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It has been SUCH a long time since I’ve done an Etsy Spotlight here at ShopHappens… but I think this will make up for lost time! Today, I’d like to introduce you to Irina, the owner of Danique Jewelry.  Be sure to check out Irina’s social media sites – she regularly updates and posts coupons for her followers! You can find Irina on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.  (And as always, click any image in this post to visit her Etsy store!) Danique Jewelry pieces are unique and super cute – please read on and check back later this week for… well, you’ll just have to find out then 🙂

How long have you been selling on Etsy?  How did you become interested in creating your own handmade products? 

I have been selling on Etsy since February of this year. I have being creating handmade arts and crafts since I can remember myself. I got a degree in web and graphic design and worked for many years as a web designer. I was making handmade jewelry occasionally as a hobby. When my daughter Danique was born in 2011 I dedicated to her a special jewelry collection. When my friend saw it, she convinced me that I should try to go on Etsy. Finally I opened Danique Jewelry store and named it after my baby daughter. 

What inspires you?

So many things inspire me: all the beauty of nature, its intensive colors and rich textures. As an artist I got passion from little details, which create the sense of harmony whether it is a painting or a natural gemstone. I love to look at different gemstones, their shapes and colors. I am always amazed how nature creates such a beauty, which can be never matched by anything artificially made.

How long does it take to design and create each piece?

Depending on the item it can take from half an hour to several hours. My main goal is to create high quality products using best available materials and this is my top priority even if it takes longer.

What is your favorite product so far?

My most favorite products now are gemstone bezeled sterling silver rings, personalized charm necklaces and my cross collection jewelry pieces.

What is the most interesting request you’ve received from a customer?

I love creating customized orders. They gave me opportunity to bring my creativity and hopefully bring something very special to my customers. The most interesting orders are for wedding celebrations because they require creating a small collection.

What makes your Etsy store different from others?

I create colorful and elegant jewelry for all different occasions: from everyday wear to Bridal parties, weddings, gifts, formal events or a little something special just for you. Engraved initials and names as well as opportunity to include a customized gift message create a personal touch to the jewelry. I also very welcome any modifications to the jewelry requested by my customers.

Thank you so much for the interview, Irina! And readers, don’t forget to check back in a few days… Irina has another exciting announcement to make and it’s exclusively for YOU!  🙂

If you or someone you know is interested in being featured as an Etsy Spotlight, please let us know!

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5 Responses to Etsy Spotlight: Irina from Danique Jewelry

  1. Julia says:

    I like to start my morning from checking Irina’s new items and new designs, she posts them every single day, all you need is just to “like” her facebook page. I also noticed that her price is very reasonable. I bought a few items and they all came on time and in very nice boxes. one of the items was for me and one for my mother-in -law. We both were happy, so I would say that Irina’s designs are for any age , the price is good and the packaging is outstanding.
    BRAVO IRINA!

  2. O.K. says:

    I am a happy owner of two of Irina’s earring creations and a ring. One of the pairs of earrings is traditional and classy, the other is whimsical and cute. The ring is a single stone in a silver band. All of the pieces are well made with care and style. I like the variety of choices offered by Danique Jewelry, one can find something for special occasions as well as for everyday styling. And based on my experience, the quality is top notch. I hope Irina continues making her beautiful jewelry!

  3. I love the blue gem and the cross too.
    What inspires me is my stolen jewelry. Yeah, might sounds funny but true.

    – April

  4. Irina says:

    I have known Irina for some 25+ years and she’s definitely the most creative person I’ve ever met. She is an amazing artist and her jewelry is just one of the many ways she expresses herself as an artist. I own several pieces of jewelry from her collection and I love wearing every single one of them. They are elegant, modern and beautifully crafted. The packaging is also beautifully designed. I have received several compliments from friends and co-workers about the set I recently bought from Irina’s store. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of wearing her beatiful creations!

  5. […] win myself! To celebrate the launch of her new website DaniqueJewelry.com, the lovely and talented Irina has generously sponsored a giveaway just for ShopHappens readers! Today’s giveaway is for  a […]

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