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!

34 comments:

  1. I love her shop! The Clementine earrings are my favorite. :)

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  2. The strawberry kiwi earrings are my favorite. Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  3. I love the strawberry Kiwi earrings. they are fabulous! These blueberries and creams are great too! I am a follower now and I will post this to my blog as well. :)

    BTW Hey Cindy!! It's Krystal. I am WarmFuzzies on blogspot. I saw your post on facebook and so thrilled to see you have a blogspot too. :)

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  4. Oh I love this
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22421965
    The colors are awesome :o)

    And I'm now following you!

    THANKS! :)
    LuvToSparkLe@me.com

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  5. Oh the Dainty Lavender Earrings are beautiful.

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  6. I love the Sky Earrings.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23205416

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  7. I am loving the blueberry and the strawberry kiwi!

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  8. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22056472

    this is my favorite piece, I just love the colors

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  9. Love the Turquoise and Ice Flake necklace from the Copper collection.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22056756

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. i love luscious Lemon-Lime Necklace

    nicolemarielum @gmail.com

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  11. ****EXCLUSIVE OFFER**** Now through the end of April for CJ's Fine Designs Blog readers only -take 15% off your order placed in my shop, Ella Scott Jewels. Contact me for a revised listing or enter code "BLOGCJ" at checkout in note to seller and I will refund you through paypal.

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  12. I love these earrings from your etsy shop:)

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22319444

    The colors are great.. I can see myself wearing them often! You have a lot of beautiful, colorful items in your store!

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  13. I love the Sky earrings. The colors are perfect for me. Great jewelry overall. I envy your skills!

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  14. I love the strawberry kiwi earrings! =)

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  15. Just love those. Here is my comment!

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  16. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21950339 love these earrings, never seen anything like these beads. I've just become a follower too :-)

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  17. It's a toss up between the Red Fire Agate Necklace, and the Luscious Lemon-Lime Necklace. Both stunning!

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  18. I just adore Janet at Ella Scott Jewels. My favorites are all of the ones in the copper collection. They are so unique. I am now a follower of your blog! :)

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  19. I love the Sky Earrings! Beautiful work! Thanks for a beautiful giveaway item, too!
    -10oneworld

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  20. I'm now a follower!
    -10oneworld

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  21. I'm a fan on facebook!
    -10oneworld

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  22. Hi! I love the Extravegant and Twisted Earrings. Wow, Janet, I never knew! What an awesome talent to have. These are perfect for presents and for yourself! I just added you as a fan on FB!

    -Teresa Yu

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  23. Sky Earrings are to die for! I haven't seen any earring like this set in a long time.
    Reminds me of Italy & Murano glass!

    ashley
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com

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  24. probably the pearl hairpin. Our wedding is soon and my ring has a pearl so it would match just right. I am also a fan of your facebook page :)

    www.theyouandmeshow.blogspot.com (steveandkatek@gmail.com)

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  25. I just posted your feature on my blog this morning! Thanks so much for participating. Please let me know when you would like me to send you my information.

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  26. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22419688

    These Robin's egg earrings are stunning!!! I am following your blog and on Facebook too now!!

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  27. My favorite piece is Simple Sophisticate Bracelet

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  28. Getaway Earrings in Avacado! Love them!

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  29. I L.O.V.E. the extravagance earrings! They are so unique and a great color! Thanks for the chance at the gorgeous giveaway earrings, too!
    -10oneworld on Etsy

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  30. My favorite is the Extravagance Earrings! So fun and pretty! :)

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21950339




    looooovebuzz@yahoo.com

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