Thursday, July 9, 2009

Michelle Chang Jewelry: Interview and Giveaway



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

Favorite item from your shop: Diamond studded bangle

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.

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process: I start with either forming metal or carving a wax model. Sometimes, it’s a fusion of the two.

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.

The Giveaway:

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!

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Alexandra said...

Baby kittens! Puffy hearts! It's so hard to choose, but I think I'm going to have to go with the tiny umbrella necklaces. They're precious.

Alexandra said...

Also, I'm a current follower!

janil said...

I love handmade SUPER TWIRLY Retro ELMO PARTY DRESS red and white POLKA DOTS with apron and tulle ruffles great for portrait birthday party gift or other special occasion.... from LOVER DOVERS CLOTHING custom boutique for infants baby toddler girls can customize!


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Abigail said...

My favorite item is TOTALLY the bunny pendant in silver (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27035102). I love it!!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I love the tiny star necklace...and the puffy hearts. I also am liking the branches...they are a bit different....all in silver of course. I am a follower and will mention and link on the right side of my blog...where your button is.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The Amethyst Drop Pendant on Silver Chain with Ovals really caught my eye! Love it!

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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I am a continuing follower :)

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Jingle said...

I like the tiny single branch necklace!

Jingle said...

I am already a follower!

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I have your button on my blog!

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I so want the Amethyst Drop Pendant on Silver Chain with Ovals. Gorgeous! It would go so great with all my simple tanks in the summer and transition to my sweaters and long-sleeved tees for fall and winter!

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I'm a current follower! #1

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I entered the Lover Dover's Clothing giveaway!

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daer0n said...

I love the baby skull earrings!
her jewelry is unique and neat :)

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JennTRC said...

love the Large Shark Tooth Necklace in Sterling Silver!! :)

JennTRC said...

I'm a current follower :)

Jenny N. said...

I like the tiny single branch necklace.

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cherdon said...

I am a new follower
So hard to decide as you have such lovely dresses and aprons and jewellry and more
Would love to win one of the aprons for my 13 month old granddaughter
Thank you for this giveaway

cherdon@sympatico.ca

Spamgirl said...

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My favourite item is the Baby Skull Necklace in Silver.

Link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27425477

Thank you!

Spamgirl said...

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I blogged your contest! http://www.cancontests.com/2009/07/contests-from-elsewhere-win-35-michelle.html

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Pam said...

Love the Beth necklace in sterling silver.

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milk&cookies said...

I love the Baby Skull Necklace in Silver with Diamonds~~ So cute! :D

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milk&cookies said...

I'm also a current follower :)

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milk&cookies said...

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Trish said...

I love the Tiny Puffy Heart Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver. Very cute!

Trish said...

I am a current follower!

Trish said...

I am also entered in your Lover Dovers giveaway!!

Emma said...

The "handmade Retro STORYBOOK sundress dress in PINK CHERRY print with red polka dots and sweetheart neckline cute cherries" is super cute!

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Emma said...

I am already a follower.

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Emma said...

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Emma said...

Just wanted to mention that your link in the second half of the post to Michelle's Etsy Store seems to be a different shop...clothing and such. A little bit of confusion was caused in my first comment due to this!

From Michelle's jewelry shop on Etsy, I'd love the Black Heart pendant in sterling silver.

oceangirl621@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Tiny Wire Heart Necklace in Sterling Silver is my favorite item from the store. I'm a current follower of your blog and I entered your other current contests you have running now.

The Giveaway Diva said...

omg emma thanks so much for letting me know!!!! so sorry everyone for the link mistake! it was for another giveaway that i have going on my blog! don't worry if you have picked a favorite from that link...it will still count!!!!!

Erica said...

omg!! i love the branch necklaces!!!

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Erica said...

i entered your love dovers clothing giveaway!!!

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erica said...

i am a follower!!!

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noble beeyotch said...

i love the baby skull earrings

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Michele P. said...

I like the long oval necklace with sterling silver and 14k gold, very nice!
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Michele P. said...

entered Skin Free giveaway!

Michele P. said...

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kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

My fave is the baby skulls stud earrings.

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Belinda M said...

I like the Black Heart Necklace in Sterling Silver


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Ruby said...

hi i love the branches necklace in gold!!

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Ruby said...

i am a follower!!

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Ruby said...

i entered all your other giveaways!

Catherine said...

I like the Wire Heart Necklace in Sterling Silver!

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Catherine said...

Loyal follower #1

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Lucy said...

Please include me in this giveaway. I am a new follower. I love the cherry print apron. The ruffles are so adorable and the blackk ties are fantastic. Cherry print is my favortie. Thank you. makeupgirl21@comcast.net

Emma said...

Blogged this giveaway:

http://oceangirlbytheboardwalk.blogspot.com/2009/07/michelle-chang-jewelry-giveaway.html

oceangirl621@gmail.com
entry 1

Emma said...

Blogged this giveaway:

http://oceangirlbytheboardwalk.blogspot.com/2009/07/michelle-chang-jewelry-giveaway.html

oceangirl621@gmail.com
entry 2

Emma said...

Blogged this giveaway:

http://oceangirlbytheboardwalk.blogspot.com/2009/07/michelle-chang-jewelry-giveaway.html

oceangirl621@gmail.com
entry 3

Emma said...

Blogged this giveaway:

http://oceangirlbytheboardwalk.blogspot.com/2009/07/michelle-chang-jewelry-giveaway.html

oceangirl621@gmail.com
entry 4

Emma said...

Blogged this giveaway:

http://oceangirlbytheboardwalk.blogspot.com/2009/07/michelle-chang-jewelry-giveaway.html

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Deb said...

the Diamond Hoop Earrings are very pretty!

Deb said...

I'm already a follower! 6 entries?? woo-hoo! this is 1

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I entered the Amino Genesis giveaway too

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I entered the Shining Stones giveaway too

Nelsby said...

It's SO tough to pick a favorite...this beautiful work is just so unique! I just love the Bridge Hoop Earrings in Sterling Silver and 14K Gold.
Thanks!
Aimee
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Nelsby said...

I am a current blog follower.
Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

#2...I am a current blog follower.
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#3...I am a current blog follower.
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Nelsby said...

#4...I am a current blog follower.
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#5...I am a current blog follower.
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Nelsby said...

#6...I am a current blog follower.
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Nelsby said...

Since my blog is under construction, I Tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2621272172
Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

I entered your Skin Free giveaway.
Thanks!
Aimee
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Blakesmom said...

I'm loving the Stack Bangle in 14K Gold and Sterling Silver! Thanks for the chance.

w said...

Stack Bangle in 14K Gold and Sterling Silver:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21865409

definitely. my fav. yes. and this is what i'll get. when i win.

wendiwinn on etsy.

w said...

currently a follower. you are famous.

w said...

your button is stuck on my blog.

w said...

entered shining stones giveaway.

i'm okay with winning either.

w said...

entered skin free giveaway.

i'm ok with winning either.

Insanity Kim said...

Love the gold dot circle bangle!

Insanity Kim said...

I am a current follower! :)

Insanity Kim said...

And yep, have had your button for a while!!

Insanity Kim said...

And I entered your shining stones and Skin Free Giveaways! Thanks for all the great giveaways!!

Tia said...

I like the Stack Bangles in Gold and Sterling Silver.
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Michelle said...

I simply love the Bunny Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Joyce said...

Bunny Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver with Diamond

Love it!

JennTRC said...

I entered your skin free giveaway! :)

Liz said...

I love the Tiny Umbrella Pendant!

JennTRC said...

I entered your shining stones giveaway!

Celeste said...

I LOVE the Baby Heart necklace

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