Sweet Peek of the Week :: Arielle's Custom Jewelry Interview & Giveaway

This week we are getting to know a gal with a love of so many artistic outlets with a passion for creating one of a kind jewelry you are sure to adore.  Arielle of Arielle's Custom Jewelry.


Hi Arielle!  Can you tell us a little more about yourself and your jewelry shop?


  "Since a young age, I have been into everything media and art! From setting up my "office" at age five filled with coloring books, markers and paper, to now, having a remodeled garage for my beautiful orange and lime green workspace, I have throughout the years invested my heart in darkroom photography, oil painting on found wood, drawing, writing poetry, playing the viola, and, of course, making one of a kind gemstone jewelry!
  My first sales experience was at aged seven when I set up a little table outside of a family friend's antique store. Very simple seed bead necklaces graced that table, and I think I sold only one! Flash forward to 2009, and I started collecting more gemstone beads than I knew what to do with! I started making jewelry for friends and family and soon had so many pieces that I was decorating my walls with them! Etsy was a very natural next step and I just celebrated three years there in September!
  Making jewelry is a passion! Every piece is carefully thought out, designed, and created and I try to instill the positivity and good energy I feel into every piece. My goal is that my jewelry makes the wearer feel beautiful and special knowing that no one else in the world is wearing her piece! I never repeat a design, so each necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings is truly one of a kind."


I love that each piece has it's own personality.  Where do you find all that inspiration?


  "Each piece of jewelry I create is a little work of art! And art can be inspired by so many things. I always listen to good music while making jewelry, which I find to be very inspirational. Visuals from fog on the highway to a sunrise glow to an outfit in a fashion magazine inspire me to combine new color combinations and designs. Also, I have always been intrigued by the healing power of gemstones, and I often combine stones that play well off of one another and come together for a positive vibration.
  My goal with Arielle's Custom Jewelry is to make it my full-time job! This is a huge inspiration to me! It keeps me going when sales are down or on gloomy days, and allows me to be energized to create new pieces and always keep tweaking my Etsy shop.
  One of my biggest joys and inspirations is a happy customer! Nothing makes me happier than knowing that something I created brought another human being a bit of beauty and smiles."


It sounds like there is a lot of positives within your business.  What about the negatives... have there been any obstacles you've had to overcome over the last three years?

"Not so much an obstacle, but something I must constantly work on and never stop is getting more folks to find out about Arielle's Custom Jewelry. I am constantly trying to promote myself through social media, Etsy teams, craft fairs, people in everyday life, and blogs. It is a never ending job!"
It's a big world... the internet!  What is the best way you've found to be seen?

"Communication! Networking and finding out about new ways and venues to advertise is so important."

Which is also great advice for people trying to be seen.  Any advice you'd like to give to those debating turing their love of art into a business?

"Just start! Once you take that first step, all the other steps fall into place naturally. As long as you keep your dream alive, try not to doubt yourself, and work hard, everything is possible! I am also a big fan of To-Do Lists. :)"

Thank you for sharing a little inspiration with us Arielle and I hope you continue to turn your dreams into realities for a long time to come.

"I hope you enjoy looking through my shop, and, if something inspires you, please enjoy a 20% discount especially for readers of Caked Vintage! Just enter coupon code CAKED20 at checkout."
Now for the best part of Arielle's Custom Jewelry's sweet peek!  Arielle is offering one lucky reader a chance to own their own piece of art!



Enter to win either a pre-designed piece from Arielle's showroom or have Arielle custom design you your own up to $75.  Giveaway is open worldwide and closes 11/21.  Good luck!

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79 comments:

  1. Wow it was really hard to choose! I think this one is my favorite lol: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88818606/blue-silver-gemstone-necklace-w-blue

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    1. Such a good choice for winter time, Maegan! I had a lot of fun making that piece.

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  2. I love this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/31126668/abalone-cameo-gemstone-necklace-w-blue
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Samantha! That cameo pendant is one of the prettiest pendants I have ever worked with!

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  3. http://www.etsy.com/listing/114308885/jingle-skull-gemstone-earrings-w-red

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    1. These were so much fun to make, Paula! And they really do jingle when you walk!

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  4. This Buddha Star Gemstone Bracelet is simply divine.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/113858262/buddha-star-gemstone-bracelet-w-yellow?favorite_listing_id=113858262&show_panel=true

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    1. Thanks, JC! :) I love those Buddha pendants, I might have to buy more!

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  5. Oooo!!! awesome!! I love the
    Bird Charm Gemstone Earrings w. Brass Bird Charms Blue Agate Silver Accents Animal Earrings

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  6. ALL DONE! I’M ITALIAN FOLLOWER (LAURA VALZY, MAIL valzy87@yahoo.it)
    ENTER ME, THANKS! ^_^
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/36095690/silver-owl-gemstone-necklace-w-purple

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    1. That owl is very special to me, as it was one of the first pieces I ever made! He is actually part of my logo, too!

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  7. I love the Green Peacock Gemstone Necklace - the charm is so pretty.( http://www.etsy.com/listing/42310711/green-peacock-gemstone-necklace-w-green )

    I reblogged about the giveaway on my tumblr, but I don't know if it counts as "blogging about it" - so if it doesn't I'm sorry :(

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    1. That is perfectly fine Monica! Best of luck to you. xo

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    2. Thanks, Monica! And thanks for promoting, that is so much appreciated!

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  8. I favorited the squirrel earrings, of course :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/110306297/squirrel-charm-gemstone-earrings-w-brown?ref=usr_faveitems

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    1. Haha! Yay for squirrels! I do have more of those squirrel charms if you are interested in a necklace or bracelet, I love custom work!

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  9. Thank you Jessa for a truly beautiful post! Everything looks just lovely! :)

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  10. I love the Green Opal Gemstone Necklace w. Green Australian Opal Pendant Green Aventurine Wood Brass Closure

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    1. Thanks, Bee! That is one of my earlier more intricate pieces. It was so much fun to make! It's hard to find Australian Opal that pretty!

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  11. Thank you for the comments, everyone! Feel free to message me on Etsy if you have questions about anything at all, or just want to say Hi! Would love to hear from you!

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  12. I love Beach Fish Gemstone Necklace!

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    1. Thanks, Veronika! That piece makes me think of a beach vacation.... :)

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  13. I love the Silver Tiger Gemstone Earrings!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49602328/silver-tiger-gemstone-earrings-w-brown

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    1. Thanks! I just love making jewelry with animals as the stars.... so I am constantly trying to find animal pendants and charms! (Rhyming not intentional)

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  14. http://www.etsy.com/listing/111423110/halloween-cat-gemstone-earrings-w-black

    Hello kitten earrings! I need some of these!
    <3 Cassie
    dailydirtydiaper.blogspot.com

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  15. Yay for kittens! Yeh, they say Halloween, but I think they could be worn any time of year! Kittehs are classic like that. :)

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  16. Love, love, love these pieces! So unique and pretty!

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  17. I like Chunky Gemstone Necklace w. Indian Agate Pendant Brown Red Yellow Mookaite
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45859298/chunky-gemstone-necklace-w-indian-agate

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    1. Thanks! The weight of the stones in that necklace is very comforting.

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  18. I love this necklace! :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/101608311/sea-blue-agate-necklace-gemstone

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  19. This is my favorite! :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/98789493/brown-owl-gemstone-necklace-w-chunky?ga_search_query=owl

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  20. i like this http://www.etsy.com/listing/114308885/jingle-skull-gemstone-earrings-w-red

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    1. Thanks! And they really do jingle when you walk!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! That one has so many different kinds of gemstones, really powerful!

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  22. i really love this striking necklace!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/113856109/red-buddha-gemstone-necklace-w-large

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    1. Thanks! I just made that recently. It's easy for me to use a lot of reds, I just love the color!

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  23. I adore the Blue Copper Art Necklace Sea Blue Peruvian Opal Gemstone Necklace!!

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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    1. That I consider my Master Work, and quite possibly my most favorite piece I've ever made! Thanks for liking!

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  24. I really like the Desert Moon Gemstone necklace.

    <3 Melissa
    melissa.lynn.amaral[at]gmail.com
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! That seems to be a popular one! :)

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  25. love the Green Peacock Gemstone Necklace . so pretty

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  26. I like the Silver Owl Gemstone Necklace w. Red Coral Black White Jasper Large Owl Animal Necklace - OOAK Handmade Gemstone Beaded Jewelry - Free Ship

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    1. Thanks! I have used that owl pendant a couple of times, it is one of my favorites! So much that it is part of my logo. :)

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  27. http://www.etsy.com/listing/110307454/bird-nest-gemstone-earrings-w-large

    those are so cute.

    Bohemian_sin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks! Aren't lonnnnng earrings so much fun? :)

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  28. i like the http://www.etsy.com/listing/36095690/silver-owl-gemstone-necklace-w-purple!!!!!!

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  29. Love this and favorited it: Chunky Agate Necklace Blue Peach Silver Gemstone Necklace - OOAK Handmade Gemstone Beaded Jewelry
    dluckyz at excite dot com

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  30. the green peacock necklace is beautiful!! you are so talented!!

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  31. Thanks again, everyone for your lovely comments! Just a reminder-- if you find something you absolutely cannot live without, Caked Vintage readers only get a 20% discount AND an extra 25 entries into the giveaway! :) You might just find something extra in your package, too.... *wink*

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  32. I love the Keyhole Gemstone Necklace w. Chunky Yellow Citrine & Black White Dalmatian Jasper - OOAK Handmade Gemstone Beaded Jewelry - Unlock Me

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    1. Thanks, Megan! I loved making that piece. I bought the pendant from an artist who made it herself!

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  33. I love and hearted Mookaite Gemstone Necklace w. Sparkly Glass Yellow White Red Mookaite (oksana2372 on Etsy)

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com


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    1. Thank you, I saw! Absolutely! Best of luck to you, Oksana! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Aren't those stones gorgeous?

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  35. It took me forever to choose my fave! I love this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/107018949/porcelain-plant-gemstone-necklace-w-hot

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    1. Thanks, Tara! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  36. Looove: http://www.etsy.com/listing/50942146/fox-gemstone-necklace-w-blue-agate-brown

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05@yahoo.com

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  37. I LOVE the Long Blue Gemstone Earrings w. Blue Quartz Grey Laboradite! The colors are awesome!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  38. i love the Red Buddha Gemstone Necklace w. Large Shell Pendant Turquoise Buddhas Red Coral

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  39. I adore this piece: http://www.etsy.com/listing/106951989/blue-copper-art-necklace-sea-blue

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  40. Love the Large Blue Agate Pendant With Blue Aazonite and Shells.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  41. Hello,
    I love this piece http://www.etsy.com/listing/110561198/bold-agate-gemstone-bracelet-w-tibetan
    thanks

    rinei.martiani at gmail dot com

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  42. Love these earrings: Pink Quartz Gemstone Earrings w. Large Chunky Smoky Rose Quartz Black Czech Glass Black Agate ... so pretty!

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  43. The jade & jasper necklace is beautiful!
    hey_wren@yahoo.com

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  44. My fav item is:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/110561198/bold-agate-gemstone-bracelet-w-tibetan

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  45. Thanks for all the awesome feedback and comments, everyone! Only four hours left on the giveaway, good luck! :)

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♥ Thanks for commenting! I truly appreciate each comment I receive and nothing brightens my day more than reading your thoughts!

xx Jessa

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