Tuesday, August 10, 2010

First Blog Giveaway -- Eco-friendly Jewelry from Nineteenthirteen

Welcome to our first ever MCH Team blog giveaway! Terri of Nineteenthirteen from Elkhorn, WI is our featured artist this time.

Terri's jewelry is eco-friendly, inspiring with a touch of vintage feel. Her Fine Silver Hydrangea is my fave.
The pendant has a texture of rain! And I can feel the movement of the hydrangea under the rain. Terri will be giving away a pendant from her Vintage Button Collection -- Distressed Petite Bouquet.

Following is a short interview with Terri, enjoy!

Why did you pick the name Nineteen Thirteen?
That is the year that my grandmother Rose was born. We always called her "Busia," which is grandmother in Polish. I spent a lot of time with her growing up and she is quite a bit why I am the way that I am. She was a hardworking farm wife and I learned an appreciation for gardening, sewing, baking, cooking, and general thriftiness from her. She was sustainable and eco-friendly before they were cool!

When did you first become interested in Metal Clay? How long have you been designing jewelry using Metal Clay?
I became interested in Metal Clay about two years ago, bought a packet of PMC3, and have been hooked ever since!

What inspires you?
Friends, family, animals, nature, food...
Most of my pieces have a story behind them. I love designing custom pieces that evoke a memory for a client. Creating customized gifts for clients makes me smile.

Why did you design the giveaway piece? What is special about your giveaway piece?
I searched a few flea markets for vintage buttons to make into jewelry. The button was used as a mold to recreate the button in silver. I love the vintage soul the pendant has.


What do you enjoy most about working in Metal Clay?
The forgiveness of the clay! If I am not happy with the piece I can just roll the clay out and try again!

Terri loves to work on custom pieces and would create meaningful piece perfect just for you. You can find more of her inspiring jewelry on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/nineteenthirteen.

You can also become her fan on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/NineteenThirteen.



Don't forget to post a comment to enter our giveaway! Each person can enter four times to up your chance of winning. Read more on the giveaway here.
Please put each entry in SEPARATE posts.

21 comments:

  1. I don't know if I'm doing this right, but I have tweeted, fanned, facebook shared and hearted shop. Should I make a separate entry / comment for each one?

    This work is just stunning - I'm very jealous!

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  2. Following you on blogger!

    Beautiful work!
    -Jamie

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  3. Fabulous work and a great interview! Love those photos!

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  4. Just "liked" you on facebook, (thought I already had done that), I also added you to MetalClayHeads favorite pages!

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  5. Beautiful work. I'm a fan of the vintage look myself, and old buttons are my faves!

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  6. I keep coming back to look!

    Beautiful!!!!!

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  7. I reposted to my facebook page!

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  8. I love the fact that your work is inspired by family. I wish I had your talent, your work is beautiful.

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  9. My favorite piece is the definition of love necklace.

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  10. I also followed the artist on Facebook.

    Whew! That's all four entries. I hope I win.

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  11. I love the story behind the name. Your work is so beautiful and meaningful.

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  12. Beautiful work. I wish I had a little talent

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  13. so lovely! I've hearted this shop to shop for birthday gifts!

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  14. Terri's jewelry is BEAUTIFUL!! I especially love the tie-in w/ the vintage buttons....the giveaway piece is absolutely lovely.
    I have added her Nineteenthirteen Etsy shop to my favorites on Etsy and added the giveaway item to my favorite items also, I have 'fan-ed' Nineteenthirteen's FB page and shared it w/ my FB friends. And of course, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about Terri and her work here on Metal Clay Heads!

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