{Interview} Jessica from Glassy Chic Boutique

Hello Lovelies!

I have a travel related guest post on Laura's blog Our Reflection today {seriously, you need to go and check it out!}
Attached to this is a giveaway - yay! Before you leave though to go and enter, I have a little interview for you with a wonderful lady called Jessica. 
Jessica is the super talented woman behind Glassy Chic Boutique. She makes necklace you could win and is going to personalise it for you too, how cool is that?!

Over to you Jessica!

1. Tell me about yourself

My name is Jessica Ely. I live in Lansing, MI with my husband and we are expecting our first baby in July, a little boy!! I have been making jewellery and selling on Etsy for 3 years. 

2. What is your favourite piece in your collection and why?

I absolutely love my mommy necklaces and my bible verse necklaces.
Although I haven't yet experienced it myself, I know that being a mom is one of the most rewarding and beautiful experiences in life. I love offering these mommy necklaces and allowing moms to proudly display those that are so precious to them!
My bible verse necklaces hold a very special place in my heart as I have recently renewed and strengthened my relationship with Jesus Christ. It warms my heart to share these necklaces with others, allowing them to be reminded of God's amazing word and hopefully offering hope and encouragement to those around them as well! I truly believe that our lives and hearts can be completely transformed through Jesus Christ and this is were true peace and Joy is found!!

3. Why did you start to make jewelry?

I had worked for several years in the child development field as an assistant and lead preschool teacher. I came across photo jewelry pendants on Etsy and thought I would try my hand at it, so I opened my own store. I started small, working on the side, around my "day job" for about a year. I then added my hand stamped pieces and was surprised at how well my customers were responding to them!! I decided,at that point, with the support of my husband, to take a huge leap of faith and quit my job to peruse my jewelry business full time. A huge motivating factor in my doing so, was my desire to soon start a family. To me, working from from home and staying home with the baby would be ideal. I couldn't be happier that I made that decision just over a year ago. It's been so great going through this pregnancy in the comfort of my home and I look forward to learning how to manage taking care of our little boy and working. I have been hugely blessed and Thank God everyday!! My customers couldn't be anymore awesome and I appreciate them more than they could know!!!

4. Who or what are your major creative influences?

My customers are probably my biggest creative influence! Because this jewelry is largely custom, my customers are always coming up with new ideas for me. I love hearing the new bible verses that my customers hold dear to them and the stories that they often share about how the piece will hold significance to them or those they love. 
I also enjoy just playing around with the different components I have on my desk, until I come up with something I love! 

Thanks Jessica!
Here a a few of my favourite pieces from her collection. Click on the picture to shop!

Which is your favourite piece?
As a special treat, if you mention that you saw her ship on Eat.Enjoy.Live or Our Reflection you will get free shipping!

Go over to Our Reflection now to read my guest post and enter this giveaway!

Mommy Necklace...your child's name and birthstone..arrives in a pretty organza bag
Mommy Necklace $12.50
mommy necklace with heart charm. cupped disc. your name of choice. Pretty cursive font. Ball or snake chain option.
Mommy Necklace $15

Bible Verse Bracelet.. Proverbs 3:5..Trust in the Lord with all your heart...or CUSTOMIZE..up to 60 Characters.
Bible Verse Bracelet $15

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