Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday Feature and Giveaway!

And the winner is............. Jasmine1485!!!! Congrats! And thank you to all that participated! Dont forget to check back often for more giveaways!

Its that time again! Its Friday! The last day of the week, its time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the weekend! Why not enjoy a great feature and a great giveaway too? *See below feature for full giveaway details. This Friday I'm featuring a great jewelry shop, Willow Creek Jewelry!
 
Pendant Charm Necklace
 I am a nurse by profession and spent 20 wonderful and proud years as an Air Force Wife. I have been married to a very supportive husband for 28 years. We have two wonderful boys (ages 25 and 20), an adorable 2 ½ year old granddaughter that lives with us and two dogs/ two cats. I have always been interested in some sort of creative outlet; I make pottery, crotchet, knit, quilt, decorate wedding/special occasion cakes, make soaps/lotions, paint…pretty much you name it…I’ve tried it. A few years ago I discovered my current and favorite passion, beads! I started making jewelry for a salon/spa; built a clientele and was encouraged to expand. Around that same time I read an article about Etsy and decided that sounded like the perfect next step. I joined Etsy in August of 2009 and started adding designs to my shop in November of 2009.
Gemstone Chain Bracelet
 
I am basically self taught, although I have taken a couple of specialty classes to expand on the basics. I love creating jewelry. My pieces are original and one of a kind because I believe everyone should develop their own style. I also enjoy OOAK designs because I don’t like repetition and I have trouble remembering what I do from one time to the next…LOL. My favorite materials are gemstones, natural materials, copper, and sterling. I have been doing my craft for about 5 years now.
 
Sterling Silver Green
 Aventurine Dangle Earrings
About 10 years ago I had a dream that I had my own business and it was called Willow Creek Studio. I never knew what that business was in the dream but I have always remembered the name. And thats where my shop name, Willow Creek Jewelry, came from.

I would also like to add that everyone I have encountered through Etsy has been so helpful and eager to help and offer advice. This is the same thing attitude I have noticed throughout my years of crafting and artistic endeavors. I guess what they say is true…All creative minds think alike…


This weeks giveaway is a stunning pair of earrings (featured below) from Willow Creek Jewelry! Heres how to enter:

YOU MUST:
1) Be a follower of this blog.
2) Go to Willow Creek Jewelry's Shop and pick out your favorite item, and leave a comment with that item in it!

Extra Entries:
1) Heart Willow Creek Jewelry's Shop and say so in a comment (must be a new heart) ~1 Entry~
2) Make a purchase in Willow Creek Jewelry's Shop and post the transaction link in a comment ~3 Entries~
3) Heart The Green Haven and say so in a comment (must be a new heart) ~1 Entry~
4) Make a purchase from The Green Haven and post the transaction link in a comment ~ 3 Entries~

70 comments:

  1. i follow your blog and love love love your

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51770982/wire-wrapped-dangle-earrings-handmade

    thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

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  2. I follow your blog!

    Love these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61712029/hammered-sterling-silver-crystal-dangle

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  3. I follow on GFC and my favorite item in the shop is the Hammered Sterling Silver Crystal Dangle Earrings!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I hearted Willow Creek on Etsy!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I hearted the Green Haven on Etsy!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love the colors and style of the citrene charm bracelet!

    bead.eclectic at gmail dot com

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  7. Sterling Silver Lemon Quartz Dangle Earrings - Handmade - Lemon Drop are gorgeous!

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  8. I follow your blog and I love this bracelet
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58513203/gemstone-bracelet-multi-strand-handmade

    DragonflyKissesJewelry@gmail.com

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  9. I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60608010/pearl-dangle-earrings-handmade-sterling
    I am a follower :)
    libbilogs@gmail.com

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  10. I follow your blog. My favorite items are Brass Vintaj Czech Glass Dangle Earrings - Handmade - ButtonFrom willowcreekjewelry and
    Hammered Metal Pendant Necklace - Handmade - Copper, Turquoise - Rocky Point.
    writingthestars@hotmail.com

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  11. I follow you on GFC - janetfaye

    I like Silver and Crystal Dangle Earrings.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I Heart Willow Creek Jewelry's Shop - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. I love the Diva Earrings, such a beautiful design, really exquisite!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65891037/sterling-silver-hammered-copper

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  14. I love the Hammered Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings - Handmade - Bamboo
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  15. Heart Willow Creek Jewelry's Shop
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  16. Heart The Green Haven
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  17. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 and my favourite item is the 'Charm Pendant Necklace - Handmade - Antique Brass, Opalite, Freshwater Pearl, Jade, Lampwork, Mother of Pearl, Deco Key - Dream'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  18. I hearted the store on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  19. (That heart was for Willow Creek) :)

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  20. I love the Elle earrings, antique brass and onyx.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  21. hearted willow creek (jhbalvin), oh and forgot to say gfc follower here as jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  22. I follow your blog, and I love the Copper Kambaba Jasper Dangle Earrings, the copper looks great against the black and green stones!

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  23. I follow you via GFC and these are beautiful: Hammered Copper Sterling Silver Nevada Turquoise Dangle Earrings - Handmade - Arizona.
    Thanks so much, Karen

    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  24. I am your public GFC follower Rae T. My favourite items are the Dangle Earrings - Sterling Silver, Pearl - Handmade - Tiny Equinox here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56093888/dangle-earrings-sterling-silver-pearl
    rararomp at gmail dot com

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  25. I have just hearted Willow Creek Jewelry's shop as user Auqakuh.
    rararomp at gmail dot com

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  26. I have just hearted The Green Haven as user Auqakuh.
    rararomp at gmail dot com

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  27. I am a follower of this blog as Pam Whitman.

    my email address is soluv2stamp@yahoo.com

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  28. My favorite item in Willow Creek Jewelry shop is the Hammered Metal Pendant Neclace. it is so unique! ♥

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57883834/hammered-metal-pendant-necklace-handmade

    My email addy is soluv2stamp@yahoo.com

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  29. I ♥'d Willow Creek Jewelry's Etsy shop.

    my email addy is soluv2stamp@yahoo.com

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  30. I ♥'d the Green Haven on Etsy.

    My email addy is soluv2stamp@yahoo.com

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  31. I like Pearl Dangle Earrings.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I love the ..Dangle Earrings - Handmade - Antiqued Brass, Vintaj, Cherry Quartz, Peruvian Pink Opal - Cherish.
    Im a google follower...mitch1066

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  33. I follow your blog via Google.

    Clenna at aol dot com

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  34. My favorite from Willow Creek Jewelry shop is the Sterling Silver Hammered Copper Freshwater Pearl Crystal Dangle Earrings.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  35. I heart Willow Creek Jewelry's Shop.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  36. I heart The Green Haven.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  37. I hearted TheGreenHaven. :) Username: StitchesOfThePast

    whitsend@live.com

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  38. I'm following your blog and this is my favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64067156/sterling-silver-magnesite-dangle

    whitsend@live.com

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  39. I hearted Willow Creek Jewelry's shop. Username: StitchesOfThePast

    whitsend@live.com

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  40. I hearted TheGreenHaven. Usesrname: StitchesOfThePast

    whitsend@live.com

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  41. I follow your blog and my favourite item is Sterling Silver Nevada Turquoise Dangle Earrings.

    yuetong27 at hotmail dot com

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  42. I hearted Willow Creek Jewelry's etsy shop

    yuetong27 at hotmail dot com

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  43. I follow your blog. It is just too hard to pick out one fav from her shop but one of the ones that would top my list is the Pendant Charm Necklace - Handmade - Antique Brass, Vintaj, Lampwork, Czech Glass, Blue Onyx, Vintage Skeleton Key - Secrets

    krista dot rowles at usbank dot com

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  44. I added Willow Creek to my favs (theheirloomboutique)

    krista dot rowles at usbank dot com

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  45. I added Green Haven to my favs (theheirloomboutique)

    krista dot rowles at usbank dot com

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  46. new follower and i love this bracelet:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52673625/gemstone-pearl-bracelet-multi-strand

    simplymerry at gmail dot com

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  47. "hearted" Willow Creek Jewelry on etsy
    username simplymerry

    simplymerry at gmail dot com

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  48. "hearted" The Green Haven on etsy
    username simplymerry

    simplymerry at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow you via GFC.
    SOOO many gorgeous pairs of earrings on this site! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Dangle Earrings - Handmade - Sterling Silver, Magnesite - Avondale ones!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  50. I hearted them as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  51. I hearted you as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  52. follow w/blogger/gfc
    would love to get the Wire Wrapped Dangle Earrings - Handmade - Sterling Silver, Copper, Burnt Jade - Nightfall for my partner...she would love them
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  53. hearted them under repurrpussed
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  54. hearted you under repurrpussed
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  55. The Hammered Dangle Earrings are very pretty!
    Thank you! jdjmcc@aol.com

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  56. I love these copper earrings -
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64067797/copper-nevada-turquoise-dangle-earrings
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  57. i hearted her shop on etsy
    butler83atoldotcom

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  58. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsJanuary 20, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Public follower to your blog
    Ally

    Love the Hammered Dangle earrings

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56016321/hammered-dangle-earrings-handmade

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  59. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsJanuary 20, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Gave a Heart to Willow Creek jewelry
    user: mmaaddwoman

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  60. luv the sterling silver stone bracelet. Beautiful!

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  61. new hearted TGH as sherri2345

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  62. This bracelet is my fav
    Gemstone Pearl Bracelet, Multi Strand

    malmort01 at optonline net

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  63. I hearted them

    malmort01 at optonline net

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  64. I hearted Green haven

    malmort01 at optonline net

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  65. I am a subscriber and I like the aventurine dangle earrings.

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  66. I won! Thank you so much :) I can't wait to wear my gorgeous new earrings!

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  67. I'm a follower and I love the Hammered Sterling Silver Crystal Dangle Earrings - Handmade - Hot Toddy
    copperllama at yahoo dot com
    http://copperllamastudio.blogspot.com/

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