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Featured WedEclectic Shop — ClayBouquetShop!

Continuing our feature of the winner for each month’s Team Treasury Challenge, here is our second interview: held with Jennifer from ClayBouquetShop!  (Jennifer’s winning treasury for October can be seen here.  To vote on November’s treasury challenge see this post!)


BlueHead

How did you start your shop? 

I didn’t know it at the time, but preparing for our DIY wedding laid the groundwork for my Etsy shop. I didn’t seriously consider continuing the creative work I was doing until after being strongly encouraged by every one of our wedding vendors to create bouquets and accessories for other brides! I started creating items for my shop the day after we arrived home from our honeymoon. : )

RedOrange
How did you come up with your shop name?

Since I made the wedding bouquets and boutonnieres out of clay flowers, and I thought that the shop would be comprised mainly of those creations, I named it “Clay Bouquet Shop.” Little did I know that it would grow to include brooch, beaded and feather bouquets, sashes, hair accessories, and jewelry. : )

BlackWhiteBout

Tell us about some of your favourite items in the shop.

I love to make clay bouquets, but have to limit the number of contracts I take on due to the time it takes to make the flowers by hand after my full time job. My husband brags about them to others whenever given the chance, which I find quite funny as he protested quite vehemently (for months) when I told him I didn’t want to carry fresh flowers. He finally changed his mind when he saw them arranged, the weekend before our wedding. And he’s even commented that the fresh bridal bouquets he has seen at recent weddings don’t look as good as the ones I make, as they tend to be a bit wilted by the time wedding party pictures are taken.

I also love the brooch bouquets that I have designed for brides…and if we ever renew our vows (which he brings up all the time…and we just celebrated our 3rd anniversary : ) I’m making one for myself!

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And I have a few favorite sets…

The Amanda, bridal sashheadband, and earrings:

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The Colette, bridal sash, headband, bracelet, and earrings:

Collette

What inspires you?

The brides I work with, one on one…their themes and details provide a framework for their bouquets. : )

PeacockBride

What is your favorite wedding trend (now or past)?

I really enjoy seeing weddings that incorporate the bride and groom’s passions and favorite things. It becomes less of a traditional cookie-cutter wedding and more of a unique celebration of the couple’s lives coming together.

SilverBroochBouquet

Given the opportunity, which celebrity would you like to see wearing your designs?

I am tickled pink whenever I see photos of brides wearing or carrying my creations, so I would love if any public figure wore or carried anything I made for them!

The Vivian, crystal headpiece and earrings:

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What is your unicorn – that is, what is an object or skill that has eluded you so far?

If time is an object…I wish I had enough time to fill my current orders, maintain my life/home/business and to accept last minute orders. I’ve had to turn away a number of brides this year due to my busy production schedule, and wish that I could help every bride that contacts me. (I’m currently booked through March of 2013 for bouquets.)

BlueRoseBouquet

What do you think the future holds for you / your shop?

We’re moving early next year, and my plan is to have a devoted room for my shop…and I look forward to be able to display my creations and have a bright, spacious room to work in!

Poppy

November Treasury Challenge

Time to vote on your favorite treasury, and it’s not going to be easy. There are some great collections entered this month. Each one featuring Octobers Winner’s: Clay Bouquet Shop, and Artisan Maskers.

November Treasury Challenge

Please vote for your favorite collection here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/7H3G3VM.

Voting ends at midnight on December 9th EST, and the winner will be posted on 12-10-2012.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)

 

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October Treasury Challenge

The Wed Eclectic team held it’s first treasury challenge in October, and it’s time to vote for a winner. The theme was Goosebumps and Curdled Blood.

October Treasury Challenge

Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XB9JNQ6.

The winner will be posted on 11-11-2012.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)

>Etsy Treasury Giveaway Winner

>During April the Offbeat Etsy Wedding Team hosted a huge giveaway. This treasury was curated with 16 wedding items from members of our team.

I am here to announce our winner……..and it is….

NonlinearDynamics!!!

Congratulations from all of us!

We asked that each person who entered pick their favorite shop in the treasury. Nonlinear chose Artisanmaskers as her favorite. Amanda and her family and friends at Artisanmaskers create beautiful one of a kind hand-made masks for your special occasion.

A great big THANK YOU to all who entered. Visit our blog regularly for month giveaway’s and unique ideas for your offbeat wedding!

Michaelann
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