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Sunday, June 8, 2008

June 8th-14th Giveaway

A Giveaway Just for Me

Todays giveaway is so much fun! These gorgeous red feathered earrings by JustMeJewelry! They would be perfect for a night out on the town wouldn't they? I love how vivid and unique they are!

Just Me Wild Hippies Boho Red Feathers Dangling Earrings 4 Inches with Silver-Plated Hook

Rules to Enter:

1. Go to JustMeJewelry's shop: http://justmejewelry.etsy.com/
2. Choose your favorite item that's not mentioned in this interview.
3. Come back here and comment on what you chose! (There will be a "Post A Comment" link at the bottom of the page or an "X-Amount Thoughts" link at the end of the post)
Note: If you leave a comment that doesn't fit this criteria you will not be entered into the contest.

Please feel free to enter my other giveaways!

The giveaway will end at 12 midnight PST on Saturday, June 14th.
The winner will be chosen from a Random Number Generator at mathgoodies.com
On Sunday the 15th I will post who won!
If I cannot get contact with the winner after a week, another winner will be announced.

Now to hear more about the woman behind JustMeJewelry:

1. First things first, tell us a little more about yourself...
My name is Joanna, I am Chinese, born and raised in a tiny energetic city Hong Kong, a place where a hybrid culture of east and west for a century.
2. Hong Kong is so beautiful, would you mind sharing a few pictures?

3. What is your regular job?

I do not have a regular job but I was a cel animator, graphic designer and art director for video & multimedia production in one of the largest post production house in South East Asia. Due to the reason I have my kidney illness, I am now resided as a home based handmade jewelry designer.

4. Do you Haiku?

All wrapped up in you

My beautiful vintage dress

I feel so pretty

VINTAGE 60S BROWN BRONZE SHEEN HALTER WRAPPED EMPIRE HIGH WAISTED MAXI DRESS XS S SEXY HIPPIES

5. What inspires you?

My world of imagination is my source of inspiration. I usually have an image on my mind while I was walking along the hiking track alone or during the time I am relaxing. Then I’ll go out to hunt for materials. Everything begins with my materials choice. I only bring materials home that I fall in love with. Then I’ll play with these materials and let them show me their destiny. Once I see it, I’ll put them altogether as one piece. For instance, a nice piece of vintage jade could match up with a nice soft leather cord instead of a tradition crochet silk cord in order to create a modern look. I love to play and mix the old and new, east and west materials to create my unique design. Other source of inspiration for me is music, human, nature, a nice cup of Hong Kong style tea with milk, and my naturally born color and aesthetic sense. This is the reason I called my jewelry label as Just me.

6. You have such a different array of items: Handmade, vintage, AND supplies! Which one is your favorite category to sell in?

My favorite category to sell in is handmade jewelry. Due to my illness, I have completely ceased producing any jewelry last year. What’s on my listing now is some of my previous work. So it’s like I am selling a little bit here and there to some of you. My jewelry work is in transition to a new direction this year.

7. What is it about jewelry that made you decide you wanted to make and sell it?

I appreciated the historic jewelry items displayed in the museums. I used to buy a lot of different kinds handmade jewelry while I was traveled around the world and I was eager to learn making them myself. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to do it when I was a full time Art Director. So, I have been keeping this dream for years. Since my illness have kept me away from work for years, I discontinued my previous multimedia design career in 2005, during which time I have a strong motivation to start my own DIY jewelry label named "Just me". And it seems this is the most appropriate job and timing for me to start a home based business.I am a kidney diseases patient and currently under the treatment of peritoneal dialysis 4 times a day. I began making jewelry to support my daily medical bill and to combat the side-effects of some of the medications. Art has become therapy and its beauty has brought much contentment and joy to me. All the technique of making jewelry is self-taught and I hope you like it.

8. Which item in your shop are you most attatched to and why?

The item that I am most attached to is Agate jade goldfish pendant. I love it because it has very special colors that I have never seen for an Agate jade before. The real color is light mauve and a hint of olive green, when it hits the right lighting, the amazing color will appear like what it has on the pictures, it looks as if a sunset color is blending into it. It is a very high grade agate jade as you can see the semi-translucent effect through the lighting on the pictures. The level of shininess on the surface changes every time when I rubbed or touched it. This is one of the characteristic of Jade that other materials do not have. The beauty of jade reflects how many times human touch it, the more you touch it, the more beauty it has. Just like the more you care for someone else and the more the inner beauty of this someone else will show to you.

Thank you so much Joanna for taking the time to do this with me, your jewelry is absolutely gorgeous!


94 Entries:

Bunny B said...

This is beautiful!
JAPANESE PASTEL SPRING/SUMMER FLORAL LUCITE PENDANT VINTAGE BRASS CHAIN NECKLACE CHOKER

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Smarty Pants said...

This bracelet is gorgeous http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5742671
Beautiful stuff!

Anonymous said...

The Vintage chicken Czech glass pendant with vintage brass chain necklace, beautiful patina on the vintage chain.

platt
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Cataroo said...

I LOVE these earrings. I wear lots of red & black ... so they would be perfect for me!

I also LOVE the Just me WATER Vintage 3d silver metal cone drop Swarovski crystal dangling earrings!! They're beautiful!

Thanks!

cataroo@cox.net

Rosebud Collection said...

What a wonderful interview and beautiful pictures..Just great.

KIMBERLY said...

My favorite is the Water - Crystal snowflake pendant vintage chain necklace choker 18 inches.
Thanks
ksbald2@yahoo.com

mar said...

My favorite item is Just Me caramel colored mother of pearl decal engraved flowers button velvet bracelet.

fangirl said...

I really like the...

JAPANESE PASTEL SPRING/SUMMER FLORAL LUCITE PENDANT VINTAGE BRASS CHAIN NECKLACE CHOKER

What beautiful jewelry.

Patricia said...

The water Crystal or any of the sequin rings

Hil'Lesha said...

My favorite item (besides the dress) is these beautiful earrings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5742567
- love love!

Kimberly said...

The Water - Crystal snowflake pendant vintage chain necklace is lovely. Especially right now when it's SOOOOOO HOT outside. I could use some snow. LOL! My son also LOVES snow.

All of the designs are gorgeous!

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

LINDALSHOT said...

I love the Water Crystal choker.

Sandy M said...

My fave is the caramel colored mother of pearl decal engraved flowers button velvet bracelet. beautiful!

Princess Golden Hair said...

i love those earrings. so very pretty

Tonya said...

My favorite is the Just Me Hippies Peacock feathers dangling earrings. I just saw a pair like them in Marie Claire and wondered where to find them.

TShurling said...

Just Me Hippie Peacock Feather Earrings, I love feather earrings, I cant find them anywhere

cpullum said...

I like the JUST ME Orange bakelite/plastic 30mm button free size women ring
cpullum@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

I love the Just Me Hippies Boho Ethereal Ethnic Pink Feathers Earrings. They're so cute. I'd also really love to win the Boho Red Feather Earrings because my uniform for work is an ugly red and black polo shirt and I'm always looking for cute accesories to match it and maybe, just maybe, make it not so hideous and these would be so perfect! So, please, please, pick me and thanks so much for the great contest!!
If I win, my email is
MoonDream00@hotmail.com

linett said...

Love the Vintage Chicken pendant

s said...

JAPANESE PASTEL SPRING/SUMMER FLORAL LUCITE PENDANT VINTAGE BRASS CHAIN NECKLACE CHOKER

Patti D said...

Love this among the whole site!
Water - Crystal snowflake pendant vintage chain necklace choker 18 inches.
Thanks for the opportunity

www.windsn waters711@yahoo.com

Kari said...

I love everything! It was so hard to choose just one thing but this is my pick http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11002018

sweetsue said...

I love the Polymer clay LOVE cupid hearts pendant,it is totally my style.

bfox74 said...

I like the JUST ME ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE etching bracelet the best.

mogrill said...

I really think the mother of pearl decal engraved flowers button velvet bracelet is beautiful~

Sunnyvale said...

I love the goldfish pendant, very pretty.

SatinDollCo said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11508912

The possibilities are endless with what I can do with those. She also has a beautiful shop with tons of beautiful creations.

blueviolet said...

This jewelry is so cool! My favorite is this pendant: ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE Handcarved padauk wood 3 wise monkeys - speak no evil pendant necklace 36 inches. Love this!
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

jeanette said...

amazing jewelry-my favorite is the etched earthtone vintage jade beads beaded neckalace-it is absolutely beautiful! luckyjnet@yahoo.com

mverno said...

goldfish pendant is nice

David Johnson said...

I like 3 wise monkeys.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12295051
titanicluck(at)gmail(dot)com

C.L. Morin said...

I would get the JUST ME ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE etching cow bones goldstone crystal stretchable bracelet.

CJ's Woodland Shed said...

I'm not here to enter, just to say... what an interesting idea for a blog! I really like it.

hazel said...

I love the Just me WATER Vintage 3d silver metal cone drop Swarovski crystal dangling earrings, it's super cute and sparkly. =D

mitanari@yahoo.com

olivia said...

I just love the Vintage Chicken Czech Glass Pendant with Vintage Brass Chain Necklace! I think it's adorable!

And I have to agree with CJ's Woodland Shed, this is an ossom blog!!

toughturtles said...

JUST ME ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE etching cow bones goldstone crystal stretchable bracelet 6.5 inches, vintage

Stacy said...

What a great line of jewelry. I love the ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE Handcarved padauk wood 3 wise monkeys - See no evil pendant necklace.

jennem said...

I like the ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE Cinnarbar butterfly pendant silk cord choker 16 inches. My daughter is Chinese and I go to a lot of Chinese events.

Amaiyume said...

.IS.GORGEOUS! *_*

Amaiyume said...

My previous comment was wacky. :-/

I meant to point to these earrings

[amayume (at) yahoo.com]

Mary512 said...

I like the CHINESE/ASIAN/ORIENTAL Mauve agate handcarved jade goldfish pendant strung on olive color silk cord. Great giveaway thanks! cool pics too~!

Crystal said...

I like Swarovski amethist heart pendant and necklace.

bison61 said...

I like the Just me Oriental, Chinese Antique silver coral red green silk tassel earrings

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

michelle said...

VINTAGE 3D BIRDS STAINED GLASS EFFECT BRASS CHARM EARRINGS

Kari said...

just me hippie peacock earrings, totally fun! Thanks!!

Alice H said...

vintage czech glass pendant - this is so cool! (afdr3d@umkc.edu)

Kimberly B. said...

I like the Chinese Antique silver coral red green silk earrings. In case I got the name wrong, these:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5742567
Thanks!
beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

Toystory said...

JUST ME ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE etching cow bones bracelet....exceptional piece. Original and stunning.

Lisa said...

I like the JUST ME ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE etching cow bones goldstone crystal stretchable bracelet 6.5 inches. Wow, long name!

wigget said...

Just me WATER Vintage 3d silver metal cone drop Swarovski crystal dangling earrings

Eileen said...

ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE Handcarved padauk wood 3 wise monkeys - See no evil pendant necklace 36 inches

Monkey is my favorite animal! Usually people don't make "monkey necklace" haha. Even if they do, it's usually for kids. But this necklace is so cute and unique. Love it!

-Eileen T-
eatien@yahoo.com

opalbaker said...

The antique silver coral red green silk tassel earrings are so unusual and I would enjoy wearing these beauties.

kristilb19 said...

Just me WATER Vintage 3d silver metal cone drop Swarovski crystal dangling earrings
I love this!!!
Kristilb19@yahoo.com

JONI CHADWELL said...

joni514@roadrunner.com


JUST ME ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE etching cow bones goldstone crystal stretchable bracelet..this is beautiful!

Dorothy R. said...

Unique, extra ordinary Mother of Pearl ring. It is so cool!!

Roxy said...

I love the ust Me Hippies Peacock feathers dangling earrings huge 4.5 - 5 inches

hockiemack at hotmail.com

kygirl said...

Just me Swarovski Amethyst heart shaped crystal with vintage chain necklace

studiokane said...

I like the See No Evil 3 Wise Monkeys pendant and the Just Me Hippies Peacock earrings. Nice stuff!

luv2draw@mac.com

Anonymous said...

wow that was so hard to choose because I'm in love with everything!
though if i had to choose i thought that Mauve agate handcarved jade goldfish pendant was so beautiful and it just gives off a really happy feeling XD

tramanhn@eden.rutgers.edu

jennmalan said...

any of the sequin rings

Anonymous said...

I love the 3 Wise Monkeys piece; it is totally cool!
slb30@belllsouth.net

pat said...

I fell in love with the pink heart shaped Swarovski crystal with the vintage chain necklace. It is so ramantic and beautiful; I can just imagine weraing it! From: pak19@bellsouth.net

calgirl said...

12s CZECH GREEN TURQUOISE SHELL SHAPED GLASS BEADS

jaydonco1 said...

The 3 Wise Monkey - Speak no evil necklace! I just love those monkeys!

jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

ppriebe1 said...

I love feather earrings, but the
Japanese pastel necklace and Just me asian bracelet are adorable too!

pamela priebe
ppriebe1@yahoo.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

i love these earrings.. they're like butter.. reds my thing so i also love that cinnabar red butterfly pendant. great shop!

kaylee8 said...

Love the beaded blue/royal blue flowers stretchable ring!

robynl said...

JAPANESE PASTEL SPRING/SUMMER FLORAL LUCITE PENDANT VINTAGE BRASS CHAIN NECKLACE CHOKER
I love the above item; so feminine and delicate looking. Please enter me.
yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

Jessilyn82 said...

I love the red feather earrings, very unique! I'm also a huge fan of the pink heart shaped crystal necklace, and the goldfish jade agate pendant-beautiful!

Susan W said...

I love the Sunset swimming - CHINESE/ASIAN/ORIENTAL Mauve agate handcarved jade goldfish pendant silk cord choker.
Thanks so much for the giveaway.
My email is suzystars9@gmail.com

Becky said...

I LOVE the Water - Crystal snowflake pendant vintage chain necklace choker 18 inches!

The earrings are so COOL!

Thank you for the contest!

dbkagrayson2002@gmail.com

Helen said...

I love the Just me UNIQUE, EXTRAORDINARY Mother of Pearl engraved shell button.

Samantha P said...

the Just me UNIQUE EXTRAORDINARY Green Mother of Pearl etched flowers shell button free size women ring is so pretty!

Stacy said...

Just me Oriental, Chinese Antique silver coral red green silk tassel earrings 6 inches! They are so unique and funky!

Anonymous said...

I adore the asian/oriental/ chinese stretchable bracelet.
autumnbride7@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like the Japanese Pastel Lucite Pendant. I hope I win. I like those feather earrings too.
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Swarovski Pink heart shaped crystal with vintage chain necklace is an absolute leader in shop of the goods!!! Even my heart has begun to smile!!!

lusizova@rambler.ru

purango said...

I love the Just me Swarovski Pink heart shaped crystal with vintage chain necklace. The color is beautiful. garrettsambo@aol.com

klp1965 said...

i love the Just me Oriental, Chinese Antique silver coral red green silk tassel earrings they are soooooooooooo beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

Since I love goldfish and have "pet" sfish the oriental/jade/goldfish pendant on the cord/silver/olive is a top notch favorite. Many thanks SW

bndraldy said...

The JUST ME ASIAN/ORIENTAL/CHINESE etching cow bones goldstone crystal stretchable bracelet caught my eye. It reminds me of Mah Jong tiles. My absolute favorite item at the site is the agate jade fish, but it was mentioned in the interview. Thanks for the chance to win!

ababe28 said...

The Swarovski amethist heart pendant ....
Everything is great!
ababe28(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

the Just Me Hippies Peacock feathers dangling earrings are absolutely beautiful.. I LOVE EM!
xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

fidofido said...

The waterfall earrings that you are down to the last pair are beautiful
junkrug@yahoo.com

skipthelaundry said...

I love the Just Me bracelet!

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the Water - Crystal snowflake pendant vintage chain necklace choker 18 inches!ty!! very much for the nice giveaway!

christyd8@bellsouth.net said...

christywins@bellsouth.netthink this is the most adorable pendant... Polymer clay LOVE cupids four leaves clover pendant... it just makes you happy to see the cherubs playing!

I hope your health is improving and you are pain-free.

christyd8@bellsouth.net

Brooke said...

LOVE the Vintage chicken Czech glass pendant with vintage brass chain necklace

Rebecca S. said...

The Water - Crystal snowflake pendant vintage chain necklace choker 18 inches is sooo beautiful. Wow...would I love to wear that! :)
starsapphire21 at comcast.net

rangrace said...

I'd have to say the Just Me caramel colored mother of pearl decal engraved flowers button velvet bracelet.

rosannepm said...

Vintage 60 high waist wrap dress

lilyk said...

I love the Vintage chicken Czech glass pendant with vintage brass chain necklace!

Mikala M said...

JUST ME HIPPIES BOHO ETHEREAL ETHNIC PINK FEATHERS EARRINGS 3.5 INCHES are so so so spunky and fun! I love them!--
Mixs_01@msn.com is my hotmail Thanks

girlof80s said...

My favorite item not mentioned in the interview is the Water-Crystal snowflake pendant vintage chain necklace choker 18 inches. It is so beautiful and I would love to be able to wear it. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. The earrings being given away are gorgeous. Thanks.