Monday, October 19, 2009

Countdown to Christmas: KCEtsy Team's Great Giveaway! WEEK TEN: Win an Adjustable Fairy Elven Choker / Necklace from Thyme 2 Dream!


WEEK TEN: Win an Adjustable Fairy Elven Choker / Necklace from Karla Hall at Thyme 2 Dream in WINNER'S CHOICE of colors!

According to Karla, "I believe that the root of my artistic career really came about as a result of a restless need to do something with all the creative energy I was no longer using as my kids became more independent. I just suddenly had this consuming passion to make things. I played with polymer clay for awhile, got into beading, and then I discovered wire working and was totally hooked! I first started making sun catchers and trying my hand at wind chimes and such, but then one day my 89-year-old grandmother asked me if I could make a pair of ear cuffs for her. This appealed to me as well; I had never had pierced ears and loved dangly earrings. Basically, I started making the sort of jewelry that I loved, but could never find anywhere else. The results of that effort have evolved into a full-time jewelry business."

"I love growing things but am a terrible gardener- I created my crystal leaf gardens because they are much easier to keep alive. I delight in fanciful stories from literature, theater, and music, and I am fascinated by the process of trying to convey the enchantment from one genre to another," Karla notes.

She credits Alphonse Mucha and his artistic love affair with the actress Sarah Bernhardt, the jewelry he adorned his portrait models with, as well as the designs he actually had made into jewelry pieces in collaboration with French jeweler Georges Fouquet, for much of her inspiration. "I like to think I might be related to him somewhere back there- my maternal grandparents are from the same region of the Czech Republic where he was born. I also love the work of Arthur Rackham, Maxfield Parrish, Rick Griffin and N C Wyeth."

TO ENTER THIS CONTEST AND WIN the Adjustable Fairy Elven choker necklace, simply visit Karla's Etsy Shop thyme2dream.etsy.com and choose your favorite item in the shop, then post a comment about your favorite item here. BE SURE TO INCLUDE contact information (your e-mail) in your post, so we can notify you if you win. For an EXTRA ENTRY, become a follower of this blog, and BE SURE TO POST A SEPARATE COMMENT letting us know you've done so. For yet a THIRD entry, Tweet on Twitter or blog about this contest on your own blog, including a link to this blog, and BE SURE TO POST A SEPARATE COMMENT letting us know. Include in your comment a link to your post! Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. Monday Oct. 26, a winner will be randomly drawn from eligible entrants and notified by e-mail, and the winner's name will also be posted here. Winner has one week to contact Karla to claim his/her prize. Contest open to U.S. residents. Keep checking here for our weekly drawings, and good luck to you!

The winner of this drawing is Anne J! Congratulations!

59 comments:

Altered Beauty said...

Hi there! I think this is stunning:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25050631
I also love the choker that you ar giving away and would be honored to win!
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Altered Beauty said...

I am a follower :-D
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GroverFamily said...

i love the Rivendell Elven Spring Hair Comb...i love the colors!
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GroverFamily said...

im a follower:)
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Carrie said...

Oh, it's so hard to choose a favorite, I love everything! I guess if I had to pick, it would be the Forest Fairy Bajoran Ear Cuff Earring Combo... I love the colors and the style!

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Carrie said...

I am now a follower!

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Athena's Armoury said...

I love this arm cuff:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19173038

Athena's Armoury said...

I just tweeted this giveaway, too.

http://twitter.com/AthenasArmoury

Nora Blansett said...

Okay, as always -- you know I love your tiaras/crowns. I can't pick just one -- so I'm going to have to go with three:

Kyanite Elven Forest Headdress
Tree o Life Elven Circlet Headdress
Art Nouveau Elven Headdress

I'd cut off some fingers for one of those. *snicker*

Nora Blansett borealisart@yahoo.ca

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

I adore this artists work and own several pieces already to win won would be great! My favorite at the moment, has to be the Emerald Isle Forest Fairy Headband! Simple yet stunning!
Kira's Mom

Sue said...

I love the colors she uses in her jewelry. It's hard to choose but I think my favorite is the Victorian Twilight Princess Tiara.

Danielle from Beautiful Schlopp Glass said...

I love the Under the Lilac Tree Elven Necklace. So pretty!

Danielle from Beautiful Schlopp Glass said...

I am a follower of this blog.

Moonlit Herbals said...

I have to agree with Carrie, it is most definitely a dilemma choosing one favorite item from Thyme 2 Dream. I am a big fan of Karla's shop and am a proud owner of one of her beautiful ear cuffs. The craftsmanship is phenomenal and radiates the love that she puts into each and every creation.

So...if I had to pick just one favorite item it would be her Tree Sprite Wood Nymph Mistletoe Tiara it makes me want to dance around a fairy ring, sprinkling bits of glitter wherever I go, hehe.

Newelryjewelry said...

Wow I really like her jewelry. flowers and leafs and fairy. They are all beautiful. One item that I really like is Lothlorien Spring Forest Bracelet Arm Cuff

Anchalee

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Badger Momma said...

My favorite piece from Thyme 2 Dream is the Galadriel Elven Mithril Ivy Leaf Headdress. Absolutely beautiful!

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Badger Momma said...

I follow your blog.

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Badger Momma said...

I've blogged.

http://badgermomma.blogspot.com/2009/10/thyme-2-dream-fairy-elven-necklace.html

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trisha too said...

the Branwens Song Celtic Bridal Circlet is lovely.

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trisha too said...

blog following!

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Youvegotmaille said...

I've adored ALL Karla's work since I found it almost two years ago... I keep wanting to buy a circlet for faire season. Soooo hard to pick a favorite but I'll go with the Autumn Flame one.

Youvegotmaille said...

I blogged!

http://youvegotmaille.blogspot.com

Youvegotmaille said...

aaaaaand I'm subscribing!

Do I get brownie points for Christmas shopping in Karla's shop? :)

minishoes1 said...

I love the emerald isle headband. So pretty! This shop is sooooooo amazing! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I already follow.jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Carapace said...

Oh, how can I choose just one Thyme piece?!? I want it all! But...ok--the Tree of Life Headress!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23950565

Not that I have expensive tastes or anything.:P

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Carapace said...

And I follow this blog! Wouldn't want to miss a contest or sale!:D

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

The red fairy ear cuff is beautiful!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32733879

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow your blog.

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fashionfrugality said...

I like the Rainforest Jasper Goddess Ear Cuff 2 in 1!
Very pretty!
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fashionfrugality said...

I am following your blog!
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fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5042896671
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Kate said...

Karla is an amazing artist! Her work is beautifully crafted. Today, this necklace is my favorite.

Contessa Kris said...

What gorgeous items they make! I'm especially enamored by the crowns, my favorite being the Amber Fairy Circlet Tiara Crown. Lovely!

Contessa Kris said...

I blogged a blurb about the contest. http://www.collagecontessa.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Karla's work is so very Beautiful! I really LOVE it All! My favorite is "Heart of Inara Serenity Necklace"
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29734315
What an awesome giveaway!
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mim said...

i really like the Elven Forest Fairy Vine Bracelet or Arm Cuff
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25050631

and the Irish Goddess Celtic Aventurine Ear Cuff 2 in1 and Elven Forest Renaissance Tapestry Triad Necklace... so many beautiful pieces!

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mim said...

i now follow your blog

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Lily said...

i like the Rivendell Elven Spring Hair Comb.
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crystal said...

Everything is so pretty!! Ankle cuffs are so unique,I love that idea!! One of my favorite creations is the Heart of Inara Art Nouveau Elven Arm Cuff or Ankle Bracelet;)
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crystal said...

I am a follower
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Beverly said...

The Heart of Inara bracelet is beautiful.

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Ni-Chern Designs said...

Elven Forest Renaissance Tapestry Necklace with Garnet is my favorite!

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Janette said...

I absolutely love the Amber and Jet Mabon Hair Vine!
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Janette said...

New follower
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sabrita said...

My favorite item are the lovely Under The Lilac Tree earrings. Thank you.


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sabrita said...

I'm a new follower on Google Friends Connect. Thanks .

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Anne J said...

I like the Lothlorien Elven Forest Amethyst Necklace, it is beautiful

Anne J said...

I follow your blog,

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Anne J said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/5099183420

lanky said...

I love the Forest Fairy Ring. Inspiring!

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lanky said...

I became a follower.

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littledeadmommy said...

I love the Heart of Inara Serenity Ring. Very pretty.

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littledeadmommy said...

I follow your blog.

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littledeadmommy said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/littledeadmommy/status/5193214055

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