Today’s amazing giveaway comes courtesy of Michelle Chang, a jewelry designer residing and creating in Brooklyn, New York. Michelle specializes in creating delicate and intricate jewelry out of sterling silver and 14k gold, as well as the sparkle of diamonds. Michelle strives to create wearable pieces that are organic and will last for years to come. Her pieces invoke a sense of chic simplicity and her pieces easily transition from day to night. They are the perfect size to be layered and worn to compliment your statement pieces, but by no means do they fade in the background. They scream edgy style while still maintaining an image of girly elegance. With more than 1,700 sales you can tell that so many others have also fell in love with her designs.
Michelle has the technical experience to back her designs because she studied fine art and design in college and has worked many jobs within the design industry before finally finding her calling as a jewelry designer. She is so easy to work with and she encourages you to voice your opinion on how you want your piece to suit your lifestyle. If you have any special requests such as adjustment of chain length, most things can be accommodated so long as you are not too shy to ask. My favorite pieces are any of her designs involving the Baby Kittens which include the Baby Kitten Studs and the Baby Kitten Bangle. I also love her Branch Necklaces which come in many different shapes, sizes and combinations.
Here is her interview:
Name: Michelle Chang
Name of shop: michellechangjewelry
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I studied fine art and design in college and was an interior designer, an editorial illustrator, and now I'm a jewelry designer. I've been fortunate to have lived in a number of different places in my life including France, Denmark, Korea, Japan, and San Francisco.
When and what made you want to open up your shop? About 4-5 years ago, a boyfriend who was a watch designer wanted me to start a jewelry line for him so I started taking crash courses in jewelry, mostly in fabrication. I loved it so much that about a year and a half ago, I decided to start my own line.
Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs? I'm always looking around me and anything can be an inspiration: shape of a flower, a metal grill design, a fabric pattern, as well as other industrial objects and accessories.
If you could be an animal what would you be and why? A whale because it can traverse the ocean from high to low.
If you could have one super power what would it be and why? to be able to be anyplace in the blink of an eye because the world is a fascinating place and if I can see all the places and things I want to see in my lifetime, that would be amazing.
Michelle has kindly offered to give one lucky Giveaway Diva reader a $35 gift certificate to anything in her store! With that $35 you can buy so many great little pieces such as the amazing necklaces in the Branch series or you can put in a bit more to get some bling! It’s all up to you!
How to Enter:
1) Go to Michelle's Etsy store and comment on your most favourite item for one entry!
2) If you become a new follower you get four more entries
3) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)
4) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries
5) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries
6) If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered!
Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)The contest will run until July 31st!