Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My First Big Craft Show & a Giveaway!

My sister and I have reserved a craft booth for the annual Peach Days celebration in our hometown. I have been busy making things and am also offering them online for sale, but because of the focus on Peach Days, I am not taking the time to make listings on Etsy. The bulk of my products for Peach Days will be quilted bookmarks and sterling silver earrings with a variety of stone, crystal, glass, and ceramic beads. Here are some photos of the things I've made so far!

Quilted bookmarks

The backs are patchwork, too!

Crystal and sterling silver

Glass and crystal (all metal is sterling silver, as usual)

Crystal, glass, and sterling

Ceramic and sterling

Ceramic and sterling

Pearl, jade, citrine, jasper, carnelian and sterling

Aquamarine, amethyst, peridot, citrine, labradorite, crystal, pink jade, olive jade, coral, and sterling

Pearl, crystal, carnelian, robin's egg stone,
purple jade and sterling

Peridot, citrine, aquamarine, amethyst, malachite, labradorite, navy quartz, carnelian, Swarovski Austrian crystal, sterling

Non-sterling pairs with crystal

Non-sterling (sterling plate) with purple crystal and other non-sterling pair with red crystal

In order to prepare for Peach Days, I need your help! I need to know which of my earrings people like the most so I can make more of those kinds. Anyone who posts a comment with their top three earring choices will be entered to win a free pair (international entrants welcome)! I will send the winning pair by mail. Be sure that you have a blog I can access to let you know if you've won or else leave me your email address in the comment. The giveaway will run for one week - until midnight (MST) on August 25th.

Bonus entry opportunities:
* Post a link to the giveaway on your blog (3 entries)
* Become my fan on Facebook (1 entry)
* Become a follower of my blog (1 entry)
* Posting on Twitter (1 entry) - be sure to put @azurerocket in the tweet so I can find it!

Leave a comment for each entry you make. I will be checking up to keep things fair!

For example, someone who made every possible entry would leave 7 comments, something like this:

"My favorite earrings are the ladybugs, the purple jade and pearl, and the labradorite trio."

"Link on my blog! http://myblogexample.blogspot.com x 1"

"Link on my blog! http://myblogexample.blogspot.com x 2"

"Link on my blog! http://myblogexample.blogspot.com x 3"

"I am your fan on Facebook!"

"I am following you!"

"Tweeted!"

If there is a huge response to my giveaway, I will be giving away additional pairs of earrings.

Also, if anyone is interested in purchasing something, email me at azurerocket@gmail.com. Bookmarks are $4/each or $3.50 each if purchasing two or more. Sterling silver earrings (all but the three pairs mentioned above are 100% solid sterling silver except for the obvious non-metal parts) are $8/pair or $7.50 if purchasing two or more. The three non-sterling pairs are $6.50/pair. Shipping is $1/flat for the U.S. no matter how many things you buy. Contact me for international shipping prices. You can check my Etsy profile to see my positive feedback as a handmade vendor.

Let the games begin! Thanks for playing!

54 comments:

Kathleen McGiveron said...

Following your blog!

The3Maries said...

Love the ladybug and amethyst ones!

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The3Maries said...

Follower:)

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The3Maries said...

Facebook fan

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Chris and Audrey said...

I love the sterling plate earrings with the purple and red, and the green flowers with leaves!

Chris and Audrey said...

I am a facebook fan.

Chris and Audrey said...

I am a follower

Chris and Audrey said...

Blogged: http://chrisandaudrey.blogspot.com/2009/08/earring-giveaway-and-peach-days-preview.html

Chris and Audrey said...

blogged: http://chrisandaudrey.blogspot.com/2009/08/earring-giveaway-and-peach-days-preview.html

Chris and Audrey said...

blogged: http://chrisandaudrey.blogspot.com/2009/08/earring-giveaway-and-peach-days-preview.html

fefferknits said...

Look at those earrings, girlie! They're awesome!

lillysmum said...

Oooh, pretty! My faves are the two non-sterling danglies and the blue and white glass bead pair.

lillysmum said...

And I am a facebook fan!

Spencer and Cynthia Mann said...

I'm following your blog!

Spencer and Cynthia Mann said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Spencer and Cynthia Mann said...

I love all the carnelian earrings, as well as the pink jade and olive jade earrings. Good luck at Peach Days!

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minishoes1 said...

ladybug,pink jade and angelearrings are my fav. So pretty! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I follow. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Aria said...

I like earrings with sterling and Swarovski crystal. I also like the penguins and the aquamarine stone earrings. Good luck! knitmit on ravelry

Only Free Stuff Here said...

Become a fan on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Azurerocket-Design-Studio/105361004612

Only Free Stuff Here said...

Left link on Mcklinky: http://onlyfreestuffhere.blogspot.com/

anninja said...

I like the Ceramic and sterling ones - penguins are adorable :)
also I like Non-sterling (sterling plate) with purple crystal ones and coral ones.

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anninja said...

Facebook fan - Anna Frolova

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anninja said...

Follower

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Aik said...

I'm a follower. I'm having my first giveaway on my blog. Please visit here:

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/whoo-hoo-my-first-blog-giveaway.html

Thanks!

Best regards,
Aik

Aik said...

I love these:

1. Swarovski Austrian crystal
2. Carnelian
3. Amethyst

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Aik said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/3402810763

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Aik said...

I fanned you on Facebook. (Aik Chien)

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Aik said...

I linked your giveaway on my blog sidebar.

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/

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BellsandUnicorns said...

Follow your blog!

-Sally
bellsandunicorns@gmail.com

BellsandUnicorns said...

I love your Sterling Plate earrings with purple crystals, and the ones with red crystals, and the crystal and sterling silver earrings.

-Sally
bellsandunicorns@gmail.com
www.bellsandunicorns.blogspot.com

BellsandUnicorns said...

Following you on twitter and tweeted about your giveaway!

http://twitter.com/bellsnunicorns/status/3406099206

-Sally
bellsandunicorns@gmail.com
www.bellsandunicorns.blogspot.com

Tia said...

My three favs are the Glass and crystal, Crystal, glass, and sterling, and the Pearl, jade, citrine, jasper, carnelian and sterling earrings.
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Cindy said...

I'm following your blog :)
The earring are lovely, love them lots!

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Ayda said...

#1 Non-sterling (sterling plate) with purple crystal
#2 Penguins Ceramic and sterling
#3 Labradorite and sterling ....

Keep being creative!

TattieTats said...

Wonderful items, have a great time at your show!

I am following you on facebook

TattieTats said...

I like the clear square ones, the peridot pair, and the ones with a swirl. very pretty. =)

Kat C. said...

My top 3 choices would be;

1. the non-sterling pair with crystals
2. the ceramic and sterling pair (specifically the bug)
3. the other non sterling danglies

katch05 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My fave earrings are the pink jade, penguin, and turtle!
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Dottie said...

Non-sterling (sterling plate) with purple crystal, Ceramic and sterling, & purple jade and sterling were my favs. You have a great skill for polishing !

Meow 4Doti@hotmail.com

Dottie Mahon
2861 Robert St.
Jax, FL 32207-9505

ChristineMarieStudio said...

Hi,
I became a fan on facebook. I am thinking that kids really go for the character type earrings and they are a little more impulsive with their money. I tend to like the irregular semi-precious stone earrings.

Lysa said...

i like the amethyst and the aquamarine crystals...

lysa.thornton@gmail.com

tina said...

i like the ceramic turtles, the amethyst and the penguins the turtle and penguins are very unique thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina said...

i follow your blog thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina said...

im a facebook fan thanks for the chance to win eagleforjack@gmail.com my id is lepaige

Mia said...

I like the Non-sterling with purple crystal, the penguin ones, and the other non-sterling pair with red crystal.

Gallant Family said...

Katherine! This is awesome. I love what you are doing and good luck at Peach Days! I was going to get a booth and split it with a bunch of friends (because it's so expensive otherwise) but my peeps kept flaking out. Needless to say, I am setting up a booth at my grandpa's house (literally across the street from the community center) and selling from there since my dad's got a business license. Anyway, do you know where you'll be? I'd love to try and stop by if I can.
My favs are the Jasper (big rectangular stone), I think that's the right name, and the dangly red crystal ones (although I may not be able to wear them for sensitivity issues) but I love dangly. Have fun!!!

Gallant Family said...

I am a follower :0)

Gallant Family said...

And I am a fan on FB!

rainmommy said...

I just LOVE the Non-sterling (sterling plate) with purple crystal and other non-sterling pair with red crystal..
his is my fave collection!
lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

rainmommy said...

I am a fb fan
Lynn Ann Matthews
lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

rainmommy said...

i am a follower
lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

rainmommy said...

Heres my tweet
LynnAnnMatthews Win cute earings! @azurerocket http://azurerocket.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-first-big-craft-show-giveaway.html
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