As a celebration of my new shop that just opened called Upcycle My Closet http://www.etsy.com/shop/upcyclemycloset , I am offering a giveaway from my new shop. In my new shop i will carry one of a kind designs featuring: upcycled vintage jewelry, upcycled, eco friendly children's clothes, upcycled and updated vintage purses, and some new jewelry pieces.
A little about me....
My name is Nicolette. I am a very artistic stay at home mom with two lil girls (6 and 4) who inspire me daily. I am a retired Pre K teacher of 8 years. I am a singer/songwriter by trade, but singing jazz at clubs in the evenings or being in a musical is not very child friendly at the moment. My creativity which includes: singing, acting, and art has morphed into my design shop. I am now inspired to get my fashion design degree at the Academy of Art. Anything Artistic and creative is so me...uh, just don't ask me to dance! lol Oh and don't ask me about the time I was in a Hawaiian Show Choir in Hawaii called Kannikapila. My dance moves were to be desired. lol I recorded a CD while living in Hawaii a few years back. http://www.myspace.com/nicoletteblount http://youtu.be/cHwF2x_hVpU
My husband was in the Army Surgeon for many years and during that time we lived in San Antonio, Texas, Hawaii for 6 years (where both of my kids were born), Savannah, GA, and now have settled in New England....hopefully for good. We did not move as much as most military families, but it is hard. Sick of the moving. I am originally from Southern CA, but I actually enjoy the cooler weather here in New England, the four beautiful seasons, and all the arts out here. Many of my designs have been inspired by these areas in which I have lived. I am waiting for the colder climate inspiration...as you can see in my Lil Lollipops Design shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/lillollipopsdesigns...most of my things are spring and summer like things.
I really don't make a profit with this shop...maybe someday. My husband says I am my own sweat shop. lol Every year when we do taxes this shop is in the red, but I love doing it and bringing joy to others. It keeps me in touch with my creative side. Maybe someday I will up my prices, but for now...I do it for the love of creating. :)
My oldest daughter has a rare form of Spina Bifida and so that is near and dear to my heart. Spina Bifida is the number one birth defect in children. It causes children to be in wheel chairs or have leg braces, can cause water on the brain and damage, and affects a child's ability to urinate or void. Part of the proceeds from my sales will go to Spina Bifida Association and to the American Cancer Society. Why the Cancer Society too? Within 6 months cancer took my father in law and my father. They were both young and healthy. So donations will be made to these charities in their honor at the end of the year from a percentage of my sales.
So that is me.
Here is the...
In this giveaway I will be offering this lariat style eclectic necklace. I designed this necklace and it is the only one of it's kind. It is not for sale in my shop. The necklace has a swarovski crystal lady bug on a silver filigree flower with a pink rhinestone in the center. Hanging from the necklace are two baubles and one strand of swarovski crystal beads. Sweet lil necklace for you or a friend for Christmas who loves ladybugs!
Here is how to enter:
As with all giveaways please make sure you follow this blog and always leave an email in your comments so if you win, I know where to reach you.
1 entry - Heart (favorite) my newest Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/upcyclemycloset
2 entries - Heart (favorite) one of your favorite listings in my shop and come back and let me know which one. This will be so helpful to me for the direction to take my shop. It helps to know what people like. :)
3 entries - Post this giveaway page on your twitter or FB. http://lillollipopsdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/11/one-of-kind-necklace-giveaway.html
Do all of them and that will give you a total of 6 entries!
Giveaway ends Dec. 5, 2011 at 10pm Eastern Time