Saturday, September 20, 2008

My First Blog Post & Free Earrings GIVEAWAY

Wow, this is a historical moment for me - my first blogging effort. It's about time, huh?!

To celebrate this occasion, I will be drawing a name from my list of blog followers. Click "Follow This Blog" on the right sidebar. The drawing will take place at the end of the day on my birthday - October 14. This one lucky winner will receive a pair of earrings that I created. They look like this -

Amethyst and rainbow color coated clear Swarovski cubes, separated by twist wire rings. Ear wires and all findings are sterling silver. A great pair of Everyday Earrings.

Now a little bit about myself (so I can get this self-promotion behind me, lol):

After many years of practicing as an architect, I craved to create with my own two hands instead of just sitting behind the computer or drawing board and have other people carry out my designs. From mega-scale projects to micro-sized adornments, I execute my jewelry designs/fabrication with an artful eye, precision hands, and human comfort in mind. I hope my jewelry collections will bring you as much meaning and enjoyment as the passion I pour onto each piece.

My inspiration comes from my past experiences in life, my cultures, my environment or it can be a specific moment in time. Sometimes interesting techniques will challenge me to come up with different designs too. My work keeps evolving, with fresh ideas all the time.
I try to keep my designs simple and timeless, using materials of the highest quality. My preference is to use silver or gold since they are highly recyclable and highly shapeable. On the other hand, with the cost of precious metals these days, I do explore other jewelry grade metals as well. These materials will be specified in my descriptions and materials sections on my Etsy shop.

I'm also a proud member of the awesome, one and only, incredible team called eSMArts Guild. Go to our team site to find out more, and to get to know my extremely talented cohorts.


Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Congratulations on your first blog! Well done...Just the first of many more I'm sure, keep up the good work!

A Beaded Affair said...

Well done blog and very cute earrings. I look forward to seeing more of your work and enjoying more of your life through your blog. Have fun with it.

Studio618 said...

Jill & Lois, Thanks. I guess the first ones of everything we do is always the hardest. At least that is out of the way. Look forward to getting to know everybody more soon.

Barbara Merwin said...

Theresa, Congratulations! I found it interesting reading about your background. It's amazing what some of us did before starting our handcrafting businesses.

Ken - Magpiedreams

Anonymous said...

Lovely earrings; your architect background is reflected in the building design, I think--these remind me of a skyscraper! I love crystal cubes with the AB finish and the purple ones make a lovely combination. Welcome to eSMarts!

ChezChani said...

Excellent job on your first blog post and the earrings are gorgeous!

Yvonne said...

Great job on your blog, Theresa. Beautiful earrings and I'm sure they'll bring a smile to anyone who wins them.
Bluebonnet Jewelry Design

hank said...

beautiful pieces!!

Anonymous said...

Great work Theresa and beautiful pieces too. Your craftsmanship is superb.
D Marie