First off, tell me a little bit about yourself.
I’m the creator of Brittany Chavers Studio. I’m in my mid twenties and 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.
How and when did you start making jewelry and your other items?
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.
When and how did you originally find Etsy?
I found Etsy in 2008 through a link on a contact’s Flickr page. I’ve been addicted ever since!!
What is unique about Etsy and what about the website do you like the most in regards to your shop?
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!!
What inspires you the most in regards to your creations?
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!
What is your favorite piece you’ve created and why?
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!
What do you want to accomplish with your online shop?
Designing is definitely my favorite part of my Etsy business. I love doing custom design work and I want to develop a larger clientele for custom work. I’d also love to design independently for other jewelry companies.
Do you have any new creations in the works? If so, what can shoppers expect to see from you soon?
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.
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!
Where can readers find out about more information regarding your jewelry and other creations and possible special offers (including additional websites, blogs, facebook, etc)?