Wednesday, October 6, 2010

CLOSED-Handmade Spotlight + Giveaway: SteelTeeth GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you to all who entered and made Steph feel so loved.

WINNER will be announced Friday, October 15th!  


We're so excited to share our first giveaway with you!  And we're even more excited that the giveaway comes from the lovely Steph of SteelTeeth.  Get to know a little about Steph and her shop, and enter to win this amazing, one of a kind, handmade piece in the photo below (if we could win on our own blog, we'd be entering!).

 

What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like?
For as long as I can remember, I have collected vintage sewing notions - buttons, fabrics, trims, patterns, pin cushions, needle cases, thimbles, and the like.  My parents collected antiques and as a child I spent weekends at old country auctions and flea markets.  My mother would keep me busy by purchasing old button jars and boxes filled with sewing notions for me to sort and gather.  I would spend hours in the back seat of our station wagon pondering craft projects and hand-stitching little works of art. 
Today, my love of vintage sewing has lead me down many creative paths.  Currently, I am recycling the old metal-tooth zippers I have acquired over the years and turning them into unique, whimsical designs with an edge - literally!
Aside from collecting and crafting, I am a mother of two boys aged 4 and 7.  My fiance, Tom and I just bought a cute, cozy lakeside cottage in Eufaula, Oklahoma where I am in the process of setting up my dream studio - vintage chic style!  
Describe yourself  in three words.
Enterprising, creative, obsessive
Fall piece you can’t live without:
A few weeks ago, I altered an old jean jacket into a more fitted and flirty number with ruffles - I have worn it every day since.
Most recent fashion-related purchase:
Yesterday, I bought a huge stash of vintage 1960s painted metal flower pins at the Goodwill.  They are big and crazy colorful!  Love them!
 Do you craft/make anything else?
In addition to sewing, I love to knit.
Any pet peeves?
Before I started using zippers to create jewelry, they were the bane of my existence.  I have sewn my entire life and still have trouble attaching zippers to garments and pouches!  That's probably why I have so many hanging around my sewing room waiting for a different use!
Bad habits?
I am a total procrastinator and get easily distracted.
Desert-island food?
Chocolate-covered almonds.
Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of:
Yikes.  I haven't purchased music since I was a teenager... and back then it was Zepplin, Doors and Pink Floyd! Yes, I am THAT old!
Another blog you follow regularly:
I love, love, love reading http://www.ponderandstitch.blogspot.com/
What made you decide to start a shop?
I have been selling my zipper designs as appliques to local artists who add a pin, or hair clip, alter them slightly and offer them for sale in local boutiques.  They have been selling really well and I finally thought... I can do this!  Etsy seemed like the best way to go!
Significance of your shop name?
Well, the little grippers down the side of zippers are called teeth.  These days, most zippers have nylon teeth.  I prefer the hard, industrial look of a good steel tooth myself.  So, I named my shop "Steel Teeth".
Favorite item in your shop right now:
I really love these "running stitch" designs the best.  I love the ruffles on this rose:

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SteelTeeth Giveaway
Win this gorgeous statement necklace!


How to win:
1.  Become a follower of our blog and let us know in a comment below (if you're already a follower, skip to the next step). 
2.  Visit the SteelTeeth shop, and link to your favorite item in a comment below.
For additional entries:
1.  Tweet this giveaway! (Let us know in the comments.)
2. Link this giveaway through your blog or Facebook page (and let us know in the comments too!).
This contest will run until October 13th--one week!  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.


Good luck!

88 comments:

  1. You ladies are doing some awesome things here :) So much fun to follow!

    Oh, I'm officially following now, tweeted you up, and I love the roses Steph does, especially the brooches like this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57905456/zipper-bouquet-brooch-the-neutrals

    Keep it up, mamas!

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  2. I'm a follower and about to tweet it!

    http://ldylux.blogspot.com/

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  3. Sorry, my fav item is:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57659271/leopard-zipper-flower-alligator-clip

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  4. oh, and was a post on my FB

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/LdyLux-Vintage/130990570255015

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  5. Following your Lovely Blog!! :)

    And I visited the Shop, I LOVE the headbands!! Everything is so creative and fun!

    Great Giveaway! :)
    Samantha
    SmellyShoesVintage.BlogSpot.Com

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  6. i love this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57905456/zipper-bouquet-brooch-the-neutrals?ref=v1_other_1

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  8. I LOVE reading your blogs... they're seriously what gets me through my work week, thanks so much gals !!

    My favorite piece is http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished I LOVE embellished headbands !!

    I retweeted your giveaway on twitter before I even knew it was going to score me a bonus entry haha thanks again girls, this giveaway is awesome !

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  9. I'm a new follower of your blog and my favorite item at SteelTeeth is the Leopard Zipper Flower Alligator Clip - so cute!

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  10. I follow now and love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished

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  11. I totally read your blog, ladies! And you know I'm a HUGE fan of purses!! So my FAVORITE ITEM is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57619519/metallic-zipper-accent-clutch-evening the metallic zipper accent clutch bag!!

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  12. Wow! LOVE the jewelry! Amazing artwork! My fav. is http://www.etsy.com/listing/57659271/leopard-zipper-flower-alligator-clip

    I am also newly following your blog.

    lilsmurfette_03@yahoo.com

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  13. what a beautiful statement necklace...I am a new follower (jhb)...my fave item is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57901407/simple-and-sweet-felt-zipper-pin-in-red
    it's so pretty in its colors.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  14. I follow your blog
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58085095/red-ruffle-zipper-rose-brooch
    love it!!!
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com
    earthdancedaph.blogspot.com

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  15. Love: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57659271/leopard-zipper-flower-alligator-clip

    thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

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  16. blog follower! thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

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  17. I'm a new follower.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  18. My favorite item is:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57659271/leopard-zipper-flower-alligator-clip

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  19. Tweeted.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  20. Shared on FB.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/kiddo47?v=wall&story_fbid=131540406896096

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  21. I am a follower and a fan!

    Thanks

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  22. A new follower here, just found this blog!

    I'm in love with this!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58085095/red-ruffle-zipper-rose-brooch

    nonesuch@live.co.uk

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  23. New follower, too, and the one being a giveaway is the one I like the best.

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  24. I am a follower of your blog!

    My absolute favorite item (besides the necklace!) has to be the Zipper Embellished Elastic Headband (http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished). So cute!

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  25. I also tweeted about the giveaway! http://twitter.com/ThisIsMaggieT/status/26687979555

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  26. Also blogged a link to the giveaway! http://thisismaggiet.tumblr.com/post/1264633458/so-cute-hope-i-win

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  27. I follow your blog and I adore this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished?ref=v1_other_2
    Mommytrenches at gmail dot com

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  28. My favorite piece is actually the necklace up for grabs, how perfect!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58152123/zipper-rosette-statement-bib-necklace

    - Patricia
    fivefootsomething.blogspot.com

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  29. I am a follower of this great blog! :)

    tiger-93[at]cox[dot]net

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  30. I love the Metallic Zipper Accent Clutch Evening Bag! :)

    tiger-93[at]cox[dot]net

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  31. I'm following and I love:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58086815/eco-friendly-tree-pin-created-using

    teapotofkarmaATgmailDOTcom

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  32. I am a follower and I love this necklace!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58376286/the-indigo-girl-hand-dyed-zipper

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  33. tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/malloryrobinson/status/26705371897

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  34. blogged about ya!!!

    http://malloryrich.blogspot.com/2010/10/miskabelle-vintage-giveaway.html

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  35. I am a follower.
    butterflyanla6318 at gmail dot com

    my favorite piece is :
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished

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  36. I like this very much
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished

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  37. I am a new follower with GFC (oona) and think this necklace is amazing!!!!! It would be my fall go-to accessory.
    Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  38. I want it all! Lovely and amazing. The red and turquoise brooch caught my eye immediately and I hearted it:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57900924/festive-zipper-pin-in-red-and-turquoise
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  39. Tweet tweet:
    http://twitter.com/glasscastle/status/26761114668
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  40. I added it to my favorite http://www.etsy.com/listing/58152123/zipper-rosette-statement-bib-necklace

    and post here / FB http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001673313139#!/profile.php?id=100001688195295&v=wall

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  41. i am a follower through google connect :)

    and i visited steel teeth on etsy and totally fell for this clip: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57659271/leopard-zipper-flower-alligator-clip

    love it!

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  42. Just found your blog by accident and I am in LOVE with this necklace. It's actually my favorite item in their store - hands down. Must have.

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  43. following and love

    Zipper Bouquet Brooch - The Neutrals

    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
    --Get this giveaway free exposure here!
    http://byhandgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  44. I'm following! I love the altered clutch: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57621580/mini-lux-altered-clutch

    Rachel
    vintagequeengf (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. I tweeted it! http://twitter.com/vintagequeengf/statuses/26800181712

    Rachel
    vintagequeengf (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. I love love LOVE the statement necklace!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58152123/zipper-rosette-statement-bib-necklace

    thedisneychick at gmail dot com

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  47. i follow now. love this jewelry!
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  48. i especially like this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58376286/the-indigo-girl-hand-dyed-zipper

    thanks!
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  49. i shared on facebook (wren nelson)
    thanks!
    shen
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  50. i tweeted @mamipdx
    thanks!
    shen
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  51. I love this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished?ref=v1_other_2

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  52. follow your blog

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  53. I really like this

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57659271/leopard-zipper-flower-alligator-clip

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  54. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/26907169403

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  55. shared via facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=156474734383003&id=100001057504861

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  56. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/26951705595

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  57. This necklace is AMAZING! And I rarely use capital latters. ;) I love it! I am follwing you now via Blogger. :)

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  58. This double dose of steel teeth is definitely doing it for me. :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58575661/double-zipper-heart-pendant

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  59. This blog is amazing and I am now a follower!!!! JGPeaches267@yahoo.com

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  60. ...and even though it was hard to choose a fav I visited Steelteeth and the Zipper Felt Whimsy Pin - Soft Plum and Olive was what caught my eye the most!

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  61. I follow your blog via GFC as AndrasArena

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  62. I really like http://www.etsy.com/listing/58529391/street-sweet-black-leather-zipper-pin

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  63. I tweeted about this giveaway.
    The URL is:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Andras_Arena/status/27006278211

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  64. I shared about this on facebook.
    The URL is:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=109132735816704&id=100001514250713

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  65. blog follower via gfc as khrista porcadilla.
    my favorite item:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57621580/mini-lux-altered-clutch
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  66. New blog follower and this is my favourite piece

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57659271/leopard-zipper-flower-alligator-clip

    The dress is adorable!

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  67. I'm a follower...
    this is my fevorite item:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58152123/zipper-rosette-statement-bib-necklace
    I have also tweet the giveaway

    my email is: angel.fly90@gmail.com

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  68. tweet

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/27056668700

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  69. follower and love this headband!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  70. I love this pin!!! So cute and girly!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58620023/zipper-felt-whimsy-pin-soft-plum-and

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  71. I love the zipper heart pendant and I am a follower :)

    dandvmom at hotmail dot com

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  72. I just love the zipper bib necklaces, they are so feminine yet so very very touch and edgy. A great combo and juxtaposition. Plus, that blue would blend so well into a wardrobe. See my favorite here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58152123/zipper-rosette-statement-bib-necklace.

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  73. I like zipper bib necklaces. i am following you.
    Thanks for share
    wedding songs

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  74. tweet

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/27146771477

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  75. I'm a follower!!! This one is my favorite!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58529391/street-sweet-black-leather-zipper-pin

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  76. I love the Steel of the Day - Zipper Embellished Elastic Headband - Slate

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  77. I follow! OMG I LOVE this necklace!!!!!!!!!

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  78. I'm a follower via Google Friend Connect.

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  79. http://www.etsy.com/listing/58582312/vintage-zipper-and-button-swing-drop

    i like those earrings the best.

    graceybanban@yahoo.com

    visit my shop!

    http://gratiaesthetics.etsy.com

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  80. In addition to the "Zipper Rosette Statement Bib Necklace", I love the "Vintage Zipper and Button Swing Drop Earrings".

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  81. gfc follower
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  82. I love: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57917740/steel-of-the-day-zipper-embellished
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  83. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/27271283493

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  84. This is _very_ cool. I really like it. Follow on gfc. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  85. Love this too! http://www.etsy.com/listing/58660773/zipper-felt-whimsy-pin-purple-and-olive

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