I had the chance to interview Chita from DefiantRelics
Location: Tucson AZ
Name of shop: DefiantRelics
How'd you come up with the name of your shop: My inspiration for the name comes from how people tend to put their energy into items they leave behind when they leave this plane and their spirit enters the next phase & how defiantly that energy refuses to leave the item, an item could be anything from a house they lived in to a piece of jewelry they wore everyday.. It amazes me how one leaves their trail behind even when physically gone.. My desire is to make jewelry that inspires & helps heal while living a full life..
How long has your shop been open: I just reopened 1 week ago.
What gave you the idea about opening an etsy shop: I started out making Jewelry at a very young age (high school) for friends, family and myself. People started asking me if I sold it and that's where it all began..
Is this a hobby of your or do you do this full time?: I consider myself blessed to be able to do a hobby I love full time :-)
What kind of items do you sell in your shop: I sell jewelry for men & women, mostly steampunk, boho, gypsy & goth styles but I do make custom jewelry as well for bridal & special events.
Your favorite item that you sell: Steampunk angels are always a favorite! I have a style that is a bit on the dark side as well and people seem to really enjoy it.. A light worker who also works with my shadow side.. Balance in life is important
Something you want to happen to your shop in the future: I hope for it to be successful of course but what's more important to me is to be able to give people a piece of jewelry that they will cherish & love and bring them happiness & healing!
Do you have any plans for your shop products in the future: Yes most definitely!
If so what: I'll be adding more of my signature styles and I have a few surprises along the way!
What is something you want your future customers to know about your shop: I put a lot of detail in everything I make and I also have customers who ask me to bless item for them which I love to do! I also love custom requests, it challenges me to new ideas!
My favorite item that is featured in this shop is this adorable elephant bracelet!
This is definitely my style and I love how it has elephants on it, so cute!
I have never seen a bracelet quite like this before!
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