I’ve always loved when jewelry is paired with a personal touch; it gives it such a sentimental feel. Well, that’s the genius behind Christina’s Tags-n-Stone, a beautiful online shop of personalized, hand-stamped tags with precious stones. She offers tags in circles, squares and my favorite — keys and hearts. And, I love that you get to choose your own stone color. Christina also wears many other hats, including mother, wife, reader and dreamer. Read on to find out the inspiration behind her shop’s launch, what’s in store for her this fall and shopping tips! xoxo
Tell me about you and your shop…
Tags-n-Stones is a collection of personalized, hand-stamped sterling silver and gold-filled tags, with precious stones. My Etsy shop, In Between Pages, has non-personalized jewelry and pieces for readers and writers alike. I’m also a young adult/new adult author with my debut releasing from Penguin Books this September. Those two creative sides of myself fit perfectly together.
What’s the inspiration behind your shop’s launch?
I like to wear simple and classic everyday silver or gold pieces. Sometimes I leave on one simple silver necklace for days — one that goes with everything. I figured others did, too. The hand-stamping make them personal.
What’s your best piece of advice for people looking for great online shopping deals?
This is not a question I can easily answer. Um, when you find out, let me know! I get sale emails from sites I subscribe to, which helps. Also, word of mouth on social media sites, maybe.
What are some ways that people can still look chic for less?
You can find what you like in magazines and then re-create the look with cheaper pieces. Chunky jewelry, scarves or great shoes always dress up a simple t-shirt and jeans.
What is your favorite piece in your shop and why?
That’s a tough one. Spring is my favorite season, so probably any one of my bird pieces. I love little birdies and being able to hand-stamp something on them makes me happy.