Sunday, October 18, 2009


Remember those awesome Gold Digger earrings from Swede Bead Design? Well, Danielle, designer of Swede Bead Design, is offering up these Light Brown Wooden Floral Earrings And I must say that I am lovin' my Gold Digger earrings that she sent me - love them.

So, let's learn a little more about Danielle.

How did you get started in this jewelry biz?
I got started with jewelry about 8 or 9 years ago when one of my favorite necklaces broke. I sort of studied it to see if I could figure out how to fix it. It kind of snowballed from there. I have never taken any professional classes for jewelry making or wire wrapping, but I do come from a very artistic family. I would mess around with different crafts, although nothing held my attention that long, until I found jewelry making. When I was little we would visit my grandparents in Sweden for the entire summer. My grandmother also used to make jewelry and I would sit at her desk filled with hundreds of beads, and make jewelry (although they were probably not pretty!)Jewelry is my "fun" job- my "real" job is as a foster care caseworker for my county. It's tough most days, so making jewelry is so fun for me.

What are your top 5 movies?
My top 5 movies of all time- well, I don't know if they would be considered Top 5 for anyone else but for me it would have to be Shawshank Redemption, Goodfellas, Blow, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and 16 Candles. I could watch these over and over again, and I have on several occasions!

What do you look forward to every day?
What I look forward to every day is my son! He just turned 2 in August and he is amazing. The best is when I go into his room in the morning after I hear him yelling "Mommy!" and as soon as I open the door he pops up and says "I awake!"

What is the nicest thing someone did for you last week?
The nicest thing that someone did for me last week- A great friend of mine that I have been working with for years, decided to quit and gave me a week of her sick time!

Favorite three Etsy shops that we should know about?
3 favorite etsy shops-
First shop I discovered on Etsy was a leather shop called hollyhawk -amazing leather cuffs and accessories (totally agree, I love this shop). Also I just discovered MIXKO-amazing jewelry and BIG felt butterfly rings which I love (Holy Bananas! I love this shop, I am so glad you showed us!!!), and thirdly I would say Allyson Hill (love this shop and have wanted to get my car garbage bag - is it so nice?). She makes accessories for your car. I just bought an awesome car litter bag at a great price!!


She sounds awesome, right? The giveaway runs from today, Monday the 19th, until Thursday the 22nd at 2:30 MST because then her shop closes while she does a fundraiser with her wares for a great cause. Just the kind of person she is.

Okay, so enter this giveaway.

- One entry, go to Swede Bead Design and come back here and leave a comment telling me which piece is your favorite.

- Want two more? blog about this giveaway, leave your blog address in the comments and make sure we can access your bloggity blog

- One more entry? Do something nice for someone and leave a comment. You don't have to tell me what, just that you did.


Raydar Love said...

holy cats! what great stuff! i love the feeling blue bracelet and the picasso earrings. also the giveaway earrings. love love love!

Christy said...

I love the Blue Moon Necklace. I would LOVE to win! :-)

Dallin & Ashley said...

I LOVE the silver leaf earrings! So cute!

Traci said...

I LOVE the giveaway earings!! I have just the outfit for them!!!

Mrs. Olsen said...

I love the silver branch earrings. Pretty and simple jewelry. Thanks for the heads up.

suzan said...

honestly, I can't even choose a favorite. I love all of her things! So pretty!! pick me, pick me :)

Through the Looking Glass said...

SIlver branch earrings, please!

Molly said...

love love the silver branch earrings as well--my, they are popular. also love the black hole sun necklace! so so cute.

Molly said...

oh, and yes, i did my good deed. for my sister. took her daughter to the children's museum and to lunch so she could have a break. we had a blast!

Jelina said...

I love the Mother of all Octogan Necklace. All of it is great, though. I'm definitly going to visit again...especially with Christmas coming up! And I'd LOVE to win. Those earrings would go perfect with a sweater I have. :)

Lindsey said...

That was like looking at a wish list I didn't know I had! I would love the Picasso earrings.