Monday, February 23, 2009

Goodie, Goodie, Yum...Yum!

Yum! Yum!
Check out Miss Fleurette's whimsical polymer goodies, almost good enough to eat.

by missfleurette

I'm Missfleurette from Spain. I started 10 years ago making beaded bracelets and necklaces for my friends and me. Now I mostly make tons of one-of-a-kind polymer clay goodies (cellphone charms, keychains, pendants, earrings...) but felt brooches and other kinds of jewelry are also my passion. I make my own jewelry and accessories!

I usually create food that I don't eat (my boyfriend is a nutritionist..hehe) and I've recently started creating what we usually eat here, such as nutella sandwiches or some other typical cakes :).

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine Giveaway Winner!

Wow...what a successful first giveaway! Congratulations to a very excited winner! A special thank you to Sherry from The Silver Lake Studio for the gorgeous piece that she created specially for this Valentine's Giveaway. Thank you to all Etsy Studios readers. Come back often and check out all of our NEW featured Etsy Studios.

The Silver Lake Studio

Even though I have been a metalsmith for a few years, I continue classes in advanced metal fabrication. And, I always learn something new!My Studio is in a spare room in our house. The windows face East so most days start off just beautifully. It also makes taking photos of my jewelry so much easier because I shoot them on a cabinet just under the window.

While I'm working, I am either listening to loud music or have the TV on HGTV.I've got everything I need to create jewelry from start to finish. Our main computer is also in the room.If I want to be in the living room with my husband in the evening, I have a small desk in there that I can use to work on design or sawing and filing.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Etsy Studio's Very First Giveaway

Ahhhh... Love Is In The Air!
Etsy Studios is jumping with joy to feature its very first GIVEAWAY by such an amazingly talented Etsian The Silver Lake Studio.


Here is the gorgeous piece created by our featured artist Sherry!

Sherry from The Silver Lake Studio describes how she created this gorgeous piece:

It is a little under 2" tall and a little over an inch wide. It is marked .925. The heavy guage jump ring on top is soldered on, so it should never come loose. Now let me tell you how this was created. First I drew a picture of the heart on some sterling silver sheet metal and sawed it out by hand. Using files and sandpaper, I cleaned it up and made everything smooth. Then I made a spiral out of some sterling wire. The back of the wire swirl had to be sanded flat so it would make complete contact with the heart. Then, I soldered the wire onto the heart. Next, I soldered the jump ring on top. Then I ran it thru the tumbler for 2 hour, and added patina to the inside. Finally I added some texture to make it pop. This is a technique I developed and I call it "Sparkle Brushed". This is my own original design and it cannot be copied in any way.

Our Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Thank you Sherry for this wonderful Giveaway!

Good luck & Best Wishes to Everyone! There will not be a long feature story for you to read for this giveaway, just run over to OUR Shops, come back here and tell us how much you looooove your favorite item!!

Check out other ways below to earn extra free chances to win this giveaway!

And please, please, please remember to leave us your contact information; otherwise, we can not get a hold of you!

Prize Details:
1 winner will win a one of a kind sterling silver heart pendant valued at over $38.00

1) You must go through our shops and COMMENT back here on your favorite item!
2) COMMENT here on the Etsy Studios blog with your name and contact information. PLEASE leave me a way to get a hold of you!! Contact me through The Red Door.
Winner will be announced on Valentine's Day~ February 14th, at which time we will contact the winner to get shipping information for the sponsor to ship out! If the winner does not contact me within three days, we will appoint another winner through a random number drawing.
Tell others how much you loooove this blog . Blog about this giveaway and receive ONE extra entry! Just come back here and leave a separate comment with your blog link.
5) If you do not have a blog, you can email all your friends about this giveaway and come back here to post and receive ONE extra entry. You must email me along with emailing your friends, so I know that you did! My personal email:
6) Subscribe to my blog (become a reader) and earn ONE extra entry! Come back and leave a separate comment with your name and telling me of your subscription. (Sorry, past subscriptions do not count.)
7) Earn TEN (10) extra entries by purchasing something in or
Just come back here and tell us what you purchased along with your contact info to claim your extra entries!
8) Contest is open worldwide.

Best Wishes & Good Luck!

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