Dec 7, 2015

Australia Days Etsy Spotlight & Giveaway: Suze Loves The Bohemian Original!


I love The Bohemian Original, it's a fantastic shop filled with beautiful gemstone jewelry.


I like the vibrant colors very much.


The owner, Angela, has a great, unique style.


I love her designs and the materials she uses.


Everything looks cheerful and wonderful.


I asked Angela a few questions to find out more about her and her shop:

1) Where did you learn your craft?

I worked at a bead store many years ago and picked up some basic necklace stringing skills from my co-workers, every technique I have picked up since then has been self taught by watching tutorials, reading lots of books and magazines, and bucket loads of trial and error at my work bench! These days I am venturing into metalsmithing and I can't wait to create more beautiful pieces in precious metals.


2) How did your Etsy adventure start?

I discovered Etsy in 2012 and opened my first little online store with only a few items. I got really busy with my studies (fashion design) and a day job and sadly stopped making jewellery for a while. When I moved to Western Australia a few months ago I started creating again and did a major overhaul of my Etsy store with tons of all new designs, and there are still loads more to come!


3) How would you describe your style?

I create in a distinctly bohemian/gypsy style. I love making jewellery that inspires a feeling of whimsy and wanderlust, and using natural elements such as cotton and hemp cords, seashells, crystals and gemstones. My creations are intended to be transitional pieces; they can be styled both casually and formally, so you get more versatility from your jewellery.


4) What inspires you?

A lot of my designs are inspired by colourful and vibrant cultures around the world - lately I have been especially influenced by Mexico and the stunning patterns and colours of Native American culture. 


5) What is your signature piece?

I have a few signature styles, my macrame crystal pouch necklaces and tassel necklaces are just a couple. I prefer to make each and every piece of jewellery a one of a kind design so even though I employ the same techniques in a lot of my pieces, each one has its own distinct style. I believe everybody should have at least one piece of jewellery that is completely unique to them!


6) What are your plans for the future?

I plan to expand my label, collaborate with more bloggers and stylists to create some amazing media, and to continue my online sales with vision to open a boutique in the near future!


I love the combination of techniques and materials.


Everything in this shop looks amazing.


There's also a really good international shipping rate.


The gemstones Angela uses are stunning.


Don't forget to visit her fabulous website for more information and wholesale inquiries.


Check out this fantastic Etsy store.


Enjoy browsing...


And have fun shopping!


One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a fantastic prize:


This gorgeous lapis lazuli macrame necklace will be for the winner of the giveaway. Good luck!

I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

33 comments:

  1. unique style and design very nice

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  2. it has a boho feel to it and tassels

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  3. I like her artistry and the gemstones

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  4. The gemstones of course, the vibe boho and the materials that they use!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I love the natural stones and colors.

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  6. These items are superb, magnific, and smashing.

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  7. Very unique and really boho. I love how it is made!

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  8. the items are pretty and unique xx

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  9. Thank you for introducing me to this shop! I can't find a single thing I don't like there! And only $5 international shipping! Sold!

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  10. Love how beautiful and natural these look

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  11. Everything is so unique and beautifully made.

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  12. All of these are gorgeous and look so natural.

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  13. all very beautiful designs, love the gem stones!

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  14. I love all the designs she creates with the quartz. I think quartz jewelry is so gorgeous and these necklaces are so beyond beautiful. Love it!

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  15. Beautiful colour choices and the wrapping details are wonderful.

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  16. I love the vibrancy of the stones she uses and the mixture of colors are gorgeous!

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  17. I like the style and colours - the range is good and looks very wearable.

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  18. Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Xmas! :)

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  19. I love hoe original all these items are

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  20. I love the bohemian vibes of their designs and the gemstones they use. have a lovely Christmas time,
    Nataya.

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  21. I love jewellery which uses natural stones - and her use of these is very clever.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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