It's Time!

Posted by Studio222 Photography | 2:22 PM | | 19 comments » | Share on Facebook

Welcome dear friends to the official start of our week-long launch party! (Cue the party music!) I'm so glad you are joining us! Today's giveaway is the perfect way to kick off our week! Here we go...

Angela runs one of my absolute favorite Etsy shops. Her gorgeous hair pieces and jewelry are completely inspired and one-of-a-kind. I've never seen anything like them! The first time I came across her website, I knew I'd found something special. I could close my eyes and envision the delicately jeweled hair vines winding down from the crest of my head and sparkling in the setting sunlight. I've drooled over them for years and I felt so completely blessed when Angela offered not just a trinket to give away to one person, but a discount for every blog reader that wants one! Take a moment to go shop through her amazing works of art, then come back here and tell me which piece is your favorite (in a comment) and read more about her and how you can get your discount!

Angela was gracious enough to let us know a little bit more about her. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and join in on the conversaion...

Name: Angela Hurtado

Location: San José, Costa Rica.

Shop: Pavoreal

What led you to starting your own Etsy shop? I wanted my products to have more international exposure. Etsy brings me a lot of traffic from people all over the world. My favorite part is the possibility of creating custom orders to fit a bride's style and personality.

Have you always been a creative person? I guess so! I always loved doing carfty things as a child, and my parents gave me books, materials and guidance for me to try different things, both artistic and scientific. I studied fine arts at college and it gave me a great foundation for design, color and composition in my jewelry work.

From what and where do you draw inspiration? I love the tropical colors you can find in Costa Rica. My bridal jewelry is inspired in nature, but in a very abstract way. I love to work with bright colors that remind me of the sea, flowers and leaves.

What's your Starbucks order? No Starbucks where I live! But I do love coffee, especially capuccinos with a sprinkle of cocoa.

As far as weddings go, what is your favorite trend? I like the greco-roman dresses, which can be subtle and very stylish. Those dresses can be the perfect backdrop for a stunning headpiece (that's what I wore for my own wedding!)

Other than your own, what are your two favorite Etsy shops? I really love Her wedding stationery is so original and beautifully crafted. has gorgeous prints from her watercolor paintings, little splashes of color in the shape of a girl's dress.

Angela also creates custom orders, so if you are a style savvy bride and have a very specific request, don't hesitate to ask her about it and let her create something completely beautiful and unique for you!

Thank you Angela, for your beautiful work and for taking the time to share a little about yourself with us today!

*The discount code is valid once per person, per order, through January 31, 2009. After your purchase, please wait for a revised invoice reflecting the discount before paying.


  1. Anonymous // December 9, 2008 at 7:23 PM  

    I LOVE the Champagne Flower comb! Oh my stars, I'm gonna have to add it to my Christmas list!

  2. Dustin Izatt // December 9, 2008 at 7:23 PM  

    These are simply gorgeous!
    -Tiffany Izatt

  3. Dustin Izatt // December 9, 2008 at 7:28 PM  

    The frozen drop earrings have to be my favorite. What gorgeous stuff! Very talented.

  4. Kim Stafford // December 9, 2008 at 7:35 PM  

    Wow! everything is so beautiful!... but I will have to agree, the frozen drop earrings are my favorite as well!

  5. Anonymous // December 9, 2008 at 7:38 PM  

    Oh my gosh, I think the White Cherry Tiara is my favorite! I think that would go wonderfully at my wedding, I'm definitely bookmarking that shop for when it comes time to purchase my accessories!!

  6. carogonza // December 9, 2008 at 7:58 PM  

    I love the Jade Crystal Necklace, so beautiful

  7. Mrs. LC // December 9, 2008 at 9:44 PM  

    Oh wow, her work is so beautiful! I wish I could create beautiful jewelery/ hair accessories like that!

  8. Anonymous // December 9, 2008 at 9:59 PM  

    Contratulations!!!!! Love it all!!! Momma

  9. heather ratcliff // December 9, 2008 at 11:29 PM  

    loving on the shoreline hairwrap, even though i definitely don't have enough hair for it! great find. don't you love etsy?

  10. Anonymous // December 10, 2008 at 8:08 AM  

    Oh the frozen drop earrings aremy favorite followed by the Orchid hairpin set... Woo Hoo....

  11. Mrs. LC // December 10, 2008 at 10:43 AM  

    OK I wanted to go look again at the frozen drop earrings that apparently everyone loves so much, and they are beautiful! I really love the Cascada Azul earrings though. Gorgeous!

  12. Lemongrass Photography // December 10, 2008 at 10:59 AM  

    can't wait to see your new website! love love love the Tropical Ikebana Hairpins... I want to get married again so I can wear those in my hair.

  13. ohana photographers-david and kimi // December 10, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

    beautiful simply beautiful jewelry!!

  14. Shel // December 10, 2008 at 1:59 PM  

    The Shoreline Hairwrap is stunning! It would look gorgeous wrapped in my braid!

    shel704 at aol dot com

  15. Andrea // December 10, 2008 at 10:23 PM  

    Wow, so hard to choose one! I love Cocoa belle! Thank you so much for introducing me to such a talented designer!

  16. Dustin Izatt // December 11, 2008 at 12:32 PM  

    dustin at dustinizatt dot com

  17. Tiffany Izatt // December 12, 2008 at 12:16 AM  

    The frozen drop earrings, and ALL of the tiaras!!
    tiffanyizatt at yahoo dot com

  18. ohana photographers-david and kimi // December 12, 2008 at 3:45 PM  

    i like the frozen drop earrings very purty.

  19. Rachael Earl // December 14, 2008 at 5:20 PM  

    I love the hairpins, especially the wildflower ones, and they're very reasonable! I think they could really dress up an updo!