Hey loves! It's Friday, and why not end the week with another great giveaway!? Let me introduce to you this fabulous etsy shop (and new sponsor of Belle de Couture) DERNG! The sweet Emily from Houston, Texas is the designer/owner behind DERNG, and her designs are so girly and fun! I was instantly hooked! :) From pave link chain bracelets to chain necklaces mixed with colorful cord -- her pieces are sure to give any outfit that extra something! By the way, I cannot forget to mention that Emily's pieces are extremely affordable! What's better than fabulous jewelry? How about fabulous jewelry that's also easy on the wallet?!!
Q&A with Emily from DERNG
1.) Please tell us a little about the DERNG etsy shop.
The Derng shop is simple: Only Jewelry: Chain Link, Pops of Color, very affordable.
2.) How did you come up with the name "DERNG?"
Derng: (v.) To own it. Be your own boss. Don't let anyone run your life for you. I trademarked the word because I felt so strongly in its meaning. I live my life by Derng.
3.) How long have you been designing jewelry?
I created my first piece 15 years ago. It was a freshwater pearl necklace with a sterling heart toggle as the center piece; it remains in my jewelry box today. I remember getting compliments by adults (I was a teen) and many people asking where I purchased it! I didn't start designing jewelry again until very recently when I realized there was a demand.
4.) What inspires you to create your pieces?
My inspiration comes from regular people. I love to go to Starbucks,drink black coffee, sketch and people watch. People are so real when they think no one is watching.
5.) What are some of your favorite trends right now?
Chain link (obviously), huge rhinestones, and animal jewelry.
6.) What type of girl do you envision wearing your pieces?
A jeans and tee shirt type of girl. My favorite look is jeans, a white v-neck tee, 3-5 Derng bracelets, and The Ellington. Actually, I may go put that on right now!
7.) What's your favorite piece currently in your shop?
The Ellington is my favorite piece. Its combination of gold chain link with larger silver pave chain works well with many multiple pieces. I also love it doubled...chunky is always better!
8.) What are some of your fave jewelry designers, and fave etsy shops?
My inspiration started with Mignon Faget, a famous New Orleans jewelry designer. I also am a huge fan of Lulu Frost and Lauren Elan.
9.) If you had to leave the house in one piece of jewelry, what piece would you choose to wear?
My wedding ring...and at least 3 Derng bracelets.
10.) What makes you feel most beautiful?
You know it's funny, I'm that person that will walk out of the house with wet hair up in a twistband, workout clothes, and jewelry (3 bracelets and my wedding ring) and feel like a million bucks. It's all about attitude, hence DERNG.
11.) Any new pieces we can expect to see in your shop soon?
I have some **fun** pieces coming up in the shop. Hope you all like elephants!
Pave Link Pave Chain Link Bracelet in Silver, $27
Gold Chain Link Red Cord Necklace Talley Rouge, $19
Double Bauble Chain Link Bracelet in Gold, $23
Enter to Win "The Ellington" Necklace (valued at $33):
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Giveaway ends February 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM EST. The winner will be chosen at random via random.org. Good luck everyone! :)