Monday, April 20, 2009

Trudie Davies Designs: Interview and Giveaway!


Today’s interview and giveaway comes all the way from Down Under: Australia! Trudie Davies is an Etsy seller that specializes in making classic designs with a twist! She uses Sterling Silver in all of her designs and incorporates hints of copper and brass as well as
gemstones. Knowing that she uses such quality materials in all of her designs you know that they will be sturdy and long lasting no matter how much you may bang it up! Trudie’s designs are very versatile because not only are they a great everyday jeans and t-shirt jewellery but you can add on some bling to spice it up for special occasions or a night on the town! I think my favourite pieces would have to be any of her designs involving the sweet little tweety birds! I also love her customized name pendent....very Carrie! I also love how she photographs all her jewellry! Very pretty!

All her jewellery comes ready to give to a special loved one! And shipping is pretty cheap considering her goodies come all the way from Australia only $2.50 if you live in Australia and $3.75 for everywhere else!


Here are the interview questions:

Name: Trudie Davies
Name of shop:www.trudiedavies.etsy.com
Location: Melbourne, Australia.

Favourite item from your shop: The 12 skinny hammered stack rings.


Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am a mom of an 18 year old girl who has just left home to go to college to do Law and Science. I also have an 11year old boy who is still in primary school. The kids are great and keep my husband and I busy. I work for The Age Newspaper, our daily metro paper. I went to art school many years ago. That is where I learnt silver-smithing and jewellery making skills. I loved that time and received distinctions for my jewellery work. I then went on to have my family and am really enjoying life now cause I can go back and do what I love doing. It really is so exciting to be making jewellery and running my small etsy business.

When and what made you want to open up your shop?
When I came across Etsy, I was real excited because for one there was an opportunity to move out items that I created. It is no point of making things if you can't off load them. I only have so many fingers, toes etc. Also the silver merchants can get real expensive! So etsy
has been a low cost real great opportunity for me to get into.

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process:
Well as well as make jewellery I am a painter. Both with jewellery and painting I seem to conjure up designs in my mind. With jewellery I then have to work out the functionality of the design. Jewellery needs to be functional with great design. Over time I have just made
jewellery pieces that take my fancy. It is now that I am starting to develop a style. This is not evident in the trudiedavies store as yet. It is possible that I will need to open a new shop just to showcase this new style that is emerging from me. That will all be in the future....waiting to happen. This new style is one that is based on silver work and blue and green colour stones. I love blues and greens.

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs?
A lot of my work draws inspiration from the geometric shapes, blues, greens, images and beauty in design. I just do what I want and what takes my fancy.
If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
An Elephant cause they are so cool.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
Thats a hard one! To be a Movie Star and live in Malibu! Oh well not this time around ........HaHa! Maybe just live as a 30 yr old forever and ever cause the thought of old age is starting to scare me! Or solve all the problems of poverty, starvation, exploitation and crime in one foul swoop! Oh and not to mention climate change! I don’t know something like that!

The Giveaway:


Trudie was kind enough to offer the winner any design within her shop under $40! That’s really generous of her and you can get so many amazing designs in her shop!

How to Enter:

1) Go to Trudie’s etsy shop and comment on your most favourite item for one entry! Favorite her shop for an extra entry!
2) If you become a new follower you get four more entries
3) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)
4) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries
5) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries
6) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries (Make sure you let her know as well as myself!)
7) If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered! I have the Bow Me Over Bows Giveaway going on right now so make sure to enter that!

Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)

The contest will run until May 7th!

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Jingle said...

I love the Birdie Necklace! It is so elegant and adorable all at once!

Jingle said...

I am already a follower!

Jingle said...

I have your button on my blog!

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jenna said...

Wow what a great giveaway i would love to be entered! i love all her stacked rings!

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AmandaSue said...

I love the two hearts as one necklace. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail.com

AmandaSue said...

I'm a current follower thanks.

CathyH said...

Really beautiful! My favorite is the tree sawpierced (id=18464793)thanks!

CathyH said...

Added Trudie Davies as a favorite on Etsy

CathyH said...

Loyal follower :)

Tj and Amy said...

I love the earrings - hoops and squares. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I follow. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I have your button. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I also entered the sweeter than me} designs jewelry. and I forgot to say I am a current follower. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Nina said...

I adore her dew drop earrings!

Nina said...

I follow your blog.

Nina said...

I added her to my Etsy favorites (etsy name: ninahearttoby)

*I forgot to mention I'm a current follower

Lauren said...

Love the starry night pendant! lauren616 at gmail dot com

Annie said...

I love the rings x 3 - patterned! They are gorgeous!



Thanks



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(in Canada)

Annie said...

I'm already a follower of your blog!


Thanks



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(in Canada)

DEBIJOT said...

I love the tree sawpierced necklace.

DEBIJOT said...

Entered the Lucy's Friend Giveaway.

DEBIJOT said...

follower #1

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kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

My fave is the shiny planished rings x 3

Erica M said...

wow great giveaway!! i love the tweety ring! so cute!!

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Erica M said...

I am a google reader subscriber!

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Erica M said...

i entered your lucy giveaway!

Erica M said...

I entered your bows giveaway!

Erica M said...

I favorited her shop! Ericaloves

SarCraw said...

I love the leaf design pendant the best!

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SarCraw said...

I added her shop to etsy favorites, my username is sarahbcrawford

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SarCraw said...

I am already a follower!

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Pam said...

Love the Patina pendant or the squares earrings...

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Pam said...

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Katrina said...

I like the name disc with personalized names and little heart

JULIE said...

I really like the 6 skinny hammered stack rings.

Leilani said...

Oh wow, so many beautiful items. I love the tree of life pendant. Thanks!

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Chris said...

Love the silver entwined hoop earrings. So very sophisticated.

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Chris said...

Already a follower!

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Megan said...

So many great choices in her shop, hard to pick a favorite! I like so many, but I'll go with the simple birdie necklace found here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18034459
Thanks! vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

Megan said...

I hearted her shop.

Thanks, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

Megan said...

I'm already a follower!

Thanks, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

Megan said...

I posted your button on my blog here:
http://unconventional-comfort.blogspot.com/

Thanks, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

Megan said...

I also blogged about your giveaway in this post:
http://unconventional-comfort.blogspot.com/2009/04/still-moretrying-to-keep-up.html

Thanks, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

Megan said...

And I entered your "Bow Me Over Bows" contest.

Thank you, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

The Carpenter Life said...

Love the personalized stamped pendants!!

The Carpenter Life said...

have your button on our blog!

The Carpenter Life said...

I am a new follower of your blog!

LINGO FAMILY said...

I have entered Bow me over Bows contest.

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LINGO FAMILY said...

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LINGO FAMILY said...

I love the Large pendant with two birds.

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Whimsical Creations said...

love the rose ring.


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http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

already follower #1

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Whimsical Creations said...

already follower #2

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already follower #3
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already follower #4

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already follower #5

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already follower #6

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Whimsical Creations said...

i entered the bows giveaway

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vickie said...

i love the sunny days pendant vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

i faved her store vbarton24 on etsy vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

i am currently a follower http:vbarton24.etsy.com

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vickie said...

your buttons on my blog http://vickiescontestblog.blogspot.com/

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vickie said...

i blogged http://vickiescontestblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/trudy-davies-design-giveaway-check-it.html vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Mama Zen said...

I love the silver pendant with the tree design!

CC said...

I love the earrings with emerald crystal

CC said...

New follower!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love the Tree Sawpiercing Necklace!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18464793

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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I am already a follower :)

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ginnn7 said...

i love the heart pendant, and the skinny stack rings

ginnn7 said...

i am new follower

tanya904 said...

My favorite is the Coconut Tree Patina Pendant i absolutely love the blue green color..
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tanya904 said...

I Heart Trudiedavies Etsy shop
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tanya904 said...

New Follower
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sushi_noem said...

I really like all the stacking rings and the name disc with personalized names and little heart

Joby said...

I love the Two Hearts as One necklace.

Joby said...

New Follower

Joby said...

New follower 2nd entry

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New follower 3rd entry

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New follower 4th entry

Joby said...

I also entered Bow Me Over Bows

Huguette E. said...

My favorite is the coconut tree patina pendant

Huguette E. said...

I'm a new follower

throuthehaze said...

i love the posie rings!

throuthehaze said...

added seller to favorites

gkstratos said...

Love the Blue Rose Ring
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gkstratos said...

Already a follower (x6)
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kateandlucy said...

I lile the birdie necklace.

kateandlucy said...

I entered the bow giveaway

MaddyRu said...

I like the Silver Squares earring sand the beach scene pendant. Thanks!

MaddyRu said...

I added Trudie as a favorite etsy store.

MaddyRu said...

I'm a new follower!

MaddyRu said...

Follower #2

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I absolutely love and would get so much use out of the earrings with emerald crystals!

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

New follower 1

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Blakesmom said...

I'm a fan of the name disc with personalized names and little heart! Thanks for the chance.

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Sweepstakes Advantage said...

Great Giveaway. I found this listed at Sweepstakes Advantage, http://www.sweepsadvantage.com . Good Luck Everyone!

C and C girl said...

My favorite item is eternity washer with small heart pendant.

Kim said...

i really like the starry night pendant necklace.
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Andrea said...

I like the silver pendant with the tree on it.

Andrea said...

I am a new follower. (1)

Andrea said...

I am a new follower. (2)

Andrea said...

I am a new follower. (3)

Andrea said...

I am a new follower. (4)

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My favourite item from their store is the heart pendant.

Thank you!

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Tia said...

I love the customized name pendant. I have always wanted one!
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Peggy said...

I love the Heart Pendant, so pretty
Thanks
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JeansandTs said...

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rings x 3 - patterned would look great on my fingers!

yyeres said...

my favorite item is the birdie necklace. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

LADYHIGHTOWER said...

I LIKE THE RED HEART NECKLACE. LADYHIGHTOWER@LIVE.COM

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ENTERED BOW ME OVER BOWS GIVEAWAY.

1955nurse said...

I'm lovin' the 'Tree of life' pendant w/squared links Italian chain! (Also love the 'name' pendant, and a few others I have my eye on, too!)
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1955nurse said...

I subscribed to Trudie Davies E-Mail updates!
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I'm a (NEW!) follower of your blog!
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Ľubaša said...

I like tree sawpierced... Thanks.

Ľubaša said...

I am already follower

Ľubaša said...

I added Trudies shop to my fav on Etsy

janil said...

eternity bangle is lovely!

thanks!

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janil said...

happy follower!

janil said...

I entered Bow me over bows giveaway!

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LINGO FAMILY said...

I entered the Handmade Glass Giveaway
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kate said...

oooo i love the whole birdie collection!! how precious!!!

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kate said...

i entered the bow me over giveaway!

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kate said...

I entered the luccicare giveaway!!!

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kate said...

i ama follower!!!

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z. Smith said...

I love the tweety birds earrings.

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I follow your blog!

Aik said...

I love the Birdie Necklace.

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Anonymous said...

I like single hammered ring - simple with interesting design.
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Crystal said...

I added her as a favorite on Etsy.

I LOVE the Blue Rose Ring!

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janetfaye said...

I like the pendant - tree of life.

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I added Trudie Davies to my Etsy Favs - janetfaye

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casey aubut said...

I like the stacked rings x 4
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quelleheure4 said...

The wonderfully spacey earrings are absolutely sensational!
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I favorited her etsy shop (quelleheure4)

Mia said...

birdie necklace is adorable!!

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