Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CLOSED. Interview and Giveaway: Stella Saves the Day

This giveaway is now closed....stay tuned for a winner, and our next very awesome giveaway TOMORROW!   xo


We're excited to introduce you to Jennifer, of the gorgeous Etsy shop Stella Saves the Day.

Her handmade jewelry is well crafted and unique with a vintage feel, and she's giving away one of her very special pieces to one lucky reader.  Keep reading!


Meet Jennifer, the Brooklyn-based owner and designer.
--What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like (career, family, love, whatever you want to share!)?
My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary on October 10th, and I can’t believe that the year went so fast!  We are both creative people, so we both understand the need to work on our stuff apart from our day jobs. We both have a lot on our plates!  We try our best to keep weekends free to spend time together and with our Shih-Tzu, Nina.  She keeps us laughing!
Both my parents and my in-laws are very supportive and encouraging to us, and that really helps…thanks everybody! xoxo
--Describe yourself (or ask someone else to do it!) in three words.
kind, positive, happy
--Fall piece you can’t live without:
My second-hand tan leather boots and my vintage leather jacket (sorry, that’s two!)
--Most recent fashion-related purchase:
A lovely hand-knit hat from an Etsy crafter
 --Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
I am not currently working on my fine artwork, but I made drawings using human hair for about 10 years.  That is actually what got me started on making lockets with inserts in them—the Victorians saved locks of hair that belonged to lost loved ones and made jewelry from it.  That fascinated me to no end.  I am considering doing a line of custom lockets using hair that people send me.
--Any pet peeves?
People that hold the subway doors open when the train is trying to leave
--Bad habits?
Biting my nails!!! 
--Desert-island food?
Tiramisu (dessert is the most important course)
--Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of:
My husband, Ronnie Shingelo, who is an amazing singer/songwriter
David Bowie—my favorite since I was a teenager
Arcade Fire
--Another blog you follow regularly (link us!):
Scoutie Girl—Tara Gentile rocks!!!  I won a free biz consult with her and she was so helpful!
--What made you decide to start a shop?
I love working with my hands and I adore jewelry—I always have and always will.  I found that making sculpture (which I went to school for) wasn’t working for me anymore for various reasons.  I want to eventually be able to quit my day job and work full time at my business.
--Significance of your shop name?
Both my maternal great-grandmother and a great aunt were named Stella. I like the positivity and sound of Stella Saves the Day…it rolls off the tongue nicely!
--Favorite item in your shop right now (link us!)
The Swallow’s Return Locket is my favorite piece—my hand-embroidered lockets are my favorites because a lot of love and time go into them.  The idea that swallows always return home every year is so poetic and inspiring to me.

 Would you like to win a piece of stellar (ha) Stella Saves the Day jewelry?  Jennifer is generously giving away a set of Friendship Coin Mizpah Charm Bracelets.

From the Etsy shop listing:  In Victorian times, loved ones would exchange Mizpah coin jewelry when they knew that they might be separated for a time. The coin halves, when placed side by side read a quote from the book of Genesis: "The Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another."

The bangles are solid brass and are oval shaped. The inner dimensions are 2 1/8" by 2 3/4". Vintage lucite channel-set crystals and a tiny trio of vintage glass red beads dangle beside the vintage coin charms. Please note, the metal headpins that hold the red vintage glass beads show signs of age, which adds to their charm.  You will receive the set of two.

HOW TO ENTER:


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 Stella Saves the Day, and link to your favorite piece in a comment below. 
For additional entries:
3. Follow us on twitter @miskabelle. (Let us know in the comments.)
4. Retweet this giveaway once we tweet it.
5. Link this giveaway through your blog or Facebook page (and let us know in the comments too!).
This contest will run until November 2--one week!  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.
Good luck, lovelies!


54 comments:

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  3. I follow your blog with google friend connect and this Flicka Necklace is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59898363/flicka-necklace
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I follow @miskabella on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I retweeted your giveaway - I'm @AmberGoo: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/28794450572
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

    Following this blog. This is my fav
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59648645/starbright-locket

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  7. http://www.etsy.com/listing/59586635/secret-heart-locket-necklace
    is a sweet, clever, lovely piece.

    Following this blog as jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  8. Im following you're blog

    DragonflyKissesJewelry@gmail.com

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  9. Love the http://www.etsy.com/listing/56912207/swallows-return-locket

    DragonflyKissesJewelry@gmail.com

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  10. I'm a follower + my favorite item is Secret Heart Locket Necklace.

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  11. I love this necklace!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58402026/sapphire-blue-charm-bangle

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  12. following on twitter

    @malloryrobinson

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  13. tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/malloryrobinson/status/28833029546

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  14. blogged about ya

    http://malloryrich.blogspot.com/2010/10/miskabelle-vintage-giveaway_26.html

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  15. i follow you via google friend connect :)

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Oops i didn't follow directions !! here it goes again:)

    i'm already a follower via google friend connect :)
    my favorite item from stella saves the day is the secret heart necklace
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59586635/secret-heart-locket-necklace

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  17. i already follow you on twitter :)
    my twitter handle is @kendallcrow

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. i retweeted :)
    my handle is @kendallcrow

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Thanks for your lovely comments, all! I truly appreciate it! :-)
    Stella (a.k.a. Jennifer)

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  20. following your blog (:

    katmckid at aol dot com

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  21. http://www.etsy.com/listing/59271584/golden-feather-necklace


    this is definitely my favorite!!!


    katmckid at aol dot com

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  22. following you on twitter as katiebmcp (:

    katmckid at aol dot com

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  23. retweeted the giveaway as katiebmcp

    katmckid at aol dot com

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  24. posted on facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001686674390&v=wall

    katmckid at aol dot com

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  25. new GFC to blog
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  26. fave
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59586635/secret-heart-locket-necklace
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  27. I think the Golden Feather Necklace is pretty!
    cyclona66(At) Aol dot com

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  28. I'm a public follower and luv the twoheart necklace. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  29. tweeted your super giveaway link here: http://twitter.com/#!/search/%40miskabelle

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  30. like you onfb as link your super giveaway on my fb page here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=152455361464963&id=100000174960284

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  31. My favorite piece is the Swallow's Return Locket,

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56912207/swallows-return-locket

    but it took me about 10 minutes to settle on that one. :) I really love all her jewelry and am so curious about some of the Biblical descriptions/implications, especially of the Mizpah bracelets. As a religious studies nerd, jewelry w a relationship to religion is always fascinating.

    I follow you on Twitter and Bloglovin'. YAY!

    sartoriography@gmail.com

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  32. I follow your blog! And I absolutely adore the Starbright Locket... I love its simple elegance
    and the classic gold.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59648645/starbright-locket

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  33. I retweeted too! From my account- @bridgetbelfield

    bridget.belfield@gmail.com

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  34. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  35. Following your blog via Google Reader...and I like the Mano Fico amulet http://www.etsy.com/listing/58941391/ebony-mano-fico-amulet-necklace?ref=v1_other_1

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  36. also following you on Twitter (@NinaEliz9)!

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  37. New follower - ktkatherine
    Loving the Haberdasher Necklace -http://www.etsy.com/listing/60176148/haberdasher-necklace
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  38. Following on twitter - @ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  39. Retweeted your tweet about the giveaway - @ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  40. I am a new follower username MoonRae.Thanks for the giveaway
    ~Sharon~
    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I like the bangle that matches these in the giveaway
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60092571/sapphire-blue-charm-bangle
    ~Sharon~
    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I followed your blog.

    bella_gureishi AT yahoo DOT com

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  43. i love the

    Love and Hope Bangle

    bella_gureishi AT yahoo DOT com

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  44. i am following your blog :)
    isollea at gmail dot com
    hope it isn't too late :)

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  45. i forgot to tell that my favorite item is Secret Heart Locket Necklace, but i am also following you on twitter :)
    isollea at gmail dot com

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  46. I follow you on GFC. My favorite item is the Sapphire Blue Charm Bangle.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  47. I follow you on Twitter as BookOwner.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  48. I tweeted this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/BookOwner/status/29490853765

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  49. I posted on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=172875609396469&id=1232683984

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  50. My favorite piece: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60588787/hearts-and-daggers-bracelet

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  51. I follow on twitter: Sanna4444

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