Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stranded Treasures Daffodil Earrings Giveaway

Today I have another fantastic Etsy artist to share with you and another giveaway as well. (That's 3 giveaways going on at the moment! See left sidebar.) Today's interview is with Sharlene from Stranded Treasures, who makes the most gorgeous clay flower jewelry. I was amazed by how lifelike her flowers are. Check out the interview to learn more about Sharlene and enter the giveaway to win her beautiful jewelry for yourself!

Tell us about yourself .

My name is Sharlene and I live in a small condo in the center of town in a coastal city in Florida with my husband, a cat and a rescue turtle. I work from home and so my place is very inspirational for my creative side. Lot of flowers on the balcony, vintage and handmade items and very colorful accents yet calming. I’ve always felt it is so important that your home is your sanctuary.

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

My jewelry line consists of my hand sculpted clay flowers which I started creating about 6 years ago. I was trying lots of crafts and was doing macramé jewelry. I wanted to make my own large holed flower beads. When I stopped macramé, I just kept making the flowers. I’ve been creating jewelry on and off for over 15 years and eventually just blended the two crafts in one.




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

I love flowers and vintage style things so I’m always looking to reflect that in my work. I like the challenge of trying to re-create a style of flower. I always look through flower books and supply catalogs to spark different designs to apply to components. One of my favorite parts of making my flowers is color mixing and creating color schemes. I have books on that too that I often refer to.

What are your goals for your business? Is Etsy a full or part time job?

I am constantly working on my jewelry but I also freelance as a marketing assistant. I would love for my jewelry business to keep growing. I feel like I’ve been lucky enough to have it pay for itself but of course if that could expand it would be wonderful!





What are your favorite hobbies?

I enjoy container gardening on my balcony, sewing, playing the piano, bike riding, and going for walks around the neighborhood.

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

I was looking into online sites outside of ebay and came across it. I also am on Trunkt for wholesale hoping to reach some retailers.

Where can we find you online?

I can be found at www.StrandedTreasures.com, etsy (which is linked from my website) and Trunkt.org.





What is your favorite item in your shop?


Right now I like my blue and brown daisies necklace. I really like that color scheme.

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

To be very focused when developing a product line. I used to create so many various items and it made it hard to evolve at one so I just started focusing on making flowers. And also photos! So important when selling online.



And now for the giveaway!
Stranded Treasures is giving readers the chance to win this beautiful pair of Daffodil Post Earrings:


Here's how to enter:

First you MUST visit Stranded Treasures 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

~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 Stranded Treasures between now and midnight June 24-5 additional entries ~ Leave 5 comments with your transaction #

~Add your review of this giveaway to StumbleUpon using the Share Button on the bottom right of this post-
1 additional entry (leave 1 comment)

~Post this giveaway to any other social networking site (Facebook, Myspace, etc.) - 1 additional entry ( Leave 1 comment with the link to where you posted)


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

Giveaway runs through Wednesday, June 24 at midnight EST. Our winner will be chosen on Thursday morning, June 25 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 StrandedTreasures.
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See more of Stranded Treasures jewelry on Etsy.


29 comments:

JC said...

I love the Little Locket with Orange Daisy, Antiqued Necklace!

itsonlyjc AT hotmail DOT com

Mia said...

love the shop!! so cute earrings:) Mauve 3 Petal Dainty Vintage Style Antiqued Appeal Drop Dangle Earrings -those cuties are my other favorites!

Mia said...

I'm a follower:)

Mia said...

Entered your Six Month Etsyversary Giveaway too:) Fingers crossed!

Lindsay said...

White Daises Flower Antiqued Vintage Style Necklace with little Teal Droplet Beads

I just love this piece! So fantastic

Lindsay said...

A happy follwer of this blog!

Lindsay said...

I entered giveaway for Piper, love her stuff too!

Audrey said...

What a great shop!! Love Love Love these earrings!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25676755

BPR Designs said...

I love these earrings! They definitely remind me of summer!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22310908

BPR Designs said...

I already entered your Etsyversary giveaway!! Sure hope I win! :)

Stephanie said...

Rustic Antiqued Peach tone flower on Bronze Necklace featuring Olive Leaves and other Czech Glass Beads!
That necklace is BEAUTIFUL!

Stephanie said...

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blogged you 1!

Stephanie said...

follower!

Stephanie said...

http://youngandfreedc.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaways-of-day-for-6172009.html

blogged 2 :)

Michelle said...

That necklace is gorgeous! I really like the Summer Yellow Rose Bud Flower Earrings!

NewYorkMemos said...

Wow her shop is amazing! My fave is "Orange Daisies and Cobalt Blue Rose Flowers Galore Adjustable Necklace"!

~Nyny
Newyorktran@gmail.com

NewYorkMemos said...

followed!

~Nyny
NewYorkTran@gmail.com

carollai said...

hey! :) you're the winner of the giveaway on my blog! i'll inform the featured artist and she will contact you. :) blessings, carollai

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Suz said...

I really love the Yellow Daffodil Flower Long Earrings. Daffodils are my absolute favorite flower. I even have them tattooed on me!

Suz said...

I follow the Oceanside Creations blog :)

blueviolet said...

I love the white daisy flower earrings!
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blueviolet said...

I'm a follower!
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Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I love the summer yellow rosebud earrings with the little leaves!
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Aik said...

I love the classic Pink Rose Flower on Antiqued Droplet Necklace with Leaves.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I entered the "Six Month Etsyversary Giveaway!"

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I posted this giveaway on Facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oceanside-Creations/73584994045#/pages/Oceanside-Creations/73584994045?v=feed&story_fbid=120713104045&ref=mf

aikychien at yahoo dot com

blueviolet said...

I blogged about it here #1

blueviolet said...

I blogged about it here #2