Thursday, July 19, 2012

Giveaway! - Silver Fox Gems ( Ended )

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Another Thursday - Another Giveaway!

This weeks giveaway is from Silver Fox Gems who is giving away Flower Gemstone Earrings !

Read ahead to learn more about this gifted jewelry designer, and see how to enter for your chance to win!

This giveaway is open Worldwide!

When did you start getting into crafting, and what did you start with?
Some of my earliest memories were of making something and that's pretty much been my whole life in one form or another. I've always been interested in learning something new. I've always painted, and when I was younger I got into making tsumami kanzashi, which of course evolved from doing origami with my dad when I was a little girl.
Jewelry is sort of a new adventure for me and I'm loving every minute of it. It's so rewarding to not only create with my own hands, but to see the enjoyment that someone else derives from wearing something that makes them feel good.

Do you work outside of your Etsy shop? If so, how do you find time for both?
I work full time outside of my jewelry business. It currently helps pay for supplies, though I hope one day to be able to cut back to just making jewelry. It can be tricky balancing both, but I like to make jewelry to relax and unwind from a busy day at work. I feel that if I am passionate about making jewelry, I will make time to do it.

How did you learn about Etsy?
It's been so long I can't even remember! I came to Etsy as a buyer way back in like 2007 and have been hooked ever since. It would take me years to figure out what I wanted to sell there, but I have been snapping up goods ever since.

When did you start your shop?
I started my shop earlier this year after making a bit of jewelry, selling locally, and teaching myself some new techniques. I knew from the beginning it was something I wanted to do. It was a bit intimidating at first but I'm so glad I have taken the plunge and joined the Etsy community!

Where does your inspiration for your items come from?
Nature, mostly. Mother Nature never seems to run out of creativity, I hope she doesn't mind me stealing some of her designs!

Is there a certain item with a story behind it?
There are several items in my shop that have Arabic names on them, a little tribute to the wonderful Middle Eastern Studies program I was a part of at Florida State University. Plus, the names are very pretty!

Do you have advice for any shops just starting?
Don't get discouraged! It's so easy to see low stats or other shops whizzing right by you, but if you're in it for the long haul be prepared to do some waiting. Oh, and learning. You'll be doing a lot of that, so keep an open mind and don't be afraid to ask for advice or help when you know you need it.

Do you have a Facebook fan page? Twitter?

Fun Questions to Get to Know You:

What is the furthest place you have traveled?
Panama. My mom's family is from there and when I was young we used to go every summer. These days I make it down there every couple of years, but each time is a great experience.

Which bad habits drive you crazy?
I'm naturally impatient, so when I'm ready to go, I'm ready to GO. So if you're committed to doing something with me, be ready!

Do you have any pets? 
I have two very silly beagle boys named Charlie and Baxter. When they aren't running around sniffing outside or inside taking a nap they are usually trying to get some attention... and this is usually when I'm trying to work.

If you could get back a lost item from your past, what would it be?
Oh man. Just one item? I think I have enough lost stuff to fill boxes. I think I would like to see a lot of the artwork that I made as a kid, but I had so much of it that it was probably inevitable that it would go missing.

What is your favorite food?
Tacos, hands down. They're just so versatile and you can stuff them full of anything. I think I probably have tacos about twice a week.

* What You Can Win *

Flower Gemstone Earrings - $75 Value
These earrings are made with labradorite and smoky quartz gemstones and gold fill wire.

This giveaway is open Worldwide!

All entries will be verified- Please use Rafflecopter to complete your entries, so they are documented! You will find the links for each entry when you click "Do it". Please enter the additional information for verification if needed. If you are selected and the information needed is blank - YOU WILL NOT WIN, another person will be selected! It is not necessary to leave your email in the comments, Rafflecopter will keep track and give me the winners email for notification. Winner will have 48 hours to respond. Thanks for participating! 

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rusty said...

This is my favourite photo in this blog entry:
Very pretty. :3

Lauren E. said...

my favorite pic:

Melani A said...

My favourite photo :)

moonsword said...

The last photo, showing the Green amethyst and tundra sapphire gemstone necklace, is my favorite. Cheers!

Sunshine1927 said...

My favourite is:

Thanks for the great giveaway! :D

Clara said...

My favorite photo is the teacup with earrings!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

My favorite photo in this blog feature is the actual prize to be won, the flower earrings! :) They are so pretty!

Irene (Josslight089) said...

Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway! :D

my favorite photo is:

GFC: Irene(Josslight089)


Lulu said...

My favorite photo is the very first earrigns:
GFC: Lulu

Melody said...

Photo #6. the one with the green earrings with gold all around it.

GFC: Melody Johnson


Joka said...

I adore the first photo so nice and colorful

Natasha Fatah said...

Thank you for a lovely giveaway.
I love the first photo.

natashfatah at gmail dot com

~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

josipa24 said...

My favorite photo is with the earings which are the price of this great giveaway, I love them!

GFC: josipa24

Jennifer M said...

The best photo is this one:

the pink and green necklace. I think the composition and focus are well done.

lauren guilbeau said...

I love the teardrop earrings

snowhite said...

my favorite photo is

gibberish said...

Definitely the Flower Gemstone Earrings photo is my favourite.
Rafflecopter name is Julie G.

Amber said...

My favorite photo in this blog is the Green amethyst and tundra sapphire gemstone necklace
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Rozzie said...
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Chicca said...

My fav is:

Karen said...

My favorite photo is the bottom one.

Francesca said...

I love this item:

GFC: Francesca
FB: Francesca Biondina
Email: redicoppe(at)inwind(dot)it

I hope to win.. finger crossed! ;)

Mery said...

jhitomi said...

My favorite photo is the green heart shaped pendant, but all the pieces are so beautiful, the photos all catch the eye.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

kat said...

My fave is the 6th heart shaped pendant.

piukina said...

This is my favourite photo in this blog entry:

GFC Francesca Scirpoli

simonagiveaway said...

my fav photo is

Florinda said...

My favorite photo is the green heart shaped pendant, but everything is beautiful! *.*

e.mail: floryfrancy[at]inwind[dot]it

bloomers said...

My favourite photo is the 2nd one down of the earrings hanging on the teacup

la fra said...

my favourite:
I love this necklace!!! *.*

GFC: la fra
FB: Francesca Romana Mazzuca

finger crossed!!!

Shirley Garrity said...

My favorite is the one right above the last pic of the earrings that are up for giveaway. ; ) But, everything is sooo pretty it is hard to pic a fav!

kitblu said...
Earrings with black and honey-coloured stones and gold wire.

Bee W Bedard said...

my fav is the green gold earrings

Gothicrise said...

I like photo 5

CrippleHorse said...

I love the green amethyst heart necklace pic!!


Loredana said...

I like the earrings in the sixth photo!
gfc: Loredana

Heather Dowley said...

My favorite photo is the second one with the cup with the colorful earrings hanging off it!



Zoe Lee said...

I love the green amethyst heart it!


Emily said...

I love the sixth photo (the earrings)!

Ami said...

Such pretty jewelry!

AmbreRose said...

The 2nd photo down with the teal drops and multi gemstones at the top. Beautiful! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

My favorite photo

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Facebook name - Linda Meyers-Gabbard
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Carla G said...

I like the Green Gem on the multicolored / multistranded necklace. The last photo. :)

rosewendy said...

The beautiful heart-shaped crystal necklace with a cluster of pink, blue & white beads. Lovely, romantic, feminine piece in beautiful colours.

zmb said...

I like the top pair of earrings.

Elena V said...

My favorite photo is the one with earrings hanging off a tea cup.

Vicki S said...

My favorite is this one -

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

I LOVE them all - but my most favorite favorite is probably #11 - Feather tassle gemstone necklace with labradorite and topaz - I just LOVE this one which I have Etsy "hearted" and also shared on both FB & Twitter! But honestly each and every one is gorgeous! (Silver Fox Gems is one of my most favorite Jewelry stores on Etsy and anywhere!)

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

Lindsey said...


Cindy Ramirez said...

My favorite picture, which is the same I pinned just a few seconds ago, is the Gemstone flower earrings in prehnite and tourmalated quartz.

shahida bawa said...

The eearrings hanging on the tea cup! Cute photo!

Reeva M. said...

the teardrop earrings are my favorite

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