Thursday, July 15, 2010
Custom Bridal Jewelry: An interview with Something Jeweled
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 (sarahwalshmakeup.com). 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?
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?
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.
What are some of your favorite shops on Etsy, wedding or otherwise?
I admire these shops SO much: www.etsy.com/shop/sarahseven www.etsy.com/shop/LoBoheme
Do you have a website, blog, where we can read more about you and your work?