Thursday, March 17, 2011

Felt Your Heart Beat Giveaway!

Last month I blogged about an adorable necklace called Three Little Owls that I came across in the Etsy shop of Felt Your Heart Beat. Everybody loved the piece so much that I reached out to shop owner, Nayana, about doing a giveaway and she (obviously) said yes!

That means one of my readers gets a chance to win not one, but two, rad items from her amazing shop!

Before we get to the goods, I'd like to give you insight into Nayana. Although we've only communicated through e-mail, I can tell she's the type of spunky girl that you just naturally want to be friends with. I mean, c'mon, check out her pic. How fun is that?!

When did you create your shop and what motivated you to do it?
I opened my Etsy shop in December of 2009. My friend, who comes from a fashion background, gave me a serious reality check after taking a look at my blog and the initial work I had done. He was adamant I also set up a Twitter, an Etsy, and everything else you can name under the sun, in order to better establish the presence of my work. At first I was upset, no one had ever given it to me straight in such a way before. But after reflecting on everything he said I realized he was right. The next day I started on my Etsy and opened up shop with ten items. It was the best thing I have ever done and continue to work on.

Where do you get inspiration for the items you make?
People and personalities are my sole inspiration. Whenever I meet someone new, I love to observe their gestures, their movements, and hear their voice. I keep this to myself so I don't come off as too strange, but I am usually accessorizing people in my mind. My favourite inspiration is a woman I work with everyday. She has gorgeous blunt cut white hair and she has a very unique style. I constantly come up with new ideas while thinking about what colours and shapes would flatter her look. If I've met you before, odds are one of my designs are inspired by you.

Why should every woman accessorize?
Because it's way too much fun not to.

Here's what one lucky winner will receive, a Wind it Up bracelet and Hoot Hoot earring (since the Three Little Owls were such a hit with you all).


To enter you must be a GFC follower of Join the Gossip AND visit Felt Your Heart Beat, pick your favorite item and let me know. If you already follow let me know so you can be entered.

For additional entries you can do any of the following:
#Giveaway over @jointhegossip! Win two awesome jewelry pieces from @feltyourheart: http://tinyurl.com/4dtueuk

That's a total of six possible entries.

Contest open to everyone, everywhere! Winner will be announced on Monday, March 28 at 1pm PST. Good luck to all!




Photos courtesy of: Felt Your Heart Beat

64 comments:

this is me. said...

love the wind up bracelet! already following you :)

Krystal said...

I am LOVING the wind it up bracelets - especially the green one because it's my favorite color :)

Krystal said...

And I follow you both on Twitter and FB =)

Jules said...

You know that I'm a follower and I really like the anchor earrings from her shop. I'm loving both of the items in this giveaway. Owls are so cute and that bracelet is very cool.

Jules said...

I am a fan of Join The Gossip on FB.

Jules said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Jules said...

I just Tweeted about this :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What an awesome giveaway! I also love the wind up bracelets. So cool looking!!

Claire Kiefer said...

I tweeted!

tara said...

i'm a follower and i LOVE the wind it up bracelet!

tara said...

and i follow you on twitter!

Audrey Allure said...

I'm a GFC follower! Such cute items & my favorite item from her shop is the Queen earrings in silver :)

Audrey Allure said...

I'm a follower of yours on Twitter! @audreyallure

Audrey Allure said...

And I am a fan of yours on FB :)

J'Adore Fashion said...

Cute jewelries especially the earrings!

xoxo
Stella

http://www.jadore-fashion.com/

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

I love accessorizing

Allison said...

Love, love, love this Etsy shop and the lovely interview with the owner! <3
I love the wind up bracelet, and those anchor earrings are to DIE for.
Obviously, I follow you on GFC, Twitter, and Tweeted this giveaway!
Miss/love you, dear friend! <3

Kristin said...

Her flared out necklace is super cool!

Shilo Beedy said...

I follow with gfc as Shilo Beedy and like the Aerial ring

shilobeedy@gmail.com

freddie said...

I follow you via GFC. My favorite item is the Bad Girl DAMAGE Earrings. dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I liked you on Facebook/Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I liked Felt Your Heart Beat on Facebook/Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I follow you on Twitter/flipper211 dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I follow Felt Your Heart Beat on Twitter/flipper211 dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I tweeted giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/flipper211/status/49341326730330112 dwelchert@yahoo.com

yiqin; said...

Nice :D

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally adore the wind it up bracelet. Its such a great piece! Happy Monday, darling and kisses

Meghan said...

I love the Wind It Up bracelet!

I also follow you!

Meghan said...

I am also a fan on Facebook!

Meghan said...

I also tweeted!

Gintare said...

my favorite item is .BAD GIRL presents PEW necklace

following you via GFC

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Gintare said...

Follow Join the Gossip on Twitter (@Ginni_007)

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Gintare said...

Follow Felt Your Heart Beat on Twitter (@Ginni_007)

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Style, She Wrote said...

Great interview. Such a good read and love these pieces. pls enter us! we're followers. xo style, she wrote

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous pieces!

xoxox,
CC

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I am so loving this shop!

I am a follower on GFC; and my favorite piece is the Sweet Girl Presents Starry Sky - http://www.etsy.com/listing/67779293/sweet-girl-presents-starry-sky

Absolutely stunning!! :)

cafefashionista@yahoo.com

mscharmschic said...

Cool giveaway! Sorry, I haven't been commenting as much. I have been really busy with my job lately. :(

SassyScorp said...

Already a follower ;-)
I love the Royal Pack earrings!. Awesome giveaway!

SassyScorp said...

I am a fan of Join The Gossip on FB

SassyScorp said...

I follow you on twitter

SassyScorp said...

I tweeted!

SassyScorp said...

Liked Felt Your Heart Beat on FB

SassyScorp said...

Follow Felt Your Heart Beat on Twitter

Kris said...

loving the Wind It Up bracelets!

Kris said...

And now that I am on Twitter I follow you there too! :o)

Leesh said...

I already follow you through GFC and my favorite item from feltyourheartbeat's shop is BAD GIRL presents SNAKE.

Yay for Toronto! I noticed that Nayana is from Toronto and that's where I'm from.

Steph @ Flip Flop Chic said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm already a follower, and I LOVE the silver queen earrings on her Etsy shop.

Leesh said...

I follow both you and feltyourheart on Twitter.

Steph @ Flip Flop Chic said...

I am a fan of you on Facebook.

Steph @ Flip Flop Chic said...

I'm a fan of Felt Your Heart Beat on Facebook

Steph @ Flip Flop Chic said...

I follow you both on Twitter.

sheba said...

i'm a follower of your lovely blog and am so happy you're featuring a fellow torontonian! my fave piece is *facet*.

Valerie said...

I love the whole site, but the propelled earrings are my favorite! Great giveaway, I'm a follower!

xo
Valerie
redvinesforbreakfast@gmail.com

yiqin; said...

Woot, nice :)

Staley Mc said...

The hoot hoot earrings are probably my favorite! I just love owls. Following you, of course!!

Staley Mc said...

And following you on Twitter!

OceanDreams said...

yaaay after seeing you Tweet about this I finally get to enter! ;) She has such amazing pieces, just love it! ;)

Okay I follow you.
I follow your FB.
I follow you on Twitter.
And I am going to tweet right now.

Oh and loooove the owls.
xoxo!

coriwestphal said...

I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal
And I love the purple Spiked Goose earrings! So cute!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I like you on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I like Felt your Heart on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I follow Felt Your Heart on Twitter @coriwestphal

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/51846897832431616

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Mimi said...

the wind it up bracelet and the anchor earrings! :D

and i am a follower. :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/