Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CLOSED. Interview and Giveaway: Erin House Jewelry Designs

I fell in love when I stumbled upon Erin's Etsy site--and we think you will too. She creates some of the most unique, avant-garde, yet classic jewelry, all by hand (her jewelry is the real deal).


Meet Erin of Erin House Jewelry Designs

--What does your life outside of Etsy look like?
I live in Loleta, California. It is a really small and quiet town on the North coast. I live with my partner Michael and our two dogs, Savanah and Nilla. We love to go to the beach and run around with our dogs. I have been making jewelry for about eight years. I recently graduated from Humboldt State University with a studio art degree with an emphasis in metalsmithing. I had a desk job for about a year after school and I hated it. Now I am making jewelry full time at home and I love it!
--Describe yourself (or ask someone else to do it!) in three words.
Fun, loyal and passionate
--Winter piece you can’t live without:

It rains a lot here, so it would have to be my rain coat.
--Most recent fashion-related purchase:

I just got a vintage filigree gold and garnet ring. I love vintage jewelry!
--Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
I sew a little. Easy stuff like skirts and aprons. I also love to cook!
--Any pet peeves?
I don’t like it when people chew with their mouths open.Yuk.
--Bad habits?
Television.
--Desert-island food?

Strawberries.
--Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of:
There are so many it is hard to chose only three.
Hot Chip
Steely Dan
Marcos Valle
--Another blog you follow regularly (link us!):

This is my good friend Erin Austin’s blog. She is finishing up Ring a Day (RAD) and she just started Ring a Week (RAW). Check out her work. She is so crazy awesome!
http://metalmusing.blogspot.com/
--What made you decide to start a shop?
I have done some local craft and art shows with a couple of girlfriends of mine and they both have a shop on ETSY, so it seemed like the thing to do. Also it seemed like the next logical step in getting my work out to the public. Next step is my own website.
--Significance of your shop name?
I wanted to keep it simple and use my name so it would be easy for anyone who has seen my work to find me online.Also my logo is an H with a housetop, because my last name is House.

--Favorite item in your shop right now:
I love this Malachite ring!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/66357399/malachite-ring






Erin is giving way a gorgeous pair of handmade hammered disc earrings to one lucky reader!


HOW TO ENTER (same old, same old)

Mandatory Entry
1. Follow our blog! Once you become a follower, just leave a comment below, telling what your favorite item from Erin House Jewelry Designs is.  If you’re already following the blog and our twitter—simply leave a comment, telling us what your favorite item is!

Additional Entries
2. Follow Miskabelle (@miskabelle) on twitter…and again, just a quick comment to let us know you did (with your twitter user name) and share what your favorite item from Erin House Jewelry Designs is. If you already follow us, skip this entry.
3. Once we tweet about the giveaway, you can re-tweet to gain an extra entry!
4. HEART  Miskabelle on Etsy (leave us a comment to let us know!)
5.  HEART Erin House Jewelry Designs on Etsy (leave us a comment again!)
6.  Post this giveaway to your BLOG or Facebook, and leave a comment with the link!
This contest will run until next Wednesday, February 16th.  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.

Good Luck!!
Manda &Jayme

82 comments:

  1. Already following and I adore these earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/66326171/reclaimed-copper-earrings !

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  2. Hearted Miskabelle on Etsy (BLehner)!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  3. Hearted Erin House on Etsy (BLehner)!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  4. I'm a follower. I love the cone pendant. Such incredibly unique designs!

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  5. @kdotmurphy: already following and retweeted!

    I really like this ring: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66358054/moss-agate-ring-with-22k-gold-accent -- but I think I like the giveaway earrings best!

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  6. Erin's work is amazing! I've had the pleasure of seeing some of it in person. Really she is an amazing artist and I haven't seen anything yet that I didn't really really like.Very Unique! I love the Druzi Quartz Pendant, such a good use of the quartz, perfectly set! I also Love the Pleiades Ring. I am so impressed...Go House!

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  7. Such beautiful and unique pieces! I love the Sunny earrings and the Bento brooch! Everything Erin creates is a one of a kind, fascinating piece of jewelry! Love her!

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  8. I think my favorite is the upcycled copper earrings, but they're all beautiful! http://www.etsy.com/listing/66298664/upcycled-copper-earrings-with-red-coral

    And I just became a follower, AND this is the first blog I've ever "followed" because I am living in the dark ages.

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  9. I am following via gfc!
    I like the Luna Bracelet.
    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  10. I HEARTed the Erin House Jewelry Designs on Etsy.

    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  11. I HEARTed the Miskabelle on Etsy.
    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  12. I follow your blog!
    kweight@byu.net

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  13. I love the Ruby and Hematite Pendant! so pretty:)

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  14. I hearted her on Etsy.
    kweight@byu.net

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  15. I hearted you on Etsy.
    kweight@byu.net

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  16. Reclaimed Copper earrings are cute

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  17. Love the Brass and Silver Earrings.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  18. HEART Miskabelle on Etsy - bloomingblossom

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  19. HEART Erin House Jewelry Designs on Etsy - bloomingblossom

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  20. public follower on gfc as swiener1 and luv their ruby pendant.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  22. twitter follower of Miskabella and luv their copper bracelets as sherri2345.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  23. hearted Miskabella on Etsy.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  24. hearted Erin House on Etsy.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  25. posted your link on my fb wall as susan wiener here http://miskabelle.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-erin-house-jewelry-designs.html?showComment=1297445949719

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  26. I'm a follower. I like the Reclaimed Copper Earrings. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. follower

    Anne

    I love the Painted Desert Jasper Ring

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  28. Follow you on Twitter

    greeeneyedwhwom

    Another of my favourites is the Moss Agate Pendant

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  29. tweet

    http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/36219072936939521

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  30. Shared on fb

    http://www.facebook.com/annectaylor1/posts/151919998197379

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  31. GFC blog follower and I love the Upcycled Copper earrings with Red Coral.
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  32. HEART Miskabelle on Etsy
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  33. HEART Erin House Jewelry Designs on Etsy
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  34. I follow your blog and my favourite item is Sunny earrings.
    yuetong27 at hotmail dot com

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  35. I heart Erin House Jewelry Designs on etsy
    yuetong27 at hotmail dot com

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  36. I heart miskabelle on etsy
    yuetong27 at hotmail dot com

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  37. New follower of your blog as Kristi B. My favorite item is the gorgeous Brass disc earrings!
    kristi.blackstone at yahoo dot com

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  38. I heart Miskabelle on Etsy as TaDahBoutique
    kristi.blackstone at yahoo dot com

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  39. I heart Erin House Jewelry Designs on Etsy now

    kristi.blackstone at yahoo dot com

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  40. Its this for Usa only?
    if not Im in...
    I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/66327049/lapis-pendant

    I dont have a twitter account but i follow you in google friend

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  41. GFC follower

    I like the Moss Agate Pendant

    mermont84@yahoo.com

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  42. Also love the reclaimed copper double hoops!

    GFC follower as Melissa O.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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  43. I hope it's international :). I'm a new follower... and I love the luna bracelet :).

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  44. I like the Sunny Earrings

    Nicole22654@yahoo.com

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  45. I love these earrings:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66824997/sterling-silver-disc-earrings?show_panel=true

    They're so gorgeous!


    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Miskabelle is one of my favourites on Etsy (Gaybriel)

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I have hearted Erin House on Etsy (Gaybriel)

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Gosh ! I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
    Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.
    Absolutely love love love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/31644853/bento-brooch

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I follow you on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. Following via Google Friend as Mona Odegard. I am loving the copper bangles by Erin House. Thank you for the giveaway!

    monaodegard (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  51. Already hearted Miskabelle on Etsy as monao.

    monaodegard (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. Hearted Erin House on Etsy as monao.

    monaodegard (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  53. gfc follower!!!
    loved the Reclaimed Copper Earrings!!!
    yosoydejupiter@gmail.com

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  54. I love Malachite ring! absolutely beautiful

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  55. i'm a follower on bloglovin and GFC!
    i love this ring:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66822174/painted-desert-jasper-ring

    xoxo
    S

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  56. i post this giveaway on FB:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=569541523

    xoxo
    S

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  57. I'm a follower! My favorite item is the Moon Veneration Ring.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  58. I'm a follower on twitter as my_wunderkammer! My favorite item is the Moon Veneration Ring.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  59. Retweeted you as my_wunderkammer.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  60. Hearted you on etsy as magnolica.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  61. Hearted Erin on etsy as magnolica.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  62. Shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/wunderfraulein/posts/199466523397716

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  63. Blogged: http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/110215_42.html

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  64. i love the brass and silver earrings jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  65. follower! Love the copper and bead cluster necklace. Pretty. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  66. Hearted Miskabelle joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  67. I love the jewelry! I'm a follower.

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  68. I heart you on Etsy.

    AngieGiveaway @ gmail . com

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  69. I already posted this but not sure if it went through- I am following you and adore the Luna bracelet!

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  70. I heart you on Etsy....miskabelle!! Love it!

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  71. Follower on Erin's jewelry and love your Malachite Ring!!1

    Malinda

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  72. i follow your blog! my favorite item are the Copper bangles!
    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  73. i follow @miskabelle) on twitter @DolphinV27 my favorite item are the Copper bangles!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  74. i've rt: http://twitter.com/#!/DolphinV27/status/37745600548192256
    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  75. i HEART Miskabelle on Etsy
    @ColumbusCitizens

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  76. DolphinV27@aol.com
    i HEART Erin House Jewelry Designs on Etsy

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  77. blogged: http://tiam0.blogspot.com/2011/02/be-mine.html

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  78. Sunny earrings are my favorite I am a follower suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  79. I'm a GFC follower and I love the Sunny Earrings!

    allieclark11@gmail.com

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  80. I'm following you on twitter! Love the earth tones in your copper & bead cluster necklace. LOVELY.
    jennysbignest@gmail.com

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