Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Featured Artist and Giveaway - EminTaos

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!
Silk ribbon wrap -- hand dyed raw silk electric turquoise ribbon with 24kt vermeil peace charm

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!

Blue Autumn Sky -- hand dyed and pleated blue and cream silk ribbon with preserved sterling silver leaves and tanzanite swarovski
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!

Rocks and Leather wrap -- trio of rocks on butter soft cinnamon colored deerskin suede lace bracelet

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.

Silk ribbon wrap -- hand dyed dupioni silk vibrant peach ribbon bracelet or choker with 24kt vermeil lotus charm

- Twitter?:
EminTaos on Twitter

And Now For The GIVEAWAY!


Orange Lotus--stretchy carnelian bracelet with 24 kt vermeil lotus charm

- Name of item: Orange Lotus--stretchy carnelian bracelet with 24 kt vermeil lotus charm
- Value: $24
- Eligible to win (US, CANADA, WORLDWIDE): Woldwide

To enter:
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

56 comments:

  1. It is so nice to learn about fellow Etsians! I love the blue ribbon on the leaf necklace.

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  2. I'm very flattered and honored to be a part of such a beautiful blog. Good luck to all who enter!
    -Emily
    www.emintaos.etsy.com

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  3. I love the Harvest Queen from EminTaos

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?
    listing_id=29915040

    huggie0109@yahoo.com

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  4. I love Silver Blue Goddess Bracelet from Jacaranda DEsigns

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12958344

    huggie0109@yahoo.com

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  5. Jacaranda Designs: Icy Blue Crystal and Sterling Silver Necklace.

    avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. EminTaos: Pink Topaz Earrings.

    avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. i love the Deerskin Rock bracelet wrap soft dark brown with rock trio in emintaos' shop!

    swapper13 at hotmail

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  8. the Green Hydrangea Necklace from jacarandadesigns' shop is amazing!!!

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  9. I like the Black Blossom Brass jeweled Necklace on jacaranda designs. cute with the little lock in the middle. Saramstevens(at)gmail.com

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  10. I also love the Sunset Pink Rupture ribbon necklace on Emin Taos. saramstevens(at)gmail.com

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  11. I love the Harvest Queen necklace. It is so so so beautiful! Wow.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  12. I like the Big Blue necklace from emintaos on etsy .
    tumblemumbo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I like the sugarplum necklace from Jacaranda Designs because it's fairy-tale like and it looks like dew on a berry - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30879502

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  14. I am now a follower of your blog .
    tumblemumbo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. From Emin Taos, i like Pink Topaz earrings

    luvwendy87@hotmail.com

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  16. From Jacaranda Designs , i like Darling Red Dazzle Earrings

    luvwendy87@hotmail.com

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  17. I'm a follower luvwendy87@hotmail.com

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  18. Beautiful giveaway my fingers are crossed. I love the pink topaz earrings they are sooo pretty.Thanks for the giveaway.Marian

    mtzeenla@yahoo.com

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  19. i like the mixed interests necklace!
    Lmhoot@flash.net

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  20. from jacaranda designs, i love the Green Hydrangea Necklace!
    Lmhoot@flash.net

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  21. I like
    Mixed interests--14kt gold filled chain with vermeil circle, blue kyanite, citrine, and rock -- Free shipping

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  22. blogged http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com/2009/10/emintaos-giveaway.html

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  23. I like Silver Geometric Earrings With Diagonal Squares

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  24. I like the Silk ribbon wrap hand dyed raw silk electric blue with silver angel bird wing charm

    the_eternal_voyageur at rediffmail dot com

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  25. I follow your blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. My favorite from Jacaranda is the Fringe necklace in silver/grey!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. My favorite from EminTaos is the Silk ribbon wrap hand dyed raw silk electric blue with silver angel bird wing charm
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Love this! just gorgeous! :)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31511668

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  29. Jacaranda....WOW this is absolutely beautiful from your shop!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12958344

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  30. Just tweeted your giveaway :)
    http://twitter.com/bonzaibeads
    beadwear@bonzaicreative.com
    http://bonzaibeads.blogspot.com

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  31. My favorite thing at EminTaos is...really hard to say! I love the necklaces-- but I think my favorite single thing is the simple Seafoam Green Ribbon Wrap!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29548668
    Brilliant!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  32. At Jacaranda Designs, my favorite item is the Burst of Spring Pendant:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24221922
    So bright and sweet!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  33. I LOVE the rocks and leather wrap! And all of her other wraps!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31872014
    rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

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  34. And I follow this blog! Heck yes!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  35. At Emin Taos I like the Bubble and Sapphires sterling silver pendant (my birthstone)

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  36. At Jacaranda's Designs I like the colorful pearl double strand necklace

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  38. EminTaos - I like Naturally charmed necklace--semi-precious mix with rock on gold filled chain.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Jacaranda Designs - I like Pink Bliss Posy Bracelet.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. I follow your blog - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. From EminTaos I love the Semi Precious Party earrings because I love that color combination.
    dikatzen at yahoo dot fr

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  42. From Jacaranda Designs the Floral Pearl Bloom Necklace is my favorite. It has a sort of charm that you don't find very often these days.
    dikatzen at yahoo dot fr

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  43. I love the Pink Topaz Earrings...so amazing!
    Savingforhome at gmail dot com

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  44. Tweeted : http://twitter.com/offers4free/status/5335393107

    Following u....

    My email : Lucifer12@ymail.com

    http://offers4freee.blogspot.com/2009/11/prizes-worth-300-to-be-won.html

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  45. I love the simple pearl earrings from EminTaos' shop

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  46. I love the pale pink shell necklace from Jacaranda designs :)

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  47. I like the Semi Precious Party earrings, I love the variety of color in them.

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  48. from Jacaranda designs I like the Dramatic Shell Necklace in Slate Grey.

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  49. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/5348530783

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  50. I LOVE the Blue Autumn Sky necklace.

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  51. Wow! Such great stuff! My favorite item at emintaos is the Rainbow Queen necklace at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31512576.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    betscontest@gmail.com

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  52. Some beautiful things, but my favorite item at jacaranda designs is the Swallow Flying Over The Moon Earrings at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21181122.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    betscontest@gmail.com

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