Monday, October 14, 2013

Etsy Shop of the Week - Uniquely You Jewellery

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Etsy Shop of the Week! Each week I choose a wonderful Etsy shop to share with you all. We can all have fun finding new products for our homes and lives, not to mention some wonderful gift ideas for our loved ones (or ourselves!).

Today we get to meet the lovely Katie Joy of the beautiful shop Uniquely You Jewellery. She designs wonderful handmade jewelry featuring decoupaged wood, as well as glass and metal. I can't wait to show you her creations! 

So, let's meet Katie!

1. Tell us about your products and your Etsy shop.

I specialise in wooden jewellery. I adore using wood as an organic, sustainable material. I source wood locally, either by collecting samples myself from woodlands or from people up and down the UK. My favourite wood to work with is Oak, as the grain is so unusual and the wood has a curious texture. There is also something majestic about Oak trees. I recently started making my very own cabochons. I really enjoy making them! They are like little galaxies and gems once they are complete.

I have always been artistic and I needed an outlet to satisfy my creative needs. Having my Etsy shop has enabled me to do this. I am always experimenting and using mixed media in my designs. I have so much fun making my jewellery.

My favorite of Katie's many beautiful
wood bangle bracelets. It was hard to 
choose a favorite to show you! Love them all!

2. What is your favorite thing to make?

I love making my cabochons as each piece is unique. I set the cabochons into various settings. My favourite thing to make will be the items I can pretty much wear straight away. I spend a lot of time waiting for things to dry. I don't have any patience!

A bracelet featuring one of Katie's handmade
cabochons. Isn't it beautiful?

3. What are some of your favorite pieces currently for sale in your shop?

I have a few favourites in my shop:

First is this ring:
Love the design and colors of
this beautiful ring!

The design is so me in style. It's different, unusual, and has the gorgeous Japanese silk screen paper fused under a solid glass dome. I love the art deco feel of this piece.

Second is this bangle:
So pretty and unique!
I love this bracelet!

It happens to be one of the most expensive things in my shop! It's a bangle from my unique range. I cannot replicate this design ever. It is the only one of its kind in the world and I love it. I will be so sad to see it go one day.

Third is this pair of earrings:
So, so gorgeous! I can just imagine how
they must reflect the light while wearing!

I had so much fun making the cabochons for these earrings. They are gorgeous! They sparkle and are alive. They are definitely a talking point. I am looking forward to making these earrings again one this pair has sold.

Fourth is this necklace:
So perfectly elegant.
I can see it going with every outfit!

I adore this necklace and I have my very own and wear it all the time! The necklace is versatile and can be dressed up or down. I always receive compliments when I wear this.

Can you tell us 3 fun facts about yourself?

  • I am 5'10" and only wear heels! I don't even own a pair of trainers.
  • I volunteered as a nursery worker for 7 years. I must be insane!
  • I am a huge Formula 1 fan.
I absolutely love these earrings! The beautiful 
natural wood and gorgeous color 
make for the perfect pair!

Thank you so much Katie for give us a behind-the-scenes peek at your work! Be sure to check out Uniquely You Jewellery to pick up some amazing pieces of jewelry for yourself or a friend (We're going on only 2 months until Christmas - shopping time!).

To keep up with everything Katie is busy creating at Uniquely You Jewellery, be sure to follow and like her shop here:

If you have an Etsy shop and would like to be considered for an upcoming feature, feel free to send me an email!

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