Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mid-Week Feature #5

Well hey there! Here's another "episode" of our Mid-Week artist feature! ;)

Today's artist is Shannon of Charlotte, NC (just down the road from me)! Shannon is etsy seller MusetteMade, who gets a lovely and fantastic feature today.. just like her shop! Aren't her pieces beautiful?
Here's what she had to say during her interview!


What is your craft?
I am a jewelry designer. I also paint but my focus for a while now has been jewelry!

How long have you been crafting?
Forever! Seriously, as long as I can remember...

Other than crafting, what else do you do?
I work in an art gallery - Beet Functional Art - here in Charlotte. So I am always doing stuff involving art and artists. I get together regularly with a couple of girlfriends for "art night" and I love hanging out with my boyfriend, Joe. We watch lots of movies, cook, and hang with friends.

What is your favorite part of what you create?
I love to hole up in my studio, listen to music, and just get in that creative zone! That is the most fun part of my job but it can also be the most frustrating!

If you could change anything about your craft, would you?
Nope -I love the endless possibilities! Maybe I would wish for extra hands but I'm not sure that counts!

What is one thing most people wouldn't know about you?
I am actually pretty introverted and have to work super hard to be outgoing and network/promote myself.

Describe yourself in 5 words.
I am a - sassy artsy creative catloving goofball! (is catloving one word??)

What inspires you?
I am so inspired by other artists who are out there just doing what they do. I love looking at all kinds of art and find many things about it that inspires me. I also draw lots of inspiration from my beads. Just sitting and looking at them often sparks new ideas!

Any words of advice for your fellow crafters or those who may be starting up?
I know everyone says this, but make what you love, not just what you think will sell. If you love it, chances are others out there will too. It is just a matter of finding them and putting your work in their path!

Where else can we find you?
Twitter
Flickr


As always, there is a surprise for you all (So I guess it's not so much of a surprise anymore!).. Shannon would like to extend a 20% off sale for you all! Make sure to include "VRMW20" in Notes to Seller at checkout for this discount, and Shannon will refund the difference or send you a new invoice after you make your purchase.

AND MORE!


Up for grabs as a giveaway item, Shannon is offering this beautiful copper bangle bracelet to a lucky winner here on VRMW!

Here's how to win!
1) Post a comment here on this post with what item you love best from Shannon's etsy shop.
Be sure to include an email address or etsy name for me to contact you by if you win!
2) Blog about this giveaway and comment with the address to it.
3) Twitter about this comment and include your twitter address to let me find it.
4) Follow my blog and comment here about it.
5) Subscribe to this blog and comment letting me know you did.

Simple enough!
This giveaway and Shannon's 20% off coupon ends Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:59pm EST.

62 comments:

Jayme said...

I love the inga necklace...so simple and pretty!
jaymewhitson@gmail.com

my blog post: http://lovelycomposition.blogspot.com/2009/02/vrmw-giveaway.html

my twitter name: Jayme_Lyn

already subscribed and following your blog! :)

Hana said...

I love love love the Natasha necklace! Beautiful! Those bangles are lovely too! I would love to win those! Thanks for the chance to win!

luvmybabyblue@yahoo.com

Hana said...

I'm a follower!!

Lilly said...

I love the unlock (necklace).

Amber said...

I adore the Brown Sugar necklace!

Thanks for the giveaway!
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

Can it be what itemS I love best?? I love the Songbird necklace, Fly Away earrings, Clearly necklace and the Annabelle Necklace (in items sold).

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

kimberly.yates at gmail dot com

Brad and Megan McGinity said...

I love peach melba earings!

meganmcginity (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I like the home slice (necklace).

Debbie VanMarter said...

My favorite is the kai neclace....reminds me of the orient...very pretty!
debjengar@hotmail.com

Thanks!

minishoes said...

I love the eva ring! thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

minishoes said...

i follow jacquecurl@gmail.com

minishoes said...

i subscribed jacquecurl@gmail.com

Tickleworm said...

OK, I love the polly, leigh, and the urban seaweed necklace...as well as, well, really EVERYTHING in her shop! I LOVE IT ALL! LOL. Seriously such a feminine beautiful shop.
rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

Sarah said...

I LOVE the Polly necklace. aegialia{at}gmail{dot}com

judybrittle said...

The Elana earrings are very beautiful! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I just subscribed.

Rosie and Derek said...

I love a lot of things from her shop, but I especially love the aster necklace, beautiful!
You can contact me through my etsy shop, www.rhbdesigns.etsy.com

Thanks for the chance to win!

Whimsical Creations said...

love the greta bracelet. beautiful!

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Audrey said...

What a wonderful feature! And an amazing shop. Love all her items - but because I wear earrings all the time I've picked these as my favorite. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21402008

Audrey
http://audreyscountrycrafts.etsy.com

Wehaf said...

What gorgeous pieces! I love the elana earrings.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I love the peach melba (earrings) best :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I blogged about the giveaway :
http://theluckyladybug.org/2009/02/27/303-musettemade-giveaway/
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I Tweeted the giveaway :
http://twitter.com/TheLuckyLadybug/status/1256990681
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'm following you on Blogger :)
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

crystal said...

I think that The Rock Necklace is beautiful..Love it:)

cyclona66@aol.com

janil said...

I love katia (necklace)! Thanks for the chance!!!!

cal_rubies(at)yahoo(dot)es

janil said...

follower

janil said...

suscriber on mail

BandaiBlossom said...

I love the peach melba earrings...

bandaiblossom(at)gmail(dot)com

BandaiBlossom said...

Subscriber!

BandaiBlossom said...

Follower!

Melinda said...

Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting Bloggin' It From the Burbs and leaving such a lovely comment.

I love your site and will have to check back often.

As for Shannon, she makes some very lovely jewelry. I think my favorite is the urban seaweed colection.

Aik said...

I love the inga necklace!

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

Follower!

Aik said...

Subscriber!

Stephanee said...

My Favorite is the ellen bracelet!
I seriously love it.

stephaneek@hotmail.com

Cherry Blossoms said...

My favorite is the Urban Seaweed bracelet...unique and so beautiful!
Thanks for letting me enter!
http://www.CherryBlossomsDesign.etsy.com
http://www.WithSprinklesonTop.etsy.com

mcveggie said...

I love the matilda necklace- its so pretty.
Thanks
veggiemcveggie[at]gmail[dot]com

thelostboys said...

im a follower and this is my fave piece

song bird (necklace)
amandakay01@gmail.com

jeweledrabbit said...

Very pretty jewelry.

MJ said...

I love the urban seaweed (necklace)

MJ said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/1263764234

Vanessa said...

I love her style!! My fave would have to be the Laura earrings...love the color! Thanks so much!

Vanessa said...

I tweeted :)

http://twitter.com/designsvanessa

shellydelight.etsy.com said...

I like the rock necklace. Love the color of the rock.

-Shelly
Shellydelight@gmail.com
http://shellydelight.etsy.com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I love the Etta necklace, the glass beads and brass combined is quite pretty.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Tweet, chirp, etc ;)
http://twitter.com/MrsCox/status/1268113043

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Following :)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Newsletter subscriber: erinstargirl{at}msn{dot}com

valerie2350 said...

i like the matilda necklace

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1271753886

valerie2350 said...

subscriber

Stacy said...

I love the INga necklace. So feminine

Diana said...

The Brown Sugar Necklace is great.

Women Who Win said...

The nice colors of the peach fizz necklace really caught my eye! I'd love to win the bangles too! Thanks for the giveaway! --Michelle, blogattoday (~!at} gmaildotcom

Bre said...

For me it's absolutely the greta bracelet! It has that perfect mix of classic charm and funkiness!

Valerie said...

laura (earrings) are pretty
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Vmichelle said...

greta (bracelet) is really cute.

forevermayyourun @ yahoo . com

Vmichelle said...

I subscribe

Shanda said...

The Urban Seaweed earrings are my favorite!
shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

Vmichelle said...

I follow your blog.

Jo said...

My fav is either the Etta or the Polly necklace