Monday, March 21, 2011

Giveaway Feature - Meri Greenleaf

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I'm very excited about this giveaway! Meri is one of my best friends. We've never met in person, but between a thousand and one e-mails, and a few phone calls, she's been there for me through thick and thin.


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

    I'm on Etsy (http://merigreenleaf.etsy.com) and Artfire (http://merigreenleaf.artfire.com), and I have a shop on Zibbet, too (http://www.zibbet.com/merigreenleaf), but I don't have as much stuff there. I make a random assortment of things, but almost everything is fantasy-inspired: cartilage earrings and ear cuffs, chainmaille, hemp jewelry, geeky keychains and phone charms (multi-sided dice- yay!), elf (and various other creature) ears and dragon horns, fantasy dolls, runestones, and lately I've started making framed fantasy embroidery, too. I have a very short attention span, in case it wasn't obvious. ;)

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

    Being able to make what I want to make- and being able to earn some money. I have health problems so I can't hold a regular job right now, so my online shops and craft shows are my only form of income at the moment.

  3. Where do you find your inspiration?

    Fantasy (especially “The Lord of the Rings”), literature (need to use my BA in English somehow!), mythology (usually Greek and some Celtic), Dungeons and Dragons... I'm a geek and I'm proud of it! I also get inspiration from nature- trees, forests and the ocean in particular. I'm a geeky elf-girl. ;)
  1. What advice would you give to other artists?

    Make what you want to make- create to make yourself happy, not to make what you think others will like. There will be people out there interested in what you do, even if you think you're the only person who would want it. And where's the fun in not making what you love? Follow your muse, fickle though it may be. :)



    Now for the Giveaway!

    Meri is giving you an option to pick any earring from her shop! 
    Here's what she says:

    I'm giving away a chain earring or an ear cuff of your choice from the earring section of my shop:
    http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&sc_id=56488&seller_id=30196&op=new
    For the chain ones, I can replace the pierced post with a slip-on cuff on the top, so don't worry if you don't have your cartilage pierced. I can even make the bottom post a clip-on if you have no piercings, or you can just go with a simple ear cuff earring- anyone can wear those. 

    So how can you win?


    1. Comment on this entry
    2. Share your favorite item from her shop (scroll up for link)
    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) (link above)

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

    Interested in doing an artist feature/giveaway on this blog? Just let me know!

    And there is still a sale going in my shop! 15% off at Rose Works Jewelry :)

43 comments:

aquariann said...

Meri is awesome! I own a pair of her crocheted ears and horns. And would love to add a cuffed version of http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=1873531 to my collection.

aquariann said...

I tweeted ~ http://twitter.com/#!/aquariann/status/50016485095124992

smiss00.artfire.com said...

I Love Meri's work! So awesome to see her giveaway!

I love this one: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=743963

fezabel said...

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=852177

This one is my favorite. But all of her jewelry is fabulous!

smiss00.artfire.com said...

I tweeted about this too! :)

http://twitter.com/#!/Smiss00/status/50224602273693696

Bewitching Dreams said...

Meri has such wonderful work!

This particular piece is just gorgeous! http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=1743164

Walk in the Woods said...

Meri's work is very cool ~ nice to get to know her a little bit better here!

Walk in the Woods said...

I really like the Sidhe Draoi - Celtic beaded hemp necklace or anklet in her ArtFire studio ~ really pretty!

Walk in the Woods said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/walkinthewoods1/status/50228873408954368

Veet Voojagig said...

I've loved Meri's stuff for years (it helps having lived on her couch for a bit and having her make practice things for you. Try it sometime) and I'm planning on raiding her shop sometime when I have more money.

http://www.plurk.com/p/bats07

I've listed a couple of my favorite things there!

coltpixy said...

I love a lot of the things Meri has made. Right now this one is my favorite http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=187145

Gondor Tari said...

My follower name is Gondor Tari, my mail is khelek18@gmail.com.

i love this earring!!!! http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=1783378

This is the tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LauraSanMur/status/50311631632203776

kisses!!!!

Tamara Olliver said...

Aaaah my favourite one is this http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=2852097

wizardewu said...

I love a lot of the chain earrings and earcuffs that Meri makes.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

My favorite item is the Imladris - Green, Blue and Silver Butterfly Cartilage Chain Earring. It's just gorgeous.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/50421305979305984
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

PerfectBlueMoon said...

What a unique style! I love the crocheted ears!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Heathery said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

Heathery said...

I love so much of her stuff! My favorite might be the snake of a gorgon cuff.
myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

eclairre said...

Id love to win :)

eclairre said...

Flower Cartilage Chain Earring in Purple and Silver
is gorgeous!

CharmN Jewelry said...

Nice ideas and creations for the upper pierce,there are not too many jewelry designers thinking about that one so innovatively.

Gift Ideas

Dawn said...

Love the cuff earrings! I have gauged piercings, so I get stuck wearing the same thing every day, but a cuff would add some fun to that! :)

lexacd said...

I would love to win a new cartilage earring!

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

lexacd said...

My favorite item is Crocheted Falling Leaves Lapghan Blanket:

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=203236

alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

Masha said...

i love Flower Fairy!

28 Sides Designs said...

Meri Rocks!! I love her cuff earrings and is one of main reasons I'm thinking of getting a cartilage piercing:
This has to be my fave: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=2959851 (along with about 20 others) lol

miha.ela said...

my fav:
http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=2720302
GFC: miha.ela
mihaela.mihordea(@) gmail(.) com

28 Sides Designs said...

Oh and Tweeted Here; http://twitter.com/28SidesDesigns/status/51397127640858624

Ginger said...

i think the Celtic Heart Cartilage Chain Earring in Green and Silver is pretty!

cyclona66 at aol dot com

Ginger said...

i love chainmaille! I think the Green and Black Chainmaille Handflower is cool.

cyclona66 at aol dot com

Lesa McMahon {@FreeEducationU} said...

love it... hope i win

Lesa McMahon {@FreeEducationU} said...

really like the Phoenix and Fire Fingerless Gloves

Lesa McMahon {@FreeEducationU} said...

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/FreeEducationU/status/51483649400512512

Barefooted Mama said...

Really cool! Would love to win.

Barefooted Mama said...

I think party tree one is my fav :D

Denise G said...

Enter me please! Love her jewelery!!

ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

Denise G said...

I really like the Flower Fairy - Green and Pink Double Cartilage Chain Earring

ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

Count me in! :)

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

I love these: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=3013836

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/my_wunderkammer/status/51601449511165952

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

Blogged: http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/110326_14.html
so.kitsch at gmail dot com

ktgonyea said...

I want:

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=743963

ktgonyea at gmail.com
Karen Gonyea

GFC Follower :)