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Featured Seller: Rachel Pfeffer Designs

Jun 6, 2011

by luckyduct

Tell us about yourself.
My name is Rachel, and I design and make jewelry. I’m from Western Massachusetts and now find myself in Washington, DC with my fiancé, Ben. I majored in sculpture at Brandeis University, and after working in the Boston Museum of Science for a year, decided to focus on jewelry. My father is a jeweler, as is his brother, my cousin, and my other uncle.

Apart from creating, what do you do?
When I’m not making things, I’m on my computer. I really do enjoy the marketing aspect of the business, as well as the graphic design component. I also occasionally try to cook, but not successfully.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
My memoir would be titled Talking to Myself. Working by myself all day means I’m often lost in my own head. I spend all day thinking, sometimes out loud. I often find myself walking somewhere, and instead of just having a regular thought, like, “Oops, my coffee almost spilled on that dog,” I narrate what’s happening to myself as though I were writing a book. “As I took a walk on a bright, sunny day, I stumbled on a rock and nearly dropped my delectable iced coffee all over the tiny poodle.” So I guess I’m constantly writing a very, very very boring memoir.

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Where does your inspiration come from?
Inspiration can be a fickle friend. Sometimes I’m trying to fall asleep and all of a sudden I have a vision of a little man swinging, and then — bada bing, bada boom — I make it the next day. But it’s not always so easy. Sometimes a great design comes to me after spending hours pacing around, thinking really, really hard about an idea.

What does handmade mean to you? 
To me, handmade is about having an idea and turning it into something you can hold in your hands. I started to make things by hand because I couldn’t find certain items that I wanted to use or wear, like a purse/notebook combination, or a ring that looks like a shooting star. I figured, if these things didn’t exist yet, I might as well make them myself!

Who has been most influential in your craft? 
My folks have been huge influences on my work. My mom is a great all-around crafter, and I’ve always envied her quilting skills (fibers and I don’t mix). Since my dad is a jeweler, he’s a great resource. Sometimes I’ll send him a picture of a ring I made and he tells me he made a very similar one in the 1970s. Whenever I can genuinely impress him with something I made, I know it’s a good piece.

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When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I knew I was a maker when I sat down in front of the TV in 8th grade and started to make a purse out of duct tape. A few day later, Lucky Duct Designs was born (after an endless list of other names, including Damn Good Duct Tape). I was blown away that all I had to do was imagine a design, let my hands go wild with duct tape, and then a purse was born. And people would buy them! What a country! I weened myself off of duct tape around senior year of college, but I had a good run. I like to think I was a pioneer in the duct tape fashion industry. I even wrote my college admissions essay on it. Thanks duct tape!

How would you describe your creative process?
My creative process is pretty simple. I see something in my mind and then I just sort of fool around with the materials until it works. I’m not a huge sketcher — more of a really awful doodler. Many times I’ll be working on a pendant and then realize it isn’t working out, only to find it has somehow morphed into a ring. I love that part of making jewelry — you really don’t know what you’re going to end up with until the very end. That is especially true with my nest rings. They take on a life of their own and are always a pleasant surprise.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be? 
I would love to see Alexander Calder’s studio. He was the famous sculptor who invented the mobile and used his sculptural skills to create jewelry.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
My fiance and my dad worked together on a wooden record holder/stand. It was something we really needed, so I love how functional it is. I also love my air vent system, which my dad made for me out of an old metal bread box. It works great, and everyone who sees it thinks it’s some kind of robot.

How do you get out of your creative ruts? 
Making things all day means lots of creative ruts. Sometimes I just need to shut down my brain and take a break, even if it means moving two feet to the couch. Other times all I need to do is leave the apartment and get an iced coffee. A creative rut is also a good time to get computer work done — after a few hours of photo editing, I can’t wait to get back to the bench!

Where would you like to be in ten years?
In ten years I’ll be 35. I hope to have a more established business — hopefully too big to contain in a living room. I also want to live in a pretty place with great light and bright walls — somewhere that’s in the country, but also the city. Is that so much to ask?

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Lemon Chrysoprase Statement Ring
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XOXO - Hand Carved Heavy Cast Ring Sterling Silver
XOXO - Hand Carved Heavy Cast Ring Sterling Silver
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Drusy Deluxe: Simple Rose Gold Drusy Bezel Studs
Drusy Deluxe: Simple Rose Gold Drusy Bezel Studs
Small Geometric Brass Heart Pendant
Small Geometric Brass Heart Pendant
Indigo Blue Druzy Studs
Indigo Blue Druzy Studs
Silver Druzy Cocktail Ring
Silver Druzy Cocktail Ring
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Star Power Necklace
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14k Gold and Pearl Loop Hoops - June Birthstone
14k Gold and Pearl Loop Hoops - June Birthstone
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Quartz Doublet on Sterling Silver Ring
Quartz Doublet on Sterling Silver Ring
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Opal Bark Band - Sterling Silver Carved Band with 4mm Genuine Opal
Opal Bark Band - Sterling Silver Carved Band with 4mm Genuine Opal
RachelPfefferDesigns
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Open Cactus - Handmade Freeform 14k gold-filled cactus pendant - Saguaro Cactus - Souhtwestern Necklace - Desert Chic
Open Cactus - Handmade Freeform 14k gold-filled cactus pendant - Saguaro Cactus - Souhtwestern Necklace - Desert Chic
Mixed Metal Rhodonite Asymmetrical Handmade Pendant - One of a Kind
Mixed Metal Rhodonite Asymmetrical Handmade Pendant - One of a Kind
Garnet and Black Silver Studs - Handmade Rose Cut Garnets in Oxidized Prongs
Garnet and Black Silver Studs - Handmade Rose Cut Garnets in Oxidized Prongs
RachelPfefferDesigns
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Mini Sterling Silver Honeycomb Necklace by Rachel Pfeffer
Mini Sterling Silver Honeycomb Necklace by Rachel Pfeffer
Prism Opalescent Topaz Gemstone Ring in Handmade Sterling Silver Setting
Prism Opalescent Topaz Gemstone Ring in Handmade Sterling Silver Setting
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Brass Hand Studs
Brass Hand Studs
Tiny Black Diamond and 14k Gold Ring
Tiny Black Diamond and 14k Gold Ring
RachelPfefferDesigns
$320.00 USD
Brass Camera Necklace
Brass Camera Necklace
Big  Brass Open Triangle Necklace
Big Brass Open Triangle Necklace
Pink Sapphire Cube Ring- 18k Rose and 14k White Gold Ring
Pink Sapphire Cube Ring- 18k Rose and 14k White Gold Ring
RachelPfefferDesigns
$520.00 USD
Braided Sterling Silver Yellow Sapphire Handmade Ring
Braided Sterling Silver Yellow Sapphire Handmade Ring
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Handmade 14k Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver Pebble Ring with 2.5mm Diamond
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Brass Dual Stone Ring- Opal and Turquoise
Brass Dual Stone Ring- Opal and Turquoise
Copper Hunk Pendant in Handmade Sterling Silver Setting  - One of a Kind
Copper Hunk Pendant in Handmade Sterling Silver Setting - One of a Kind
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Sterling Silver Anchor Necklace on 18 inch Silver chain- Handmade by Rachel Pfeffer
Sterling Silver Anchor Necklace on 18 inch Silver chain- Handmade by Rachel Pfeffer
14k Gold and Opal Handmade Pebble Ring - Recycled Gold One of a Kind RIng
14k Gold and Opal Handmade Pebble Ring - Recycled Gold One of a Kind RIng
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$390.00 USD
Sunrise Crystal Studs with Opals
Sunrise Crystal Studs with Opals
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Handmade Solid 14k Rose Gold and Genuine Opal Pronged Ring with Beaded Band
Handmade Solid 14k Rose Gold and Genuine Opal Pronged Ring with Beaded Band
RachelPfefferDesigns
$480.00 USD
Druzy Bolo Necklaces- Natural Drusy Druzy Bolo Necklace - Handmade in Brass and Sterling Silver - One of a Kind
Druzy Bolo Necklaces- Natural Drusy Druzy Bolo Necklace - Handmade in Brass and Sterling Silver - One of a Kind
RachelPfefferDesigns
$112.00 USD
Sterling and Opal Eye Ring
Sterling and Opal Eye Ring
Large Brass Drop Studs
Large Brass Drop Studs
Super Pretzel Necklace - Handmade Brass or Sterling Silver Pretzel Necklace
Super Pretzel Necklace - Handmade Brass or Sterling Silver Pretzel Necklace
Sterling Silver and Opal Roach Clip
Sterling Silver and Opal Roach Clip
Double Opal Ring- Oxidized Black Sterling Silver - Two Opal Ring - Open Top Ring
Double Opal Ring- Oxidized Black Sterling Silver - Two Opal Ring - Open Top Ring
Carved Turquoise Face Nest Ring - Two Toned- 14k goldfill and oxidized black sterling silver bezel set ring - one of a kind
Carved Turquoise Face Nest Ring - Two Toned- 14k goldfill and oxidized black sterling silver bezel set ring - one of a kind
RachelPfefferDesigns
$122.00 USD
Sterling Popsicle Studs
Sterling Popsicle Studs
Rose Cut Diamond in Recycled 14k and 18k gold
Rose Cut Diamond in Recycled 14k and 18k gold
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Renegade Queen Ring - Handmade rose and yellow gold black diamond ring
Renegade Queen Ring - Handmade rose and yellow gold black diamond ring
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Crystal Claw Pendant
Crystal Claw Pendant
Trio Champagne Diamond 14k Yellow Band
Trio Champagne Diamond 14k Yellow Band
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Tiny Frosted Sterling Silver Heart Studs
Tiny Frosted Sterling Silver Heart Studs
The Beholder - Brass and Onyx / Moonstone / Chalcedony Cabochon - Eye Pendant - Blink Necklace - Eye Lashes
The Beholder - Brass and Onyx / Moonstone / Chalcedony Cabochon - Eye Pendant - Blink Necklace - Eye Lashes
Handmade Rose and Yellow Gold Heart Ring with Champagne Diamond
Handmade Rose and Yellow Gold Heart Ring with Champagne Diamond
RachelPfefferDesigns
$320.00 USD
Sterling Silver Handcarved Pepperoni Pizza Dangle Earrings
Sterling Silver Handcarved Pepperoni Pizza Dangle Earrings
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$112.00 USD
Sterling Silver Honeycomb Necklace on 14k Gold Filled Chain- as seen on Beyonce
Sterling Silver Honeycomb Necklace on 14k Gold Filled Chain- as seen on Beyonce
Large and Lightweight Brass Triangle Dangle Studs
Large and Lightweight Brass Triangle Dangle Studs
14k Gold and Sterling Silver Genuine Opal Ring
14k Gold and Sterling Silver Genuine Opal Ring
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14k Yellow Gold Dual Ring with Opals
14k Yellow Gold Dual Ring with Opals
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Victory Ring with Opal
Victory Ring with Opal
Handmade Blue Druzy Ring with Beaded Border in Sterling Silver
Handmade Blue Druzy Ring with Beaded Border in Sterling Silver
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Blue Diamond Nest Ring
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Star Power- Folded Brass Star Studs
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339 comments

  • OverstockDeals

    OverstockDeals said 5 years ago

    i use the excuse that i'm talking to my dogs :) your work is exquisite!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Your work is unique and fantabulous. It must be great to have a family of jewelry makers. Good luck with your endeavor. g...

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    Congrats...LOVE your work. Best wishes for many successes :-o)

  • jinshanghai

    jinshanghai said 5 years ago

    like the 'baba bing, baba bong'. cute! nice design.

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes said 5 years ago

    Good to see you on here, you deserve it! I love all the rings you've been doing lately, so pretty.

  • LittleBirdWallArt

    LittleBirdWallArt said 5 years ago

    Great Piece! I love your work! Congrats!

  • LakesEdge

    LakesEdge said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous rings, I'm goin to use the overplayed quote for this feature : WINNING (Lol, sorry everyone I just had to use it once before it was outlawed to say haha) Congrats :)

  • kumosgreetings

    kumosgreetings said 5 years ago

    How creative! I love the swing necklace. :)

  • maggieterris

    maggieterris said 5 years ago

    YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 5 years ago

    You seem like so much fun! Congrats on the feature.

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Fun and creative work :-)

  • myAvonlea

    myAvonlea said 5 years ago

    Amazing work

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 5 years ago

    Very cute jewelry designs!! :)

  • brownpigeon

    brownpigeon said 5 years ago

    Love your video! You are so cute! Your designs are very creative and playful. All the best to you!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    wow i love the colours in your work, the duct tape story was cute too I always remember trying to turn 'nothing' into something when I was a kid.

  • jazziesandlilies

    jazziesandlilies said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the Feature! Very Inspiring! Great Designs!

  • inkstomp

    inkstomp said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I love honeycomb designs :)

  • EllaElise

    EllaElise said 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed your interview! great video. I find myself in you, fantastic work.

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Your work is really awesome and certainly unique. Good luck with your endeavor. Lulu

  • jiggyjewels

    jiggyjewels said 5 years ago

    Love the tiniest, most intricate designs. Would not have thought of a bicycle as earrings! Good "out of the box thinking". All the best to you.

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Lovely shop and fun jewelry!

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 5 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry! Congratulations on the feature! :)

  • dementedsnowflake

    dementedsnowflake said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature and an awesome article. I really love your jewellery! :)

  • CindyTurnerDesigns

    CindyTurnerDesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured. Your description of your creative process is so much like mine: no sketches, just jump in and see what happens. I also really like your latest rings.

  • irishbabies

    irishbabies said 5 years ago

    Congrats, beautiful jewelry!

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather said 5 years ago

    OH gosh, I just watched your video! ah hhahahaha!!!! ADORABLE!!!

  • 464Handmade

    464Handmade said 5 years ago

    awesome work! Congratulations on the feature! :)

  • tokenandpine

    tokenandpine said 5 years ago

    Your work is so free and happy!

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 5 years ago

    LOL super cute video!!! Good luck with your awesome feature! :-)

  • CuffandCollar

    CuffandCollar said 5 years ago

    Congrats!

  • BohemianEnigma

    BohemianEnigma said 5 years ago

    love it love your work LOVE the video!!!!!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Beautiful rings!

  • StuffByKim

    StuffByKim said 5 years ago

    Love to see someone following their dreams. Aim for the stars!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Congrats on the FS!!!!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    You are a very creative person and congrats on your success!

  • studioAlbee

    studioAlbee said 5 years ago

    I love your story, and can relate in many many ways =) You have a BRIGHT future, and your jewelry is absolutely beautiful! God bless.

  • adrianaallenllc

    adrianaallenllc said 5 years ago

    Best of wishes!

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview and shop~ congrats my dear!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    Awesome, Love your work!! my favourites are the druzy rings - gorgeous, i want one :)

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 5 years ago

    I love your jewelry. Your shop & story are wonderful! Congratulations on being featured!.......................

  • NeedlesnPinsStichery

    NeedlesnPinsStichery said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being the FS. You have very nice and unique jewelry. Thanks for sharing your story. :)

  • Freeminds

    Freeminds said 5 years ago

    gorgeous works <3

  • HighPointFarm2010

    HighPointFarm2010 said 5 years ago

    LOVE your jewlery!...I think we should start a "TALK TO YOURSELF BLOG"...Great to know others talk to themselves besides me...LOL You know you are your own best friend! Cheers Y'all

  • OliveSpoonStudio

    OliveSpoonStudio said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your work!! Crongrats :)

  • LittleLambsEatIvy43

    LittleLambsEatIvy43 said 5 years ago

    will you be my friend!!!. you are adorable... congrats on living the dream. Much love and respect!!!

  • terabliss

    terabliss said 5 years ago

    Great story!! and very cool and unique jewelry! Congrats!

  • PoPkO

    PoPkO said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I have seen LuckyDuct jewelry at local shows and its GORGEOUS! Well done.

  • saltcitydesign

    saltcitydesign said 5 years ago

    i love love your work! beautiful! congrats!

  • OedipalArrangements

    OedipalArrangements said 5 years ago

    BRANDEIS! I wear a pyrite ring of yours nearly everyday. congratulations on being featured!

  • IceCreamCandy

    IceCreamCandy said 5 years ago

    really beautiful rings:)

  • k2designs

    k2designs said 5 years ago

    love your creative brain! congrats!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 5 years ago

    Just when you think you have seen everyone on Etsy! Geez where have you been all my life? My anniversary is coming up soooooooo........ COngrats to you!! Great choice Etsy!

  • vickiorion

    vickiorion said 5 years ago

    Wonderful video and great story!!

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your work is stunning. Keep moving forward an you WILL be where you want in 10 years. Most of my best ideas come to me on the brink of sleep, funny how we have that in common. xo, MJ

  • plumeperfume

    plumeperfume said 5 years ago

    Great interview! I adore her little heart earrings.

  • ZinkorSwim

    ZinkorSwim said 5 years ago

    So awesome to see you on the etsy homepage! I second what maggieterris said. Also, you should keep making music videos as well as the jewelery (love those new stag studs and the cameo ring, by the way).

  • EminenceDesign

    EminenceDesign said 5 years ago

    Beautiful creations!! Keep up the great work - can't wait to see what new things you create!

  • darkfaerie

    darkfaerie said 5 years ago

    just fabulous! Cograts!

  • RetroCreations

    RetroCreations said 5 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry... and that video was so cute! LOL. Keep up the good work and congrats!!!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 5 years ago

    My husband and I loved reading about you and your shop!! Thanks for sharing. We love how unique you are!! Love the name.

  • XtremeDecor

    XtremeDecor said 5 years ago

    Your uniqueness is amazing! Congrats......and keep it up.

  • trulyenchanted

    trulyenchanted said 5 years ago

    Your work is stellar and I love how your personality shines through the interview---keep it up!!

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    Love your work, it's so fun! Congrats on being Featured! Great interview!!

  • GemOracle

    GemOracle said 5 years ago

    Your designs are fabulous and so creative. Great music video too. I found myself singing along. Congratulations on the feature!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 5 years ago

    I adore your video! Looks like you're having so much fun all day... Keep up the great work and congrats on being a featured seller!

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • ZavalickDesigns

    ZavalickDesigns said 5 years ago

    Really cool designs! Congrats on the feature and hilarious interview!!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 5 years ago

    oh wow. i was never a ring girl, but i think you just converted me.

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick said 5 years ago

    Love your jewelry! Thank you for sharing your story, very inspiring!

  • SusanTerris

    SusanTerris said 5 years ago

    Congrats, Rachel. Now you really are the Queen Bee!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 5 years ago

    You are bound for success! beautiful work, fun to read interview.

  • BlessedRepublic

    BlessedRepublic said 5 years ago

    Love your story and products! Just taking a break from trying to create my blog and stumbled upon your story how you would go around thinking. Also the part, of your air vent system that others thinks as a robot. You'll get more of what you are dreaming of.

  • sophiessuitcase

    sophiessuitcase said 5 years ago

    Lovely work, and really fun to read! All the best!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    you are adorable! oh and so is your jewelry :)

  • missusfrenchie

    missusfrenchie said 5 years ago

    Really fun and whimsical work! Congratulations on the feature:)

  • Rolfette

    Rolfette said 5 years ago

    wonderful work and an amazing feature... congratulations!

  • Floreal

    Floreal said 5 years ago

    beautiful designs!

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 5 years ago

    Your video made me laugh out loud, you are so cute! And a great ukelele player, too. This was fun to read, congrats!

  • toriska

    toriska said 5 years ago

    I love your style, especially the bicycles. :]

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Your video is so fun!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 5 years ago

    I love the way you work and think! You are very creative! Great that both your parents are to! This skill tends to rub off! Keep up with your beautiful work! Thanks, Tracy

  • jpgphotography

    jpgphotography said 5 years ago

    Cute designs, congrats on being featured!

  • juliegarland

    juliegarland said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Your jewelry is fabulous!!

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 5 years ago

    loved your work for a while! congrats! excellent work and feature!

  • cottagesigns

    cottagesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!! Excellent work, I LOVE all your jewelry especially the Swinging Lovers-so cute!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Haha, now I want you narrating my life for me in my head ;P Beautiful jewelry, congrats on such a well deserved feature!

  • MOAS

    MOAS said 5 years ago

    I love your jewelz!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 5 years ago

    luv your fun photos - such personality! congrats!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 5 years ago

    Great life story!! Your jewerly is so awsome! Congrats on be featured!!

  • MsTArtsy

    MsTArtsy said 5 years ago

    Fantastic jewerly, great deatail...and sooooo much fun! Congrats!

  • ElisaGomez

    ElisaGomez said 5 years ago

    HOLY CRAP! that video had me cracking up so loud my husband came in the room to see if I was ok....then I played it for him and he started cracking up too! My little 4 year old niece comes in the room and she says "why are you guys laughing?"....so....I played it for HER....when it was over she said...that lady likes to make jewelry all day! HOLY CRAP I laughed for another 5 minutes!!! From one jewelry designer to another your stuff is too cute and original..thanks for the much needed comic relief!

  • thebqe

    thebqe said 5 years ago

    So exciting to see your work on here! I have been eying your stuff for a while! CONGRATS!

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy said 5 years ago

    Love the duct tape story!! Your work is just gorgeous/cool/fun/whimsical- congrats on being the Queen of etsy for a few days :)

  • WISHsupplies

    WISHsupplies said 5 years ago

    great interview and creations!

  • glasfaden

    glasfaden said 5 years ago

    You're such a funny person - love the video & your shop! Congrats! :)

  • monatao

    monatao said 5 years ago

    I love your shop, your designs, and your funny video!! Thanks for sharing and making that song for us!! You could dedicate to sing too, have you thought about it? and do you play the guitar too or it's your fiance? what is clear for me is that you are a complete good ARTIST. ;)

  • luckyduct

    luckyduct said 5 years ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE. you are all so nice!!!! i cannot take credit for the ukelele though- it's my friend noah bein playing it!! In high school, however, I played a mean clarinet!

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 5 years ago

    I just got the best chuckle and a big smile out of your adorable video.....thank you for that! Your personality is greatly expressed in your fun designs. Congratulations and much success to you..........your knocking weeks off your ten year plan as we speak! My family calls my jewelry making "ting tinging" (the sound my hammer makes on the mandrels) so I will end with that from one happy jewelry maker to another....... TING TING

  • MyGrandpasPen

    MyGrandpasPen said 5 years ago

    I talk to my cat all the time - even when she's no where near me! My kids think I'm nuts - congrats on the feature!

  • paperraincoat

    paperraincoat said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!! I love your store (and am so excited for those little brass earrings)! :)

  • SpringwoodSoaps

    SpringwoodSoaps said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview and congrats on the feature! Your work is very inspiring :)

  • raspberrybutterflies

    raspberrybutterflies said 5 years ago

    love your work excellent

  • DebsWhimsicalDesigns

    DebsWhimsicalDesigns said 5 years ago

    I love, love, love your work! Such a creative talent. Absolutely love the Swinging Lovers!

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 5 years ago

    Awesome work & hilarious video! Congrats on the feature!

  • Naturalynn

    Naturalynn said 5 years ago

    Ah hahaha I absolutely love the video and great way to show off your work. Very cool personality, keep it up and Congrats!!!

  • fastfastfast

    fastfastfast said 5 years ago

    Love your video - definitely brought a smile to my face!

  • SoleDeVita

    SoleDeVita said 5 years ago

    Awwww.... Such a Cute video! :)) Made me smile! Go, Girl!

  • NatanyaElka

    NatanyaElka said 5 years ago

    I love you... so super cute, funny, and talented as always! The video is hilarious xoxo

  • iamFineArt

    iamFineArt said 5 years ago

    Good luck and the very best on ur artistic creating adventure :)

  • penumbraimages

    penumbraimages said 5 years ago

    always been a big fan of your work :) Very happy for you continued success!!!!!

  • paulacelaya

    paulacelaya said 5 years ago

    your video is super funny! you inspired me to make one!!!

  • jusbecuzz

    jusbecuzz said 5 years ago

    Love your Inspiring Story and Adorable Video! You are Creatively Talented! Continue Success!

  • zombiequeensusan

    zombiequeensusan said 5 years ago

    Your jewerly is truly awesome! Great interview.

  • mspug19

    mspug19 said 5 years ago

    Your originality tickles.me and I am so happy that we will be related soon!!! Puggy

  • snooze9

    snooze9 said 5 years ago

    i think there is something wrong with my brain, or my computer skills, where's the VIDEO???? i love everything on your site. congrats. i'll ask margot how to find the video...

  • snooze9

    snooze9 said 5 years ago

    never mind... i found the video and it was WONDERFUL.... i could watch it ALL DAY......

  • junrylgems

    junrylgems said 5 years ago

    wow!you are soo good!Congratulations!!!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    I love all the gemstones and great carvings you make. Congratulations on your feature. It is much deserved!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 5 years ago

    I love interviews that make me chuckle. You, and your work are completely charming! Congrats to you!

  • courtneyoquist

    courtneyoquist said 5 years ago

    Really cute stuff! I like!!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 5 years ago

    And that's some great dancin' too : )

  • banou

    banou said 5 years ago

    Such a fun video to watch - I like to do jewelry all day by myself too !!! Congrats to your shop :)

  • ScatteredTenacity

    ScatteredTenacity said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your video!!!! and your creations are rather lovely as well. smile. Just finished my first jewelry fabrication course and am loving it. Continued happiness and success to you!

  • MySelvagedLife

    MySelvagedLife said 5 years ago

    awesome interview - the best one yet, thanks to that video! You're an inspiration too - I adore your work!

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • kapelusznik

    kapelusznik said 5 years ago

    everything here is charming ;D (especially the photos)

  • flightpathdesigns

    flightpathdesigns said 5 years ago

    awesome-congrats on the feature and so cool that you are part of a lineage of jewelers!

  • bterris

    bterris said 5 years ago

    best. jewelry. ever. love everything about everything!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 5 years ago

    This is such an amazing feature and you seem like such a lovely person. I love your designs!:)

  • amandagcarr

    amandagcarr said 5 years ago

    i love you and your work. i want to be your friend...

  • bebechat

    bebechat said 5 years ago

    Love that video! lol Congrats on your feature!

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being an Etsy Featured Seller! Your jewelry work is so creative! I too love Alexander Calder's works!!

  • LeelaLomita

    LeelaLomita said 5 years ago

    LOVE the whimsy of your work. Makes life more fun!! Congrats on your feature! Now I am eyeing one of those rings...

  • huiyitan

    huiyitan said 5 years ago

    haha, love your video :)

  • Athecrea

    Athecrea said 5 years ago

    Wow, I love the bike earings, how nice!

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 5 years ago

    LOVE her and her shop!!! :-) Fabulous. XXXXX to you! EL Vintage

  • sfcitysnippets

    sfcitysnippets said 5 years ago

    very nice work. I don't think it's asking to much to live in the country and the city ;)

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 5 years ago

    awesome video. now, what is it you do for a living? :) here's to your continued success.

  • Plumbellina

    Plumbellina said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring! I have a friend who would LOVE your bike necklace!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 5 years ago

    Love your jewelry and enjoyed the video - congrats on your feature!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 5 years ago

    Love your jewelry and enjoyed the video - congrats on your feature!

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Interesting designs.... congratulations

  • phunkyphashions

    phunkyphashions said 5 years ago

    I'm absolutely obsessed with your jewelry!! :D Congratulations on the featured seller, you RoCk !! :D :D

  • robcropper

    robcropper said 5 years ago

    Love the way you present your work. Really cool Jewelry

  • TheVintageCocktail

    TheVintageCocktail said 5 years ago

    Fun feature! Thanks so much for singing! Made me smile. You have a courageous soul! Good luck with your etsy business.... Now I'm going to check out those rings!!!

  • baublesandwhimsy

    baublesandwhimsy said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • BlissfullyRandom

    BlissfullyRandom said 5 years ago

    What a fun read!! Thanks so much for sharing your story and your creativity . . . love your shop!!

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 5 years ago

    Very cool! Loved reading about you and have been a fan of your work for some time now! Congratulations on your feature!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 5 years ago

    Loved reading your story. I'm glad someone else talks to themselves. I thought I was going crazy :) Just like you, some of my best ideas are sparked when I am just about to fall asleep.

  • thegraydeer

    thegraydeer said 5 years ago

    LOL That video was awesome!

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch said 5 years ago

    This is great. Congrats on being featured!

  • YaYJewelry

    YaYJewelry said 5 years ago

    love the men on the swings....totally fun

  • JenniferCasady

    JenniferCasady said 5 years ago

    LOLOL!!!! Looooooove the video! Congrats!!!

  • JenniferCasady

    JenniferCasady said 5 years ago

    LOLOL!!!! Looooooove the video! Congrats!!!

  • QuirksAndCrafts

    QuirksAndCrafts said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous jewelry, you really deserve the feature!

  • chiuies

    chiuies said 5 years ago

    You are just so awesome and adorable! What a great way to show people what you do "all day." Your character and enthusiasm definitely shows through your work. Keep the unique jewelry and song coming!

  • ladaworks

    ladaworks said 5 years ago

    Fantastic. I love your shop.

  • WildRavenStudio

    WildRavenStudio said 5 years ago

    Man...lovin' the druzy!! Great article, very inspirational.

  • RaspberryMarket

    RaspberryMarket said 5 years ago

    Wow! Your work is so fun! Congratulations!

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 5 years ago

    Cool styles. I'm into it.

  • fireblessedart

    fireblessedart said 5 years ago

    Love your stuff - loved the video! Would love to find out more about your air vent system - hubby needs to improve mine, and even though he's an engineer, I can use all the ideas I can get so it finally gets done & I can go back to the (bead) torch!! Keep up the great work - I got some cute ideas for finishing a piece that has been sitting for a while - thanks!

  • AnnDoraCraft

    AnnDoraCraft said 5 years ago

    I love your song and video! So creative, It's perfect. I'd love to craft with someone like you all day! I've seen your jewelry and have really liked your items. Congrats on the feature!

  • goingplaces2

    goingplaces2 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Rachel! What a cute and fun feature. Thanks for sharing your life, gifts and song. It made me smile:)

  • ThatSomethingExtra

    ThatSomethingExtra said 5 years ago

    I took jewelry making in college - Loved it! and now own a few beautiful pieces I made. I wished I could get back into it! I absolutely loved your video and your pieces are just beautiful!!! Good luck with everything you do! Adrienne ;-)

  • silvertreemoondesign

    silvertreemoondesign said 5 years ago

    WOW! The best interview and video ever! You are an amazingly creative person with a beautiful spirit...and beautiful jewelry. Congratulations!

  • silvertreemoondesign

    silvertreemoondesign said 5 years ago

    WOW! The best interview and video ever! You are an amazingly creative person with a beautiful spirit...and beautiful jewelry. Congratulations!

  • AllthingsWood

    AllthingsWood said 5 years ago

    You go girl! FOllow your drEAM! ♥

  • CrownWillow

    CrownWillow said 5 years ago

    Love it all, the two little men on swings is just too cute.

  • shopthinkingofU

    shopthinkingofU said 5 years ago

    haha... LOVE THE VIDEO... ^__^

  • Baublefish

    Baublefish said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature my Twist-y (as my alter ego Fuzz.e.Food) neighbor! Your work looks great as always.

  • Dovetails321

    Dovetails321 said 5 years ago

    There comes a time in every artist's or crafter's life when he or she has to pass his or her mantle on to the next generation. When my time comes I only hope I can find someone who loves the art and is as upbeat as you.

  • merriweathercouncil

    merriweathercouncil said 5 years ago

    so happy for you rachel!! such a great interview!

  • Maulani

    Maulani said 5 years ago

    like the creations especially those rings! fun interview, congratulation!

  • MishaGirl

    MishaGirl said 5 years ago

    You have a wonderfully whimsical style- so creative! I enjoyed reading your story....especially about the duct tape fashion line. I'd love to see what one of those looks like. Congrats on your success!

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 5 years ago

    Fun, original ideas!! Loved reading your interview - congrats and wish you lots of ongoing success!!

  • 3564td

    3564td said 5 years ago

    Great article! I just got pin I ordered today from you and I love it! Super stuff! Peace! :)

  • ShopTrellis

    ShopTrellis said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I liked the video :D. Was that an ukelele? Wish you more blessings and success!!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 5 years ago

    Love your designs!!! Congrats!

  • indum

    indum said 5 years ago

    wow...ur work is very very impressive. Keep up the good work...be blessed always...

  • anhelo

    anhelo said 5 years ago

    This was a fun interview. I talk to myself loud all the time, too. Then my cat comes around looking at me, wondering who am I talking to. Lovely things you make.

  • JoJoandBella

    JoJoandBella said 5 years ago

    I love the swinging lovers necklace! Adorable!

  • SkinnyKnits

    SkinnyKnits said 5 years ago

    Great work! Congrats on the feature!

  • SkinnyKnits

    SkinnyKnits said 5 years ago

    Great work! Congrats on the feature!

  • creativeartsgb

    creativeartsgb said 5 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry!

  • misty714

    misty714 said 5 years ago

    Love your "Swinging " earrings!! You are a very talented designer! Thanks for sharing your story and your inspiration! misty714

  • HandiworkinGirls

    HandiworkinGirls said 5 years ago

    The turquoise ring is simply gorgeous! ~Handiworkin' Girls

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    really great. congrats

  • Eccolo

    Eccolo said 5 years ago

    Such creative work! I'd love to read your not-so-very-boring monologue :) Congrats on the feature!

  • cthings

    cthings said 5 years ago

    I think your video is so cute and clever. Your jewelry is fun and creative. Congrats and many more continued success

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 5 years ago

    I love love love your video....entirely soooo cute! Great interview, thanks for sharing. Congratulations on the feature!

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 5 years ago

    Your work is very pretty. Congrats and keep up the creative work. May your path always be sunny.

  • WhatICanSee

    WhatICanSee said 5 years ago

    thanks for including the video, it made your interview SUPER fun!

  • WhatICanSee

    WhatICanSee said 5 years ago

    thanks for including the video, it made your interview SUPER fun!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    Great colours! I'm sure your ingeniousness as a child has been used over and over as a jewelry maker. Congratulations!

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 5 years ago

    awww I love the swing earrings :)

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 5 years ago

    Love your story. So many of us were makers as kids. How nice to be able to label it so!

  • schOOLLOcker

    schOOLLOcker said 5 years ago

    Really cute video & great interview!

  • ejart

    ejart said 5 years ago

    Great stuff!

  • billetsdoux

    billetsdoux said 5 years ago

    Your video is a hoot........loved it and your jewellery!!

  • thebeadgirlSTASH

    thebeadgirlSTASH said 5 years ago

    awesome feature. you are adorable. and the video was super fun! congrats!

  • annamariapotamiti

    annamariapotamiti said 5 years ago

    Great feature! You are an inspiration!

  • vintagefusionjewelry

    vintagefusionjewelry said 5 years ago

    love your work!

  • MoonlightAndFire

    MoonlightAndFire said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. Love your creations and the fun video. Best wishes for a dazzling future!!

  • bMichelleDesigns

    bMichelleDesigns said 5 years ago

    You have a very intriguing and unique shop! Beautiful.

  • AudreysBrush

    AudreysBrush said 5 years ago

    A great shop! lovely!

  • jollyfish

    jollyfish said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • piecesofelises

    piecesofelises said 5 years ago

    Cute video! I would like to make jewelry all day :) Thanks for the inspiring article

  • lasosantiques

    lasosantiques said 5 years ago

    How to Know you have arrived at your desired Place,,,,, How do you Know you have Arrived at Artist stature? Someone Else says So.....So Your already there. So say james & denice

  • NatalieBriggs

    NatalieBriggs said 5 years ago

    Great work ! congrats

  • JMcontempjewellery

    JMcontempjewellery said 5 years ago

    Your awesome! your video is so inspiring! I want to make jewelry all day too! congrats on your feature! x

  • auntcalypso

    auntcalypso said 5 years ago

    You are adorable. I think I want to wear you around my neck. And I love your rings too! Thanks for the joy. You are gold studded with marcesite.

  • EccentricEssentials

    EccentricEssentials said 5 years ago

    LOOOOVED the Video! And the Products! Absolutely Breath taking! I am totally getting a ring <3

  • BlackDahliaDesign

    BlackDahliaDesign said 5 years ago

    Your rings are ahhh-mazing! i want want want :) Congrats on the featured spot! You deserve it!

  • BlackDahliaDesign

    BlackDahliaDesign said 5 years ago

    Your rings are ahhh-mazing! i want want want :) Congrats on the featured spot! You deserve it!

  • handmate

    handmate said 5 years ago

    your jewelry style is so special abd beautiful...wish you every success!

  • cottonskin

    cottonskin said 5 years ago

    very creative, beautiful work!

  • dovelyday

    dovelyday said 5 years ago

    Brilliant! Love your work and positive vibe!

  • SlippinSouthern

    SlippinSouthern said 5 years ago

    Great feature, you are at a great place in your life and career, keep going you're doin' great!

  • hiroku

    hiroku said 5 years ago

    lovely video !

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    Beautiful designs! I especially love the little bicycles!

  • RawesomeDesigns

    RawesomeDesigns said 5 years ago

    Hey Rachel, we went to Brandeis together and I was your predecessor as marketing coordinator at the SSB. So funny to see you on the front page!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 5 years ago

    congratulations on being featured !

  • FatCatCrafts

    FatCatCrafts said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Beautiful shop! Best of luck with everything!

  • NavankaCreations

    NavankaCreations said 5 years ago

    Fantastic work. Love the video..so creative. Good luck and ya, its not too much to ask looking at the way you work...you are going to get it definitely. Keep working and inspiring us :-)

  • GrammiesInspirations

    GrammiesInspirations said 5 years ago

    nice work, I'm pushing to learn the future of marketing myself, thanks for being a reminder that I should.

  • SusieBrandJewelry

    SusieBrandJewelry said 5 years ago

    Love the bee hive outline shapes for jewelry. Congrats!

  • Goodthings88

    Goodthings88 said 5 years ago

    This video is hilarious :D Great artist!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Jewellery making is in your genes Rachel ! You're a true artisan. Keep doing what you do best and let your imagination continue to surprise you ! All the very best x

  • DzineOutLoud

    DzineOutLoud said 5 years ago

    Great story! You are very creative plus quality work.

  • MursBlanc

    MursBlanc said 5 years ago

    hehehe. I loved that video.. you're so cute. and I love your store!

  • DIVINEsweetness

    DIVINEsweetness said 5 years ago

    loved the video. your jewelry now has more personality than ever! congrats!

  • MielesGems

    MielesGems said 5 years ago

    Seriously Awesome video!!! Congratulations on your feature!!!

  • zombuki

    zombuki said 5 years ago

    I ran into this shop once before! I tip: I was really turned off my the mangled manicure. It says, "I don't care about the details!" to potential buyers and it's why I left the shop. The designs were lovely but that struck me, if you can't even take off (or touch up) your polish for product photos what about my ring? The packaging? The shipping? It makes sellers stop and think. Just some friendly advice.

  • RockUrWorld

    RockUrWorld said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! I love all the drusy....one of my favorites!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. Love your stuff. That video is too cool - the song is now stuck in my head - thanks for that. Much continued success to you.

  • TammiCreationsArt

    TammiCreationsArt said 5 years ago

    great interview!!! I love your creativity!! <3

  • kellyemeraldhart

    kellyemeraldhart said 5 years ago

    Ive loved this shop for about a year now, I was so excited to see the feature. Im suprised at how young rachel is! i had pictured her older then my mother but shes like my age! ≈∂  Its so cool to see where stuff comes from and whos behind it.

  • whimsy52

    whimsy52 said 5 years ago

    Lovely creations!

  • peacebird

    peacebird said 5 years ago

    I *love* the amethyst druzy ring! very beautiful creations infused with delightful spirit! May you get all you wish for & more :)

  • elegantgirl

    elegantgirl said 5 years ago

    Amazing work! I love how your entire personality is put into your designs:)!

  • AdobeSol

    AdobeSol said 5 years ago

    You are so cute and so talented! Really enjoy perusing your shop. Great video!

  • AdobeSol

    AdobeSol said 5 years ago

    dkeoh, That's spam...

  • karinagracejewelry

    karinagracejewelry said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Rachel on being featured seller! I purchased one of your druzy pendants last year and I absolutely love it! You are a unique, talented artist and a great asset to the Etsy community. :)

  • slumbersoft

    slumbersoft said 5 years ago

    I so enjoyed your interview and love your work. I especially like the lilac ring. Congrats on being featured.

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 5 years ago

    Cute stuff!

  • studiodusoleil

    studiodusoleil said 5 years ago

    Adorable! Love your work, love your interview!

  • marbled

    marbled said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on the feature

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux said 5 years ago

    LOVE the clip!!! It's so sweet. Congratulations! Your work is playful and looks very good. ;-)

  • luellabird

    luellabird said 5 years ago

    <3 this. Great job Rachel. I'm going to share this one on my facebook. :)

  • WereRabbit2006

    WereRabbit2006 said 5 years ago

    Very fun and beautiful work, Congratulations :)

  • sweetpeasoup

    sweetpeasoup said 5 years ago

    LOVE the bikes & swings! fab interview & i totally get the talking 2 yourself all day!...............oh & the coffee/poodle, 'cept i drink hot coffee & have a lab puppy w/crocodile teeth so I have to be more careful! lots of luck to you & reading your interview was a great inspiring break in my hectic day!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 5 years ago

    Love how clean and to the point your work is, wonderful creativity! Kudos and continued success!

  • urchinbags

    urchinbags said 5 years ago

    Love your video! must have been a lot of fun making it!!

  • BarnshopAntiques

    BarnshopAntiques said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. I love it!

  • AzizaJewelry

    AzizaJewelry said 5 years ago

    OMG that video was AWESOME!!! so good. I want to make one like it and show everyone how much I love to make jewelry as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • astarteearthart

    astarteearthart said 5 years ago

    love your story, I had a friend that fixed everything with duct tape!

  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN said 5 years ago

    Congrats and Thank for sharing>> i do like it

  • BobbySoxie

    BobbySoxie said 5 years ago

    I love your work, I've been swooning over a few of your pieces for awhile now. Congratulations!

  • DoxalloStudio

    DoxalloStudio said 5 years ago

    oh my gosh your video cracked me up! SO fun! Thanks for sharing !

  • Glamour365

    Glamour365 said 5 years ago

    Lovely, inspiring creations!!

  • Glamour365

    Glamour365 said 5 years ago

    Lovely, inspiring creations!!

  • christienano

    christienano said 5 years ago

    you're a nut! I love it. Great video! Congrats and good luck!! xoxo C

  • megandarienzo

    megandarienzo said 5 years ago

    I <3 your video! Fab work...Congrats!

  • anitabist

    anitabist said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. I love your work!

  • LucLac

    LucLac said 5 years ago

    Wow, amazing jewelery! I love it! Good luck

  • Dollmark

    Dollmark said 5 years ago

    Your jewelry has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. Congrats on being showcased!! All of your work is amazing!

  • TrishaFlanagan

    TrishaFlanagan said 5 years ago

    WOW! I love that you are creative in so many ways. Your video shows us your personality, which is awesome. You seem to be a really cool character! Congrats on being showcased!

  • JoyBelleJewelry

    JoyBelleJewelry said 5 years ago

    Cute video, love the jewelry! Your work area looks like mine - like an organized clutter and I LOVE it. Awesome!

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou said 5 years ago

    beautiful!

  • inbloomdesigns

    inbloomdesigns said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your rings, wow!!! I will definatly buy one when I can!!

  • inbloomdesigns

    inbloomdesigns said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your rings, wow!!! I will definatly buy one when I can!!

  • theminabucket

    theminabucket said 5 years ago

    oh my gosh, LOVE the bicycle necklaces!!! beautiful stuff!

  • typos

    typos said 5 years ago

    Nice article and video !!!

  • CircaFurniture

    CircaFurniture said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature and your unique designs!

  • JadieBaby

    JadieBaby said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your work is awesome and I'm totally diggin' your nails! ;)

  • InheritanceVintage

    InheritanceVintage said 5 years ago

    The bike jewelry is fantastic! Congratulations!

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes said 5 years ago

    AWWW- I always wanted to play with duct tape in all the awesome colors, but my Mom wouldn't buy me any... she was way too practical to spend money on duct tape to "play with". :-) But, I guess I shouldn't whine because she did buy me dyes to bring my old clothes too life again... and now i am known as the "Tie Dye Queen" in my hometown- AND I'm selling some awesome tiedye designs on Etsy to pay my way to World Youth Day this August! Life is good! Anyway- congrats on your successes, your amazing talent/skill, and your feature article! God's blessings for continued success~ Briar

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes said 5 years ago

    AWWW- I always wanted to play with duct tape in all the awesome colors, but my Mom wouldn't buy me any... she was way too practical to spend money on duct tape to "play with". :-) But, I guess I shouldn't whine because she did buy me dyes to bring my old clothes too life again... and now i am known as the "Tie Dye Queen" in my hometown- AND I'm selling some awesome tiedye designs on Etsy to pay my way to World Youth Day this August! Life is good! Anyway- congrats on your successes, your amazing talent/skill, and your feature article! God's blessings for continued success~ Briar

  • xtremefootstools

    xtremefootstools said 5 years ago

    cool stuff i like the rings very pretty

  • chapelgateroad

    chapelgateroad said 5 years ago

    Very impressive life at such a young age. You are making a great start for yourself. My 13 year old daughter has been bugging me to get her some different colors of duct tape so she can make a purse. I guess I should stop ignoring her. Maybe she has something inspiring in her future too. I repair antique jewelry and when her jewelry breaks she just goes over and gets one of my tools and repairs it. She has been known to make rings out of paper clips. Good luck to you and thank you for sharing your story! Mary

  • ARTIBILITY

    ARTIBILITY said 5 years ago

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! I love the video - so cute-funny-inspiring and FUN!!! That is what it is all about - i am so tweeting and FBing it :) Thanks it made my day

  • samdesigns2009

    samdesigns2009 said 5 years ago

    Great interview. Loved the bit about the duct tape. You're very talented. Best of luck!

  • HouseJewels

    HouseJewels said 5 years ago

    Love your work and thank you for sharing !!!!

  • PointsArt

    PointsArt said 5 years ago

    I'm a zoner outer / day dreamer / talker to myselfer too! Sometimes I accidentally talk to myself out loud and then get embarrassed. :) Congrats on the feature!

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 5 years ago

    Such a fun shop! :) Congrats on being featured!

  • erinlala

    erinlala said 5 years ago

    Ummm, can we be friends?? That was the cutest song/video I've ever seen/heard!!! And I love your designs:)

  • erinlala

    erinlala said 5 years ago

    Ummm, can we be friends?? That was the cutest song/video I've ever seen/heard!!! And I love your designs:)

  • belou492

    belou492 said 5 years ago

    Love your work, congrats on the feature! Your story about you walking around and narrating your life had me LOL. I can totally relate. Just the other day as I left my truck in the Home Depot parking lot I found myself yelling "Wire hangers!" - an employee getting carts looked like she was embarrassed FOR me. Too funny.

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 5 years ago

    Great jewelry, congratulations!

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 5 years ago

    Loved your cute little video. Fantastic jewelry! Congrats.

  • bittersweetz

    bittersweetz said 5 years ago

    You've been on my favorites list for a long time now! It's wonderful to learn more about you and your duct-taped beginnings! Keep up the great work!

  • bienaimebeloved

    bienaimebeloved said 5 years ago

    CUTE Video ;)

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 5 years ago

    Love your earrings! Congrats!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    what a cutie you are! love your video, your products, your energy....always forward! Aloha, Connie

  • happywanderers

    happywanderers said 5 years ago

    Your video is too cute!! I loved it. You are adorable. Congrats on the feature! :)

  • craftastrophe

    craftastrophe said 5 years ago

    My husband was just caught singing your catchy song about making jewelry all day... hehehe. Oh and now I have like 5 of your pieces on my birthday wish list. Thanks for being great :)

  • letterstoamuseme

    letterstoamuseme said 5 years ago

    I like making jewelry all daaay too...!!! And sometimes I would get my hair on fire cause I'm crazy! And I'm also going to be 35 in 10 years...!!! Loving this...!!!

  • SilviaMaciasDesigns

    SilviaMaciasDesigns said 5 years ago

    Swings, bikes and eyeballs... fun stuff! Congrats on being featured. Continued success to you!

  • HomesteadingRoasters

    HomesteadingRoasters said 5 years ago

    Oh my god, that video. I'm pretty sure we've had the same dancing and silly-face trainer. Incredible! The song reminds me of Kimya Dawson. Congrats on the feature!

  • PrimitiveSignDesign

    PrimitiveSignDesign said 5 years ago

    I don't know you but I enjoyed reading about you and now I don't feel so crazy. I'm sort of a loner by choice, other than my cats. All I want to do is my crafts and my husband thinks I'm obsessed, lol! I start selling at a flea market this month, so we'll see who's crazy. Maybe I'll make more money. Anyway, reading your article helped me feel better. I wish you lots of success! Congrats on your feature!

  • Handmadebyani

    Handmadebyani said 5 years ago

    I loved your work!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • mariskavanhulsel

    mariskavanhulsel said 5 years ago

    That video just made my day ^^ You seem like a real nice crazy person :3

  • KatSullivanDesigns

    KatSullivanDesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations. Great work :)

  • mrsgreenjeans

    mrsgreenjeans said 5 years ago

    I just love the boy and girl on a swing. Very unique. Congrats on the feature and I hope it brings you much luck and money

  • mrsgreenjeans

    mrsgreenjeans said 5 years ago

    I just love the boy and girl on a swing. Very unique. Congrats on the feature and I hope it brings you much luck and money

  • TwoPartsLovely

    TwoPartsLovely said 5 years ago

    How cute is she! I want to be buddies with her!

  • BeSaltAndLight

    BeSaltAndLight said 5 years ago

    My inner child loves the swing earrings. Great job!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 5 years ago

    Congrats Rachel! I really enjoyed your interview, Such Beautiful pieces and so much detail. You can see you pour your heart and soul into your work. Best Wishes! Tammy

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry said 5 years ago

    I love the fact that you seem so down to earth that your green and red stripped nail polish is worn off on the ends of your fingernailsl!! That's being bold! Your creations are really neat! I love the bike ring.

  • RoseMarysGlassArt

    RoseMarysGlassArt said 5 years ago

    I just finished watching your video and reading parts of your blog. I'm a fan! Congratulations on your success. You deserve it.. All my best for the future, Rose Mary

  • Hoshika

    Hoshika said 5 years ago

    Very Creative!

  • RoseMarysClay

    RoseMarysClay said 5 years ago

    You are such a creative person and you are having too much fun alone all day in your studio. Lol. But I know that special feeling too. Congratulations! I loved your video. Keep well, Rose Mary

  • alamodecreations

    alamodecreations said 5 years ago

    I lvoe all your stuff, and thought the interview went great...good luck with your growing business =)

  • kellyemeraldhart

    kellyemeraldhart said 5 years ago

    and by the way. i totally get the nail polish, i dont think its a mangled manicure.. its a style! and you work with your hands, geez what do these people want from you!? hahhaha my nail polish is always shipped as well, its not dirty its edgy baby. and your nail polish says your fun and free minded.. and so does your art!

  • HelloKitsch

    HelloKitsch said 5 years ago

    This is one of my favorite interview reads! YAY! Congrats. LOVE your work :)

  • malindadickens

    malindadickens said 5 years ago

    I love this feature! Super cute work and wonderful video!!

  • luckyduct

    luckyduct said 5 years ago

    THANK YOU EVERYONE! i want to be friends with all of you too! And thanks to those who defending my edgy finger nails! sometimes a gal's too busy to touch up polish!

  • Zodiaque

    Zodiaque said 5 years ago

    Your honeybee work is fantastic, ever think of donating some of the proceeds to a charity that helps save the honeybees? ....umm, don't really even know if there is such a thing, but the little flitty fellas would think you're the bees knees!

  • notApplicable

    notApplicable said 5 years ago

    LoVe thE biKe eArriNgs!

  • glassypainterdesigns

    glassypainterdesigns said 5 years ago

    Love your jewelry!!

  • TamsyTrends

    TamsyTrends said 5 years ago

    Wonderful work! Your jewelry is so beautiful!

  • stefaniaN

    stefaniaN said 5 years ago

    Very creative! Beautiful work!

  • LaCoastalCasa

    LaCoastalCasa said 5 years ago

    I love your work! I especially like the bike jewelry!

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore said 5 years ago

    So fun!! Enjoyed the pics of your work, amazing! and your video!! I wish I had as much energy!!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 5 years ago

    love these earthy, chunky, original designs!!! xo

  • TropicalCrystals

    TropicalCrystals said 5 years ago

    WOW! Great stories, cute video! Your jewelry is so beautiful and unique! Congrats on being the featured seller (artist),I've only just begun to show and sell my jewelry for the first time! I hope to one day meet your success!

  • sevenvsxiao

    sevenvsxiao said 5 years ago

    Wish you success !!Very beautiful!!

  • Carmellas

    Carmellas said 5 years ago

    Cutest thing I ever did see! Best of luck to you.

  • UFCMoose

    UFCMoose said 5 years ago

    Very creative!! Scott Myhervold

  • LisaMyhervold

    LisaMyhervold said 5 years ago

    I like what you said about your creative process, I have a similar thought process regarding creativity. Lisa Myhervold

  • BigLoveDesigns

    BigLoveDesigns said 5 years ago

    love your work - I have sent this link to my husband... it must be my *half* birthday coming up soon..... !

  • olana11

    olana11 said 5 years ago

    Yay for being featured! Love the cyclist jewelry. :)

  • prettygirlpostcards

    prettygirlpostcards said 5 years ago

    Great article and a great artist! I love the bicycle! Pretty Girl Postcards

  • ShellyKacom

    ShellyKacom said 5 years ago

    so nice, you are a great artist!!!

  • choosehappy

    choosehappy said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful spirit you have! It carries straight over into your work. SO happy to know you!

  • mxmjewelry

    mxmjewelry said 5 years ago

    I love your style it is just so unique. However, I found this: http://zhangguang.en.alibaba.com/product/393076115-210477220/Hot_Sale_Bike_Style_Necklace.html a seller from alibaba stole a lot of our ETSY seller's photography. And I saw yours. They stole my pinwheel earring photography as well but after a few days dealing with that crazy seller they remove the photography. But a lot of other's photos are still there. We should do something. Agree with me? Wish you best, mxm

  • luckyduct

    luckyduct said 5 years ago

    we should do some, mxm! i've tried to get some of my pieces off of that site before, and it just got to be too hard. but what could we do??

  • chattypatty6

    chattypatty6 said 5 years ago

    I adore your work, so beautiful! Keep it up!!

  • luckyflaggboutique

    luckyflaggboutique said 5 years ago

    Hi Rachel! I love your style. Congrats on being featured and I wish you much success in your future :) xoxo

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