Friday, 13 August 2010

Feature Friday and Giveaway - Taylor Made Jewelry Collections

This week's featured seller is Taylor of Taylor Made Jewelry Collections.  Taylor is a fellow member of the Etsy CAST team and sells some beautiful creations.   :)  Let's find out a little about Taylor, and don't forget to read all the way to the end to see the gorgeous giveaway prize she is offering!


Tell us a little about yourself.
"Hello bloggers, I am Taylor Jenkins. I am 24 and I currently live in Atlanta, Georgia, where I have been living for the past 5 years.  I grew up overseas as a Military brat moving every 3-4 years; I LOVED it though!  My dayjob right now consists of exploring my artistic flare!  It is definetly true what they say, "running your own business is the hardest you will ever work!" I am finding that out, every day!"

Can you describe yourself in five words?
Unique, creative, shy, adventurous, exploring.

image skipping stones necklace large genuine turquoise by taymaree on etsy

When and how did you first start creating?
For as long as I can remember I have always been cutting, glueing, and tearing up stuff to make it the way I wanted.  I dabbled in origami and interior decor until I found jewelry.  It was not until my aunt showed me her jewelry that my interest in the craft was sparked.  It was so fun and such a big stress relief.  When I learned how to make jewelry, I was at a job that would give me non stop migraines.  I needed a healthy outlet so I turned to creating; and the rest is history!

What do you create and what are your favourite materials with which to work?I create wearable art, jewelry!  I really do not have favorite materials.  I like all types of beads, gems, stones, rocks, and whatever else I can find to throw in there!

image caramel chandelier crystal earrings swarovski topaz

When and how did you start selling online?
I only started selling online less than a year ago, so I am still a rookie at all of this.  I started selling stuff on Facebook first until my friend, Elisabeth of Arona Designs, convinced me to try ETSY.

Describe your store in five words.
New, handmade, wearable art, jewelry, unique.

Who or what are the influences behind your creations? Well all of my jewelry are pieces that I would personally wear on a daily basis.  Sometimes something as simple as a song or a picture, fabric or an already made outfit will inspire a design or creation that I hope to create.  So, needless to say, my inspiration book is full!

image double stranded necklace of garnet amber gemstone

Where can we find you online?

Discount: Taylor is kindly offering a 10% discount to readers.  Just send her an Etsy convo with a link to this blog post and she will arrange your discount for you!

 
 Giveaway alert: Taylor is also offering the very pretty Roll With the Waves bracelet to one Two Cheeky Monkeys reader!

Mandatory entry: Visit Taylor Made Jewelry Collections and tell me the piece you like the best and why you like it.

Extra entries:
1. Become a follower of Taylor's blog.
2. Follow Taylor on Twitter.
3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link in your comment.
4. Become a follower of the Two Cheeky Monkeys blog.

Entry is open WORLDWIDE.  Please leave each entry as a SEPARATE COMMENT and also leave me a way of contacting you if you are the winner.
The winner will be chosen by Random.org on Thursday, 19th of August. 

71 comments:

  1. Love her work - lovely stuff!

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  2. Thanks so much for the feature in your lovely blog! Good luck on the GIVEAWAY everyone!

    Taylor of TaylorMade Jewelry Collections

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  3. The "skippng stones" necklace is beautiful!

    Have a wonderful day!

    ChristieCottage.blogspot.com
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  4. Glad to get to know you better, Tay! Beautiful work!

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  5. Very nice Blog. Congratulations Taylor, wish you much success!!!

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  6. i like the Large Genuine Turquoise Skipping Stones Necklace because i love turquoise!

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  7. i follow taylor on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  8. i follow your blog (redfuzzycow)

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  9. I love the colorful beads paired with the sliver beads in the Colorful Glass Beaded Charm Bracelet! I would really add a spot of color to any outfit.

    Thank you! em9499 at gmail dot com

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  10. Nice feature! My fave is the rocky anklet.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50263384/

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  11. Love the chunky turquoise necklace w matching earrings!

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  12. I like the mermaid necklace the best, and also the black and blue swirled circles. I am not sure why the mermaid one is my favorite, I really like the colors and I like the shells hanging down.

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  13. Beautiful work, great blog post! I love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/50453745/large-static-wall-art from Taylor's shop!

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  14. Followed Taylor on Twitter as healingmdsimple, if I win, email me at hms@simplehealing.co.cc

    thanks

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  15. love the caramel chandelier earrings. Why? Cause I love caramel! :) swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  16. follow you on twitter. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  17. follow two cheeky monkeys. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  18. Light Green Drops and Gun Metal Spheres- Necklace and Matching Earrings-Free Shipping the colours of green in these two are just perfect, dark and light together. I adore green and wear it often both in my clothing and in my jewelry. This looks like it would hang nicely as well. (the necklace)
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  19. I love this:

    A Trio of Peridot, Emerald and Sea Shell-Matching Necklace and Earrings-Free Shipping


    Thank you for the give away

    SheilaC

    shecarita at yahoo dot com

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  20. I really like the black and red necklace..
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  21. Follow her on twitter
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  22. I really like your Genuine Large Yellow Turquoise and Gun Metal Necklace! This is such a pretty stone and the Gun Metal beads really set it off.

    Thank you for the giveaway! : )

    brc668 (At) gmail (dot) com

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  23. Love the Turquoise Heart Necklace- turquoise looks so nice in the summertime.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  24. My favourite piece is the 'A Trio of Emerald, Andalusite and Mixed Agate-Matching Necklace and Earrings'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  25. I'm following Taylor's blog (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  26. I'm following you via Google (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  27. Hard to choose a favorite but I like these:http://www.etsy.com/listing/48554695/silver-cross-and-sodalite-beaded-circle
    They are unusual and I like the uneven dangles.
    Judy
    http://www.facebook.angelsneverlastings
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/angelsneverlastings

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  28. I just followed Taylor on twitter.
    Judy/Angelsneverlastings

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  29. I love the Two necklaces Worn Three Ways
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  30. I am a blog follower
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  31. I like the Black and Blue Swirled Circled Necklace with a Matching Bracelet and Earrings. It's very sophisticated, and looks like it would go with anything.

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  32. Follow Taylor on Twitter

    @sableonblond

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  33. The item I like best is the "Amethyst Freshwater Pearls and Swarovski Crystals in Rose and Fuchsia- Sweet Rose drop-Necklace and Bracelet set", I really like amethysts above all other stones. :)

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  34. I'm following the Two Cheeky Monkeys blog via gfc.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  35. Following Taylor's blog via GFC as well.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  36. Following taymaree13 on twitter. My username there is my_wunderkammer.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  37. I love her .African Glass Necklace-Red and Black- because the colors would match so many items in my wardrobe - not to mention it's gorgeous! :)
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  38. Following Two Cheeky Monkeys blog! - ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  39. Following Taylor's blog - ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  40. Tweet http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/21264533722
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  41. http://www.etsy.com/listing/48561063/black-and-blue-swirled-circled-necklace

    I love this!!

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  42. The Cure Breast Cancer Charm Bracelet is my favorite. It's very pretty and the charms are so meaningful. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  43. I follow via gfc, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  44. this one is my favorite:

    To Twist or not to Twist -Coral and Sea Shell-Matching Necklace and Earring Set

    boswife @ gmail . com

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  45. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Turquoise Skipping Stones Necklace!

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  46. Nice getting to know you better.
    I have visited your shop numerous times, but my fav is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48551756/large-genuine-turquoise-skipping-stones
    Not because it featured, but it's just gorgeous.
    Roxanne

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  47. I really like the emerald, peridot, & seashell triple necklace because the beach vibe on it is so strong, but yet subtle, too ... it whispers summer!
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  48. I like the Nude Freshwater Pearls and Swarovski Crystals Three Tiered Necklace the most as it is gorgeous and would go with anything.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. I follow Taylor's blog through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. I follow Taylor on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. I follow you on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. I like the light green drops and gun metal necklace and earrings set.

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Taylor's blog follower

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Taylor's twitter follower

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Blog follower

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I love the caramel drops choker!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48631456/caramel-drops-chocker-free-shipping
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  57. I’m following taylor’s blog on GFC as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  58. I follow taylor on twitter as JennyBolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  59. I follow your blog on GFC as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  60. I like the Diamond Floral Earrings. I love its design.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  61. Follow Taylor on twitter: https://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  62. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/21575003689

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  63. Become a follower of Taylor's blog as Monik.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  64. Follow Taylor on Twitter as @monikaretnani.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  65. Tweet about this giveaway, here.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  66. Become a follower of the Two Cheeky Monkeys blog as Monik.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  67. My favorite is the skipping stones necklace and I have already hearted Taylor's shop. I love it.

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