Monday, April 27, 2009
Michael has always found an amazing beauty in nature, especially right here in the heart of the Blue Ridge. This is where most of his inspiration comes from. With his cutting boards, in particular, Michael designs and arranges the grain of every species of wood so the viewer can see the real beauty and uniqueness of each piece. The amazing colors and patterns of the grain combined with a contrasting color of another species of wood reminds him of the contrasting colors that he sees in nature, as he and his wife Talina and with their son, Quinn, and Michael’s three “adventuresome” stepsons, Seth, Aaron, and Jacob explore these incredible mountains! Each piece of wood that Michael uses is unique and different….Amazingly different. Through his cutting boards, Michael wants to share with other people the beauty that he sees, in just one very small piece of these glorious Appalachian Mountains. Michael has formal education in the arts with a BFA in Ceramics and a BFA in Wood Design both from East Carolina University. He has recently took a leap of faith, resigning from his job making custom furniture for someone else, and opening his own studio where he plans to do woodwork and pottery. Michael and his wife Talina are beginning their journey of living their art! ripperarts.etsy.com
Friday, April 17, 2009
Hillary: You Give Me WingsHillary, please e-mail us at email@example.com with your mailing address so we can send you the bracelet.
We will list the bracelet today in our store at www.ellejewels.etsy.com with this name.
Thank you all for participating! We'll have a new piece up of grabs soon.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Jen: Butterfly Summer Rose
Nathalie: Rose Butterflies
Hillary: You Give Me Wings
Lunargent: Meeting in Spring
Ms Bijoux Beads: Butterfly Kisses
Funny in my mind: Signs of Spring
MISS RED’S DIARY: butterfly effect
Amber Eilert: Flowers & Flutters
Sheilah Sprouse Wiser: Spring Fling
Melanie Heard: Just Wing It
Hawleywood: En Plein Air
Anonymous: Kissed by a Rose
Giovanna816: Happy Love
Sema: I'd Love to Fly With You
NezV: Jaded Garden
Cindy Drisdelle: A New Beginning
This evening we'll put all the names in a bowl and our neighbour will draw the winner! We'll announce the winner tomorrow morning.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
This is your chance to win an Elle piece with just a little bit of work. This game will go on for two weeks after which we'll draw the winner. Here are the rules:
- Reply to this posting with a comment that includes one or more names for the bracelet
- Two weeks from today we'll close the game, choose one name from each participant, put them in a hat, and draw the winner
- We'll announce the winner in an article on our blog, so be sure to check frequently
- If you see your name listed next to the bracelet it means you are the happy winner!
- You'll then have to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with name and address so we can send you your new bracelet
- After the game is closed, we'll list the bracelet with the winning name in our online store at http://www.ellejewels.etsy.com/
If you have any questions about the rules, feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Our monthly newsletter went out today with special offers for five of our jewelry pieces. If you wish to receive this newsletter, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are exciting products coming to your email at special prices every month and some of them are sold only through this newsletter. Take advantage of great prices and secret jewelry pieces by signing up today.
April's Box of Jewels has already sold out. Listed below are the products that will be included in May's issue.