She's always liked artsy stuff. She draws all the time and always gets really excited about learning a new material. She has tried embroidery, crocheting, made beaded and button jewelry as well as copper wire window hangings. The majority of the items in her closet have been upcycled/ altered in some way. A while ago she got her hands on some polymer clay and made a bunch of things. She learned shortly after that she preferred to paint the clay rather than use different clay colors. This is not the typical way most polymer artists work, as they use different polymer colors rather than painting white polymer. This gives her polymer creations much more detail and more vivid colors. Now whenever she is out and sees something interesting she wonders: "How can I turn that idea into a pendant?"
She also just opened a new shop, Terra Farma, where she will be selling terrarium decoration supplies (dinosaurs, castles, bears, snails, mushrooms, etc.) for etsy sellers or people who simply want to add something surprising and fun to the terrariums they build.
Now about the giveaway!
The pendant that Handy Maiden is giving away is a goldfinch from her finch series, inspired by the birds that loiter about her front yard every day. It is about 1” tall (2.54cm), it was hand inked and painted in shades of yellow, orange, black & white before being dipped in several layers of varnish for a glassy finish. He comes attached to a ball chain with an aged pewter finish by way of a custom copper finding.
Here is how to enter:
- Leave a comment about a like and/or dislike about her shop or a particular item in her shop.
- Remember to leave your email address or some way for me to contact you if you win!
To get bonus entries you can do one or more of the following:
- Add yourself as a facebook fan and post another comment saying that you did
- Follow me on twitter and post another comment with your user name
- Tweet about this post with @nitelily3 and post another comment saying that you did
- Blog about this post and post another comment with the link of the post
- Heart her shop on etsy and leave a comment with your username
- Buy something from her shop and get 5 bonus entries
- Buy something from my shop and get 5 bonus entries
This is open to anyone in the world :) I how how much it sucked to be abroad and not be able to enter contests! The giveaway ends January 25th and a winner will be chosen by a random number generator.