Friday, February 3, 2012

We're going to Hollywood! Hello, Oscars and hello,swag giveaway.

Finally!  I have been itching to post about Kathryn Designs being featured in swag bags at the GBK Oscars Gift Lounge, via the fabulous Artisan Group.  It has been a long and busy road, that ended up with 100 plus of my Open Locket necklaces. They are created using polymer clay, liquid polymer clay, and resin.


Open Locket necklaces
Here are some of the lessons I learned along the way:
1)  If you think it will take one month to create these necklaces, which involve several steps, you are SO wrong!  Maybe it is my perfectionism, but I ended up spending too many hours to count making these creations.
2)  Applying several layers of resin will assure maximum glow and depth of color.  To pass the time while stirring each batch of resin, it is helpful to listen to music by Adele, Amy Winehouse, Joni Mitchell, Florence and the Machine, U2, Johnny Cash, Kings of Leon, and Wilco.  It is even more fun if you sing along.  It is especially great that my dogs are not judgemental of my singing voice.
3)  Deciding on how to package your items will be a real challenge and will involve lots of internet searches.  In the end, I decided on a small grey velvet bag and added a small silver charm with my business name and a fabric flower to glam it up a bit.  I placed the bagged necklaces and my business card and product information card into a simple sheer organza bag. I won't tell you how many things I ordered that I ended up not using!  I know they will be perfect for something else, so I am chalking it up to "lesson learned."

I could go on and on, but I will save my other insights for another post.  Without further ado, let get to the giveaway......
To celebrate all the lovely people who have been so supportive and encouraging on my Facebook page,and to celebrate reaching 1470 Facebook fans, I am going to give away this necklace:


This necklace from my Open Locket Collection features lovely and luminous shades of blue and gold, with a hint of lavender. The center flower charm is shimmering gold.  I am selling this style in my Artfire shop for 65.00.  The winner will receive this beauty all packed up like my Oscars swag. 

To enter, simply leave a comment for this blog post and include your email address so I can contact you if you win.  If you are not following my blog, that would be great too, but it is not required!
The giveaway will start tonight, February 3rd at 6:30 PM EST, and will end on Sunday, February 12th at 11:30 PM EST.  The winner will be drawn using Random.org and I will announce the winner here on my blog and on my Kathryn Designs Facebook Page on February 13th. Thank you for visiting my blog and good luck!

30 comments:

Sarah. said...

The necklace is absolutely stunning, great giveaway!
Sarah Stroud
sls_11_04@hotmail.com

Mypieceofpeace said...

Very pretty! Mypieceofpeace@gmail.com

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous design....as usual! paintqueen638@hotmail.com

Susan Woods said...

That is so exciting! Can't wait to see how the Oscars team knocks them dead. I'm certain they will love them, you do fabulous work! goodlittlethings at att dot net

pucawench said...

Love this... So happy for you too..
Karenem1963@gmail.com

KathrynDesigns said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments!

EdenSong Essentials said...

Boy, I feel your pain in the process of getting your wonderful pieces complete and packaged! You did a fabulous job, Kathryn!

Following your blog! email is edensong "at" hotmail

Lucy Chapman said...

I shared your pain and learning process! Your work is absolutely beautiful!

info@seasonsofwool.com

Leanne of LeanneDesigns said...

Gorgeous necklace!
lrschultz@shaw.ca

Catcophony said...

I love it! catcophony@gmail.com

fireflymyst said...

LOVELY!!

Sari said...

You know I adore your collection!! xoxoxo
Sari@sariblue.com <3
Just really lovely

World's Edge Beads said...

Lovely necklaces! Third time's the charm? I hope? worldsedgebeads@gmail.com

Hopes And Dreams Studio said...

I ADORE THIS NECKLACE and your blog background. I am now following your blog. I will follow you on facebook also. I have a blog called "It's A Handmade World" where handmade artisans post their items weekly.
Feel free to check it out at
http://www.hopesanddreamsstudio.blogspot.com/
Email is hopesanddreamsstudio@cox.net

Alexis Gopal said...

I'm a huge fan of your work...what a gorgeous necklace!!!

Alexis Gopal
alexis@alexisstudiodesign.com

Janice Mahoney said...

Beautiful work! So excited to be going to the Oscars with you :D I think it is going to be a fun ride!

mahoney.janice@gmail.com

KathrynDesigns said...

Many thanks for so much blog love <3

Katie said...

Hi, if you pick me, I would proudly wear any design you send!!! I'm especially fond of hearts though!! I love your work.
Katie
thebearwoman2004@yahoo.com

smsprowles said...

I always get compliments when wearing the necklace I have from you! Awesome stuff. Suzann Sprowles
smsprowles@gmail.com

dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

Gorgeous work. Beautiful

Debbie said...

I adore your jewelry! My daughter would die for the piece with the little key inside. I hope I win!

luann thomas said...

Love all your things....you are amazing

3kjewel said...

Your stuff is inspiring. Im still trying to find that one thing that makes me happy to do in bulk LOL

Brenda Sigafoos said...

What a Thrill your work is extrodinary has such a unique look to it, I remember how i added you for a friend i spend a hour to 2 hours everyday looking fo ladies or men with a one of a kind look for inspiration for myself and others on my fb and i found you and sent a request to you to be my friend and you did Thanks I really adore your work.

Jess said...

I LOVE this!!! You are an amazing artist.

Jess

thejesster@usa.net

~Sherry said...

Stunning and unique! Thank you for sharing with us! Fingers crossed to win!

Debra at Sleepy Cat Designs said...

Beautiful necklaces...your work is stunning! The entire process sounds stressful but fun and the end result is so nice. Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely piece. My email is sleepycatd@gmail.com.

Kim said...

Congratulations, Kathryn - enjoy the Oscars! Thx so much for offering us the chance to win this lovely work of art. kim2360@gmail.com

The Healing Phoenix said...

I just love your work...it's eye-catching, unique and has such wonderful luminous colors! Congrats on being part of the Hollywood swag! Kris
seraphimay@yahoo.com

KathrynDesigns said...

Thank you everyone for entering and for your kind comments! I will be posting the winner here and on my Facebook page tomorrow, as well as emailing the winner. I'll use random.org to generate the winning entry number. This little giveaway is now officially closed! Thanks again for entering :-)