Next up in my Etsy Love series is Staci from Contempo Jewels who sells original and custom jewellery, stationary and hair accessories. Staci’s jewellery has a delicate elegance to it. I’ve always been inspired by nature (especially trees) and the woven silver branches and use of freshwater pearls really call out to me.
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.
I have been on Etsy for 5 years, making jewelry for 13 years. I’m always looking for new outlets for my products and places to meet new people.
I was reading an article about “Handmade Mafia” based out of Philadelphia. I checked out their websites and adored their work. I noticed most of them had an etsy site. Seemed pretty cool, so I started my own.
2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.
Honestly, I don’t really have a favorite piece. I create jewelry for other people, not myself. That’s why I love custom orders – it keeps me focused and inspired. [That’s OK Staci, I’ll pick a favourite for you – I just love these Pearl Branch Earrings!]
3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?
I’m almost at 400 sales – that’s huge for me! I make jewelry and that’s a tough market, so I’m thankful every time I make a sale!
4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?
I have been so busy focusing on my b+m shop, that Etsy gets lost sometimes. I want to post something new everyday and work on my shop a little bit everyday – change photos, better descriptions, work on tags…
Etsy Shop: http://www.contempojewels.etsy.com/
Other Websites: http://www.contempojewelry.net/
Thanks for sharing Staci! It’s very clear to me how you have managed to reach almost 400 sales – you have a brilliant talent for creating miniature works of art in each of your designs. This success is well earned and I wish you many more sales to come!