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Featured Seller: Jean Jean Vintage

Jan 19, 2011

by jeanjeanvintage

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hello! My name is Emily Duffelmeyer, but I call myself Duff and you should, too. I’m married to a wonderful fellow named Soren and I turn 30 in eleven days. I’ve lived in the Midwest most of my life — Iowa, Minnesota and now Michigan — and I’ve had the privilege to travel and see quite a bit of the world. My two favorite cities are Rabat and Montréal.

Before I started Jean Jean Vintage (which comes from my middle name, Jean) I had several jobs, the best of which was managing the chocolate department for Zingerman’s Deli. I have a degree in archaeology that comes in handy when I’m cleaning jewelry with tiny brushes or patiently sorting though tangled necklace chains. I also have a degree in French, a language I’ve loved since I was a kid when I tried to read aloud the French ingredients and instructions on the back of the shampoo bottles while in the shower.

Probably the most important thing about me is that I always try to buy something used or vintage before I buy it new, for both practical and sentimental reasons. My idea of a perfect day is exploring a 4,000 square foot antique mall with ’80s music playing on the speakers, sweet old ladies wearing cardigans at the front counter, and a peanut butter sandwich in my purse.

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Apart from creating things, what do you do?
My big hobby is genealogy research, which is really just a very personal kind of antiquing. I like to run and I try to get out a few times a week. I enjoy traveling and my husband and I usually take one long trip together every year. I also really love to cook and eat good food.

What first made you want to become an artist?
Well, to me the more interesting question is, “What makes an artist want to become a business owner?” That can be a hard transition and I’m always curious to know how people do it. In my case, I started allowing myself to think about leaving my job and starting my own business when my best friend Lauren opened her shop, Dear Golden Vintage, on Etsy. Watching Lauren transition from her day job to being a full-time (and extremely successful) shopkeeper over the course of a year really influenced me. I saw how challenged and energized she was by her work,  and it got me thinking seriously about turning my hobby of collecting antique jewelry into a business.

Why jewelry? I’m fascinated by material culture and the history wrapped up in it. Jewelry is especially compelling because someone wore it and carried it with them through their life, the good days and the bad. When I see a beautiful locket, I imagine the girl it belonged to. What was she like? Did she laugh a lot? Who was her best friend? What did she like to eat for breakfast? I’m hopelessly nostalgic. I want the jewelry I find to have another chance at life with another wonderful girl.

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Please describe your creative process.
Well, I had no experience with jewelry prior to starting Jean Jean Vintage, and I was really scared to jump in with all the savvy sellers and shoppers on Etsy. That healthy fear inspired me to do a lot of reading and preparation before I ever listed a single piece of jewelry. I still spend time researching every piece I find before I start the process of listing. I try to take really good photographs in natural light and I also try to write informative copy. I know that the photos are what folks fall in love with (I’m the same way!), but I think the copy is what makes people appreciate the jewelry they buy. I want girls to be able to tell their friends about their Jean Jean Vintage purchase — is it from the 1930s or the 1950s? What kind of metal is it made of? What is the cut of the stone? I think sellers should be working to educate buyers about their products all the time — it makes the marketplace and the buyer/seller relationship stronger.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I have a copy of the 1932 wholesale catalog from the Fort Dearborn Watch and Clock Company. It is a relic of American retail history: 900 pages of jewelry, furniture, linens, accordions, luggage, candy jars, and just about anything else you can think of. It really should be in a library. It is unbelievable. When I looked through it the first time I made noises that most people only make at sporting events.

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?
Four things: Prepare yourself to start an Etsy shop the same way you would prepare yourself to open a brick and mortar shop in your community. Write a business plan. Get a tax ID number. Print up some business cards. The more seriously you take your business, the more seriously your customers will take you. Also, spend some time exploring other people’s Etsy shops, and not just those ones in the same “field” as you. Find the people who are doing an outstanding job selling anything — marshmallows, hats, building blocks, or vintage shoes — and take some notes. Read a good book on customer service, like Zingerman’s Guide to Giving Great Service. And buy yourself a nice camera. Right now. Don’t even think twice about it.

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What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?
I’ve really been enjoying the Activity Feed. I like it because, even when sales are slow, you can check the feed and see small signs of success. I think it’s important for sellers to measure progress in multiple ways, not just in items sold. What would I like to see? A more forgiving search function! Some Etsy shop names are devilishly hard to spell and missing one letter can get you way off track.

How do you promote your work?
I am acutely aware that I have to be my own biggest cheerleader all the time and I’m the first to admit that I should learn a few more cheers! Right now, I’m doing three things consistently: blogging, advertising and tweeting. I started my blog a couple of months before I opened my shop, and I think it is a good way for people to get to know me and my work better. When it comes to advertising, I took a tip from Lauren and started budgeting for and selectively placing online ads as soon as I opened the shop. That has been a good decision. And as for Twitter, not only is it my number one referring site but it is also my favorite place to connect with Etsy folks. I am extremely grateful for the warm, wonderful community of vintage sellers I’ve met there.

All of this stuff is for nothing, though, if I can’t come through for the customer when it counts. In the end, the best way to promote Jean Jean Vintage is to give the best service I can and work on developing meaningful relationships with the folks who shop with me. If someone has a great experience in my shop and tells a friend about it, that is the best promotion I could ever hope for.

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In ten years, where would you like to be?
Who knows — I am kind of a “follow your bliss” type of person. I hope to be healthy, above all else. I would love to have a family and maybe a pup or two. I want to be playing the piano regularly again (I stopped a few years ago). I think I would really enjoy being a jewelry appraiser and doing volunteer work in that area. I also think it would be fun to start a website that reconnects people with their lost family photographs.

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Cut Eternity Band
Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Cut Eternity Band
jeanjeanvintage
$4,600.00 USD
Antique Victorian 14K Old European Cut 2.87 carat toi et moi bypass ring
Antique Victorian 14K Old European Cut 2.87 carat toi et moi bypass ring
jeanjeanvintage
$14,050.00 USD
Antique 14K Florentine Pietra Dura hardstone floral brooch
Antique 14K Florentine Pietra Dura hardstone floral brooch
jeanjeanvintage
$760.00 USD
Vintage 1950s 18K yellow gold engraved band
Vintage 1950s 18K yellow gold engraved band
jeanjeanvintage
$680.00 USD
Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal charm or ring ∙  "I wound to heal" ∙ blade, no pain no gain, medicine, perseverance
Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal charm or ring ∙ "I wound to heal" ∙ blade, no pain no gain, medicine, perseverance
jeanjeanvintage
$110.00 USD
Antique Art Deco 18K old mine cut engraved wedding or stacking band
Antique Art Deco 18K old mine cut engraved wedding or stacking band
jeanjeanvintage
$720.00 USD
Antique Edwardian 9 CT engraved gold buckle ring
Antique Edwardian 9 CT engraved gold buckle ring
jeanjeanvintage
$340.00 USD
Antique Victorian bohemian garnet dress ring with engraved shoulders
Antique Victorian bohemian garnet dress ring with engraved shoulders
jeanjeanvintage
$700.00 USD
Antique Austrian 1930s turquoise glass festoon necklace
Antique Austrian 1930s turquoise glass festoon necklace
jeanjeanvintage
$340.00 USD
Antique Old European Cut diamond studs ∙ .30 carat Old European Cut tiny diamond studs
Antique Old European Cut diamond studs ∙ .30 carat Old European Cut tiny diamond studs
jeanjeanvintage
$720.00 USD
Vintage Art Deco .51 carat Old European Cut diamond engagement ring
Vintage Art Deco .51 carat Old European Cut diamond engagement ring
jeanjeanvintage
$3,500.00 USD
Vintage Art Deco pink briolette crystal lariat necklace
Vintage Art Deco pink briolette crystal lariat necklace
jeanjeanvintage
$80.00 USD
SALE // Vintage Japanese enamel inro style pendant ∙ enamel compartment pendant
SALE // Vintage Japanese enamel inro style pendant ∙ enamel compartment pendant
jeanjeanvintage
$88.00 USD
antique round photo locket / 1920s locket / THE STING
antique round photo locket / 1920s locket / THE STING
jeanjeanvintage
$88.00 USD
Antique 14K rose gold lavalier with flower and baroque pearl drop
Antique 14K rose gold lavalier with flower and baroque pearl drop
jeanjeanvintage
$380.00 USD
Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal or ring・"Flowers For You" ・bouquet, undying love
Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal or ring・"Flowers For You" ・bouquet, undying love
jeanjeanvintage
$100.00 USD
Antique 10K 1920s slim gold stacking band with green cabochon
Antique 10K 1920s slim gold stacking band with green cabochon
jeanjeanvintage
$240.00 USD
Vintage Art Deco 1930s simulated ruby and sterling silver eternity stacking band
Vintage Art Deco 1930s simulated ruby and sterling silver eternity stacking band
jeanjeanvintage
$220.00 USD
Antique Victorian 18K French foxtail tassel earrings
Antique Victorian 18K French foxtail tassel earrings
jeanjeanvintage
$825.00 USD
Vintage 1930s Czech glass chevron tassel necklace
Vintage 1930s Czech glass chevron tassel necklace
jeanjeanvintage
$180.00 USD
Antique 1910s cloisonne floral brooch ∙ WATSON COMPANY
Antique 1910s cloisonne floral brooch ∙ WATSON COMPANY
jeanjeanvintage
$70.00 USD
Victorian swivel mourning brooch ∙ COTTONWOOD
Victorian swivel mourning brooch ∙ COTTONWOOD
jeanjeanvintage
$88.00 USD
Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal charm or ring ∙ "Happy Ballerina"・ Ballerina, under pressure, tree
Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal charm or ring ∙ "Happy Ballerina"・ Ballerina, under pressure, tree
jeanjeanvintage
$100.00 USD
Victorian double-sided wax seal ring ∙ antique wax signet ring ∙ Jean Jean Cachet Collection
Victorian double-sided wax seal ring ∙ antique wax signet ring ∙ Jean Jean Cachet Collection
jeanjeanvintage
$420.00 USD
Antique Old Mine Cut diamond studs ∙ 1.09 carat old cut diamond earrings
Antique Old Mine Cut diamond studs ∙ 1.09 carat old cut diamond earrings
jeanjeanvintage
$2,000.00 USD
Art Deco 18K filigree diamond sapphire dinner ring ∙ 1920s filigree diamond ring
Art Deco 18K filigree diamond sapphire dinner ring ∙ 1920s filigree diamond ring
jeanjeanvintage
$1,425.00 USD
Antique Edwardian gilt sash pin ∙ MAINTIEN BROS
Antique Edwardian gilt sash pin ∙ MAINTIEN BROS
jeanjeanvintage
$90.00 USD
antique Freemasons locket / ROYAL ARCH
antique Freemasons locket / ROYAL ARCH
jeanjeanvintage
$140.00 USD
Antique Victorian 9 CT large shell cameo with cherub and ladies
Antique Victorian 9 CT large shell cameo with cherub and ladies
jeanjeanvintage
$280.00 USD
ES FUI plain sterling skull pendant ∙ Victorian Memento Mori casting ∙ Latin epitaph Es, Fui; Sum, Eris
ES FUI plain sterling skull pendant ∙ Victorian Memento Mori casting ∙ Latin epitaph Es, Fui; Sum, Eris
jeanjeanvintage
$125.00 USD
Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal charm or ring ∙ "Liberation" ∙ Free at last, equestrian, horses, Freedom
Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal charm or ring ∙ "Liberation" ∙ Free at last, equestrian, horses, Freedom
jeanjeanvintage
$100.00 USD
Vintage 1940s 14K single cut illusion set diamond band
Vintage 1940s 14K single cut illusion set diamond band
jeanjeanvintage
$280.00 USD
Antique Art Deco platinum and antique old mine cut diamond engagement ring
Antique Art Deco platinum and antique old mine cut diamond engagement ring
jeanjeanvintage
$2,200.00 USD
Antique 3 carat 1910s platinum and old mine cut diamond filigree bar brooch
Antique 3 carat 1910s platinum and old mine cut diamond filigree bar brooch
jeanjeanvintage
$6,000.00 USD
Vintage 1940s sterling and simulated ruby statement ring
Vintage 1940s sterling and simulated ruby statement ring
jeanjeanvintage
$90.00 USD
Antique 10K turquoise glass cluster ring ∙ 1900s turquoise glass ring
Antique 10K turquoise glass cluster ring ∙ 1900s turquoise glass ring
jeanjeanvintage
$240.00 USD
Vintage Art Deco huge pavé rhinestone seagull bird brooch
Vintage Art Deco huge pavé rhinestone seagull bird brooch
jeanjeanvintage
$210.00 USD
Victorian Whitby Jet cross with gold engraved caps ∙ antique black mourning cross
Victorian Whitby Jet cross with gold engraved caps ∙ antique black mourning cross
jeanjeanvintage
$260.00 USD
Vintage 10K gold lavalier with diamond in buttercup setting
Vintage 10K gold lavalier with diamond in buttercup setting
jeanjeanvintage
$260.00 USD
Vintage English butterfly wing brooch with opal and sterling ∙ Geisha butterfly wing brooch
Vintage English butterfly wing brooch with opal and sterling ∙ Geisha butterfly wing brooch
jeanjeanvintage
$260.00 USD
Vintage Art Deco 1930s 14K old cut diamond ring ∙ engraved white gold and diamond deco ring
Vintage Art Deco 1930s 14K old cut diamond ring ∙ engraved white gold and diamond deco ring
jeanjeanvintage
$620.00 USD
Vintage platinum diamond wedding stacking band ∙ platinum half eternity band
Vintage platinum diamond wedding stacking band ∙ platinum half eternity band
jeanjeanvintage
$500.00 USD
Antique Victorian 14K opal ring ∙ 1900s belcher opal solitaire ring
Antique Victorian 14K opal ring ∙ 1900s belcher opal solitaire ring
jeanjeanvintage
$340.00 USD
Vintage retro 14K diamond cluster cocktail ring ∙ vintage RINGCRAFT diamond ring
Vintage retro 14K diamond cluster cocktail ring ∙ vintage RINGCRAFT diamond ring
jeanjeanvintage
$2,400.00 USD
Victorian cameo Greek Goddess Hebe and the eagle ∙Antique Classical Goddess Hebe cameo with paste
Victorian cameo Greek Goddess Hebe and the eagle ∙Antique Classical Goddess Hebe cameo with paste
jeanjeanvintage
$210.00 USD
Vintage Art Deco old cut diamond 14K filigree solitaire ring
Vintage Art Deco old cut diamond 14K filigree solitaire ring
jeanjeanvintage
$1,700.00 USD
Antique Art Deco 18K opal and diamond cluster filigree ring
Antique Art Deco 18K opal and diamond cluster filigree ring
jeanjeanvintage
$1,300.00 USD
Antique 10K gold turquoise glass ring ∙ 1910s turquoise glass dress ring
Antique 10K gold turquoise glass ring ∙ 1910s turquoise glass dress ring
jeanjeanvintage
$250.00 USD
Antique Victorian intaglio carnelian fob initials LT ∙ Victorian carnelian fob
Antique Victorian intaglio carnelian fob initials LT ∙ Victorian carnelian fob
jeanjeanvintage
$90.00 USD
Antique Art Deco Czech amber glass tassel necklace
Antique Art Deco Czech amber glass tassel necklace
jeanjeanvintage
$160.00 USD
Antique Czech amber glass necklace with seed pearls / AS YOU WERE
Antique Czech amber glass necklace with seed pearls / AS YOU WERE
jeanjeanvintage
$180.00 USD
Antique Georgian 15 CT pearl and ruby posey ring with compartment
Antique Georgian 15 CT pearl and ruby posey ring with compartment
jeanjeanvintage
$1,000.00 USD
Vintage 18K marquise diamond solitaire engagement ring ・ .37 carat total weight, D / VS2
Vintage 18K marquise diamond solitaire engagement ring ・ .37 carat total weight, D / VS2
jeanjeanvintage
$1,200.00 USD
Antique 1930s Czechoslovakian amber glass collar necklace
Antique 1930s Czechoslovakian amber glass collar necklace
jeanjeanvintage
$150.00 USD
Antique Art Deco 18K old cut diamond cluster filigree ring
Antique Art Deco 18K old cut diamond cluster filigree ring
jeanjeanvintage
$1,300.00 USD
ES FUI 10K plain gold skull pendant ∙ Victorian Memento Mori custom pendant ∙ Latin epitaph Es, Fui; Sum, Eris
ES FUI 10K plain gold skull pendant ∙ Victorian Memento Mori custom pendant ∙ Latin epitaph Es, Fui; Sum, Eris
jeanjeanvintage
$290.00 USD
Vintage 18K patterned wedding band or stacking band
Vintage 18K patterned wedding band or stacking band
jeanjeanvintage
$380.00 USD
Antique gutta percha lily of the valley mourning pin ∙ Victorian gutta percha lily brooch
Antique gutta percha lily of the valley mourning pin ∙ Victorian gutta percha lily brooch
jeanjeanvintage
$160.00 USD
Antique Victorian long flower pin with bow
Antique Victorian long flower pin with bow
jeanjeanvintage
$78.00 USD
Vintage 1940s dried bean bead necklace with celluloid chain
Vintage 1940s dried bean bead necklace with celluloid chain
jeanjeanvintage
$68.00 USD

414 comments

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 6 years ago

    Happy early birthday :) and congrats on the feature!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I too have a degree in archaeology and also love Rabat! I even did archaeology just 12 km down coast from Rabat. And Happy Birthday!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    Congrats

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Post! I love your work! Also Happy Birthday!

  • cherishme

    cherishme said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous collection - very well curated and presented!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Great items. Great article. Congratulations!

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 6 years ago

    it seems that you are as interesting as your shop is. what a great feature about you and your interests and work.

  • NecessiTees

    NecessiTees said 6 years ago

    Thanks for an enjoyable article, jeanjeanvintage. I've always liked looking thru vintage jewelry. I guess it reminds me of good times when I was young. I've kept several boxes of my grandmother's costume pieces. I remember my sister & myself rummaging thru all of her sparkly, chunky wonderful brooches, hat pins & clip-on earrings when we were little and I get those same boxes of things out from time to time to reminisce!

  • LittleBlueMoon

    LittleBlueMoon said 6 years ago

    Oddly, what struck me most is your photograph, cropped so well and taken in great lighting. I like the composition with all your collections at the backdrop. :}

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 6 years ago

    AHHHH! Duff my dear I'm so happy to see you here, featured - where you belong! Your shop is amazing and you are one of the loveliest people - I wish you all the luck in the world!

  • VintConditionStyle

    VintConditionStyle said 6 years ago

    Hugs to you, darling lady. You are truly one of the etsy best and this was a well deserved feature.

  • JarosDesigns

    JarosDesigns said 6 years ago

    Oh congratulations!! I'm such a fan of your treasures - love seeing you here!

  • HinterlandVintage

    HinterlandVintage said 6 years ago

    Awww, you totally deserve this! Wonderful interview with a sweet, sweet seller!

  • awildtonic

    awildtonic said 6 years ago

    Yea, Duff! Congrats, lady! :)

  • omavintage

    omavintage said 6 years ago

    Well deserved! Such a lovely seller and shop!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Beautiful pieces! I'm so excited to see a vintage selling being features, congrats!!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    beautiful and fun!

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 6 years ago

    This is one of my most favorite shops on Etsy! I'm so glad to see that you are featured--well deserved! Loved the interview! :)

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 6 years ago

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday. I enjoyed ready your interview.

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 6 years ago

    Yay for vintage! Fabulous shop :)

  • phosplus

    phosplus said 6 years ago

    Lovely article! Very inspiring!

  • betsywynn

    betsywynn said 6 years ago

    Love vintage ! Great shop and I love reading your story !

  • hellcatvintage

    hellcatvintage said 6 years ago

    Aw, yay! I am so glad to see you here. Congratulations! :)

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congratulations!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    Congrats on FS! Hello from a former Midwesterner.

  • MissingHeirloom

    MissingHeirloom said 6 years ago

    It is nice to see another vintage seller as the featured seller! Congratulations on your well deserved success. Your responses were obviously well thought out and reflective. Thanks!

  • natureaccessories

    natureaccessories said 6 years ago

    beautiful !

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage said 6 years ago

    Good advice, and wonderful treasures. Congrats!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! It shows in your work that you pay much attention to detail. Congratulations on being featured!

  • BenefitJewels

    BenefitJewels said 6 years ago

    Congrats lady! Lovely feature!

  • lucillejean

    lucillejean said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the featured seller interview! Your items are beautiful! Also, this might sound weird, but did anyone ever tell you that you look like January Jones from Mad Men? :)

  • ScottieinaCanoe

    ScottieinaCanoe said 6 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS, a lovely seller with a shop full of beautiful things!

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene said 6 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous finds! I'm really inspired on your story and wish you the best in continued success. :D Congrats on the feature!

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 6 years ago

    Beautiful article :) Love the way you think about things! And I have been in love with the French language since I was little too!

  • sleepingdragonup

    sleepingdragonup said 6 years ago

    Loved your interview...you are a beautiful soul and a talented artist. Wishing you the best of everything and a happy birthday.

  • LuLuetGiGi

    LuLuetGiGi said 6 years ago

    Stunning...it was so lovely to read this particular article! Wonderful shop!!!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    Wishing you much success! Congrats!

  • bittersweetz

    bittersweetz said 6 years ago

    I love your thoughtfulness and your desire just to do a GREAT JOB! What a wonderful and inspirational interview. Congrats on the well-earned feature! :)

  • HairBeer

    HairBeer said 6 years ago

    Love the article and the fact that all these beautiful pieces will have a new chance to brighten someone's day. Keep the faith and the family will follow. I can also relate to your reluctance to list your first item. I'm a newbee and still working on the bio. HELP Congrats again !!!

  • laurelinsailor

    laurelinsailor said 6 years ago

    Wow, so many stunning items! Congrats to your wonderful shop, Emily!

  • LoriAnnEnchanted

    LoriAnnEnchanted said 6 years ago

    Duff...your favorite pastime is mine as well, browsing a huge antique mall is like going to Disney World for me and add in 80's music and I'm in heaven!! ;o) Boy, could we have some fun together! Congrats on the feature and Happy Birthday!

  • RustBeltThreads

    RustBeltThreads said 6 years ago

    Love this shop! Congrats! :)

  • cosmiksouls

    cosmiksouls said 6 years ago

    Fabulous seller and shop ... and clearly creates from the heart and soul and life experience which I believe is the most valuable thing needed to succeed ... congrats !!!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 6 years ago

    fun read..nice shop!

  • 3VintagePeople

    3VintagePeople said 6 years ago

    Thank you for your love of vintage jewelry, to pass it forward to live a long life with others to enjoy. You and your shop are amazing. Such beautiful peices.

  • xmastreeskirts4u

    xmastreeskirts4u said 6 years ago

    Thank you for the great tips!

  • OnASundayAfternoon

    OnASundayAfternoon said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Great interview, and I love the vintage items in your shop!

  • AdelaideHomesewn

    AdelaideHomesewn said 6 years ago

    In addition to being an incredible etsy seller, Duff is beautiful inside and out. this is a wonderful interview! i learned a lot and am encouraged by duff's attitude.

  • cieliblu

    cieliblu said 6 years ago

    A lovely and inspiring article on Duff! You have a beautiful shop and an eye for beautiful items :) Have a great golden birthday (you are turning 30 on the 30th! Yay!!) You should go to a vintage shop to celebrate!

  • silverridgestudio

    silverridgestudio said 6 years ago

    Agree with all above! I love Duff's attitude, her natural style and the beautiful way her passion in jewelry & shop is displayed. Congrats on the feature

  • feltonthefly

    feltonthefly said 6 years ago

    Yay Duff! Wonderful to see Vintage featured here! Happy birthday to you and best wishes for a most wonderful year. I feel like I'm your neighbor. I'm in Michigan too!

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 6 years ago

    I love this quote: "I’m fascinated by material culture and the history wrapped up in it. Jewelry is especially compelling because someone wore it and carried it with them through their life, the good days and the bad. When I see a beautiful locket, I imagine the girl it belonged to. What was she like? Did she laugh a lot? Who was her best friend? What did she like to eat for breakfast? I’m hopelessly nostalgic. I want the jewelry I find to have another chance at life with another wonderful girl" So eloquent and so true! Great feature-congrats!

  • elsahats

    elsahats said 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful interview, as most of them!thank you so much for sharing!

  • elsahats

    elsahats said 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful interview, as most of them!thank you so much for sharing!

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters said 6 years ago

    beautiful design. thank you for sharing your story.

  • sunnywoodvintage

    sunnywoodvintage said 6 years ago

    Yea Duff!! What a great profile - so much fun to read - congratulations on a fab. feature!

  • sweetbeadstudio

    sweetbeadstudio said 6 years ago

    A fantastic interview! Thanks, Jean Jean Vintage for the great tips! :-)

  • CovetedVintage

    CovetedVintage said 6 years ago

    A beautiful and inspiring feature. I love your 1910 Garnett locket, what a treasure.

  • providencevintage

    providencevintage said 6 years ago

    I'm so inspired by your story, and I think I can take away a few tips for myself! I am also in the Vintage scene :) Thank you for letting us learn more about you, it was wonderful! also, you are SUPER adorable.

  • BrittanyCouture

    BrittanyCouture said 6 years ago

    Wow! Very beautiful pieces!! Congrats on the feature!

  • zelmarose

    zelmarose said 6 years ago

    So nice to learn more about you! I love your shop...always finding favorites there. Keep up the great collecting!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    great article and vintage collection!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Great Shop and great article! Wish you continued success! ;)

  • inspirationalbanners

    inspirationalbanners said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being selected as a featured artist! Your jewelry is just lovely! Best wishes.

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 6 years ago

    Congrats!!! Beautiful shop!! Happy Birthday!!!!! :)

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop article. Lovely jewelry.

  • mandyofish

    mandyofish said 6 years ago

    happy birthday! you sound like the neatest lady around.

  • verdigreen

    verdigreen said 6 years ago

    I feel like we could be best friends. :) What an informative spotlight. Kudos to you!

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught said 6 years ago

    Duff I'll meet you at the mall- I'll bring the sandwiches!lol. You are a true professional.Much success.

  • CoastandCanvas

    CoastandCanvas said 6 years ago

    happy borthday and great article ! i love the way that ring photo is focussed , i need to change the settings on my camera now :-) i have my depth of field wrong i see :-)

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 6 years ago

    love your shop! i think we must be BFF's! jewelry. the midwest. art history/archaeology. JOY! congrats on the feature! and happy birthday!

  • PleasantPeninsula

    PleasantPeninsula said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! Congratulations!

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 6 years ago

    Lovely story! Great shop <3

  • SomethingSeaBlue

    SomethingSeaBlue said 6 years ago

    great interview ! thank you for the insightful tips! think I better start twittering..... :)

  • CrayonHall

    CrayonHall said 6 years ago

    What a great article. Such fresh and beautiful looking photographs.

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 6 years ago

    gorgeous shop! Well done!

  • SweetHomecomings

    SweetHomecomings said 6 years ago

    Love this story! Love your stuff! <3

  • aTempestinaTeapot

    aTempestinaTeapot said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on featured seller! Thank you for an inspiring interview, your shop is lovely :) Very nice photos.

  • GingersGirl

    GingersGirl said 6 years ago

    Glad to know I am not the only one who read the French on the shampoo bottles as a child :) I really enjoyed reading your story. Your perfect day sounds just like mine minus the peanut butter but add some chocolate :) Thanks for sharing with us and good luck with your shop this year!

  • xaosart

    xaosart said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop. Congrats!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 6 years ago

    beautiful! xox

  • VintageDeeva

    VintageDeeva said 6 years ago

    Nice photos and a beautiful etsy store.

  • prettydamncute

    prettydamncute said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, Duff! So fun to read more about you and your success. Bravo!

  • IceCreamCandy

    IceCreamCandy said 6 years ago

    i love vintage:)

  • annaandroy

    annaandroy said 6 years ago

    I'm soo happy to see you here. You've worked hard and it shows. And this interview is so well written too. Congratulations! xx

  • Nazara

    Nazara said 6 years ago

    I too share you love of vintage jewelry, epescially lockets. You have a magnificent collections of Vintage Finds. Keep up the great work!

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! I agree it's important to educate the buyer and research your items as much as you can...I enjoy the sense of history with my vintage finds.

  • SmallEarthVintage

    SmallEarthVintage said 6 years ago

    Loved this interview with Duff! (And not just because of the cool Zingerman's connection.) She has such an amazing shop, and it's so great to learn a little more about her here!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Congrats! What a beautiful shop!

  • KathyGDesigns

    KathyGDesigns said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your interview. Wishing you much success!

  • thevintagemistress

    thevintagemistress said 6 years ago

    Ohh a wonderful read from a beautiful lady with exquisite taste!

  • tonicofwildness

    tonicofwildness said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful profile! I hope to see you eating a PB&J in the aisles of an antique mart one day...

  • TheFancyLamb

    TheFancyLamb said 6 years ago

    The best featured seller EVAH! Congrats sweet Duff!

  • KitschDesigns

    KitschDesigns said 6 years ago

    Such cool designs. Love the mix of vintage items.

  • WoodlandCottage

    WoodlandCottage said 6 years ago

    I still read the French on the shampoo bottles--out loud, in the shower. In fact, when I'm in the shower, no one can speak French as well as I can! Merci for sharing!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Amazing shop and wonderful interview !! Congrats !!!

  • Paper2Roses

    Paper2Roses said 6 years ago

    Congratulations of Featured Seller, wonderful shop, great article!

  • LoveLikeLaughter

    LoveLikeLaughter said 6 years ago

    I loved this interview. Beautiful BEAUTIFUL stuff! Congrats!!

  • heartsandbows494

    heartsandbows494 said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story, it shows that you really love what you do. Congratulations on being featured!

  • localevintage

    localevintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful store and photos!

  • tfamily5

    tfamily5 said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • LilyVoltaire

    LilyVoltaire said 6 years ago

    I almost cried, this was such a wonderful interview! Many congrats to you :)

  • LilyVoltaire

    LilyVoltaire said 6 years ago

    I almost cried, this was such a wonderful interview! Many congrats to you :)

  • VeyCourtCottage

    VeyCourtCottage said 6 years ago

    Great to see a vintage jewelry seller, love it! Congrats!

  • NSpottery

    NSpottery said 6 years ago

    Ooooo, I love that photo of the jewelry boxes stashed with goodies! Thanks for being real!

  • kimberleeannkreation

    kimberleeannkreation said 6 years ago

    Great story! Thank you for sharing!

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 6 years ago

    Sweet Story!! Congrats!

  • DeseoVintage

    DeseoVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! It's always nice to learn about the person behind a brand. You are an inspiration to this new Etsy shop owner : )

  • sweetrocket99

    sweetrocket99 said 6 years ago

    I am so happy to see a featured seller who does vintage. We are a unique breed of hobbyists, collectors,sentimentalists,romantics,visionaries (a lot of us have "visions" for how my items should be used or re-purposed)and promoters of the green eco-lifestyle. Thank you for this nicely written article.

  • BloodMilk

    BloodMilk said 6 years ago

    i love this shop. excellent post! xoxo

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    thanks for taking us behind-the-scenes with your thoughtful insights. a fantastic interview and lovely shop. congrats and happy b-day!

  • greatestfriend

    greatestfriend said 6 years ago

    hell yeah.

  • withlovemandy

    withlovemandy said 6 years ago

    Ooh how fun it must be to seek out those treasures! Congrats on the feature. - A fellow hopeless Nostalgic

  • dherrera6

    dherrera6 said 6 years ago

    wow, lovely! I thought I was crazy with my jewelry boxes, but I see I'm not the only one and I'm so glad to know there are others like me!

  • anothertimeantiques

    anothertimeantiques said 6 years ago

    Just tickled to see another vintage shop owner as the featured seller. Funny how the craft-oriented questions still fit in! There's something very special about buying and selling older goods - Duff does a wonderful job of sharing that. Best of luck always from another kindred spirit!

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 6 years ago

    What a lovely seller!

  • CREATEHAPPINESS

    CREATEHAPPINESS said 6 years ago

    Love your shop, there are so,so many goodies to see..

  • JdeSignSbyJay

    JdeSignSbyJay said 6 years ago

    This is one of the best interviews that I have read lately. It was so inspiring. I enjoyed reading your reasoning behind choosing vintage jewelry as one of your many vintage outlets. I thought the statement about how jewelry was once worn throughout a person's lifetime during both the good and the bad days, as well as your thought process of what that person was like, is an amazing way to look at things. Great post!

  • WeiYann

    WeiYann said 6 years ago

    Happy birthday in advance, Emily! And congratulations for being featured seller of the day :D I used to read the French labels at the back of shampoo bottles as well!! Actually I still do :p All the best to you and may you be healthy always!

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts said 6 years ago

    Truly great interview. Best wishes!

  • thedustpeddler

    thedustpeddler said 6 years ago

    Job well done! I'll be busy combing through your shop now:)

  • EndearingEphemera

    EndearingEphemera said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview, congratulations :o)

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 6 years ago

    Great interview! Thanks so very much for sharing your story!

  • Denise62863

    Denise62863 said 6 years ago

    I have to agree with everyone this is a lovely interview. My first to read. Your items featured throughout the read are simply beautiful. I really like your advice for beginners I am going to take it and start checking out more here on Esty. Happy Birthday!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your interview and congrats on being featured seller. I'm in like with all your vintage finds/treasures from the past....

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    You pieces are beautiful, fabulous photos! Really like your tips for sellers I need to take the plunge and go in for more targeted adverts.

  • BlkSheepProductions

    BlkSheepProductions said 6 years ago

    Vintage finds, and their histories, have always been interesting to us. Great tips for setting up shop!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    you are a darling with impeccable taste! lovely article, nice to meet you! xoxoxo

  • 4EnvisioningVintage

    4EnvisioningVintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop and great advice!

  • thelostfound

    thelostfound said 6 years ago

    Nice Vintage shop! Great Feature! =)

  • Beadsforpeace

    Beadsforpeace said 6 years ago

    This is one of the best interviews I ever read! Thank you so much for sharing! xox

  • JulieLillian

    JulieLillian said 6 years ago

    Great interview! Congrats on the feature!

  • candidimagesbyaj

    candidimagesbyaj said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview and it was very inspiring too!

  • FForrestCreations

    FForrestCreations said 6 years ago

    I Love vintage anything! maybe because of my age:-) Great advise. I wish I had started earlier.

  • theTreasured

    theTreasured said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Very inspiring as I just opened up shop today! Your idea of a perfect day is the same as mine :)

  • SquidWhaleDesigns

    SquidWhaleDesigns said 6 years ago

    YAY! Congrats on this, Duff! I adore my "Rubie 1910" locket from your store. Continue with the great work!

  • LatheratiSoap

    LatheratiSoap said 6 years ago

    Oh, what a fantastic shop! Congrats to you, wishing you all the best :-)

  • waalaa

    waalaa said 6 years ago

    Fabulous article and shop - congrats on the feature!

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 6 years ago

    love vintage , great story

  • autena

    autena said 6 years ago

    Beautiful store! Also giving Congratulations on the feature.

  • polkadotHOME

    polkadotHOME said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! I'm hearting plenty of your items, they're wonderful. Perfectly presented photos and items that are just my style. Congrats :)

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Great article!! Congrats!

  • KandiceInWonderland

    KandiceInWonderland said 6 years ago

    What a pleasure to "meet" you, Duff! So glad to have, through this, discovered your WONDERFUL shop! I am a rescue-vintage-brooches addict, tho I re-purpose them. But I love imagining who they belonged to, or, in some cases, who in the world thought up an unusual or kooky design! Fun to connect with their real and imagined history, don't you think? Warmly - Kandice :-)

  • tenleyshaynewood

    tenleyshaynewood said 6 years ago

    Really really lovely. Where did you find those massive jewelry boxes? They are divine.

  • mooshoopork

    mooshoopork said 6 years ago

    lovely interview!! and congrats on the featured artist.. so nice to see your thought process behind it all. makes me look differently at jewelery then i had before :) and happy birthday duff! hope its a good one.

  • HoudiniHouse

    HoudiniHouse said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing a little bit of your beautiful world with us - it was a lovely and enjoyable read. Happy 'upcoming' 30th Birthday too!!! Houdini

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    you have the most beautiful store. congrats on the feature.

  • experimentalvintage

    experimentalvintage said 6 years ago

    I have been eyeing your gorgeous shop for a while now...so glad you're the featured seller-go vintage!

  • athenasvintage

    athenasvintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items, I love the 1940's marcasite earrings! I found your article so inspiring! Happy nearly birthday - I recommend being 30 - life just keeps getting better :0)

  • gizmofiberarts

    gizmofiberarts said 6 years ago

    What beautiful work! A great mixture of old and new

  • alejandracc

    alejandracc said 6 years ago

    Thank you for your business advices! I love your story and Happy Bday :)

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 6 years ago

    I love this shop! Congrats on your feature. Continued success!

  • cheriebeadle

    cheriebeadle said 6 years ago

    Love, love, love your work. I especially like the locket with the rhinestones in it. Stunning. All the best for your continued success!

  • Maddenphotography

    Maddenphotography said 6 years ago

    wonderful! Congrats!

  • Maddenphotography

    Maddenphotography said 6 years ago

    wonderful! Congrats!

  • MerlotMoon

    MerlotMoon said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Beautiful, just beautiful!

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 6 years ago

    true vintage beauty can only be seen with the heart.... kudos to you for sharing your gift ♥ best wishes for all ...

  • ktreasures

    ktreasures said 6 years ago

    I love everything vintage! Congratulations on being featured! :)

  • PrizewinnersParade

    PrizewinnersParade said 6 years ago

    I'm just getting my shop started again so thanks for the read. Great shop. I love your idea of the perfect day, mine too! Including the peanut butter sandwich...

  • FlirtyGems

    FlirtyGems said 6 years ago

    so dainty and pretty I love them all!

  • frenchaccentbymagali

    frenchaccentbymagali said 6 years ago

    Uplifting! I will buy myself a good camera soon, I promise! You also express in a better way that I ever could, about the reasons why we use vintage findings in our today's creations. To keep the past alive, to say those women are not forgotten.It is nostalgic... Thank you for your wonderful interview and all the good advice! Merci beaucoup et bonne continuation!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago

    Congrats!

  • jechorydesigns

    jechorydesigns said 6 years ago

    Great article and shop!

  • erindove

    erindove said 6 years ago

    a great story, keep up the good work. Happy Birthday!!

  • remodernseries

    remodernseries said 6 years ago

    beautiful shop! :)

  • antiquarianshop

    antiquarianshop said 6 years ago

    I wish we could friend request on Etsy :) I feel like we have a lot in common.

  • Artinfacts

    Artinfacts said 6 years ago

    Simply darling...both you and that blouse that I'd like you to sell to me!! Happy Birthday in advance and congrats too!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    I love reading about the sellers behind the shops. Emily - a gorgeous seller behind a gorgeous shop. Congratulations, continued success and Happy Birthday!

  • TheGinghamOwl

    TheGinghamOwl said 6 years ago

    Congrats!! Great Feature:)

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 6 years ago

    So many dainty delicate beautiful jewelry items A pirate Girls delight

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper said 6 years ago

    I love your story and your shop! Congrats! And here's to antiquing with pb sandwiches in tow!

  • southernladysvintage

    southernladysvintage said 6 years ago

    Great interview and wonderful vintage shop!!

  • TheOldRedHen

    TheOldRedHen said 6 years ago

    A wonderful article! Congratulations! Beautiful shop with such lovely items!

  • lstaubin

    lstaubin said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! And a fun read! :)

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    classy

  • bienaimebeloved

    bienaimebeloved said 6 years ago

    ADORABLE ! Lovely pieces!!

  • terrymillsphoto

    terrymillsphoto said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story with others. We just loved hearing what inspires you and then to see you lovely items. Keep up the good work.

  • LdyLux

    LdyLux said 6 years ago

    Awesome feature! Congrats and happy early birthday!

  • lovingimpressions

    lovingimpressions said 6 years ago

    Love your article. Congrats on the feature.

  • JulyDesignsJewelry

    JulyDesignsJewelry said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Felicitations!

  • sparkleandstorm

    sparkleandstorm said 6 years ago

    I love your jewelry! So pretty and unique. I've just started using twitter with my shop- I think its a good advertising medium. Best of luck!

  • sparkleandstorm

    sparkleandstorm said 6 years ago

    ps- I'm 33 years old and I think that being in your 30's totally rocks!! :D

  • emmakrause

    emmakrause said 6 years ago

    Your shop is lovely Duff! Good to see you are doing well :)

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 6 years ago

    gorgeous!! and lovely interview....

  • threadsofsanity

    threadsofsanity said 6 years ago

    Great photo and fun to read interview! Congrats on the feature. Your pieces are beautiful!

  • perfectlysassy

    perfectlysassy said 6 years ago

    I love your shop! I am really really new to etsy, and I appreciate all the great tips. Good luck to you!

  • GrinderGraphics

    GrinderGraphics said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • museumshop

    museumshop said 6 years ago

    Great story. Happy Birthday. Good luck

  • jessicathatai

    jessicathatai said 6 years ago

    Hey Duff! Congrats on featured seller! You're story and shop are lovely. We miss you at Zingerman's! -Jess

  • MargalitRosanoff

    MargalitRosanoff said 6 years ago

    Great advice, especially about the twitter tip. I am using Facebook to some success, but as you said, a new shop owner needs to learn how to cheer for themselves in multiple ways! Thanks! Margalit

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    Your shop is amazing and I love all that you say. Thanks for being one of those inspirations that I look at! I need to get better at promotion and advertising this year. I would love to know more details on what you think is effective. Here is to a very successful 2011!!!! xxxx to you- from EL Vintage

  • dicknosqueaksexframe

    dicknosqueaksexframe said 6 years ago

    I'm a newby and yours is the easiest article to read. Maybe you should add "etsy rep" to your hats? Thank you for the useful simple advise.

  • AlphieBug

    AlphieBug said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!!! Happy early B-day!!! Vintage is a wonderful way to upcycle, recycle, repurpose and it will keep giving back to you in so many ways!!

  • JanJat

    JanJat said 6 years ago

    Brilliant advice and YAY Montreal!! Thank you for sharing your story. I love the peace and softness that comes through your words.

  • WhirlGirlGlass

    WhirlGirlGlass said 6 years ago

    You sound like as beautiful a person as your jewlery. I love the last locket, your right that is more beautiful than anything that you could find today at a jewlery store. Nice job.

  • evertonterrace

    evertonterrace said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed your interview. I feel the same way about vintage pieces (of all kinds). I like the idea of giving something a new life, I also think of the person who made the piece and how happy they would be that it is still be treasured. Good information and great advice, thank you.

  • OverAndOverAgain

    OverAndOverAgain said 6 years ago

    You have such a wonderful store. I just started my own vintage shop on etsy and your interview and store were very inspiring. Thanks for the great tips. Good luck!

  • DianesCloset

    DianesCloset said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love seeing vintage sellers featured!

  • linda0932782888

    linda0932782888 said 6 years ago

    Congrat on the feature !Happy Birthday ~

  • DArtScapes

    DArtScapes said 6 years ago

    Hi Emily, I wanted to tell you thank you for the great suggestions concerning promoting yourself and your business. I am just beginning the process of creating an Etsy account as I am really interested in starting my own business. I don't have a whole lot of experience in the Etsy world, but I will take your suggestions about starting a blog and twitter account as a way to create referrals. Thank you, and I wish you great success!!!

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage said 6 years ago

    i am just getting started, good advice

  • ballandchain

    ballandchain said 6 years ago

    hurray! My favorite vintage jewelry seller! cheers! :)

  • twoinspireyou

    twoinspireyou said 6 years ago

    So very fun to read. The detail of the peanut butter sandwich makes me smile:). That means it's gonna be a loooong day of shoppin' and there's no time for stoppin'... Especially when you're doing something you love:). Congrats on the feature!!

  • ArtDecoDame

    ArtDecoDame said 6 years ago

    Great story,I enjoyed reading this and Happy almost Birthday!

  • 1StylishLady

    1StylishLady said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring article. I love your photography and the lighting. In the PNW we do not always have the advantage of natural lighting. Happy Birthday in Advance! And congrats on being featured!

  • brooksbarrow

    brooksbarrow said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • FruitsOFtheBLooM

    FruitsOFtheBLooM said 6 years ago

    I feel the same way about vintage and antiques that Duff does...the history and who wore the item or used it always intrigues me. I like to write my own stories about them. Kudos on passing on stories to the younger generations.

  • nocarnations

    nocarnations said 6 years ago

    The best part of my day, coming home to see you featured here! Congratulations Duff!

  • henatayeb

    henatayeb said 6 years ago

    gorgeous work.. i love the detail.

  • 1920

    1920 said 6 years ago

    love the story very much. i'm also big fan of vintage jewelry.

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing!

  • TheVintaquarian

    TheVintaquarian said 6 years ago

    Charming, helpful, inspiring. Love reading the story of a vintage seller! Enjoyed my visit to your blog and will certainly return. And yikes, found something I fell in love with in your shop...

  • kshyu

    kshyu said 6 years ago

    Great article ! Beautiful products !

  • craftluxuries

    craftluxuries said 6 years ago

    great advice. everything said is so true. I love your shop! great work

  • ktowersphotography

    ktowersphotography said 6 years ago

    BEaUtIfUl WoRk :)

  • Handmadebyani

    Handmadebyani said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop!!! and Great Article.

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 6 years ago

    This is indeed a beautiful shop, and a beautiful story, too!

  • Isabeau

    Isabeau said 6 years ago

    What a cute shop, and a great story!

  • nicoleparker

    nicoleparker said 6 years ago

    Too weird! I don't want to freak you out, but I was reading your interview and I was thinking that you and I could be good friends in real life, if circumstances allowed it. Your style, your writing, your interests, your age and stage of life... we are so similar! Congrats on your success and happy birthday!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! :) Lovely and inspiring :) And Happy Birthday !

  • marbled

    marbled said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • suppliesforall

    suppliesforall said 6 years ago

    Love your detailed description. Shows the amount of effort you put in to each item. Continue on with your great work. Cheers

  • aostudio9

    aostudio9 said 6 years ago

    You expressed the feeling of collecting vintage wonderfully. It's like holding a piece of a memory, a little piece of history. Love your shop and blog.

  • truebug

    truebug said 6 years ago

    love your shop, congratulations x

  • sassycassjems

    sassycassjems said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Your shop is beautiful! Love the detail in your pictures and discriptions.

  • theduskyjewel

    theduskyjewel said 6 years ago

    What a great shop you have! Your photos are excellent!! There is nothing quite like vintage and the story behind every beautiful piece!

  • everlastingvintage

    everlastingvintage said 6 years ago

    I truely enjoyed reading your article : ) Very informative and inspiring...Thank You! Congratulations!

  • bellacruz

    bellacruz said 6 years ago

    I liked your comments about envisioning the original owners of your pieces. I think about that a lot too. I don't have many childhood mementos and I thinks that's why it is important to me. I feel a connection with the past holding certain things in my hands. Congrats on being featured!

  • NathalieVan

    NathalieVan said 6 years ago

    What a great feature! I love your shop and the amazing photos you take. You make your job sound like the best one in the world :) It must be wonderful to have a best friend with an etsy shop as well! Thank you so much for the great story behind your store!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 6 years ago

    Wow, so happy to have found your incredible shop. I Love the enthusiasm and heart behind the pieces you sell. Wonderful feature. Thanks for sharing + continued success!

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 6 years ago

    Hope you start your site to reconnect people with lost family photographs, that's a great idea! Congrats on being the Featured Seller!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    Super cool shop, I love your story too. Thanks for sharing & congratulations on being the featured artist! Really lovely interview :)

  • funkeyfinds

    funkeyfinds said 6 years ago

    oh I love this shop! She does such a lovely job of displaying the jewelry's beauty.

  • vintagenowandthen

    vintagenowandthen said 6 years ago

    congrats on a great feature interview ~ it was truly one of the best that i've read here on etsy! thanks for sharing your advice that has obviously worked so well for you & your successful shop!

  • littlebyrdvintage

    littlebyrdvintage said 6 years ago

    yay! I love jeanjeanvintage and duff so much. it is great to read this interview from her!!! congrats duff :)

  • StitchSenseDesigns

    StitchSenseDesigns said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful shop & story!!! Very insipring!

  • owlbot

    owlbot said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview and lovely shop! One of my favorite featured sellers yet!

  • vestedbeevintage

    vestedbeevintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats Jean Jean! I've always thought you were Francaise cause I your name! Joyeux Anniversaire Jean Jean!

  • economico

    economico said 6 years ago

    Jean has a rich mind and universe - she obviously loves her beautiful collections of vintage jewelry and presents it in such an exciting way.

  • revathi7

    revathi7 said 6 years ago

    Respected madam your habits were good,But what is comments on www.rameshkamuni.blogspot.com if possible. ramesh kamuni.

  • PurpleBlossomStudio

    PurpleBlossomStudio said 6 years ago

    This was a great interview - you sound like a sweet and fun person! Best of luck in all you so, and happy birthday! The 30's are the best, and I really mean that!

  • DigiSweet

    DigiSweet said 6 years ago

    Love your story! I'm also big fan of vintage jewelry. Happy Birthday!

  • Jewelsies

    Jewelsies said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop, delightful seller and an inspiring/encouraging story! This and my cup of coffee was a great way to start my day :)

  • Jewelsies

    Jewelsies said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop, delightful seller and an inspiring/encouraging story! This and my cup of coffee was a great way to start my day :)

  • GreeteH

    GreeteH said 6 years ago

    Adorable items!:)

  • BettyBee

    BettyBee said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. I love your items and your photos are stunning!

  • EarthJewelry

    EarthJewelry said 6 years ago

    Hi Duff. I am not into vintage, but I love to create one-of-a-kind jewelry for the future. Like you, an important part of my process is that I am wondering who is going to wear my pieces. What do they look like, what kind of person they are, will they love their new treasure as much as the love I put in making it, will they wear it or forget it in the drawer ??? That's a great source of inspiration. Congrats for being featured Virginie

  • GarrettandGrace

    GarrettandGrace said 6 years ago

    You, sweet girl, seem to have stolen my dream job! :) Happy Birthday and congratulations on a lovely feature story! Best wishes....

  • BlessedBeeApothecary

    BlessedBeeApothecary said 6 years ago

    Such a great interview i really enjoyed it, congrats on getting featured, im goin to head over and take peek at the treats in your lovely looking shop. Zoe

  • OPosies

    OPosies said 6 years ago

    S o lovey and T ruly U nique N ot only did I love your story but the N ever I nspiring and optimistic N ature on your outlook on life in the etsy biz. G reat write up.

  • shopREiNViNTAGE

    shopREiNViNTAGE said 6 years ago

    Happy birthday! This is a wonderful interview :) Congrats on your beautiful shop and cheers to continued success! <3

  • wreathmiccreations

    wreathmiccreations said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed your interview and your love of life is very inspiring! Very nice shop and pictures are great--congrats!

  • gigantour

    gigantour said 6 years ago

    such beautiful things

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article! Congratulations!!

  • Ellieeee

    Ellieeee said 6 years ago

    wow, nice stuff.

  • Ellieeee

    Ellieeee said 6 years ago

    wow, nice stuff.

  • goldenheartsloves

    goldenheartsloves said 6 years ago

    congratulations! You look so lovely!

  • LisasBizzyBeez

    LisasBizzyBeez said 6 years ago

    Absolutely love, love, your shop!! I also love vintage jewelry. I appreciate you sharing your story with us. Continued success and Congratulations on being featured seller!

  • ecouturejewels

    ecouturejewels said 6 years ago

    At the risk of sounding creepy, I want to be your friend!!

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop and truly lovely interview! Congratulations! :)

  • deardesire

    deardesire said 6 years ago

    My goodness, your idea about a business reuniting people with lost family photographs is very intriguing!! Great interview. :) ps- yay to geneology

  • deardesire

    deardesire said 6 years ago

    oops.. i always misspell genealogy :)

  • heartshappen

    heartshappen said 6 years ago

    what a wonderful feature. congratulations to you. what a nice birthday present this must be! kristin at Hearts Happen :)

  • CelebrateToday

    CelebrateToday said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing! Great interview!

  • Maulani

    Maulani said 6 years ago

    Inspiring article. great shop. Great person behind it :)

  • DebsWhimsicalDesigns

    DebsWhimsicalDesigns said 6 years ago

    I love your story! Thanks for sharing with us. I laughed out loud when you described the first glimpse of the Fort Dearborn Wholesale catalog.

  • LailapCreations

    LailapCreations said 6 years ago

    Your close-up photography is so clear and beautiful. Very inspiring and a beautiful shop.

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your well earned success. Lovely shop! And very interesting and inspiring story.

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! Congrats on the article!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! Congrats on the article!

  • thenoisyplume

    thenoisyplume said 6 years ago

    Hey Duff! Happy almost birthday. Love this interview and beautiful shop!

  • necklush

    necklush said 6 years ago

    wonderful advice and great inspiration. Congratulations on your featured seller interview!

  • nonesuchgarden

    nonesuchgarden said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I especially like that you consider the story and the people behind each piece of jewelry.

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage said 6 years ago

    Always nice to see a vintage seller featured--far and few between it seems. Enjoyable interview and superb business advice for Etsy newbies as well.

  • DayDreamerVintage

    DayDreamerVintage said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring, thanks :)

  • taeyano

    taeyano said 6 years ago

    Hi, Duff congratulation on the Featured article! I am glad to see your hardworking and talent is recognize.

  • mitziscollectibles

    mitziscollectibles said 6 years ago

    Well Hello, neighbor! I live in East Lansing and always visit Zingerman's Deli and the Treasure Mart whenever I'm in Ann Arbor. I'm also an antique dealer and I create new jewelry from vintage bits and bobs. I think your Etsy shop is fantastic, and your photography is what I should aspire to! I'm excited to read your blog, so that's where I'm going next. Mitzi

  • rumpunchboutique

    rumpunchboutique said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. I enjoyed the interview and admire your approach to your work. I also love the merchandising in the photos.

  • CLWPottery

    CLWPottery said 6 years ago

    Very nice interview. You sound so warm and real. My very best to you!

  • EnglishShop

    EnglishShop said 6 years ago

    So much thought put into your shop, so much so that it shines! Great article!

  • carolforsyth

    carolforsyth said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature. You sound like you have it well Put together and are going to go far. All the best.

  • JLaneDesigns

    JLaneDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Duff! Thanks for sharing your story with us! Wonderful shop of beautiful antique jewelry!

  • JohannaVintage

    JohannaVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured. I adore your shop and find it so inspiring.

  • trillity

    trillity said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!

  • MariesFiber

    MariesFiber said 6 years ago

    Congrats lady! Lovely feature!

  • hippopotamusgifts

    hippopotamusgifts said 6 years ago

    Hi from MN! What a lovely interview. You sound like such a sweet person! Everything you make is beautiful. Congrats on the feature!

  • HollyDaise

    HollyDaise said 6 years ago

    Inspiring read, congrats on the feature. I love that jewellery has an immortal quality to it, whether it lives on in its original form or revived/salvaged and incorporated into a later designers work. Yay and double yay for Vintage and salvage work. Hx

  • sunkae

    sunkae said 6 years ago

    ***Wow fantastic jewelry!***

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 6 years ago

    thanks for sharing...great article!

  • DesignsbyGlorious

    DesignsbyGlorious said 6 years ago

    Love you positive attitude about life and your work !

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    There is something special about wearing a piece with a story. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday!

  • BILBOBABILO

    BILBOBABILO said 6 years ago

    ¡Hola Duff! I have enjoyed reading your story, beautifully written, and a lovely portrait of you and your shop. I am hopelessly nostalgic too!!. All the best

  • AukinasGoddess

    AukinasGoddess said 6 years ago

    You shared some really helpful information. Thank you so much for the good read. And best wishes to you. :) xo, Kat

  • LittleRedCottage

    LittleRedCottage said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article! All best to you!

  • kathartstudio

    kathartstudio said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Duff! Thanks for sharing your story with us! Wonderful shop of beautiful antique jewelry!

  • maddshatter

    maddshatter said 6 years ago

    Really enjoyed your items! Great article!

  • LaBohemeBijoux

    LaBohemeBijoux said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature. I'm so excited to be introduced to this beautiful little jewel box. I appreciate both the lovely photos and detailed descriptions of each piece. You've combined two of my favorite things--vintage jewelry and history. I'll be stopping by your shop often with my cup of tea to enjoy the latest treasures. Keep following your bliss!

  • FutureTrends

    FutureTrends said 6 years ago

    Nice article!

  • babyjives

    babyjives said 6 years ago

    you find absolutely beautiful things - thanks for sharing your story.

  • coconutdancer

    coconutdancer said 6 years ago

    So happy you were featured! Looks like a great shop.

  • necva

    necva said 6 years ago

    Congrats!!! Beautiful shop!!

  • thecupcakekid

    thecupcakekid said 6 years ago

    Yay, a fellow vintage lover! Congrats on your success and happy birthday!

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 6 years ago

    I just loved reading this article! Very inspiring, I love vintage jewelry as well and have many pieces I can't part with. I also checked out your blog - fabulous!!!

  • BlissfullyRandom

    BlissfullyRandom said 6 years ago

    Thanks you so much for your inspiring story. I have many vintage jewelry pieces just waiting to be researched and added to my shop. Like you I try hard to provide shoppers with background information. I too love wondering about each item's past and look forward to sending them off to their new life. Genealogy is also a passion and I have meet many amazing people while on that journey as well as in this wonderful world of Etsy. Off to explore your shop and blog.

  • whimsy52

    whimsy52 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I too am very nostalgic! I also love vintage! I enjoyed your article too! Happy Birthday!

  • suzyssentiments

    suzyssentiments said 6 years ago

    Your pictures are amazing....they really bring each piece to life! Your story was a very inspiring, interesting read. Congratulations and best wishes to you!

  • sheshardlyart

    sheshardlyart said 6 years ago

    wow,very inspiring thanks for all the advise.

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 6 years ago

    Such a nice collection. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and being such a sincere person. Keep up the good work!

  • ShopMichL

    ShopMichL said 6 years ago

    I was excited to see all the cool vintage jewelry boxes - they take me right back to being eight and getting my first one, with music and a dancing ballerina! Thanks for sharing and being way cool.

  • Bedelias

    Bedelias said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your story! Wish you all the best and hope you start playing that piano again :-)

  • carolinagirl76

    carolinagirl76 said 6 years ago

    I love the name of your Etsy shop! JeanJean is what we called my dearest sweet grandmother who had the most beautiful classic taste! That is why I found your Etsy shop and love all you have to offer!

  • heidispaws

    heidispaws said 6 years ago

    Truly a great article and lovely interview! You inspired me to "do more", thanks! Love your shop :-)

  • charlywildasian

    charlywildasian said 6 years ago

    cool

  • engelpottery

    engelpottery said 6 years ago

    I loved reading your interview and browsing your shop! You have a wonderful style and a great eye!

  • WildRhubarb

    WildRhubarb said 6 years ago

    Loved the vintage pieces. Inspiring interview. Happy Birthday.

  • WildRhubarb

    WildRhubarb said 6 years ago

    Loved the vintage pieces. Inspiring interview. Happy Birthday.

  • vintagefusionjewelry

    vintagefusionjewelry said 6 years ago

    absolutely inspiring. keep up the great work!

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 6 years ago

    what a a wonderful interview and way of looking at the world. Delightful and inspiring!

  • Caracarmina

    Caracarmina said 6 years ago

    Great interview... I love your story and your store... I also have a blog and twitter and like you have found them as very important tools for my getting out there and show everyone my work happy bday and good luck! love your photos btw... :)

  • tricode

    tricode said 6 years ago

    Beautiful collections and a great interview! & Happy birthday in advance!

  • sassefrass

    sassefrass said 6 years ago

    Simply beautiful article. Especially love your photos and item descriptions. Your advice to sellers is spot-on! Thanks for sharing

  • TiffanyMorganDesigns

    TiffanyMorganDesigns said 6 years ago

    Great interview. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  • itbaus

    itbaus said 6 years ago

    I love antique malls too. great article!

  • Kittenscloset

    Kittenscloset said 6 years ago

    Yesterday I added you as one of my favorite shops, and here you are today!! congratulations, you deserve it, your shop is wonderful, and happy up coming birthday!!

  • SeahorseFeather

    SeahorseFeather said 6 years ago

    Beautiful things & a Great interview~What a Gal!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 6 years ago

    Love your shop, beautiful photos, great collection. Thank you for the terrific advice and congrats on the feature!

  • WildStitches

    WildStitches said 6 years ago

    I love all of your items! Happy Birthday! :)

  • 2Good2BeThrough

    2Good2BeThrough said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed wondering around in your shop, exploring your items for sale, as well as the items you've sold. I was impressed by how well your items are photgraphed and described. I love anything old, so I've included you as a favorite seller and will visit often. Enjoy your success - you deserve it!

  • RevivalVintageJewels

    RevivalVintageJewels said 6 years ago

    Thank you for that bit of wisdom of researching and writing the best copy. That really spoke to me. I will be more intentional with my descriptions. With every interview posted, I take away such great practical advice every time.

  • thepixelprince

    thepixelprince said 6 years ago

    Congrats!

  • InspirationalThings

    InspirationalThings said 6 years ago

    I share your passion for vintage jewelry - it can be an addiction :)

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    What a lovely store - I loved your story - thank you!

  • rhettamcknight

    rhettamcknight said 6 years ago

    Great interview. I'm new to etsy, so it's always great to get tips on how to sell.

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 6 years ago

    Great feature, so happy to hear your story. I'd love to come antiquing with you someday, sounds like we'd make a good pair.

  • natashascloset

    natashascloset said 6 years ago

    Wow! Thank you for sharing all of that with us. You sound like such a neat person :-) Good luck to you!!

  • MouseTrapVintage

    MouseTrapVintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats, Duff! You are the sweetest gal with the best taste in jewelry and I'm so happy to see you featured here! YAYAYA! <3

  • jauntinggypsy

    jauntinggypsy said 6 years ago

    Now I know why I can't find any of those old jewelry boxes - you have them all. Welcome to Michigan. Great interview, lovely shop!

  • degueulasse

    degueulasse said 6 years ago

    congrats & happy birthday, miss duff! one a million, this one.

  • designsbyrk

    designsbyrk said 6 years ago

    wow...so simply put, but so true! thanks! and congrats!!

  • HeavenlyNaturals

    HeavenlyNaturals said 6 years ago

    Just seeing the photos reminded me of being a little girl and going through my mothers jewelry box looking at all the beautiful rings and charms she had and then carefully selecting the most beautiful ones to wear and play dress up.

  • MyGrandpasPen

    MyGrandpasPen said 6 years ago

    Your pictures are lovely and you have some great ideas - thanks so much!

  • InvitationsAndMore

    InvitationsAndMore said 6 years ago

    I just started selling jewelry that I amke in my shop but now this has inspired me to keep my eyes open while antiquing to see if I can find vintage pieces as well! Wonderful article:)

  • SallyManke

    SallyManke said 6 years ago

    Super inspiration for a newbie. Your story just sucks you in.

  • JBPacrat

    JBPacrat said 6 years ago

    Growing up so closely to the jewelry industry in Rhode Island I admire your appreciation for the priceless treasures of the past. I share your passion and enthusiasm. Your story is a delight.

  • MorganNichole

    MorganNichole said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, congrats on your interview.

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    A really fascinating feature and thanks for the tips!

  • ChristinesPearlPatch

    ChristinesPearlPatch said 6 years ago

    I'm new on Etsy. So glad I read your feature. It was beautiful. Loved your pictures.

  • OhDearWatson

    OhDearWatson said 6 years ago

    congrats - Your shop has been one of my favs for a while!

  • TheKnottyDaughters

    TheKnottyDaughters said 6 years ago

    Hooray for the midwest girls!!! Great write-up, thanks!

  • leatheroftheworld1

    leatheroftheworld1 said 6 years ago

    your vintage collection of articles is so good.I have also large collection of coins.I like your all articles.

  • daweigreat

    daweigreat said 6 years ago

    Just let me check your collections.

  • AllYarnCreations

    AllYarnCreations said 6 years ago

    Love your work. Your have a lot of talent, and so happy for you. What great work, keep it up. Happy Birthday also.

  • RelaxationTub

    RelaxationTub said 6 years ago

    Inaction is death. Action is at least a step forward in any direction at least will lead to change. We all took a leap of faith and are here at Etsy.

  • Visionaria

    Visionaria said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your tips with us newbies! Its comforting to know that I am not the only one starting out who is nervous about being successful!

  • paperjayne

    paperjayne said 6 years ago

    I love your stuff, so cute. Thanks for the advice. i'm just starting out on etsy and it can be a little (and by a little i mean alot) overwhelming. all advice is DEFINITELY appreciated.

  • aileenrae

    aileenrae said 6 years ago

    Your name Jean Jean really caught my eye. It's so cute! Reminds me of my little sister who's middle name is Jacy Jean. I'm going to check out the Zingermans Guide, thanks for the tip. I'm clueless when it comes to Twittering. I have never followed anyone so I have no idea how to start that. I struggle with finding time to blog. I don't know how everyone stays on top of all that. It's encouraging to read stories like your own. I really enjoy having my shop so I'll keep working at it. Thanks again for sharing!

  • EvesCrochet

    EvesCrochet said 6 years ago

    Im new to this(started yesterday) I absolutely love your stile, your shop, your stuff and now Im following you on Twitter also. The way you talk is all so cute. Its great to know about the successful sellers out there! Great stuff!

  • Witchey

    Witchey said 6 years ago

    I really like your stuff. You really manage to capture the essence of vintage by making your jewelry a little worn, but still beautiful and full of hope and light in that gorgeous I've-seen-a-million-different-faces-and-lived-a-million-lives kind of way. I give you the utmost rating of... get ready for it... superfantabulous.

  • Witchey

    Witchey said 6 years ago

    I really like your stuff. You really manage to capture the essence of vintage by making your jewelry a little worn, but still beautiful and full of hope and light in that gorgeous I've-seen-a-million-different-faces-and-lived-a-million-lives kind of way. I give you the utmost rating of... get ready for it... superfantabulous.

  • calligraphytzl

    calligraphytzl said 6 years ago

    thank you for the wonderful interview,as a new etsy seller I also love to learning more from others and know what I can do to make the work better, your experience and thought gave me some idea and encourage, love your antique rings : )

  • lulikucreations

    lulikucreations said 6 years ago

    Great article and I loved the advice she gives to new sellers on etsy

  • bloomstreetvintage

    bloomstreetvintage said 6 years ago

    I found your interview to be an inspiration. I agree with your philosophy of always trying to buy something used or vintage before buying something new. Reuse, reinvent, repurpose. Living with pieces that have a history keeps the imagination sparking. And mother earth loves it too. Your shop is wonderful and the tips you provided will be most helpful.

  • FireflyFantasies1

    FireflyFantasies1 said 6 years ago

    I love your thoughts about vintage jewelry. Great tip about tax id number. Thanks for sharing

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 6 years ago

    Great tips and inspirational!

  • TruEnglishDesigns

    TruEnglishDesigns said 6 years ago

    i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your found pieces.....I especially love the way you have staged your photos....great....thank you for the inspiration!

  • SanibelsTreasures

    SanibelsTreasures said 6 years ago

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing! I was so excited to a shop that I was already familiar with as a featured seller!!!

  • BlueRoomBijoux

    BlueRoomBijoux said 6 years ago

    congrats, you are so sweet!! I love the way you store your little treasures!! All the best to you! XOX

  • TeruAmaro

    TeruAmaro said 6 years ago

    I love your items, you are adorable and this interview was very fun to read. You are on my favorites now.

  • Danideng

    Danideng said 6 years ago

    Nice interview, lovely shop !Congrats!

  • jujushoppe

    jujushoppe said 6 years ago

    interesting background melding into being an artist. I like the part about using small brushes. follow your bliss <3

  • TootyFruityBoutique

    TootyFruityBoutique said 6 years ago

    Duff... I love that lol You have a gift girl! Great job :)

  • Guitarpickman

    Guitarpickman said 6 years ago

    I love it

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    slightly jealous lol

  • Balanced

    Balanced said 6 years ago

    You have a really lovely shop! congrats on the feature! and happy birthday!

  • bks70smith

    bks70smith said 6 years ago

    I LOVED THE SEA GLASS NECKLACE. I BOUGHT IT FOT A GIFT BUT IT IS SO PRETTY, DON,T WANT TO PART WITH IT!! BEAUTIFUL

  • nancynelsonjewelry

    nancynelsonjewelry said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing with us! I love all your vintage items.

  • VintageStarrBeads

    VintageStarrBeads said 6 years ago

    Congrats, great that a Vintage seller made it here! You have a lovely shop!-R

  • lucky0girl0racer

    lucky0girl0racer said 6 years ago

    I love your article, how exciting! Your shop is fab too! Bookmarking :)

  • danaburnsstudio

    danaburnsstudio said 6 years ago

    This was a pleasure to read! Thank you.

  • knightcloth

    knightcloth said 6 years ago

    Good point about learning about each piece plus blogging and Twitter. Not good at any of them and now I know I need and want to!!??!!??@#@ Thanks for all the info.

  • madelineandfrancine

    madelineandfrancine said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being a featured seller. Very happy to see "vintage" featured. Much success to you!

  • goodlines

    goodlines said 6 years ago

    This is one of the best features I've read in the last year. I am grateful to hear you took a lot of time before you set up shop. I have created a business plan and have been reading everything Etsy sends me this last year and am happy to hear you went into this with similar care. I am ready to launch my shop and feel taking time to do it right is a the best approach for me.

  • FableAndLore

    FableAndLore said 6 years ago

    A delightful read and absolutely beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing your inspiring story!

  • lizdezign

    lizdezign said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing a very fresh and pleasant story full of encouragement and positivity! You are an inspiration!

  • elleboudreau

    elleboudreau said 6 years ago

    This has been one of my favorite Featured Seller stories yet! Thanks so much for sharing. :) -Elle

  • beadsofaquarius

    beadsofaquarius said 6 years ago

    lovely interview! love the work and the philosophy! i wish you a lot of succes! ;)

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 6 years ago

    I too want someone else to love and cherish a vintage piece that was found. Love this article!

  • WiseApple

    WiseApple said 6 years ago

    Happy early birthday! You shop is really beautiful, and your words are so inspiring. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • DarwinsDress

    DarwinsDress said 6 years ago

    What an uplifting interview! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • 72studios

    72studios said 6 years ago

    I just purchased my 1st piece from jeanjeanvintage. Cannot wait to open the package when it comes in the mail! Her shop is so beautiful!

  • juliecristello

    juliecristello said 6 years ago

    I am a soon-to-be Etsy seller, diving in to all the Etsy lit. You seem like a very interesting and super cool person, I love seeing success for those people. Congratulations on this feature!

  • namasteyworld

    namasteyworld said 6 years ago

    This is a great post... thank you for sharing...

  • wulfgirl

    wulfgirl said 6 years ago

    This was fun to ready - thanks for the insight and tips re selling on Etsy. All the best! Virginia

  • limpets23

    limpets23 said 6 years ago

    Hey, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love your products and description of your perfect day, I'm with you on that one! Good luck with the blog :) x

  • limpets23

    limpets23 said 6 years ago

    Hey, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love your products and description of your perfect day, I'm with you on that one! Good luck with the blog :) x

  • NiceAssets

    NiceAssets said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! You have a lovely shop and I enjoyed learning about you.

  • LeeLeesCloset

    LeeLeesCloset said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on a wonderful feature! Your story is inspiring as well as educating to those of us who are starting out! Thank you and Happy Birthday! : )

  • LCVintageJewelry

    LCVintageJewelry said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Your work is beautiful! I turn 30 this year too so I feel you:) Happy early birthday!

  • theartlyons

    theartlyons said 6 years ago

    Love your STORY! I have French Bulldog and I think you should have one of those in your future!!

  • LuluTales

    LuluTales said 6 years ago

    Wonderful collection of vintage! Congrats on your feature story.

  • LuluTales

    LuluTales said 6 years ago

    Wonderful collection of vintage! Congrats on your feature story.

  • ElizabethMD

    ElizabethMD said 6 years ago

    what a wonderful and inspiring story. It's good to know that you can start with nothing and if you work hard you WILL make it!.

  • JewelryDeli

    JewelryDeli said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring! congrats on the feature.

  • SDJEWELRY1223

    SDJEWELRY1223 said 6 years ago

    very unique and inspiring SD JEWELRY DESIGN

  • vintagemama1973

    vintagemama1973 said 6 years ago

    Love it! I feel the same way about vintage jewelry--the nostalgia:) I would much rather own a beautiful antique piece (with flaws from age and wear!) than diamonds any day...vintage jewelry is my passion...now i shall go check out your store-can't wait:)

  • rubanscolores

    rubanscolores said 6 years ago

    Unique handmade stuff you have!

  • rubanscolores

    rubanscolores said 6 years ago

    Unique handmade stuff you have!

  • rubanscolores

    rubanscolores said 6 years ago

    Unique handmade stuff you have!

  • indiagemsbeads

    indiagemsbeads said 6 years ago

    i love your all product

  • lxz2009

    lxz2009 said 6 years ago

    your talented! i love all these!

  • littledeervintage

    littledeervintage said 6 years ago

    She is so lovely. What great items!!

  • drefindsvintage

    drefindsvintage said 6 years ago

    ur awesome

  • ethicBioskin

    ethicBioskin said 5 years ago

    we love Emily shop!

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