Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Get To Know... Lillyella

Have you met Nicole, the lovely woman behind Lillyella? No? Well let me introduce you. She's sweet and friendly, and just recently got married! So read on to learn a bit about her past, present and future, and how you can enter to win a pair of earrings of your choice (except one of a kinds) or a $15 gift card from her shop!I am… a 31 year old newlywed, 'mom' of many animals, insanely lucky, slightly compulsive, madly motivated, overly organized self-employed jewelry designer who never sleeps, loves peanut butter, is obsessed with her cameras and teaches dance.

I was… a wild child, a rebel, a flutist, a pizza maker, a graphic designer for 10 years and a photographer for a magazine.

I will be… a faithful wife, a loving mother, a good daughter, a successful business owner and happy for the rest of my life.

My passion is…creating. and eating. but mostly creating. I can't function if more than a day goes by and I haven't created something. Doesn't matter much what it is these days, though I thrive best on variety and love finding new projects to get into and thing to try.

Many people don’t know that I… have five tattoos, love goats and can handle a shotgun like nobodys business. (don't worry, I only shoot paper and clay!)

Most days, you can find me… equally divided between my workbench, my computer, my refrigerator door and my bathroom.

I’d like to learn… blacksmithing and welding!

I can't believe that I... make jewelry for a living. seriously. I'm amazed and thankful every single day.

If I won the lottery, I would… buy a huge piece of land somewhere rural, get lots of goats, have an orchard, a huge garden, a turtle habitat, a gigantic workshop and I would make stuff all day long.

I’d like to thank the Academy for… my success, throughout my entire life. Maybe it was my dedication or maybe it was luck. There are times I can see how I got to where I am and there are times I can't believe I'm not dead.
Now for the Giveaway!
In order to enter, visit Nicole's shop and comment on which item you would select if you won a free pair of earrings or the $15 gift certificate. Please include your name and way for me to contact you or your entry will not be valid. You have until Nov. 2nd, and the winner will be announced on Nov. 3rd.
For Additional Entries, you can do the following:
1. Follow Nicole's blog and tell me that you do.
2. Join her mailing list, which you can do from her blog, and tell me that you do.
3. Twitter about this giveaway. Please have @juneshindesigns in the tweet.
4. Become a Lillyella fan of Facebook and tell her you say hi on her wall.
5. Become a Facebook Fan of June Shin, and post a comment on my wall.
6. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.

100 comments:

Kristina said...

How pretty! I am definitely going to give this shop a heart so I can come back and check on what's new. It's so hard to choose a favorite!

Even though there are a lot of really pretty earrings, I fell hopelessly in love with the Garden Branch bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28546130

Carrie said...

I've been a huge fan of Lillyella for a little while now, and my favourite new earrings in her shop (I have many, many faves, but I'll stay focused on the new ones for now, are the Autumn Rose earrings.

Carrie
kiwisaskatoon @ etsy

Sydney said...

I would definitly get the Pretty Posy Earrings in Amethyst and Brass, Nicole is just amazing...and I'm highly impressed by the shotgun info ;)

I follow Nicole's blog
I'm on her mailing list
I'm a Lillyella fan on FB
I'm a June Shine fan on FB
(I promise I'm not a stalker, lol)

Carrie said...

Oops, forgot: I follow Nicole's Blog, and June's Blog, too!

Lemon Jitters said...

I really like her Raspberry Seafoam Toggle bracelet!

I really, really love her blog! It's amazing inspiration! I've been an avid reader for awhile.

Lemon Jitters said...

I tweeted!

Andromache said...

I love lillyella's shop!!
If I won a set of earrings, it would have to be either the autumn rose earrings, or the drops of sunshine earrings!
I also love her bracelets ;)
Dominique

etsy: DominiqueD

Andromache said...

I follow Nicole's blog

Dominique

etsy: DominiqueD

Andromache said...

I am a fan of Nicole's Facebook page

Dominique

etsy: DominiqueD

Andromache said...

I am subscribed on Nicole's mailing list :)

Dominique
etsy: DominiqueD

Andromache said...

I tweeted the giveaway! Check me out on Twitter: DomDuguay

Dominique

Andromache said...

And now I follow your blog! It looks great! :)

Dominique
etsy: DominiqueD

Kristin said...

Oh, I'm addicted to Nicole's jewelry and have been for over a year! i just put in an order and I should have also bought her new azure thicket earrrings. So gorgeous! So, that is what I would pick if I won. I love her and her work.

I follow Nicole's blog and on her mailing list.

Thanks,
Kristin
sundstromk@saic.com

ehaire said...

I'm thrilled to own many of her beautiful pieces and have enjoyed giving some as gifts, too.

I would pick her Sweetpea Trellis earrings.

I follow Nicole's blog.
I'm on her mailing list.

Erika
erika.haire@verizon.net

Jessica Anne said...

I would probably get the Ice Capped Acorn Earrings or the Lilypad Earrings in Brass. Lots of pretty items makes it hard to choose just one. Thanks for the giveaway!

~Jessica Anne

silverstars219@hotmail.com

Jessica Anne said...

Following the lilly ella blog!

~Jessica Anne

silverstars219@hotmail.com

Jessica Anne said...

Joined the mailing list on her blog!

~Jessica Anne

silverstars219@hotmail.com

Jessica Anne said...

Tweeted about the giveaway!

~Jessica Anne

silverstars219@hotmail.com

AsianCajuns (Lauren) said...

Ooo it's so hard to decide- they are all so beautiful and delicate. It would be between the Windchimes necklace and the Pearly Vine necklace.
Thanks for doing these creative interviews, June! It's so inspiring to learn about so many creative people!

Jessica Anne said...

I posted about the giveaway on my blog! http://themissingthread.blogspot.com/

~Jessica Anne

silverstars219@hotmail.com

lace said...

I'd choose the gift certificate. I love the Pearly Vines Necklace.

Jacky said...

Nicole is pretty fabulous! I think I'm in love with everything in her shop...I love these Lily Drop earrings:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33271122

Thanks for the chance to win! =)
thesweetestpetunia AT gmail DOT com

Jacky said...

I'm a follower of Nicole's blog! =)

thesweetestpetunia AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I've had my eye on her silvergarden branch bracelet for quite a while so that is what I would use the gift certificate for, although it was hard to choose.
etsy: Jillian882

*Evelyn* said...

Beautiful shop !!
I love Dressed Up Pearl Earrings

thanks for the giveaway

www.sumikoshop.etsy.com

*Evelyn* said...

I'm fan on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sumiko-Shop/51834027459

*Evelyn* said...

I'm fan of Juneshin also http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sumiko-Shop/51834027459

elsiee said...

lily pads, acorns, vintage blooms - help me I can't chose a favorite! lovely profile charming and cheeky bet it reflects the artist beautifully! namaste, elsie

Lilly said...

What a great shop!
I love the Drop of Sunshine Earrings. Gorgeous!
Thanks for the chance.

Eliane T.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Lilly said...

I follow her blog.

Eliane T.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Lilly said...

I am on the mailing list.

Eliane T.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Lilly said...

Lillyella Facebook fan (Lilly Papers)

Eliane T.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Lilly said...

June Shin Facebook fan (Lilly Papers)

Eliane T.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

KristaR said...

I love the new fall maple earrings.

I follow Lillyella's blog.
I am on Lillyella's mailing list

crabapple3@gmail.com

ashley said...

I'm torn between the Lilypad and Lily Drop earrings. Both are so lovely!

I follow Lilyella's blog.

ashleylaflin at gmail

Theresa said...

It is always so hard to pick a favorite from Lillyella! Lately I have had my eye on her Moroccan Moon Earrings though... they are just beautiful!

Theresa
tessballinger@gmail.com
etsy ~ TersaLady

Nicole said...

I love Nicole's work! If I were to win the gift certificate, I'd have to get the Silver Leaf Garland bracelet. I've had my eye on it for quite some time!

Nicole said...

I follow Nicole's blog.

Nicole said...

I'm also a Facebook fan of Lillyella. I said hi!

Amanda said...

it's a really hard choice - i think these ones are my fave:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33271122

Amanda said...

I follow Nicole's blog. :)

Fairlightday said...

Wow, I didn't know about the shotgun. :) Nicole is amazing and I adore her jewelry. At the moment it is all that I wear.
I would have to say that I would use the gift certificate to help purchase the Sassafras Necklace. I've been stalking it for quite some time.

I follow Nicole's blog.
I am on her mailing list.
I'm a fan of Lillyella on FB

Thanks for a great interview! It was neat to learn some new things about her. :)

Fairlight
Fairlightday@hotmail.com

Janelle said...

Yay! I might pick a pair of acorn earrings or maple leaf earrings OR the $15 GC because there are some bracelets I want. Oh it would be hard to decide.

1. I Follow Nicole's blog.
2. I'm on her mailing list.
3. Twitter about this giveaway. (Did that from @jando_27)
4. Fan of Lillyella on Facebook.

Janelle
jando_27@hotmail.com

kladle said...

Very fun!
1. I follow Nicole's blog
2. Joined her mailing list
3. If I won I would definitely LOVE Cocktail Pearl Earings. They are absolutely gorgeous! LOVE pearls! Although I love the branch bracelets too. Everything is absolutely beautiful!

kladle@embarqmail.com

Gifted Designs said...

Oooh...tough choice. She's got such great pieces...:)

The new Azure Thicket earrings are just gorgeous and the color is divine...so these would be my choice: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33324051

I already follow her blog and FB pages and am on her mailing list and I am now a fan of your FB page.

Jennifer said...

Everything is lovely, but I've always liked the Pretty Posy earrings - so simple and lovely!

I'm a follower of the Lilyella blog.
I'm a Lilyella fan on Facebook.

Etsy: SewAThingOfBeauty

Ashley said...

I would love to win a pair

Dressed up Pearl Earrings are wonderful
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25353657

ashley
jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

Sandy said...

So many beautiful earrings. I love them all, making it so hard to choose, just gotta have them.
Regards,Sandy
baysunshine@gmail.com

windycindy said...

I adore her jewelry creations! The vintage look of her pieces is the look that I like! The Sweetpea Trellis Earrings are my favorite!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I follow Nicole's Blog via Google Friend Connect!
Again, many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Email subscriber to Nicole's Blog.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am also a fan of Nicole's Facebook
Page and I left a comment on her page!
Thanks very much!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Also, I am a fan of your Facebook Page! I left you a message.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lee P said...

Oh My Gosh, I love the Moroccan Moon Earrings! They are so beautiful. Thank you for this very nice giveaway.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I follow Nicoles blog via Google Friends

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I signed up for Nicole's mailing list.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

Facebook Fan of Lillyella and left a comment.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

June Shin FB fan and left comment.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Terry said...

Oh, oh my.....
The 'silver swirl'. Because it's Fall and the leaves are swirling around - I thought these delightful earrings would be a great choice.
Thank you for this offer.
missyterry2000@yahoo.ca

Lee P said...

I shared your giveaway on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/5262620016

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Zoe said...

I love reading Nicole's Blog. All of her jewelry is amazing. My favorite pair of earrings are the Pretty Posy Earrings in Black and Silver. I am also excited to have found June Shines jewelery and blog through Lillyella.

Zoe Peck
zoe_amber1@yahoo.com

Whimsical Creations said...

I would love the Spring Morning Bracelet.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

Follow her blog


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

fan of lillyella on facebook

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

joined her mailing list.


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

janil said...

I love Drop of Sunshine Earrings!!! So vintage!!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I would choose the Spring Morning earrings as they have birds and the color green--all favorites.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33348098

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I follower Lillyella on Google Friend Connect


rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

Email subscriber to Lillyella newsletter.


rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

Facebook Fan of Lillyella

rose manning (espressogurl/hotmail account)


rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

Facebook fan of June Shin.

rose manning (espressogurl/hotmail account)


contact email:

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

JD said...

Pretty Posy earrings!

JD said...

I also have her on my google reader!

Phydeaux Designs said...

I love Nicole and I love Lillyella! OK, I follow her blog, I'm already a facebook fan, I'm on her mailing list. I'm also already a fan of your facebook page and follow your blog! I'll add messages on both of your facebook walls this evening, and will cc you on a tweet!

Now for the fun part ... I am SO in love with Nicole's Vintage Locket Necklace - I would use my gift certificate toward that purchase: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33158566. And I'll likely snatch one up even if I don't win! :D

Thanks June! Great interview!

Brenda, brenda at phydeauxdesigns dot com

ossmcalc said...

I would choose the Vintage Bloom Earrings and hope that my daughter would not run off with them - accidently, of course.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I follow Nicole's blog.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I joined the mailing list.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/5279070077

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I became a fan of lillyella on Facebook and left a message for her.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I became a Facebook Fan of June Shin and left a comment for her.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Roxana said...

Yay, I adore Nicole's work, thank you or featuring her on your fantastic and clever blog!

There are so many pieces that I want from her shop, today I am lusting over the NEW Vintage Locket Necklace.

+ I follow Nicole's blog
+ I am on her mailing list
+ I'm a Lillyella fan on FB
and I am a brand new June Shine fan on FB

Thank you,
Roxana(at) IlluminatedPerfume.com
or
IlluminatedPerfume.etsy.com

Emily said...

I love her Maple & Brown Sugar Earrings
Starling Plume Bracelet
and Raspberry And Seafoam Toggle Bracelet among many others!

And I follow her blog.

Emily
bubblegumgems.etsy.com

theresa said...

All of your pieces are so beautiful! Since I have to choose, my favorite earrings are the "Nouveau Pearl Earrings"!

daer0n said...

I would definitely get the Lilypad Earrings in Silver, they are so so cute i love them!

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/daer0n/status/5327925315

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I am a fan of Lillyella on facebook and left her a comment on her wall :)

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I am your fan on facebook and left a comment on your wall :)

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/10/lillyellas-etsy-shop-giveaway.html

Nury77 at live dot ca

f.sarah said...

her creations are so beautiful!

since i am a ring lover i would go for the Filigree Fleur Silver Ring

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33158384

fsarah09 at gmail dot com

f.sarah said...

i already follow lillyella!

f.sarah said...

email subscriber!

f.sarah said...

i blogged at http://peachrainbow.blogspot.com/2009/10/awsome-giveaway.html

Mona said...

I loved the Sweetpea Trellis Earrings.
monamhassan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mona said...

I followed Nicole's blog.
monamhassan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mona said...

I joined Nicole's mailing list.
monamhassan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Huguette E. said...

I would get the Pretty Posy Earrings in Matte Crystal and Brass.

Huguette E. said...

Following Nicole's blog

Huguette E. said...

Joined her mailing list

Huguette E. said...

http://twitter.com/henglish/status/5360530093

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