Tag Archives: artist

Saturday Styleboard – Paint Me A Picture

Paint me a Picture

Paul Smith sheer top
paulsmith.co.uk

Red skirt
$46 – beginningboutique.com.au

Nail care
$5.07 – fashionunion.com

Clip on earrings
$5 megansbeadeddesigns.com

Meet Nicole Fuhrman from EvaMDesigns

Can you sum yourself up in 3 Sentences? Give it a go!
I am a 25 year old teacher, dog owner, and student. I like making pretty things of all sorts, including jewelry, bookmarks, magnets, and miscellaneous things for the home. I have two pathetic puppy-mill rescue Pomeranians, and I have enjoyed watching them turn into “real dogs.”

Tell us about what you sell:
I sell primarily jewelry – beach glass and pearl. I also have some 1920s inspired pieces (I LOVE Downton Abbey, and history in general!). I am working on reposting a collection of magnets and bookmarks as well.

Red Freshwater Pearls on Leather Wrap – $58



What is your favorite thing about creating?

Basically, I just like making things. I like working with my hands, keeping busy while I listen to music or watch TV. I like giving my creations to others (Christmas is always a very exciting time!) or seeing them purchased through my Etsy shop.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I like to see what others have done and then put my own spin on it. I make what I like to wear, but I also make items I know my family or friends would like. I LOVE Pinterest and trying new projects.

Eva’s 1920s Inspired Peach Pearl Cluster Earrings on Gunmetal Wire – $29



Do you have any advice for other sellers?

You’re probably your greatest critic. Don’t let fear of sharing your creations keep you from diving into the business and marketing world!

Do you have a coupon code for us?

20OFF

Where else can we find you?

Blog: www.evamdesigns.com
Twitter: @EvaMDesigns23
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvaMDesigns


Already falling in love with Eva’s jewelry? Don’t miss your chance to win this bracelet from her shop – for free!

Check out all of the easy ways you can enter below:

Enter to win this Delicate Aqua Blue Beach Glass Gunmetal Bracelet FOR FREE

1st Entry:
Subscribe to the Megan’s Beaded Designs e-mail newsletter. (Or let me know if you are already signed up! [Note: following this WordPress blog is not the same thing, fyi.])

2nd Entry:
Favorite EvaMDesigns on Etsy, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below!

3rd Entry:
Like EvaMDesigns on Facebook, and let us know you’re Facebook username in the comments below.

4rd Entry:
FollowEvaMDesigns on twitter Let us know how you’re @username in the comment below.

5th Entry:
Follow Eva’s Blog, and let us know how you followed here afterwards.

6th Entry:
Tweet about this giveaway. Let us know your twitter ID afterwards.

7th Entry:
Share this giveaway on Facebook.

8th Entry:
Pin this giveaway on Pinterest. Share the link to your pin here afterwards.

Contest ends September 18th at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, September 19th. Good luck everyone!

Meet Jewelry Designer Rosa Linda Kilgore

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!

Words that describe me: impatient, mercurial, willful, decadent.

Words that describe my work: raw, tactile, ancient.

Words that describe me working: messy, focused, obsessed.

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Tell us about what you sell:

Because I love the old, the battle scarred, the decrepit, I make and sell jewelry that is very textural and imperfect. At the same time, my work is made with fine materials adding to the juxtaposition of old and new.

What is your favorite thing about creating?

The feeling of release. I mean that in two ways. One is being forced to release my control and let the object become what it will. The other is the feeling of a release of an almost physical pressure once that object exists in the world. Without creating, that pressure builds until it is unbearable!

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Where do you find your inspiration?

An old rusty truck driving down the road. Anything I’m attracted to is inspirational. But, people inspire me most, I suppose. I grew up surrounded by women with fabulous style and I think that shaped what I find beautiful today.

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
I guess my advice would be to offer great customer service. After all, if it weren’t for the customers, this would just be a really expensive hobby, right?

necklace 1o

Do you have a coupon code for us?

megan15 – good for 15% any item not already on sale- And I’m having a huge week long sale starting today! (Click here to redeem.)

Where else can we find you?
Blog: http://rosaspicks.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RosaLindaKilgoreJewelry
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rlkjewelry/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RosaLindaKilgore

Meet Joelle from Joellechan & Enter to Win a $10 Gift Certificate

This Friday I’m happy to introduce Joelle Chan of the Etsy Shop Joellechan: Joie Joelle Creations. You can learn more about this creator of bath and body goods, as well as enter for your chance to win a free $10 gift certificate to the shop below.

Transformation Bath Salts $8 – $10

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
I am a psychic medium that channels Angels and Spirit guides to help deliver messages to those that need it the most. I also provide healing energy through my shop at Joie Joelle to help manifest the positive in their life.

Tell us about what you sell:
I mainly organic beeswax spell candles that promote the positive in people’s life. My work is unique where I promote peace, love, healing, happiness and harmony to give that balance needed in our stressful world.

Rose Herb for attracting love $5

What is your favorite thing about creating?
I love the energy that comes out of my products. It feels absolutely wonderful and relaxing when I make a product. I love the creative process I go through and I have learned to trust my intuition in developing anything new that represents me. The more flow with my creativity the more powerful the energy is to each product I make.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I am inspired every time a client tells me the results of my work. I get to hear stories about how my products have worked for them. It truly helps me see I have something wonderful to share to the world.

Mini Love and Healing Red & White Spell Candle $15

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
If something doesn’t work for you, don’t give up. I have learned if something doesn’t work to try something new in place of it. The more you try things out, you will know what works for you. Stick with what works! Sales take time and every sale you make is a blessing.

Where else can we find you?
www.facebook.com/psychicjoelle
psychicjoelle.blogspot.com
twitter: @ PsychicJoelle


Are you intrigued by the goodies found in Joelle’s Etsy shop? I don’t blame you. You can satisfy your curiosity with a chance to win a free $10 gift certificate to be used in her store. Check out all of the easy way you can snag your prize below:

1st Entry:
Subscribe to the Megan’s Beaded Designs newsletter. (Or let me know if you are already a member of the exclusive club. ;-))

2nd Entry:
Favorite Joellechan on Etsy, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below!

3rd Entry:
Like psychicjoelle on Facebook, and let us know you’re Facebook username in the comments below.

4rd Entry:
Follow @PsychicJoelle on Twitter. Let us know your @Name in the comments below.

5th Entry:
Subscribe toJoelle’s Blog. Let us know how you subscribed in the comments below.

6th Entry:
Tweet about this giveaway. Let us know your twitter ID afterwards.

7th Entry:
Share this giveaway on Facebook.

8th Entry:
Pin this giveaway on Pinterest. Share the link to your pin here afterwards.

Contest ends June 19th at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, June 20th. Good luck everyone!

Meet Susan from Melasdesign & enter to win a free pair of earrings!

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
Art is a necessity for me. Otherwise I am a devoted wife, and dog owner. My influences are diverse, which comes through in the various media I work in.

Tell us about what you sell:
I sell polymer clay jewelry, oil paintings, textiles (weaving and felt), prints and greeting cards.

What is your favorite thing about creating?
My favorite thing about creating is the colors that I get to work with and create. I get sucked in by anything with colors I like. You should see me in front of Kitchen Aid Mixer displays! :) But seriously, I’m mainly identifiable through my color use and it brings me joy.

Where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration in many things – from the mundane (my morning coffee) to great art (Chihuly as of late). I’m also very inspired by industrial landscapes and urban architecture. It comes through in the geometry of my work. Lastly, I hope, that I find some inspiration from humor.

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
Stay true to yourself. The folks I read about on Etsy who have the greatest success have made their own niche that is true to who they are.

Do you have a coupon code for us?
MEGANS10

Where else can we find you?
Etsy
Facebook
Web Site
Twitter


Susan is being very generous and offering you all an easy chance to win a pair of her fantastic earrings! Check out all of the way you can drop your name into the hat below:

giveaway earrings

1st Entry:
Subscribe to the Megan’s Beaded Designs e-mail newsletter.

2nd Entry:
Visit Susan’s website, Melasdesign, and let us know which listing is your absolute favorite in the comments below!

3rd Entry:
Heart Melasdesign on Etsy, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below.

4th Entry:
Buy something from from Susan, either from her website or Etsy shop. Let us know what you purchased in the comments below.

5th Entry:
Like Susan’s page on Facebook, letting us know your Facebook username here afterwards.

6th Entry:
Follow Susan on Twitter, letting us know your @name here afterwards.

7th Entry:
Share this giveaway on Facebook.

8th Entry:
Pin this giveaway on Pinterest. Share the link to your pin here afterwards.

No entry is mandatory before you are able to do any of the others, you can pick and choose and add as many additional entries up to the 8 as you want to maximize your chances of winning! Your comments do not all need to be separated for each entry as long as it’s clear how many entries you are adding. You have until midnight on May 29th to enter! (Also, make sure it’s easy for me and Susan to contact you if you win!)

Winner will be random.org chosen and contacted on May 30th. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Brooch Winner

In case you missed it, we were able to meet the fantastic Linda of StudioLTD for last Friday’s featured artist. She showed us some of her sweet ray gun pieces, and offered all of you a chance to win one of her handmade circuit brooches.

…and congratulations to Mary Preston for winning this lovely piece! Stay tuned, as Linda will be contacting you shortly for your mailing address and all that good stuff.


If you’re feeling bummed for missing out on this great giveaway, stay tuned my friends. There will be another awe-inspiring artist interviewed in Friday’s post. PLUS! Another exciting giveaway you’ll get to enter. See you then!

Meet Sue from A Word Fitly Spoken

Can you sum yourself up in three sentences? Give it a go!
*I love to be creative. *I never met a piece of fabric I could not love. *I find great fulfillment in being able to use my creative juices to make something of lasting value, especially something that represents memories of a loved one.*

Quilted Coaster Card, Heart Shaped Mug Mat Patchwork – $12.50

Tell us about what you sell:
I sell all kinds of quilted items, but my main focus is Memory Quilts and Pillows. This is the most rewarding. It is all custom work, of course, but I get to know a little something about the people I design for, and I derive great satisfaction in knowing that I have given them something to cherish.

Cotton Quilt Fabric – $4

What is your favorite thing about creating?
Wow. I eat, sleep and breathe creating, I think. I even have to get my mind to shut down at bedtime because I am still envisioning something I want to do tomorrow. I guess I would have to say that for me it is a little like giving birth. I enjoy the whole process of hearing what my customer wants, deciding on the right layout and style, fabrics and any other materials, all the way up to the joy of finally seeing the finished product.

Where do you find your inspiration?
My journey with my quilting is a pretty spiritual one actually. My inspiration comes from truly wanting to bless my customers with a keepsake treasure that will comfort them and bring them joy. Every quilt is new – completely different from any other – and that is because every customer is unique.

Grammy’s Sweater Memory Pillow – $36

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
Do what you love and love what you do. Don’t let yourself wallow in discouragement if your sales are not as high as someone else’s. I did a lot of different things in the sewing and craft world before I landed on Memory Quilts. I’m in a very small niche of a market, but I finally know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be, and it suits me.

Do you have a coupon code for us?
WELCOME2013 That’s a 15% off coupon for new customers, and if they convo me before making payment, mentioning this article, I will even add free shipping on any purchase over $25.00.

Bible Themed Inspirational Blank Note Card – $4.95

Where else can we find you?
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/astitchintimewithsue
My Informational Website: www.awordfitlyspokenonquiltedtreasures.com/
My WordPress Blog: sueswordfitlyspoken.wordpress.com/

Easy way to win a $15 Gift Certificate to Sue’s shop:
I will give a $15 Gift Certificate for my shop to the 15th person who drops by my Face Book page and posts a non-promotional post mentioning this interview. (Please note that if you choose to spend the certificate on an item under $15.00, no balance will be carried over.)

Enter to win $15 to spend at A Word Fitly Spoken, easy & free!