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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Custom Bridal Jewelry: An interview with Something Jeweled

This weeks interview features Sarah from Something Jeweled.  Sarah is located in Ottawa, Canada.

Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi, my name is Sarah, and I'm the sole designer behind Something Jeweled. I'm 23, from Ottawa, Canada, and I have a passion for all things beautiful and artistic! In conjunction with my etsy shop, I also work as one of the city's top bridal makeup artists ( I started my two businesses while in university. Now that I'm finished school, this is what I do full-time, and I absolutely LOVE it!

What special things do you create for weddings?
I create custom wedding jewelry for the bride and bridesmaids. My pieces are designed with freshwater pearls, Austrian crystal, and precious metals. I work exclusively with CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements.

Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items?
From a young age, I've always designed jewelry as a hobby. I ALWAYS wear my own creations (usually my favorite coin pearl earrings and pendant). While working as a bridal makeup artist, my clients would always ask me where I got my jewelry! To their surprise, after hearing that I made it myself, they would always ask me to design something for them. A few years later, here I am with a full collection of designs, selling on Etsy!

What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting?
I guess what makes my work unique is that every piece in my collection reflects my personal style. My rule of thumb is, "...if I wouldn't wear this on my wedding day, than it's not good enough to sell". I have very high standards in terms of design, wear-ability, and quality.

If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t?
Not married yet! Still looking for prince charming!

What is your favorite wedding song?
I don't even know if this is a real song, but it's from the old tv show 'Full House' (haha!). The song Uncle Jesse sings to Becky at their wedding. It's called 'Forever'. LOVE it!

What trends do you see happening in your specialty at the moment?
Long, glamorous earrings, and a matching bracelet! A lot of brides prefer a bare neck.

What is your favorite part of the wedding journey?
Getting excited with brides about their wedding! I'm such a romantic girlie girl at heart! I like hearing about all the wedding details!

What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year?
Don't over-plan. Things never run on schedule, there are always little bumps along the way. Relax, enjoy, and go with the flow!

What is your perfect honeymoon spot?
Niagara Falls

If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they
Hmmm, well I don't really have any aspirations to design for anyone famous. I love designing symbolic and meaningful pieces for everyday women. It's the same when I do makeup, I would much rather work with a real woman over a model. I don't need to put a celebrity's face on my work to make it worth something.

If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be?
"I think every bride should be dripping in crystal!

These earrings are my absolute favorite:

What are some of your favorite shops on Etsy, wedding or otherwise?
I admire these shops SO much:

Do you have a website, blog, where we can read more about you and your work?


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Flex said...

Her jewelries are one of a kind. They add sophistication and elegance to anyone who is wearing it.
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Jonathan said...

Thanks a lot for the amazing guide on choosing wedding jewelry so comfortably.

ayatasarim said...

great sharing Sarah, I wish you many successes

Gael said...

I like the material of the jewellery, its looks good.

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