Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bohemian Boutique

My name is Jenny Collins. I have a shop on Etsy called Bohemian Boutique. The url is joined Etsy in 2007, but I just watched everything for a long time, I didn't actually set up my store until the end of October 2008. For about a year and a half, I owned an art gallery with my brother, who is a photographer. We sold mostly digital art, but I sold my jewelry there, too. When I closed my gallery, I opened my Etsy shop.I am a jewelry nut. I have loved jewelry since I was a very little girl. I used to sit and draw pictures of matching sets of jewelry....thought I was brilliant! I couldn't draw a thing, so they didn't look so hot. But the jewelry design aspect of it has always been there.The thing that is sets me apart from other shops and jewelry designers is probably my materials. I see jewelry in some very odd things. I like to use junk of all sorts. I recreate pieces from old jewelry. I have so much old junk jewelry you could not believe it. I don't like to make or wear anything that looks like there could be two of them anywhere. I also make home items, I just don't have them in my shop yet. I am starting to upcycle and redesign old purses and clothing. I find that lots and lots of fun. I will have that in my shop soon.One of my favorite pieces of jewelry in my shop right now is a necklace I made from a part from our old dvd player. It is very cool. second favorite piece is a necklace made from a washer and ball chain from the hardware store. It is first, I tried to look all uniform in pictures like some of the Etsy shops, but that is really not me, so I just did what I wanted to do.I think when you look at my Etsy shop, it doesn't look like anyone elses. A few of my things look like I went to the bead store for supplies, but not many.I have only had one sale, so I can't talk too much about customer service. But when I did make that sale, my computer had crashed and was down for about three days. When I discovered that I had made a sale and she had contacted me about three days prior, I about had a heart attack. I got the package ready that second and took it to the post office. I emailed her at least three times to explain the situation and that I had mailed the package. She was a great first customer! I learned a lot from that.Well, enough about me. Check out my shop! My blog is


  1. wow! this work is beautiful! very beautiful indeed!

  2. Congratulations on your jewellery using unique many sellers...even on etsy...churn out the same stuff over and over...yours really are works of art..

  3. Thanks so much for featuring me on your blog. I am sincerely thankful.

    Thanks for the kind words of encouragement from everyone.

    Much Love!

  4. It was a joy to feature this shop as I love the idea of using everyday things in jewelry. I really hope you do great. Lori