It's almost time!!
Today meet Betsy of Foundling!
Betsy's gorgeous jewelry can often be found on Etsy's home page. I love her creative use of found objects, old textiles and print paired with sterling silver that has been oxidized to give it an aged treasured look!
Tell us a bit about you.
I'm lucky to live and work in Asheville NC, a beautiful, artsy little mountain city just a few miles down the road from the town I grew up in. I make foundling happen (with a little help from my husband, my amazing studio assistant and my dogs) in my basement studio.
How did you get started creating?
I'm happiest when I have a project of some sort in hand and I've loved that sort of thing since I was a tiny girl. Even so, my path to becoming a professional artist was convoluted. I didn't take an art class until my third year in college. When I finally did it felt so right that I couldn't do anything else. So here I am.
What is your favorite material to work with?
Anything old! I LOVE the idea that the materials were touched by other hands and have their own personal histories.
Where do you sell?
I sell online at foundling.etsy.com, at retail shows throughout the year and shops around the country.
Share a favorite Christmas memory.
My grandmother's Christmas tree still stands in my memories as the best tree--the tree all other Christmas trees wish they could be. It was not so big, but much bigger than me, and fake. The tree and it's finery took hours to detangle, set up and arrange just so. The just so part was pretty important. There were little birds that needed to clip on branches hidden a little deeper in the tree so that anyone admiring the tree might find them as a special surprise. The bubbling lights required proper spacing. It must be sprayed with some pine scent in a bottle. And someone tall was required to place the star on top--last. And then the lights could go on. It was a breathtaking sight. Gaudy as hell. Lights twinkling in every color, tinsel dripping from the branches. No rhyme or reason. Glorious
The winner of the grand prize will receive the Elise necklace . Simple and so sweet. Each one she make comes out a little different so it will be a bit of a surprise!
The winner of the daily prize today will receive on of my personal favorites from my shop!
I have a thing for birds can you tell :O) The winner will receive the SOAR necklace
So how can you win this sweet Necklace?
~ just leave me a comment
~blog about the giveaway
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~become a follower of my blog ( if you are already a follower let me know it still counts for an extra entry just be sure to let me know in a comment)
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Yes any of my featured artist can enter to win, and anyone who has one already can enter to win!Winners are chosen at random using Random.org so be sure to leave a comment for each entry!