Jewel Rush: Unique Handmade Jewelry

*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm originally from Beirut, Lebanon- a beautiful place in the Middle East. I first learned to make jewelry in Nashville, Tennessee where i took a jewelry design class. I fell in love with making jewelry and I've been making loads since then.

*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
For a long while I kept looking for the perfect shop name. I finally narrowed it down to a few choices and ended up with my current shop name, JewelRush. It made most sense to me because I have moments when i get inspired and have so many thoughts about jewelry rushing in.
Part of the reason i started my business was because I was making so much jewelry and I didn't know what to do with all of them. I thought that I should let someone else enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I enjoy making them.

*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?
I want people to thing of my jewelry as special and unique. I want them to say "wow that's cute!" and "I have to buy that".

*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Beads! I have so many beads.

*What do you do when you’re not being an artist?
What activities do you enjoy?

I like hanging out with family and friends and I love chocolate ice cream. When I'm not doing jewelry, I'm either hanging out with friends and family, or eating chocolate ice cream.

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I enjoyed making all of my items or else i wouldn't have made them.

*What keeps you motivated?
My Etsy shop motivates me to keep making more jewelry.

*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
There is always room for improvement. Keep working on your shop, see what works and what doesn't.

*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
Twitter- twitter.com/#!/RiwaHafez
Pinterest- pinterest.com/jewelrush/
Plumdrop- www.plumdrop.com/members/sofargone
Craftsy- www.craftsy.com/craftsyer/420454





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8 comments:

True Treats Pet Bakery said...

Yay! Following n stuff :-)

btw, the twitter link doesn't work

xo

justByou . said...

Great feature, as always! Lovely jewelry. =)
~Kim

Scotti Cohn said...

Great interview/feature! I look forward to hearing more about other crafters!

MoanasUniqueDesigns said...

Lovely post as always. Those little pink earrings, adorable. Unique pieces.

Susan Klekar said...

Good stuff--I love hearing about how other artists got started and what motivates them :-)

Maya said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for letting us know a little bit more about you! : )

foxfragaria said...
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foxfragaria said...

I think JewelRush is a perfect name! Thanks for the interview!
Always interesting to get to know fellow crafters!