Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Australian Etsy Blog Giveaway!!!! Julie’s Jewels


Julie-Ann is offering the very first Australian Etsy Blog giveaway! Julie-Ann is an amazing artist based in Victoria, specialising in artisan beaded jewellery and home décor.

Zodiac Series- Cancer- Freshwater Pearls Bracelet

Mini 5-question interview with Julie-Ann

How would you describe the concept behind your etsy store?
Julie's Jewels - Artisan Beaded Jewellery & Home Decor... is my tag line and I think it says all that is needed!
Crystal Clear Lantern Crystal Earrings

Why did you first start creating jewellery and selling on etsy?
I started beading quiet a few years ago by going to a craft class that were making Christmas Decorations out of simple plastic beads. I had never beaded before but found I could follow the instructions and make up the decorations with no trouble at all, so I started to play around with a little jewellery for myself and it just exploded from there. I am now a member of my town's local business group - Business Nhill and have registered my Julie's Jewels as a business name.

I started to sell on Etsy because I became very disappointed with eBay, with their fees, with the way that the eBay company was dealing with their sellers and the way that eBay buyers only want a bargain for the lowest possible price. Etsy suits me much better as it is for handcrafted products.

Cool Waters - Aquamarine and Pearl Earrings with Swarovski Crystals

As one of the admins behind the Down Under Street Team (DUST), can you tell us a bit about the ‘DUST story’?
I joined the DUST team early last year when we were still on the Yahoo group, not much seemed to be happening so I put my hand up to help out and we finally made the move to the DUST Forum and WebSite at http://dustteam.com and now I'm the contact person if you want to join the team. So if you are an Etsy seller living in Australia send me a convo and I'll send you all the details on joining the team
Blue Goldstone Necklace and Earrings with Tibetan and Sterling Silver

Do you have a favourite piece in your store?
Of course I do, I have several actually - but if I have to pick just one it would be...
JJs - White Wedding - Polymer Sugar beads with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver - ...if I wasn't allergic to Polymer Clay I would keep this set for myself

Tell us something surprising about Julie-Ann!
Is it surprising to know that I also sell Avon Products and in the last 6 or so years have been in my territories Top 10 Representatives. Also I'm to become a Nanna in December this year at just 42 - shhhh don't give away my age to anyone, it's our secret!
Carnelian and Sterling Silver Graduated Necklace

Come and visit me at...
My Etsy: http://ljjnjm.etsy.com
My Blog: http://juliesjewels.wordpress.com


Julie's Jewels Giveaway!!!

Julie-Ann is very generously offering a an item up to $20 (or $20 towards a more expensive piece)- choose anything in her store or a custom order (not including the DUST team sale category).
The prize also includes free worldwide postage!

To win this wonderful prize:
  • Go to Julie's Jewels and come back here and leave a comment with your favourite item and why you love it (don't forget to leave a way to contact you)
For additional entries (each is worth another entry):
  • Tweet about this giveaway with a link to the blog post. Leave an additional comment here with your twitter name.
  • Write a blog post about this giveaway or featuring Julie's Jewels, with a link to this blog post. Leave a separate comment here with a link.
Entries will close at midnight on Thursday 14th May (2 weeks away), and the winner will be contacted and announced on this blog (winners have 5 days to respond before the prize will be offered to another winner). The winner will be selecteted randomly from entries.

83 comments:

  1. My absolute favourite piece is the Pink and Black Polymer Earrings with Swarovksi Crystals! I love how the pink gives them that soft, feminine touch but the black gives them a little edge. Def a must have for my jewellery collection.
    - Marisa (marsia_box@hotmail.com)

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  2. Well, I've never notices Julie's phone charms before and as it turns out this is exactly what I've been looking for to replace a lost zipper pull on my favourite purse! I NEED this red one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6720464 because my purse is gorgeously red!

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  3. I just sent a tweet out about your giveaway.
    Twitter name: MarisaRobinson
    x

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  4. I love these
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24191507

    Not only do I adore crystal but I was totally attracted to the name of them!

    Thats Julie for putting up the prize!

    Sarah (PrincessAllure- brettandsarah22@bigpond.com)

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  5. Great interview ladies. Julie-Anns Pretty in pink earrings are my favourites, the flower beads are beautiful :) Thanks Nicky and Julie-Ann

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  6. Love the Interview. I've had a long look at Julie-Anns shop but I already knew which one I loved. The Crystal Lantern earrings. I've never seen square crystal like that!

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  7. Oh, also have tweeted. www.twitter.com/pinklizzysews

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  8. Wow her jewellry is just stunning. Will be checking out her store!

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  9. I really like Julie's Smoky Quartz earrings with sterling silver - very pretty and dangly!

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  10. I tweeted the giveaway too!
    www.twitter.com/innerearthsoaps

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  11. Saw you on Twitter and wanted to come by and support you!

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  12. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13348066

    I have always loved Julie-Anns dalamatian set only coz I am mad on doggies.

    http://beadsme.etsy.com

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  13. I love the Black Heart Minimalist Necklace. It is simple and gorgeous.

    Stephanie@eyeballgirl.com

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  14. I absolutely adore the lampwork pink heart, I love hearts and I love pink so I look for things with these two combinations. Thanks for offering this fab giveaway !
    Miriam
    bubb_chenille@optusnet.com.au

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  15. sorry..made a typo in my email address..should be bubba not bubb

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  16. I adore JJs - Black Onyx Chandlier Earrings, super stylish!!

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  17. These st are wonderful!!!!!JJs - Tigers Eye and Everlasting Shell Bracelet and Earrings Set.

    thanks!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  18. I love the JJs - Pink MOP Bracelet and Earring Set with Sterling Silver because it looks so gorgeous!

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  19. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/aikychien/status/1657517500

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  20. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I love the Rock Crystal Quartz with Aventurine necklace and earrings ( with the ceramic butterfly) - my favourite in JJ's shop.

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  21. I also tweeted this giveaway.

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  22. its hard to choose just one, but i love, love, love the colour combination in the sebuaco and hawaiin coral tree necklace. The main reason i love this necklace though is because it gets so close to nature.

    matty.shell@bigpond.com

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  23. Gee - ladies, thank-you so much for the fablous comments, I'm blushing

    Julie-Ann

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  24. i have blogged about it here:
    http://gypsyrosecreations.blogspot.com/2009/04/check-this-out.html

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  25. twittered it here:
    http://twitter.com/gypsyrosecreate

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  26. I love this, Natural Pink Peruvian Opal and Black Swarovski Pearls with Sterling Silver and a Gemstone Leaf Pendant.
    I love the leaf..
    http://twitter.com/moiminerals
    moiminerals@yahoo.ca

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  27. What a beautiful shop! I think the JJs - Pink MOP Pendant with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver is lovely! I adore the pink colour and its so unique! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.
    unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

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  28. I love the Prehistoric Necklace with Shells, Wood and Bone beads. I love the natural look.

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  29. Everything in her shop is really lovely But I like the Pink MOP Pendant with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver Because it is really elegant and I love the soft pink pendant
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  30. Love the JJs - Rosebud, Swarovski Crystal and Glass Pearls Bracelet with Pewter.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  31. Love the Daring Red earrings!

    aliciamnieto at yahoo dot com

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  32. I love the I Dream of Jeannie crystal earrings :)

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  33. My fave is the Fresh Water Pearls Bracelet with Sterling Silver because I'ma Cancer and I LOVE pearls!

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  34. Everything is beautiful!! I love the pretty Black Heart Necklace:)
    cyclona66@aol.com

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  35. Julie is a lovely person and it shines through in her shop.

    My birth stone is garnet so I can't go past her gorgeous bracelet and earrings set:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15437452

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  36. Well I just love labradorite and this just totally won me!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8310226

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  37. i heart these
    JJs - Daring Red Cinnabar Earrings with Czech Glass and Sterling Silver
    xx

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  38. love these: JJs - Crystal Clear Lantern Crystal Earrings with Sterling Silver BC my grandmother would be smashing in them!

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  39. I loveJJs - Green, Pink and White Lampwork Bracelet and Earring Set with Gemstones and Fresh Water Pearls. She is very talented.

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  40. I love JJs - Apple Green Drop Earrings. Thanks for the giveaway! Everything's gorgeous.

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  41. I Love all of the jewelry it is so hard to pick one favorite. I love JJs - Gemstone and Czech Glass Earrings with Sterling Silver.

    atrain365@hotmail.com

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  42. My favorite item has to be the JJs Crystal Clear Lantern Crystal Earrings Sterling Silver. They are so unique and pretty - something everyone else doesn't have!

    treneebarker(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline/7787162.rss
    I tweeted!
    username: warp65

    treneebarker(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. YUMMY! They're all beautiful, but my favorite is the dalmatian bracelet. Soooo Pretty. You do a grand job.

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  45. I like the JJs - Rock Crystal Quartz with Aventurine and Sterling Silver Necklace and Earring Set:) I absolutely love butterflies!!

    Thanks!!

    always_317537(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/1691406343

    laughwithleslie

    always_317537(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I like that elemental bracelet for men. My fiance is into "man jewelry" and I like the natural look of that piece.

    callieivy@gmail.com

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  48. i love the JJs - Natural Pink Peruvian Opal and Black Swarovski Pearls with Sterling Silver and a Gemstone Leaf Pendant.

    kristenelisa@gmail.com

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  49. I love the Pearly and Crystal Drop Earrings with Sterling Silver because it's so simple but still stunning!

    mari.sj at telia.com

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  50. Tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/NeomaJewelry/status/1704332790

    @neomajewelry

    mari.sj at telia.com

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  51. My favorite is the Labradorite Bracelet and earring set! I love that green color!
    shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. The Red Lantern Crystal Earrings are gorgeous!

    elodiavi@gmail.com

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  53. My favorite is the Polymer Clay and Sterling Jewellery set with Purple Czech Crystals because I love the bright cheerful colors and design :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  54. I Tweeted the giveaway :
    http://twitter.com/TheLuckyLadybug/status/1752764617
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  55. I blogged about the giveaway :
    http://theluckyladybug.org/2009/05/514-julie%e2%80%99s-jewels-giveaway/
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  56. I like the Tourmalinated Quartz Flower and Sterling Silver Earrings because they would go with just about anything from jeans to a dress. Very nice.
    renee
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

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  57. i love the JJs - Green, Pink and White Lampwork Bracelet and Earring Set with Gemstones and Fresh Water Pearls, because it would go perfectly with my wedding dress i bought a few weeks ago.

    email- swatir(dot)24(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I love the Fused Glass Drop Earrings with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver, so pretty!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  59. My favorites are definitely the red lantern earrings. So gorgeous! I think they are just stunning and would really make an outfit pop.

    abigail.lee[at]gmail.com

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  60. Gorgeous jewelry! I had serious problem to choose any favorite. Lovely bracelets, so I ve decided for JJs - Dragonfly Summer - Bracelet with gold-filled findings - combination of bone, glass and gold makes it very intereting and fragile. Thanks.

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  61. These are gorgeous!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18864014


    raevyn77@gmail.com

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  62. I tweeted a couple times: kitschkitch

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  63. I guess I have expensive taste since I chose one of the higher-priced - yet still reasonably priced - items. I love the JJs - Crystal Clear Lantern Crystal Earrings with Sterling Silver

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24191507

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  64. When I chose to comment with my Google account I thought it would show the email address, clearly not: andrea.r.cohen@gmail.com

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  65. The JJs - Apple Green Drop Earrings with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver are beautiful, I love that color green.

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I did a whole board post on my blog inspired by my favorite JJ pick - the Crystal Clear Lantern Earrings

    It's at: http://etsyinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  67. Holey moley, I love the JJs - Pink MOP Pendant with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver! That is a statement piece, which I adore, but it's also feminine and soft. I LOVE it!
    quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

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  68. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1793328562
    quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

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  69. Hard to pick one...but I like these http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7089461
    I dream of Jeanie earrings
    k.nice.artworks@gmail.com

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  70. I like the JJs - Pink Heart Phone Charm because I love hearts.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  72. I like Marble Green and Gold Metal Tag Earrings, so unusual design and interesting colors. I like asymmetrical shape
    Anna
    tedatoto at azet dot sk

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  73. I like the Heart Earrings with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver because they are beautiful.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  74. I tweeted.(donnak4)
    http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/1800197064

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  75. I love JJs - Crystal Clear Lantern Crystal Earrings with Sterling Silver.

    They're a good combination with everything, they symbolize light and guidance, and when I won't use them they can hang in the dollshouse.

    You can reach me though the contactbutton under the header of http://www.laaneworld.com or through the autism blog.

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  76. ..and I tweeted: laanetweets

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  77. What a nice interview and Julie's jewelry is fabulous! I love the unique feminine elegance of each and every piece! I am so in love with the JJs - Heart Earrings with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver, they are gorgeous! I can see myself wearing them all the time with so many of my favorite outfits! Thanks so much for the chance to enter.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  78. I twittered about this wonderful giveaway. Here's the link to my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/1800268287

    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  79. Hi. JJ's Gemstone bracelet is my favorite. I love the blue colors in it.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8310195
    Check it out. Cheers. MarionG. polo-puppy-fluffy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. I guess I have to expensive taste since I chose one of the higher-priced and it is yet still reasonably priced - items. I love the Vintage Yards' - Crystal Clear Lantern Crystal Earrings with Sterling Silver... Thanks.


    dsi r4

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  81. My favs are the floral ceramic drop earrings with copper because after an absence of many years I can finally wear pierced earrings again :)
    Merryl

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