Whether I'm going to a craft show or commenting on a blog, there's always someone new to discover!
Now I'd like to share some of that with you.
|Crochet Copper Ring - by MegsCrochetJewels - $12 USD|
Hidden away on a small lot of land in Georgia, surrounded by trees, Meg from MegsCrochetJewels is probably taking it easy. As a jewelry seller on Etsy, it's not always easy to be different and sometimes people get creative blocks! She says:
I don't stress about it! That's the biggest mistake I could make! As soon as I put pressure on myself to do something, I will rebel big time. The best thing I can do is just let it go. I might go spend some time in the garden or take that as an opportunity to go horseback riding. Or maybe sit down with a good book. If I am patient, [inspiration] will come.Personally, this is helpful to hear. I often stress out about the little things as a micro-business owner; I feel like I have to do everything all the time. These days, I even feel guilty for sleeping! Hearing that it's okay to give yourself a break for inspiration is incredibly refreshing! While not all of us have a horse and trail readily available, it's still great to escape for a little while!
|Twisted Crochet Bracelet by MegsCrochetJewels - $20 USD|
But first, take some time to sit back and discover our latest Awesome Artist Feature:
I am a country girl and a homebody; I'm quiet and keep to myself. Though, when I am around my family, I am loud! I love to laugh and make others laugh. I am 27 years old and have been married for 8.5 years. I own my home on a small lot in the country surrounded by trees.
I think my drive to create comes from my want to be self-sufficient. Plus, I can't afford to go out and buy nice jewelry. This way when I want something, I can either make it myself or barter with someone who makes it. I LOVE to Barter/Trade!
My mom and her friend were doing wire/bead work and I wanted to do it too, but I didn't want to just copy what they were doing. So I thought about it for a while and came up with crochet wire/bead jewelry. I had made several pieces before I found out I WASN'T the one who came up with it. ;) I was somewhat disappointed that they were already books out on it! That got me researching crochet jewelry which led me to an Etsy ad in a magazine. I figured I would give it a try. Shortly after I opened [my Etsy Shop] though, I went on hiatus and didn't touch my jewelry for over a year! I have really only been back in the game about 6 or 8 months.
|Vintaj Brass Crochet Wire Cuff Bracelet|
by MegsCrochetJewels - $25 USD
Sometimes it starts with a bead. I will see a bead and love it. Then I will decide what's the best way to showcase it. Then I will create it. Usually I don't know if it worked until the very end :)
Sometimes I will see something on someone and think, "Hmm - I wonder if I could crochet something similar?" Sometimes I can.... Sometimes I can't. Crocheting is not your regular jewelry process. You pretty much have to stick to certain avenues. There are only so many ways you can hook a stitch! :)
- Depends on which day I guess. :) I clean houses part time. When I get home I like to work in my organic flower/vegetable garden. I have lots of animals to take care of and occasionally sneak in a trail ride on one of my horses.
Sometimes I cook for the hubby and I try to avoid cleaning my own home at all costs. ;) I also spend LOTS of time online networking and tweaking my shops.
|Crochet Wire Bracelet - Purple/Grey/Green|
by MegsCrochetJewels - SALE $10.80 USD
- My Aunt Janey. (My Daddy's Sister) She passed away when I was 10. She is the one who taught me to crochet and she taught me how to color inside the lines. :) I would love to sit down and have an adult conversation with her and show her what I have done with the craft she taught me!
My favorite shop is Blue Calla. She has gorgeous bags. She keeps her items very simple and functional. Art for everyday. ;) Thats what I aspire to. Of course I have my more extravagant pieces, but I want to make pieces everyone can feel comfortable wearing in their everyday life. Something that becomes a part of themselves. Not because I want you to be my customer for life, but because I think everyone deserves that one (or more) piece of jewelry that completes them.To find out more about Meg & check out some of her works, feel free to click on the links:
Meg would like to offer a you a chance to win completely customized twisted crochet bracelet. You'll be able to choose wire color, length and up to 3 different color beads! Nickel free options will also be available for those with sensitive skin.
To enter to win, you have many options!
- Visit & "Heart" MegsCrochetJewels on Etsy
- "Like" MegsCrochetJewels on Facebook
- Start following MegsCrochetJewels on Twitter
- Find a new favourite item from MegsCrochetJewels & post it on Facebook or Twitter
- Feature this blog post on MegsCrochetJewels to promote this GIVEAWAY on Facebook or Twitter
- Start following the MegsCrochetJewels blog
- Feature your favourite product by MegsCrochetJewels in an Etsy Treasury & post the link in the "Comments" section of this post
- Start following this blog - "nerd JERK - Inspire Your Inner Geek"
After completing your entries, post which items you did (with links where possible) in the "Comments" section of this post. For every item done, you'll receive ONE entry (9 possible entries available)! Winner will be randomly chosen on Saturday, 27 November & announced Sunday, 28st November, 2010.
Thanks so much for reading & good luck!
The Awesome Artist Feature series will be running every Monday on nerd JERK: Inspire Your Inner Geek.