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.