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http://www.etsy.com/shop/SnobishDesign

A Little About Me
My passion behind my jewelry is to help make a women feel beautiful and confident. I believe it stems from battling insecurity issues my entire life. My battles are why the name SnobishDesign was born. When I was thinking of names for my shop, my sister made a joke that I should name it snobbish design. We laughed about it for a minute and continued brainstorming. As the days went by I couldn't get the name out of my head and kept thinking of the insecurity battles I was fighting. I thought to myself, well I am certainly not a snob but I do feel better about myself when I wear a piece of jewelry I like, even a bit sexy. When I feel better I act with more confidence. So I decided to go with the name but I chose to misspell the 'snobbish' part of SnobishDesign by only using…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 4
  • Joined October 3, 2010

Favorite materials

Gold filled, rose gold filled, sterling silver, natural precious gemstones

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SnobishDesign
Handmade Jewelry - Dainty, Bridal, and...

About

BACK TO MY SHOP:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SnobishDesign

A Little About Me
My passion behind my jewelry is to help make a women feel beautiful and confident. I believe it stems from battling insecurity issues my entire life. My battles are why the name SnobishDesign was born. When I was thinking of names for my shop, my sister made a joke that I should name it snobbish design. We laughed about it for a minute and continued brainstorming. As the days went by I couldn't get the name out of my head and kept thinking of the insecurity battles I was fighting. I thought to myself, well I am certainly not a snob but I do feel better about myself when I wear a piece of jewelry I like, even a bit sexy. When I feel better I act with more confidence. So I decided to go with the name but I chose to misspell the 'snobbish' part of SnobishDesign by only using only one b. SnobishDesign (with 1 b) represents feeling beautiful, confident, sexy and yes maybe even a tiny drop of snobbish is allowed.

Today the name SnobishDesign is a reminder to myself of all the struggles and battles I have overcome. That a dream can be achieved with a lot of hard work and motivation. That somehow, however slight, maybe I can pass on my victories to another woman that too will feel better about herself while wearing my designs. It's not a joke, it is hope.

More About Me
I am a successful Quality Assurance manager by trade in the software industry. I started making jewelry and knitting (my other passion) as a hobby but now I have a hard time doing anything else. I just want to knit and make jewelry all day, every day. Growing up I was never an artsy and/or creative person. I wanted to be, but did not have the confidence in myself. Plus it wasn't encouraged at home. I'm self taught and began getting an inkling that I may have some talent when strangers began complimenting my work when I wore it. Once friends and family realized how popular my pieces were, they went on a quest to persuade in opening a shop. For many years my insecurities had the better of me. However, In 2010 I took a deep breath and opened SnobishDesign here on Etsy. I can't explain the joy I feel when I receive all the wonderful feedback from my customers. I find it to be very therapeutic knowing I contributed to a woman feeling good about herself, no matter how small it is.

All jewelry in SnobishDesign is designed and handmade by me. I'm inspired by Dainty, Personalized pieces and Elegant Bridal designs. I only use high quality, high end material such as sterling silver, gold and gold filled metals, and genuine high quality precious gems. I love purchasing my materials from other shops on Etsy.

Thank you to all my customers for making my dream a reality.

Irina

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