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Friday, November 19, 2010

Brilliance Found Giveaway (and Regal Rose winner announced)

Not only do we have a giveaway winner to announce but there is also another giveaway today! 

Quickly before I announce this week's giveaway, the winner of the Regal Rose Giveaway is entry #52 (chose from Random.org), Ashley Hasty!  Ashley, please email me with your shipping info to get your prize!  Congrats!


But don't fret!  Today I am pleased to announce my newest sponsor and a fabulous giveaway!

Please help me in welcoming

Brilliance Found seriously has some of the coolest jewelry I have ever seen.  The rings alone are enough to make me drool and lately I have been a little obsessed with rings.  These pieces are so unique that you're bound to get a ton of compliments and they're also affordable too.  You definitely can't go wrong!  

Of course I wanted to find out more about this wonderful shop as well as its creator Nyne.


Where did you come up with the name for your Etsy shop?  Before I opened my shop, I was going to school for something completely unrelated to jewelry-making: addictions counselling. I worked in a lot of random jobs, from homeless shelters to jail kitchens & as much as I enjoyed it, there always felt like something was missing. Corrections & Addictions are very conservative environments, so my creativity was always stifled. I wasn't even allowed to wear jewelry to work! When I decided to open my jewelry shop, everything just clicked. It was as if I was finally finding my own brilliance. Alternatively, I like to think of my jewelry pieces as "finding the brilliance" within the materials I'm using, so both ways it fits. Suddenly it hit me: Brilliance Found! And as soon as I said it aloud, I knew that was it.


What or who are your inspirations?
  I love creating nature-inspired pieces, because there's so much beauty in the natural world already. I love being able to capture earth's elegance in my designs. I also spend a lot of time tweaking my designs to make sure they flow with the wearer -- I like my jewelry to be interactive & fit as if it "was meant to be there".


What are 3 of your favorite items from your shop?  It feels like I'm always finding new favorites, but my staples are my Floating Butterflies Ring, my Flying Wings Ring & my Arrow Ring.. they are probably my favorite pieces to wear, because they look so neat on the hand. Rings are such a quick, easy way to add some style to any outfit -- I never leave the house without one!


Where do you see yourself and your shop at this time next year?
  In another year, I'd like to expand my business to sell in more shops across the world. It can be hard to sell jewelry online, because often people want to try on the pieces & you never know how something fits until it arrives. So I love the idea of allowing my customers the ability to run down to their favorite local boutique & pick up some Brilliance!


What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring Etsy shop owners?  If you want your shop to be big, you need to work your shop as if it's already big. If things are slow, use that time to improve your shop... because once you get busy, you'll have a lot less time to do so!

Today you all have a chance to win
The Feather Wrap Ring in Raw Brass or Oxidized Brass
 (featured above raw brass)


The Rules
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)

Mandatory Entry:
You must be a follower of After 'I Do'.
(comment telling me your favorite item from Brilliance Found)

Extra Entries:
Follow After 'I Do' on Facebook and/or Twitter (1-2 entries)
Tweet and/or Blog about this giveaway (1-2 entries)
Make a purchase from Brilliance Found (10 entries)
(Please make sure to have a receipt to forward to me)

The giveaway winner will be announced
Friday November 26th.

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70 wonderful thoughts:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

so pretty! thanks Krysten, I love the Clear Crystal Point on 12kt Goldfill Chain
I follow you of course xo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

and on Facebook

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

and on twitter :)

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

Love this ring and the Hot Pink Agate Slice with Gold Edges. I follow, of course!

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

I follow on Twitter...

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

and FB!

The Favour Shoppe

what a gorgeous ring!!

Krystal

Ok, I'm in love with the Bow & Arrow necklace!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ooh the butterflies ring is cool too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Of course I'm a Twitter follower!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Facebook fan too!

Jessie Szmanda

Oh yay! Love giveaways, I am already a follower, and I LOVE the Brass Butterfly ring!

Jessie Szmanda

I am now following on Facebook, and twitter too :) yippee!

Cafe Fashionista

Ooh, what a fabulous Giveaway, Krysten! Of course I'm a follower!

I love the Sittin Kitty Cocktail Ring in Vintage Brass - so cute!! :)

cafefashionista@yahoo.com

the chirpy bird

Oh boy oh boy! I'm now a follower! Wowzer that feather ring is just stellar! I actually really like it and would probably purchase it! YAY!
xox tash

the chirpy bird

Also twitter! Fingers crossed fingers crossed!
xoxo tash

Kristin

That ring is SO pretty! I won't enter since I won my adorable headband!

Nikki

Oh my gosh it is beautiful. I need it for when I am a grecian goddess next Halloween. And for everyday in between!

Nikki

I follow you on facebook!

Jude

What a beautiful shop and I really loved reading about how she came to it! Everything is gorge, but adore the abalone shell drop earring! (And yes, I'm a follower! :)).

Stephany

I love that ring! Of course, I follow your blog and my favorite item in her shop is probably one of her bohemian statement necklaces.

Stephany

I also follow you on Twitter...

Stephany

...and I follow your blog on Facebook!

Mandy

That ring is so pretty!

I think my favorites from the site are the Bow and Arrow necklace and the Coppper wings ring.

Mandy

Also, I "liked" you on FB.

Mandy

And now follow you on Twitter. :D

la petite coquine

Gah, that cuff is just amazing! And a big congrats to the winner of last week's giveaway!

kelly ann

honestly, i'm having a hard time choosing a favourite item - i'm such a fan of their entire shop! ;) that ring, though, is amazing

kelly ann

i tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/hellokellyann/status/5690549185028097

kelly ann

i'm a facebook fan!

kelly ann

and i follow you on twitter, of course. ;)

Tanya (a Taste of T)

I absolutely adore the Large Brass Feather Pendant

Kara

I definitely follow your blog :)

I think my favourite piece is the Small 16kt White Goldplated Filigree Leaf Wrap Ring. So dainty and cute!

Kara

And I follow on Twitter (@KaraChow)

Kara

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/KaraChow/status/5711856647798784

The Blonde Duck

She sounds as interesting as her work. It's so cool of you to feature Etsy artists!

Amber Blue Bird

the floating butterfly pieces are amazing.

Tara

i'm a follower!

Tara

and i follow on twitter!

Tara

and i like on facebook!

Tara

oops. forgot to include that i love the Two Leaves Dangle Earrings in Antique Brass!

Terin

That ring is gorgeous!

Nyne at Brilliance Found

Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Krysten! Can't wait to make one of these beautiful rings for the winner!

Good luck, everyone :)

Rachel Cotterill

Those are gorgeous - is the giveaway open internationally?

Also - congrats on the fantastic NaNo progress! I'm a bit behind....

Signe

I actually think I like the The Feather Wrap Ring most, it is perfect!
Fingers crossed :)

Ria

My favorite is the Small Matte Black Filigree Leaf Wrap Ring, with Sterling Silver Band.It looks like you've a gorgeous tattoo!

Ria

I also follow you on fb as Ria Kod

Ria

I follow on twitter as @riakod

Ria

Aaaand I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/riakod/status/6052817265496064

ag.

I seriously love that ring!!!
My fave item would probably be the Feather Scroll Long Statement Necklace in Golden Brass and Gunmetal...what pretty stuff!

Bella @Bellgetsreal

The gold feather wrap ring is adorable. Fingers crossed

mourli at gmail.com

Bella @Bellgetsreal

Following on GFC

Bella @Bellgetsreal

follow on twitter

@bellagetsreal

Bella @Bellgetsreal

Tweeted giveaway
http://twitter.com/Bellagetsreal/status/6242378046242816

Alli

Personally I love the raindrop brass earrings! So elegant with such personality!

Alli

Also tweeted at @allisonmseward

Kelly

so pretty I just bought the mountain ring a couple days ago! I also love the arrow ring!

Kelly

fb!

Kelly

purchased the mountain ring!

Kelly

purchased the mountain ring!

Kelly

purchased the mountain ring!

Kelly

purchased the mountain ring!

Kelly

purchased the mountain ring!

Kelly

purchased the mountain ring!

Kelly

purchased the mountain ring!

Kelly

purchased the mountain ring!

Kelly

purchased the mountain ring!

kelly
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Tamara Nicole

Love the Butterfly statement ring! Also a follower:)

Tamara Nicole

And I follow on FB