On this wonderful and joyous month of December, our featured seller is Adriana, a very talented jewelry artist and the creative genius behind Chloe Alyson. Her Etsy shop is a definite must-see during this busy holiday shopping season.
Tell us a little about yourselfI am a stay at home mom of two and self-taught jeweler.
I get creative when I look at my daughter: Chloe Alyson. She is my running force, my inspiration, so I decided to name my shop after her! Hope you like it and visit often: chloealyson.etsy.com
What do you create/offer in your Etsy shop?Using genuine gemstones, I strive to create jewelry that can be worn on any and every occasion, without breaking the bank!
How did you get started in your line of business?
I originally started creating jewelry as a hobby but didn't become serious in selling until my daughter Chloe Alyson was born.
Describe your creative processI look at the colors and texture of the gemstones themselves. I look for shades in the gemstones that compliment or contrast with each other.
Where do you find your inspiration?I love natural and vibrant colors derived from genuine gemstones and always try to incorporate and showcase its brilliance in my jewelry. Besides finding inspiration from the gemstones, I look to different cultures and am influenced by their practices and different fashions as well.
What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment?At the moment I am really loving my Handknotted Amethyst Beads Necklace with Gold Filled Horn. It has been created using genuine faceted Amethyst beads and Hand-knotted between each bead on matching silk cord to protect each bead. It features a 1 1/2 inch Gold-filled horn/tusk. It is 30 1/2 inches long.
***This necklace has been submitted to the stylist of THE VOICE for consideration on the show!
How do you promote your work?
Because I am a member of The Artisan Group (a juried and elite group of artisans), I have been given so many awesome opportunities to send my jewelry to different events, stylists and celebrities. My Gemstone Chain Lariat with Onyx and Black Diamond Swarovski beads has been worn by Lisa Kudrow on the TV show Scandal.
What is one of your most important lessons you've learned since starting your business?One of the most important lessons I've learned was to do what you love and believe in yourself.
What advice would you give someone just starting out?For someone just starting out, what I would say is to learn from others and don't be afraid to ask questions.
What are your other sites (facebook, twitter, blog, etc.)?Website: www.chloealyson.comFacebook: facebook.com/chloeAlysonJewelryTwitter: twitter.com/ChloeAlyson_Instagram: instagram.com/chloealysonjewelry