Wednesday, October 28, 2009

12 days of Christmas Giveaway...Day Eleven!

Welcome to day 11!!!!!!!!!!!
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

~Tweet about the giveaway on twitter

~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)

~For two extra entries, grab the button on my side bar and add it to your blog :O) If you already have the button on your blog leave me a comment letting me know!

Leave a comment for each entry, please!

Good luck!!!

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!

109 comments:

DogHaus said...

I **heart** the HUG necklace and the SOAR necklace. I have been eyeing the SOAR necklace for a while now. I hope I win :)

DogHaus said...

I follow...

DogHaus said...

I have the button...

DogHaus said...

I have the giveaway on my blog...

Allison said...

I love Betsy's work! I've never seen it before. Just gorgeous.

Allison said...

I am always a follower!

pixiepine said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :)

pixiepine said...

I have your giveaway posted on my blog (sidebar listing).

pixiepine said...

I am a blog follower :)

pixiepine said...

I tweeted the giveaway! :)

salusa63 said...

Very cute earrings and necklace too. I'm sure this 12 days of Christmas giveaway is keeping you plenty busy! Thanks for putting it all together - it is exciting to check and see what you will have each day!!!

Jamie said...

Congrats to the winner!! Todays items are to die for!! Love them!!

Jamie said...

I am a follower!!

Jamie said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Jamie_Birdwell

Tammie said...

Love those necklaces

Tammie said...

I have your button on my blog

TUTU Monkey said...

Oh my the "hug" necklace is too cute!!

Soar is great too!!

The Deming Four said...

hi! thanks for the chance! love the soar necklace!

The Deming Four said...

hi! I'm a follower too!

Laurie said...

Another day of beautiful things! The Soar necklace has always been my favorite!

Laurie said...

I am a follower!

Tammie said...

i am a follower

RachelArt said...

so sweet!

RachelArt said...

i am a follower...

RachelArt said...

tweet tweet

Whimsical Creations said...

just gorgeous!

Whimsical Creations said...

follower

Whimsical Creations said...

button#1

Whimsical Creations said...

button#2

Mouse said...

Oooh... I LOVE the soar necklace & betsy's stackable rings & the necklaces are gorgeous!

Mouse said...

I'm a follower :)

Christina said...

I love the hug necklace...totally cute!

Christina said...

I am a follower :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I would love to win this pretty piece!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I am a follower too

Mizz Snape said...

Cute necklace! You pick the best Etsy sellers to interview :D

Mizz Snape said...

And also, I'm already a blog follower :D

Michelle said...

love, love : )

thepaperroSe said...

ok...fingers are crossed, toes are crossed...i have even crossed my eyes...pleeeeeasseee pick me!

thepaperroSe said...

i am an avid followers

thepaperroSe said...

i have mentioned your give a way on my blogsite!

Brown Eyed Love Bug said...

The hug necklace is soooo cute!! And I've always like the soar necklace!!

Brown Eyed Love Bug said...

Have your button!

Brown Eyed Love Bug said...

blog follower

amy h said...

The hug necklace is great, and I love the soar necklace

amy h said...

I follow your blog!!

K :) said...

Love the Necklace and the rings are so pretty:)

K :) said...

Got the button:))

K :) said...

I follow:)

Jennifer Miller said...

I love this neckalace

Jennifer Miller said...

blog post here
http://jenn-miller.blogspot.com/2009/10/cinnamonsticks-12-days-of-christmas.html

Jennifer Miller said...

tweet posted
@jennmiller9

Jennifer Miller said...

follower of the blog

Jennifer Miller said...

and I have the button

Jennifer Miller said...

button #2

Jennifer said...

The soar necklace is another on my wish list. I love the Elise necklace too - and not just because that is my daughter's name.

Jennifer said...

I follow

Jennifer said...

Button #1

Jennifer said...

Button #2

firegirl said...

I love both necklaces!!! I love birds too!

firegirl said...

I am a follower

Dawn said...

I really like that "hug" necklace. So simple and sweet!

Dawn said...

Also, I'm a follower!

The Killingbecks said...

Beautiful, as always

The Killingbecks said...

I am a follower

The Killingbecks said...

I have the button

Polish'd Cindy said...

I love both necklaces!

Polish'd Cindy said...

I'm a follower

Polish'd Cindy said...

& I have the button

Heidi said...

I'm a follower

Heidi said...

I tweeted..

Heidi said...

I blogged--

Heidi said...

I have your button!! thanks for the chance to win!!

Heidi said...

The jewlery is great--another talented artist! Birds are my favorite thing ever! I you are making me a personalized soar necklace right now ;) would love a "regular" one too!!

Cris Marsh said...

Cute stuff!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cris Marsh said...

I am a follower

Jessie1999 said...

Beautiful! I love Day 11 :)

JEssie1999 said...

I'm a follower!

Katy32 said...

comments comments comments.

Steph said...

I love the soar necklace!

Steph said...

I am a follower!

Jennifer said...

Oh, Betsy's work is so cool! And of course I love and adore the soar necklace. :)

Tyler and Kristen said...

I'm a follower!

Tyler and Kristen said...

I have a button.

Tyler and Kristen said...

I have a button.

Tyler and Kristen said...

I love the necklace! What a great giveaway!

Havefaith said...

Love listening to the music of Bing Crosby too......I hope I win
Faith xo

Amber said...

Love the necklace.

Amber said...

I follow

Amber said...

I have the button too

shannonmarie said...

I just love all the items you have featured. Am I too late to enter today? I noticed this is actually yesterday's post, but today is not posted yet.

Celeste said...

I love everything she makes!! So. so. pretty

Celeste said...

Blog follower!

Celeste said...

#1 Got your button!

Celeste said...

#2 Got your button!

Dkole said...

Love the bird necklace. You are so sweet!!
Who doesn't always need a hug around there neck?

Dkole said...

Follower

zoefeher said...

Beautiful!

zoefeher said...

Am a follower!

The Danenhauer's said...

I love birds too!

The Danenhauer's said...

I am a follower!

The Danenhauer's said...

And I have a blog button too!

Lori said...

Super cute. I love them.

Monica said...

Love the necklaces!

Monica said...

I follow

Monica said...

button

Monica said...

button

handbags*n*pigtails said...

Oh my! I just check out your Etsy site and Im LOVING what Im seeing! Christmas shopping is in my mind....:)

handbags*n*pigtails said...

For my last entry, I think itd be wonderful to have a necklace with the I LOVE YOU sign language stamped on it. My hubby and girls and I always give each other that sign even if we cant speak or are across the room and its become a really special symbol for all 4 of us.
Thank you for having such a wonderful giveaway! And Im a big fan of Mary's too:)