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Monday, June 7, 2010

Etsy Shop: Brittany Chavers Studio Review & Giveaway

I am SO glad I found Brittany Chavers Studio on Etsy! She has the most beautiful, most unique jewelry! I am so glad she picked something out for me to review, because I would have been there all day trying to decide!

Brittany sells b unique earrings, simple necklaces, b luxe necklaces, and rings, just to name a few! Anybody browsing through her shop is almost guaranteed to find something that fits their style!

I receive a beautiful Asymmetrical Vintage Pearl Rose Necklace! It reminds me of something you'd see a star wearing on TV. Maybe on the red carpet! Ten precious pink pearls lead up to a filigree with a pearlized vintage rose cabochon! This totally fits the definition on 'girly'!

Necklace measures 18” long with a toggle clasp and antique brass chain. Brittany can also add length to it for no extra charge! I absolutely adore this necklace! I had to hide it from both my sister and my boys! Yes, my boys are with only me too much, they like pretty things! lol

Here is my interview with Brittany:

ME: Where are you from and a little about yourself?

Brittany: I've lived in Ohio all of my life in a little town called Twinsburg. I currently live in Northfield, Ohio about twenty minutes south of Cleveland. I attended Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio and received my Associates of Individualized Study in Social Sciences and Art.

ME: When did you start making the items in your shop?

Brittany: I started making jewelry when I was much younger but stopped until 2009. When I needed a necklace for graduation from college, I wasn't very happy with the selection the stores in the area offered. (Nelsonville consists of one major Highway and a lot of national parks! The largest store around was a Kroger the size of a postage stamp!) After I FINALLY found a suitable necklace at Target, which was 45 miles away, I decided I should try to make my own jewelry so I would never be in the same situation again! Thus, Brittany Chavers Studio was born.

ME: How did you decide the name for your shop?

Brittany: Originally, I opened my shop for my photography. I wanted my photography to be sold under my real name, but I still haven't gotten around to listing any of it! I decided to have the shop for my jewelry instead. I added Studio to Brittany Chavers and I think it has a nice ring to it!

ME: What is your favorite thing about owning your shop and being a seller?

Brittany: I love the creative freedom of being an Etsy seller! It is so much fun to play around with a new idea, develop it and create something new with it. The fact that my awesome customers want to wear my jewelry is just an added bonus!!

ME: What inspires you to create such beautiful pieces?

Brittany: As you can tell from my shop, I love flowers! Well... maybe not real flowers- they attract too many bees! But I love floral designs and try to bring nature into my pieces. New and inventive products also go a long way in the inspiration process. Color inspires me as well; I love bright colors and I'm not afraid to use them!

ME: What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

Brittany: I think my favorite item changes every day! As of today, my favorite item is the Asymmetrical Turquoise Leather Rosette Necklace.. say that three times fast! I love the mix of textures and colors this necklace offers. The soft leather paired with the bold turquoise and delicate, porcelain beads just floats my boat!

ME: Is there anything new you plan to add to your shop?

Brittany: I am always creating new pieces for the shop! As you can see, I am OBSESSED with asymmetrical necklaces! I have many more in various stages of completion waiting to enter the shop.

ME: Anything else you would like to let us know?

Brittany: I love making custom pieces! if you have something specific in mind or if you see something in the shop that you like, but want different colors, just let me know! I am very convo friendly and I love working to make ideas reality!

Also, I am planning to expand into other areas... eventually :) I love photography, ceramics and scrapbooking and I can't wait to offer creations in those areas as well!

ME: Are there any other places on the net that we can find you?


BIG thanks to Brittany for such a wonderful interview, and such BEAUTIFUL pieces! I love this shop and would most definitely recommend to everybody!

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Wouldn't you just die to have the necklace I got!? Well, calm down! Brittany is giving one (1) of my lucky readers the chance to win a necklace like mine!

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RT #Win an asymmetrical necklace from @USCGWifey and @BChaversStudio #Giveaway ends 6/28

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