The debut of our Mother's day giveaway is sponsored by Barbara from Earthy Elegance (http://www.earthy573.etsy.com/). You will find beautiful hand stamped jewelries in her shop and she will be happy to work with you on custom order also! Her inspirations come from our mother earth and that's why her designs are very earthy with an organic flair! Below is what Barbara wants to share with us about her store and about being a mother!
Tell us more about your etsy shop, your items or inspirations?
My etsy shop is very special to me! It is a huge step for me to put my jewelry out there for the public. I feel like when it opened I gave birth to my third child! I love to create and design all my own pieces. I would describe my jewelry as simple but elegant because of the shiny sterling silver. I would also say it tends to have an earthy organic flair to it by my stamping not being “perfect” and all the handmade ear wires for my earrings. My inspiration comes from actually every day life and the innocence of my children which comes through in my stamp sayings and the simplicity of my earring designs. I also love the colors of the earth around me which shows through in the colors that I choose in my creations.
Can you share a little about your mother or being a mother yourself?
Being a mom, like other moms, has absolutely changed my life! Looking at my two boys makes me feel like a kid again myself. I find myself seeing life through their eyes and not sweating the small stuff so much. They have taught me how to “just breathe” and to “relax”. I have learned to live in the moment again because those moments go by so fast!
My most memorable mother’s day moment would be my first mother’s day. I waited a very long time to have my boys. I had my boys later in my life so when I finally got to celebrate my first mother’s day it was a huge day for me!
What are you planning to do on Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is always spent with my family! I come from a family of all girls so we all get together and celebrate with our mother and children.
What’s the biggest challenge you face being a Mom and an Etsy seller?
My biggest challenge as a mom and an etsy seller as with most is time. I have been able to get into a good balance but some days it just doesn’t happen! That is when I just go with it and being a mom is always my priority.
Do you have a blog, facebook fanpage, twitter account or another store?
I have just recently started a blog http://www.eejewelrydesign.blogspot.com/ and twitter http://www.twitter.earthyelegance.com/ and you can also follow my Facebook page by searching Earthy Elegance.
What's your giveaway item?
My giveaway item is a butterfly pendant that can be personalized with up to six letters. It is a sterling silver butterfly on a sterling silver bead ball chain. The winner chooses either 16” or 18” length. The picture does not show it with a crystal but I am also offering a choice of Swarovski crystal with the pendant. The picture of what the crystals look like is also attached and the list of them are on the main page of my shop.
Here is how to enter:
Mandatory Entry - Visit Earthy Elegance (http://www.etsy.com/shop/earthy573) and select one favorite item, leave 1 comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win).
5 Entries - Purchase any item from either shops, leave 5 comments
3 Entries - Blog about this giveaway, leave 3 comments and the link to your blog post
1 Entry - Follow Etysmom Blog (current follower is also eligible), leave 1 comment with you user ID or name
1 Entry - Become an Etsymom Facebook Fan (current fan is also eligible), leave 1 comment with your user ID or name
1 Entry - Follow Barbara's blog (http://www.eejewelrydesign.blogspot.com/), leave 1 comment with your user ID or name
1 Entry - Follow Barbara on twitter (http://www.twitter.earthyelegance.com/) and leave 1 comment with your twitter ID
1 Entry - Tweet about this giveaway (remember to add @etsymom and @earthyelegance on your tweet) , leave 1 comment each day you tweeted with the link to your tweet
***This Giveaway is open to US Residents only***
There are so many different ways to win. This giveaway will end on Monday Apr 19th at 11:59pm PST. Each entry is assigned a # and the winning # will be drawn by random.org and announced on this blog as well as emailed.
Etsymoms, if you are interested to be the next Giveaway, please contact Alice at email@example.com for more information. Thank you and have fun!
The winning comment selected by random.org is
Whimsical Creations said...
Love the Handstamped Sterling Silver Butterfly.
melanieadey at hotmail dot com
April 18, 2010 8:39 AM
Winner has been notified and will have 48 hours to respond and claim the prize.