Saturday, August 13, 2011

Meet the Artist and Giveaway: Adrienne from adrienneaudrey





You guys aren't going to believe what I'm giving away next! 


For all you jewelry junkies out there, I've teamed up with Adrienne of adrienneaudrey 
who is giving away these fantastic earrings!

Buy it here
Adrienne's shop is filled to the brim with must have accessories made from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You'll see some of it here, but you'll be missing out if you don't go take a look for yourself!

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: Hello! I'm Adrienne and I live in Washington State. I was born in Canada and moved to the US about 2 years ago to come live with my husband when we got married. I live on a farm out in the country with a whole bunch of pets! I have a home and garden blog called Crafty Little Gnome and an Etsy shop where I sell handmade accessories called Adrienne Audrey Jewelry. I like to spend my time offline working on craft projects, gardening, and different home improvement projects around the house. 


Q: I understand you are relatively new to the US, and yet not far from home. What do you like most about living here? What do you miss about BC?

A: To be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to like living in the states only because I love Canada so much and it will always be my home. I love it here though! The great thing about the U.S. it that it's a huge diverse country. You can literally go to the desert, arctic, tropics, mountains and so much more without leaving the country. In Canada the only place you can go with relatively nice weather year round is Vancouver. 

Petite Pomme Red Apple Necklace
Buy it here
Q: It looks as though you live on a farm, with all the plants, animals, and nearby berry picking! Have you always been outdoorsy?
A: I've always loved nature and like to spend as much time in it as possible. I love living out on a farm and will probably never move. 

Q: What made you decide to sell jewelry on Etsy?
A: I stumbled upon Etsy when I was looking for jewelry for my wedding. I had no idea that people were selling handmade items online and being quite successful! I decided an online shop was perfect for me since there is little start up costs. I can be quite a shy gal so the ability to "hide" behind the computer screen is definitely appealing!  I make a ton of crafts and handmade items in "real life" but I decided to sell jewelry because I love to wear it,  it's relatively easy to make, cheap to ship and popular with online customers.

Q: Who/What inspires you?
A: I am inspired by nature and pop culture. I love fairy tales and vintage. I get inspired by other artists and art. 


Vampire Bite Necklace Silver Chain with Red Crystals
Buy it here
Q: What is the most popular item in your shop?
A: My Vampire Bite necklaces have been a huge hit with the Tween crowd and my Lace necklaces have been very popular with brides. Anything Alice in Wonderland inspired usually sells well too. 


Q: What do you think is the secret to the success of your shop?
A: I think I have been successful because I work extremely hard. In the beginning I spent hours reading everything I could about how to run a successful online shop and a ton of time promoting my shop any way I could. I'm constantly tweaking and trying to improve. I have come a long way since I first started. I'm still not at the level I would like to be at. It's hard to have patience. Results take time and when you are working so hard it's easy to get frustrated when things aren't happening as fast as you would like. 


Q: Where do you promote your shop (blog, Facebook, Twitter, ads, etc.)
A: I promote on Facebook, Twitter and my blog. I have done giveaways and promotions with other blogs and advertising on several blogs and sites like craftcult. I use free social media sites like Stumble Upon, Flickr, Pintrest, Craft Juice, Craftgawker to promote my work. Basically I have tried everything and they each have helped in their own way.  The best promotion was when Jezebel featured a few of my necklaces on their site last Christmas. I had a huge surge in sales.  Free promotion like that is always awesome. 

Black Miniature Harmonica Necklace
Buy it here
Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of in regards to your shop?
A: I am really proud that I actually have had success on Etsy and make money off of my creativity. It just feels so good when a customer writes you an email telling you how much they love their jewelry.  That always makes my day. 
Seafoam Green Cherry Blossom Ring
Buy it here


Q: What are your future plans for your shop?
A: I plan to keep on posting new items in my shop and getting ready for the fall and Christmas shopping season. I might open a second store with home and garden related items.


Q: Just for fun, who is your favorite supplier?
A: TheThinVeil


Whistle Necklace Silver Tone with Silver ChainAdrienne sent me one of her "musical" necklaces to try out. In case you were wondering, it is a real whistle. My kids really get a kick out of it! Surprisingly it's light as a feather, and it goes with practically everything, business or casual. Rest assured, when you purchase an item from adrienneaudrey you'll be satisfied with the high quality chains, fasteners and jump rings used. She also sends her items out in gift boxes, wrapped with a satin ribbon making them ready for gifting. I was amazed with how quickly it arrived to my home, just a few days after she'd sent it!

Are you ready to find out how to get some amazing jewelry of your own? Alright already! Let's get to the details.

How to Enter the Giveaway:
1. Follow this blog
and leave a comment here saying you did.


2. Follow Adrienne's blog Crafty Little Gnome 
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.

3. Visit adrienneaudrey and give an item(s) a heart 
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.


Bonus: 
Sure, you may win the earrings, but I know you saw something else you can live without!
Well, lucky you, Adrienne is offering an Exclusive Coupon Code for 20% off your entire purchase!
Use the code MODERN at checkout to take advantage of this very generous offer.




Fine Print:

Only 3 entries per household please
1 winner will be chosen August 22nd at midnight PST
Winner will be chosen by random.org
Entries will be validated
Winner will be announced here
Winner will have 3 days to contact me, 
after which a new winner will be chosen
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter 

57 comments:

  1. I follow this blog by email

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  2. I visited adrienneaudrey and gave a heart to the lovely Ivory Lace Necklace
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79692130/ivory-lace-necklace
    Etsy name: deboro)

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  3. Following this blog
    http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

    Contact me via:
    http://christiecottage.etsy.com

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  4. Following her blog too


    http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

    Contact me via:
    http://christiecottage.etsy.com

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  5. I follow your blog via email

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  6. I already am a follower of Crafy Little Gnome via gfc but under languagelady@gmail.com (not sure why I'm under two different emails)

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  7. I hearted quite a few things actually. All the message in the bottle necklaces and the compass ring. They're AWESOME. (My etsy is soapboxstuff) I also really love fairytales, I love adventure, forbidden love, magic, mystery, mahem. It's just so exciting. And I'm like a little kid, love simple things, love to draw with crayons. I love stories. And I love all of the jewelry! In the past, I haven't really liked lace, but it's recently been growing on me, and these earrings are fabulous.

    thatladysoapboxpreacher@gmail.com

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  8. I follow Crafty little gnome on GFC.

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  9. I gave her Ivory Lace Necklace a heart on Etsy!

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  10. gfc follower of this blog.
    Kristen
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  11. GFC following you
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  12. GFC following her
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  13. hearted the Alice in Wonderland Message in a Bottle Necklace with Key charm and Silver Chain as alliegal101
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

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  14. I am following your blog - ktkatherine
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  15. I follow Adrienne's blog - ktkatherine
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  16. I gave the teal geode agate necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/70615666/teal-geode-agate-necklace-with-brass a heart! (bowsnbuttons)
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  17. Following your blog via GFC under Berendina

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  18. Following Adrienne's blog Crafty Little Gnome via GFC under Berendina

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  19. Hearted the Key necklace brass with yellow flower charm and chain under my user name SugarGumDrops.

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  20. Following your blog!
    Reniazen
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  21. Following Crafty Little Gnome!
    reniazen
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  22. Hearted shop and fave items as arkemp07
    Reniazen
    ashleyrn at gmail dot com

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  23. GFC follower of this blog (Katarzyna)

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  24. GFC follower of Crafty Little Gnome (Katarzyna)

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  25. I hearted my favorite item as Kaziuta

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48876064/petite-pomme-green-granny-smith-apple

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  26. I followed crafty little gnome blog! melinda ann

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  27. I followed this blog! Melinda Ann

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  28. I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect.

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  29. I follow Adrienne's blog with Google Friend Connect.

    sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  30. I followed your blog!

    darlingcupcakez@gmail.com

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  31. Now following Adrienne's blog!

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  32. I hearted the Hot Pink Cherry Blossom Hairpins on Etsy!
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  33. I'm now following Modern Typography

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  34. I'm now following Adrienne's blog Crafty Little Gnome

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  35. I hearted the Ivory Lace Necklace with Silver Chain - bloomingblossom

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  36. I follow you via GFC - Cynthia Richardson

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  37. I follow Adrienne's blog via GFC - Cynthia Richardson

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  38. I hearted the Vinatage Glass Monocle Necklace with Silver Chain

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  39. I hearted Silver Glasses Necklace with Silver Chain on etsy (katfries)

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  40. i am already a gfc follower! (briana)
    brianaduda at gmail dot com

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  41. i am a new Crafty Little Gnome follower
    brianaduda at gmail dot com

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  42. i added the Petite Pomme Red Apple Necklace to my favorites
    brianaduda at gmail dot com
    etsy: SimplyBriana

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  43. I follow this blog via gfc

    Cerena Leigh
    LuckyCLDH(at)aol(dot)com

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  44. i follow crafty little gnome via gfc

    Cerena Leigh
    LuckyCLDH(at)aol(dot)com

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  45. I fell in love and hearted the alice in wonderland message in a bottle necklace and the silver whistle necklace.
    beautiful shop! i love it!

    Cerena Leigh
    LuckyCLDH(at)aol(dot)com
    etsy.com/shop/cerenaleigh

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  46. I'm a follower via GFC, meglenicole@yahoo.com

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  47. Followed Crafty Little Gnome via GFC
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  48. I hearted the silver glasses necklace (love it!) as meglenicole.
    meglenicole@yahoo.com

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  49. I visited the shop and my favorite is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63881046/blue-rose-necklace-with-silver-chain
    sinembadioglu1@hotmail.com

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  50. I'm a follower via GFC, sineminbahari@gmail.com=sineminbahari
    etsy=sineminbahari

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  51. I follow Adrienne's blog Crafty Little Gnome on GFC=sineminbahari

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  52. Follow via gfc both blogs -Lyudmila
    I like the Gold Plated Leaf Earrings
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  53. i follow clg on gfc
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  54. i follow on gfc
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  55. This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for all the love! Stayed tuned to find out who won :)

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