Friday, July 4, 2014

Fine Design {Natalia's Jewellery Feature & GIVEAWAY}

There's much to be said about handcrafted designer jewelry. A fine design that takes talent and artistry for that finished piece to shine is a true work of art. Pieces like that are one of a kind original works of wearable art to be cherished for years to come. 


I have the pleasure of introducing a blogging buddy of mine, Natalia. She is the designer/creator and owner of Natalia's Jewellery. I'm just going to jump right into the interview so that you can get to know her, and you can also visit her About Page on Etsy. =0)



Let's meet Natalia Khon:
Russian-born artist Natalia Khon began designing jewelry at the age of sixteen but considered her passion for art a hobby so pursued a degree in finances instead. When Natalia immigrated to British Columbia in 2002, nature became an inexhaustible source of inspiration for her, which made the young artist realize herself a jeweler not a financial advisor.
As a result Natalia enrolled herself in the two-year Jewelry Art and Design program at Vancouver Community College, graduating in 2005 a jewelry-technician, well versed in a myriad of jewelry techniques.
In Natalia's jewelry online shop you will find unusual handmade necklaces, rings, earrings and more. Artisan silver jewelry can become a unique gift for women and men, either they are buying jewelry for themselves or for somebody else. Her goal in design is to make those special pieces that can become a keepsake.





Q: What inspires you?
My greatest inspiration is nature. It is an endless source that I won't be able to get away from. Everything is beautiful and everything is inspiring for me: the trees, insects, animals, birds, ocean life.
My work always starts with a sketch. After several sketches, I choose my favorite ones and give them dimension with watercolors. Then I narrow it down to one design and begin working with either wax or metal, whichever material best fits the design. Silver is my favorite material because it gives endless opportunities to metal artists. It is not limited to size and is very versatile; it can be tarnished, colored or polished and can sustain a shape or be flexible and dynamic. My favorite tool is a saw-frame as it is the best for shaping intricate and ornamental pieces that I believe best compliment the natural beauty of a woman.




Q: What is your favorite piece of jewelry to design and create?
That would be this piece, no doubt. I designed it and put together. Eight of my friends and me made all the parts for this wearable art piece. I got to keep the result (unless sold, of course).

Q: Do you accept custom requests?
I do accept custom orders. I am taking this Summer off, but if you are not in a hurry, please feel free to contact me.




Q: What is your favorite aspect of selling on Etsy?
I love the idea of working in my studio from home. I have a baby and would like to spend as much time with him as possible. I used to like going to work and spending ours on the road. I had a couple of different jobs and used to go eat out or do shopping in between the jobs. It is not the idea of having fun for me anymore :)



Connect with Natalia all over the web:



Natalia is graciously giving one lucky 2justByou Blog reader a set of Sterling Silver earrings, one of the Ocean Life pieces, with a retail value of $30!
Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on Sunday, July 20th at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time.

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Good luck to you all!


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74 comments :

karin said...

My favorite iOS the Maple Leaf necklace with a green tourmaline. Canadian jewelry. Front page featured.

Debbi Huntington said...

I am in LOVE with the silver seahorse earrings!!!!
Debbi
-YankeeBurrow

Natalia Khon said...

Thank you for the feature, Kim!
Good luck to the participants!

kehrin morales said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127358358/sterling-silver-pendant-half-moon-moon?ref=listing-6

Kirstie said...

I love the maple leaf necklace! so beautiful!

Darby Elizabeth said...

candian maple leaf

katiecupcakes said...

I love all of Natalia's jewelry! She's super talented!!

Bee W Bedard said...

Totally <3 the Pink tourmaline necklace. Pink tourmaline pendant. Seahorse necklace.

EmCel Fajardo said...

the maple leaf necklace! so cute.. Like it

Sara Wagner said...

I love the Pink tourmaline necklace.

Jessica Rabid said...

Jessica chan : I like these https://www.etsy.com/listing/79879723/pink-tourmaline-earrings-with-seahorses?ref=listing-3

Vera Khule said...

I like the Natural stone Larimar pendant.

Marina Levy said...

I love those earrings! Especially those from second picture - with Seahorse and sea-star.

Thanks to Busy Moms team from Etsy for a link to this blog!

Sarah Rose Ferriter said...

I'm so glad to discover you Natalie. YOU are an inspiration.
This piece is to die for: https://www.etsy.com/listing/79993212/blue-lace-agate-necklace-organic-silver?ref=shop_home_active_10

Kristin Aquariann said...

Natalia has too many breathtaking designs to choose a favorite! Perhaps https://www.etsy.com/listing/127811736/gorgeous-prom-earrings-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_1 because it's my birthstone?

Jai B. said...

I love the Canadian Maple Leaf necklace!

Leann said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/87856964/natural-stone-necklace-larimar-pendant?ref=shop_home_active_2 chefl@swbell.net

Faaria Beckett said...

The hoop starfish pair is adorable~

Powers Of Love said...

I love everything.. .it was so hard to choose. I've always loved maple leaves, so this is what I chose...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161587226/maple-leaf-necklace-with-a-green?ref=shop_home_feat_3

Tammy Schweitzer said...

Starfish pendant with larimar. love this piece thanks

va said...

https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/80240742/australian-opalised-shell-silver?ref=listing-6

Natalie B. said...

Hello! Gorgeous shop!! One of my favorite items are the Sterling silver and Swarovski crystals with cubic zirconia Bridal earrings. So pretty. Thank-you!

Stephanie LaPlante said...

My favorite item is the Fantasy jewelry. Weird jewelry. Eye of the Dragon, brooch

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/123766738/fantasy-jewelry-weird-jewelry-eye-of-the?ref=shop_home_active_4

Alessandra Lalla said...

I like https://www.etsy.com/listing/184132891/organic-jewelry-round-earrings-simple?ref=shop_home_active_9

Julie Bolduc said...

I love the Natural stone Larimar pendant

Love being a mom said...

I love the maple leaf pendant as well. The design is simple but it looks elegant. Simply amazing

Kat said...

I love the personalized silver ring! xx

jodi reese said...

i really like the elegant sterling silver earrings.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/74604146/elegant-sterling-silver-earrings?ref=shop_home_active_7&favorite_listing_id=74604146&show_panel=true

Irina Tretyakova said...

I'm proud to be one if Natalia's friend! She's true artist!

joan rafunzel medina said...

the maple leaf necklace

Marnie Ward said...

My favorite piece of jewelry is the Maple Leaf earrings (Sterling silver) with long fresh water pearls. It is very beautiful.

Tanya Soyer said...

my fave is https://www.etsy.com/ru/listing/124011945/larimar-necklace-designer-silver-jewelry?ref=shop_home_active_2

Debi Wayland said...

I love the Sterling silver. Pendant with lace ornament. Chunky pendant. Square pendant.

latanya t said...

Natural stone necklace. Larimar pendant is perfect summer jewelry

Katie Klein said...

I love the black onyx ring.

Linda Madden said...

I like the earrings with peacock feather design

Nicole Millheim said...

I really like the Canadian Maple Leaf necklace!

Emily said...

I love these silver leaf earrings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/185881141/silver-leaf-earrings-mixed-metal?ref=shop_home_active_13

eclairre said...

my fave is the https://www.etsy.com/listing/191762891/long-beetle-wings-earrings-elytra-insect?ref=shop_home_active_3

ajeep said...

i like the Maple Leaf necklace with a green tourmaline

Aik said...

Love the Watermelon tourmaline necklace. Starfish necklace with two seahorses.Fine women jewelry.

Chic Southern Charm said...

My favorite item is the anemome stud earrings.

Karen said...

Larimar necklace. Designer silver jewelry. Silver pendant with seahorse and starfish. Fine jewelry.is my favorite thing on the site, it reminds me of when i used to live by the ocean.

Maegan Morin said...

I really love the Made In Canada Maple Leaf Necklace!!

meki said...

I love this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/161587226/maple-leaf-necklace-with-a-green?ref=shop_home_feat_3

Melody
melody_1504(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gill said...

I love the seahorse studs and the anemone and pearl studs but my favorite is the giveaway earrings as I love the little crab as I'm a Cancer star sign x

Takumi Creaciones said...

I love *_*
https://www.etsy.com/es/listing/74604146/elegant-sterling-silver-earrings?ref=listing-1

Andrea Bates said...

The polar bear charm. I kinda' want it ...

Michelle Li said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124011945/larimar-necklace-designer-silver-jewelry?ref=shop_home_active_2
contestmichelle at hotmail dot com.

Holly O'Gorman said...

I love the Organic statement ring with Australian green chrysoprase. One of a kind silver ring. SIZE 9

rosewendy said...

What a lot of lovely pieces. This one I particularly like:
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/90055459/organic-silver-ring-with-pink-natural?ref=shop_home_active_24

maria cristina Cellerino said...

thx for giveaway
I love the Natural stone Larimar pendant

mail : macriser2004@gmail.com

Camille Blaha-Nelson said...

I like the anemone earrings!

pippirose said...

I love the Owl Ring. Gorgeous!

Dessyslava Ionova said...

It was too hard to choose... I adore everything in this shop :)

Macayla Cleeves said...

Fantasy jewelry. Weird jewelry. Eye of the Dragon, brooch (pin)

kiddo said...

I love the Organic statement ring with Australian green chrysoprase. One of a kind silver ring. SIZE 9.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

Mlsweet88 said...

I love this! https://www.etsy.com/listing/124366680/rustic-silver-ring-size-95-discontinued

AmbreRose said...

I think the BC Jade (green, nephrite) Maple Leaf earrings are very pretty.

Alex said...

I love the Big larimar pendant for a necklace!

Denysia Yu said...

My favorite item is the Raw aquamarine crystal ring! :)

Rhonda said...

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/396035360955842217/

My fave is the goldplate necklace

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Danielle Van Name said...

I love the Wire wrapped pendant with aquamarine gemstone!

Mary Preston said...

I love the Sterling silver ring. Stacking ring. Maple Leaf Ring.

Audra said...

I love the larimar

Gotta Chop said...

everything is so beautiful it is hard to pick one thing, i will choose the Mixed metal one of a kind pendant with white topaz it is so pretty.

maggie anders

mil├╣ bijoux said...

https://www.etsy.com/it/listing/161619376/rainbow-moonstone-earrings-long-dangly?ref=shop_home_active_10

isa val said...

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love https://www.etsy.com/it/listing/191762891/long-beetle-wings-earrings-elytra-insect?ref=shop_home_active_21

Jinx said...

I have fallen in love with the : Sterling silver pendant Half-Moon. Moon and stars pendant. Handmade necklace.

Its so pretty!!

Ashley
shopjinx@gmail.com

Judy Thomas said...

I love these: Gorgeous prom earrings. Sterling silver and Swarovski crystals with amethyst cubic zirconia earrings

Irina G. said...

Love the Turquoise ring: https://www.etsy.com/ru/listing/90051545/turquoise-ring-sugilite-ring-wide?ref=shop_home_active_12

sunriseincadescove said...

I love the Canadian Maple Leaf necklace.
thank you!

cherry251 said...

I like the starfish pendant!

Dany Reinvented said...

I really like the Wire wrapped pendant with aquamqrine gemstone.