Crafting a business out of a passion

Despite the challenges of turning a hobby into a full-time business, such as long working hours and the uncertainty of a regular income, some crafters still want to take the plunge

When Ms Chloe Chew, 26, was toying with the idea of turning her hobby of making polymer clay jewellery into a full-time business in March last year, it was a stint at creative market Artbox Singapore two months later that made her take the leap eventually.

She had applied for a booth with a friend to peddle her wares and the response was better than she anticipated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2019, with the headline 'Crafting a business out of a passion'. Print Edition | Subscribe