First, introduce yourself to my readers, Lauren:
Hi! I'm Lauren, I have a BFA in Fine Arts and Design from a college I have attended in New York City and am back in college working towards a masters. My style every since I was a child was casual, but as I grew into my style it evolved into a blend of edgy casual with a hint of girly flare! I think I grew into this style as I went to college downtown in NYC. A lot of downtown residents dress edgy, yet casual enough to be comfortable while walking in city. I guess I adopted that edgy casual style and made it my own with a hit of girly-ness!
Now, tell us a little bit about your etsy shop:
I am the owner of Lauren Rose Jewelry, an etsy shop, where I make handmade and personalized jewelry. A lot of my jewelry reflect my style, its edgy and casual and a little bit girly all at the same time. I use chain, stones, and metal to make necklaces, bracelets earrings and rings. If a customer finds something at my shop but wants to customize it with a different chain color, stone, or whatever they might imagine, I will create a one of a kind piece special for them! Prices range from 12 to 35 dollars, always free shipping in the USA, and I also always offer coupons!
I decided to open my etsy shop because I LOVE to make jewelry! As an Fine Arts and Design major anything creative is what I enjoy! Etsy gives shop owner the opportunity to sell handmade goods and etsy gives customers the chance to purchase something special, unique, and just for them, which I love!
What motivated you to open your etsy shop?
I was motivated to start shop because I believe in my product. I think my jewelry is fun, and unique. I want to give myself a shot at doing something creative while working for myself. I find it very satisfying to know what I have accomplished is a result of my own hard-work. I also think it creates a better experience for the shopper. I am always so excited to speak with new people from around the world and love to specialize jewelry to their wants. I think customers enjoy buying when its something special just for them, or buying a gift they were able to specialize just for a friend or family member.
Do you have another job besides running your etsy shop?
Yes, I currently teach enrichment programs in the public schools in my area. I teach academic programs like math and creative programs like woodworking. I am also currently working on early childhood education masters.
My favorite type of jewelry to create is chain work jewelry. I like to create anything edgy but pretty. I also like to make jewelry that is wearable from day to night!
Where do you see your shop in 5 years?
I'm not sure where I see my shop five years from know but I know whatever stage it is at I will be having fun making all the jewelry! I hope to expand a little. Which I am starting now by getting professional photographs of my jewelry. The photographs of my current and unseen summer collection should be finished by the end of June.
Well that's it! Don't you love Lauren's work? You can check out her shop HERE.
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