Monday, November 16, 2009

Interview and Giveaway from hotpinkchick

Ready for this week’s giveaway?! I am :D Although I can’t win, I am excited to send off another great item from another fantabulous Etsy seller.

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by hotpinkchick. Bonnie, the woman behind the magic, is mother to both human and fur babies. While she loves bold color, she also favors clean lines and understated elegance. Read our interview to learn more about this amazingly talented woman:

Where did you first learn how to design jewelry?

At my dining room table with my daughter and her friends. I'm only half kidding there. I've always been creative and grew up in an artistic family, but jewelry making was a happy accident. My daughter loved to bead when she was very young and we had a beading party for her birthday one year. I liked it so much I eventually started making 'big girl' pieces for myself. Then friends, coworkers and ladies at the grocery store (seriously) wanted to buy them, so I began selling. Over time I continue to learn, grow and develop my own style and realized I had truly found my passion.
What motivates you most to continue with your craft when you are just having a down-day?

Creating is like therapy for me, so motivation is never a problem. I'm new to Etsy though, so it's easy to have down days when you're trying to find your footing in a new venue. It's alot of work getting your name out there, but instead of getting discouraged, I just get to work. Making new pieces that I'm proud of is my biggest motivator.


What is the best advice anyone has ever given you regarding your craft, your business or your life?

Love what you do and never give up. The two really go hand in hand for me. If you love what you do, you'll stick with it and the longer you stick with it, the more likely you are to succeed.

Don't forget to visit Bonnie at her Facebook page, or on Twitter!

And now for the Giveaway!

Bonnie is offering one of my readers their choice of color in these wonderful Christmas earrings! Frosted beads, antiqued brass, long dangles, what’s not to love?

Interested in learning how you can win a pair for yourself?

To Enter:

-First and foremost, you must visit hotpinkchick and leave a comment on which item is your favorite from the shop

-to gain another entry, follow this blog and leave a separate comment saying you are!

-to gain another entry, tweet or blog about this giveaway and leave the link in a separate comment so we can all see

with every comment, please leave a way for me to get a hold of you so I can notify the winner as soon as possible :)

That gives you 4 ways to enter this giveaway!

The giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, November 22, a winner will be chosen by random number generator and notified on the 23rd. So what are you waiting for? Get started!

18 comments:

Ave said...

I love Ice . Vintage Earrings.
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Ave said...

Follow your blog.
madeincanarias(at)yahoo(dot)es

Ave said...

My tweet: http://twitter.com/MadeInCanarias/status/5773208883
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Pam Hoffman said...

While there are many beautiful things by hotpinkchick, these earrings just appealed to me today:

Black Sea Earrings
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28968090

Thanks for an opportunity to win!

Pam Hoffman
pamhoffman(at)cox(dot)net
http://myboyfriendsaysthedarnestthings.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman

Pam Hoffman said...

Sorry about the duplicate, I thought blogger was glitching.

Is this Bonnie's twitter:
http://twitter.com/hotpinkchick

When I clicked on the link in your post, it gave me a 404 error back!

Pam Hoffman
pamhoffman(at)cox(dot)net
http://myboyfriendsaysthedarnestthings.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman

Pam Hoffman said...

Sent a twitter post:

http://twitter.com/ScrpbookRoyalty/status/5774178459

Pam Hoffman
pamhoffman(at)cox(dot)net
http://myboyfriendsaysthedarnestthings.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman

Pam Hoffman said...

Yay! I can follow you now.

Done. :)

Pam Hoffman
pamhoffman(at)cox(dot)net
http://myboyfriendsaysthedarnestthings.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman

Bonnie Kanavins said...

Hello all! The twitter for Hot Pink Chick is www.twitter.com/thehotpinkchick.

♥ Bonnie
Hot Pink Chick

P.S. Good luck to you all on the giveaway! :)

Joline said...

Great interview, and beautiful work! The leaf earrings are my favorite - they're just gorgeous!

Crandall said...

My favorite is this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30493266

Crandall said...

I'm following your blog!

Shapes and Memories said...

Hi! I love these earings!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34414754

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

I follow your blog w/ my Google Reader.

lilbikergirl (at) gmail (dot) com

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

I really like the Enchanted necklace here:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33204103

lilbikergirl(at)gmail(dot)com

Walk in the Woods said...

I'm rather fond of the Nature Earrings. :)

Walk in the Woods said...

I tweeted!

garilynn said...

I liked the Enchanted necklace so much that I hearted it!

garilynn said...

Okay, I had to have the Enchanted and have ordered it with a custom chain length! Thanks for making me aware of her site!

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