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!
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!
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|
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.
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!