Friday Feature – Dorota of Jewellry Bijou

Friday Features are all about meeting the talented artists and creators of hand crafted goods to share their stories and bring to light the value and beauty found in handmade.

Today’s feature is all about Dorota from Jewellry Bijou on Etsy!

Tell me about yourself and your shop.
My name is Dorota. I am Polish but as I am a real Francophile I decided to move to France. I love French style and French food. I just couldn’t stop dreaming about Paris…

My favourite style icons are Audrey Hepburn,Dita von Teese and Grace Kelly. I love to read fashion magazines; they are a great inspiration for me. My must-have clothes in my wardrobe are: the trench coat, nude pumps, black leather bag, and colourful scarves.

In my shop I sell lots of romantic and chic accessories,You can find a selection of crochet leg warmers, Bridesmaids Jewelry,Pearl jewelry and also recently I started to make Nespresso jewelry.

Brigitte inspired crochet fashion leg warmers in Navy with Satin ribbon in Ivory Autumn fashion

Brigitte inspired crochet fashion leg warmers in Navy with Satin ribbon

How did you start, and why did you choose your craft? How much experience do you have so far?
Because Fashion has always been my passion I decided to open my small Etsy shop and create my own line of accessories, it all started few years ago, but I still love what I do.

What influences your work from your life or city? (or anything else that influences you)
My inspiration comes from my fascinating travels to other countries, from nature and from music and all those elements together gives me a positive flow.
I love eco-friendly designers and I have a genuine interest in environmental issues, this is the reason I started my Nespresso line.

Multicolor Ecofriendly Nespresso necklace, ecofashion

Multicolor Ecofriendly Nespresso necklace, ecofashion

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade not only means getting more in terms of quality and integrity but also means that you are putting humanity back into art.

Do you also offer custom made items? Is it something you like to do?

I love to create custom items, everything in my shop can be made in different colours or sizes,I love to hear from my customers and change their ideas into reality.

What plans do you have for the future of you business?

In the next few months I am planning to create a line of luxurious jewelry, just one of a kind pieces made of precious metals with pearls and natural gemstones.

Ballerina Pink Pearl Bracelet

Ballerina Pink Pearl Bracelet

Any advice for others looking to sell their handmade items?
I think the most important thing is to never give up.

AND Dorota has been kind enough to offer you a 15% discount just for reading my blog!  Just use the coupon code  BlogDiscount15 on any of the wonderful items in her shop.

Many thanks to Dorota and be sure to check out the rest of her shop for more beautiful finds!

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