Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bella Anela Giveaway ends 11.14

Who doesn't love pretty jewelry?!  Do you recall about a month ago, I ranted and raved about adorable earrings I got from Bella Anela?  Well, here's your chance to get your own if you haven't already!  Angela is offering one lucky reader a gift certificate to her etsy shop!  Angela, tell us about yourself...

Aqua Quartz and Coral Teardrop earrings
My name is Angela and I was born and raised in Hawaii. 
I've been creating jewelry for about six years now, thanks to a wonderful friend of mine who first taught me the wonders of wire wrapping. While her business has been flourishing over the past several years, I had been happily tinkering along, not overly concerned about what I was going to do with all of the stuff I had been making. Then, a little over a year ago, I discovered Etsy. **Pausing for the horrified gasps to abate and for jaws to be picked up off the floor** Yes. Thanks to a few supportive coworkers and some complete strangers, I've finally discovered a place where I can obsess over how many people have "favorited" my shop and if my pictures are as good as the next Esty seller's. But I'm mostly just jazzed that people all over the world can now see what I've been working on at 2 in the morning.
Ice Blue Swarovski Hoop Earrings

Much of my inspiration comes from fleeting glances of what some stranger was wearing as we happened to pass by one another. Rather than risk looking like a lunatic by running after them to ask if I could take a picture, or even hold it in my hands so I could study it for a minute (I promise I'll give it back!), I scramble to find a writing utensil and a scrap of paper. My sketches usually end up looking very little like what I thought I had remembered seeing in that fraction of a millisecond, but by then the spark has already been lit, and the wheels being a-turnin'.

Lace Blue and Cream Cuff
One of my favorite items is my Lace Blue and Cream Cuff.   This was the first one that I had made of that style, and I loved the process of figuring out how I could incorporate the different materials - fabric ribbon, lace, and various beads - to create a wearable piece of jewelry.

Now for the GIVEAWAY
One lucky follower will win a gift certificate for $10 to Bella Anela's etsy store! 

How to enter:
Mandatory:  You must be a follower of my blog!
Open to followers in the US 

1.  Mandatory Entry:  Check out Bella Anela's etsy store and then come back fill out form below.  Be sure to leave me your blogger ID (1 entry)

optional entries (1 entry for each one you do):
3.  Like Bella Anela on facebook and tell her Jewelry By J sent you
4.  Heart one of Bella Anela's item in her etsy store
6. Heart my etsy shop
7.  purchase an item from Bela Anela's etsy store (10 entries)

Contest ends on 11.14.2011
Winner will be chosen by


Brittany said...

I love Tiny Pink Freshwater Pearl Wire Wrapped Oval Silver Earring Hoops!

Brittany said...

Angela lives in Hawaii.

debra pauley said...

follow via gfc

Nicole V Lozano said...

What a fabulous shop Bella Anela has. Thanks for sharing

Sarah W said...

White Coin Pearl Gold Filled Adjustable Wire Ring: The Age of Aquarius