The first thing I noticed when I met the lovely Miss Tina last month at our very first HBW Happy Hour in NYC were her earrings! She had these cute sparkly dangles on her ears and shared with us that not only does she make her own earrings, but she also sells them on Etsy. Tina’s Etsy shop, Miss T Design, boasts a collection of handmade earrings that are beautifully simple yet delicately glamorous. I don’t own or buy a lot of clothing, so I often depend on jewelry to complement my outfits and enhance my minimalist fashion sense. And Tina’s earrings are just my style!
I loved meeting Tina and learning more about her jewelry design business, so I decided this would be a great opportunity to showcase her work AND give our HBW community a chance to win some free goodies! Meet Tina below and find out how you can win a pair of her pretty earrings…
Meet Tina of Miss T Designs
Hello, I am Tina, founder of Miss T Design shop on Etsy and natural hair vlogger on YouTube. A nurse and graduate student by day, by night I throw my feet up and indulge in the creativity that is jewelry making. I seek to make pieces that compliment my personality: simple yet delicate and vibrant!
How did you start your Etsy shop?
Oddly enough, my decision to start making jewelry started with my decision to stop relaxing my hair. Weird, I know! My success at managing my natural hair awakened a certain creativity I never knew I had. I felt like I could do anything. I was looking at these cute earrings priced at $15 once and thought to myself “Really? I can make that!” And that is how the journey started.
I am completely self-taught. I would talk to boutique owners and street vendors and spend hours in the Bead district in NY inspired by everything around me. I started making my own earrings and soon requests were pouring in from friends and family to make them something.
Having shopped on Etsy for quite sometime, and with encouragement from my family, opening my Etsy shop simply seemed like a natural choice. I opened the shop July 2011.
What is your favorite piece in your Etsy shop right now?
My favorite piece is probably Twisted Two – Turquoise. It is one of those classic pieces that brightens and compliments any outfit. If you ever watch any of my youtube videos you might notice me wearing those on the regular. I also love the Tassle Me collection, especially in Fire Red.
What are your future plans for your jewelry business?
Opening Miss T Design has been very rewarding in several ways and I would love to explore the possibilities further. My hope is to take a few more jewelry-making classes and hone in my skills and continue to make even more beautiful pieces to adorn the simple, but charming fashionable woman. More designs to come soon!
Thank you Rosetta. It is an honor to sponsor this giveaway.
How to Enter the Giveaway
Enter using the widget below. If you’re reading this via email and can’t see the widget, click here. To enter, you will have LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST to answer the question: “Which pair of earrings would you choose and where would you wear them to?” For additional entries, readers will be able to follow me on Twitter and/or subscribe to Miss Tina”s Youtube channel.
The giveaway will be open through midnight EST on Friday, November 2, 2012. The winner will be chosen at random and announced by midnight EST on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Huge thanks to Tina for sponsoring our first HBW giveaway and good luck!