While browsing through Etsy I chanced upon Beadpassion and was amazed by her creations! What she does is create amazing and very life-like pieces of jewelry and cellphone charms! Seriously when I looked at her pieces I got hungry! I was so amazed that she created all her pieces using clay! I mean clay can be quite hard to work with, but the amazing detail in each piece truly blew me away! I really loved her cupcake jewelry as well as her cute pug ones too! The best part is the great prices! Perfect for gifts or a great and cute way to accessorize your outfit! You can seriously go on a major spending spree without breaking the bank!
Helen was so amazing to send me not only an awesome necklace but a pair of earrings as well! I was in awe when I recieved my items and I really loved the personal touch that she had with her packaging!
I got this amazing cupcake necklace that looked so real that I wanted to eat it....or at least made me crave a real cupcake! Look at all the amazing details! like the strawberries! I seriously do not know where she gets not only her talent but her patience as well!!
The second item that I reviewed was the Lucite White Petal Earings. They were nice and light and very flirty! I really loved all the movement that the earrings hand and they had such a nice feel to them as well.
Here is her interview:
Name of shop: www.beadpassion.etsy.com
Favourite item from your shop: Oh there are quite a lot - mostly cupcakes. I love my buttterfly edition cupcakes, watermelon cupcake, all the fruit topped o
nes. Pug clays are also a favorite.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Simple, uncomplicated, happy - thats who I am and the life I'm living. I'm a mother to my wonderful 2 year old son, I love coffee, and I'm addicted to creating with polymer clay.
When and what made you want to open up your shop?
I set up my etsy shop August last year, but launched my products only after 2 months. I decided to sell my products online because I thought that I could offer something unique. And because they are handmade, I believe that the customer is sure to get a one of a kind item. Aside from that, my goal also is to lighten up someone's day with my clays.
Tell us a little bit more about your creation process:
I can officially begin my craft only when my son is asleep. I start with a cup of coffee, lay out my materials and tools. Most of the time, I already have a design in my mind. To work with polymer clay, the clays need to be conditioned first. After conditioning I mix the clays to get the color I want, then I hand sculpt everything, afterwards I bake the items. Sounds pretty easy but in reality, it isn't. Conditioning takes time, but sculpting takes the longest time. Most especially with intricate designs. On an average it takes about an hour to hand sculpt one piece. The baking takes30mins. If requested, I gloss the product before shipping it out. Every item is made with so much love!
Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs?
I draw my inspiration usually from my interests - foods, dogs, nature, from wonderful works of other artists. I also get inspiration and encouragement from my mom and sisters. I'm a bit conservative when it comes to colors. They're the ones who love vibrant colors so I just think about what they might like and make them. I'm thankful to have a supportive husband (he made my shop banner), he sometimes suggests things I can create. Also the nice words from satisfied customers inspires me to make more.
If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
I think I'd be a dog because they are adorable and loyal.
If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
I wish to be able to restore mother earth from the ravages of man (now you think I'm boring you)
(The Giveaway Prizes!!!!)
Helen was so very kind to make up an amazing prize package of a Strawberry Cupcake pendent necklace, Lucite Petal Earrings and a Cupcake cellphone charm! See she really is generous! The cupcake necklace costs $10 the earrings cost only $3 and the Cupcake Cellphone charm is only $4!!!! The best part is that two lucky winners get a set each! And Helen also mentioned that she would throw in a few more surprises to the lucky winners!! That’s a total giveaway value of $17 or $34 for both sets!
For those of you who don’t win Helen has offered a very amazing offer to the rest of my readers! For a minimum purchase of $10 you will receive a free cell phone charm, earrings and sticker!! So you can get the prize package too if you don’t win! All you need to do is tell her that you found out about her through my site (The Giveaway Diva)!! What a great offer!!
How to Enter:
1) Go to Helen’s etsy shop, BeadPassion and comment on your most favourite item for one entry!
2) If you favourite her shop you get two extra entries leave me your etsy name please!
3) Visit Ellie’s blog and give her some blog love by commenting for three entries (please let me know what post you commented on!) And as an added bonus she always has bi-weekly giveaways going on! So you can sign up to win even more of her lovely pieces!!
4) If you become a new follower you get four more entries
5) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)
6) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries
7) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries
8) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries (Make sure you let her know as well as myself!)
9) 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!
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 August 12th!