Becky is the super sweet gal behind Red Bird Jewellery, an etsy shop I adore! She has an eye for color and form and I love her juxtaposition of aged brass and shiny gemstones. Becky fabulously offers free worldwide shipping all the time!
Tell me some basic info about yourself. My name is Becky, I live in Surrey UK, with my 2 little girls and hubbie Richard. And I love all things crafty. ( I sound like I'm at a Crafters Anonymous meeting!)
What kind of mediums do you use and why? Until relatively recently I was a complete stumblecrafter - trying everything from sewing, to mosaics to upholstery, until I happened upon jewellery making, and got completely hooked! I now love working with fine and sterling silver, copper, brass and gemstones.
What made you decide to sell on etsy? I will always make stuff, and there's only so much jewellery that one girl needs (or can accomodate in her house). So what I can't wear, or give as gifts, I sell on etsy to support my making habit. Etsy is just like a wonderland for me, I could spend days just looking at all the lovely stuff there.
Where do you get your inspiration? I know it's a bit of a cliche, but I am a country girl, and get most of my inspiration from nature. I live in a little village at the foot of the North Downs, and was brought up (and still often visit) Derbyshire, so there's always some countryside nearby. I like simple clean designs, nothing too fussy.
What is your favorite music to craft by? I've got VERY ecelctic tastes when it comes to music from Dolly Parton to The Smiths. But at the moment I'm reliving my indie kid youth, and listening to The Pixies and Throwing Muses - I'm also currently partial to a bit of Florence and the Machine. If I'm honest though, I do like to craft along to Radio 4 - I find it really soothing!
When it's cold outside... I wrap up warm and get out there! Love cold crisp days, or wet days puddle-jumping with my kids, snowy days building snowmen. All the better to have a large hot chocolate when I get back inside.
When I'm hungry... I'll stop functioning until someone feeds me something... anything...
When I need a boost... I turn the music up very loud and sing along even louder.
I wish I was/were... a clairvoyant so I could know what would happen and that it'd all end up fine.
If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be... restful sleep - now I've had 2 kids I know understand how important it is. Rock n roll eh?
If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be... Margaret Atwood - love her books and she sounds like a fascinating person.
If you were an animal, what would you be? a Llama - no reason other than they're quite smiley and so am I.
What's your favorite piece of your own? I like my flow collection - especially the Flow and Colour Necklace.
Becky has offered a fabulous pair of coral and sterling silver earrings to one lucky giveaway winner!
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First entry (mandatory):
Head over to Red Bird Jewellery and tell me your favorite item!
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Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time May 11, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on the morning of May 12, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Red Bird Jewellery will ship anywhere in the world!