I LOVE earrings and flowers! Unique, beautiful earrings really appeal to me :) Maybe there is a little bit of a girly-girl in me after all! Pop Whiz has some of the most wonderful earrings with roses, and dangling blooms. She also carries wonderful bracelets and necklaces. Wait until you see the give away prize!!
*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I grew up in Southern California but currently live in Oklahoma City, and work as an operational auditor (not taxes! whew!) for the state. As you might expect, I need a lot of creative time outside of work to make up for the all the left-brain activity that fills my days! I've been crafting and creating art since I was a tiny kid, and have the absurd stash of supplies to prove it, but my repurposed silk flower jewelry has all of my attention right now. I have a few pieces in a local consignment shop, I'm applying to do my first craft shows this fall, and I have vague but beautiful dreams of one day being a full-time artist (and mom). I currently live with my awesome husband, who's a graphic designer, and our greyhound dog Elvira.
*What or who inspires you?
Everything inspires me! Obviously nature has a huge impact on my work and ideas, but I look for inspiration, especially in the form of shapes and color combinations, everywhere. The most inspiring thing I've picked up lately was a photo of a colorful cabbage I found at Lowe's -- it's gorgeous and it might inspire a banner redesign! Awesome art, design and inspiration are all around you, even in the dullest places. You just have to look for them!
*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
When I'm not performing governmental auditing (which I... sometimes enjoy), my husband and I love to watch great movies and TV shows (on DVD), read comics, play video games, cook, and drink and review delicious beers. We have a whole composition notebook full of fun beer reviews just waiting to be rolled into a blog about comics and beer. We just need a few more hours in the day! We're members of the local art museum and can't wait to live somewhere where we can spend more of the year outdoors.
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I love making the bracelets, as I get to bring a variety of components together and see how they create one joyful, cohesive piece. The earrings are fun too, of course, and work up a little more quickly!
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
I tweet at http://www.twitter.com/popwhiz (although honestly I'm on my personal twitter a little more often), and you can find me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/popwhiz
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
The winner will receive a beautiful pair of Rose Antiqued Copper Dangle Earrings in their choice of the following colors: Pink, Peach, Purple, Red, Yellow & Blue
~Roses bloom from ornate antiqued copper cones on these dangling earrings. They hang from simple antiqued copper ear wires and are surprisingly lightweight. These earrings have a romantic, vintage feel -- just lovely with almost any outfit.
~Each earring is just under 2" (5.1 cm) long from the top of the ear wire and a little over 1" (2.5 cm) in diameter.
Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away.
* For the first entry - Go to: Pop Whiz
Pick your favorite item and come back here with the name and/or link - PLUS the color of rose earrings you would like.
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!
The draw will take place on: August 27 @ 10PM Central
This is open to Worldwide!
Good Luck Everyone!!
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!