Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Neon Jewelry for Summer and J. Crew (this is why neon rocks!)

So, earlier today, I sent out this weeks newsletter, (If you're not already getting my newsletter, and you want to sign up, just click here) where I discussed a few new things going on with Aziza Jewelry, including all of the new neon pieces I just made and added to my shop...

 Hot Pink Jade Briolette Earrings

Neon Yellow Jade Cluster Earrings

...and then I started thinking...what would I wear with any one of these earrings?? And where can I get me some classy trendy neon clothes to match??

Wait, did I really just say classy and neon in the same sentence? lolol. I know, but keep reading...

 ...and its like almost if by magic, the J. Crew Gods heard me and in the mail later today I received this beautifully wrapped neon colored Summer Style Guide from J. Crew with...get this...a $25 Gift Card!! This is just one of the many reasons why I LOVE J. Crew. 

Bonus: The guide was really snazzy and its almost like the J. Crew people are psychic or something, because neon pink and neon yellow are the 2 very colors I have chosen as neon jewelry makes its debut in my shop today.

 I'm thinking my new neon pink jade necklace will go well with these pants! Just perfect in fact! If you have not seen the neon tidbits in my shop yet, you know what to do... Hop on over!

Until next time!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inside Look at My Jewelry Studio: On Camera Interview

As an artist and business owner, I've always struggled creatively with how to tell my story. Thats why, recently when I was approached by IFV News, to tell my story on camera, I was thrilled!

You see, as a jewelry designer and glass bead artist (yes, thats technically how I describe what I do) I've done a few written Q+A interviews here and there, but without being able to give my audience a visual of the lampworking process, I've always felt like what I really do in my creative process, often gets lost in the translation.

When I describe what I do, calling myself a glass bead artist, or telling people I create lampwork glass beads and jewelry, I literally feel peoples eyes glazing over, as most people have no idea what I'm talking about. In fact, they often ask, "so where do you buy the beads?" and "you make all of the jewelry yourself?" And of course the answer to both of those questions is "yes, and YES!"

Then there's the business aspects of selling, shipping and marketing...I talk about it all in the video, along with my dreams, hopes for the future of my business and even how I got started at the age of 8!

Want to see the process? Its really cool, I promise. Check out the video below:

Aziza Browne glass bead making

Hopefully the video has given you a more in depth look at what I do and how I create my jewelry.

Soooooo, what did you think about the video? I'd LOVE to hear your feedback, questions and comments!

Also, please feel free to share the video if you like.