Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Interview, Review and Giveaway: Beads by Desi

Sweet new giveaway courtesy of Beads by Desi. We will get to that in a minute, but how about a few questions with owner, Desiree.

Interview:

1. What's your "day" job?

For my day job, I am an assistant manager for a bank. Jewelry has given me a creative outlet that my profession does not provide!



2. How did you get into making jewelry?

My husband joined the Navy and we were moved to a different state where I didn't have a lot of friends or family. To occupy my time, I started experimenting with jewelry making by getting a kit from Walmart and following the directions. After a lot of trial and error, I found my own groove! Jewelry making gives me a hobby while my husband is away, and provides me with a little extra spending money.

3. What are five words you would use to describe your Etsy business?

Affordable, simple, classy, fun, and wearable.


4. Your dream job?

My dream job right now is being able to start a family, stay home with my children, and sell my jewelry online. I would love to quit my 9 to 5 job, however, I still don't know what I want to be when I "grow up". :)

5. Five words that you'd use to describe yourself?

Generous, dependable, cheerful, outgoing, and easygoing.


 
 
6. Anything else you would like to tell potential buyers?


I love knowing my creations make people's day brighter when they wear them. In my shop you will find quality items sold at a decent price that will stand up to every day wear and can be worn year round. I offer a deal through the holidays for all my rings and earrings, if you buy 3, the 4th one is free! My items make wonderful gifts, but you might just want to keep them for yourself! I also like to do custom orders, and I have had several brides use my pieces as gifts for their ladies.

7. Most played song on your playlist?

Little White Church by Little Big Town (so country yet so catchy!)


Review:
I was sent a pair of ivory rose earrings to test out. They came on a card like the above picture and were in a cute, hot pink, organza bag. They also came with two different kinds of backers, which was great.

I love the simplicity of the earrings. They would look great with almost any outfit, in other words they can be dressed up or down as the day requires.

They're also extremely well priced over at her store. Awesome deal.

Where you can buy one: Right over at Beads by Desi on Etsy. They would make AWESOME stocking stuffers or great ideas for your co-workers.

How to win this pair:
 This part is mandatory: You must be a follower of this blog via GFC and then head over to Beads by Desi on Etsy and come back with a message stating your favorite item from her store.

Really want to win this? Additional entries:
  • Heart her shop on Etsy. (One entry)
  • Tweet about this contest daily and leave a new comment for each tweet. (Once per day)
  • Enter any of my other giveaways that are currently running and leave a comment for each. (One per giveaway) 
  • Leave a comment on any non contest post on this blog and leave a comment saying which post. (Up to 3 additional entries)
  • Post this contest to your blog or Facebook page and leave the link. (One for either) 
  • Follow @bbvintage on Twitter and leave a comment about it. (One entry)

You have to leave separate comments for each entry. In other words, if you become a follower and tweet about the contest at the same time, leave one comment saying you're following and another saying that you tweeted it. Also, be sure to leave your email address in your comment. Thanks!

That simple! This contest is open to readers in the US and Canada.

This contest will run until November 11th at midnight Eastern. After that a winner will be chosen using a random number generator over at random.org. The winner will be the person with the comment of the corresponding number. I will then contact the person via the email left in your comments. If no answer is received in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.


PS-Have a new business that you want to promote? Have an old business that seems a bit stagnant? Just wanting some close-to-free publicity? Contact me at bluebutterflyvintage [at] yahoo.com to talk about sponsoring a giveaway on BBV. I will send you some fancy stats. Yes. Fancy.


A note for The Man: Beads by Desi provided me with a pair of earrings for review and is offering this prize for promotional purposes. I am not getting paid for this promotion, but I was given the earrings for free. While it was sweet that I got a free pair of earrings, the free nature of said earrings did not influence my review of the product.

76 comments:

jhitomi said...

I follow as jhb. I love all her earrings, and I love the Lovely leaf necklace.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

I follow you on twitter @jhitomi
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

hearted her shop (jhbalvin)
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jhitomi said...

entered the World Famous giveaway.
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jhitomi said...

I am entered in your LadyLux giveaway too.
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Gen Taylor said...

I love also love all of her earrings. I think they're great. These are my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60462478/black-flat-rose-earrings

littlespyder13@yahoo.com

won said...

The seashore scarf is beautiful!

won2xx at gmail dot com

won said...

Entered your sunglass contest.

won said...

FB fan.

(Wendy T)

won said...

Follow on twitter.

Thank you.

won said...

http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/1820186638295040

Thank you!

Dawn said...

I follow you on GFC. Love all the earings. Very pretty. sn

Made by Melissa said...

Following using GFC... My favorite from her shop are the black rose dangle earrings

Made by Melissa said...

Hearted her shop!

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http://madebymelissa.etsy.com

Made by Melissa said...

Liking you on Facebook

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Made by Melissa said...

Following you on Twitter
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Ruri said...

I follow and I love the Pale Peach Rose Earrings!

ruricloth[at]yahoo[dot]com

Ruri said...

I added her shop on etsy.
user name: ruricloth

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Kendall said...

I'm already a follower via GFC and my favorite item from her shop would be the blue bobby pin set.
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Kendall said...

I follow @bbvintage on twitter
my handle is @kendallcrow


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Kendall said...

i tweeted about the giveaway :)
my handle is @kendallcrow

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Kendall said...

I entered your L&M Vintage giveaway :)

mel@livvyloowho said...

I follow you and love the green lotus earrings. Great prices!

mel@livvyloowho said...

I heart her on Etsy...user livvyloo.

Callie said...

I follow your blog on GFC!

Also my favorite thing is: this ring: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59632139/cream-dahlia-ring

Kim said...

i love the Cream and the Blue Dahlia ring!! so lovely
kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Kim said...

hearted her shop on etsy.. sparkilysituations

xo
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Kim said...

following @bbvintage on twitter @sparkily

xo
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Susan said...

I follow your blog via gfc, and I like the lovely leaf necklace. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Nicole said...

I love the POP of the margarita rose earrings and bonus i have a dress that they would compliment perfectly!

Nicole said...

I follow your bolg via GFC!

Rachel C said...

I'm a new follower, and I love the golden tulip ring!
rach62803 at yahoo dot com

Rachel C said...

I hearted the etsy shop!
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k@tie said...

following you!
my favorite item is Black Rose Dangles


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k@tie said...

hearted her on etsy as ktmcp

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k@tie said...

posted on twitter
http://twitter.com/katieBmcp/status/2152787630624768

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Rachel C said...

entered Kenneth Cole giveaway
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k@tie said...

liked on faccebook as kate mcp

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Rachel C said...

entered Artisan Gerard giveaway
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Rachel C said...

entered L and M giveaway
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k@tie said...

entered your L and M giveaway

katmckid at aol dot com

Rachel C said...

entered LdyLux giveaway
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k@tie said...

following you on twitter as katiebmcp

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k@tie said...

entered LdyLux giveaway

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Ruri said...

I entered the L and M Vintage giveaway.

ruricloth[at]yahoo[dot]com

Yasmin said...

I'm a follower and my favorite item would have to be "Pumpkin Tulip Studs".

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Yasmin said...

I "heart" her Etsy shop!

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Yasmin said...

I am a fan of Blue Butterfly Vintage on Facebook.

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TZel said...

I love the raspberry lotus studs ;)
I follow you

monaohmy! said...

Love the giveaway item, the white rose studs. Follower on GFC as Mona Odegard.

Shelley said...

I follow, and I LOVE the white rose dangle earrings - so pretty! Thanks!!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

Shelley said...

I heart the shop on etsy!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

Christina said...

I am a follower and my fave item are the torquoise rose earrings...love the bright color!

Melody said...

I like Rasberry Lotus Studs.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Marlowe said...

I really love the turquoise rose dangles
marloweopat at gmail dot com

Marlowe said...

I hearted Beads By Dasi on Etsy (mropat)
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peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
peripatetic33athotmaildotcom
i like the light pink rose dangles best followed by the canary rose earrings

asl said...

i love the black rose dangles. audreyshay @ yahoo.com

asl said...

i follow them on twitter, username texanq.

asl said...

i liked them on fb. audrey shay

Rachel said...

I follow you. I like the dark blue rose dangles (fave color!)

rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

Rachel said...

I entered the artisan giveaway

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Rachel said...

i entered the L&M giveaway

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A + M + S said...

I'm a follower and I really like the hot pink rose earrings. What a great store! And the prices are awesome. Keep up the good work

aleytac at hotmail dot com

A + M + S said...

I hearted her shop on etsy!!!

aleytac at hotmail dot com

A + M + S said...

I'm a fan on FB!

aleytac at hotmail dot com

Phanti said...

I am a follower by GFC

tdaminato@yahoo.ca

Phanti said...

My favorite item is the pretty in pink scarf,
and I hearted her store.

tdaminato@yahoo.ca

Phanti said...

I entered the L&M Giveaway

tdaminato@yahoo.ca

Phanti said...

I am a fan of Blue Butterfly Vintage on Facebook

tdaminato@yahoo.ca

Phanti said...

Commented on "I got some splaining to do"

tdaminato@yahoo.ca

Phanti said...

Following @bbvintage on Twitter

tdaminato@yahoo.ca

Phanti said...

Tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter.

tdaminato@yahoo.ca

Phanti said...

Posted about Giveaway on my Facebook Page.

tdaminato@yahoo.ca

Melody said...

Melody.DuVal[at]gmail[dot[com

Hearted her shop (I'm www.everybodyelse.etsy.com)

Terrell said...

hearting this shop!! Love these earrings! *Crosses fingers for the win*
Thanks!
Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor
froufroudecor@yahoo.com