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01 August 2008 @ 01:58 am
Featured Etsy Artist and Giveaway!  
Featured Etsy Artist
Cari from CrochetHooked

Cari is the shop owner of a beautiful Etsy shop featuring crocheted wire bead bracelets which she calls
Braidlets. ® She chose the name of her shop because it describes her perfectly-- she is crochet hooked! Her shop has been open around a year, but has been a member of Etsy since 2005. Her favorite piece is the Tourmaline October Libra Braidlet because her Zodiac collection of Braidlets were her first items she sold.

The materials she loves to use are wire and beads for crocheting. The colors she likes to work with most are strong, bold colors like red, blue and green since they jump out to you when you see them, but she has began working with pastels.

She does do custom orders with no obligation to buy! She receives your preferred colors, makes the Braidlet, send pictures to the customer for approval because she wants her customers to be 100% satisfied with their purchase!

What she has to say about how Etsy has changed her:
"I look at artists and their creations in a different light since I have been selling on Etsy. I am inspired by most to take a chance and let things fall as they may. As Emerson said, 'The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.'"

Cari from CrochetHooked has not donated just 1 or 2 bracelets-- she has donated these 3!
This Giveaway has Ended

To be eligible to win one of the three bracelets above:
1. Visit CrochetHooked's Etsy shop at http://crochethooked.etsy.com and look through her items.

2. Comment on this post with your name, e-mail, the name of the piece you liked the most, and why. The answer "It's cute" won't cut it. Actually think about it!

3. You can enter until Monday, August 11th. The winners will be picked randomly by a number drawing system and announced Monday, August 11th at 7:00 PM.

You do not have to be a livejournal member to comment-- just post an e-mail address I can get ahold of you with!

If you are coming from bloggygiveaways.com-- make sure to check out the other giveaway on this blog-- Silvery Black Onyx Necklace from Wiyomu

Her Braidlets can also be found listed on Google Base, http://lov.li/ and silkfair.

Visit CrochetHooked.Etsy.Com Today!
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 10:46 am (UTC)
Hi! I am Katy! I like the Pastel Pedals Crochet Wire Beaded Bracelet. I love the colors it is crocheted with!!!

thecountryblossom (at) hotmail (dot) com

(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
I really like the Crocheted Wire and Beaded Bracelet in the Color Lined. Thanks!

(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
Bracelet - Kimberly V.
I like the one that is blue, green and white (?) because it matches a family bracelet I have. My family's birthstones are emerald (green), sapphire (blue) and diamond (white/clear). So that bracelet would match PERFECTLY!!!! It didn't have a name but I think it was on page 3 (if not then it was page 2).

Thank you for a generous and beautiful giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
My favorite is the Wire n Beads Crocheted Bracelet in Green, Light Blue and Orange matted seed beads on non-tarnishing silver wire. I absolutely love the color combos. Just beautiful.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 11:32 am (UTC)
Favorite colors
I love the crocheted bracelet that has three sections of color - blue, green, and white. the colors are just so vibrant, and they are my favorite colors to wear too! The designs of the bracelets are so intricate, I have never seen anything like it before - very beautiful!
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
I like...
...the Lu Chu Beaded Bracelet!


(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
How beautiful!
The crocheted green, blue and orange bracelet is gorgeous. I work at an art gallery and we sell some crocheted jewelry, not with beads and a little different, but the bracelet that I sold this week was 49.00. The price is wonderful!

Thank you for offering it!

art and nature [at] juno *dot* com
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
I love the Wire n Beads Crocheted Bracelet that is blue, green, and orange, reminds me of summertime in some tropical place. Which makes me happy :) I also really liked the indigo one.
Thank you for hosting this! And thanks Cari for the generous giveaway :)
Katie Lyons
babylyons at live dot com
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
I like the Carnival and Mystical Creation ones because they contain my favorite colors and would go well with most of my clothes. These are really cool bracelets. Thanks for the giveaway!

captain_lisaad (at) yahoo (dot) com
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
I love these bracelets! The Crocheted Wire Beaded Charm Bracelet is beautiful!

betskev at earthlink dot com
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
Crocheted Wire Beaded Bracelet Garnet color Capricorn charm. Wow that is beautiful. I love the color.

I'm a crocheter and I've never seen anything like this before. I am so intriqued.

audreyoka at cox.net
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
I like all the ones with the charms on them, especially the sapphire one, it's my birthstone! ppreacherswife at gmail dot com
pookielockspookielocks on August 1st, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)
the made in the usa bracelet because i was born on July 4th!!

(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
The pieces for this giveaway are already so nice. On the website, I like the Crocheted Wire Beaded Bracelet Peaches n Cream. First, I like bright colours to cheer up the few summer months that we have. Second, "Peaches and Cream" just gives the feeling of comfort and fun at the same time.

This is Anh at juan_hurrican (at) yahoo (dot) com
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
I think my favorite (today at least) is the braided tulip bracelet. Do I have the name right? It has purple and green beads. They are all lovely though, I'd like to try any of them. Thanks for the chance to win. Visit me at www.mypreppypurse.blogspot.com
ext_114380 on August 1st, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
What lovely bracelets and so affordable! I think my favorite is the Crocheted Wire and Beaded Bracelet Color Lined.
I love how the beads are intertwined together it makes for a beautiful bracelet!
ext_105327 on August 1st, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
My favorite
I love the "Carnival" Crochet beaded bracelet. I love that it has a variety of beautiful colors, colored wire, and it can be worn with just about any outfit!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
I love you bracelets, I have never seen anything like this before. I like the black tie bracelet becuase I wear black a lot and I think it would look stunning with a black sun dress I have! You pieces are fabulous....looks like they are very time consuming, how do you get it all done?!?!?

(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
My favorite
**Made in USA** is my favorite!!! I love red, white and blue together, I am proud to be an American and am proud to show it. I really like ALL the bracelets, I was intrigued by how they were Crocheted!! I never thought about being able to crochet anything other than yarn! I also thought the prices were great!!
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Re: My favorite
oops forgot my name and email address


Thanks for offering!
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
I love the Earth Tones bracelet. I think it is great how the varied the color of the wires along with the color of the beads, and everything fits together really harmoniously.

Thank you.

urchiken at gmail dot com
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Hey this is Shannon.

I like the Black Tie design. I think its very classy looking.
xoeskie on August 1st, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
grat giveaway!
i like the crochet wired bracelets. really cute.. great shop!
ext_114387 on August 1st, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
I love the fire design. It contains my three favorite colors. And since my wardrobe is made up of a lot of these colors it would match just about anything in my closet.
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
My favorite is the crocheted wire beaded bracelet in earth tones. I also like the black tie. Thanks for the giveaway.
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
I heart bracelets!
A co-worker just started making crocheted jewelry. I love it, but haven't played around enough with it yet to get the hang of it.

I love the Lu Chu bracelet. I love the color combination, and best of all it would match the shirt I'm wearing today!

(Anonymous) on August 9th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: I heart bracelets!
I like the Emerald with Gemini charm Crocheted Wire and Beaded Bracelet.
It is my birth sign and birthstone.