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A simple, beautiful accessory can make or break your outfit. Beatriz from The pink Tree Couture has got you covered . Read on to find out where she finds her inspiration!

Please tell us a bit about yourself and one interesting fact.

Since 2017, The Pink Tree Couture has been dedicated to exquisitely handcrafting playful and feminine jewelry that embodies both timeless elegance and modern sensibility. We find inspiration at every turn, be it in a sunset, architecture or a vintage textile. Each piece is composed of luxurious semi-precious materials, emphasizing the natural stones’ brilliant colors and textures.

Where did your business idea come from?

I started creating jewelry pieces for myself and friends and it slowly grew into a “small handmade collection”

How Does your work reflect your personality and overall approach to life?

It reflects all the textures and colours I love, I’m a professional painter, and I find the artistic background plays a very important role in developing and creating each item.

What would you say has been your biggest learning curve since beginning your business?

Trying to get more involved with social media, and applying for trade shows

Where do you get inspiration for developing new products?

Traveling and from unique materials, sometimes by looking at them, it helps me develop the pieces

How long does the average item take for you to create?

Depends, sometimes could be a couple of house others could take me weeks to develop and master. Sometimes I have to do a few trials/studies before the final product is developed and perfect.

Do you have a favourite item in your store?

I adore the one of a kind couture Hairband, the fabrics are always different, the have such a vintage old Hollywood look to them! They can dress up any outfit

Can you describe your process and how long it takes to produce a piece?

It starts by looking at the stone or fabric and trying to visualize what other materials could be use together and what would be the best application

Describe your work-space and your top tools are.

I have small studio in my house, I dedicated a room to store all my tools, materials and production. Sometimes we even do product photo shoots in that same pretty room.

Do you receive many custom orders and if so, how much input do clients have?

We do! We can customize any piece, whether is by changing the materials or the size, this has been an incredible advantage, clients live to have the opportunity to create a custom piece with us.

Do you ever make anything for yourself?

All the time! It’s hard not to keep some of the pieces for myself, sometimes I make the first one as a sample for me and from that I get orders from repeated clients and during the shows.

Do you have a favourite designer? Who is it and why?

I adore vintage Dior, it’s a great inspiration for me, I love that old Hollywood/vintage look, never goes out of style!

Any advice for a new Handcrafted Maker who is setting up a shop?

Do something that gives you pleasure, when you do what you love you won’t feel like you are working! It’s a great feeling! And when you start getting clients and they live your pieces that’s even more gratifying.

What is your bestselling item? Why do you think it is the most popular?

I have a few, the faux pearl necklaces are a staple my clients love them, they use them all the time! Whether is for a special occasion or to dress up a t-shirt and jeans kind of day.

Are you managing wholesale accounts and attending markets alongside your direct sales? If so, how do you balance your work day?

I do, we have a few stores that carry my line, at the moment located in USA but I would love to work locally.

Do you have a home studio or do you work at another location?

I work mainly out of my home studio, but I have a second location that I use sometimes for storage and extra displays.

What has been the most challenging aspect of being a creative business owner?

Developing my social media information and applying and sourcing local trade shows.

Did you take classes to learn the skills you utilize or are these self taught practices of trial and error?     

It was pure trial and error, I’m very artistic and anything that’s handmade comes very easy to me.

What do you hope to accomplish in the next year? No limits! Where would you like your business to go?

I would love to attend a few trade shows in the city, specially Etsy Canada, that’s been a long time goal. I would Also like to get a couple of local stores to carry my line.

Connect with Beatriz via social media!

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/thepinktreeshop

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pinktreecouture

Instagram: www.instagram.com/pink_tree_couture

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