We are so excited to share with you one of our favorite Etsy shops, Frosted Willow. And even better - we chatted with the designer herself to learn more about her beautiful handmade jewels. We are just dying over them! And not to mention the price - mix and match the one of a kind pieces - you are sure to get compliments on your newest accessory!
"From sleek silver & gold plated jewelry to intricate, wire-wrapped pendants & earrings.
A different style for any outfit or mood. Every piece a creation of love, designed and handmade as limited editions, or as one of a kind pieces by Frosted Willow."
1.) What inspired the name, Frosted Willow?
Yes, everyone asks that question first! What happened was that, during the time that I was contemplating a name, I came across a beautiful photograph of a willow tree covered in pure white snow. It looked so peaceful and serene as if it was sprinkled on. It also reminded me so much of frosting that I thought it looked like a Frosted Willow. I just loved that combination! Now every time I hear Frosted Willow, I see that photograph in front of my inner eye.
2.) Tell us about yourself -- the artist behind the to die for jewels?
I was born in Germany and first came to the US as an AuPair for a year to perfect my English. Instead, or in addition, I met my future husband and never left. Now, we live just around the corner from Boston with our little girl – love the summer, beach and outings. I always been busy with my hands and actually amazed quite a library of materials and tools of crafts that I just have to try out. But I always came back to jewelry making since it just combines everything to me. So after getting my Degree of Fine Arts in Interior Design and working as an Interior Designer for a few years, I started to concentrated on creating jewelry and turned it into Frosted Willow.
3.) Do you have a favorite item in your shop?
I am constantly on the lookout for new findings that work well for my bangles. So I add several new items a month and with that jump from one favorite to the next. However, at the moment the silver Butterfly Wing Bangle is the one I am wearing all the time.
4.) What is up next for Frosted Willow?
After this busy holiday season, I will be working on expanding my line in the coming year. I also would like to be represented in more store throughout the US and Europe. I know how important it is to be able to see these pieces in person and be able to try them on and mix and match them right on your arm.
Frosted Willow comes boxed up & ready to give.
Ready to win one? That is right! The sweet designer is giving you a chance to start your collection by choosing any bangle of choice! Read on to enter!