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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Giveaway - Handmade Brooch/Necklace

Judy from Toastory creates necklaces, belts, totes and scarves, and has offered to provide this lovely item for giveaway:

This item may appear to be a simpl(ey beautiful) bow necklace, but no! 
You can take off the chain and use it as a brooch, attaching the p in on the back to your favourite clothing! So clever!

Getting to know Judy:

1) How does your art practice fit in to your life?
Ever since I was a little kid, I love drawing, painting, and crafting. I loved creating things for my family and me. I always refined some existing designs with my whimsical thoughts. With all my creations, I started with hand-stitching when I was little. I remember the first bag I made is a small little jeans handbag with a little patchwork. Soon thereafter, I have learned the most practical skills I ever felt, which was sewing. I tried to make decorations, bags, accessories, anything that can be created by a sewing machine. After I entered my fashion design life, I bought a Juki Industrial sewing machine at my home, and I just can’t stop sewing and creating new things that are not existed. 

2) Where does everything come together? 
My inspiration came from everywhere of my life, such as visual objects, garment components. I loved deconstructed pieces, and apply to accessories, then try to make them wearable. 

3) Do you have any specific goals for your Etsy site or art practice?
I have dreamed of being a small business owner since I was small because I can do and sell things that I like and interested. And now, I am still striving for this dream to come true.

5) Recommend a good book and movie
Book: I ‘m currently reading “How to Win Friends & Influence People”. It was a classic book that published in 1936. It talks about human relationships, and how to win people to your way of thinking. It is good whether for salesman, managing people, or self-improvement.

Movie: Up and Coraline. Great stories, visuals and animations! 

6) Where do you live in the world? What do you like most about it?
I live in San Francisco, California. I am a fashion design student and studying in Academy of Art University. And I am now entering the last year of school. I am passionate of sewing because I believe there are many possibilities to do with playing different textures of fabrics.

I've picked out a few of my other favourite items from Judy's shop to show you: 

Buy it: 
Judy is now offering free-shipping and grand-opening
 prices to celebrate her new online store!

Enter to Win:

Giveaway is open worldwide. 

Mandatory Entry: 
Visit Toastory on Etsy and return here to comment about your favourite item(s).

Extra Entries: 

Leave a separate comment for each thing you do! 

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There are a total of 4 entries possible.

This giveaway ends on July 25th at midnight PST.
I am open to hosting giveaways for handmade or vintage items. Please contact me if you are interested!