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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Introducing my Etsy Jewelry Shop!


*drum roll*


Okay, so I don't know if it's exactly drum roll worthy or anything, but I just wanted to tell you guys that I finally opened my Etsy shop!

It's been in the works since December of last year so I'm really excited that I've actually done it. I absolutely love making things and being creative and since last August this blog has really been my creative outlet. I felt like I wanted to take it to the next level and make tangible things that I could hold (or wear in this case ;) and know that I actually made it! 

So what is Iris Coterie Designs and who is Iris Coterie?

The idea behind my little shop is lightweight, easy to wear, easy to mix, match and stack jewelry and headbands. I wanted everything to be fun and slightly edgy so you can style these pieces no matter where your personal style falls on the spectrum. 
As far as Iris Coterie, it's not a who, but a what (that line totally just made me want to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Iris Coterie is a couple of ideas that I felt a connection with...I'll explain. First off, my mom considered naming me Iris, so that name as always been in the back of my mind, but more importantly, I used the name Iris in my shop name because of its meaning in relation to film.  You guys know that I have a degree in film and one thing you learn very early on in film school is what the iris of the camera is and how it operates. Basically, the iris is what controls the amount of light you're letting in the lens. The iris opens and closes and the more open it is, the more light you're letting in, the smaller the opening and the less light you're letting in. Even though it's slightly cheesy ,I've found this to be a great metaphor for life- the more positivity and "light" you let into your life, the brighter and happier it will be and the same is true vice versa. 
A coterie is a group of people with common interests or tastes and I thought that was so fitting for our fun blogging community :)

And there you have it!
Last but not least, please come by and check out my shop and follow my ICD twitter and Instagram pages! I have quite a few more things to add to my shop and my Twitter and Instagram pages are in the early stages so I'd love to see you guys over there! Links are below and in the sidebar :)

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  1. Congrats girl! I can't wait to check it out!

    1. Thanks, Carly! I hope you like it when you do! :)

  2. Well done on launching your shop! I absolutely love the vintage inspired gold and white bracelet, it's so pretty!


    1. Thanks so much! That's my sisters favorite too :)

  3. Congrats on the Etsy shop, that is such a huge accomplishment! I wish you lots of success!

    1. Thanks, girlie! It's been fun having another little hobby.

  4. omg this is so exciting! It's such a huge accomplishment! I love the inspiration behind the name! It's so cute :D
    Modern Beauty Girl

    1. Thanks, Sisi! It's been fun so far, I'm excited to keep it up! :)


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