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