Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jewelry by Vanya Giveaway

I love finding cute shops on Etsy and Jewelry by Vanya was no exception. So imagine my pleasure when I found she wanted to offer you Embellishers a chance to win one of her adorable pieces!


1.How did you get started making jewelry?
From an early age, thanks to the creative gene and encouragement from my mum, I have always made things. Whether it be my first dress made out of bin bags to the full customisation of my first car (a 1970’s mini painted purple and re-upholstered with black fun fur)! It was inevitable that I would end up with a creative career. I studied textile design at university, specialising in knitwear for fashion and became addicted to accessories. This led me to take a work placement during my holidays with a jewellery designer in New York. The experience there was invaluble and I started making my own jewellery straight away.

2.What inspired you to go from shop to hobby?
I started selling to friends and family, then after university I went traveling around the world. While I was away I was lucky enough to visit a couple of designers and see thier product lines and studios. This inspired me even more so when I came home to London I started working with a jewellery designer here. After a while I thought I could branch out on my own so Jewellery by Vanya was created. I made a small collection and started selling on Etsy.


3.What inspires you?
People inspire me. I love fashion and always follow what's happening but I prefer looking at individual style, seeing what people mix and match together is exciting. I often see an outfit and get an idea for a piece, then i'll draw it, source the materials and have a play. It doesn't always work out exactly the same, and sometimes I'll get more ideas during the making process. Mistakes are always constructive.

4.What is the best thing about having your shop?
My customers, it gives me such a boost when I get a nice email telling me they love thier purchase. I love the fact that people can be excited about what I have created.


5.If you could have any super power what would it be?
I would be able to click my fingers and be anywhere at any time. It would make visiting distant friends and relatives much easier and I could go back in time and experience the 1970s, it looks like a fun time!


This contest is 4 days so get in your entries now!
Doors close Midnight NYC time Friday May 21st
The winner gets to pick anything under $20.

To Enter:
1. Visit Jewelry by Vanya and Comment below on your fav item

Extra Entries
(Require Separate Comments Below)
2. Be a follower of The Embellished Life
3. Be a fan of Embellished on Facebook
4. Tweet or Facebook this giveaway
(be sure to include the URL)

Good luck mes cheries!

37 comments:

Fashion Court said...

i'm a follower :o)

Fashion Court said...

my favorite item is birds in love! so whimsical!

Shaim said...

My fav item Love Note

Shaim said...

I am a follower already shaim
sh.11175@yahoo.com

Shaim said...

I post about it here
http://adgiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/05/jewelry-by-vanya-giveaway.html

Shaim said...

fan of Embellished on Facebook Dana Ali

Shaim said...

Tweet about it here
http://twitter.com/shaimapassion/status/14219497798

Katie said...

her stuff is so cute! i love the giraffe necklace and the lie detector ring!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Michelle Elisabeth said...

I'm a follower :)

Michelle Elisabeth said...

goodness, that was tricky to pick just one! so many lovely designs :) alas, I decided on the trio of cocktail rings, so cute! (michelle.elisabeth(at)live.com)

eclairre said...

I love the Giraffe necklace! http://www.etsy.com/listing/38019678/giraffe

The Lone Dollier said...

I'm a follower.

Smiles~
Marilyn

The Lone Dollier said...

The Love Note necklace. It's so nice & simple which is the way I like my jewelry.

Smiles~
Marilyn

The Lone Dollier said...

I'm a Facebook Fan! Marilyn Hughes

Smiles~
Marilyn

Janet Mazorie said...

I like the Crystal Caves Bracelet, it is very on trend with the mixed metals and crystal accents.

dayda said...

I'm a great fan of sending and receiving letters and postcards so my favorite is the Love Letter necklace.
Thank you!
dikatzen at yahoo dot fr

Jo said...

I'm a follower! :)

jo.tee35(at)gmail(dot)com

Jo said...

I love the Love Note necklace! All the jewelry is lovely though, it was hard to choose :)

jo.tee35(at)gmail(dot)com

Gabriella said...

The lie detector ring is my favorite item in the shop (and I would love to win this giveaway so I could call it my own) ;)

ellaetc@gmail.com

Gabriella said...

became a fan on facebook (gabriella s)

ellaetc@gmail.com

Gabriella said...

Following this blog now!

ellaetc@gmail.com

Gabriella said...

Tweeted it
http://twitter.com/ellaanachronism/status/14255816864

Gabriella said...

Hmmm...I keep clicking 'like' on facebook, but there seems to be an issue because every time i click it the page just refreshes and I don't become a fan....

I'll keep trying, must be some technical difficulties... :/

Tazim said...

I love the "Love Note"

tazimd at gmail dot com

Every Little Counts said...

i love the giraffe necklace!
xo

Gabriella said...

Okay, now I AM officially a facebook fan! :)

ellaetc@gmail.com

darlingfemme said...

I'm a follower!

darlingfemme said...

I like the Small Leaf Pendant!

LIZ said...

hi, i am in lovey with Garden Party Ring

email me :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this giveaway ♥

LIZ said...

i already your fan in FB
pinta lizti irene

email me :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this giveaway ♥

LIZ said...

i already your follower

email me :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this giveaway ♥

jennifer said...

I love the lie detector ring :D very different and it looks vintage!

sabrinahollyvintage said...

Her shop is gorgeous!! I love the dragonfly earrings!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44438685/dragonfly-earrings

Thank you!

Stina
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sabrinahollyvintage
http://www.etsy.com/shop/belezaphotography
Sabrinahollyvintage@yahoo.com
BelezaPhotography@yahoo.com
Twitter @sabrinaholly
http://sabrinahollyvintage.blogspot.com/

sabrinahollyvintage said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/sabrinaholly/status/14401888883

Stina
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sabrinahollyvintage
http://www.etsy.com/shop/belezaphotography
Sabrinahollyvintage@yahoo.com
BelezaPhotography@yahoo.com
Twitter @sabrinaholly
http://sabrinahollyvintage.blogspot.com/

Gabriela said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ConBdeBelleza/status/14445544804

conbdebelleza(at)gmail(dot)com

Gabriela said...

My favorite item is the Love note. It`s cute!

Thanks for the chance!
conbdebelleza(at)gmail(dot)com

Gabriela said...

I`m a new follower of your blog :)

conbdebelleza(at)gmail(dot)com

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