Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Prizes Added!

Two new prizes have been added to the booty for our LGBT Pride Month Giveaway!

Cloud Pillow with Love from FeatheredNestStudio

Multicolor Czech Glass Bracelet from Livingatnight
Let Your Love Shine 4x6 Postcard

And here is my contribution to the prize pack:

Be sure to head over to the MAIN ENTRY to see how to win! CLICK HERE!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

LGBT Pride Giveaway!

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, and in honor of the Queer Etsy Team reaching the milestone of 700 facebook fans, we've decided to host a jam-packed prize giveaway!  Just look at some of the goodies you could win...

No, your eyes do NOT decieve you!  All that and more could be yours as our way of thanking you for your support!  Let's see the details of what your prize will include...

That's over $150 worth of fabulous gay love!  And entering is SOOPER EASY!!!  Just comment on this blog post and be sure to include your email address so we can reach you if you win!

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¸.·´ .·´¨¨)) Contest ends Thursday, June 30 at MIDNIGHT UTC! -:¦:-
((¸¸.·´ ..·´  The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Friday, July 1st!
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But wait there's more!

You can get BONUS ENTRIES for doing any of the following...
  1. Follow our blog and get ONE extra comment.
  2. Blog about this giveaway and get TWO extra comments.
  3. Follow QueerEtsy on Twitter & Tweet about this giveaway and get ONE extra comment.
  4. Like QueerEtsy on Facebook and get ONE extra comment.
If you do any of the above let us know by leaving separate comments for each one. If you do any of them already, let us know in an extra comment. Please leave a separate comment for each of the bonus entries that you do or your comment will only count for one. The separate comments help us to stay organized & makes choosing a winner so much easier! If you have any questions please feel free to email me!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spotlight on QuietMind

QuietMind is a wonderful shop featuring prayer beads, jewelry, and art, run by Brian Harrison who also maintains FoundAround, filled with vintage items and art & craft supplies, and BeadinAroundTheBlock, which has lots of bead and jewelry supplies.

Tell us how you first got started selling on Etsy? Have you been doing it long? Do you sell anywhere else, online or in person? I have been selling on Etsy for 3 years. I first focused on Beadin' then QuietMind and more recently have been adding inventory to FoundAround. My skull and skeleton line of jewelry is represented by Galleria de los Muertos in Phoenix, AZ and I belong to an Art/Vintage cooperative called Indie ArtHouse in Phoenix, AZ as well.

Wood Skull and Black Lapidolite Earrings

What are your favorite materials to work with? That is a hard one, I love working with so many different things that is why I make so many different things.

What got you interested in your craft? I have been creative all my life. Drawing, painting and making things has always been of interest to me.

Mixed Media Altered Art Work on 100 Year Old Window - Work in Progress

Are there other creative projects you are involved in outside of your work in your Etsy shop? I am currently working on a line of mixed media/altered art pieces that fall under the theme of Ancestors. I'm using old objects, family pictures, large format negatives and what ever else gets in my way.

Besides art/crafty stuff, what else do you like doing in your free time? I garden and have a pond. I also have 3 pet birds a Sun Conure named Radiance, a Jandee Conure named Buddy and a lovebird named Little Bird.

8 inch Strand of 12mm Lapis Blue Sodilite Coin Beads

Does your queer identity come into play in your work? I never given that any thought. I am who I am, open and out in every aspect of my life.

Is there any advice you have for our readers? Keep at it, things go well and poorly at times just keep at it.

Vintage Remberance Calvalier Wind Master Lighter