5.25.2010

Featured Artist and GIVEAWAY :: GlitzGlitter



I'm so excited to be bringing you this week's featured artist, Celia of GlitzGlitter!  Celia is yet another exceptional jewelry designer (what can I say.. I'm addicted to jewelry!) and I am often in her shop trying my hardest not to gobble up all her delicious gemstone creations.  Her designs are classic yet eye-catching.  She is just brimming with natural talent and an eye for gorgeous gems.  It's no wonder why she has found such huge success on Etsy after just one year!  She's super sweet and a little shy, so it's an honor she decided to share a little bit about herself here.  Thank you, Celia!

.......................... the interview .........................


What's your favorite read of all time?
Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll

Any guilty pleasures?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer all day marathon :D



(Ok, now onto business)
How would you describe your work?
Simple. I never really wore jewelry until I started making it. I think I make jewelry for the kind of woman who doesn't wear jewelry.

How long have you been at it?
A year. Seems like forever, like I was looking for this kind of outlet my whole life, but it's only been a year.

So for you, is it an innate talent or practice makes perfect?
Practice! And some more practice. I love and hate that I look back on my earlier work and wonder "who the heck made that?"

Do you dabble in any other forms of art?
I knit... slowly and poorly. The fantastic colors yarns come in always call me back when I decide to give up.


What do you do when your inspiration and creativity is tapped?
When my creativity is tapped, I go into my workroom, turn on my ipod and listen to a book. I fiddle around with my beads until something jumps out at me.


When not hard at work on your designs, what would we most likely find you doing?
Tweeting with my friends. Not having a day job is wonderful, but not having coworkers can be lonely. I have so many Etsy friends to talk to on twitter, I feel that I have all the benefits of coworkers without having to go to an office.


What are some of your favorite etsy shops?
Too many to name! From KnitFrekkles' gorgeous knitting, to waterrose's embroidery, Lori411, Chefjen137 and Raceytay's photography, Polestar, littlebugjewelry, and onegarnetgirl's amazing jewelry, wickedsoaps' and blushie's tempting soaps. I could just go on and on. I find new and amazing shops on Etsy every single day.

What's at the top of your etsy wish list?
this satchel



And, as a fun tribute to my inner psychologist, what might this be?  
Looks like an eclipse to me.









.......................... end interview .........................

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!! (winner selected on Tuesday, June 1st)

*** GIVEAWAY CLOSED *** CONGRATULATIONS ANDREA! ***


Celia is giving away this gorgeous Swarovski crystal necklace to one lucky winner! (international entries welcome)

Here's how to enter:

visit Celia's shop, GlitzGlitter, and leave a comment about what you'd like to see more of

* you must include your contact info (email, blog, or etsy shop)




Bonus entries:
Please leave a separate comment and contact info for each bonus entry.


1) follow Celia on twitter: @Glitz_Glitter
2) follow me on twitter: @eNVeDesigns
3) tweet about the giveaway (include @eNVeDesigns and @Glitz_Glitter and a link to this post for validation)
4) fan GlitzGlitter on Facebook
5) follow Celia's blog: http://glitzglittergossip.blogspot.com
6) fan eNVe Designs on Facebook
7) follow my blog
8) subscribe to my mailing list (just fill in the form on the upper left column of my blog)

You have one week to enter.  The lucky winner will be selected at random next Tuesday, June 1st.  Good luck! :)

I'll be back next week to announce the winner, and post updates about prepping for my first art fest!  See you then!

160 comments:

Sydney said...

Love Celia's shop! Her stuff is elegant with an edge :) I'd love to see more pieces like the "Metallic Black Spinel Oxidized Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings - Predator"

scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney said...

I follow you on twitter

scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney said...

I follow Celia's blog

scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney said...

I follow you on facebook

scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney said...

I follow your blog

scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney said...

I'm on your mailing list :)

scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

factorygirlashli said...

well etsy is busy hiccuping... so I can't go visit her shop, but I know that I am in love with the recycled glass necklaces!

factorygirlashli.etsy

ThePeachTree said...

HUGE fan :) I'd love to see more of the Yellow foofyschmoofer shape of earrings in the shop!!

Amy
thepeachtree.etsy.com

factorygirlashli said...

I follow Celia on Twitter

factorygirlashli.etsy

factorygirlashli said...

I follow you on twitter!


factorygirlashli.etsy

Andrea (Sacred Suds) said...

Great interview! I already follow Celia on Twitter, but now I'm following you, eNVe :-)

ThePeachTree said...

I follow Celia on twitter!

Amy
thepeachtree.etsy.com

factorygirlashli said...

I'm a fan of GlitzGlitter


factorygirlashli.etsy

ThePeachTree said...

I follow you (lovely face) on twitter!

Amy
thepeachtree.etsy.com

ThePeachTree said...

I'm a Glitz Facebook Fan!

Amy
thepeachtree.etsy.com

factorygirlashli said...

I just followed this blog!


factorygirlashli.etsy

ThePeachTree said...

I'm an NV Facebook Fan :)

Amy
thepeachtree.etsy.com

factorygirlashli said...

Just fanned you, too!


factorygirlashli.etsy

ThePeachTree said...

Following Glitz's blog

Amy
thepeachtree.etsy.com

ThePeachTree said...

Subscribed to your mailing list!

Amy
thepeachtree.etsy.com

ThePeachTree said...

I now follow your blog!

Amy
thepeachtree.etsy.com

ThePeachTree said...

Aaaaaaaaand TWEETED :)

Amy
thepeachtree.etsy.com

Whew!

Cristy said...

I loooove Celia's shop! The freshwater pearl necklace is currently one of my favorites.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Garden22DesignStudio

peaseblossomstudio said...

I LOVE Celia's shop! I want everything. I would like to see Celia offering bracelets.

Cristy said...

I follow Celia on Twitter (she is a joy to talk to!)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Garden22DesignStudio

Cristy said...

I follow you on Twitter!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Garden22DesignStudio

Cristy said...

I am a huge fan of Glitz Glitter on Facebook :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Garden22DesignStudio

Malarie said...

Ohhhhh my my. I absolutely love Celia's shop and style (got my mom a mommy's day gift from her!)

I love this piece: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48005353

my shop: http://itsastitch.etsy.com

Malarie said...

Fanned you on Facebook!

Cristy said...

I follow Celia's blog

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Garden22DesignStudio

Malarie said...

Aaaand fanned Celia on facebook :D

Cristy said...

I fanned your facebook page!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Garden22DesignStudio

Malarie said...

Now following you on twitter too :)

Cristy said...

following your blog

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Garden22DesignStudio

Malarie said...

Whew. AND I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/itsastitch/status/14700815654

jenni said...

I'd like to see more statement pieces!!! :)

jjenni20@gmail.com

jenni said...

I'd like to see more statement pieces!!! :)

jjenni20@gmail.com

jenni said...

Tweeted from @jenni20designs

Like @Garden_22 I'm entering this giveaway from @Glitz_Glitter on @eNVeDesigns blog as many times as possible :D http://bit.ly/9Kxyfb

jenni said...

I'm a longtime twitter follower of Miz Glamourillo!

http://twitter.com/jenni20designs

Cristy said...

tweeted it!! :) I'm gonna have to fight you girls for this, I want it! lol

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Garden22DesignStudio

Cristy said...

and last but not least,subscribed to your lovely blog! Thanks!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Garden22DesignStudio

Brandy said...

I love Celia & her jewelry! One of my favorite pieces are these gorgeous earrings: http://www.etsy.com/listing/47917178/amethyst-purple-lampwork-hollow-sterling

http://brokenhallelujah.etsy.com

Petya said...

Celia's work is AMAZING! I'm in love with the "Cornflower Blue Chalcedony Antiqued Brass Earrings - Fly Away" and would love to see more of those!

Petya
pepidesigns [at] gmail [dot] com

BailyBelle Creations said...

I love everything in Celia's shop! I would love to see more of the higher end designs! I think she does an amazing job!

http://bailybellecreations.etsy.com

Raceytay said...

I want to see more RED from Celia. Because I love red and I love what Celia makes so the two together? Oy, I die.

I follow Celia, and have been for a while! unblogger[at]yahoo[dot]com

Brandy said...

I follow @glitzglitter on twitter.

http://brokenhallelujah.etsy.com

BailyBelle Creations said...

Following you both on twitter!!

http://bailybellecreations.etsy.com

BailyBelle Creations said...

Following Glitz blog!

http://bailybellecreations.etsy.com

Brandy said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!

http://brokenhallelujah.etsy.com

BailyBelle Creations said...

Following your blog too!

http://bailybellecreations.etsy.com

Raceytay said...

I tweeted !

Brandy said...

Became a fan of Glitz Glitter on facebook, too!

BailyBelle Creations said...

Following you on FB

http://bailybellecreations.etsy.com

BailyBelle Creations said...

TWEETED!!

http://twitter.com/BailyBelle/status/14701012711

http://bailybellecreations.etsy.com

Jennifer said...

Count me as another Celia fan!!

CrowNology said...

A great interview!
Wow. What a lovely shop! I love the opaque and pyrite pieces so I would have to ask for more of those...
Thanks for sharing this "gem" eNVe!
xo
Andrea
CrowNology@yahoo.ca

CrowNology said...

I follow you!

CrowNology said...

I follow Glitz Glitter Gossip!

PoleStar Jewelry - Handcrafted said...

Wow thank you for the mention Celia. I am honored. Love the interview. You are such a sweet honest and open person, I have enjoyed getting to know you and will continue to do so!

Jen

CrowNology said...

Following you on Twitter!

CrowNology said...

Following Celia on Twitter!

CrowNology said...

On your mailing list!
Whew! That's it!
xo

BySaraLynn said...

I love all the large teardrop necklaces in Celia's shop!

http://bysaralynn.etsy.com

BySaraLynn said...

I'm already following @Glitz_Glitter on twitter, naturally!

http://bysaralynn.etsy.com

BySaraLynn said...

And I'm a new follower to @eNVeDesigns on twitter :)

niftyknits said...

first entry - I'd like to see more copper/brass earrings, maybe longer danglier ones?

find me (please!) at www.niftyknits.etsy.com

niftyknits said...

I follow celia on twitter @niftyknits

find me (please!) at www.niftyknits.etsy.com

niftyknits said...

I follow envedesigns on twitter @niftyknits

find me (please!) at www.niftyknits.etsy.com

miss frekkles said...

I love Celia's creations, I love it when she works with glass, maybe its the translucence? they're all gorgeous!
Fab interview and great give away :)

missfrekkles@live.com

niftyknits said...

I follow glistznbeadz blog find me (please!) at www.niftyknits.etsy.com

miss frekkles said...

I'm now following your blog too!
I already see both your pretty faces on Twitter :)

missfrekkles@live.com

niftyknits said...

I've fanned glitzglitter
find me (please!) at www.niftyknits.etsy.com

niftyknits said...

I've fanned enve designs

find me (please!) at www.niftyknits.etsy.com

niftyknits said...

I follow this blog
find me (please!) at www.niftyknits.etsy.com

miss frekkles said...

...and of course I tweeted.

missfrekkles@live.com

Little bug jewelry/Jane said...

I LOVE Celia's jewelry (and own some!), I would love to see more of the pan cut briolette earrings, like the Sexual chocolate ones!

littlebugjewelry@yahoo.com

Little bug jewelry/Jane said...

And I already follow both of you on twitter :-)

JennTRC said...

I'd love to see more necklaces with yellow stones :)

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

JennTRC said...

I already follow your blog! :)

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

JennTRC said...

follow you on twitter!

@jennrach

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

JennTRC said...

follow glitz_glitter on twitter!

@jennrach

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

Erika said...

I want to win this so bad!!!

I already follow Celia on twitter :0

Erika said...

I tweet tweet tweeted about the giveaway!!

Erika said...

I Fanned Celia on facebook :)

Erika said...

I follow Celia's blog too!

Erika said...

I fanned eNVe Designs on Facebook!

Erika- said...

And I subscribed to your mailing list!

Petya said...

I'm following Celia on twitter
@pepi_designs

pepidesigns.etsy.com

Petya said...

I'm following you on twitter too
@pepi_designs

pepidesigns.etsy.com

Melissa said...

Count me in, I love her stuff! would love to see more long necklaces :)

JanuaryWish (at) verizon (dot) net

Melissa said...

I already follow Celia on twitter as JanuaryWish


JanuaryWish (at) verizon (dot) net

Melissa said...

Following you on twitter now too


JanuaryWish (at) verizon (dot) net

MsLori said...

I LOVE Celia and her shop! :) This is my all time FAVE necklace from her shop:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44703538/sky-blue-topaz-candy-kiss-sterling

It's stunning!

Lori :)

MsLori said...

I am following Celia on twitter! :)

Lori

MsLori said...

And I am already following you also. :)

MsLori said...

I am now following your blog! :)

MsLori said...

I am now a fan of Celia's on FB! :)

MsLori said...

Oops, I forgot this....you can contact me at:

MsLori411@msn.com

MsLori said...

I am now following Celia's blog! :)


MsLori411@msn.com

MsLori said...

I am now a fan of yours on FB! :) xx


MsLori411@msn.com

3 squares said...

love everything celia! the frosted glass pieces are gorgeous - how about more of those?

3squares@live.com

3 squares said...

i follow celia on twitter!

3squares@live.com

3 squares said...

i follow you on twitter!

3squares@live.com

Metalicious said...

I'm a Twitter follower of Celia's! She's fantastic!

Sonia said...

Just been on Glitz Glitter on Etsy and I just LOVE all of her work!!! Especially the Sky Blue Aurora Borealis Teardrop Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace; JUST ADORE IT!!!!

Sonia said...

I am now following Celia on Twitter :)

Sonia said...

I am now following eNVe Designs on Twitter :)

Sonia said...

Twittered http://twitter.com/SoniaThorpe

Sonia said...

Liked Glitz Glitter on Facebook :)

Sonia said...

Have Liked eNVeDesigns on FB :)

Lan said...

Already a subcriber to your blog :)

Lan said...

I"m on your fan page also.

Lan said...

Beautiful stuff on glitzglitter, maybe add a combo set?

Lan said...

Just became a FB fan of glitzglitter

Lan said...

Happy birthday to your little girl Ngan! That's so cool Kaili is so close in age to Pax. yes, you need to get working on those scrapbook pages before she graduates college and leaves the house! hehe We should do a swap, I'll complete her first year's album for a piece of your art :)

Sharon said...

I'd love to see more bracelets in the store - love the selection of necklaces!

yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

Allisa Jacobs said...

I love Celia's shop...have the minute I saw it! I would like to see more of her bracelets...mostly because that's the only jewelry I wear. Ears aren't pierced & rarely wear necklaces with my toddler....

all her work is amazing!
xo

Allisa Jacobs said...

of course i follow celia on twitter!

Allisa Jacobs said...

follow you on twitter as well :)

Allisa Jacobs said...

fan og glitzglitter on facebook!

Allisa Jacobs said...

fan of enVe Designs on Facebook :)

Allisa Jacobs said...

tweeted this giveway!

Hope said...

I would love to see more bracelets

hopeswenson@gmail.com

Hope said...

i follow glitzglitter on twitter

hopeswenson@gmail.com

Hope said...

i follow eNVeDesigns on twitter

hopeswenson@gmail.com

Monica said...

I love Celia's shop! I would love to see some more wire wrapped rings with unique stones as the centerpiece. One of my favorite rings is the one with the kyanite.

Monica said...

I follow Celia on twitter.

Monica said...

I follow you on twitter

Monica said...

I tweeted the giveaway..

Monica said...

I'm a fan of GlitzGlitter on FB

Monica said...

I follow Glitz's blog..

Monica said...

I'm a fan of eNVe Designs on FB

Monica said...

I follow your blog..

Monica said...

I subscribed to your mailing list..

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Catherine Ivins said...

I love Celia's shop! I especially love the frosted pieces and would love to see more of those. I follow both of you on twitter.

xo

Cat Ivins

Devin said...

I follow Celia on twitter!

Devin
dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

Devin said...

I follow you on twitter!

Devin
dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

Devin said...

I'm so in love with these earrigns.......
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47290185/ice-clear-black-tourmalinated-quartz


Devin
dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

Devin said...

tweeted!


Devin
dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

Devin said...

GlitzGlitter - LIKED! on FB :)

Devin
dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

Devin said...

I already follow your blog :)

Devin
dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

Devin said...

You've been LIKED! on FB as well :)


Devin
dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

Devin said...

I subscribed to your mailing list :)

Devin
dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

alexkeller said...

i love love love that sky blue topaz!
http://alexkeller.etsy.com

alexkeller said...

i follow Celia on twitter :)
htpp://alexkeller.etsy.com

alexkeller said...

i follow YOU on twitter!
http://alexkeller.etsy.com

alexkeller said...

i'm a fan of Glitz Glitter on FB
http://alexkeller.etsy.com

alexkeller said...

i like you on fb, too
http://alexkeller.etsy.com

alexkeller said...

i follow your blog ...
http://alexkeller.etsy.com

alexkeller said...

i'm following Celia's blog
http://alexkeller.etsy.com

alexkeller said...

i've subscribed to your mailing list
http://alexkeller.etsy.com

alexkeller said...

and.....i tweeted!
http://twitter.com/alexandrakeller/status/15110859124
http://alexkeller.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

First time to shop and love it all so far!

heatherlas[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Now following you on Twitter.

heatherlas[at]gmail[dot]com

Julie Deuvall said...

I can't decide, I love everything she makes! Glitz Glitter creations are fabulous!

polka dot skies said...

I love Celia's shop! I adore her freshwater pearl/silver creations! Can't get enough of those!
polkadotskies.etsy.com

polka dot skies said...

I follow Celia on twitter:)
polkadotskies.etsy.com

polka dot skies said...

You have a new twitter follower:)
Looking forward to your posts!
polkadotskies.etsy.com

polka dot skies said...

Following Glitz n Beadz Gossip!
polkadotskies.etsy.com

CrowNology said...

Yay for me!
I love this piece so much.
Thank you NV and Celia!
xo
Andrea