Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Spotlight: Bella-Bijou Jewellery



Since I am a jewelry artist myself, I especially admire other jewelry artists who possess skills I strive for and a style I personally love. It would be hard for anyone to fit those categories more than Jaime of Bella-Bijou Jewellery.

Read on to learn about how she got started, where her shop name came from and just how she feels about spiders. You can also enter to win one of her gorgeous necklaces!


Tell us a bit about you and what you create
Well, my name is Jaime – and everyone always spells it wrong. Random Fact.

I grew up wanting to be an artist, and dabbled in every crafty DIY project I could get my hands on. I stumbled into jewellery completely by fluke one day though - went for a walk in a neighborhood I had just moved to, and found a little gem shop just down the road. From there on I was hooked, and my love went from simple beaded creations to full blown metalwork, by the power of self teaching. These days I like to use my smithing skills to make large artsy pieces that tell a story. Often they are inspired by childhood memories, the beautiful great outdoors, or poems I write.

Where are you from originally and where do you currently call home?
I am from North Vancouver, BC, Canada and still call it my home! I love this gorgeous, clean city. I live right at the base of a mountain, with the ocean 10 minutes down the road, and the city 20 minutes down the road.



How long have you been selling on Etsy?
I am an oldtimer! I started my first etsy shop back in Oct 2005, just months after Etsy was born.

Do you sell on Etsy full time or do you have a day job?
When I started on etsy I worked full time, and it was a way to make a little spending cash. Over the years my hours have gradually decreased at the "day job" and Etsy has kind of taken over. I dream of the day when I can call it my one and only full time job!

What, if any, formal training have you had in the arts?
How about none? I guess that isn't entirely true - I did take a workshop on soldering years ago when I was transitioning into metalsmithing. I can honestly say though, other than that I am completely self taught, and pretty darn proud of it!



What made you decide to open up shop on Etsy?
At the time I needed something in my life that was all mine. My little corner of the world where I could make things and find homes for them. I had just been selling my stuff to coworkers, friends and family ( thanks Mom!) and I was just at the right point in my life to take a leap of faith in myself, hoping others would think the stuff I made was pretty too.

How did you come up with your shop name?
To be honest, one day it just rolled off my tongue! Bella means beautiful, and Bijou is French for "tiny jewel or delicate thing" - It just kind of worked!

Tell us about your decision to split your work into two separate shops
For years I kept all my designs in one shop, regardless of their design concept, inspiration or style, but as my taste for one of a kind work really grew, I knew that my tried and true made to order pieces needed to be together in their own environment. I wanted two distinct styles, and for each shop to have it's own cohesiveness.



Do you find it challenging or beneficial to have two shops?
I pondered and mulled over the idea for months before going for it, wondering if it would be a ton more work, but honestly, it isn't. I enjoy having a clear cohesive feeling in each shop, and would suggest it to anyone who feels that they just can't be pigeon holed into one clear style.

What inspires you?
My surroundings most definitely, I live in a truly beautiful corner of the world full of lush evergreens, mountains and oceans - that is where the nature infusion comes into play. I am also inspired by vintage aesthetic, I love the look of jewellery that tells a story; a piece that looks like it was someone's grandmothers.



What do you like least about your craft?
Probably the whole "she copied me, he copied her, they copied us, somebody copied somebody" schtick. I focus on my work, and making each and every piece special, and try not to pay attention to the other side of things.

Do you have any advice for other sellers or those thinking about pursuing their craft?
I was say the biggest thing is to be persistent! It is HARD work running your own business, the hours never end, and the pay sometimes stinks, but the love for your craft should outweigh all of that. That is the most important thing - love what you do and treat it that way. Have faith in yourself, and what you are capable of.



Five Etsy shops you love
Just 5!?
cgwhitfield is one heck of a nice guy, and makes the most amazing timeless silver jewellery, I own one of his bracelets and it gorgeous.
UmberDoveStudios - Kelly's talent blows me away, I have a small collection of her painted sea stones on my mantel that put a smile on my face each time I see them.
CrashingBison - Vita is a true friend, and her beaded designs are fresh and full of great colour pairings, I am wearing a pair as I type this!
haveitconfections for their AMAZING Fleur de Sel Caramels (seriously, they don't last long around here)
novaofsweden - Tess is a friend of mine who makes gorgeous and fabulous jewellery as well. Her designs are whimsical and flirty and inspired by her home in Sweden.


Five things you love
Tucker, my family's Shorkie. He makes me smile on the dullest of days.
My supportive family who always remind me to keep my chin up and do what I do best.
The smell of the first rain after a long hot summer.
My mom's blackberry pie
The ocean - the smell of it, swimming it it, the sound of it. I don't know if I could ever move away from it.

Five things you don't
Peanut butter - I actually HATE this, with a passion only to be followed by:
Mayonnaise
SPIDERS *shudders*
Bullies
Closed minded people

What is your favorite leisure time activity?
What is leisure time? ;-p


Share some of your guilty pleasures
Watching Days of Our Lives religiously ( I have literally been watching this since the days of mom and I at home when I was a kid)
Jelly Donuts
Makeup/Hair products

Favorite junk food
I kind of like it all {too bad my waist doesn't!} but good ole chips with dill pickle dip is a favorite. I am a bit of a carb freak.

Share some of your favorite music
Classic rock - Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, CSNY, The Beatles, Queen, Neil Young, Heart, Simon and Garfunkle, etc

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
I'd love to say something like "the power to create world peace" but I think I'd love to be able to fly. To soar through the air with the wind on my face would be a pretty amazing feeling.



What would you like to learn?
I'd love to learn to work with leather, but I fear my honey might never forgive me if I take up any more space in our home with work!

What does the future hold for you and your shop?
I hope the future holds a great many things for me and my shop. I hope it can enable me to quit my "day job" and live the way I knew from the time I was a kid I wanted to : by being my own boss. I hope I can continue to develop a customer base all over the world, and make the people who wear my work feel special, knowing it carries my story behind it, which now becomes part of their story :-)

You can keep up with Jaime and her work by visiting her sparkly new website, bella-bijou.com! You also stop by her blog or follow her on twitter and facebook.


GIVEAWAY!
One lucky winner will receive Jaime's new Pebble Necklace shown above in their choice of Swiss Blue Topaz, Amethyst or Peridot.

HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:
Please leave a comment on this post with your favorite piece from either Bella Bijou's One of a Kind Collection or Catalog collection and also answer the following question: What don't you like to leave the house without?

You may 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 (one each) if you:
Follow or subscribe to this blog, my twitter or my facebook
Follow or subscribe to Jaime's blog, twitter or facebook
(You DO NOT need to leave separate comments for additional entries, just list which apply)

You have until Sunday, August 28 at 10 pm (est) to enter and I will announce the winner Monday afternoon. Thanks for visiting!

152 comments:

Carrie said...

What a beautiful shop! It's hard to pick just one item, but this ring from the One of A Kind Collection really caught my eye:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72623347/sterling-silver-and-larimar-ring-size-7

What don't I like to leave the house without? My smartphone and of course, my jewellery -- especially my rings.

I enjoyed reading about Jaime's shop very much!
Carrie
kiwisaskatoon on Etsy

I subscribe to the lillyella blog and follow you on Facebook; I also follow you both on Twitter.

jc said...

* This sterling silver and turquoise ring is my favorite, unique and so rare!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66849791/sterling-silver-and-turquoise-ring-size

Never leave home without my reading glasses, I'd be hopeless without them!

* I follow your blog with gfc.

Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

yumihamano@gmail.com

English Anderson said...

I'm absolutely in love with this necklace from her One of a Kind Collection.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74274720/sterling-silver-copper-and-turquoise

Simply gorgeous!

I subscribe to both blogs, and both twitters. I wish I had facebook to keep adding to my entries!!!

I never leave the house without my DSLR. I'm a habitual capturer of moments. :)

*English*
englishfreckles(at)gmail.com
www.befreckled.blogspot.com

Tamikko said...

I've been reading Jamie's blog for a couple of years now. I love her work. I've always loved her 'Story of a Lady' and she's used a Laguna agate many times and I could just lose myself starring into them. Beautiful!
What I don't like to leave the house without is breathmints and lipgloss. Must haves!
I have both blogs in my Google Reader and follow Jamie on Twitter and Facebook. :)
Tamikko Gordin
tamikko at hotmail dot com

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KristaR said...

It's difficult to pick a favorite ~ This is a lovely shop.

I am very much drawn to the simplicity of the silver Frame necklace.

I never leave the house without lipstick on. Never.

I subscribe to this blog.

Krista R
etsy: cuterpie

Lisa-Maladylis said...

My favorite is this one.. http://www.etsy.com/listing/66347063/turquoise-and-sterling-silver-ring-size It does look like a tide pool and so cool and refreshing. I follow the fb pages and twitter and blogs as well. I always have my lipstick when I leave my house. Don't leave home without it ! My shop is ShireJewelry and my email is maladylis at comcast dot net

btaylor said...

I love the Man in the Moon necklace! Your shop is super sweet...It was hard to choose just one, just so you know.
I subscribe to your blog.
btaylorquilts.etsy.com
brianataylor.net@gmail.com

Alicia said...

I follow your blog, Jamie's blog, and jamie's etsy site. I love the daisy earrings!

I never leave home without my lipgloss!

http://artfulexpression.blogspot.com/
etsy: printsbyalicia

April was in CT now CA said...

I really love the Floating Petals necklace, so pretty!!

I follow your blog.

I never leave home without watch.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Sterling Silver, Druzy and Jade necklace - Sunny Day is what I love in her shop. I can't leave without my cell phone :)

What a great giveaway! Btw, I also have a blog party called Market Your Biz and Giveaways. Please feel free to link up your biz and giveaways.

lin3arossa said...

I don't leave the house without earrings. No wonder I love the Copper and Sterling Silver Earrings -Tartan.
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

gustosa giveaways said...

i like the Sterling Necklace - Wishbone

i can't live without my purse

etsy name - gustosa

name- aileen

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Lynda said...

I never leave the house without first putting on a watch, secondly, I also never leave the house without earrings on. I really love the Daisies sterling silver earrings.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/54706542/sterling-silver-earrings-daisies

Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway.
Lynda

I am following you publicly via GFC as lyndaclark81 and I subscribe to your blog via Twitter @lyndacooks and also on Facebook as Lynda Clark

Following Jaime’s blog via Twitter @lyndacooks and on Facebook as Lynda Clark
lyndaclark81(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carrie said...

This makes me weak at the knees~ http://www.etsy.com/listing/39910612/sterling-silver-necklace-with-noreena

I never leave home without my eyedrops, after 2 failed ops, they are pretty messed up and the tears ducts are damaged.

I'm going to follow this blog - it's gorgeous and my name is Carrie/ Cherry Blossom Tattoo Photography/ carriegault at hotmail.com

Going to have to follow Jaime's blog too but now I shall be constantly drooling - not a good look ;p

Love from Ireland x

Vicki S said...

--I love the Copper and Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings - Queen of the Nile Hoops from the catalog collection. I don't leave the house without sunglasses!

--I also "like" Lillyella on FB, my FB name is Vicki Sh.

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Marta said...

My favourite item is the Brass Geometric Necklace – Chevron. I always try to remember to carry some snack for my son. Thank you! Marta martaplayita at gmail dot com http://englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

Marta said...

I’m an email subscriber of your blog and an email subscriber of Bella Bijou Jewelry’s blog. Thank you! Marta martaplayita at gmail dot com http://englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

Poppy said...

Beautiful jewelry!!!
I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/57180892/sterling-silver-ring-with-chalcedony-and

I never leave the house without a ring my friend gave me:)

I follow both blogs!
and you both on twitter too @2lovemarie:)

Maria

landofpoppies at gmail com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Oh my...I can't believe she doesn't like peanut butter or mayo!!! :)

I never can leave home without my purse. I whole-heartily realize that one day, I am going to be one of those older ladies who carries her purse with her everywhere she goes...even though nothing is in it! ;)

From her shop, I really like the Sterling Necklace - Leaflet!

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I am now following you both on Twitter! KatyLMA

I also like you both on facebook! Katy A.

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Aglolga said...

Hello! I am Olga:)
I like Sterling Silver necklace with 14k Gold and Labradorite - Starry Starry Night very much. It's so mysterious and unique;).
I can't leave my house without my bag. I have everything inside this bag like phone, wallet, keys...
Thank you so much for doing this giveaway!
I'm leaving and I'll be back 31st of August. I hope it's ok:).
olsza_@poczta.onet(dot)pl

Lilly said...

I love the Abalone and Sterling Ring - Firefly. It's so beautiful!
And I can't leave my house without lipgloss.
Thanks a lot for the chance.

- I follow Lillyella on FB (Lilly Papers)


Eliane
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

imasupergirl said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66347063/turquoise-and-sterling-silver-ring-size I guess that it's my favorite item :)
Your GFC follower: Alexandra Andrei
Jaime's GFC follower
E-mail: alex_sup3rgirl at yahoo dot com

Glo said...

I can't leave the house without mi bag (with everything I have in it!!) :)

I like:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74276784/sterling-silver-earrings-with-lapis

Glo

contest82[@]gmail[.]com

Dovile said...
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Amber said...

I do not like to leave the house without my phone! I really love the Sterling Silver and Chalcedony Druzy necklace - Carry the Sky!

I follow your blog with google friend connect

I follow @lillyella on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo

I like Lillyella on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore

I follow Jaime's Bella Bijou blog with google friend connect as Amber!

Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Dovile said...

I like the Sterling Bangle Bracelet - Take Flight from the catalog collection.

I don't like to leave my house without my money purse, because I can always find something lovely to buy.

Thanks for the chance!

Name: Dovile
etsy name: dova113

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

elle said...

i love love love the "Sterling Silver and Cherry Creek Jasper necklace - Autumn Efflation" and i seriously cannot even consider going out without earrings, i feel naked if i'm not wearing any!!! gorgeous giveaway!!! andnowitslight at gmail dot com

Hilary said...

I really like this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/70502361/sterling-silver-amethyst-chalcedony-and


And I don't like to leave my house without my cell phone

*I like you on FB

*I like Bella-Bijou Jewellery on FB

Hilary
Etsy: Enchancea

taleswillow(AT)gmail.com

Nicole said...

I love the Mother of Pearl Ring in Sterling Silver and I don't like to leave home without some hand sanitizer tucked inside my purse.

I follow your blog, follow you on Twitter @maybaby522, and follow you on FB- Nicole Krebs Balogh.

I follow Jaime's blog.

Nicole
Etsy name: maybaby522
nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I love the Sterling Silver and Pilot Mountain Turquoise necklace - Tapestry.

I never leave the house without my cell phone. You never know when you'll have an emergency.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow your blog, like you on FB, and follow you on Twitter.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

Jus and Kat said...

LOVE the Brass Geometric Necklace - Chevron.

I can't leave the house with my sunglasses.

according2princess AT yahoo DOT com

xlacrimax said...

My fave item is Turquoise, Sterling Silver and 14k Gold ring Size 5 - Ink Blot.
I hate to leave my house without my earrings.
Vilija,
xlacrimax[at]gmail.com

LauraH said...

What gorgeous jewelry! My favorites were the Mother of Pearl necklace and the abalone earrings. It was hard to choose, but they were all beautiful! I enjoyed the interview very much!

I don't like to leave the house without making up my bed. I know that's crazy, but it just bugs me to not have it done.

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Also, I follow you!

Mer said...

LOVE: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74817315/mookaite-ring-in-sterling-silver-size
thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

Mer said...

I follow your blog! thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

Mer said...

twitter follower! @MeredithRae
thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

Laura said...
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Laura said...

I love the Mother of Pearl Necklace in Sterling Silver - Angel Wing from Catalog Collection. I can't leave the house without mascara on! My etsy name is PunkFunky.

Laura said...

I follow your blog on GFC. My etsy name is PunkFunky.

Laura said...

I follow you on Twitter. My etsy name is PunkFunky.

Laura said...

I like you on facebook. My etsy name is PunkFunky.

Camille said...

My fave is her Sterling Silver and Turquoise necklace - The Smell of Spring! I try not to leave the house without my cell phone :)
cam22190 at gmail

Laura said...

I follow Jaime on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog. My etsy name is PunkFunky.

Camille said...

I follow your blog on GFC :)
cam22190 at gmail

Andromache said...

I love the linen hoops and the poppy copper earrings (which I'm wearing now!)
I hate leaving the house without...a hair clip/elastic. I always get fed up with my hair down!
Thanks for featuring such a great Canadian artist :)
etsy: DominiqueD
drdgy(at)mta(dot)ca

Ps: I follow your blog, twitter feed, and facebook page

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Katie said...

I never leave the house without a brush. I have bangs so I always like to keep those little stinkers in check! :)

I am loving this necklace from her one of a kind collection - http://www.etsy.com/listing/78739779/sterling-silver-necklace-with-lapis It is a perfect statement piece!

I follow your blog via gfc - ktkatherine

I follow Jaime's blog via gfc - ktkatherine

- Katie
fashionfrugality at gmail.com
fashionfrugality at gmail.com

Asil Designs said...

Totally unfair question....cause Jaimes work is all soooo beautiful it's hard to pick just one...I love her stem earrings they are unique and everyday all at the same time...but really I love all her designs!

I follow her blog and facebook and I follow your blog and facebook...i love reading both

Right now I don't like to leave home without a kleenex box...due to awful allergies...but on a regular day my sunglasses!

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! I look forward to seeing who the luccky winner is!
Lisa asil_designsatshawdotca

Jules said...

I love her Prehnite ring in sterling silver!'
I NEVER leave the house without my cellphone!


julie dot luhtala at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I also like the Sterling Silver & Hickoryite Earrings. I never leave the house without my coffee mug!

Micki
Zoe0825@verizon.net

M.j. said...

Love your Sterling Silver ring with Chrysoprase Size 6.5 - Garden of Secret Thoughts....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

One thing I don't leave the house without: my eyebrows being done and some lipstick...lol

Kimberly said...

My favorite item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/58264460/white-topaz-and-sterling-ring-desert
I love this ring!
I never leave my house without my wedding ring, I feel naked without it!
my Etsy name is Halochanel
Following you both on Twitter @WrightWin
halochanel at gmail dot com

Brienne said...

My favourite piece is her 'Story of a Lady' brooch. My mother in law bought me the first one that Jaime sold, last year, and I LOVE it!

I never leave the house without my cell phone, I hate to say it, but I am absolutely addicted to my iPhone!

Following both on twitter: brieleigh84
Following both on facebook: brienne.burnside (at) gmail (dot) com
subscribed to both blogs: brienne.burnside (at) gmail (dot) com

madlen said...

I like the Sterling Silver and Cherry Creek Jasper necklace - Autumn Efflation From the one of a kind collection. The color is beautiful.
What I don't leave the house without? - My Cell Phone. It's a necessity.
madlen.vasileva (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ciara said...

Without a doubt, I DEFINITELY love the aquamarine/silver water lily ring. So beautiful...And as for what I can't leave the house without, that's easy, my ipod. I love taking pictures of cool stuff I see! ^-^

Melody said...

I like Sterling Silver Earrings-Gardenia.

I don't like leaving the house without lip balm and hand cream.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love Jaime's Mother of Peal ring. So beautiful! I recently became a new mom, so now the only thing never leave home without is a well stocked diaper bag. Exciting, I know.

niki
thefaintingbee@hotmail.com

DESPINA said...

My favourite was the Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Tourmalinated Quartz ring size 8 - Floating on a Cloud (my size, too!!) :))
I don't like to leave the house without my keys -but unfortunately sometimes I do!! :))

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

DESPINA said...

I also like you on Facebook, as Despina Vnt
My best -great giveawayu and great jewels!!

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

gustosa giveaways said...

i like the Sterling Silver Stem Earrings - Budding Stems
etsy name - gustosa

name- aileen

gfc - gustosa giveaways

email- gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

T @ The Happy Clipper said...
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T @ The Happy Clipper said...

Love this!
Saucer Full of Secrets Necklace Sterling Silver Locket with Turquoise

I hate leaving the house without my chapstick!
Tara
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

like your blog on facebook
Tara
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

follow Jaime's blog on facebook
Tara
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

Celeste said...

I love the Brass Geometric Necklace + I can't leave the house without my cell phone. I'm sure I'm not alone -- I feel panicked if I forget it! ha!

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

I follow your blog :)

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Following you on twitter, following Jaime on twitter + following Jaime's blog :)

celeste@mail4me.com

Linda Kish said...

My favorite is the Sterling Silver and Ribbon Turquoise necklace - Lucky Bamboo

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Melody said...

My second day entry.

I like Sterling Silver Earrings-Daises

I can't leave without lip balm and hand cream.

GFC Follower.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Mariana said...

its hard to pick just one....but I like the Sterling Silver necklace with Lapis Lazuli - Bluebell:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78739779/sterling-silver-necklace-with-lapis

I don't like to leave the house without makeup :D

Name: Mariana
E-mail: mariana_diaz86@hotmail.com

I'm a Jaime follower bbecause I see a ring on Etsy and I enter her shop and I love it....so her blog is one of my favourites on my internet browser....
SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH....IM FROM URUGUAY I SPEAK SPANISH....LOL

XOXO,
MARIANA

PaulineMilner said...

My favourite item from her One of a Kind Collection is the Sterling Silver and Aqua Nueva Agate Necklace - Flourish.

I do not leave the house without a pair of finger nail clippers in my purse. A broken nail will drive me nuts!

Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline


Esty ID: pmilner

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

I am following your blog publically with Google Friend Connect. GFC ID: dod

I am following you on Twitter. Twitter ID: @bullittmilner

I am a fan of yours on Facebook. Facebook ID: Pauline Milner Pike

I am following Jaime's blog with Google Friend Connect. GFC ID: dod


I am following Jaime on Twitter. Twitter ID: @bullittmilner

I am a fan of Jaime's on Facebook. Facebook ID: Pauline Milner Pike

dod@rogers.com

The Disney Chick said...

I love the saucer full of secrets necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/42193611/saucer-full-of-secrets-necklace-sterling

I can't leave the house without chapstick!

I follow this blog through GFC.

etsy ID: mandius116

name: Amanda

email: bonjournh@hotmail.com

Laura said...

I like the Sterling silver earrings with mother of pearl - Panning for Gold. I can't leave the house without my keys.
-Laura, and my Etsy name is PunkFunky

jakiesmom said...

i love
http://www.etsy.com/listing/51566601/sterling-silver-ring-with-variscite-and
beautiful jewelry

i can't leave the house without my son..true
nannypanpan at gmail.com

RaettigFamily said...

I hate to leave the house without my cell phone!

My favorite item is the Mother of Pearl Necklace in Sterling Silver - Angel Wing

pantooka said...

I own and love your leaflet necklace. Your lotus hoops are next on my wish list.

I don't like to leave the house without earrings on.

My name is Kathryn, my etsy name is pantooka and my email is pantooka@msn.com

Thanks for a chance at a giveaway.

Lubna said...

Amazing variety. Each piece is so beautiful. My favourite is the brooch - Fox on the Run and the poem that went with it.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/61311331/sterling-silver-and-lapis-lazuli-brooch
While carrying my housekeys with me is a must, I don't like to leave the house without my blackberry - it also has a easy to use camera (So it is work on the move plus fun on the move!)
Thanks for hosting this giveaway
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soapboxsermons said...

I love the mookite ring!

And I hate to leave the house with out a book. If I'm leaving with a bag that weighs less than 15lbs I'm probably forgetting something haha.

Meredith
languagelady at gmail dot com
soapboxstuff

reconstructing sarah said...

i love my story of a lady brooch! so lovely :)

i don't leave home without my phone. hardly ever. but that's probably a predictable answer...so i'll say jewelry. it's true. i always am wearing something. always. :)

-sarah beth
reconstructingsarah.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

I love the XO stud earrings, and I never leave the house without my wedding ring.

Dee
dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

Samantha said...

I love the Mookaite Ring-Rosy Disposition. This one caught my ear in the shop and the blog post!

I simply cannot leave the house without my cell phone.

Samantha
samanthasledge@rocketmail.com

Elizabeth Glass-Turner said...

Love the Mookaite ring! And can't leave the house without...cell phone!

elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

The Schoonvelds said...

I love the waterlily ring and the copper boho hoops! I cannot leave the house without earrings. It makes me feel naked, seriously I have made my husband turn around and take us home for earrings.

Jamie

jamieschoonveld at yahoo dot com

The Schoonvelds said...

I forgot, like you both on FB! :)

Jamie
jamieschoonveld at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

Love everything in both shops, but this is my favorite at the moment...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78740316/prehnite-ring-in-sterling-silver-size-65
Just wish it was my size!

I never leave the house without my wedding set, my toe rings, and my lucky grounding apache tears stone. All are so very special to me in one way or another :-)

Susan
susanlee17 on etsy
susanlee17 (at) cox (dot) net
I follow Jaime on Facebook.

Contemporary Jewellery said...

I like your post. There is some new jewellery. I don't use before this kind of jewellery. I like to buy.

Itin said...

Fave piece: http://www.etsy.com/listing/79598435/labradorite-and-sterling-ring-size-7

What I don't like to leave the house without is my handkerchief.

First name: Itin

email: itinbcalvo at gmail dot com

Betty Dukes said...

I have been looking at this for a while. Beautiful:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65642546/sterling-silver-copper-pink-opal-and

I never leave home without sandlewood perfume...

jiminifallon at gmail dot com

Laura said...

I like the Sterling Necklace - Wishbone. I don't like to leave the house without lipgloss.

-Laura, and my Etsy name is PunkFunky

Amber E. said...

I love The Man in the Moon necklace! Beautiful!

I never leave the house without my smartphone!

I follow you on facebook as well as Bella Bijou. Love that name by the way, probably because my daughter is a beautiful Bella!

jamber97@hotmail.com

TopHat said...

I love the turquoise inkblot ring! I'm Heather and TopHat on etsy.

hrfarley at gmail dot com

crystal said...

Fun interview! Everything is so pretty!
I like the Sterling Silver and Chalcedony Druzy necklace 'Carry the Sky' a lot.
I don't like leaving the house without my mp3 player..i love music and having my favorite songs close by comforts me:)
Thanks!!

cyclona66 at aol dot com

crystal said...

email subscriber

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English Anderson said...

Entering again.

English
englishfreckles(at)gmail(dot)com.
www.befreckled.blogspot.com

AmbreRose said...

I love how the silver design highlights the Sterling Silver with Swiss Blue Topaz necklace - Kaleidoscope.
I never leave without a water bottle. ambrerose at(aol)dot (com)

Zoe said...

I'm in love with the swiss blue topaz and sterling necklace!

Can't leave the house without tictacs

zreneep@gmail.com

resolute twig said...

I adore this piece http://www.etsy.com/listing/75075717/sterling-silver-14k-gold-and-aquamarine :)

Thanks for posting this awesome giveaway and internview!!

resolute twig said...

I follow your blog and facebook and I follow Jamies blog and facebook.
Thanks!!

susie dot sweetland at gmail.com

Linda B said...

Her shop and items are beautiful!

Today my favorite is http://www.etsy.com/listing/56835282/sterling-silver-and-wonderstone-rhyolite

I follow Jaime's blog and now am following her on facebook.

lindab142.etsy.com

mframe said...

I love the Sterling Silver with Swiss Blue Topaz necklace - Kaleidoscope
I never leave the house without chapstick
mframe00@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

I never leave the house without my cellphone.
steph.rutledge@gmail.com

PaulineMilner said...

Daily Entry:

Pauline Milner

dod@rogers.com

Esty ID: pmilner

VisionQuest said...

i LOVE Jaime's "To be a Rock, and Not a Roll Locket".
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45330078/
i can't believe you are self-taught. mad skillz, girl!

MUST have cell phone!!!

i am kim of VisionQuest on etsy

i LIKE jaime on facebook
and follow her blog.
i LIKE Lillyella on facebook
:o)

moonsword said...

Love the one-of-a kind pieces...really well done! My favorite is the Blue Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Blue Mountain Flower Necklace.
I never leave the house without my supercool bucket hat...cheers!

R.D. Apothecary said...

Oh I love this necklace so much!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/79599457/blue-lapis-lazuli-and-sterling-necklace

The blue is just so amazing!!

Hmmm, one thing I can't leave home without... my cell phone! I always feel lost without it! hehe

Loulougirl @gmail.com

R.D. Apothecary said...

This sweet wishbone necklace is adorable!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63229921/sterling-necklace-wishbone

What can't I leave the house without? Mascara! Even if I don't do anymore makeup than that, because I wear glasses, I feel like I NEED mascara on my eyes... lol

R.D. Apothecary said...

I also follow:

Your blog.

Jaime's blog.

Your facebook.

Jaime's facebook.

Yay!

Loulougirl @ gmail. com

MARIANA said...

I like Sterling Silver necklace with Lapis Lazuli - Bluebell.

I hate leave the house without my camera.

Mariana

e-mail: mariana_diaz86@hotmail.com

Reniazen said...

My fave is from the catalog, the stem earrings in sterling silver!

Following you both on facebook as ashley kemp.

I can't leave the house without my chapstick and baby wipes- I've constantly got dry skin and spills, so I like to be prepared:)

ashley
arkemp07
ashleyrn at gmail dot com

moonsword said...

Love the one-of-a kind pieces...really well done! My favorite is the Blue Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Blue Mountain Flower Necklace.
I never leave the house without my supercool bucket hat...cheers!
metaltech17(at)gmail(dot)com Nik

Aik said...

I love the Hammered Rings in 14k Gold Filled - Skinny Stackers.

I never leave my house without my wallet (which contains my driving license) and a packet of tissue!

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Anonymous said...

Love Turquoise Ring in Sterling Silver Size 6.25 - Watering Hole.

I always bring my chap stick when I go anywhere.
sonflower277at gmail dot com

Leigh said...
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Leigh said...

so this is beyond beautiful: http://www.etsy.com/listing/28905262/turquoise-ring-in-sterling-silver-size

and I don't like to leave the house without my Tukula bag! I just love it and how beautiful it is and I get compliments on it constantly!

leigh dot onedayatatime at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

My favorite piece is Sterling Silver and Agua Nueva agate necklace - Grapevine. I love the shape and color!

And I never leave my house without keys :) Just not good :) Oh and I always have a watch on my wrist. Always!

mailtany(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessy said...

My favourite item is Sterling Silver Flower Earrings - Gardenia. Gorgeous!

I don't like to leave my house without my phone.

wakingdream -at- gmx.com

goliathzz said...

I am following your blog.
I love the turquoise necklace in sterling silver!

I also like Lillyella on Fabebook and follow Jamies blog!


darlingcupcakez@gmail.com

Anne-Marie T said...

My favorite is the Sterling Silver and Carnelian necklace - Plume.

I don't leave the house without my phone.

I liked your FB page (Anne-Marie Tvete)

amt(at)telus(dot)net

moonsword said...

Love the one-of-a kind pieces...really well done! My favorite is the Blue Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Blue Mountain Flower Necklace.
I never leave the house without my supercool bucket hat...cheers!
metaltech17(at)gmail(dot)com Nik

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Sterling Silver necklace with Brass and Carnelian - Ember is my favorite in her shop.

I can't leave the house without my car key.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Happily following you :) Btw, I have a blog party called Market Your Biz and Giveaways. I'll be honored if you'll come and join us here :)

Huguette E. said...

I like the Sterling Silver and hickoryite earrings - Rainbow Plume

Can't leave home without my purse ;)

henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

Huguette E. said...

I'm an email subscriber
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Huguette E. said...

Like you on facebook ~ Huguette En

Huguette E. said...

Like Jamie on facebook ~ Huguette En
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The Clines said...

I like the Sterling Necklace-Frame. I don't like to leave the house without my cell phone!
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Global Giveaways said...

I love the Sterling silver ring with Agua Nueva Agate.

GG.Global.Giveaways@gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

I like the Mother of Pearl Ring in Sterling Silver - Angel Wing
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Burcin said...

I really love the Sterling Silver, 14K Gold, freshwater pearl ring from the One of a Kind Collection. I just love thick band rings like that.

If I can only wear one piece of jewelry before leaving the house, it will be earrings. It completes a look.

name: Burcin
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I'm following lillyella by-
gfc: Burcin
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Thank you!

Ashley said...

I like the Turquoise Ring in sterling silver size 6 - Tide Pool.

I don't like to leave the house without my phone and license.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Feather said...

What's not to l<3ve? I found the Sterling Silver and Ribbon Turquoise necklace - Lucky Bamboo to be me. Thank's, for the beauty you make and share. <3

Lica Lee said...

This ring has been calling to me since I saw it on Jaime's facebook page - http://www.etsy.com/listing/79598435/labradorite-and-sterling-ring-size-7

The one thing I never leave my house without is my keychain! I can't leave any place without making sure I have my keys!

Email: brewtownstitch AT gmail DOT com

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Oh my, the Sterling Silver, Copper and White Topaz brooch - Story of a Lady is just gorgeous!!!

I don't like to leave the house without my watch or my cell phone.

I follow you on Twitter as dspdavey.
I am a Lillyella FB fan as Deborah Davey.


:) Deb - dspdavey.etsy.com
debyeo at hotmail dot com

Lisa Champagne said...

I love all things Jamie and I hate mayonnaise! If forced to pick, I would go with the sterling silver and pink druzy ring.

I never leave home without my Bert's Bees colored lip balm. I'm kind of addicted to the minty tingle.

Thanks for the fun, girls. I liked both your pages on Facebook in addition to this entry.
Be happy.

Lisa
ldp409 at gmail dotcom.

Anonymous said...

Sterling Silver Necklace - Floating Petals is so unique.

I never leave the house without my hand santizer.

sonflower277 at gmail dot com

sineminbahari said...

I love all things.My favorites are
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58431782/oxidized-sterling-flower-earrings
http://www.etsy.com/listing/52693618/mother-of-pearl-ring-in-sterling-silver
http://www.etsy.com/listing/33205644/rutilated-quartz-and-sterling-silver
I Follow your this blog, your twitter and your facebook.
I Follow Jaime's blog, twitter and facebook
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750483093
http://twitter.com/#!/sineminbahari
GFC=sineminbahari
sinembadioglu1 at hotmail dotcom

Jacqueline said...

blue larimar ring is my fav and i cant leave the house without my phone!

jacqueline
jmmccarr@gmail.com

i follow u on twitter and jaime on twitter jmmccarr

Ariana said...

I love the SilverLapis Lazuli Earrings- Tail Feathers :)
Ariana
tard930ari@hotmail.com

trixx said...
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trixx said...

The Sterling Silver and Laguna Agate necklace [Rosy Disposition] is just gorgeous! I never leave home without my keys of course. :)
I follow your blog!
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sunhatedginger said...

I never leave the house without some chapstick!
I completely adore this http://www.etsy.com/listing/72623347/blue-larimar-ring-size-7-in-sterling ring! It's gorgeous!

morgspen@msn.com

clenna said...

I would love to have the Locket Necklace with Sterling Silver, Turquoise and White Topaz

I Like you on Facebook

I Subscribe to Lillyella by email

I follow via Google.

I Follow Jaime's blog via Google.

I subscribe to Jaime's blog via email

I Follow to Jaime's facebook

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