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!)
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)
- Become a fan of Blue Butterfly Vintage on Facebook and comment. (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.