I'm thrilled to introduce to you the protagonists of my next giveaway.
My guests for this week giveaway are the lovely Christina and Courtney the talented owner of "White Owl", an amazing Etsy Store about vintage, lace, jewels and memories!
They describe them self as "... two sisters who love vintage and appreciate handmade things. We have collaborated on everything from films to photographs to art and jewelry. Many of our materials are rescued from estate sales, flea markets and even our own Grandmother! It is important to us to try to use repurposed materials as much as we can but we also love the mix of old and new"
I feel that we have so much in common and I'm so happy that they have accepted to answer to some question.
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Tell us a bit more about you, describe yourself and then describe your sister?
I'm Christina and I have a degree in Fine Art and I used to work professionally as a photographer. I love old things, so I love estate sales and fleamarkets. My sister Courtney is one of the cutest, smartest and funniest people I know and I love hanging around with her!
My name is Courtney and I am a professor at a local university where I teach film and Audio production. My degree is in film and I love making short films, biking and baking (especially cupcakes!). I would describe my sister Christina as very creative, and the kind of person who knows a little about how to do lots of things! We have a great time hanging out and we love to collaborate on creative projects.
How and when did you start to create jewels? Why do you use lace to create them?
We have been making our own jewelry and customizing our things for years, but a couple of years ago we decided to do some craft shows and we saw that people really liked our stuff, so we decided to put our jewelry on Etsy for everyone to enjoy! We started doing lace because we thought it would be an interesting idea and we had a large amount of lace and crochet work from our grandmother who was also very crafty. We don't only do lace of course- we love making new things out of old chains and brooches and ribbons too. It seems like the lace has caught on quite well though.
You live in Detroit, ther's any other place where you'd love to live?
Christina - I'd love to live in France or Ireland. They are both beautiful, picturesque places and I have great memories of traveling there.
Courtney- I would love to live in London or in New York! I love the fashion and culture and on my trips there I feel like I fit right in!
What's fashion for you? What do you love the most about fashion?
Christina- I really love the very avant garde designers, but I also love vintage fashions and the influence of the past on the present.
Courtney- I really enjoy the self expression of fashion. I love blogs that focus on street fashion from around the world. I like seeing how people are making trends their own and in some cases influencing fashion with their own perspective.
If you have to pick just one thing form your wardrobe, what would it be?
Courtney- Lately I would say it's been my short motorcycle boots- they just seem to go with everything! I plan to take them with me as my main shoes when I go to NYC this weekend!
Christina- I have a vintage camel colored cashmere coat I've been wearing everywhere this winter, and even though I'm happy that spring is coming, I'm a little sad to put my coat away!
Thank you Christina & Courtney, it has been a pleasure to have you here! Have a great Easter weekend!
Whoever wins this giveaway will receive a discount of 25% at their Etsy Store.
The rules for the giveaway:
1) To enter the draw please became my follower, visit "White Owl" etsy store and leave a comment here within April the 6th, telling me what lovely jewel do you love.
2) To double the chance to win, please visit "White Owl Found" and "White Owl" Facebook page and become a fun (let me know it in a second comment);
3) the third way to enter the draw is to post about my giveaway and Christina & Courtney's Etsy Store on your blog (write me the link on a third comment).
3 chances to win!!! The winner will be chosen randomly! Good luck ladies!!!
Giveaway end Tuesday April the 6th, 8.oo pm local time. I will announce the winner within next week!
If you desire to be featured in my Etsy project or do you have an online store and do you want me to write about you and host a giveaway feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
So Ladies... Are you in?