Thursday, November 19, 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. K nowing 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 jeweller y 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!

Also as a special note this is the second time that Trudie is holding a giveaway here at The Giveaway Diva!! She must really love you guys!!! Since the last giveaway Trudie has started up a blog of her very own filled with great posts and even greater giveaways!!! Check her out here!

Here are the interview questions:
Name: T rudie 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 l ittle 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 Scie nce. 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 l oved 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 real ly 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 ca me 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 evid ent 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 yo u 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 sca re 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 a choice between her two most popular best sellers!! Either the set of stack rings or a personalized silver band with two skinny stackers!!

And hooray! She`s oppening the giveaway to everyone!! So no matter where you live you can enter!

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 entries5
3) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)
4) If you go visit Trudie's blog and leave her a comment you can get two extra entries! Just let me know which post you commented on!! Click here to go to her blog!
5)If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries
6) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries
7) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries (Make sure you let her know as well as myself!)
8) 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 December 17th!

493 comments:

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Erica said...

i entered the diamond giveaway!

Daph said...

I love the stacker rings!!
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Abby said...

Love the Skinny stack rings in sterling silver with a solitaire gemstone ring. The personalized rings set being given away is really great too!

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Abby said...

New follower here.

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Abby said...

Commented in Trudie's blog here:

http://trudiedaviesdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/copenhagen.html?showComment=1260808240358_AIe9_BFWpSrlRTsWPZjtyHQsqcFCZTwMY8aOQEIzyr58alj1Z1txKuipennaSXqPXCNwa5pZVhuz2QLQ97e9sInDjZmIiyfGzLCDOG7o_9C5twFe5YMUmMBk0PfpYoZP2WDSh6ps_2PLKMQUtbfa13jcHY5zEY5jvXdsEO6NcSZEQqD5hvzqH44bhiQowbghQgfbsr7Jkt6PC2_7Au6hAJUKaojKJDANbe9y33RXwuJ5wO_iSFQZdZo#c7230928036576553489

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Abby said...

Entered the Tiffany giveaway! What an awesome giveaway!


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Selene said...

tree sawpierced II is love!

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Selene said...

Follower!!

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Follower!!

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Follower!!

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Follower!!

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Selene said...

Entered Tiffany giveaway

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Abby said...

New follower here.

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Abby said...

New follower here.

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Abby said...

New follower here.

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Stephanie said...

I think my favorite is the Remembrance necklace.

Huguette E. said...

I like the Citrine solitaire sterling silver ring on a skinny band

Huguette E. said...

I'm a follower
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I'm a follower
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I'm a follower
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I'm a follower
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I'm a follower
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I'm a follower
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Suanne said...

I am in love with the citrine and blue topaz rings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31904150

Suanne said...

and i hearted her store :)

Tylerpants said...

My fave is the pretty Eternity Necklace!
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I hearted her shop at Etsy!(mexyplex)
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trixx said...

My fave are the gorgeous sterling silver stack rings with two gemstones (peridot and blue topaz)!

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I'm a Blogger follower

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mim said...

my favorites are the Large personalized pendant with the words, verses, poems, and what ever your can dream of.

and the Set of three gemstone stacking rings entirely handmade

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current follower 1

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commented on http://trudiedaviesdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/december-giveaway.html

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commented on http://trudiedaviesdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/december-giveaway.html

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mim said...

also entered:
orient watch

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also entered:
akoya pearl necklace

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also entered: tiffany heart

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also entered: guy and eva

Heather K said...

Everything is so beautiful. I love the heart ring & the feathery earrings!

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Heather K said...

new follower #1

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Heather K said...

Entered/commented on Trudie's blog - December giveaway.

Heather K said...

Favorite her etsy shop

Heather K said...

Entered the Tiffany & Co Open Heart Necklace Giveaway

Heather K said...

Entered the Orient Watch giveaway

Huguette E. said...

Entered the Tiffany & Co giveaway

4smartmonkeys said...

I like the skinny stack rings x6.

4smartmonkeys said...

I'm a new follower of your blog!!

4smartmonkeys said...

I commented on Trudie's blog, the December giveaway.

Anne J said...

I like the Citrine solitaire sterling silver ring on a skinny band.

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Anne J said...

I hearted her etsy shop, anne1456 etsy name

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Citrine solitaire sterling silver ring on a skinny band1

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I already follow #2

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Anne J said...

I also entered the Tiffany necklace giveaway

Heather said...

My favorite is the Iolite solitaire stacking silver ring.

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Naddez said...

I love the silver blue ring. Cute!

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