Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pretty Things Big Give: Across the Pond

Update: The winner of the sterling silver ring from Across the Pond is IRMA'S ROSE COTTAGE!


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Casey from Across the Pond always loved crafting, but never seemed to find time to make her creations a reality until recently. Lucky for us! ...And, if you were wondering about the name of her shoppe, she says that even though she was raised in the South, a little piece of her heart lies "across the pond" London.

What inspires you?
I'm mostly inspired by the materials I work with. I'm obsessed with beads, findings, gemstones, paper, fabric, and ribbon. When I get my hands on them, I love imagining what they could be, planning things out, and manipulating them into something beautiful.

What has been your most memorable moment selling your art?
Opening my Etsy shop was the first step on this journey, so I'd say that was the most memorable. I've only been open since this past November, but I've learned so much. I've improved dramatically at making my products, photographing and presenting them, and communicating with buyers. On Etsy, I feel like I'm a part of a community as well as a movement, which is just a great feeling.

Any advice for fellow artists...
Keep creating! It can get frustrating, but just find inspiration somewhere and keep at it.

Etsy Shoppe:

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Enter this Give-a-way!

Casey of Across the Pond is sweetly giving away one of her gorgeous rings, made entirely of sterling silver. It is intricate in design, but simple as it will go with everything, making it so easy to wear. The bead measures approx. 15 mm. It will be made in the lucky winner's size! Sweet!

How to enter: Look at the pretties in the Across the Pond Shoppe and comment here stating your most favourite as well as why you love it!


windycindy said...

Hello! I like where the name of her site comes from. I choose the
"Stagecoach Star!" My home is decorated with prim and her stars have to look I enjoy. An antiques, roughed-up, "Old West" feel. The colors I like are the browns, teals, florals and brick red. Please enter my name in this drawing. Thanks very much.....Cindi

Jen said...

Hey Sweetness. My absolute favorite is the Guilty pendant. I think it says a lot about who I am, and what I am going through at this stage in my life. I love all your rings, especially the purity ring. But being forced to choose one item, right now it's the "As Sin" pendant.

lazycrazyjen @ gmail . com

micawber said...

I really love the Harbour Scene pendant and ring. I really dig the old illustration style. Great shop!


ThisOldHenHouse said...

Totally off the subject, but the font in her shop is way cool!

I LOVE to work with paper, so of course I have to pick the Stagecoach Stars - They are AMAZING!

pootieposh said...

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Silver Ring reminds me of a ring I bought on a trip to Wales several years ago. I lost the ring and have being looking for one like it...and here it is. Thanks for the great contest!

tjmetz said...

I had to pick the Newcastle Upon Tyne Sterling Silver Ring too. I adore silver & the simplicity of this ring is right up my alley.


Taleri said...

I like the trinity ring because those are the three colors I wear most often. I like jewelry that can be worn with pretty much anything, and this ring certainly fits the bill.

convo @etsy

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Yeah--great shop! I had a hard time choosing, the rings are all so cute (and I like the stars too)--but I'm gonna have to say Aralie Gardens Carved Rose Ring-in green. It has a bit of a shabby chic style, that I really like.
Smiles, Karen

Bunny B said...

So much lovelies in her store! The loveliest for me would have to be the Better Than Diamonds rings. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for hosting these great giveaways, pretty Raven!!

Anonymous said...

I really like the "As Sin Pendant." Her journals / books are nice as well.

Thanks for this great opportunity. Hope I win.

Jen said...

I love the pendant in this one
Absolutely gorgeous!

Rain's End said...

I love this little pendant called
Via Pendant because I am quite fond of old photographs and architecture.


matilda sue said...

I fell in love with this pendant - it is so applicable to what I do for a living (discipline for college students!) I have hearted and am waiting for payday...

woolies said...

Better than Diamonds, but I absolutely got stuck in her shop looking at everything. Georgeous. Fabulous work!!!

lorenzstudio said...

I love the Somerset Shell and Sterling Silver Ring because it reminds me of the beach!

Anonymous said...

I like everything but the Travel book is really my favorite. So cute and useful :)

Katy said...

I love the trinity ring!!! So simple and pretty..but i love ALOT of the stuff there!!! :) Thank you so much!

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Terri Fisher said...

I really like the Kearny Street Pendant...I am just in love with the pendants on Etsy these days! Thanks for the chance to win!

tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! Please enter me! The Harbor Scene Pendant & Ring is my favorite, and I love this Newcastle Upon Tyne ring as well!


Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Such beautiful work. Loved the Red Rose Jade ring. Please enter me in your giveaway.


Jackie said...

Oooh, I love those Aralie Gardens Carved Rose rings! I love anything with carved roses, but these are especially lovely and unusual being that they are transparent. The olive colored one is a definite favorite. It would go great with some olive cargo pants and maybe a lacey tank top.

Raven said...

This contest is now closed. The number picked by random number generator was 20, so the winner is IRMA'S ROSE COTTAGE.