Thursday, February 14, 2013

Meet the Artist Giveaway: Sage Beauties


Happy Valentine's Day!   I have a little treat just for you: a Meet the Artist giveaway courtesy of my very creative friend, Joy Sage of SageBeauties.



Allow me to introduce you to Joy:


...pictured here in her booth at the recent Mercantile Flea Market in Fullerton. 

  
Collette:  How was SageBeauties born?

Joy:  I started making jewelry when I saw a very simple glass pendant hanging from a ribbon on sale in a store for twenty dollars.  I thought to myself, "I could do that!" so I bought some supplies and started making necklaces.  I really enjoyed selecting the beads and supplies and putting them together, and pretty soon I had a huge box of bracelets and necklaces.  My husband asked me what they were for and I shrugged because I was just having fun making them.  It had not occurred to me what to do with the finished product!  So I started giving them away to friends and family.  A few of them suggested that I sell the jewelry so I opened SageBeauties on Etsy.


Collette:  Tell us about your style!

Joy:  I don't like to make what is trendy, I like to follow my own style.  I enjoy making pieces of jewelry that make me smile, and it's great if other people like them too!  My current favorite medium is memory wire.  It has taken me a while to figure out the best way to use it -- I was fighting it, which does NO good because it has a mind of its own!  I am learning to use the natural curves to make some pretty necklaces and I want to tackle bracelets next.



Collette:  I know you to be a woman of many talents, so please tell my readers about the other creative pursuits that you enjoy.

Joy:  I've made special occasion cards by hand for friends and family for many years.  I also love to knit!  You can see some of my scarves on Etsy.  I've also recently begun to make fun magnets and pushpins; they seem to be very popular!


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Please join me in saying  thank you  to Joy for giving TWO Serendipity Handmade readers a chance to win one of her very special creations:


 Two lucky readers will win one of the beautiful handmade necklaces pictured above.

First prize is the lovely Heart Drop necklace, and second prize is the hand-beaded Purple Whimsy pendant necklace. 

This giveaway is open to readers worldwide until February 21st. Enter through Rafflecopter below and as always there are many ways to win.  Please consider showing Joy some love by visiting her shop and leaving a comment on this post!

And again, I wish you a very happy Valentine's Day!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


29 comments:

  1. I really like the Green Pendant Necklace.

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  2. http://www.etsy.com/listing/122417078/jawbreaker-bracelet? I love this

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  3. HArd to choose with all that gorgeous stuff in her etsy shop. I love purple so the Amethyst Gemstone Necklace is high on my list!

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  4. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, Collette and Joy! Happy Valentine's Day to you both! Visited Joy's shop and love the bracelets especially this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/119834391/sparkling-black-bow-bracelet?

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  5. I like the Bejeweled diamond pendant necklace.

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  6. I like their Pink Flower Necklace. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  7. I like so many items...one in particular is the cute little Sparkling Black Bow Bracelet.

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  8. Totally in love with the Black Gemstone Necklace!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Diamond Shaped Pendant Necklace

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. My favorite piece from the site is the Metal Flower Bracelet.

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  11. I want Blue Glass Dolphin Necklace and Earring set

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  12. http://pinterest.com/pin/212091463673675097/

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  13. like the Jawbreaker Bracelet


    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  14. pinned

    http://pinterest.com/pin/281967626642044723/

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  15. Purple Heart Necklace is my fav

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  16. I love the Dragon Necklace.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  17. My fave is the Dolphin Cameo Necklace :)

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  18. Absolutely love the Pink and Gold necklace!

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  19. i like the Pink and Blue Art Deco Necklace

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  20. lisa lo RC form

    Nice jewelry!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/117654193/blue-star-bracelet
    is my fave.

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  21. I like the Downton Abbey Crystal Necklace!!!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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  22. pinned

    http://pinterest.com/pin/281967626642052557/

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  23. The Dolphin Cameo Necklace is my favorite item. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  24. I can't sign up for your Email. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  25. Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win The Heart Drop Necklace
    Or Purple Whimsy Necklace For My Mother.
    In Response To Your Requirement To
    Leave a blog post comment with your favorite item from SageBeauties on Etsy!
    I Liked The Dragon Necklace.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!

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