Monday, August 31, 2009

Spotlight: Betsy Ryland


Since I know most of you, like me, agree that you can never have enough jewelry, I'm excited to introduce you to a new artist today, Betsy Ryland! Her shop has only been open a few months but she's really starting to build up her product line and I just love her unique work. Managing her studio and three amazing children keeps Betsy busy but she has a passion for all of it that keeps her going.

Read on to learn more about how she got started, what she listens to while working and the time she drowned a beetle. You can also enter to win a pair of earrings from her shop!


Where are you from - originally and currently live?
I was born and raised in Greenville, SC then left the nest to go to art school. I was married shortly after graduation and moved to St. Thomas U.S.V.I. After 2 1/2 years there, we settled in Richmond, VA, where we live now with our three amazing children.

How long have you been selling on Etsy?
My shop has been open for nine months, but I have had an Etsy account since 2007.

Do you sell on Etsy full time or do you have a day job?
Etsy is my only "paying" job. Otherwise I am busy raising my children, managing the house and trying to keep on top of it all...

What, if any, formal training have you had in your craft?
I have a BFA in crafts (with a metal emphasis) from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.


What made you decide to open up shop on Etsy?
I was talking with a friend about building a website to sell my jewelry. When things started to get complicated, he suggested Etsy. Everything I wanted to do was already done for me. All I needed to do to get started, was provide the content. I have always been good at creating the art... selling/marketing was another story. Etsy is the perfect venue for both and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

What do you like least about your craft?
Polishing/finishing a piece. By that time all decisions have been made, and it turns into work...

Five favorite Etsy shops
keelyart
leahgiberson
valhallabrooklyn
groundwork
sugarsusan

Five things you love
non-fiction, Eames Design, warm weather, a good haircut, my children's laughs


Where is the coolest place you have ever been?
Once when we were living in St. Thomas we rented a boat with some friends and headed down island. We stopped at many beautiful places to swim and snorkel. We kept motoring south and reached Norman Island (southwest of Tortola B.V.I.) and right there in the middle of the cove was a old pirate ship looking boat turned bar/restaurant. We pulled our boat along side it and went aboard. The rest of the day was spent drinking and eating and jumping off the boat into crystal clear water. It was an amazing day and one of the coolest places I've ever been.

What is your favorite leisure time activity?
Some of the things I enjoy when I have time for myself are reading, gardening, sitting and talking with a friend (without being interrupted...), running, or perusing my favorite shops for inspiration.

What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
Not so sure it is THE strangest, but I once had a beetle crawl into my ear while I was sleeping. It was the craziest, painful sensation- little prickly beetle legs scratching my eardrum. I ran down the stairs flailing and screaming (not making much sense) to an unsuspecting husband who had no idea what was wrong with me. Thankfully we have a close friend who is an ER Dr. who happened to be home when we called. He told us to shine a light in my ear to draw it out. The beetle came up, looked around, and then went right back in. Next suggestion was to drown him with ear drops. This worked and relief was immediate. Somehow we fished it out and got a good look at him. Needless to say, this type of beetle is now affectionately known as "the ear beetle".


If you could trade places with any other person for a week, with whom would it be?
Any one of my children. I would love to get a glimpse of what they are experiencing. I think that knowledge would be invaluable when plotting my course as a parent.

Share some of your favorite music
Lloyd Cole, Morrissey, Elvis Costello, Lykke Li, KT Tunstall, many more...

What makes you angry?
Health Care in America

What does the future hold for you and your shop?
I am shooting for growth. Personally and professionally I want to push myself to take it all to a higher level. I would like to expand my materials to include different metals and stones, improve my photography skills, beef up marketing and make a lot of cool jewelry that people really want to wear. I would love for my Etsy shop to be a thriving, lucrative business that provides me with the dollars and energy every artist needs.

You can also keep up with Betsy's work by following her on Twitter.


GIVEAWAY TIME!
Betsy is offering one lucky winner their choice of any pair of earrings from her shop!

HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:
Please leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite item is from Betsy's shop along with what type of jewelry you wear most or what jewelry trends you'll be looking for this fall.

You can enter once per day and YOU MUST INCLUDE your first name -AND- etsy username or email address with every entry. If you are worried about email spam, you can spell out the 'at' and 'dot' rather than using the standard email format.

Receive additional entries if you follow or subscribe to my blog, twitter about the giveaway and/or blog about the giveaway. Just leave a comment/link letting me know! You only need to mention each one time and do not need to leave separate comments.

You have until Sunday, September 6 at 10 pm (est) to enter and I will announce the winner on Monday morning. Good luck!

Betsy is also offering a special discount to Lillyella readers, take 20% off all orders through September 15 when you mention 'lillyella' in the message box at checkout!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed learning about Betsy and her work!

132 comments:

Jingle said...

I usually wear either fun or simple jewelry. I love long necklaces with fun colors or charms, but my earrings tend to stay simple. I really like the fat figure 8 earrings in the shop!

Jingle said...

I follow your blog! jinglescraps

Emily said...

I love the look of the hammered metal! My favorite piece is the circle/adventurine necklace. I used to wear only my wedding band, but since finding etsy and this blog I have started wearing earrings and made my first necklace purchase (in many years) this weekend!

I am addicted to this blog!

emily.a.weiner@gmail.com
Thanks
Emily

Lilly said...

I love the Teardrop Shaped Twisted Dangle Earrings with Faceted Quartz Drop. Gorgeous!
And I usually wear earrings.
Thanks a lot.
Eliane
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

KristaR said...

Beautiful shop!I love the flat figure 8 earrings.

I only wear silver jewelry - earrings everyday and quite often a necklace too.

I follow this blog

etsyname: cuterpie

Lyndsay @ LouLouBell said...

my fav is the large silver circle necklace, and i wear necklaces the most of all my jewelry pieces! what lovely work she does!

Lyndsay @ LouLouBell said...

i'm a blog follower!

lillyella said...

PLEASE REMEMBER to leave your FIRST NAME -AND- ETSY NAME OR EMAIL with every entry - thanks and good luck!

Carrie said...

I love the braided hoop earrings.

My favourite jewelry is sterling silver, and I have a fondness for rings -- rings on fingers, but also rings used in design, like eternity pendants, for example.

Beautiful stuff!

Carrie
kiwisaskatoon @ etsy

Carrie said...
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Carrie said...

I am also a blog follower

Carrie
kiwisaskatoon @ etsy

Linda said...

I love her work! The Small Hammered Circle Earrings With Teardrop Blue Bead are my favorite.
I usually wear rings and earrings the most.
I'm looking forward to the deep, warm, regal colors and textures that are this fall's trends.
Thanks for the great Spotlight!

Linda
linda.wagner at thesilveracorn dot com
TheSilverAcorn.etsy.com
Follow your blog

Aarika said...

I love the Fat Figure Eight earrings. They are simply chic!!!! When it comes to jewelry, I try to keep it to a minimum, but I have to have a pair of big earrings.

Aarika
Etsy Username: sacredname
LillyElla Follower

anat said...

i really like the "large silver circle on gun metal chain"

I mostly wear earrings or necklaces (almost never bracelets).

etsy username: anatk73

denise said...
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denise said...

I love the pressed leather pendant. Gorgeous colors. I usually wear minimal jewelry, or when I do wear jewelry, it's usually not sophisticated. I opt for more laid-back jewelry. For fall, I'm looking for some great new earrings with motifs inspired by nature, like leaf or floral earrings.
denise
qwaszx024 at gmail dot com

I subscribe

Modern Lunacy said...

My favorite item is the Big Hammered Circle Earrings With Labordite and Glass Teardrops.

I really like all her designs, though, because I favor jewelry that is simple and earthy. I find those to be the most sophisticated and dramatic.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Sara
modernlunacy at gmail dot com

P.S. - I follow the fab Lillyella blog!

woolies said...

I love the fat figure eight earrings.
Have to admit, I don't watch trends, and I wear all kinds of jewelry! Although I do have a weakness for pearls....

JennTRC said...

I love the Fat Figure 8 Earrings With Faceted Yellow Jade :)

I wear earrings more then anything else, either studs or hoops usually.

Jenn
Jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

JennTRC said...

I subscribe to your blog!

Jenn
jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I was immediately drawn to the Braided Classic Hoops. I like how lovely and simple they are. I definitely wear earrings more than any other type of jewelry.

Jennifer said...

Oh, and I subscribe to your blog feed. :)

dev said...

Wow. Love her "Medium Hammered Circle Earrings Faceted Quartz and Glass Drop" & "Blue Glass Bracelet"!! I wear a lot of earrings. They are the easiest thing to change about an outfit without a lot of effort. Thanks!

Devan
*I tweeted this & I follow your blog!
*etsy: dgrayson
*devangrayson(at)gmail(dot)com

Emma said...

My favorite item from Betsy's shop is the Green Stone Pendant necklace. The type of jewelry I wear the most is earrings and bracelets, so I'd like to add a few more necklaces to my collection this fall! I like simple, eye-catching pieces, so this pendant necklace is perfect for me!

Emma
oceangirl621@gmail.com

Emma said...

I follow and subscribe to your blog.

Emma
oceangirl621@gmail.com

Emma said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/oceangirl621/statuses/3677524826

Emma
oceangirl621@gmail.com

Rachael said...

I love those leather wrap bracelets in gold and silver. I really like the rawness to her jewelry. I like polished edges but having both in a design makes it unique and looks like someone created this item.

Great work!

XO
Rachael
(aka Roscata, roscata.etsy.com)

Rachael said...

I follow your blog (I'm rachaelposton)

XO
Rachael
(aka Roscata, roscata.etsy.com)

Rachael said...

Meant to add this to my last comment.. oops!

I'll tweet (I'm roscatastuff)

Catherine Knutsson said...

I follow your blog via my Google reader (bachsoprano AT gmail DOT com).

I love wearing necklaces, and wow, Betsy makes some beautiful ones!

My favorite is the circle and aventurine pendant - just stunning!

GypsyNurse said...

Love it all.. I followed you as tattered Rebel.. I am now GypsyNurse1... I love the budda necklace.. But the layered necklace with the blue topaz.. is to die for>... but I could never say.."please let me win one of your most expense items! I also went onto your etsy! Yeh for your wedding! You must post a million and one pics... so we can all be green with envy.... and see the sheer beauty of it all!
Thanks!

gypsynurse1 at blogspot
tatteredrebel in etsy

GypsyNurse said...

ps.. i tweet with you too!

Sydney said...

I love the Large Silver Circle on Gunmetal Chain necklace. It's so simple yet beautiful.

I have a necklace on 99% of the time, so I definitely gravetate towards those. I love simple pieces that have a uniqueness to them.

Sydney S
sszumski @ Etsy

Lucid Moon Studio said...

My favorite earrings are the braided and twisted sterling earrings. What a cool technique! I probably wear necklaces the most with earrings a close second. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Ashley said...

I follow you on Twitter. I love Betsy's Simple Circles. Even though the design is "simple", it's the attention to detail and craftsmanship that make these earrings stand out :)

Jennifer L said...

I love the fat figure 8. I love earrings. Any of the modern looking ones.

Nina said...

I love the Medium Hammered Circle Earrings Faceted Quartz and Glass Drop. I wear mostly earrings as I have more of them and I find them more convenient.

I follow your blog.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/nina0205/statuses/3693404941

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Emma said...

Daily entry!

Emma
oceangirl621@gmail.com

mjb said...

I like the wrapped leather bracelets and the earrings with amber teardrops. I wear simple silver jewelry most of the time, but I'm trying to wear my statement pieces more often too.

John said...

JLB said..
I like all her stuff, but I have to admit. I like (love) her better!
Maybe thats because I'm her proud
father.

Joanne J said...

I love the Fat Figure 8 Earrings With Faceted Teardrop Labordite! It's elegant and simple. I like to wear simple and not too over fanciful jewelry.

joanne.j@hotmail.com

Joanne J said...

Joanne J: I follow your blog.

joanne.j@hotmail.com

Elizabeth said...

I love the oval drop earrings...and the blue glass bracelet.

Right now I wear not a lot of jewelry (I have a newer baby), but what I do wear is smooth and not easily broken! I've always tended to wear "fancy" jewelry for the everyday - this is beautiful jewelry I would wear to the shopping market as well as to any date I happened to get with my husband.

mrs.elbw@gmail.com

Sydney said...

Her Oval Link Necklace With Lemon Turquoise is really pretty.

Sydney S
sszumski @ Etsy

Sydney said...

Oh....I don't think I mentioned it in my other posts, I follow your blog :)

Sydney S.
sszumski @ Etsy

Audrey said...

This is my favorite from her shop:
Pressed Leather Pendant

I usually only wear earrings, and they have to be 14K, which is quite annoying. There are so many beautiful silver items on Etsy and especially in this shop!!

For fall I'm looking for orange, red or Halloween earrings.

Audrey
audreyscountrycrafts at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My fave piece from the shop is the METALLIC SILVER LEATHER WRAP BRACELET!!! This year I'm really into hand-stamped jewelery. I love the raw, organic look of these pieces!!! For the Fall, I'm interested in earrings made of amber. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Aik said...

I usually wear simple, sweet jewelry. I love the Big Hammered Circle Earrings With Cluster of Amethyst Drops from her shop.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/3713474230

aikychien at yahoo dot com

erininkent said...

I love Green Stone Pendant.
erin_melissa at juno dot com

Dina (XYYan) said...

My fave is Twisted Circle Pendant, i wear necklace most.

I follow this blog

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/DinaEstyXu/status/3713858883

Dina
d_esty88(at)yahoo(dot)com

Caroline said...

My favorite piece is the Three Circle Drop Earrings With Round Blue Topaz. I tend to where earrings most of the time.

caroline
design4less at yahoo dot com

Shauna said...

I am so in love with the Small Hammered Circle Earrings With Teardrop Blue Bead, but really everything in the shop is beautiful. I tend to wear very simple jewelry, love circles, and bold necklaces, sometimes. Her jewelry is timeless.

Shauna Rogers
etsy shop: lemondropstudio

daer0n said...
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daer0n said...

~I like the Multi-Strand Necklace With Turquoise Teardrop :)


~I subscribe to your blog.

~I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/daer0n/status/3716537406

~I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/09/betsy-ryland-etsy-giveaway.html



http://kontactr.com/user/daer0n

Mia said...

love her earrings!! Medium Hammered Circle Earrings With Labordite and Glass Teardrops -exactly my style:) simple yet elegant:) all the best! Mia

Mia said...

oh and I follow your blog too!!

Y said...

I like the Fat Figure 8 Earrings With Faceted Yellow Jade. I generally wear simple silver pieces, and especially like rings.

Vanessa said...

I'm in love with the Medium Hammered Circle Earrings Faceted Quartz and Glass Drop...gorgeous colors!! I wear different types of jewelry...right now I'm loving silver and antiqued brass jewelry. I also love things that sparkle! Gorgeous shop!

Vanessa said...

I follow :)

jessijewels said...

i love your shop!!! great work.
my favorite is the Fat Figure 8 Earrings with Labordite. i loooovvve that stone!

i always wear sterling silver- i'm not a fan of gold but will sometimes (but rarely)where brass or copper colored jewelry.

for fall, i love the colors of fall- orange, yellows, reds and browns, especially in jewelry.

thanks,
jessi from jessijewels.etsy.com

Luv2Have said...

-I love the Circle and Oval Drop Earrings because they are so clean and simple.

-I mostly wear earrings, and on occasion a braclet.

-I am also following your blog!

Thanks so much!
Leah from www.luv2have.etsy.com

Kim - GlitzyEvents.com said...

I really like the 3 circle drop earrings, and I wear earrings daily.
Kim - glitzyevents.etsy.com

Emma said...

Daily entry!

oceangirl621@gmail.com

Rachelle Sharp said...

I really, really like the "Big Hammered Circle Earrings With Cluster of Amethyst Drops."

I wear rings daily and necklaces and earrings frequently too. I'm a big jewelry girl. ;-)

Great shop!

Rachelle_Sharp@yahoo.com
etsy id: ShelleAnne

Mujercita said...

My favorite earrings from the shop are the Small Hammered Circle Earrings With Teardrop Blue Bead. They're beautiful!

I generally wear fairly simple
pendants and earrings.

Damaris said...

Hey!
I like the Long earrings With Two Rectangle Yellow Jade Stones the best.

The jewlery i use the most is earings, medium to mig size

Abigail said...

I like the Medium Hammered Circle Earrings With Faceted Yellow Jasper Teardrop. I tend to wear jewelry that's colorful and funky, so I love this!

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Kara said...

I really like the Medium Hammered Circle Earrings Faceted Quartz and Glass Drop

I usually wear a pair of earrings to match each daily outfit!

Kara said...

i follow your blog!

Amber said...

I wear hoop earrings a lot so naturally I love Betsy's Big Hammered Circle Earrings with Cluster of Amythest Drops!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

karaannisjewelry said...

Great artist!

My favorite thing from Betsy's shop are the Silver Circle Earrings With Teardrop Labordite!

I follow this blog!

Kara A.
www.KaraAnnisJewelry.etsy.com

Allison said...

I wear earrings all the time -- usually silver and dangly with some kind of stone. So it's not suprising that my favorite item is the Medium Hammered Circle Earrings With Labordite and Glass Teardrops.

This fall I'm looking into buying some beaded necklaces that aren't to big or chunky.

Etsy username: Solunastra

TigerLily said...

My favorite item in the store is the Chunky Gunmetal Chain With Amazonite Pendant, that's just gorgeous!
Right now I wear necklaces more often then bangles and earrings.


yuri.kristi@gmail.com

lin3arossa said...

I love the Medium Hammered Circle Earrings Faceted Quartz and Glass Drop! I wear earrings and rings the most, with the occasional necklace and the more selbom bracelet.
Ghainsom
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

lin3arossa said...

Just put a link back to this post on my blog
Ghainsom
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

fındıkfaresi said...

my fave from the shop is Medium Twisted Circle Dangle Earrings!

I use usually long chain necklaces in gold or silver, according to my dressing style on the day.

findikim@gmail.com

fındıkfaresi said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

findikim@gmail.com

ArtsyAndi said...

I'm actually loving the Medium Hammered Circle Earrings Faceted Quartz and Glass Drop shown in the post. I just adore that touch of blue... so sweet.

Right now I am wearing a lot of chunky bangle bracelets. I have a 6 month old son who loves to grab shiny things and the bracelets are good to entertain him without being a safety hazard to mommy!

ArtsyAndi@gmail.com
Andi

Soy Pea said...

I really like the pressed leather pendant. I've been eyeing the earthy boho jewelry trends this season. Especially things that incorporate leather, stones, and feathers.

soypea@gmail.com

Soy Pea said...

I'm subscribed

soypea@gmail.com

Soy Pea said...

I'm a follower too.

soypea@gmail.com

Soy Pea said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/soypea/status/3741286120

soypea@gmail.com

Mer said...

Chunk of Turquoise is my favorite! I follow you on twitter (@MeredithRae) and i follow the blog. I don't wear earrings, so I am on the look out 4 fun necklaces and bracelets this fall. Thanks for the opportunity!

Soy Pea said...

I blogged:

http://soypea.blogspot.com/2009/08/im-backmore-giveaways.html

soypea@gmail.com

Mandy said...

I think that my favorite is the blue glass bracelet. Something about it just pops. As for my favorite type of jewelry, that's incredibly hard. I've been tied between earrings and necklaces. I think going into the fall, I'm going to be looking for some great earrings in beautiful fall colors, like red, orange, and yellow.

P.S. I absolutely love your shop!

Amanda
mandyjeanne
ad84944@students.salisbury.edu

janil said...

I love Medium Hammered Circle Earrings With Labordite and Glass Teardrops and my favourite jewellry..I love all!!!! But always handmade!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Emma said...

Daily entry!

Emma
oceangirl621@gmail.com

free indeed said...

I love Medium Hammered Circle Earrings With Labordite and Glass Teardrops. I am never without my rings and rarely without earrings. I love pendants but only wear them for dress up times.
Shelley
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Shrimp Salad Circus said...
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Shrimp Salad Circus said...

My favorite item is definitely the Chain of Circles with Jade Tooth {so edgy and unique!}, but since it was featured, I also really love the Lucky Me earrings!

As for my favorite jewelry fix right now - I'm really into layering vintage chain and pendants, especially tiny enameled charm pendants with big, fat chains!

That was a really enjoyable interview to read - thanks!!!

- Lindsay
shrimpsaladcircus at gmail dot com

Shrimp Salad Circus said...
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Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I'm clearly having trouble following directions today, but anyhow, I follow your blog!

- Lindsay
shrimpsaladcircus at gmail dot com

bison61 said...

I like the Yellow Jade Pendant with Blue Glass. I wear jewelry that is usually bold and colorful

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Salad for Breakfast said...

i am mostly a bracelet and necklace person so i wear those most of the time. from her shop, i love the Long Chain With Jade Tooth!

saladforbreakfast AT gmail DOT com

lin3arossa said...

My entry of the day
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

jenn said...

My favorite item is Big Hammered Circle Earrings With Cluster of Amethyst Drops. I usually wear Edwardian-inspired rings and large metal earrings.

Emma said...

Daily entry!

Emma
oceangirl621@gmail.com

Kristin said...

I love Betsy's blue glass bracelet. Reminds me of the ocean! I always wear earrings, followed by bracelets, and necklaces last.

Great interview!

Thanks,
Kristin
sundstromk@saic.com

Kristin said...

Forgot to mention that I follow Lillyella's blog.

Thanks,
Kristin
sundstromk@saic.com

Ginny said...

I tend to wear necklaces the most. I want to get some bracelets though, so I'm really drawn to Metallic Gold Leather Wrap Bracelet. I don't really do much different in the fall. If anything, in the summer sometimes I wear brighter color jewelry & the normal stuff the rest of the year.

My etsy name is momof2dancers or momof2ballerinas I can't remember

roxxyroller said...

Twisted Circle Pendant is my favorite piece! Absolutely stunning!!

roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I like all of Betsy's stuff and I really like the Green Stone Pendant. I wear a lot of different earrings. I love dangly and hoop earrings. Thanks for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I follow your blog.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I tweeted your giveaway:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/3774229119

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Joanne J said...

Fat Figure Eight Earrings caught my attention! They are gorgeous :)

Joanne J
joanne.j@hotmail.com

erinchris07 said...

Actually I haven't met a kind of jewelry I didn't like but I think my favorite things to wear are bracelets. I love the Metallic Silver Leather Bracelet, love it.

erinchris07@gmail.com

lin3arossa said...

daily entry!
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

Rachael said...

Here's my other daily entry. :)

XO
Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
www.roscata.com

Rachael said...

I love that oval links necklace...

Blogged!!!

http://roscata.com/blog/?p=602

XO
Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
www.roscata.com

Emma said...

Daily entry!

Emma
oceangirl621@gmail.com

Emily said...

Daily comment!

Emily
emily.a.weiner@gmail.com

Michelle said...

My favorites are the Triple Circle Earrings! I always wear my wedding rings and usually earrings and bracelets, too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Badger Momma said...
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Badger Momma said...

My favorite piece from Betsy Ryland's shop is the Yellow Jade Pendant with Blue Glass Rectangle Beads. It's beautiful!

I wear all sorts of jewelry. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and anklets.

I don't follow trends particularly well. I wear what I like.

Jenine - www.feralmoon.etsy.com
badgermomma (at) gmail (dot) com

Badger Momma said...

I follow your blog.

I subscribe to your blog.

I've twittered.
http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/3790017416

I've blogged.
http://badgermomma.blogspot.com/2009/09/betsy-ryland-earrings-giveaway-ends-96.html

Jenine - www.feralmoon.etsy.com
badgermomma (at) gmail (dot) com

andrea v said...

i like so many pieces, this is one of my favorites Teardrop Shaped Twisted Dangle Earrings with Faceted Quartz Drop. I wear lots of silver, love silver jewelry.

Anonymous said...

Everything is really pretty :D My favorite item is the Long Earrings With Diamond Shaped Black Glass Beads. They are so pretty, I absolutely love the design! I mostly wear earrings because they don't get in the way and i just love how they make a casual look stand out.

randomness.blue@gmail.com
-Dana

lin3arossa said...

daily entry!
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

The Giveaway Diva said...

love Braided Classic Hoops!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

Huguette E. said...
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Huguette E. said...

Wow, I liked so many things, 'one' of my favorites was the Braided Classic Hoops.

I wear mostly silver jewelry, earrings the most and rings the second. I only wear necklaces when I go out.

Huguette
henglish(at)nb(dot)sympatico(dot)ca
etsy: huguettee

Ľubaša said...

I like Green Stone Pendant from the etsy shop. I usually wear rings and earings. This fall i want my jewelry fit to colors of my outfit. Lubaska
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I follow blog.
Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Huguette E. said...

I'm a new email subscriber

janetfaye said...
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janetfaye said...

I like Silver Circle Earrings With Teardrop Labordite.

I wear mostly gemstone earrings and bracelets.

Janet

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Gaetan Karr said...

I have known Betsy for many years - I bought her jewelry for my shop in St. Thomas. Through Etsy we have once again connected. I have started working in metal & know I will look to her for advice. I started my Etsy shop around the same time & have been active since June,
Gaeyan
gbkarr.etsy.com

MauiDiveGirl said...

Beautiful jewelry.I love the Small Hammered Circle Earrings With Teardrop Blue Bead. I'm addicted to earrings. I never leave the house without wearing some. Even when i scuba dive.
Lisa
llappeonmaui@yahoo.com
mauidivegirl.etsy.com

Badger Momma said...

RT 9/6 for another entry.

http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/3811820830

Amanda said...

I love your work! My favorite is probably the twisted loop pendant and earrings. Beautiful!

amanda_indra at hotmail dot com