|These owl necklaces are my favorite!|
My name is Colleen Chan and I currently reside in the beautiful city of Melbourne, in Australia. I have always had a passion for jewelry since I was a little kid. It was uncommon for me to be without any form of jewelry or accessory, but because I was little and penniless I would rummage through my Mother's jewelry box and I could literally spend hours just sitting there and admiring all the pretty little things in there--sometimes pieces went missing but my Mother would then know where to find them ;)
|Mini Moustaches | Wooden Hearts | Floral Studs|
This love for jewelry translated all the way into University, where I finally discovered my individuality. I started to become bored of all the mass-produced, similar-looking jewelry and accessories in stores and one day, as I sat in my ever-growing pile of jewelry and accessories, a thought came to my mind that I could actually alter some of these pieces to suit my own taste! And lo and behold, I found a pair of pliers from my Dad's toolbox and started adjusting necklace lengths and taking out some charms and even adding them onto a different necklace.
|Tribal Necklace | Purple Czech Beads | Elk Necklace|
I took a further step and experimented with new creations and not long later, started making jewelry from scratch and giving them to friends as gifts. They loved what I made and I was very happy. One day, a good friend of mine casually mentioned that I could be selling my creations, but the idea soon evaporated because I didn't have the confidence to plunge in and take the risk. However, this burning desire to grow my passion remained deep within the recesses of my heart...Up until I had to pay off a loan and was desperate for the money.
In 2010, I started off small on Etsy, the online handmade marketplace, and sales quickly hit off! I was in disbelief for a while and struggled to cope with the shock (and the incoming orders too - as I was a full-time student at the time and had zero experience with handling online orders). After awhile, it settled in and I have been happily creating ever since. I've moved on from Etsy, and setting up this website is my new adventure. I honestly can't wait to know what is in store for me (genuine excitement here!)!
Thank you for taking the time to read my long story, and I hope you find something in my store that you like!
|Mini Brass Bow Earrings|
Isn't Colleen's shop adorable? I love how everything is very reasonably priced...with free shipping Worldwide! I hate thinking I'm getting a good deal, only to find out shipping is super expensive. But her jewelry is cute, affordable and free to ship! Today Colleen is giving you lovely readers a chance to win the sweet little bow earrings pictured above. Make sure to enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. You must be a follower of Modern Modest Beauty to be eligible. The giveaway will be open until 9/1 and is open to readers Worldwide! Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway