TraverseShop

Globally Inspired Jewelry and Travel Photography

Cologne, Germany On Etsy since 2011

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TraverseShop

Globally Inspired Jewelry and Travel Photography

Cologne, Germany | 309 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Traverse Shop! This is my little collection of global gifts. Many of my beads, pendants and inspiration come from my travels around the US and the world. We live on a beautiful planet with so much creativity, and I want to share my adventures with you. Please enjoy my global inspired gifts!

If you want to stay connected, you are welcome to follow my travels and journey on my related blog at www.traverse-blog.com/.

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Last updated on Jun 18, 2017

Welcome to Traverse Shop! This is my little collection of global gifts. Many of my beads, pendants and inspiration come from my travels around the US and the world. We live on a beautiful planet with so much creativity, and I want to share my adventures with you. Please enjoy my global inspired gifts!

If you want to stay connected, you are welcome to follow my travels and journey on my related blog at www.traverse-blog.com/.

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    About TraverseShop

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    On Etsy since 2011

    Travel is what inspires all

    I first traveled abroad when I was 12 years old and my family moved to Holland. Ever since then, traveling has been the passion of my life. To me, being in a foreign place and learning about new ways of life opens your eyes to everything. New smells, food, people, architecture, lifestyles. Everything. I would not be the person I am today without all of my travel experiences. It completely changed my value system.

    Whenever I travel, it is such a sensory experience for me. I am one of those people who just does everything with their eyes wide open. I try and take it all in, through whatever senses I can. I journal, I observe, I participate, I talk. I try to be as engaged and active as I can when I am in a new place.

    After a 12 country around-the-world semester, I was inspired to open this shop. I had always enjoyed jewelry making, but after seeing so many parts of the world, I realized the need for sharing my inspirations with the Etsy world. Handmade creations carry an important story and heritage that you can't get from Target or Walmart. And seeing authentic designs from other countries is a unique way to share the beauty of the world with others.

    Some of my pieces are very literal in their inspiration, be it a pendant I bought abroad or a very traditional pattern/technique. Others are more modern or abstract. Even if it just a small detail or the color, my designs are all inspired by my experiences in new places.

    Now whenever I travel, I visit many craft markets and speak with artisans about their techniques and materials. Even if its within the US, there are so many amazing people out there doing great things. Cross cultural communication and sharing of practices is a great way to get new inspiration and learn from other cultures.

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    • Megan

      Owner, Maker, Designer

      I am a fearless, outgoing, travel lover that is constantly inspired by the people, colors, textures and crafts of countries around the world. At 45 countries and counting, I am always looking for a new adventure and love to meet new people!

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