Sunday, September 30, 2012

Featured Shop of the Week: Arielle's Custom Jewelry

Arielle's Custom Jewelry is our latest Featured Shop of the Week!

Arielle has many talents, including creating one-of-a-kind jewelry to art photography, and she has a blog where you can follow Arielle's Custom Jewelry updates.

Arielle says, "Always I have had an interest in gemstones both for their beauty and their properties.  I've gone from collecting shale from a Pennsylvania driveway to perusing the largest gem and bead shows I can find! 

Eventually, I became attracted to gemstones in bead form.  I started making necklaces for friends and family, for birthdays and holidays, until I had so many I had to devote a whole wall to house them!

Starting a shop on Etsy was my natural first and best step.  Almost three years and over three-hundred sales later, I still devote just as much of my time to perfecting my shop, scavenging for gemstones and beads, researching fashion and the latest trends, and, of course, creating! 

Designing and making jewelry is not only my work, but a passion and joy!  Beading is meditative, and I try to incorporate that peaceful, happy energy into each and every piece. "

When asked about the challenges she faces with having a business, she says, "No one gives you a "How to Start and Run Your Business" To-Do List!  There's advertising, photography, shipping, packaging, bookkeeping, supply shopping, etc., and somewhere in there you still have to find time to create!  The hardest part is figuring out what I need to do at all times and organizing the time to do it in."

 Arielle's favorite things include the band The Flaming Lips, Thai extra-spicy food, the book Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, and photography. Her favorite way to relax is beading, and her favorite season is fall, but she says "we don't get that here in Florida!"
Arielle says the best part of her items are "Each and every single necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings at Arielle's Custom Jewelry is one of a kind!  I never repeat a work!  So when you wear my gems, you can know for sure that you are the ONLY one in the world wearing it!"

Arielle is offering all Violet's Buds fans a discount code for her Etsy shop! Enter code: VIBLOG2 at checkout for 20% off your purchase. If you make a purchase during Arielle's Custom Jewelry's featured week, you will earn 25 extra entries to the giveaway!

This week, there will be 2 giveaway prizes! One lucky fan, as chosen by, will receive a $35 credit to Arielle's Custom Jewelry's Etsy store. The fan who shares the giveaway the most, including sending referrals, will win a pair of OOAK earrings. The referrals must enter your name or email address under the "Referrals" tab for you to get credit. The earrings can be made custom for the winner, or you can choose a Ready-to-Ship pair from Arielle's Custom Jewelry's Etsy store. Each fan may earn daily entries for sharing the giveaway on social media sites. Be sure to post the links in the Rafflecopter widget each time you share so that we can verify your links.

Ready? Enter on the Rafflecopter widget below. The only mandatory entries are to like both Arielle's Custom Jewelry & Violet's Buds Facebook page. You will earn 25 extra entries for each purchase you make with Arielle's Custom Jewelry, Soulvisions, & Violet's Buds during the giveaway. The winners will be chosen on Saturday, October 6th at 8pm CDT, and the winners will have 48 hours to contact Violet's Buds or Arielle's Custom Jewelry to claim the prize.

Winner of the $35 credit is Piper S.
Winner of OOAK Earrings is Shana L.
Contact Violet's Buds or Arielle's Custom Jewelry to claim your prize within 48 hours. Congrats!

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Want to have your business featured on Violet's Buds blog? Click here to fill out the application for Featured Shop of the Week. This is a free program aimed to give fellow businesses added exposure, and to introduce our fans to your products!


  1. Looks great, Melanie! Again, thank you so much!

  2. Love this jewelry! It is so unique and beautiful!

  3. Love it all! The Christmas tree earrings are cute!

  4. These look incredible. Thank you so much for sharing. I would like to make custom jewelry in athens ga like these. Are there classes that they offer?

    1. I'm not sure, but you could contact Arielle's Custom Jewelry directly to find out.


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