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!
I am a total procrastinator and get easily distracted.
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:
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.