10.14.2009

emily elizabeth interview + giveaway...





Very excited to share Emily Elizabeth Jewelry with you today. I love dainty, girly pieces of jewelry... something that seems like a little collectors item... and Emily's pieces are the perfect addition. I love all the intricate details and the fact that each piece is priced so that everyone can afford something. You can even order in different metal types, like rose gold. I really like her gorgeous headbands seen over at Moderne Press recently too.

Lucky for you, Emily is giving away one of her Mini Sweet & Pretty bow necklaces. All you have to do is pop over to the Emily Elizabeth Jewelry site and then leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen next Tuesday. Now on to the interview!

How did you first become interested in jewelry design?
I first became interested in jewelry design when I was a little girl. There are many photos of me totally dolled up - 80's style. As my love for accessories grew, my desire to create my own designs grew.

What's the process involved in making each piece?
I usually gather a bunch of various materials and than begin to create freestyle. No sketches, no major edits. I work and create pieces that feel right to me.

Where do you get inspiration from?
How I feel in my personal life and the season are probably the two most inspirational factors in the type of piece I create. I'm also sometimes inspired by magazine clippings – or sometimes I'll take an outfit that I like and design the jewelry I could see accessorizing that particular outfit.

How do you like running your own business?
Running my own business is great because it allows me to have a lot of freedom! It’s also scary because you're responsible for getting everything done. (But since you're your own boss, you can't get fired!)

What's you favourite item of clothing?
My favorite piece is a a handmade custom made leather belt stamped with a song lyric and a large vintage belt buckle I found on eBay!

Is there a designer that inspires you?
I'm not inspired by a designer in particular, but I am inspired by store windows and displays. They inspire me to ask “What sort of earrings would I make to go with that dress?" or "What sort of necklace goes with the vibe that that display is depicting?" Because I live in New York City and happen to walk down 5th Ave almost everyday, I'm constantly seeing highly artistic, inspirational and frequently changed store windows all the time!

What do you love the best about your home?
My home has a very warm and welcoming vibe. It's a very homey, loved-in place where people always feel comfortable in. I think it's really important to create a good environment where you and your loved ones want to be and where you feel "at home".

Thanks Emily!

*Please note this giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. You must enter by Tuesday, October 20th at 12pm. Please enter only once and make sure your email address is available through your blog profile or with your comment. Thanks!

48 comments:

maryjanecarney said...

I love the headbands!! So adorable!!

A Life More Fabulous said...

Hurray what a great give-away! I love their little star headbands, so adorable (and perfect for holiday parties!)

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Thank you so much for the introduction! I love her jewelry, and I love the giveaway! Thanks so much!

MaCall. said...

the headbands and bow necklace are ADORABLE!

JP said...

I'm swooning over the Fern Leaf Bracelet! How cute and totally original.

Love,
JP
http://denimdebutante.com

Ariel said...

Seriously so cute! Love it all!!

laurennicolelove.com said...

my favorites are the belle necklace
and little big statements necklace :)

so pretty, all of them!

- lauren xoxo

laurennicolelove.blogspot.com

Tia said...

Love the utensil trio necklace! And the whistle while you party necklace is really fun! Great Post!

Calvine said...

These are adorable! I especially like the hair clip. Thanks for the giveaway, Emily and Daniella!

Jaime said...

Wow this is lovely- saw this on twitter. So glad, her pieces are stunning :) I love all the hair pieces- esp cute as a button elastic.

Jaime
laviejaime.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Pretty! I love the 'Have Them Follow You' necklace. Clever names!

Michelle
michelleljohn@gmail.com

Mama Fashionista said...

i really like the bubbly necklace, but the bow necklace in the giveaway is so girly and feminine, i'd love to add that to my wardrobe!

http://mama-fashionista.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

I love the Ariel's little friends necklaces! what a great collection. The variety of gold colors is unique.

Betsy said...

hammered dew drop necklace for me please :)

Samantha said...

So interesting in how your creative process works. No sketches I think says that you design from the spirit...

Thats at least my opinion ;0

xx,
Samantha

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

So lovely! I just came back from a visit to Emily's site. Her aesthetic truly is special. Like you, I love the dainty little jewelry she's so great at designing!

Thanks for the introduction to a great talent!

xo,
Crystal

Whits said...

Oh this would be so fun to win!

wwheels{at}gmail{dot}com

chelsea said...

love them all! especially how teeny the mini bow necklace is, perfect for everyday! thanks Emily and Daniella, great giveaway.

Elizabeth Moon said...

Oh this little necklace is exactly what I've been looking for! This will have to go on my Christmas wish list for sure! Thanks!

because said...

! there's lots of favorites! the sweet & pretty giftset necklaces, the wishbone necklace, the feather leaf lariat and the kimberley hair comb are some of my favorites!

hope i win: kayw13 (at) gmail (dot) com

also at KethyWang.com

dolores @ "Welcome to My Humble Ablog" said...

Loving the headbands!! Her bow necklace can dress up my clavicle any day!

Sarah Klassen said...

I adore the dainty look of this line -- lovely! Yes please, a million times over :)

thirtysomethingstyle said...

As a lover of gold, really appreciated your post today!!

Red Lipstick Style said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the headbands and hair clip.

suburban prep said...

I love the hair clips and headbands. In particular the Venus hairband is gorgeous.

Emily Elizabeth Jewelry said...

Hi Ladies!

Emily Elizabeth here!

I want to thank you for your super sweet, insightful and inspirational comments. They really are lovely.

So glad you love my jewelry and are excited about the giveaway. I invite all of you to sign up for my newsletter. I'm frequently adding new pieces or having a sale and sometimes even give exclusive coupon to newsletter subscribers.

All the best!

Emily

Erica said...

That hair clip is amazing! I love it. :)

Sandi said...

I love giveaways! The bow necklace is so perfect, especially for this season! I am loving the gold nature inspired pieces! They all look so fun, but because they're in gold they feel really special and chic!

Jen Sc said...

I LOVE those headbands! SO cute! I'm dying. I'm dead.
I went to her site and saw the cracker necklaces. I LOVE it... especially for fall/winter. Goes well with my Turkey soup! =)

Rebecca June said...

This is quite possibly the best and worst thing on your blog! BEST - her jewelry is UH-mazing (did you see the sample sale?) WORST - I will be poor because I will be sending Miss Emily Elizabeth all of my money.

xoxo

Rebecca June

pretty*pink*rat said...

Loving those headbands and the bow hairtie! So adorable!

Designer Store said...

What a nice blog you have..thanks for all this information

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Tess said...

Such beautiful things!

Lisa said...

I love how Emily is inspired by store windows and displays. Truly, she is a girl after my own heart. I have this slight obsession with window displays, and even want to buy a special lens filter for my camera so I can photograph them without all of that horrid glare getting in the way…Great interview

sonya said...

The jewelry is gorgeous!

Veronica said...

That bow necklace is just stunning!

As with everything on this beautiful blog!

Suz said...

So many nice pieces! I love the "Have them Follow you" necklace.
Thanks

nicole said...

I love the hair pieces, especially the gold bow elastic.

nicole.boddington@gmail.com

Thank you!

Ashley said...

Love the bow necklace! All of it is adorable.. oh and I love your JCrew post too.. so true!

Kristin said...

Like everyone else, I adore the star headbands! Lots of fun!

Ashley said...

I absolutely love that bow necklace, it is so Blair Waldorf!

-Ashley
KikiZoe86(at)yahoo(dot)com

andrea said...

what a wonderful giveaway! i really love all the dangle earrings, especially the "feather leaf earrings." actually, i love all the fern leaf pieces! i'm dying over the "fern leaf bangle"!!

amdespot@hotmail.com

miss_liddy said...

really lovely

Jennifer Wilson said...

Beautiful website and amazing jewelry. Feminine and romantic.
jencwilson@yahoo.com

Casie said...

Your jewelry is lovely, and I especially love the cotton tail necklace.

Shokoofeh said...

So gently beautiful! :)

Danielle said...

I like the springtime dangles earrings, especially since it's been so cold where I am and I need a reminder of spring!

Daniella said...

Thanks so much everyone! The giveaway is now closed and i'll be posting the winner a little later!

Thanks so much for stopping by Emily, everyone's loving your adorable jewelry!

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