Thursday, June 4, 2009

Peddler's Podium - Artistic Edition and GIVEAWAY!

I am so excited about my new featured seller format and am just thrilled to be kicking it off with MN local Jenna, of Artistic Edition! I met Jenna back in February when I joined the HandmadeMN team (of which she leads), and quickly became aware of her limitless passion and creative energy!
Jenna is in the hair B L I N G business and makes these ingenious little hair accessories that just snap into place. Created in multiple colors and made with genuine Swarovski crystals, there isn't an ensemble that Jenna doesn't have a snap to match! Not to mention, she recently expanded her line to include elegant pearls, glitzy mirrors, casual fabric buttons, and (my personal favorite) retro styled feather fascinators!
Doesn't it look just fabulous in my hair? (Yep, that is my head!)
Read further to learn more about Jenna, and to get all the details of this week's GIVEAWAY!

When did your creative ways come to life?

The first memory of my first creative moment was in first grade. We were coloring paper Native Americans for Thanksgiving. There happened to be a penny under the paper and I colored over it. I thought it gave it a cool look, so I started doing the whole piece with penny rubbings. I remember my teacher coming by and he was very upset and said something to the effect that it looked horrible and that it didn’t go with what everyone else was doing, but I didn’t care. I continued to use that penny and was very proud of the result. It wasn’t until 8th grade that I realized that I had true potential in art. That’s when I concentrated on my calling and the rest is history!

Is there any specific event/thing/person that inspired your creativeness?

I’m always inspired by different things, people and events. Once I get inspired I have to make it, build it, or sketch it out right away. I just can’t stop thinking about it until it’s complete, or at least given a good try.

Where do you create your crafts?

I am one of those types of people that just can’t create in one spot. I like changing my environment. I could be working at the kitchen table one day or at my desk the next.

Do you currently create full time, or do you also have a day job?

I have a full time job[graphic designer], but I would love to be working on my creations full time at some point. I am working towards that goal everyday!

If you could be famous for doing something you don’t currently do, what would it be?

I would love to be famous for inspiring others to be creative. I have a passion for creativity and I love sharing it with others, it would be so fantastic if, someday, I could take it global and inspire all around the world.

Besides your craft, what things do you enjoy doing in your down time?

I love playing the piano when I have access of one. Hanging out with friends and family. I also enjoy the occasional road trip with my husband.

Describe your personality in 5 words.

Humorous, Quirky, Passionate, Imaginative, Sincere

What is one trait you wished you possessed?

Concentration with a little bit of focus.

What is one trait you possess but wished you didn’t?

Indecisiveness

Any future plans for your business?

I would like to expand my hair snaps business into bridal shops and hair salons. I would love to be able to do Wedding Expos one day. At least that’s a goal I have!

G I V E A W A Y!

Jenna is offering one lucky reader a variety pack of her Hair Snaps! (5 Swarovski crystal and 5 Swarovski pearl) Additionally, she is offering FREE shipping on all purchases good now through June 30th! Just enter the code SkylarkDawnFreeShip in the notes to seller and wait for a revised invoice.
Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Artistic Edition hair snap.
You must include your first name along with your email address or Etsy username with each entry. (So we have a way to contact you in the event you win!)

For additional entries, you can do the following and post ea. individually in the comments to let me know:
* Twitter about this feature
* Follow/Subscribe to my blog
* Blog about this feature and post link with your entry

*Jenna is also interested in hearing what your first impression of her hair snaps was so that she can better understand if they are being clearly described. Any feedback in this area would be much appreciated and worth an additional entry!

Contest closes Tuesday, June 9th at 11:59 pm CST and the winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Wednesday June 10th. Thank-you so much for playing and Good Luck!

16 comments:

Christy said...

I'm having a hard time choosing just one favorite. I love the Black Feather Fascinator Hair Snap, the Starfish, the Bermuda Blue, and the Black, White and Red Flower Hair Buttons the most, I think...

(my name should link up to my blogger account, but in case it doesn't I'm Christy at alilwelshrarebit (a) yahoo.com

And I think the descriptions are spot on.

Three Dancing Magpies said...

Too funny, Jenna just ordered some cover buttons from our supply shop (thanks for recommending us) and I thought I would take a quick peek at her shop. It was not a quick peek, it became a long and lovely study. They look so wonderful, fun, and fabulous. I was excited to pass the link on to friends and some salon owners. So unique and lovely. Now I can just link to this post on FB and Twitter. BTW love the new format and love them in your hair.

Mia said...

they're all adorable!! Imperial Fusion Chrysanthemum - Coral Hair Button - Hair Snaps, those are my faves:) Really cute!

Mia said...

oh and I follow too:)

Annie said...

ANNIE-ANNABELLE225@YAHOO.COM

I AM A HUGE ADVOCATE FOR JENNA'S WORK AND HAVE PASSED ALONG HER WEBSITE TO ABOUT 30+ COSMETOLOGISTS AS WELL AS FRIENDS WHO MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED.
I LOVE THE PEARLS AND CLEAR CRYSTALS WITH THE SILVER TRIM, AND HAVE USED THEM WHILE GIVING HER MODEL THE UP-DO POSTED ON HER WEBSITE. THEY ARE VERY EASY TO USE AND ADHERE TO THE HAIR VERY WELL. I THINK THEY ADD A CLASSIC, WELL POLISHED LOOK TO UP-DOS AND ARE GREAT FOR FORMAL EVENTS.
(A CLOSE SECOND FOR ME ARE THE EMERALD, SILVER TRIMMED SNAPS).
JENNA IS VERY NICE AND EASY TO WORK WITH AND I CAN ONLY HOPE TO ASSIST HER AGAIN WITH ADDITIONAL PROJECTS FOR HER WEBSITE IN THE FUTURE.

JulieMeyer said...

Love the feathers and the modeling is well done :)

NewYorkMemos said...

My favorite would have to be the "White Feather Fascinator Hair Snap". Very Gorgeous

~Nyny
NewYorkTran@gmail.com

NewYorkMemos said...

I blogged!

http://newyorkmemos.blogspot.com/2009/06/im-back-kickin-it-off-with-giveaways.html

~Nyny
NewYorkTran@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

Gorgeous hair bling!
I love all of the Swarovski snaps, especially the Peridot and AB styles.
The white feather fascinator is also so beautiful.

heidig@gmail.com

Aik said...

I love the Rose and Silver Rim Edition - Swarovski Hair Snaps (10 Pieces) -- October Birthstone.

aikychien AT yahoo DOT com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien AT yahoo DOT com

Aik said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/aikychien/status/2091359606

aikychien AT yahoo DOT com

Suz said...

They are all so pretty and who doesn't love a little bling???? My fav though has to be the black feather fascinator.
SuzAndRoo

Kathy Martin Studio said...

These emerald hairsnaps are stunning: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23937339. They are my birthstone. =)
~Kathy
kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

Dirt. said...

holy cow, i'm in love with the purple fascinator! i have no idea where i'd wear it, but i'd wear it. they'd get sick of seeing it at the post office and the grocery store.

Lori
www.dirtroadsouth.etsy.com
dirtroadsouth@gmail.com

Dirt. said...

i'm following!

Lori
www.dirtroadsouth.etsy.com
dirtroadsouth@gmail.com