Friday, June 12, 2009

Giveaway From Piper Riley

Time for a fantastic giveaway from Etsy artist PiperRiley who describes herself as "just a gal from New Jersey." I love her shop filled with floral hairpieces, leather bracelets, and peacock feather hair clips. I love peacock feathers so I am so jealous that I can't win this one. Take a look at this beautiful hair clip that you can win. Enjoy getting to know PiperRiley and check out her giveaway below.


Tell us about your art. What do you make? How did you come to your craft?

I started crafting about a year ago while my boyfriend was away on tour. He is a touring musician and would be away for months at a time, so while he was gone, I started crafting just to kill time . I am very new to Etsy and started off making vintage upcycled bracelets. I would take old belts and give them new life. Then I started to make hair accessories and TahDah!! Piper Riley was born

What inspires your work? Describe your creative process and tell us about your favorite materials to work with.

My biggest inspiration is nature. I work with alot of feathers and flowers. I love feathers!! Especially peacock, the colors are just so amazing and can go so many ways.

What are your goals for your business?

I would love to go full time because it is so much fun. My next step though is to do my first craft show. Not sure when yet but if that does well then hopefully I will be on the right track


What are your favorite hobbies?

I like being outdoors a lot so anything involving that. Snowboarding, swimming, traveling, etc..
I also love garage sales....not sure if that is a hobby or an addiction though :)

What brought you to Etsy? Do you sell anywhere else?

My roommate introduced Etsy to me. At one of our BBQ's I wore one of my hair pieces and received a ton of compliments, asking me where I got it so I told them I made it and everybody then said they wanted one. Thats when my roommate told me that I should sell on Etsy. I checked it out the next day and I was hooked! Buying, selling, critiquing, EVERYTHING!!!




Where can we find you online?

You can find me on Twitter..... twitter.com/heypiperriley
And on Facebook


What is your favorite item in your shop?

I made one of these for myself and haven't taken it off since, I LOVE IT!!




I also wear one of these a lot. It is simple but it really adds a lot to an outfit.



What is the most valuable thing you have learned from your art and being an Etsy seller?

Not to get down if someone doesn't like your product. You can't always make everyone happy but you can try to do your best. Have faith in what you are selling and work your butt off!!!


And now for the giveaway!
PiperRiley is giving readers the chance to win this beautiful peacock hairclip:

Here's how to enter:

First you MUST visit PiperRiley on Etsy and leave a comment with your favorite item.

For additional entries you can do any or all of the following, leaving ONE comment for EACH:

Become a follower of this blog or let me know if you already do- 1 additional entry leave one comment

Follow Oceanside Creations on Twitter AND tweet about this giveaway. Leave your Twitter username in your comment - 1 additional entry

Follow PiperRiley on Twitter AND tweet about this giveaway. Leave your Twitter username in your comment- 1 additional entry

Blog about this giveaway with a link to your post- 2 additional entries (leave 2 comments)

Enter any of the current giveaways on this blog -See left sidebar for a list- 1 additional entry per giveaway entered ( leave 1 comment per giveaway)

Make a purchase from PiperRiley between now and midnight June 19-5 additional entries ~ Leave 5 comments with your transaction #

That's a lot of chances to enter this fabulous giveaway!
Good Luck!

Giveaway runs through Friday, June 19 at midnight EST. Our winner will be chosen on Saturday morning, June 20 via the random.org widget in the right sidebar and will be announced right here on this blog. Winner will be e-mailed and have 48 hours to claim your prize. If winner does not claim their prize a new winner will be chosen. When leaving comments please be sure your e-mail address is available for me to contact you. All photos are courtesy of PiperRiley.
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See more of PiperRiley's work in her shop.

33 comments:

Stephanie said...

Jaycee Bracelet is gorgeous! this was a hard one :()

Stephanie said...

I follow you!

Stephanie said...

blogged it!


http://youngandfreedc.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaways-of-day-for-6122009.html

Stephanie said...

blogged it
http://youngandfreedc.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaways-of-day-for-6122009.html...2!

Stephanie said...

I entered your etsyversary giveaway!

Carapace said...

My favorite piece in the shop right now is the Eden Flower Hair Clip:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25718666

Thanks for turning me on to this great shop!

Carapace said...

And I've followed you for a while now!:D Otherwise I might miss shinies like this!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

kim* said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25718666
so pretty.

circlesareforever.etsy.com convo me :)

Luvdaylilies said...

I really like the Jaycee Bracelet=)

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

JC said...

I love the Clementine Silk Flower and Guinea Feather Hair Clip-Yellow and Black!

itsonlyjc AT hotmail DOT com

Kathy Martin Studio said...

What neat pieces! My favorite piece is the Rosie Peacock Feather and Red Silk Flower Fascinator with Vintage Gem. The colors are amazing!

kathy
kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

Kathy Martin Studio said...

I'm a brand now follower !

kathy
kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

The Giveaway Diva said...

i lvoe this peice!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25718666

Quilting Diva said...

I think this is my favorite :) elegant and simple :)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26345001

quiltingdiva.etsy.com

Quilting Diva said...

I'm following :)

quiltingdiva.etsy.com

Quilting Diva said...

following on twitter and i tweeted! http://twitter.com/quiltingdiva76

Quilting Diva said...

following piper too! QuiltingDiva76

Quilting Diva said...

I'm originally from Maine, do I get an extra entry??? lol

Quilting Diva said...

I entered the contest for oceanside too!

quiltingdiva.etsy.com

Lindsay said...

I love her stuff and now very happy to find your blog - new follower here!

Lindsay said...

Just entered into your anniversay giveaway!

Lindsay said...

Eden Peacock Flower Hair Clip
This one is the prettiest hair clip I have seen in a long time. Love it!

Lindsay said...

Blogged about it!
http://giveawaysentries.blogspot.com/

Lindsay said...

Blogged about it! (second entry)
http://giveawaysentries.blogspot.com/

NewYorkMemos said...

My fave is "Amalia Pink Silk Flower and Guinea Feathers Hair Clip- Pink and Black".

~Nyny
NewYorkTran@gmail.com

NewYorkMemos said...

followed!

~Nyny
NewYorkTran@gmail.com

Suz said...

I entered the 6 month etsyversary giveaway

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I love the Helena brooch and Rosie Red Silk Flower hair fascinator!

shrimpsaladcircus{at}gmail{dot}com

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I'm already a follower!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I follow you on Twitter. Tweeted as:

http://twitter.com/shrimpsalad

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Following Piper on Twitter as well!!

Now all that's left is for you to pick me to win that gorgeous clip!!! ;)

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Oh, and I entered your anniversary giveaway,

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

And the Stranded Treasures giveaway!