Thursday, August 8, 2013

Featured Designer: Eternal Girl

This week's featured designer is Eternal Girl. Julia, the owner and creator, is incredibly talented.  Each one of her unique pieces features her own hand-drawn designs.  
Not only are Julia's pieces beautiful, but they are symbolic in the henna tradition.  I had the opportunity to ask Julia a few questions about her designs and how she got started sharing her pieces with the world. 

How did you come up with the Name of your Shop?
"Puer aeternus," which is Latin for 'eternal boy,' has mythological meaning of being child-like and craving boundless freedom; being forever young in a sense. My artwork is an outlet of my inner expressions, my inner child, so to speak. Being a women and creating jewelry for women, I used the female version, puella aeterna, or eternal girl to describe my work.

Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?
Eternal Girl specializes in handmade jewelry and greeting cards. The jewelry is made of my own hand-drawn designs. Eternal Girl's designs are inspired by henna art. Each drawing features symbolic images specific to henna tradition. Available products include necklaces, rings, key chains, earrings, and open-ended greeting cards. Custom orders are also available.

What is your favorite item at the store and why?
I really like my paisley necklace design. I like to call this a "free style floral" design, where I can go beyond the constraints of a typical flower and draw free flowingly, so to speak.

How did you get started in your craft?
I've always loved to draw ever since I was little. Putting together necklaces came about unexpectedly- I just had an urge to create. A few years ago, I ordered some necklace supplies and began experimenting. I was drawing lots of henna inspired designs at the time, and that's what I ended up drawing for the pendant necklaces. After about a year of making necklaces as gifts, my friends encouraged me to sell them online. 

You can find out more about Julia and her beautiful pieces at the following:

Make sure to follow Eternal Girl for great discounts and product updates.  Julia was kind enough to offer Melvin Avenue readers 15% off of your purchase with discount code SAVE15

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