to do for myself that was relaxing and an output for creativity.

Sort of a way to find me after becoming a new mom, from there it took off into a passion and a drive to learn more techniques.

Starting as a hobbyist it took off into a drive to build a business and brand based on my handmade work. I am fully self-taught in everything I’ve done so far, from the creation process up to everything business-wise. It’s been a journey to find me and where my passions come from in life.

Growing up, I was never “good” at any particular thing, I always thought I’d never find my niche, little did I know it just took time to find me in making jewelry & suncatchers.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Smooth? No, not at all.

Learning anything new is hard, it’s challenging. No one wakes up and is just spectacular at something (for me at least).

Online tutorials make things look very easy and I’ve realized that artistry is not talent so much as a skill you learn over time and they want to learn that skill is what Artists have. I have a passion and drive to continue to learn over time and get better at my skill set.

Each time I learn a new skill it’s hours, weeks, or months of consistency in learning and training myself.

Everything behind running a small shop is a bumpy road for me being an immigrant I have to learn new tax laws, I have to learn how to register my shop in the city. I never went to business school so learning to run a business by myself is extremely challenging I am currently a one-person shop so I am the customer service, the social media, the bookkeeper, the artist, and the shipper. Everything comes down to me on a daily basis, I wear many hats for my shop.

Learning to market yourself, and put your art out there into the world on social media is challenging as it seems to change on a daily, learning to navigate reels, video editing, etc. has been difficult.

As artists we get to create content now, so we are consistently filming our small shop lives and producing content on the weekly basis or daily basis to show the world what I have to offer. It’s a very public feeling, but also it’s putting yourself out there that is scary.

I’m showing pieces that I deeply care about and have worked on for people to openly see and view.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I currently make Suncatchers and Jewelry.

I am learning to metalsmith currently, it has been an ongoing process for a few years now, metalsmithing is the process of blank sheets of metal being sawed, formed, soldered, and typically gemstones placed to make jewelry pieces.

Additionally to my shop, my bigger sellers are my suncatchers. Suncatchers are made from the specialized glass when hung in a window where the sun will hit them this creates refraction which then creates rainbows on your walls, ceiling, floor, etc. They really are beautiful pieces of window jewelry as I like to call them.

I create many different styles of suncatchers and jewelry however they are always true to myself which would be focusing on celestial magic and earth-centric aura. I tend to make things that are based on the Esoteric Design style.

So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
I love collaborations with other small shops or companies, and I love being a part of community events, so anyone who aligns with my shop’s values could have the potential for collaboration all they would need to do is email me at hello@shopmaymoonco.com

The greatest thing support-wise for my shop is to follow my social media profiles, like, share, and comment on my works and reels/videos. These help me reach more people, but they also have me make connections with people who enjoy my art and that is very special to me, to make genuine connections with people who enjoy what I do.

My biggest social media presence focus is on Instagram currently www.instagram.com/maymoonco.

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Talia Rochon (May Moon Co)

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