Shop Owner: Andrea Kelly
A little introduction:
My jewelry is inspired by countries and cultures around the world. I love working with materials that are made by hand through traditional methods, especially those with a spiritual meaning. I enjoy researching how the materials are made, their symbolic meaning and history within a culture. I use the pendants, beads and stones to then make unique hand-strung necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Favorite item in your shop?
Handmade necklace featuring red coral and turquoise Nepalese pendant with green turquoise strand. This piece features a hand-made pendant from Nepal made of brass and inlaid with turquoise and coral. The strand is made of rough cut turquoise stones and brass beads. Finishing the strand is a handmade S-clasp from Nepal inlaid with Coral.
What got you started selling online?
I have been participating in local Jewelry shows for 2 ½ years. I have had my own website for that entire time but have started selling on sites like Ruby Plaza to grow my customer base. My line is exotic and tends to have larger sized pieces. There is definitely a customer base out there for my pieces and sites like Ruby Plaza help me connect with those who are looking for something different, spiritually based and designs that make a statement.