Thursday, September 2, 2010

Focus Feature and Giveaway: Wearable Art By Pixie

This week I'm pleased to show you a newer shop, open since only July of this year! At , you'll find the most original glass tile pendants ever: these pendants are made using the original artwork of the shop owner!! The prize? Any pendant of the winner's choosing! That's my kind of prize... (PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, SHIPPING WILL NOT BE PROVIDED OUT OF THE COUNTRY. THANKS!!)

Here’s what Debra had to say:

What’s your favorite item from your shop and what makes it your favorite?

Asking what is your favorite piece of jewelry is like asking which of your children do you favor. I like them all for different reasons. Each piece is taken directly from a print of one of my original paintings. Each painting has a focal point or two. I’ve taken that focal point and created a Wearable Art pendant or earring. I’m really excited by how well they have been received. The first time I showed them I almost sold out.

I wear, Paisley Damask, Blue Butterfly, Tweet Orange, and Eccentric Ovals the most.

How did you get into your line of crafting?

I’ve been an artist all of my life, but my jewelry line Wearable Art by Pixie really got started as a new way to use my art. I had been wanting to learn jewelry making for some time. It all just came together perfectly.

A lot of people ask why “Wearable Art by Pixie?” My nickname as a child was Pixie and the name Wearable Art was all over the place so I added my favorite name.

Do you belong to any groups on Etsy?

I belong to Christian Artists Promoting Shops or capsteam and Christian Artists Street Team or castteam. I would really recommend joining some teams. It’s a great way to network and make crafting buddies. People on Etsy have valuable information to be gleaned and shared.

If you had one super power what would it be?

To heal people. I’ve seen so much suffering as a Registered Nurse and if we all had physical, emotional and spiritual health life would be so wonderful for us all.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate. My friends and family know if I want something sweet only chocolate will do. I think it has to do with the rush of endorphins.

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

A dolphin. I had the opportunity to swim with them in Hawaii and it was one of the highlights of my life. They are so smart and loving, and sooo cute!

Do you have a personal favorite Etsy shop that you would like to share with readers?

Not one but many. Visit my shop and you can see how much I love the artists on Etsy. I’ll name a few, GraeDawn, CleverCrafter, and all the people from capsteam and castteam!

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you?

My family, a knife and seedlings among would have to be fruit, coco beans and sugar cane. Is that more than three items?

From my own personal crafting I’ve been through frustrating moments with new projects. What have you learned from your own crafting frustrations?

I’ve learned that nothing turns out exactly the way you think it will. I’ve learned that most “mistakes” are really happy moments. I’ve learned that patience in the process of learning a new craft always brings me to my happy place and produces a beautiful piece.

What advice would you give to new Etsy sellers?

List something every day, it keeps you near the front of the category you belong in such as art / watercolor. Heart loads of people, they will usually heart you back. Join some teams to get to know other crafters and help promote each other.

Blog, twitter, facebook links:!/pages/Wearable-Art-by-Pixie/117260118322045?ref=sgm

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Anyone can post and accumulate up to 15 entries for the giveaway! Please be sure to include your email address so that you can be contacted if you win, and don’t forget to post each entry as a separate comment!

There is only one MANDATORY ENTRY, necessary to collect your email address for contact if you win:

Visit Debra’s Etsy shop and post your favorite item here. (1 entry)


Follow Clever’s Corner Blog and post to let me know you follow. (1 entry)

Tell me your guilty pleasure. (1 entry)

Follow Debra’s Blog. (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway and post the link here. (1 entry)

Make a purchase from Debra’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

Make a purchase from The Clever Crafter’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, September 8th at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Winner will be contacted Thursday morning and prize details will be arranged with Debra. Thanks for your interest and entries!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BESTeam weekly feature: The Garden Room

Welcome to my weekly BESTeam feature! This week's feature brings you great jewelry making talent from The Garden Room. You can find the etsy shop here:

The green in there earrings makes me think of Spring, when the grass first starts to grow and the leaves are finally opening up on the trees... And best of all, the weather is warming up! Don't worry though, you can WEAR green all year round!

This great bracelet would make for a perfect bridal piece! Or for any special occasion really, white goes with anything!

I'm usually not a girly-girl, but lately I've really become quite taken with pink. So naturally, this great necklace and pendant caught my eye... perfect for spring and summer!

Part of the reason I don't make fancy jewelry is because I never would have thought to combine the peridot and turquoise that this great necklace uses. But don't they fit together nicely??

Don't forget to check out The Garden Room on Etsy and well as on the blog,