This week's featured Etsy artist is Emily from EminTaos. Emily lives in the lovely high mountainous desert of Northern New Mexico. Her jewelry reflects the rich, earthy tones of her part of the world. Read on to find out more about EminTaos and to enter the giveaway!
A little background on Emily from EminTaos
I was a floral and event production designer in California for 17 years. When I moved out to Taos, New Mexico a few years ago, holding onto that profession was impossible. I had begun designing jewelry 9 years ago with my best friend, as a hobby and a way to make a few extra bucks. I realized quickly out here that I was going to need to be creative literally and figuratively to help support my family. Etsy was something I had heard about as gaining in popularity. I checked it out, mulled it over, got brave, and went for it. I opened in October of 2008 and, after being really discouraged for the first 8 months, decided to give it a concerted effort once again. This last August, with A LOT of effort and changes to my shop, things started to turn around. I WAS FEATURED ON THE ETSY FRONT PAGE!
Why you love what you do?
Creative expression is a necessity to some people I believe. It gives me a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and is an excellent self esteem booster (especially when people buy and love your stuff)
What inspires you?
The seasons, the weather, colors, and texture inspire me. I am occasionally inspired by what I see in high fashion. I like to take ideas, combine them, and then pair them down. The older I get the more I see that simple is best.
Favorite item in your shop
I am really favoring all my items that incorporate leaves....tis the autumn season upon us!
What items are you promoting for the holidays?
I will be featured in the Etsy section of the holiday issue of BUST magazine shortly with a deerskin and rock bracelet wrap. Besides those, I'm really going to push my silk ribbon charm wraps, as they are colorful, versatile, and excellent for gift giving!
Any specials deals customers should know about?
During the holidays I will be offering the following deals:
Any order over $80 gets a free surprise pair of earrings (sterling!). Keep a look out for various 20% off Weekend Deals throughout the holidays as well.
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And Now For The GIVEAWAY!
- Name of item: Orange Lotus--stretchy carnelian bracelet with 24 kt vermeil lotus charm
- Value: $24
- Eligible to win (US, CANADA, WORLDWIDE): Woldwide
1 entry - visit EminTaos and tell us what your favorite item is
1 entry - visit Jacaranda Designs and tell us your favorite item of jewelry
1 entry - follow this blog
1 entry - tweet about this giveaway
1 entry - blog about this giveaway
Don't forget to leave your email so you can be contacted should you win!
Contest ends Monday November 2nd at 5pm. Winner will be selected using random.org