Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Giveaway Feature - JPrideJewelry

1. Where can we find your work and what do you create?

My work is almost exclusively on Etsy (http://jpridejewelry.etsy.com), although I do sell some locally (Raleigh/Cary, NC) by word-of-mouth.  I may put an item or two on Ebay every once in a while just for the heck of it.

What  make is jewelry for women.  Necklaces, bracelets, earrings.. that sort of thing.  I'm still pretty new to selling what I create, so I haven't settled into a particular style.  If you look, my collection is fairly eclectic.  From a simple single strand of beads with a charm, to delicately linked bead units.  I'm starting to get into chain mail and wire work, so we'll see how that goes.

You can also read my blog entry about my bead soup and what I'm going to do with it.  These pieces are some that will be going on Ebay.  I'd like to get maximum exposure for this particular sale and you'll see why when you read the post! http://jewelry-by-jp.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-bead-soup.html

2. What's your favorite part about being an independent artist?

My favorite part of being an independent artist is that it gives me an outlet for my pent-up creative energy.  I have ADD, and so most things I find tedious, yet I can make a necklace with over 2000 beads without batting an eye.

3. Where do you find your inspiration?

My inspiration comes primarily from my imagination.  That or impulse.  What I mean by impulse is I'l be strolling along in the bead shop, having already picked out what I came for, and I'll see something that I have to have because I immediately see it for what it can become.  My Peruvian Pink Opal earrings are a prime example.  I saw them at the last minute, but what I saw was not a bowl of pink beads.  I saw a beautiful pair of earrings with that soft pink paired with pale blue-green.

Other inspiration comes from books or magazines.  In those cases it's a particular technique I want to try, or a new color that I've never used before.

4. What advice would you give to other artists?

Advice for other artists?  Oh gosh, I'm still looking at more established artists myself.  I think the advice I would give to those just starting out is to be persistent and determined.  Don't give up because you aren't making any sales.  Don't be afraid to put yourself out there, otherwise your chances of success are kinda slim.  If I hadn't put myself out there, I wouldn't be participating in things like Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party, or Bead Table Wednesday on Flickr, or being featured here. ;)

Now that you've met Jennifer - ready to win???

Here's Jennifer's Description about the bracelet - which is titled Golden Garden Butterflies.  Rose gold combines with Swarovski crystal to form this bracelet which brings to mind butterflies lazily fluttering in a garden.  The rose gold components are rose gold plated over copper and the bracelet is 6 3/4" long. 
Valued at $35.

How can you win?
1. Comment on this entry
2. Share their favorite item from her shop(s) (scroll up for links)
3. Plurk or twitter about it and leave a comment with link.
4. Blog about it and leave a comment with link
5. Purchase an item from her shop (for 5 entries) (links above)

Important: All entries must be submitted by comments on this blog post.
I'm keeping track of the entries, so telling Jennifer about them won't help :P

Normally I announce my winners on Saturday - but not this week!
I'll announce the winner on Sunday since I'm posting this a day late :)

Are you interested in being featured on this blog? You would receive a week's worth of free promotion from me! What does that mean? I promote my giveaway features on a daily basis (barring emergency's) and your shop will be promoted to over 100 facebook fans, 130 people on Plurk, 4 teams on Etsy, and non-site-specific jewelry/blogging group, and on Artfire! That's a lot of chances for people to discover YOUR work.  Interested? Just leave me a comment or e-mail me at roseworksjewelryATgmailDOTcom.


I LOVE color! said...

Hey Jenny did you see whst I created with the flat bottomed marbles. I just love the marbles Thanks, I am pleased with the results.
I am so impressed with your work. so delicate. Be Blessed

Sissy and Jack's said...

What nice article! It is a tie between the czech crystal necklace the the garnet grape necklace.
Jenny, Keep up the good work and get out there locally and do some shows.



Deci said...

Very pretty bracelet. I have had a great time with Bead Soup, looking forward to your piece.

Deci said...

I like the Glittery Copper Glass Snake Pendant, so simple, yet so effective.

Deci said...

I blogged http://gemtrails.blogspot.com/2011/02/jpridejewelry-giveaway.html

French Elegant Jewelry said...

What a beautiful bracelet I would love to win it.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I like the adorable owl necklace my friend loves owls and I have been hunting for owls for her birthday.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I like the adorable owl necklace my friend loves owls and I have been hunting for owls for her birthday.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I blogged on my blog http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eGOcXUd8Vz0/TVrOB5fcgII/AAAAAAAADqg/SfrCCHVURio/s1600/JPride2.jpg


rockcreekcreations said...

I ended up here from gem trails blog. Neat bracelet!

MaggieMay said...

Love the necklace and the bracelet is gorgeous. I took a peek at your studio and fell in love with your "Pink Swirl Glass Necklace". Its so elegant looking.



MaggieMay said...

MaggieMays has blogged about your
http://jewelry-by-jp.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-bead-soup.html. What a story if I may say so. I've also tweeted!

Katherine said...

Would it be shameless to say I love that bracelet and I'm only commenting to have a shot at the giveaway? :P

MaggieMay said...

That bracelet is calling my name! I told my husband about it and he even looked at it and feels the same and said "Honey that's you!