Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spotlight on AWEsome! Pixe's Treasure Chest

Welcome to Spotlight on AWEsome!  This time around we meet Michele, of Pixe'sTreasureChest! Michele designs and creates jewelry using a palette of sterling silver, copper, and semi precious gemstones!  Many pieces are one of a kind, most are limited edition!



The Beginning...
Like most of those involved in arts and crafts, my start came at an early age.  My Grammy taught me to hand sew at a very young age, and I made very crude clothing for my Barbie Dolls.  She later taught me how to crochet.  My mother taught me to embroider, and I do counted cross stitch as well.  My jewelry endeavors began when I had difficulty finding earrings that I liked...I couldn't find anything unique enough to suit me.  One day I was shopping at a discount store, found a book on jewelry making, and the adventure began!  I have since then ventured beyond earrings, though I admit to creating a lot of those, as earrings are my favorite jewelry to wear! 



The Inspiration...
Inspiration for me comes mainly from the natural world around me...The colors and objects in nature often inspire a new jewelry piece.  Sometimes inspiration comes by chance...Tidying up my workspace I may find beads that I think look great together, and make something...Needless to say, my workspace is generally not well organized!  I have found handcrafting jewelry to be a great creative outlet and stress relief from my work as a Critical Care Nurse.


Where to find Pixe...
Online, you can find me in my Jewelry Shop on Etsy, PixesTreasureChest
I also have a destash/supply shop on Etsy;  PixesBeads
In person, if you are in the Reading, PA area, I can be found every Weds. at the Leesport Farmer's Market in Building #1.
I also try to do a show once a month and those are posted on my profile page in my Etsy shop!

Three little know facts about Michele...
~~ I collected rocks as a kid, and still have most of that collection.
~~ I love to read.  I read my first college textbook when I was 8 or 9 yrs old...It was a geology textbook my uncle had given me!  I still have it!
~~ When I'm feeling "Out of sorts", my favorite way to reconnect and destress is grab my camera, and take a walk through my local state park. Alone. I've always felt as thought the  forest was my sanctuary!



Turquoise Button Drop Earrings
The Giveaway...
Michele is giving away, to one lucky winner, a pair of her favorite earrings, Turquoise Button Drop Earrings! 

Entries are open worldwide!  Aweteam members are invited to enter, as well.

To enter:
Visit PixesTreasureChest, and leave a comment on the blog telling us your favorite piece of jewelry.  This is mandatory.  Please be sure to leave your contact info so you can be notified if you're a winner!  Good Luck!!  Entries will be accepted until Thurs. Dec. 2, 2010.  The winner will be drawn Friday, Dec. 3, 2010!





For extra entries:
Each earns one additional entry, except when noted otherwise.   Comments should be left on the blog!
~~  Follow Pixe on Facebook and leave a comment letting us know you are a new follower!
~~  Make a purchase from Pixe's Treasure Chest, and get 3 additional entries for each purchase!       Leave a comment telling us what you've bought!
~~ Sign up for Pixe's Newsletter!  Receive 2 additional entries! 
~~  Follow the AWEteam on Facebook.  Leave a comment letting us know you are a follower.

Thank you in advance for stopping by and entering our giveaway!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Wishing you an AWEsome day!
                                                                                    

51 comments:

  1. Cathy M also commented on the blog her favorite item from Pixe's Treasure Chest is The Amethyst Post earrings.

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  2. Cathy M became a fan of Pixe's Treasures on FB!

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  3. I love the Red Floral Glass Heart earrings, they are feminine and the color would be great for the holiday season especially.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  4. I signed up for Pixe's newsletter.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  5. bonus entry 2 for newsletter, thank you so much. I love these earrings and would love to show them off!
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  6. I love the Sterling Silver Handcrafted Diamond Link Bracelet

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  7. Follow Pixe on Facebook [Aik Chien]

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  8. Follow the AWEteam on Facebook [Aik Chien]

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  9. I love the Red Floral Glass Heart earrings!
    eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  10. i like this ring
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49828928/labradorite-wire-wrapped-ring-size-7

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com
    thanks

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  11. liked fb page and am a new follower under ana amanti .

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  12. following aweteam on fb under ana amanti .

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  13. My favourite item is the 'Bracelet with Red Carnelian and Yellow Aragonite Leaves'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  14. I'm a fan of Pixes Treasures on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  15. I'm a fan of the AWE team on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  16. I LOVE her Amethyst Flower Necklace. So classy and pretty!

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  18. I love the Bracelet with Red Carnelian and Yellow Aragonite Leaves! Beautiful!!

    maryhicken at gmail dot com

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  19. Red Floral Glass Heart earrings are my favorites.
    isollea at gmail.com

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  20. Pink Cat's Eye Sterling Silver Bracelet

    angelagiakas(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. I love the White Winter Snowflake earrings.

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  22. I LOVE these and they are on sale!!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/57222574/olive-green-garnet-and-copper-stud
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

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  23. Winter White Snowflake Earrings Red Crystal Accents...are my favourite as we wait for the first major snowfall here in Ontario,Canada

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  24. I love this bracelet:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62236663/bracelet-in-oxidized-sterling-silver

    damn.precious.etsy at gmail dot com

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  25. Michelle's jewellery are pretty and interesting. My favourite is the Sterling Silver, Amethyst and African Jade bracelet.

    I'm now following this blog and on Twitter. Have postd a link back to this giveaway on my blog.

    valspassions.blogspot.com

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  26. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Red Floral Heart Glass Earrings!

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  27. I love the Red Star Earrings, Czech Glass

    flowergirl557 at gmail.com

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  28. My favorite is the Red Jasper, Crystal, and Sterling Silver Swirl Drop Earrings (E240).
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  29. I like the sterling silver swirl ring!
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  30. I follow Pixes Treasures on facebook (Marlowe Raye)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  31. I get Pixe's Emails (1)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  32. I get Pixe's Emails (2)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  33. I followe AWEteam on facebook (Marlowe Raye)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  34. i like Red Floral Glass Heart earrings

    anna_k67(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. follower First Friday Art Walk on etsy on FB

    anna_k67(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. omg it would make a very good birthday present, my irthday is on december 2 :)

    i wish i could have all of the items they are so adorable :3 but id say a few favorites include Geometric Red Brass Dangle Earrings, Turquoise Button Earring Drops, Necklace, Red White Blue Howlite Stars, Silver Plated Jewelry, Sterling Silver and Cloisonne Swirl Link Bracelet and many more :)

    punkme15@gmail.com

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  37. new follower of Pixes Treasures on facebook :)

    punkme15@gmail.com

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  38. followed First Friday Art Walk on etsy on facebook

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  39. I love the Red Floral Glass Heart Earrings
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  40. I like Pixes on FB
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  41. I like First Friday on FB
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  42. I like the Blue Sodalite and Red Brass Swirly Bracelet.
    cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

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  43. My favorite item is the Pink Cat's Eye Sterling Silver Bracelet.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow on FB, my username is wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  45. Subscribed the newsletter.

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    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  46. Subscribed the newsletter.

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    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  47. I follow AWEteam on Facebook. My username is wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  48. the Sterling Silver Handcrafted Diamond Link Bracelet is great! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  49. these are my favorite: Grape Agate Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver from the Treasures of the Earth Collection

    boswife @ gmail . com

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  50. Wow! My sincere thanks to all of you who entered my giveaway and for all the kind words, new facebook followers, and newsletter subscribers! I really appreciate you taking to time to enter, and visit my shop! Good luck to you all!
    Michele

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