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Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Giveaway and Feature: RWest Designs - Closed

This week's featured shop is RWest Designs


RWest Designs' artist, Rebecca, has been making jewelry on and off since 1997. She considers herself a crafting freak and constantly wants to make new things. Rebecca sells her creations on Etsy to help pay for her daughter's adoption and to set up a fund to take her daughter back one day to see where she was born.

This week, win a pair of Angel Earrings from RWest Designs



For a chance to win this week's giveaway, you must:

Name and post a link to your favorite item from one of the featured artist's shops in the comments section of this post (link at the end of this post)

Featured Shop = rwestdesigns.etsy.com


For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):

1) Tweet the giveaway and post your tweet in the comments below (include @NMArt in your tweet and your twitter username with the entry comment) - 1 extra entry

2) Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below - 1 extra entry

3) Add one of my ad buttons (left hand sidebar) to your blog or website and post a link to your site in the comments - 1 extra entry

4) Purchase an item from the featured shop and post a link to the item you purchased (transaction link) - 4 extra entries

ENTRIES WITHOUT CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

(Email address, Etsy username and Artfire username accepted. Leave contact info for each entry.)

Per the featured artist's request, this giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.

Entries will be accepted until Monday, December 21, 2009, 2pm Eastern Time. I will notify the winner the following day. Please be sure to stop by every week for more great giveaways.


A little bit more about Rebecca's craft and shops:

Where does your inspiration come from?
Mostly the beads themselves. My work table is messy, with lots of beads leftover from projects, and most of the time ideas will come to me from just looking at the beads laying together on the table. Somedays I have nothing, other days, ideas are flowing at me so fast I can't keep up!

What material(s) do you primarily use?
Semi-precious gemstones, I like them all! Sterling silver, but I am considering doing some silver plated to offer a less expensive option for those who don't mind plated items. Also, swarovski crystals are a favorite!

Do you have a favorite stone? If so, which one?
I LOVE them all but my favorite ...hhhhhmmmm, probably Turquoise.

Other than Etsy, where else can your work be found?
Right now only Etsy, however, I'm working on some other projects. I do have a basic account with soopsee.com and I am looking into Artfire.

Are you on any social networking sites? Which ones?
Currently I am on facebook - RWestDesigns Jewelry. Come be a fan! I'm also on twitter - rwestdesigns. Come follow me!

Please provide a link to ONE of your favorite Etsy or Artfire shops.
whimsypics.etsy.com - She is an awesome designer of cards, scrapbooks, altered jars - all kinds of neat stuff, and a really sweet person too.

Tell me something interesting about you or your shop. This can be anything but should be something not found in shop profile.

I love the colors purple, lime green, pink and cobalt blue. I love the simpler, smaller things in life. I love to cook, paint, take pictures, read different blogs and create with my hands. I am impatient and can't get enough of my beautiful baby girl. I keep my three nieces during the day. I am secretary of Woodlawn Community where I live. I'm working at my jewelry business, and am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, sister-in-law and aunt to the the best family ever. That's probably not too interesting but it's my life!

Thanks for participating in this week's giveaway. Be sure to stop by next week for another great giveaway.

50 comments:

The Domestic Intellectual said...

This time it was hard to choose! I would have to say that both of these necklaces tied for favorites:

Fruit of the vine: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32707478

Or Hot Pink Pizazz
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17197678

The Domestic Intellectual said...

opps, forgot my contact info--Rebecca artcloth (at) hotmail (dot) com

katrinna louise said...

I love the Green Butterfly earrings in her shop. She's got some very whimsical designs!

bijouxrouge@hotmail.com
http://bijouxrouge.etsy.com

Thanks!

rose said...

Thes hoops are really cute! ambrerose@aol.com
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27529860

Tracey said...

I really love the Blue Baubbles earrings. Very pretty.

strasfamily at cox dot net

Anna said...

I love the purple drop and the brown polka dots! The angels are amazing too! Thank you!
bonnema(at)charter(dot)net

clenna said...

I the necklace: Champagne Bubbles http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16172910

clenna at aol dot com

debbiejackson said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32134887

love this-would look great with my kitchen

debbiejackson said...

Fruit of the vine: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32707478

Love this one also

debbiejackson said...

love Green Butterfly earrings

Kristine said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33715524

Love the Indian Dreams necklace!

skystine at yahoo dot com

Megan May said...
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Megan May said...

Shell pendant 1 is my favorite :)
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33751722
mrs.may1013@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love these angel earrings and I know that my mom would love getting these as a gift for christmas.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34178519

Anonymous said...

I love these angel earrings and I know that my mom would love getting these as a gift for christmas.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34178519

jana-parks@nc.rr.com

M said...

The 'Turquiose Lentils' Necklace is gorgeous and would look good with any number of outfits.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33717272

mDOTkurokoATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

I love the Bronze Beauty...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22457604

Shannon Mathena
rsp201@att.net

Sarah Lynne said...

The Fleur De Lis Earrings are Beautiful. I hope I win.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16205947

Rebecca said...

WOW, this Carribean Dance 2 necklace is GORGEOUS: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27531988
Seeing it immediately took me out of this FREEZING 30 degree weather and to the beach with a pina colada! :)

my email is beccatowle(at)gmail(dot)com. sorry dont want spam ;)

Maura said...

I love the Polka Dot Fun earrings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27456310

Anmarie said...

Nature Manipulatedhttp://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32624986

dyylannn said...

Red butterfly is my favorite!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32471665

bsupersmiley@earthlink.net

Megan: said...

The tiger eye pendant is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Purple Fall is my favorite!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17186819

Beautiful!
mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

LV said...

The fringy necklace is really neat
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16206289

LV said...

Tweeted as LisaSVance
http://twitter.com/LisaSVance/status/6721259125

Rachel said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32331653

The pearly Qs necklace is terrific!

rach62803@yahoo.com

angela said...

bronze beauty is gorgeous! kevindormer at hotmail dot com

Nicole said...

I like the http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27531988

mframe said...

I love the fall leaves http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32989999

GloJoeSews said...

The green butterfly
http://bijouxrouge.etsy.com

jerzycat99 said...

I love the hot pink pizzaz:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listings.php?listing?id=17197678

Anonymous said...

the blue baubles earrings. Lovely and simple.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27528963

lavendarlittle at gmail dot com

theoneredhead said...

This is my favorite - amazing! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32330599

Cheers,

Heather

Tracey Blevins said...

www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34312766
These are very pretty-I love angels so I love these. I don't like very big jewelry but these are the right size.
jtablevins@gmail.com

Kristen said...

Love the princess jewelry! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32437128

Deb K said...

I love the South West Hoops

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27529860




deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb K said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/6827502223

deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

Roxy said...

I love the Pearly Qs necklace.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32331653

hockiemack at hotmail.com

Elsie said...

This necklace is fit for a princess! The angel earrings are ideal for an angel nurse that I know!

necklace: Champagne Bubbles http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16172910

Happy Holidays!
pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

I love the Creamsicle Dreams necklace.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27530296
Thanks!

Lisa said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/shoesandsocks/status/6872045156

Anne J said...

I like the South West Hoops earrings
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27529860

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/6892344785

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Shay Lee said...

My favorite item is the winter ice necklace! Looks perfect for winter, and I love the snowflake!

Shay Lee
pinknox@yahoo.com

Shay Lee said...

Sorry, forgot the link to my favorite item above (here it is):
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16611147




I tweeted
http://twitter.com/pinknox/status/6895241370



Shay Lee
pinknox@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

this is my favorite, I love the Creamsicle Dreams necklace
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27530296
heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

Paula Davenport said...

I like the Bubble Gum Dreams! I like ones that stand out, and that one stands out!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16551004


Paula Davenport
nerdpirate8@gmail.com

Paula Davenport said...

http://twitter.com/nerdpirate8/status/6985672269


username: nerdpirate8

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