Monday, August 25, 2008

Spotlight: jewelrybyallison on Etsy

No matter what your style is, jewelrybyallison has something for you. While in Etsy chat I was asking for ideas on what to feature this week, when lo and behold, jewelrybeallison suggest I feature her. When I went into her shop I was in disbelief. She has some of the most amazing jewelry designs ever. These designs are not your simple, typical, everyday designs. They are much, much more than that. The first thing to catch my eye was the Robin's Egg Charm Necklace, it is from her Lost and Found Collection. Then there is the Turquoise Butterfly Braclet and the Beginning of Fall Charm Necklace, both from the Natural Elegance Collection. This collection is filled with gorgeous jewelry. Last, but certainly not least, her Wildflower Collection. Who doesn't love flowers? I certainly do, these flowers are in full bloom all year long. Below I asked jewelrybyallison a few questions so I could better get to know her.

1. Tell us a little about yourself and how you began making jewelry.
When I was younger I loved any crafty thing I could get my hands on. My grandmother gave me a few broken necklaces and I re-strung them to make new jewelry. I still love to use pieces of old jewelry in my work today.

2. Who is your target audience?
I have a few lines of jewelry to appeal to different audiences. There is the Lost and Found Collection for those who appreciate the beauty of vintage and the mixture of old with new, the Natural Elegance Collection for those who appreciate the beauty of gemstones, and the Wildflower collection for those who like nature inspired jewelry, colorful and a bit whimsical.

3.What inspires you?
I have recently gotten married, so I would have to say that there is a bit of romance in my latest work.

4. What advice would you give someone who wants to begin designing jewelry?
It is so important to find your own style. Think about what inspires you and what would make each piece truly your own. Don't just make beautiful jewelry, make beautiful jewelry that you would actually wear.

Now, go over to her shop and see what all she has to offer. I can assure you, you will not be disappointed!