Cheri’s Pickin’s – Retro Recycled Jewelry

Hello and welcome to this edition of Cheri’s Pickin’s where I, your wonderful host, introduce you to some fabulous sellers and their wonderful goodies! There are so many fabulous sellers on etsy and all over the web and I am going to help you find some of them. I have asked each seller to give me a little info on themselves and their shop and at the end you will find out how you can win a free item! So, without further delay…. here is this weeks pickin’!

Retro Recycled Jewelry

A little about me, let’s see….Hmm… I make jewelry out of new and old game pieces, cupcake toppers, costume jewelry,buttons, and much more. Whatever catches my eye and I think will look great as a piece of jewerly, I am on it! I also knit. Just the basics, scarves, purses and cell phone/mp3 player cozies.

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I am a wife, mother of one, and I work in a local hospital in the accounting department.  I love to make jewelry, knit, read and shop for kitschy, retro items I can turn into jewelry.

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I have an etsy shop here:  retrorecycled.etsy.com

and a blog here: http://retrorecycledjewelry.vox.com/

I offer free shipping on all items, and my give away will be the 5 o’clock necklace.

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To enter:

  • go and look at retrorecycled
  • choose your favorite item
  • leave a comment here with your pick
  • don’t forget your e-mail address so I can contact you

The winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck to you all! Please, only one entry per person to make it fair. I will announce the winner Friday morning, December 12th! If winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

To earn extra entries:

  • Subscribe to my blog (1 entry)
  • Twitter this giveaway (1 entry)
  • Make a purchase from Retro Recycled Jewelry (3 entires)

Please leave a seperate comment for each extra entry including your  twitter id or transaction id.

Random.org says Nicole is the winner!

Cheri’s Pickin’s – Julia’s Closet

Hello and welcome to this edition of Cheri’s Pickin’s where I, your wonderful host, introduce you to some fabulous sellers and their wonderful goodies! There are so many fabulous sellers on etsy and all over the web and I am going to help you find some of them. I have asked each seller to give me a little info on themselves and their shop and at the end you will find out how you can win a free item! So, without further delay…. here is this weeks pickin’!

(If you are a seller on or off etsy please let me know if you would like to be featured in my blog!)

Julia’s Closet

I have been knitting for as long as I can remember myself….knitting from scraps and then unwinding the result (to explore what else could have been done with same yarn), knitting on a train, in front of a book, under the covers of my bed….

When I had my son I discovered that there are not too many quality knits for tots – actually none at all in acceptable price ranges that would please my esthetical sense as well as justify the price tag by quality…so I had to knit – first, cashmere blankets, then hats, then little sweaters with protection for neck out of softest materials I could find that would not irritate baby skin…that’s how I got back to it. My next discover was absense of complex patterns for kids knits and need to learn to imagine by myself….

I knit daily, I knit avidly and I pride myself on my perfectionism – from choosing the yarns of highest quality to paying attention to smallest details of execution…..

Now you can have a chance to win a mohair scarf.  Wohoo! Thanks Julia’s Closet:)

To enter:

  • go and look at Julia’s Closet
  • choose your favorite item
  • leave a comment here with your pick
  • don’t forget your e-mail address so I can contact you

The winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck to you all! Please, only one entry per person to make it fair. I will announce the winner Monday morning November 3rd! If winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

Congrats to Katherine on winning the mohair scarf from Julia’s Closet. Yeah:)

Cheri’s Pickin’s – The Willows Nest

Hello and welcome to this edition of Cheri’s Pickin’s where I, your wonderful host, introduce you to some fabulous sellers and their wonderful goodies! There are so many fabulous sellers on etsy and all over the web and I am going to help you find some of them. I have asked each seller to give me a little info on themselves and their shop and at the end you will find out how you can win a free item! So, without further delay…. here is this weeks pickin’!

(If you are a seller on or off etsy please let me know if you would like to be featured in my blog!)

The Willows Nest

Hi people, my name is Helen Wheeler-Shaw, a New Zealander now living in the good ol’ US. After recently ‘discovering’ etsy, I have had a lot of fun getting my shop together called ‘The Willows Nest’. I am one of those crazy creative types who finds it ‘ hard to breathe’, if I haven’t been ‘throwing some paint around’ for a while!

I have been ‘arty’ all my life, am always’ into’ something new but always return to painting, my true love.  I am delighted to have many paintings in private collections in Australia,  America,  New Zealand , Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

I create in my lovely studio looking out at the wildlife in the hill country of Texas, very inspiring! I live there with my husband ( from South Africa,) our son Luke (born in Saudi Arabia) and  Zackary ( our very own little American) We are like a mini United nations! lol!

So even with the constant battle of keeping the 18 month old toddler from ‘loving’ all my animal paintings, I have managed to start filling up my little shop, here are a couple of examples!   ‘Saffron’ and ‘Sunset’, painted in watercolors and Indian Ink

and ‘Fuchsia and Friend’, also watercolor and Indian Ink.

Currently I am all inspired by the old Botanical prints, so popular in Victorian Times, these current works reflect this.

I have included a give away for your draw, it is a set of  6 yummy textured notecards with matching envelopes entitled ‘Nesting.’ There are 2 cards of each image – Prints of my original work ‘Falling Feather’ , ‘Little Blue’ and ‘Spring Nest.’ All 3 works were completed in charcoal, pastel and Indian Ink. Enjoy, congrats to the winner!

Lovely to pop in and say Hi’ to you all, come and say hi to me if you have time at:

http://www.thewillowsnest.etsy.com

Cheers , Helen

Now you can have a chance to win those notecards.  Wohoo! Thanks Helen:)

To enter:

  • go and look at The Willows Nest
  • choose your favorite item
  • leave a comment here with your pick
  • don’t forget your e-mail address so I can contact you

The winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck to you all! Please, only one entry per person to make it fair. I will announce the winner Monday morning! If winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

Congrats to Sandra for winning the notecard set from The Willow’s Nest!