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Epheriall Designs is an amazing jewelry shop. Everything is so delicate and elegant, yet you could still wear this jewelry with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Jess has earrings, bracelets, necklaces, some beautiful sea glass items, and even some bridal items. She also has a wonderful BLOG that Jess updates on a regular basis.
How did you decide on your shop name?
'Epheriell' has been my online handle for as long as I can remember. It just seemed natural when I was starting up this jewellery business that I would call it that - it seemed to fit perfectly for me!
When did you start crafting?
Only around last September. I read a novel that inspired me to try knitting again.. and it all just snowballed from there really. When I started working with metal I found my passion :)
Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I'd love to try woodworking one day - the father of a friend of mine makes gorgeous wooden bowls - I'd love to give that a go.
What or who inspires you?
All the other awesome crafty/arty people I've met online are my biggest inspiration. Just being a part of the creative community is what keeps me going and keeps me creative.
Where do you craft?
Mostly in my study, that I share with my fiance. I have a big desk in there that I do the majority of my jewellery-making at - however I do my silversmithing in the garage, where I have a bench set up. As for other crafts - such as my new love, embroidery - I do them wherever! In bed, watching tv...
What does your space look like?
Well, the garage is a bit of a mess, but my study is becoming more lovely over time - especially as I add bits and pieces of art and all the pretty things that come in packages from other Etsians! As well as my desk, I have another table in the opposite corner, and some shelves, and this is where I store some of my crafty supplies, as well as paperwork. I also have a big cork board that I stick business cards, postcards and other bits a pieces to.
What would you love to add to it?
Oh, I'd like a whole room to myself! But then I'd get lonely :) I think more lovely things to hang on the wall and more 'organising' tools will be the next additions. My space has a tendency to get very messy very quickly, so anything that helps organisation is a bonus!
Do you have a day job?
I do indeed! I'm the manager of an after-school maths and English tuition centre. It's a great job, with awesome hours. It allows me to spend a decent amount of time on my own work, which is great.
What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
Hmmm, well, my most precious piece is probably my 'Wedding Bracelet' because I made that to wear to my upcoming wedding. My best creation has probably got to be my 'Little Square Hoops', because they've been my most popular seller! And I loved making all of my sea-glass pieces - though I haven't been doing much of that lately, as they unfortunately haven't sold very well - so as much as I love them, I have to hold off till I can afford to make more!