A colorful shop filled with beautiful beaded creations from Malta, Europe. Let's discover Bohemia Jewellery!
|Teal multicolored dangle earrings|
Ever since I was a little girl, I always loved doing crafts, cooking and sewing. One of my earliest memories is waking up at 6am as a small girl and sneaking into my mother's sewing room where she kept her machine and all her fabrics.... I wasn't allowed to use the machine but while she was sleeping, I used to be happily sewing along - mainly clothes for my Sindy doll!
What or whom began your creative journey on Etsy?
Actually I used to attend Jewellery classes with a bunch of old ladies and one week a young English girl called Alison turned up to join us. I was so happy to have found someone my age I got up and went to sit near her. We were chatting and I mentioned having so many jewellery pieces at home I wasn't sure what to do with them all! She told me "Oh don't you have a shop on etsy?' Of course I had no idea what etsy was then, but I can assure you I rushed home to check it out and set up my shop within 2 hours of discovering it!! I absolutely loved the idea!!
How did you come up with your shop name?
Well really I've always been a sort of Bohemian kind of person - I love the colors, the decadence, the eclecic mix of Bohemian style dress... so it was inevitable really. My husband tried to persuade me to have a different name, but I refused to change my mind. The name is perfect I think.
|Teal, coral, lime green wire wrapped hoop pendant|
Describe what creations you have in your shop
For some reason, I have become addicted to making earrings! I absolutely adore Beaded Hoops, and I think they are really popular and sell very well. I obviously sell a lot directly and in hotels, so most of my sales are not on etsy. The colorful beaded Bracelets in different colors are also really popular but they take hours to make, so there's a limit to how many I can have at one time!
|Citrine quartz wire wrapped earrings|
I'm constantly searching through magazines and shops - just because I love jewellery and dressing up! My 6 year old daughter is obsessed about clothes and jewellery and shoes so the 2 of us are always coming up with ideas. I also adore looking at new jewellery designers and see what's coming up, even online I believe there are excellent resources for designers.
What do you listen to or watch while creating?
Believe it or not, I love listening to worship music - HIllsongs, Delirious, Tim Hughes, Lydia Stanley, MercyMe, Kari Jobes, Kim Walker.... the list is endless! They are all amazing musicians and I find great inspiration in listening to them whilst working.....
Please share a favorite recipe
One of my favourite recipes has got to be a very Mediterranean one, Greek actually! It is a cold pasta dish made with crushed garlic, lots of black olives, lots of fresh mint and basil leaves (torn not chopped), lots of freshly peeled chopped tomatoes, crushed feta cheese, and a good extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix all these ingredients together and then add the cooked pasta. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving. It's amazing and in this heatwave, I think it goes down so well with a good bottle of chilled white wine.
Where else can we find you?
|Orange and purple beaded hoop earrings|