Monday, October 3, 2011

Interview, Product Review & Giveaway :: Blaine

*NOTICE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED*
Hello Ladies! Are you ready for another lovely giveaway? I hope so because I've got a neat one for you today! The lovely Blaine Etsy Shop has so generously agreed to allow me to interview her as well as not only a giveaway for you all but also a product review for me {LOVE IT! :D}. So here we go!

The Interview ::

GOB: Hello! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your Etsy shop, Blaine?

LORI: Hello. My name is Lori. I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Montana and current live here. I've been married for 3 years and we have two cats, Mr. Rigatoni and Ms. Manicotti. Blaine is my middle name, and my shop is an homage to my gramma Angeline. (See her in my profile picture)


GOB: When did you start your shop and why?

LORI: I have been making jewelry for people since 1998. I like creating way more than I enjoy being an office assistant, so I joined Etsy hoping someday I can create full time.


GOB: Do you have any best-selling items in your shop?

LORI: The best selling item in my shop is the Hair Stylist necklace. I have crazy curly hair and I created a charm necklace for the stylist that finally tamed it! Until I met her, I had many years of awful haircuts!


GOB:  Do you have any advice to any future Etsy shop owners?

LORI: My advice to future Etsians, if it makes you happy, create even if no one cares.



GOB: What are a few of your favorite Etsy shops?

LORI: Some of my favorite jewelry Etsy shops are Lauren Blythe Designs  and That Old Blue House2. Also, because I love all things vintage, I love Regina Studio's.


GOB: What is you favorite thing about being an Etsy shop owner?

LORI: I like being an Etsy owner because I am my own boss. I think you get out what you put in. Etsy allows me to take my time, and love my hobby that will hopefully someday turn into a career.


GOB: How do you make the items you sell? Do you have any interesting or funny stories of you making the jewelry?

LORI: I spend Saturdays in thrift or antique stores hunting down my next jewelry project. I like finding a once loved piece and creating it into something new. My husband built me an awesome studio that is all my own! I spend many late nights there with Manicotti and Rigatoni. If they aren't batting around beads I am trying to work with, or plopping down right on the project I am working on, they are lounging in the windowsill or relaxing on my high heel shoe leopard chair.


GOB: What if your favorite item that you sell in your shop?

LORI: I don't have just one favorite item I have made, but I do have a soft spot for anything with roses. I just love them.


GOB: Do you have anything you would like to say in closing?

LORI: Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your blog. I have been praying that God would lead me in my jewelry making, and you came along! I am blessed to be able to share my jewelry with your readers. Thank you.


GOB: Thank you for allowing us to interview you! May God bless you and your lovely shop!

About Blaine Etsy Shop::


Blaine Etsy Shop is a lovely vintage shop that sells lots of neat old-fashioned looking things! The shop owner is Lori and she was so sweet to sponsor this giveaway and product review! Thank you so much Lori!

Blaine Etsy Shop sells really cute things including rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces! Here are a few of my favorites!


Roses. Flower Bracelet. Charm Bracelet. Garden. Red Rose Charm Bracelet. Postcard. Snow White. White. Crystal. Love.
Rose Flower Charm Bracelet
Vintage. Rose Earrings. Alice in Wonderland.
Vintage Blue Rose Earrings
I Love You. Heart Locket. Locket. Brass Locket. Heart Necklace. Locket. Valentine. Love. Heart. Amor. Amore.
I Love You Locket
The Product Review ::
Lori was so sweet to allow me to review one of her red rose ring! I was so excited to get the ring shortly after I requested it and it was packaged with such care and was so pretty! I was so pleased with the friendly service I got!





I love the ring! It is SO me! :D It fits almost every girl in our family since it is adjustable so it will always have a perfect fit! The rose is so pretty and firmly attached to the filigree bottom. It adds a pretty touch to any outfit and goes well with the autumn colors! I was so impressed with the lovely packaging and friendly service and encourage all of you to check out this wonderful Etsy shop and possibly purchase something!

The Giveaway ::
Okay, for today's giveaway Lori has allowed me to give away the same ring I reviewed except its purple!How pretty! This ring  is 100% brass with a lovely lilac 21mm cabochon rose affixed to the top with epoxy. It adjusts from a size 5 to 8.5. Isn't it lovely?



How To Enter ::
Okay, here are the ways you can enter! Please remember to leave a way for me to contact you if you win such as a blog or email address. And please leave separate comments for each entry or it won't count as separate entries!

MANDATORY :: Follow Giveaways of Blessing and let me know.
  • Put Giveaways of Blessings blog button {located on our sidebar} on your blog. Please leave a link in your comment.
  • Post about the giveaway on your blog. Please leave a link to the post in your comment.
  • Go to Blaine Etsy Shop and let me know your favorite item/s.
  • Heart Blaine Etsy Shop on Etsy {If you have an Etsy account}.
  • Add Blaine Etsy Shop to your circle on Etsy {If you have an Etsy account}.
The giveaway will end at noon on the 12th of October, 2011 and the winner will be posted that afternoon, Lord-willingly. You can start entering now! A special thanks to Lori for letting me review a ring as well as give one away! Have a blessed day!

48 comments:

Miss Grace said...

I follow you! :)

Miss Grace said...

Your button is on my blog under "Lovely Sites and Blogs"

Miss Grace said...

I blogged about!

http://hgraceplace.blogspot.com/p/lovely-giveaways.html

Miss Grace said...

I like her summer rose necklace the best! :)

Julia said...

I follow Giveaways of Blessing!

Julia said...

My favorite item from Blaine's is the Roses adjustable rose ring.

Julia said...

I hearted Blaine Etsy Shop!

Julia said...

I added Blain Etsy Shop to my cirlce on etsy.

Constitution Girl said...

I follow your blog!

Dollymadison.etsy.com

Constitution Girl said...

this is my favorite item:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81212727/roses-flower-bracelet-charm-bracelet

Constitution Girl said...

I hearted Blaine!

Constitution Girl said...

I added her to my circle!

Emily Ruth said...

I follow Giveaways of Blessing via Blogger. :)

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Emily Ruth said...

The Giveaways of Blessing button is on the bottom of my blog page as it did not fit in my sidebar.

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Emily Ruth said...

I hearted Blaine Etsy Shop on Etsy.

borrowingphotographs.blogspot.com

Emily Ruth said...

I added Blaine Etsy shop to my Etsy circle. :)

borrowingphotographs.blogspot.com

Emily Ruth said...

One of my favorite items from Blaine Etsy Sop is the Branching Out Earrings.

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Emily Ruth said...

I blogged about this giveaway here: http://borrowingphotographs.blogspot.com/2011/10/hodge-podge.html

Alli said...

I follow you already!!

alli@santel.net

Alli said...

I am putting your button on my blog!

~Alli

Alli said...

My favorite item is definitely the Paris Eiffel tower earrings!! ADORABLE!!!
♥Alli :)

Alli said...

Oops! I forgot to leave a link to my blog! here it is: http://allisondaughteroftheking.blogspot.com/

Dodi said...

HI!!!
I follow your lovely blog:)
♥Dodi♥

Dodi said...

I put your blog button on my blog:)
http://howhelovesusdodi.blogspot.com/
Here is the link:)
♥Dodi♥

Dodi said...

I did a post on it at my blog~

http://howhelovesusdodi.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway-at-giveaways-of-blessing.html
God bless!!!
Dodi♥

Ali Holmes said...

I follow your blog! :)

--Ali H.

Ali Holmes said...

I put "Giveaways of Blessings" blog button on my sidebar.

alisbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/

--Ali H.

{ali96sunshine@gmail.com}

Ali Holmes said...

I heart her esty shop

--Ali H.

Ali Holmes said...

I added her to my circle

--Ali H.

username: angelina8652

Ali Holmes said...

My favorite item from her esty shop is, http://www.etsy.com/listing/70041283/angel-angels-among-us-angel-charm-angel

--Ali H.

Olivia said...

I'm a new follower! :)

Olivia said...

My favorite thing from her shop is the water for elephants necklace!

Olivia said...

I put the giveaway button on my sidebar! :P

Olivia said...

I hearted the shop on Etsy!

Olivia said...

I added the shop to my etsy circle.

Crista Moriah said...

I follow Giveaways of Blessing! :)

With <3 in Christ,
Moriah

~Marcia said...

I follow you

~Marcia said...

My fav item from her shop is the rose bracelet that you featured. :)

~Marcia said...

I hearted her shop

~Marcia said...

I added her to my circle. :)

Savories of Life said...

I follow you as of today!

Savories of Life said...

my favrite thing is the iffell tower earrings. I am so glad she is givign away this ring as it will make a grand gift for my sister,

Crista Moriah said...

I posted about this lovely giveaway on my blog's 'Current Giveaways' page! :)

In Christ,
Moriah

Crista Moriah said...

I hearted Blaine on Etsy! :)

Crista Moriah said...

I added Blaine to my Circle on Etsy!

~Moriah

Crista Moriah said...

This would have to be my fav item:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/80941315/branching-out-branches-tree-earrings

Blessings,
Moriah

Emily N. said...

I follow Giveaways of Blessing! :)

~Emily N.
(emmylou520@gmail.com)

CreativityStartsHere said...

I already follow this lovely blog.

~Johanna