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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

**Giveaway** Silver Hoop Earrings

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Today I am going to introduce you to the amazingly talented Nathalie. She is the owner of the gorgeous Canadian Etsy shop Canadian Rockies Art.


You have been looking for this shop, (maybe you didn't even know you were looking for it) but you will realize it
when you start to take a look around.


The jewelry that Nathalie creates is stunning. You will find something for yourself and for any of your gift-giving needs.






What is the inspiration and background of your shop?


You can find me on a few different selling venues online, including my own site, Ruby Lane, Artfire and iCraft, but my main online shop is my Canadian Rockies Etsy shop.

My inspiration comes from all the wonderful people that I have met around the world, as well as in the magical beauty of Mother nature. Designing jewelry is my way of going back to the roots of nature and release warm caring energy into the world. I receive countless convos and emails from my customers telling me how happy they are, and how much they enjoy wearing their new jewelry and all the great comments they get, it makes them feel special, it makes them feel joy, and that makes me so happy. There's enough in the world to make us worry and sad, I want to be part of a process that brings joy and positiveness into people's lives.

How did jewelry-making become your passion?

I've been making things all my life, from teaching myself how to knit (with a book) when I was about 9 years old, to learning how to do macrame and crochet with my best friend, learning to master a paint brush (oil painting...still a work in progress), doing all sorts of paper crafts, polymer clay beads and little critters, lampworking, (took classes) and making jewelry. I'm self-taught for the most part and I really enjoy learning all sorts of techniques in various crafts, but a couple of years ago, totally by accident, I decided to go get some jewelry kits and some Swarovski Crystals to make some jewelry with my mother-in-law (she's from Austria and there's a bit of a language barrier between us) and we had so much fun together, playing like little girls, making jewelry, laughing, that I realized how wonderful this could be. I made her a piece of jewelry secretly and gave it to her as a gift before her and my father-in-law went back home, and when I saw the look on her face, the joy, and happiness (and the big bear hug that came with it), I knew that I wanted to continue making jewelry and the rest is history.

What are your upcoming plans for your shop?
Another one of my passions is Medieval History and, of course chainmaille jewelry. I've always wanted to introduce some chainmaille pieces in my shop and I'm finally getting around to it.

This also allows me to introduce some jewelry for men, which I've been wanting to do for a long time. I think heavy chainmaille bracelets, like my Connor Sterling Silver Bracelet are so beautiful and so well suited for men that I'm very excited to be adding some pieces for men in my collection. I'm working on a few more weaves/bracelets for men and I will list them as soon as I'm done putting them together.



Also, last year I had the chance to study (private mentor) with the super talented Eni Oken, as I really enjoy working with hair fine sterling silver and gold filled wire to create intricate jewelry, so I'm also working on designing more fine wire wrapped jewelry pieces, like my Starfish pendant with shaded sapphires.

I love working on wire wrapped jewelry and doing chainmaille at the moment, as this allows me to take my work outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and my garden, and I keep more of the soldered/fused and cold forged jewelry making to the Fall-Winter since I need to work on those types of pieces indoors, in my home studio.




THE GIVEAWAY

Canadian Rockies Art has generously agreed to give one lucky Country Mouse, City Mouse reader these beauties!

YOU CAN WIN THIS!

Dangling Mini Hoops
Fused Fine Silver and Sterling Silver


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You have from June 30 - July 6 , 2009 to get your entries in!
Giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers, just be sure to leave your email address, if it does not appear in your profile.
Random Number Generator will be used to choose the winner.
Winner will be notified by e-mail, you will have 48 hours to reply, if no reply, an alternate winner will be chosen.Photography used with permission by Canadian Rockies Art.
Prize will be shipped directly by Canadian Rockies Art.
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