It's been ages since there's been a giveaway on The Creative Mixx, so I'm kicking off the week-end with another one! The afternoon has turned into a gorgeous one - the sun is shining and I can feel the warmth. Yay! What a perfect day to offer y'all a lovely item:)
Mr. K & Ms. A, (a boyfriend & girlfriend operation) have been kind enough to donate one of their romantically designed jewelry pieces from their Etsy shop - Aquacitrine.
This dynamic duo divides their roles to offer customers beautiful pieces, designed to please you. When you visit their online shop, expect to see jewelery that is simple & romantic, versatile & luxurious, yet very affordable. Mr. K handles the logistics & finances while Ms. A takes care of the creative process and marketing.
I'd like y'all to get to know this couple a little better and then I'll reveal the prize!
What city are you based out of?
The beachy and sunshiny city of LA in Southern California!
How did the two of you get started?
Ms. A: I was just looking around the internet on fine day when I stumbled upon the official CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements website, and it was love at first sight! I’ve always loved Swarovski’s adorable crystal figurines since I was a child, but they were all expensive so I’ve never actually owned one. That day I discovered online that Swarovksi does offer single crystal pendants that were specifically sold to jewelry designers and crafters like me, and I was so excited to know that those pendants were even more beautifully designed than the ones that they use to make the jewelry they sell in their retail stores! And then I also discovered some online jewelry suppliers that sell those pendants at affordable prices. So I bought them all and started creating simple jewelry pieces that spelled luxury, romance, and very expensive all in one, despite the fact that they were really beautifully affordable pieces. I’ve since made enough pieces to last me a lifetime, and my boyfriend said I should either stop making or start selling them!
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Ms. A: The Swarovski crystals themselves offer a bunch of inspiration! They’re so distinctive, so aesthetically abstract, and so visually-pleasing that sometimes just looking at them shows you all the myriad things that you can turn them into—lariats, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, keychains… and all the brilliant colors they come in… I could go on all day! :) But aside from that, I also love flipping through fashion magazines, especially Vogue and InStyle and People StyleWatch… they’re all full of fabulous design inspiration!
Is Aquacitrine a full-time endeavour?
Someday we’d like it to be, definitely! But for now we’re both still busy working on our day jobs so we don’t get to spend as much time on Etsy as we’d like. We’re taking baby steps!
What's your absolute fave thing to do?
HAVING FUN! Too many ways to do so, but living in LA does help us have more than just a TON of fun!
Now here's what's up for grabs!
Showcasing my favourite colour combination is the Atlantique Lariat from Aquacitrine
Now here are the contest rules:
Contest period is from today, Saturday March 13, 2010 and will end on Friday March 19th, 2010.
I will reveal the winner the morning of Saturday March 20th 2010
As per usual, here are your ways to win~
1. All followers (both existing and new ones during the contest period) get one entry.
2. If they leave a comment telling me what their fave Aquacitrine item is?, gets them one entry, (that means 2 entries for followers who comment).
3. If they have a blog and promote it to their readers, tweet or facebook it, will get them an entry (that means 3 entries (or more) for followers who comment and promote in other ways)
Note: If someone would like to enter and does not have a blogger account, you will get one entry by sending me a comment via email to: thecreativemixx [!at] gmail.com And if you post a comment as "Anonymous"... that's cool. You'll get one entry as well, but you'll have to send me an email with your contact info.
When the winner is announced, you will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If you do not respond, then I'll select another winner.
Now I can't end this post without featuring my Aquacitrine faves, so here they are....
Click HERE to visit Aquacitrine on Etsy where all items are named after a street, area, or city in France~
Before I head off for the day, I just wanted to let you know that I saw "Alice in Wonderland" last night. I absolutely loved it! If you haven't seen the flick, go ahead and check it out - it was worth it!