Sunday, August 28, 2011

Meet the Artist and Giveaway: Amelia from Vector

Okay, all you jewelry addicts, wood lovin' gals and altogether groovy readers.
I've got a really cool peace piece to giveaway from VectorCloud.
One lucky reader is going to win this funtastic lasercut wooden Vintage Van Necklace!

Vintage Van Necklace (w/personalized engraving)
Buy it here
I first fell in love with VectorCloud when I stumbled upon this unique little robot necklace (yes, I'm obsessed with robots...)

Robot with a Heart
Buy it here
Amelia is no one-trick-pony. She can do amazing things with all types of jewelry, like these fun hot air balloon dangly earrings:


Hot Air Balloon Earrings
Buy it here
Or these adorable little studs:

Squirel & Pine Cone Earrings
Buy it here
This is not your run of the mill laser cut wood jewelry. Amelia can custom make items like these amazing little house necklaces, too!

Custom  'House'  Pendant /Brooch/Ornament (One of A Kind, made just for you)
Buy it here
I could fill pages with all the fun stuff from her shop, but I'll let you head on over and check it out yourself. In the meantime, let's find out more about Amelia and the direction her shop is taking:

Amelia
Q: Tell us a little about yourself/your shop.
A: My name is Amelia and I live in Queens, New York with my husband and one year old son. VectorCloud is a home based design studio that I started about 1.5 years ago. VectorCloud focuses on laser cut design products ranging from jewelry, to clocks and home decor.


Q: How did you get started making laser cut designs? 
A: I started this endeavor after working at an NFP helping kids in the Bronx learn CAD programs to create a variety of projects using a laser cutter. The experience really inspired me and opened up new perspectives on what I can do with my skills.


Q: What do you like about Etsy?
A: I love how convenient and easy it is for people to start selling their handcrafted items on Etsy. Etsy provides space for independent artists to develop. 


Q: You've been very successful in your shop in a relatively short period of time. To what do you attribute your success?
A: Lots of exploration and hard work. 
Amelia's Work Space



Q: Do you have any advice for new sellers?
A: One of the first things you have to ask yourself is who would buy your products and how do you differentiate yourself/store from the others. Finding a niche that not a lot of people have done already and that you are really good at should be the focus of your entrepreneurial journey. 



Q: What is your favorite laser cut piece? 
A: The Dress Up Polly Necklace. It takes a lot longer to make, but I've never seen anything like it on the market and it has been one of the best sellers. 


Dress-Up Polly Necklace
Buy it here

Q: Where do you find inspiration for your designs? 
A: I love browsing various blogs online, not only to find out what's 'current' but also to get inspired from many other disciplines such as interior design, graphic design, fashion, and children's products.

Q: What are your future plans for your shop
A: To do more wholesale and consignments, as well as exploring other lines of products. 


Eco-Retro Desk Clock
Buy it here
Q: Just for fun, what is the last thing you bought yourself on Etsy?
A: The last thing I bought for my self was a handmade baby carrier from twirlybirdbaby  :) It looks similar to this one.

Let's show this hard-workin' mama some love.

How to Enter the Giveaway:

1. Follow this blog (Mandatory)
and leave a comment here saying you did.

2. "Heart" VectorCloud on Etsy
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.


3. "Tweet" about the VectorCloud Giveaway 
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.

4. "Like" VectorCloud on Facebook
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.


5. Leave a comment on Facebook about your favorite item
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.


Best of luck to all who enter. And thanks Amelia for joining us!


Make sure to visit the Giveaways tab for more great prizes!


Fine Print:

Only 5 entries per household please
1 winner will be chosen September 7th 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 

110 comments:

  1. WOW!! What an awesome artist. They are all such beautiful pieces.

    I follow this blog via GFC.

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  2. I "Hearted" VectorCloud on Etsy (katfries)

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  3. I "Like" VectorCloud on Facebook (Katrina Fries)
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  4. I left a comment on VectorCloud's FB wall with my favorite item: Chunky Old Camera (Photo necklace).
    (katrina fries)

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  5. I follow on gfc
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  6. i heart vector cloud on etsy
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  7. i tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/yanuzo/status/107984231640215552
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  8. I follow this blog, as Debbie (CrippleHorse)

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  9. I hearted VectorCloud on Etsy, as deoboro

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  10. I like VectorCloud on Facebook, as Despina Vnt

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  11. I left a comment on their Facebook page, with my favourite item, as Despina Vnt

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  12. I Hearted VectorCloud on Etsy

    my Etsy name is Janenes51

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  13. I tweeted this giveaway on Twitter..
    https://twitter.com/#!/neeners50/status/108160972316884992

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  14. I Like VectorCloud on Facebook
    Janene Scarborough on Facebook

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  15. I left a comment on Facebook about my favorite item

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  16. I follow this blog via GFC.

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  17. I already hearted Vector Cloud on Etsy (houseofplush).

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  18. I like Vector Cloud on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

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  19. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect as Amber
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  20. I heart VectorCloud's Etsy shop - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  21. I tweeted about the giveaway, I'm @AmberGoo;
    http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/108185741221314560
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  22. I follow this blog!

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  23. I hearted VectorCloud on etsy! katy010305

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  24. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/KatyLMA/status/108204584752779264

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  25. I like VectorCloud on facebook! Katy A.

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  26. i follow your blog!
    such cutie items you make~! neraidodhmiourgies@gmail.com

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  27. i heart ur etsy account !
    xxx
    fairycreations

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  28. I am following your wonderful blog via GFC! : )

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )

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  29. I "hearted" VectorCloud on Etsy…....username: leahita! : )

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  30. I just "liked" VectorCloud on FB (Leah F.)...Thanks again! : )

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  31. Hi Melanie!, I follow your blog as Hobbies from the Heart :)

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  32. gfc follower as jhb
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  33. hearted the shop as jhbalvin. I love everything. The French Bulldog necklace and retro guitar are two of my faves.
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  34. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower as Diana

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  35. I "Hearted" VectorCloud on Etsy as artdem

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  36. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/artdem83/status/108625703649542144

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  37. I "Like" VectorCloud on Facebook as Demitra Giote

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  38. I left a comment on their Facebook page, with my favourite item, as Demitra Giote

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  39. I like your Eco-Retro Desk Clock...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  40. I follow you via gfc....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  41. I hearted your etsy shop...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  42. I follow your blog
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  43. The Retro TV Brooch is a fun idea. And the Robot is very cute too. I have given the shop my heart.

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  44. I am already following your blog <3

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  45. I heart Vector Cloud on Etsy!
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  46. I follow you as Netti.

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  47. I like VectorCloud on Facebook as Anett Piros.


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  48. I left a comment on VectorCloud's Facebook page with my favorite item: Robot with a Heart.

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  49. GFC: Nóra

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  50. left a comment:https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150274756426471&id=123243391470

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  51. I'm following!! :)

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  52. following you via GFC

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  53. hearted VectorCloud on etsy- username bokononist

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  54. I am following your blog (my name here is Front Porch Reviews).

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  55. I "hearted" you on Etsy. (my account there is madewithourhands).

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  56. I liked VectorCloud on Facebook.

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  57. I posted my favorite item(s) on VectorCloud's facebook page.

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  58. GFC follower of this blog (Katarzyna)

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  59. "Hearted" VectorCloud on Etsy as Kaziuta

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  60. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Kaziutka/status/109739762201530369

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  61. Hi, I followed via GFC :)

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  62. Hearted VectorCloud (Etsy username: peachmocha)

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  63. Liked VectorCloud on FB! (FB name: Eonyoung Chung)

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  64. Left a comment on the FB page!

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  65. I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. I hearted VectorCloud on etsy as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. I like VectorCloud on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. I tweeted-https://twitter.com/#!/409cope/status/110360598239395841 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  69. Following the blog via Google Friend Connect

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  70. Hearted the shop!(under CupcakesandFoodstuff)

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  71. Following you on Twitter(@IMIS19) and I also tweeted!
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  72. Liked you on Facebook(Under Elizabeth Simi W)

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  73. Following you via email! Lifeismyvirtue@Hotmail.com

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  74. I followed this blog! Under my blogspot account of course. My email is mtaggart4852@gmail.com

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  75. I hearted Vector Cloud on etsy under the username sweetsweetmorgan, my email is mtaggart4852@gmail.com

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  76. I liked VecorCloud on facebook under Morgan Taggart, my email is mtaggart4852@gmail.com

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  77. I also wrote on the wall of Vector cloud telling my favorite item, which was hot air balloon dangly earrings! My email is mtaggart4852@gmail.com Hope I win, thank you for the opportunity. :D

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  78. Enter Me pls...

    GFC Follower: Cielo

    God Bless and more power

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  79. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/brownpinay/status/110596771947888640

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  80. https://www.facebook.com/mariaamorcielo/posts/256481921048907

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  81. I really love the Robot with a Heart it is so cute and delightful to see

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  82. Follow you on GFC. Thank you!

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  83. Heart on Etsy.
    Name: SweepstakeLover

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  84. Like on FB: http://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover

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  85. Commented on FB: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150278745851471&id=123243391470

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  86. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/sweepstakelover/status/110669853408497664

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  87. follower

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  88. http://twitter.com/#!/StopDropandRead/status/110748538023063552

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  89. facebook like

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  90. Sheree said
    I follow your blog.
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  91. sheree said I heart v cloud on etsy.
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  92. I love the necklace! :)
    I am new gfc follower as Marina D.

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  93. I hearted shop as isollea :)

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  94. And I liked it on facebook as Marina M.B.

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  95. Following on GFC as PennyMindingMom.

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  96. Hearted shop on Esty as PennyMindingMom

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  97. Tweeted

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  98. Liked VectorCloud on FB as Eli Carver.

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  99. Posted on Their Wall!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/VectorCloud/123243391470?sk=wall#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150280150091471&id=123243391470

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  100. I follow you via GFC as Ana D

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  101. I am, have been, a member of your blog.

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  102. Follower: Lyudmila
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  103. Like on fb=Lyudmila Sizova
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  104. Super Yayness ! I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
    Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

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  105. Hi, I already fan of VectorCloud in FB name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

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  106. Is the anticipation killing you? I'm on it!

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