a lovely, little shop

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

 And now, for some eye candy. 
 (and she's doing a giveaway here)


Isn't the photography of these necklaces gorgeous?? 

Meet a lovely, little shop as the newest sponsor to this blog. In the past days that I've been communicating back and forth with Chelsea I'm positive that I've met one of the sweetest and most down to earth of persons. And there's definitely something about her pretty necklaces that draws me to them.  I think she answers precisely why in the interview below as she discusses the drive behind her shop.  

**But FIRST you must know that she is doing a giveaway at her blog (a lovely, little blog) where you can win any necklace of your choice... but go now - only 2 more days!!

a lovely, little shop information:
Shop
Blog
Facebook
 
And now some questions with Chelsea!

1. 5 things that make you h-a-p-p-y?

1. My family & friends. My parents, my twin sister, my two, older brothers, & our two cute cats (Duke & Gibby), make me very happy! My family & friends are so encouraging, creative, hilarious, and supportive; I don't know what I'd do without them.
2. I love shopping for bargains and thrifting for wonderful treasures!
3. I love watching films or going to the cinema with my boyfriend. We share a love for all types of film, so it is wonderful to have someone who has the same passion for film as I do. He is truly the best. 
4. I love, love, LOVE finding learning about new things in regards to making jewelry & finding the perfect component or piece to add to my bead collection, so that I may add it to my creations at my shop. Nothing is more exciting than finding that perfect piece that will simply make a necklace, bracelet, or ring while learning about its properties or history. Creating, in general, makes me very happy.  
5. It makes me happy to make my friends and family laugh at the silly things I say. I love to laugh and make others chuckle. 

2. Your pieces definitely have a certain feel to them, what is your inspiration?

 As a child, I was constantly collecting rocks and minerals and I wanted to be a geologist or study anthropology when I grew up. I was quite the rock hound as a small girl and my parents would take me on walks to search for arrowheads and pottery around our home. My parents are both creative individuals; my mother is an artist, while my father is an amazing craftsman, always building furniture, working with metal, and finding a use for everything. I grew up in a very rural location, my nearest neighbor was three or four miles away, so I spent a lot of time outdoors with my brothers and sister. We would be constantly climbing trees, digging through the ground and nearby streams in search of quartz and pyrite, and build tree forts. When I thought about what kind of jewelry I wanted to make, I thought back to those special moments during the crisp Autumn and balmy Summer months with my parents and siblings and decided to create pieces that would be nostalgic to me in regards to color, shape, and material, and perhaps they would connect with others as well. Natural elements, such as rocks, minerals, and wood are some of my favorite things to utilize in my collection, but I also love to mix vintage elements with modern pieces as well. I love the combination of wood and metal to create something modern or create an item that is light, airy, and delicate. 

3. What is your favorite piece in your shop?? 

Hmm....This is tough. I love everything I make and oddly enough, as someone that makes jewelry, I rarely wear anything I make. I know that's breaking a cardinal rule as a maker of things, but I enjoy creating rather than wearing what I make. Anyway, I'd have to say my favorite piece thus far is my Parallel Highway necklace. The tiny, aqua triangles were sourced from a seller on Etsy and I'm told that they are very old and very rare, so they are quite unique!
Thank you so much, Chelsea!

60 comments:

MyFavouriteThings said...

How lovely! I really enjoyed reading the story behind the artist as well, how she collected rocks as a child and later on took inspiration from her creative parents and her childhood.

Style and coffee said...

very nice post! I totally entered the giveaway! Wish me luck :)

a woman's right to shoes said...

Very nice post. And beautiful necklaces.

little t said...

I love 'a lovely little blog' and 'a lovely little shop'

..R May A.. said...

gorgeous post :)
loving the shop!! x

Wendy said...

These are great and Chelsea sounds great! I can relate to everything that makes her happy. Off to check out the link.

Ann said...

fab necklaces...
nice interview, it is always wonderful to learn a little tidbit about designers and bloggers.

Diana Mieczan said...

Those are such a sweet necklaces:) Im off to check out her blog right now:) Kisses, sweetie

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful GIVEAWAY later today! Hope you’ll join in :)

marissa said...

she sounds precious! and the name of her shop is so cute!

Sympathy for The Devil said...

they look like candy!

Sympathy for The Devil said...

love your new header bytheway...

NARDIVILE said...

So funny,i never wear anything i make either...
I'd wear one of these necklaces tho. I think the glimmer one on etsy is my favourite or maybe the silence,sea and sky one.

I'd love if you would send me a link (i'm totally lost lol) :)

Rx

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oooh i am loving those necklaces.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

She seems full of joy and it shows in her lovely jewelry. I also often forget to wear jewelry when going out and my studio is just overflowing with it, funny.
Like your little rabbit :)

ellie said...

Very sweet interview! Lovely treasures.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Very cool and cute name!

Coco Coterie said...

Sweet little pieces. Have a great afternoon/evening Krystal ~ xox Alexandra

Vanilla said...

Such cute necklaces :)

Love, Vanilla

http://vanillaheartsstyle.blogspot.com/

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

those are so cute! with it being spring and all, im totally into the smaller, dainty pieces like these. *swoon*

andrea despot said...

i love the candy-colors in the necklace photographs!!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

The necklaces are beautiful! Great interview Krystal!

XO
Lenore

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

aaaack! i love it. love love love it.

i was a 'rock hound' as a kid, too!

off to check out this lovely blog.

Julie-Inspired said...

Pretty...and I entered the giveaway too, thanks!

Teenage Bride said...

oooh a lovely shop indeed. You always have the best finds!

M said...

pretty dainty little necklaces:)

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

styleonthecouch said...

I really enjoyed reading the Q&A about the style and influences. Lovely necklaces... off to check out her blog...

www.styleonthecouch.wordpress.com
www.twitter.com/styleonthecouch

katie said...

Aw these are so pretty! I love necklaces, especially something that shows off your personality. These ones are so charming!

Sophia's Lover said...

Lonely as a cloud

What shall we sing, my friends?
In what shall we rejoice?
There alone our song lives,
Where our ancestors were born.
On Earth, where they lived...
I suffer here on Earth...
He who gives life conceals

Men in a casket and in an ark....
But shall I see them? Shall my eyes see
The faces of my father and my mother?
Can they offer me their song,
Their words, which I search for?
Here is no one,
They have left us as orphans, here on Earth.

thanks.

Daniela said...

going to check her blog/shop out now !

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Such a sweet giveaway.

Speaking of giveaways...you won the Puerto Rico Prints. Send me your address and I will get them out to you asap.

modanista junkie said...

Amazing. Love the answers to her questions. Totally entering that giveaway!

xoxo,
melrod

Nikki said...

I laughed at her rock collecting, it reminds me so much of my Sister who had a huge rock collection in a glass case. I wonder where it is now?

Off to enter her giveaway!

BenchesandChandeliers said...

what a lovely story :)

www.benchesandchandeliers.com

Isabel said...

those necklaces are so cute!
Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Josie said...

These are GORGEOUS! I love.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

abigail oliveros said...

thank you for recommending and taking time to find all these people. you have such great taste my lovely girl.

how you are well,
abigail.

abigail oliveros said...

oh no, do get to work on finding cafes with live musicians. I hear that there are lots theres :)
I've been searching and searching unfortunately i still haven't found venues that interest me :(

although, I am going to a secret concer this friday. A free performance with mother mother and said the whale. I'm going to have to take the public bus and it's going to be about a 2 hour journey but I know its going to be worth it.

your friend,
abigail

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh I just love giveaways


Check out my $100 APART Style Giveaway

Cupcake said...

Great story! I'm checking out her blog...
Cupcake

Katie said...

Gorgeous necklaces!

Jess said...

Oh I love that gold necklace! Yay for a new sponsor!

Hannah said...

these necklaces are simply beautiful


Bow Dream Nation xx

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Oh goodness me BFF what beautiful styling and photography. This def caught my eye. I owe you an e-mail ASAP too. Hugs girlfriend! xoxo

LyddieGal said...

What a cute shop, I love the soft colors, and the way the necklaces in the photos float in the frame.

Kavery said...

Would be hard to choose just one piece -they're all so pretty

Sandra Leiva said...

Very nice necklaces, lovely! <3

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

They are really pretty!!! Congrats on the newest sponsor :)

Stacey said...

Such a lovely interview. She sounds like a real sweetheart too. Beautiful necklaces btw.

Rach said...

Oh I loved the story behind her and her shop. I hope I win!

Stephany said...

I love the photography with the necklaces as well! Very lovely store. :)

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Also I got a blog award and you were one of the people I passed it onto. All of the info is on my page :) xoxo

Gracie said...

Thanks for sharing! Her pieces are so pretty and unique and I'm seriously thinking of getting something. I love that it's dainty yet so different :)

ryan said...

Yes I totally agree the photography is so beautiful for these. Beautiful necklaces, beautiful post : )

Heidi said...

This was lovely indeed...I loved how she collected rocks as a child!

Chuzai Living said...

How neat! I like the way Chelsea took the photos and the colors on the background make the necklace look so pretty! Definitely eye candy. It's interesting that she hardly wears what she makes. I wonder what she likes to wear!

this free bird said...

So cute. I really like how you include the stories behind the peeps/shops!

Kelly said...

Beautiful ♥ you find such lovely people and shops to tell us all about!

Buckeroomama said...

Eye candy indeed. =) I love her Parallel Highway necklace, too!

thingsIlove said...

Love this post, my dear!

info said...

Lovely necklaces from a lovely designer. Love the name of her shop too, its so cute!

A Big Thumbs up!


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