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.
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! 🙂
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