Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Easter Giveaway #2 - StrayPathDesigns (Closed)

Today's giveaway is hosted by Carrie of StrayPathDesigns, a store filled with lovely bracelets made with bead crochet! Her choice of colors are brilliant too making her products truly unique and beautiful! Here is more from Carrie about her store and her passion for bead crochet!

What’s your store name and how long have you been an Etsymom?

My shop’s name is StrayPathDesigns and it was opened in October 2009. I joined Etsymom in December I think.

Tell us more about your store items and why you love making them?

All the items in my shop right now are bead crochet bracelets. Beads are strung onto a spool of thread in a specific pattern and then each bead is crocheted one-by-one into a tube. The thread ends are weaved to join the bracelet seamlessly. It is a pretty time consuming process (maybe 4-5 hours), but I find it relaxing.

The color and texture possibilities are endless! I love doing needlework anyway: I have always knitted and cross stitched, but these are very portable and give quicker gratification. My kids and friends love wearing them; often many at a time. They are so versatile and wearable!

What is one thing you want everyone to know about you?

I guess one interesting thing about me is that I LOVE music and cannot get enough on my IPod. Particularly Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Indigo Girls etc. My 13 year old daughter and I share lots of our IPod faves. As soon as Aerosmith comes around again, we are there!

What’s your favorite thing to do during Easter?

Definitely dye Easter eggs. We always did it as a kid and now I love to do the same Paas kit thing with my kids. Then we hide them for the kids to find on Easter morning. Granted they are 13 and 10 now and I don’t think they find it as cool as I do!

How much Easter chocolate/candy bunny or eggs will you let your kid(s) eat?

We try not to overfill the basket so the supply will be limited…but they can pretty much go for it! I’m just glad they don’t like Peeps—yuk!

Do you have a blog, facebook fanpage, twitter account or other store outside of Etsy?

Her giveaway item is the Children’s Spring Flowered Bead Crochet Bracelet (

Mandatory Entry - Visit StrayPathDesigns and select one favorite item from the store, leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win).

5 Entries - Purchase any item from StrayPathDesigns, leave 5 comments

2 Entries - Follow Etysmom Blog (current follower is also eligible), leave 2 comment with you user ID or name

1 Entries - Become an Etsymom Facebook Fan (current fan is also eligible), leave 1 comment with your user ID or name

3 Entries - Blog about this giveaway, leave 3 comments and the link to your blog post

1 Entry - Tweet about this giveaway, leave 1 comment each day you tweeted with the link to your tweet

***This Giveaway is open to anyone Worldwide***

That's at least 12 different ways to win. This giveaway will end on Wedesday March 10th at 11:59pm PST. Each entry is assigned a # and the winning # will be drawn by and announced on this blog as well as emailed.

Remember that each comment is considered to be one entry. So if you are following this blog already, simply say "follow this blog" and your name to get additional entry to this giveaway.
Etsymoms, if you are interested to be the next Giveaway, please contact Alice at for more information. Thank you and have fun!

The winner of this giveaway is Comment #84

Ginny said...

2nd entry for following
March 10, 2010 12:11 PM
Winner has been notified and will have 48 hours to claim the prize