Friday, April 3, 2009

April Featured Seller and Giveaway!

This month I will be featuring a wonderful Etsy seller from EllaScottJewels
Janet is a fabulous crafter on Etsy. She creates the most beautiful and unique jewelry!

I asked Janet when she began crafting and she said, "I got started crafting when I was younger but didn't do it much while I was in college. Once I became engaged though I was a crafting nut and even made my bridesmaids jewelry. Then this past year I made bouquet crystals and the jewelry for my brother and sister-in-laws wedding and since then there is just no stopping me." She loves working with semi-precious stones because you will never find the same two stones and that adds character to all that she does. She says, "Most of my current work uses stone and I just love the pops of color throughout my shop."

Janet bases her business out of her home in Richmond, Virginia where she is raising two year old twins. She found Etsy by chance a little over a year ago. When she decided to start her business she looked into a bunch of different avenues but kept coming back to Etsy because it was the best fit for her. She says, "I have been on Etsy since October 08. I actually opened my shop one day before my 30th birthday and it is the best present I ever gave myself."

I asked Janet if she wear her own work and she said, "I absolutely wear my own work and love it! Most of the time when I make a piece I wish that I would have bought extra to make one for myself."

"My favorite crafting tip has got to be practice makes perfect. Looking back on some of the older stuff I did I am so glad that I continue to create new things all the time. My work has definitely come full circle and without any formal training I know it is just from constantly getting in there and getting my hands dirty.", Janet says.

Janet has two favorite supply stores. One is local, Fandangle Beads, and no matter how many times she goes there, she always seems to find new treasures. Her second favorite supplier is a national chain, Fire Mountain Gems. She loves the great discounts she gets from them and she buys all her silver and copper there.

Janet says she is most inspired by her children. "You can see there playful nature in a lot of my pieces. Second would have to be nature. Spring has certainly given a lot to work with. Lastly would be fashion. I try to keep up with the trends so that there is something out there for everyone."

Ella Scott Jewels also does custom work. If you have an idea in mind just ask!!

April's Giveaway will be these Blueberries and Cream Earrings crafted by EllaScottJewels!

Beautiful blue candy jade stones are suspended from hammered sterling silver ovals and sterling silver earwires. These little beauties measure in at approximately 2 inches from the top of the earwire.

Blueberries and Cream come packaged ready to give as a gift or to keep all to yourself!

To enter, just visit EllaScottJewels shop and leave a comment below as to what you favorite piece is.

Additional ways to enter:
Become a follower of my blog in the month of April.
Become a fan of my Facebook Page in the month of April.

The winner will be picked on May 1st!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Destashing Supplies

I have gone through my fabrics and have started listing fabrics on my Etsy site. Check in and grab a deal or two!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Binky Clip Giveaway Winner

Barbara Gajewski with BarbaraCrochetStudio of New York is the winner of the March Binky Clip Giveaway!

Congratulations to Barbara! Keep watching for our April Giveaway!