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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Artist Feature + Giveaway: Folklure

The winner of last week's giveaway is entry #29, Loraleigh ! Congratulations! Look out for an e-mail from Dala!
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T H I S   W E E K ' S   G I V E A W A Y

   A RING FROM FOLKLURE!

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a young stay at home mom with a creative soul. In those magical naptime hours I turn my back to the cheerio and fingerpaint mess of my house to make jewelry pieces for my Etsy shop, Folklure. I am not only the mommy to 'Terrible Two' Evelyn and 11 month baby Flora, but I am also the proud wife of an Airman. I feel very lucky to be able to stay home to pursue my creative dreams and to care for my beautiful girls :)

How did you get into making jewelry?
I'm a capricious girl, so on a whim I decided to start making jewelry when a local craft store had a huge 'jewelry supply' sale. From there I practiced techniques and used different mediums, slowly starting to develop the style that is now Folklure. After receiving many compliments on my pieces I decided to close my Etsy shop at that time- a shop specializing in hand knit baby items, and in place start a new, jewelry focused one.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
I have always been attracted to the metaphysical meanings of stones,herbs, stars, everything around us! So as my shop name suggests, I like to include the folklore of nature in my jewelry. I choose stones that have positive meanings, and create a piece of jewelry that evokes the true feeling of the stone.I focus on not just the materials but the wearer as well as I design my piece. I try to incorporate personalized hand stamped details in my jewelry in an effort to create a truly unique,personal accessory. Folklure is where whimsical meets practical- statement jewelry that is perfectly wearable in the everyday travels of life.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not designing jewelry?
Knitting, crochet, blogging, cross stitching and reading. I've been crocheting since I was a little girl and have been an avid knitter for the past year. Knitting unnecessary sweaters for my Vegas babies consumes more of my time then jewelry design. Oddly, I actually think of myself as more of a knitter, then a jewelry designer. I feel I sell jewelry pieces to buy more yarn for knitting!

H O W   T O   E N T E R:

1. Follow this blog and leave a comment below with your e-mail address.

E X T R A   C R E D I T:

1. Visit the Folklure shop and comment here with your favorite item.
2. Share this giveaway on TwitterPlease use this tweet:
I entered to win the coolest ring on @julieannart blog! http://tinyurl.com/3mkd9g6 
3. Like this giveaway on Facebook using the share button below.
4. Become a fan of Folklure's Facebook page .
5. Grab one of my buttons in the left column and share it on your blog.

Be sure to leave an additional comment for each extra credit option! That gives you a total of six chances to win!

I will announce the winner, chosen by random.org, here in one week! Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. key_key0809@yahoo.com

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  2. Favorite piece is" Personalized Feather and Blue Quartz Point Necklace:Peace"

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  3. I'm a follower.

    cabootique[at]live[dot]com

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  4. I love the Raw Citrine Quartz Ring.

    cabootique[at]live[dot]com

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  5. Beautiful article and beautiful jewelry!

    designs@evenandy.com

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  6. My favorite piece is the 'Blue Lagoon necklace'.

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  7. Hi!

    I'm a current GFC Follower under: SAUCY | f. | BABY

    saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

    - Nicole

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  8. My fave item from Folklure is the Purple Onyx Arrowhead Necklace

    saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

    - Nicole

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  9. gfc follower
    tumblemumbo at gmail.com

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  10. http://www.etsy.com/listing/74601599/chalcedony-druzy-star-necklace

    tumblemumbo at gmail.com

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  11. liked folklure under ana amanti
    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  12. I follow!

    Contact: http://megansbeadeddesigns.etsy.com

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  13. So many gorgeous items in this shop! But i gotta love this piece the best! http://www.etsy.com/listing/76919968/the-blue-lagoon-cut-mineral-necklace

    Contact: http://megansbeadeddesings.etsy.com

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  14. Ah...we did a giveaway and feature with Amanda...she's great. I love all her work! I am already a follower.

    aomillerL16@gmail.com

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  15. Wow! I follow this blog

    amyrhenderson @ gmail.com

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  16. I like folklure on facebook

    amyrhenderson @ gmail.com

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  17. I am in love with Amethyst Drop Necklace it is so amazing and my engagement ring is amethyst. love it!

    amyrhenderson @ gmail.com

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  18. I tweeted as @memymarie. lovely giveaway!

    amyrhenderson @ gmail.com

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  19. I liked this blog post on Facebook

    amyrhenderson @ gmail.com

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  20. daniellefracassa@yahoo.com. and followed, of course. :-)

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  21. This is so pretty: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76916887/personalized-violet-mineral-necklace-cut

    I'd say that's my favorite.

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  22. and posted to the Tweeter!

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  23. i just popped over here from yellow bird, yellow beard and am glad i did! cute blog, i am definitely following :]

    michaelannn at gmail dot com

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  24. GFC: Niiic
    Mail: x_hubba.bubba_x[at]yahoo[dot]com


    My favorite item is "Personalized Feather and Blue Quartz Point Necklace: PEACE "

    Tweeted as @hubba1bubba : http://twitter.com/#!/hubba1bubba/status/95734242536992768

    Liked on Facebook as Nicoleta Alexandra

    Fan of Folklure's as Nicoleta Alexandra

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  25. Following your blog! (ksyshenka)

    I adore The Ring!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I adore and hearted Green Speckled Jasper Dangle Point Earrings (oksana2372 on Etsy)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/96289495657361409

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I like this giveaway on Facebook!

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I like Folklure on FB and sent regards from you:

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=179468342118252&id=100000966605964

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Thank you for this! :)

    I am a follower of your blog via GFC as Tirabaralla.

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  31. My fave oin Folklure's shop is this customizable necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76916887/personalized-violet-mineral-necklace-cut
    wonderful!

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  32. I twitted about your giveaway here: http://twitter.com/#!/Tirabaralla/status/96564074569138176 :)

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  33. I am a fan of Folklure on Facebook, I am Giovanna V. on FB.

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  34. already following ;)
    sarahazhezha at gmail dot com

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  35. love the The Celestial: crochet metallic bib necklace with beads

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  36. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/azhezha/status/96803447143268352

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  37. likes on fb: https://www.facebook.com/azhezha/posts/2230875813115

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  38. I follow your blog via GFC - Cynthia Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  39. My favorite item is the The Blue Lagoon: cut mineral necklace

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  40. Tweet
    https://mobile.twitter.com/hofken/status/97504449743962113

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  41. I Like this giveaway on Facebook - Cynthia M Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  42. I am a fan of Folklure's Facebook page - Cynthia M Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  43. GFC follower = Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  44. Folklure Fan on fb = Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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