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Sunday, March 28, 2010

A New Shop on Etsy

Back in October 2009 at a bead show in Tampa, I met Alex. We were both shopping for beads, and I heard her inquiring about some gemstone beads and we got talking. I learnt that she enjoyed designing and crafting bead jewelry and was looking to launch a home-based business and searching for avenues to spread the word and market her jewelry. Since I have been selling my hand-crafted jewelry online for some years now, we had much to talk about.

Alex, once a landscape architect in NYC, now lives with her husband and two young sons in Tampa, FL, skillfully managing her time between her family and her jewelry business. It is not uncommon to receive an email from her timed 2.00 am! Many emails have been exchanged between us since October and she has now opened her new shop on Etsy!

Congratulations Alex! I love the name of the shop. Crystal Mango! it creates visions of luscious gemstones in rich tropical colors ready for the picking. Beautiful jewelry, love the contrast in colors and shapes in your pieces, very feminine, very desirable. Great photographs too, you are off to a very good start.

Here are some fruits of Alex's creative juices - for evening wear check out her Magical Moments Collection.


Crescendo of Freshwater Pearls and Crystal Quartz 




Jazz It Up - Crystal Quartz and Swarovski Crystal


Magical Crystal Quartz and Opalite earrings.

And for the women on the go, she has created the very modern and sophisticated - Urban chic collection for daytime wear...


Serenity with Agate and Onyx 



I invite you to visit her store and check out the rest of her beautiful jewelry! 
You can also fan her on FaceBook.

If you would like to leave comments and suggestions for Alex to encourage and help her in her new venture, please do not hesitate. She would love to hear what fellow beaders and shop-owners have to say.

Good luck with your new store, Alex!

4 comments:

Pretty Things said...

WOW, all that work is amazing!

The Beading Gem said...

She makes fabulous jewelry!

Julie Pishny said...

So nice of you to feature your friend Alex's work on your blog - and it is beautiful so thank you for sharing. xo Julie

Azure Islands Designs said...

Love the jewelry...great!!
Thanks for stopping by...
Cheers

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