This week's Shop of the Week is WeLoveVintageJewelry ,owned by Nessa.
What is the meaning behind your shop name?
My name pretty much states the obvious. My husband and I both love vintage jewelry so it just seemed appropriate to call my shop WeLoveVintageJewelry.
How did you get your start selling vintage?
I collected vintage and antique jewelry for many many years and this turned into collecting many other types of vintage and antique items over time. So I ended up opening an antique store. I spent many years running my store. I enjoyed pretty much every aspect of running an antique store. I loved researching the items I had newly purchased and really loved decorating the large picture window, arranging the furniture, displaying glass wear and most of all displaying the jewelry. Unfortunately, that abruptly ended after a hurricane came through town.But lucky for me, I discovered Etsy! The jewelry was how everything got started, so that is what I wanted to stay with. Besides, I still had my very large collection of jewelry that did not go through the hurricane.
What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you?
Of course it is very difficult to select just one favorite item. I tend to go for the bling! As these were what I wore for nights out and clubbing. Seeing as I don’t get out to the clubs as often as I did, it makes the sparkly jewelry dear to me. If it is old and from the roaring 20’s than even better! So one of my favorites is this stunning 1920’s rhinestone necklace that in person still looks like diamonds after all these years!
What is the most unusual or amazing item you have sold from your shop?
Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? If so, where can we find you?
I only sell on Etsy although I have the domain name welovevintagejewelry.com. But that is forwarded to my Etsy shop. I have been working very hard on my Etsy shop. I need it to be my main source of income as working outside my home is very difficult for me. I feel that if I concentrate on just one online presence, then I can make it a bigger success. Out of all my other choices for online shops, I felt this site would be the one to grow and prosper more rapidly than the others. So I guess I kind of have all my eggs in one “Etsy” basket.
What social media platforms do you use? Share your links with us, so we can follow you!
I use Pinterest most of all. I’m just starting to increase my Google+ page and I have had Facebook for a while.