Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Etsy Love: Inez Designs + Giveaway

Jewelry is definitely one of my favorite ways to play up an outfit.  Even the most simpliest of outfits (the white tee and jeans combo), can be glammed up with a bold necklace, whimsical bracelet, or a striking ring. 

Inez Designs has just that - pieces that will definitely make an ordinary outfit... extraoridnary!  Inez has a collection of whimsical pieces with a sprinkle of edge.  I love how her designs are sweet, but not too sweet.  Let's get to know Inez a little better.

Meet the artist
-Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Inez Tan and I am from Singapore, a land of sunshine!  I started this new exciting journey, six months before I quit my job. I’ve always been fascinated by the darker side of beauty and I just love working with metallic colors, chains, vintage fabric and charms. My designs are edgy, modern and unique.

-What is the mission statement behind Inez Designs?
Inez Designs mission statement is to create new fashion and unique experiences for people.

-What inspires you?
I am inspired by so many things! Fashion, films, books, art, music, popular culture, and so forth. It can also be the fluffy clouds in the skies or beautiful and whimsical creatures.

-If you could give one piece of advice about accessories, what would it be?
Be bold and dare to be adventurous! If you are wearing jeans and a simple white top, just funk it up with layers of necklace of a statement piece! It will change your entire look and make your day special.

-If you could design a piece of jewelry for a celebrity, who would it be and why?
I would design for Erin Wasson. She is someone with great style and personality. I love her designs for fashion label RVCA too. It is simple yet with a rock and roll laid-back attitude. I share the same sort of philosophy. I imagine her being the model of my jewelry.

-What is your point of view on creativity and all things hand-made?
Handmade items are special. They are not mass-produced and each piece is different thus adding more character and personality. I feel that there is extra love and care involved in something handmade. I love the imperfections of things handmade.

Inez was also kind enough to design a something just for me.  It's simple, a little dark, and totally wearable.  I absolutely love it.  Thank you Inez for being so sweet and generous!  I'll definitely be wearing it a lot this summer. :)

Inez is also offering one of my readers the chance to win one of her lovely designs. 
The Multi Feather leaves charm bracelet. 

Giveaway rules:
1.  Leave your name and email address.
2.  Must be a follower of my blog.
3.  Visit Inez Designs here and tell me what your favorite item is.
4.  Blog about this giveaway or place the giveaway in your blog's sidebar (+ 1 additional entry)

Giveaway ends Monday, 5/31/10 - 11:59pm (HST).  Open to everyone.
***This giveaway is now closed***

Love, S


FashionJazz said...

Hey hun! Hope you have been well, this is a stunning give away!! xxx

Jessica said...

Oh wow. I'd love to win the bracelet - I'm already dreaming up outfits. Her bib necklaces are amazing too. And everything is so affordable!

I'm a follower!

jessicahamm at gmail dot com

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous pieces and interview!
Fab giveaway!


Lisa - Respect the Shoes said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway - I'm in.


The cat and ribbon necklace is adorable, and I love those big chunky bib necklaces.

Sandy a la Mode said...

awww the Cloud and Rain necklace is soo whimsical and cute! thanks for a chance to win sharon! of course you know i follow your blog!

and you know what? we're totally bloggy twins b/c i have a giveaway on my blog too today!


v [ hobovogue ] said...

so hard to choose :[
love the brass dagger with spikes and leaves...
AND the leaves and cross necklace. :) i can see these going so well with a casual tee, ripped up denim shorts... studded.. and some chunky wedges/boots . so picture perfect!!! <3



Lucia said...

I love giveaways! It was so hard to pick one thing but my favorite is the Retro Poppy Bib Necklace :)


Leenda said...

Wow! The necklace Inez designed for you is so pretty! I looked at the Inez etsy store and there are so many pretty stuff! My absolute favorite would be the Cloud and Rain Necklace, but I like a lot of the smaller necklaces too. (My Birdie Rose Necklace, Origami Plane Charm Necklace, Lariat Leaf Necklace, and etc...) I like them all! lol!

My e-mail:

Cara said...

Cara!! Enter me :D :D
my email is

She has INCREDIBLE skill. wow. my favorite item has got to be, the origami plane charm necklace! AH so cute.

Jen said...

you look so gorgeous in that lace top! adorable as always :) as for the jewelry, it's stunning! i'm torn between the black studded bib necklace and the cloud and rain necklace. crossing my fingers! <3

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the charm bracelet. I neeeeed it.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

S + Y said...

Love the jewelry!!! They look so cute and delicate on you. They're all fab, but my fave would have to be the Cat and Ribbon necklace, just because I love ribbons so much!



Evaaaa :) said...

Love it ! I'm a follower && i LOVE the Ribbons Bracelet :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Love it! And honestly, I love the feather necklace that's up for grabs!

kampiscines said...


I follow using bloglovin'!

Small Burst said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for letting me know about this giveaway. I adore the cloud and rain necklace. I'm already a follower :)

flora said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the Alice key necklace. And I love Hawaii and your dog by the way! I just became a follower.

Tiffany said...

ooh, I love finding new etsy sellers and I LOVE this one! her designs are so great. I'm kinda in love with them all but I do adore the Black Studded Rhineston Bib Necklace a lot!

Dawn said...

I love the adorable pictures of your dog on your sidebar! You have such a fun blog here. :)
My favorite jewelry was the black bib necklace. All of it was gorgeous though! I put this giveaway on my shared items list on the sidebar of my blog and happily became a follower.

Rachel said...

What an adorable shop!! I love the My Birdie Rose Necklace.

Fallon said...

HI, thanks for visiting me =)

What a great giveaway. My favorite item from her shop is the Lariat Leaf Necklace. Should I be the lucky winner You can contact me at m0rrissey[at]myway[dot]com thanks!

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

this is an awesome giveaway!

i really like the cloud and rain necklace..
reminds me of the doodles i used to make of clouds raining with shooting stars..

hope i win!
♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

eunice said...

wow everything in her shop is beautiful! i love the retro poppy bead necklace!!

thanks for this giveaway darling! :)

.sabo skirt. said...

loving the necklace =) fabulous

xx .sabo skirt.

Fashion By He said...

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Rena said...

My favorite item would have to be the "Black Studded Rhinestone Bib Necklace"!


<33 Rena

Maeko said...

As you know, I follow you, but I blog under a different place than blogspot.

I love this necklac: Gold & Black rope necklace.

Email: maeko_is[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maeko said...

Also added an item in my sidebar. Check it out!

It's my new style site.

Annie said...

I follow you! I love the rain and cloud necklace! thanks for the great giveaway.

jen said...

Hey Sharon! Sweet, she's from Singapore! My bf's hometown :) Anyway, her work is absolutely beautiful. Equally great for dressing up a casual outfit or for going out! The bib rhinestone necklace really caught my eye.

Anyway, I'd love to get the word out and put the giveaway link on my blog but could you let me know how to do it (how to put in the link or anything)? Hehe sorry for the hassle.

Send me an e-mail about it if you can. Thanks Sharon!


KANI said...

i have many relatives who are singaporean!! :D (completely irrelevant)

my fave is Anchor Nautical Multi charm necklace :D :D

Sarah M said...

name: sarah

follwing ur blog

and im in love with the
Blue Rhinestone Bib Necklace
from the collection! :)

great interview!

A.Co said...

Saaaaaaa-weet give-away, Sharon & Inez!

My favourite item is the black & gold rope knotted statement necklace - wow.

The give-away necklace is AWESOME too - how generous!

You KNOW I'm a follower!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Dina's Days said...

Wow, beautiful beautiful items she has in her etsy store. I had a hard time deciding. I love the My Birdie Rose necklace.

This charm bracelet is just lovely. Please count me in!

kampiscines said...

I forgot to mention the item I like from the site in my comment up above! It's the Vintage Anchor Gold Plated Necklace. and again, I follow on bloglovin!

The Starving Stylist said...


Peter Ty Hoang, :)

But anyways, my favorite pieces are probably the crystals and feathers necklace and the black leaf stud cuff. Very androgynous looking pieces and very well priced.

Mrs. Julius said...

It's Yean!
my fav is the camera necklace! i love it! :)

jozen said...

you know i am a follower!!


My favorite item from her shop is the Lariat Leaf Necklace

DiamondsandTulle said...

Of course I'm a follower luv! My fave item has got to be the Black Studded Rhinestone Bib Necklace!

xx Vivian @


its simple love said...

Adorable. I am a follower! And I love the Retro Poppy Bib Necklace. Gorgeous isn't it?