Sunday, January 25, 2009

Artist Spotlight...ShimmerMeBlue

UPDATE:

CAROLYN is the lucky winner of the beautiful chandelier earrings by ShimmerMeBlue...CONGRATULATIONS!
...a special THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

xxx
Raven
❤ ❤ ❤



"When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing, when what you do serves both yourself and others, when you do not tire within, but seek the sweet satisfaction of your life and your work, you are doing what you were meant to be doing." - Unknown



One of my favourite quotes {above} reminds me of this week's featured artist. Melissa of ShimmerMeBlue is a self taught jewelry artist. She says it all thanks to the internet and YouTube.
Fairly new to Etsy, Melissa has been designing jewelry for about 5 months now...and absolutely loves what she does! It's so great that she's found something she enjoys doing, what more could anyone ask for!




Tell us a bit about yourself…
My name is Melissa and I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My boyfriend {of 10 years} and I have two sons together, ages 7 and 9.

What inspires you?
My family inspires me the most. They make me want to do the best that I can to succeed at what I enjoy.
As far as my ideas, they are completely random. Usually when I'm lying in bed trying to fall asleeep is when my mind wanders! I have to admit…I've come up with some of my best ideas while half asleep.

Apart from creating things, what do you do for fun?
I love to camp! I wish we had warm weather year round here so I could go more often! Most of the time, I just hang out and play with the kids or hang out with some fr
iends or shop. I also play WoW, and it can get pretty addicting!

What has been your most memorable moment selling your art?
Probably my 1st few sales. My mom took about 10 pairs of earrings to work with her, and sold almost all of them that day! I was so excited! I liked my things of course, but I had no idea anyone else would love them enough to buy them!

Any advice for fellow artists...
Don't give up. It can be very hard to make money right away off the start. You may only make a little here and there. But if you do something that you enjoy and love, it will be worth it in the end!

If you could be any character who would it be and why?
Hmm, I have to say She-Ra. She was my hero when I was a little kid. It's just sad that no one even knows about her anymore, right along with He-Man!

Where have you traveled or where would you like to travel?
I haven't traveled very far yet. I really want to take a trip to Florida. We've been talking about it for about 3 years now, and just haven't gone yet.

Tell us your future plans for your business...
I do have a lot of big plans for the future, but that will all take A LOT of time, effort and money. My near future goals are to do craft shows/fairs as soon as I can make enough jewelry and get enough displays to do so.

Anything else you'd like to add about yourself or your work, etc….
I have been doing all kinds of 'crafty' things since I was very young. I guess it's just kind of like a second nature to me. Creating jewelry has been one of the most fun and most rewarding so far!
Check out ShimmerMeBlue here too!

SHOPPE: ShimmerMeBlue
BLOG: ShimmerMeBlueDesigns
TWITTER


This Give-a-way is now closed. Winner has confirmed...



Melissa of ShimmerMeBlue graciously gave away a pair of her best selling chandelier heart earrings handcrafted with Swarovski crystals.

B
e sure to check out her store.


Most Important Details... This contest closed at noon on Sunday,February 1st, 2009 PST.





Thank you for entering, my Pretties!



129 comments:

Shimmermeblue said...

I just want to thank you so much for doing this Artist Spotlight on me! You did a really great job! I just got done blogging about this in my blog and linked your blog and shop as well! Thanks again!
~Melissa

Petra said...

The chandelier earrings are definitely my fave.

Thanks for starting up your features /giveaways again. I know they take a lot of time to do well, but all of your "fans" appreciate them.

:)

moonshadow43 said...

I really like the Sweet Dreams Necklace and I would also love to have the ruby butterfiles earrings! They are so gorgeous! The Swarovski Crystal Chandelier Earrings would be awesometo win too! I would wear them with everything.

kellya408 said...

The jewelry is absolutely beautiful!

Shannon said...

I like the jasper wire necklace.

kathy55439 said...

really love the Wire Jasper Necklace

Kristi said...

i like the wire jasper necklace as well...very natural looking. :)
Thanks for holding the contest!

Valerie said...

3 Strand Heart Necklace
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Juicer Girl said...

I like the Sweet Dreams Bracelet. I love that they are affordable.

Gina said...

My favorite is the 3 strand heart necklace, but I love those earrings too. ginabx(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maggie said...

I love the chandelier earrings. They're so beautiful!

muggai@hotmail.com

Teri said...

Sweet Dreams necklace is so beautiful and I love the name. The earrings are really pretty too. I have always wanted to learn how to make jewelry because it looks so fun! I don't have time right now being a full time mommy of 4 but I appreciate the creativity of making jewelry. Great review too. I also waantedd to coment that the name "ShimmerMeBlue is really special. Thanks so much!!!
teraustin@mindspring.ccom

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

3 Strand Heart Necklace is adorable

Sherry and Gena said...

I love the ruby butterfly earrings!

sgibbs58(at)aol(dot)com

mom2anutball said...

I really like the Lady Bug, Lady Bug Come and Play Bracelet!!

catriona_sweeps said...

My favorite piece is the Wire Jasper Necklace.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I like the Ruby Lady Bug Earrings - lovely jewelry!

Shimmermeblue said...

Thank you everyone for the compliments! I can't wait til Raven picks the winner!

Annie said...

I really like the Pink Dangle Bracelet, its gorgeous!


Thanks so much!


nancyrobster@gmail.com

angelacisco said...

The chandelier earrings are my favorite but I also like the Purple Paradise Bracelet

Varo said...

You are a very pretty girl also I liked very much your photographies.
That you have a good day
:)

Nice blog

mar said...

My favorite piece is the Sweet Dreams Necklace! thank you for the contest

Jean said...

I like the wire jaspar necklace

Cheryl F said...

I like the Purple Paradise Bracelet. Thanks

T said...

I love the Purple Paradise Bracelet. it is really pretty. I love the earrings that are the giveaway too. They are adorable :O) Thanks....lulus.pals@gmail.com

malleycc said...

I love the Swarovski and Ruby Red Bracelet so bright and beautiful.

toughturtles said...

For the Love of Chocolate

Mar said...

I like the pink dangle bracelet.

Sandra said...

The For the Love of Chocolate Earrings are very eye catching.

Amber said...

The Sweet Dreams Necklace is my favorite :)

Thanks for the giveaway and please enter me :)

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

KLM39 said...

The wire Jasper necklace is so lovely.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love the Green FoilBreacelet! Thanks!

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

sweet dreams

heather7vb@cox.net

elaine said...

I like the Olive Puffy Heart Ribbon Necklace-so pretty!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

ehhogan said...

I like the Ocean Swirls Bracelet.

ladydi115 said...

I really like the Olive Puffy Heart Ribbon Necklace. It's very pretty and so dainty. thanks!

Thomas Semesky said...

The three strand heart necklace is nice!

sunstraw@aol.com

mmentor said...

lovely

Melinda said...

I like the 3 Strand Heart Necklace

Purplepixiepop said...

OH wow this jewelry is prettttyyyyy!!! I love the 3 Strand Heart Necklace!! Thanks for the contest!!!!!!

mogrill said...

The wire jasper necklace is lovely!

Damla said...

I like Purple Paradise Bracelet.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

KayzKreationz said...

I love the Wire jasper necklace, because I love jasper. Just about every time I pick up a stone/bead I like it's jasper. But I also like the ruby ladybug earrings, because my daughter-in-law loves ladybugs, and those are so cute.
kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com
http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

Sunnyvale said...

The earrings are lovely, I also like the sweet dreams necklace.

409cope said...

I really like the Turquoise Evening Bracelet. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rita said...

I like the Tea Time Again Bracelet. Very pretty.

pms3237 said...

I like the Day @ Sea Bracelet

idahomom said...

Wire Jasper Necklace is very nice.

mverno said...

i like the A Day at Sea Bracelet

Andria said...

My favorite is the Wire Jasper Necklace.

samhainschimera said...

The sweet dreams necklace is beautiful, and my favorite :) Thank you for the giveaway!

Karen said...

I like the Ocean Swirls Bracelet.

EDRing said...

I also like the Ruby Butterflies. I love earrings of every type.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

wendy said...

I like the sweet dreams necklace myself.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Digital Misfit said...

Those earrings are so sweet!
My fave item is the Wire Jasper necklace http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=20008604
It is so earthy yet feminine. Beautiful!
heidig@gmail.com
http://myhidingplaceincyberspace.blogspot.com

coliebear said...

for the love of chocolate earrings

Smooshy said...

i like the ocean swirls bracelet!

Karen said...

Love the chandelier earrings.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

jayne said...

I love the Wire Jasper Necklace

Carla said...

I love the harmony bracelet. The colors are so earthy. colorfulcarla@ gmail.com

Melissa said...

I like the Olive Puffy Heart Ribbon Necklace.

M.A. said...

I like the For the Love of Chocolate earrings.

furygirl3132 said...

I really love the Three Strand Heart Necklace, it's really pretty. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

silverbele said...

I love Chandelier earings please

Barbara said...

I like the harmony bracelet. The greens in the stones are very peaceful.

skooterbear said...

love the butterflies

Tina12312 said...

Everything is so very nice! I love her Pink Dangle Bracelet. Thank you for the great giveaway!

turboterp said...

Wow, what pretty things at such reasonable prices! I LOVE the Turquise Gypsy Bracelet!
Thank you.

Deci said...

I like the Harmony Bracelet..it is so organic.

dbacksfan001 said...

I like the 3 Strand Heart Necklace.

Anonymous said...

I like the jasper wire necklace

stephy905@hotmail.com

Joy said...

jasper necklace. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I really like it all! beautiful!

Veronica said...

I absolutely adore the 3 Strand Heart Necklace! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Leslie said...

Green Foil Bracelet

supermax said...

wow

Gabriel said...

I love the Pink Dangle Bracelet.

Please, enter me, great prize!!! I would love to win this.

legab67156[at]gmail.com

llinda29 said...

3 strand heart necklace is my choice

April B said...

Hard to choose just one thing but the harmony bracelet is very nice.
Thanks

groupmail.april (at) gmail.com

DANIELLERX said...

Butterfly Aventurine Chip Earrings are my favorite.Thanks for the giveaway!!

dlfrx(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

superdavefive said...

I think my favorite is the Olive Puffy Heart Ribbon Necklace.

Thanks for the contest.

superdavefive(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

The jasper necklace is my favorite, but I love all your creations!
Thank you,
Diane Baum
dianesmb@aol.com
I like your color blends

sue s said...

Love the Pink Dangle Bracelet

djgroz said...

Ruby Lady Bugs Earrings

djgroz said...

Ruby Lady Bugs Earrings

Donna R. said...

The three-strand heart necklace is my favorite. Thanks for the contest.

cpullum said...

I love the 3 Strand Heart Necklace!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I actually like the earrings in the giveaway the best. Almost said the black heart necklace with olive ribbon, but no, like the Swarovski Crystal Chandelier Earrings the best.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Stephanie
twostellas@live.com

Jennifer said...

I like the Tea Time Again Bracelet! It is so very pretty.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

SeahorseLady said...

A Day at the Sea bracelet is my favorite. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

Carolyn said...

I like the Ruby Lady Bugs and the fact that shes from Milwaukee, so am I, originally!

MirabellaLove said...

I really like the Wire Jasper Necklace AND the give-a-way earrings!

ky2here said...

The Ruby Butterfly Earrings are my favorite.

thebun said...

Hope I'm not too late to enter.
thebun@personainternet.com

LifeIsGood1224 said...

The wire jasper necklace is lovely!

djolsen said...

I really like the Cameleon Foil bracelet. and i very much enjoyed reading about Melissa.

Melanie said...

I really like the Sweet Dreams necklace, so prettty!

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Crystal Jae said...

the chandelier earrings are my favorite and this spotlight was awesome thanks

Catherine said...

I like the earthy tones of For the Love of Chocolate!
cathyhorner@embarqmail.com

Jennifer said...

I love the Ocean Swirls and the Purple Paradise Bracelets, they are both really pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

CAROLINA said...

Hello, all. I like Melissa'a Pink Dangle Bracelet. Pink is my favorite color and the varietes of pink in this bracelet is very pretty.

Lynn W said...

I love the Chandelier Earrings, but the Sweet Dreams necklace is beautiful too.

mactransport@msn.com

rosannepm said...

My favorite item from her site is the Wire Jasper Necklace
rosans4@comcast.net

bndraldy said...

The Wire Jasper Necklace is quite unique! SOMEONE will be extremely happy with this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

intime said...

Sweet Dreams Necklace

vegan4life said...

like sweeet dreams necklace

Anonymous said...

I really like the wire Jasper necklace.

ladycat713@yahoo.com

Paula Klug said...

I like the turquoise evening bracelet! The colors are so vivid! Thanks for having this contest!
paulakmail-2008@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

I love the 3 Strand Heart Necklace!

Candie said...

I like the Lady Bug, Lady Bug come and play necklace. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Ludmilochka said...

I love the Wire Jasper Necklace!

Anonymous said...

I like the jasper wire necklace.

Toma maysoed[at]mail[dot]ru

arvard said...

The A Day at Sea Bracelet is very nice.

jennem said...

My favorite is the Silver Mint Bracelet.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

demmi said...

I like the sweet dreams necklace

purango said...

The Chocolate Heaven Bracelet is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

elsmarlouamrman said...

I really like the ruby ladybug earrings. Thanks for this chance.

Anonymous said...

After the Heart Earrings, my second choice would be the Ocean Swirls Bracelet.


goddesspaula17@aol.com

Samantha P said...

the Wire Jasper Necklace is sooo pretty!

Tammy said...

I really like the 3 Strand Heart Necklace

Susan said...

I really like the "For the Love of Chocolate" earrings. (cute name too!)

TH said...

So many pretty things.. but I love the Turquise Evening Bracelet.

sweeps4us(at)gmail(dot)com

Swtlilchick said...

I love the 3 Strand Heart Necklace.
It is so beautiful and would go great with my outfits.Please enter
me and thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Kathy said...

I like the Sweet Dreams Necklace the best. I don't wear bracelets but I love necklaces. Please add more to the shop. The things that Melissa has are really beautiful. Thanks.

Raven said...

UPDATE:

CAROLYN is the lucky winner of the beautiful chandelier earrings by ShimmerMeBlue...CONGRATULATIONS!

...and a special THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

xxx
Raven

judycc said...

The ruby butterfly earrings are great.

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much!
I sent my mailing info and can't wait to wear these!

roswell said...

i like the 3 strand neck heart the best lovely stuff