Tuesday, May 25, 2010

3rd Etsyversary Giveaway

This day crept up on me! I joined Etsy and opened my shop three years ago today - May 25, 2007. This was my first real experience selling my work online. The company Danny worked for was down sizing and I decided that I really should try to bring in some sort of income if I could. I had all kinds of things sitting around that I had made so I had a start on getting my shop stocked. I had been focusing most of my clay work on making light-able Christmas ornaments as well as some night lights. I also covered tins and pens and did a little bit of jewelry on occasion and made beads with scrap clay. I had been making flowers for the top of the tins that I covered and I loved how they turned out. (The banner for this blog and my Etsy shop is a cropped bit of the top of a tin) All of a sudden I got the idea of putting my flowers on a bead base. It worked!!! These flower beads have helped provide a part of our income for the last three years. :) I am very thankful for Etsy and all the wonderful customers I have had these three years.

I am giving away this brooch/pendant in celebration of my Etsyversary. If you would like a chance to receive this brooch all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. PLEASE make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you if you win!!! It makes me sad when a number comes up and I have no way of contacting the person it corresponds with.This brooch is built on a flat scalloped clay cookie and has a vintage round silver button center. It measures just over 2" across and the pin back with a pendant bail is firmly embedded.

I am also offering free shipping now through Friday....please convo me first.

Thank you all so much!!!
Zuda Gay


mattscraftywife said...

I love your stuff and have admired it since I started on Etsy. I would LOVE to win this beautiful brooch! Thanks for offering a great giveaway.

mattscraftywife on etsy.

MYSAVIOR said...

Your work is amazing! It would be such a blessing to win your brooch.


Anonymous said...

beautiful! hope I win, grin! Congrats on having your shop for so long and doing so well. Your work is just stunning!!


barneyp510 said...

Happy Etsyversary Zuda!!!

Barb (blazingneedles.etsy.com)

♥WORDZ OF LIFE♥ said...

What a beautiful brooch! Oh I hope I win! And Happy Etsyversary!!!♥

Lizzi said...

Your work is very nice. Pick me pick me! :-)
Happy etsyversary!

Lizzi said...

Oh wait, my email...
Aronaw1988@yahoo.com (this isn't my entry, mine is directly above me :-))

Sue C said...

I would love to have a piece of your lovely art pieces/jewelry of my own. Thanks for the opportunity and congratulations on your 3 year Etsy-versary. Smiles, Sue C chasinrainbows2@gmail.com

surfingcat said...

Congrats on 3 years selling! Your work is beautiful.

KippysSoMature said...

COngratulations! Your work is simply lovely - a gift from God :D
kippyssomature.etsy.com or

Its All About Creating said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win a piece of your art. - Marlene

DHElegance said...

Very cool brooch!! I would love to win it!! Congrats and Happy Etsyversary!!! :)


Jean Levert Hood said...

Congratulations on your wonderful success, Zuda!!

sweetybird09 said...

wow that is great about being on etsy for 3 years today, I started 3 months ago and did so for the same reason, I am trying to help my husband and since I cannot go to a traditional Job this seems to fit the bill, I am glad things have worked out for you.

my name is Joyce btw nice to meet u.


Beverly said...

Wow, 3 years... I'm not even 3months! Prayerful I will be celebrating a 3 year anniversity. Lovely, brooch!


bellajoya said...

Congrats! The pin is beautiful. I've been following you for a while and I think your things are beautiful! '

Chauncey said...

A very happy etsyversary to you, Zuda. Continued success with your lovely art.


pfd said...

I love your work, it is truly unique! Happy etsyversary! Praying that this will be your best year ever!

Graceful Moments said...

What a beautiful brooch! all of your work is beautiful. It was fun hearing how you got started at Etsy. I'm glad it has been successful for you!

You can reach me through Etsy shop:

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Congratulations on your Etsyversary! I love your flowers, they are so unique and so colourful and cheery.

:) Deb
debyeo at hotmail dot com

Julie Riisnaes said...

The brooches are beautiful! It was nice to get to know you a bit better too - here's to the next 3 years....!

nancy said...

our brooches are beautiful. I would be honored to in one of them. Congrats on your 3 years.

Anna.Thomas said...

Thank you for using your talent so gracefully! I thought of the woman in Proverbs, as she wove cloth to support her family. You do the same! It's great. This is my first time looking at your things, I wish I looked sooner!

Anna Thomas

Judi B said...

Congratulations on both your etsyversary AND your success on Etsy! I loved reading your story and getting to know you better. I would love to win your gorgeous brooch!

Judi (vintagelegacystudio.etsy.com)

Sixsisters said...

Count me in Zuda. I would love to own another piece of you lovely work.

On a Whimsey said...

Congratulations on another successful year to add to the others! I have long admired your work, you are so creative! The thought of the chance of owning a piece of your amazing work is so exciting!
Pat x

MagdaleneJewels said...

Zuda - Happy Etsy-anniversary!
When I saw this pendant on Facebook last week - I loved the beautiful blending of greens. Count me in on your list of one who would love to win this in your giveaway!
You know where to find me :)

Nonnie said...

You know I LOVE your work, Zuda. Some of your pieces adorn me and my curio closet!

Christie Cottage said...

That is a cool brooch and my favorite color too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following yours now.

You can reach me:
or http://christiecottage.blogspot.com


heronkate said...

Ooooh, I would love to win this brooch ! Congrats on your successful 3 years, and here's to many more years of success !

yarrow1 said...

I think the solid background does your work the justice it deserves, love it. Congratulations. kj


Libertybelle said...

Congratulations on your ETSY anniversay. Your work is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your anniversary with Etsy! I love your flowers! A friend of mine bought one of your flowers...she absolutely loves it and your work...I can see why now. Just started following your blog after I put the flower she purchased and your name together. Beautiful work! Would love to win your flower so she I am can be twins!

Lupe Meter

Julie G. said...

Zuda, congratulations on 3 yrs.
I just celebrated my first yr.!
I would be honored to win this beautiful flower. You know how to reach me. stitchesbyjulie


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