Friday, December 2, 2011

CLOSED - Giveaway! Featured Favorites Friday: Natural Crafting Beauty

Update 12/17/2011:  This giveaway is now closed.

So I was wandering around the Trade Teams on Etsy and was struck with the awesomeness of these:

Silver Star with Lapis Center

Only in the EXTRA awesomeness of Tiger's Eye centers.  I had to own them and the amazing creative goddess behind these lovelies agreed.  I can honestly say they're even more pretty in person.  Jessica Hoeye from Jewelry By Jesse was a lovely trading partner and a maven of natural materials.  Using stones, metals, pearls and shells she uses instead of plastic, really bring her creations to life in a way that is as refreshing as it is beautiful.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jesse and am happy to share with you!  Read down to the bottom for a chance to win your very own pair of Silver Star Semi-Precious Stone earrings.


Dragon Vein Pendant

Me: Is there a special place your creative inspirations comes from?
Jesse: When I first read the question my answer was No. But that's silly since everyone gets inspiration from somewhere. Honestly I get inspiration from every where. The environment, my family even what's going on during that day, but really I think a majority of my inspiration comes from the stones and beads themselves. They speak to me at the shops I buy them at or I get this feeling like I NEED them. After that, it's not unusual for them to lay around on my desk for a week or a month by my computer, or on the dining room table, a shelf or somewhere that is inconvenient to my husband :) Finally I'll look at them and say, I need to take your downstairs. Once they have made it to the dark and dank pit that is my 110 year old basement I separate them into their little storage containers and stare at them for awhile longer. Finally something in my head clicks and I go "AH HA!" and I start laying out different beads in a design that just popped into my head. Some are great successes, others have a life of about a year as a piece of jewelry and then end up back in the basement, torn apart and made into something else.

Bracelet - Freshwater pearls and rubies

Me: How does your religion impact your creativity?
Jesse: About 40% of the time I'd say that my pagan beliefs drive me to make jewelry that has a purpose behind it. I make pendants with stones to promote clarity, or prosperity or what ever property the stones have. I think today I'm going to make a bracelet, necklace so on that has properties of "X" and I do that.  Then 30% of the time my western/horse riding background kicks in and I make large chunky jewelry for horse people that want a lot of bling, either for the show ring or for going out. The other 30% of the time my eclectic, artist side says... "oooo, this is pretty and this color goes with this color and I think I'll toss in some silver or maybe copper... Yeah... I like that." and voila! I have a piece of jewelry.

Chunky Yellow Howlite necklace

Me: What's your favorite part of the etsy selling experience?
Jesse:  Ha ha ha, This one made me laugh because the first answer that popped into my head was simple. I don't have to set up or tear down at a craft show. I don't have to leave my house, my jammies, anything. I can sit at my computer and no one cares if I've showered yet that morning, or if I smell a bit like the barn that night. I don't have to do my hair or put on make-up to sell on etsy. It's awesome! Not to mention the fact that I can sell my jewelry to people all over the world. I just made my first international order this week to Finland. I was SO excited that my site is reaching that far.

Take a moment to visit Jesse and learn more about this vivacious and spirited artisan here:
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybyjesse
Blog:  http://jewelrybyjesse.blogspot.com/
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/119465081469152/


GIVEAWAY: How to Enter to win your very own pair of AWESOME adventurine star earrings...

Mandatory Entry:  Visit Jesse’s shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybyjesse and browse around then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item.  Please note you must be or become a follower of this blog to be eligible to win.  Please make sure you include a way to contact you if you win. 
Extra Entries: Please leave one separate comment for each entry:
  • +1 entry – follow Jesse’s blog These are the Random Days of My Life publicly through GFC
  • +1 entry – Add JewelryByJesse to your favorites on Etsy (include user-name in your comment)
  • +1 entry (once per day) – mention this giveaway on twitter or facebook (comment with the link, and tag @EmKatCreations)
  • +3 entry – blog about this giveaway (please comment with the link)
  • +5 entry – make a purchase from JewerlyByJesse (include transaction link in your comment)
  • +1 entry – follow me (EmKatCreations) on twitter (include user-name in your comment)

This giveaway ends in two weeks at midnight on 16th Dec. 2011 .  Open to followers WorldWide!
Winner will be chosen by online random generator.  The Winner will be notified by email and has three days to reply or another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck everyone!!

91 comments:

  1. I love this. I haven't seen much in the way of Sunstone being used for jewelry mystlf and I love it with the Onyx...well I like anything with Onyx really LOL :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/86798971/100-purple-iris-glass-seed-bead-mix-sale

    *Also a new follower to her lovely blog
    *Added to Etsy favorites (CelestialAchelois)
    *Im already your twitter follower (CAchelois);)

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  2. Jessi's second entry - *Also a new follower to her lovely blog

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  3. Jessi's third entry - **Added to Etsy favorites (CelestialAchelois)

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  4. Jessi's fourth entry - ***Im already your twitter follower (CAchelois)

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  5. Oooooh,I want those earrings!
    Okay, I am IN LOVE with this ring: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61198319/petrified-wood-ring
    Because petrified wood has been around for thousands and billions of years gathering knowledge and age and wisdom, and it is very grounding and stabilizing.
    I met Jesse on Witches of Etsy and have been peeking at her blog for quite some time. She makes great stuff!

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  6. Oops, let's do this the right way...

    Entry 2, I follow her blog.

    :)

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  7. http://www.etsy.com/listing/67367716/good-night-little-bird-necklace

    i'm in love with this piece! mostly because it goes well with my pin name, but also because it's so beautifully simple.

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  8. very pretty jewelery this one is my favorite
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87501028/chalcedony-and-fresh-water-pearl-pendant

    con5459(at)gmail(dot)com
    I follow your blog

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  9. I don't change my earrings from a pair my husband gave me so I won't enter the contest, but what a great I idea. I did check out the creations on her page and they are wonderful. Thanks!

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  10. I love the chunky yellow howlite necklace!!!

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  11. I favorited your shop (lilkt384 - katie's vintage jewelry & things)

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  12. and i'm following you on twitter (lilkt384)

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  13. My favorite item is "A little bird told me" - Too gorgeous

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  14. I am a follower of your blog- I don't have Facebook or Twitter

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  15. I favorited Jesse's etsy - Thank you for the chance!

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  16. I'm totally in love with Jesse's Red Corral Hair clip with Horse Shoe.

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  17. I've favorite Jesse's store on Etsy. I use the same name, Magaly Guerrero.

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  18. I've tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/PaganCulture/status/143075395175067648

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  19. I follow you on Twitter.

    P.S. Your Twitter link in this post is broken.

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  20. lilkt384's third entry

    I'm following both blogs :)

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  21. I like the Turquoise Sunburst Pendant on Multi-Strand Necklace.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  22. Heart the shop.
    Name: Damla

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  23. Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover/posts/148497778591707

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  24. Follow you on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/sweepstakelover

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  25. 1) Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2011/12/giveaway-natural-crafting-beauty.html

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  26. 2) Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2011/12/giveaway-natural-crafting-beauty.html

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  27. 3) Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2011/12/giveaway-natural-crafting-beauty.html

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  28. I like Peaceful life - Adventurine and Onyx necklace
    GFC: Lulu
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I added JewelryByJesse to my favorites on Etsy: MelissaLulu
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I follow These are the Random Days of My Life with GFC: Lulu
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/144019396434731009
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I liked http://www.etsy.com/listing/87501028/chalcedony-and-fresh-water-pearl-pendant

    Following both on GFC

    GFC Name: Sangeeta G
    Email ID: sangeeta.govindan@gmail.com

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  33. Checked her shop and faved on Etsy (TrinketsByLeah)

    Of her all jewelry items, this is my favorite:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/82578245/silver-star-with-lapis-center

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  34. i love http://www.etsy.com/listing/86465521/sunny-howlite-necklace-with-butterfly

    karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  35. MagicByLeah entry #4
    faved on Etsy (TrinketsByLeah)

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  36. Love the "a little bird told me" necklace. New gfc follower as jhb.

    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  37. I LOVE the Silver Star Lapis Center Earrings!! (I LOVE LAPIS!!) and I also like the Dragon Vein Pendant on braided leather cord!!

    megnate at telus dot net

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  38. I follow Jesse's Blog on GFC (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  39. I added jewelry by jesse to my faves on etsy (id: megnate)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  40. I follow Emkatcreations on twitter as zaira_faith

    megnate at telus dot net

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  41. like the large turquoise nugget pendant! following via gfc
    mshum19(@)yahoo(.)com

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  42. Favorited on etsy! may shum
    mshum19(@)yahoo(.)com

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  43. following "these are the random days" via gfc! may shum
    mshum19(@)yahoo(.)com

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  44. I love the Chalcedony and fresh water pearl pendant
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  45. My favorite item is:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87504611/ya-need-more-bling-cowgirl

    GFC: France Irish
    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Following Jesse’s blog

    GFC: France Irish
    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Added JewelryByJesse on Etsy
    http://www.etsy.com/people/franceirish?ref=si_pr

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Tweet URL:
    https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/144302363367309312

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. following(EmKatCreations) on twitter
    https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. Entry 1

    BLOG POST: http://prettyandfab.tumblr.com/post/13864396256/giveaway-featured-favorites-friday-natural-crafting

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Entry 2

    BLOG POST: http://prettyandfab.tumblr.com/post/13864396256/giveaway-featured-favorites-friday-natural-crafting

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. Entry 3

    BLOG POST: http://prettyandfab.tumblr.com/post/13864396256/giveaway-featured-favorites-friday-natural-crafting

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. Tweet URL:
    https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/144660014760607745

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  54. I love the LOVELY HOLIDAY BRACELET.

    GFC: Mary Preston

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  55. Tweet URL:
    https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/145026216896901121

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/145382117088575488

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  57. Following your blog! (ksyshenka)

    I adore and hearted Lapis Lazuli Ring (oksana2372 on Etsy)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61194629/lapis-lazuli-ring

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. Following Jesse’s blog These are the Random Days of My Life publicly through GFC! (ksyshenka)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I added JewelryByJesse to my favorites on Etsy! (oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Shared on FB:

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=191612934261491&id=100000966605964

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/145397241308397568

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Following you on Twitter! (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/145745525776449536

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. FB Post:
    https://www.facebook.com/franceirish/posts/189957741098207

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/145946332803235841

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/146121179017654273

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. I follow.
    I love the necklace called Pink and Sparkly.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  68. I follow Kitty Cats and AirplanesJesse's blog These are the Random Days of my Life via google.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  69. I added Jewelry By Jesse o my favorites on Etsy
    clenna emery

    clenna at aol dot com

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  70. I shared on my FB wall: https://www.facebook.com/clenna?ref=profile

    clenna at aol dot com

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  71. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/146303762942791680

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. GFC follower : Szappanbubi
    I love the The Coral Ring - Necklace
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67371887/the-coral-ring-necklace

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  73. Favourited the Jesse's shop on etsy: Szabina L

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  74. va has left a new comment on your post "Giveaway! Featured Favorites Friday: Natural Craft...":

    I like the chalcedony and fresh water pearl item .
    tumblemumbo at gmail.com
    thanks


    (I deleted this by accident)

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  75. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/146473216838336512

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/146685464642977792

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I love the Large Turquoise Nugget Pendant - but all so pretty!!

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  78. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/146838161107062784

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  79. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/147029075150647296

    (@oksana2372)

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  80. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/147202405031878656

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  81. I follow you via GFC.
    I love love love the Lapis Lazuli Ring!!!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  82. I follow their blog via GFC.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  83. I faved/hearted them via Etsy as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  84. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/147350568740986880
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  85. I follow you via Twitter as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  86. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/147388237495812096

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. Tweet URL:
    https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/147567599146901504

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

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