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Streetnoodles Etsy Giveaway

Street Noodles Etsy Giveaway

Today's Etsy Giveaway is for a pair of Golden Triangle earrings from Streetnoodles! ($22)

Aren't these fabulous? Here's some more info on them:
"2 1/4" drop from apex of earwire (5.7cm) faceted amber color glass crystal drops w/ mini copper drops on antique copper finish rods. a magical pair of earrings...feels old BUT young at the same time...i love the simplicity."

Now for the interview:

1. First things first, tell us a little more about yourself...

Hi my name is ellen, aka: streetnoodles. i'm a SF bay area transplant..moving back to my childhood home. my heart is still in the east bay, but my affordable home is not.life in a small agricultural town in the central valley of California is simplier, and at first was a bit of a cultural shock...but i must say i'm loving it now. the hardest transition was from progressive rock to country, and i survived, finding that i love both. the best thing is the freedom to have pets (cats)! coming from a series of restrictive apartments in the city, i now have 4 wonderful, furry creatures (not counting my husband). My husband and I found each other late in life. I was 49 yrs.old & he was 44. we married in 2000.

2. What is your regular job?

I took an early retirement due to some health concerns, but before that I had a fun, but physically hard job of designing ceramic tile installations.

3. Do you Haiku?

Haiku is of my “bird series”:

Purple running bird
Long ago caged man weeping
Freedom, fleeting, gone

4. Picture of your workspace (as is, no cheating!)

Main pic… w/ astro boy clock is where the magic happens…my jewelry making station. Second pic…is of my computer area…where I try to keep a balance with my etsy site, flickr & my blog http://nineandahalfdesign.blogspot.com/. Third pic… is my wall of chaotic storage draws & the ultimate wooden tool box (dark piece, top center)…it was $60 at home depot…all the draws are lined in soft fabric…it holds all my finished jewelry pieces...as you can see the only place for them :)

5. What inspires you and what item in your shop is your favorite and why?

My favorite piece in my shop are the numerous pieces from my “bird series” .this whole series of birds is INSPIRED by my dad...we were never as close as my mom & me...he was a quiet intellectual scholar caught in wartime situation that left him not valuing what he had loved as a child...art, literature, poetry. years later, when the wounds had healed & i bought my dad's house i found in his garage, several boxes of his; one filled with his poetry, one of his calligraphy...and one filled with wonderful wood carvings of birds...so many birds...i found out later that when he had been sent to the internment camps during WWII, he was taught how to carve wood...he chose birds..they reminded him of "home"...but more importantly of his "freedom" lost.when he returned home...he never carved another bird again.

Rules to Enter:

1. Head on over to Streetnoodles---> http://streetnoodles.etsy.com
2. Pick your favorite item (not giveaway earrings)
3. Come back here and comment in the official entry form below the extra entries section on what you chose
4. Leave an extra comment in the official entry form for any extra entries (Please leave blog url if you have my button on your blog or wrote a post)

Note: If a second winner has to be chosen, that winner will be chosen based on the most creative, detailed comment!
Also Note: Add me to your safe list or else your winning notice could end up in your Junk Mail folder! babylyons (at) live (dot) com

Open to All
Comments that don't meet these requirements won't be entered

Extra Entries:
1 Extra Entry into this contest and every other one if you link to The Giveaway with the button or widget in my Link to Me section (for as long as the button/widget is up)
1 Extra Entry if you blog about this contest with a visible link back to this post
1 Extra Entry if you "Digg" this giveaway and all of my current giveaways (leave Digg username in comment)
1 Extra Entry if you "Stumble" this giveaway and all of my current giveaways (leave Stumble username in comment)
2 Extra Entries if you purchase something from this store during the contest
Comment to let me know you deserve an extra entry!

Official Entry Form:

This contest will end on December 11th, 2008 at 11:59 pm PST
A winner will be chosen from a Random Number Generator from random.org
The winner will be listed on December 12th
If I cannot get a hold of the winner 3 days, a new winner will be chosen

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15 Thoughts:

Jenna said...

I really like the three elements earrings. They are very pretty. Thanks!

jenna_dejonge at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

My favorite item is chantal's necklace. It's beautiful and has such a cool story with it. Thank you for the opportunity.

mcgregor_laura (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sue S said...

I love your style and I love the bi-coastal love lariat. I need some love in my life. Maybe this would draw it my way....ya never know....

greeneginger said...

Hi Ellen,
I found the Queen For a Day Necklace...Love it. I think that your Beetle Cuff is so cool and unique,but so are All your creations:)


oneinamil23 said...

wow, gorgeous stuff - especially these earrings, my favorite are the chantal tho!

autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

Autumn said...

So many wonderful items...my faves would be modern pumpkin, citrine cluster earrings, green agate hoops, and several others. I think my top fave would be seed pod earrings, they are really different and unique. Would love to have a pair of those!

djgroz said...

Open Heart Earrings are the best

Anonymous said...

I love the Autumn Trails Scarf.

yellowlabs said...

peacock pearl earrings are my favorite!

leah said...

I love the blue bird brooch…quite charming!

Taylor said...

.. Any one of your handmade one of a kind creations could very well be my favorite however I'm going to have to say 'The Ocean Jasper Cubes earrings', wow, love them!. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Bakersdozen said...

I love several items on this site and kept changing my mind as to which is my favorite. One item I love is the "anna" earrings. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com


I love the peacock pearl earrings !

Melanie B said...

please disregard my last post! I already entered and just didn't realize it because I was looking at comments instead of entries!


melanieinaz2003 at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like the Watchful Geisha.


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