Thursday, February 5, 2009

Meet and Greet Giveaway: CelticKnot

Introducing: Kristine, of CelticKnot.etsy.com



Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and meet someone new! Then, enter to win a $10 gift certificate to CelticKnot. Read on for details!

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Kristine began making earrings to pass the time when her husband was on a long deployment with the US Navy. She learned about Etsy from a friend, and decided to open a shop in February of 2008. Her initial plan was to focus on Irish jewelry, keychains, and bookmarks (hence the CelticKnot name), but she has since expanded to many different styles and items.


Kristine is a married, full time graduate student studying to be a teacher at Virginia tech in Blacksburg, VA. Her husband and studies come first, but she enjoys creating while watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune almost every night! She folds her amazing origami lucky stars whenever she has free hands.

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When she joined Etsy, Kristine was immediately impressed and astounded by the immense creativity of the welcoming community. In fact, when asked to give a piece of advice to new sellers, she replied "I would advise new sellers to get to know their fellow Etsians. They are wonderful, sweet, kind, creative, and have valuable experience and knowledge to share, as well as amazing items to admire and buy."



Her favorite items are her Rainbow Helix earrings, Shooting Star earrings, and origami lucky stars. I personally find a favorite hard to choose, and I suspect you will, too!

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Giveaway details: Kristine is generously offering a $10 gift certificate to the lucky winner who will be chosen at random (through random.org) on February 13th. The $10 can be used for an item or items already in her shop, or even toward a custom item made just for you!

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Entering is super simple. Go HERE to visit CelticKnot. Look around and choose your favorite item, then come back here and post a comment telling us what you chose. Don't forget to look in her sold items, too! Make sure that you leave an email address, or Etsy shop name so that you can be contacted if you are the winner!
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Pssst...want an extra entry? Send Kristine a message while you are in her shop and introduce yourself. She loves to meet new people!

61 comments:

Schar Freeman said...

Great info on our Kristine. I have always dreamed of gifting my two very good friends, a couple (one battling recent diagnosis of Breast Cancer) with Kristine's beautiful Rainbow Helix earrings. They would have their spirit lifted so high with a gift of these!

aloha,
schar

aandboriginals said...

Funny Jennie, I was just admiring Kristine's items the other day, I am fascinated by the Origami Stars!

So my favorite item would be the Valentine's Stars in Heart Jar.

I can just imagine the amount of time it takes to make them, and she really makes them all look perfect!!!

Beautiful stuff in her shop!!!

Angela
angela@aandboriginals.com

CelticKnot said...

Thank you Schar and Angela for your sweet comments!

Schar, your friend is in my thoughts. I hope that she recovers soon.

I would like to offer 10% off an order to everyone that participates in this giveaway. Please don't forget to visit Jen's shop. She has incredibly gorgeous and creative items.

Good luck everyone!
-Kristine

lewesias said...

Wonderful rite up about our Kristine, such a lovely lady and very talented.
I purchased a celtic bookmark from Kristines shop, so I would love a green one.

Love and hugs,
Lynn

Sarah Jane said...

That's so generous of her! :D What a great giveaway!

My favourite item is her Valentine lucky stars. :) The jar is so cute and the colours are perfect!

jessijewels said...

What a great write up on Kristine, Jennie! I already knew what a wonderful and thoughtful soul she is but it's always nice to get to know someone a little bit better.
I love the mermaid's tail stars in her shop. I go for the sparkle and shimmer. ;)
And watch out everyone - - i have the best of luck when it comes to winning one of Kristine's give aways. xo

Jennie said...

Angela at aandboriginals has earned another entry by convoing Kristine!

demmi said...

I like the Crystal Heart Earrings con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Jen said...

I have always loved her stars! I have wanted to buy them for the longest time but haven't had the money. This would be wonderful to win! Thanks for the chance!
-10oneworld on Etsy

Natasha said...

Origami Lucky Star Earrings -- don't they just make you happy though?? I mean really I look at them and I think - this woman really enjoyed making these and that along with the amazing colors makes ME want to wear them. I'm in love ...it's official :)

This was a great post...awesome writing and stunning pictures...thanks for having this feature and giveaway

Elizabeth W said...

My favorite item is the stars in a heart shaped jar. So beautiful! Who could pass this item up?
I love CelticKnot's shop! Who knew there could be so much passion for lucky stars? I mean, I've always loved them, but never thought of selling them! Why didn't I think of that? Hehe. She is wonderful!

Elizabeth
MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com
TheArtMart.etsy.com

KrazyFashion said...

Ow wow such gorgeous oragomi! I envy ppl who can do that! :p
Here is my favorite item in her shop.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17964092

I love the crystals! I had a pair like that a while back but they broke. :(

Contact me at www.krazyfashion.etsy.com if I win! I hope I do! :p

Sygnet Creations said...

Oh this is going to be a hard one! I like so many things but the garfield lucky stars are by far my fav!!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14447765

Amanda
SygnetCreations
sygnet33@hotmail.com

BeadNestDesigns said...

What a sweet post about Kristine! She's the best too!!

I've always loved her origami stars in all shades of blue. But I have to say, my favorite piece in her shop now is the "Road Less Traveled" magnet - I would love to travel that path right about now!

Super nice post Jennie! :)

Digital Misfit said...

I love the Mermaid Tail origami stars - such pretty colors and lovely origami!
My fingers are far too clumsy to ever make such cute wee stars!

heidig@gmail.com

Vidia2Be said...

What a great feature on Kristine!!! I love her north star pendant

Marigold said...

Okay, now I want someone to surprise me with a jar full of lucky origami stars. Seriously, how adorable. Or the Green Aurora Origami Lucky Star Earrings, because they are simply precious.

boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

Audrey said...

It was hard to choose - but I love magnets! So this is my favorite:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20611783

w said...

the waterlily pendant magnet is beautiful.

thanks for a great giveaway!

hi soso!

mojomomma said...

I really like Kristine's shop she has some really beautiful items. My favorites are probably the Metallic Silver Origami Lucky Star Earrings. They were sold but I am keeping an eye out for a similar pair.

mistressfaerie(at)gmail(dot)com

MiscBeads said...

I love the Snowflake Crystal Earrings. What a great shop!

Miscbeads.etsy.com

ArtSnark said...

very cool - please enter me . thanks

Stephanie said...

My favorite are her Celtic Knot Earrings.

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

Aleda said...

The Starry Stars are very cool looking - I have no idea what I'd do with them, other than sit and play with them, but they're very nifty.

Jennie said...

Woohoo- just look at all these entries!

amarettosour and AudreysCountryCrafts have each earned an extra entry for their friendly convos to Kristine :)

Rita said...

wow I really like the shop. My favorite item is the Music Lucky Stars They are so cute.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14564759.

Rita
margaritakorb@gmail.com

Lilly said...

I love the Music Lucky Stars! Ohh so lovely!

tiff said...

i like the "road less traveled" magnet!

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

bFlat said...

I love the Valentine lucky stars. So cute!

Aik said...

I love the Crystal Heart Earrings!

aikychien@yahoo.com

Shanda said...

The Infinity Glow earrings are my favorite!
shan_da@hotmail.com

chickscratch said...

I love this bracelet:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18615619

it's like tiny moons or planets in orbit...

Beth
chickscratch.etsy.com

Marbella Designs said...

Hi, I like the $4.00 Metallic Silver Origami Lucky Stars earrings.

marbelladesigns.etsy.com

tiny joy said...

Kristine,
How much patience you have making all those little origami stars!

My favorite item in the CelticKnot shop is rainbow cluster earrings. I fell in love with them the second i saw that beauty. It's just so cheerful, so much fun and color. If I was wearing them I would have to smile each time I look in the mirror :)

Tanya
heartcraft.etsy.com

crystal said...

I Love CelticKnot's shop!! I fell for the cute Music Lucky Stars..How unique and creative. Also the Valentine's Red Roses Pendant is pretty:)

cyclona66@aol.com

crystal said...

I sent Kristine a message..Her Etsy shop is great:)

Nathalie Brault said...

hello, I just love the lucky stars in the cute valentine jar ohh so cute.
thanks for the giveaway.

lagrande2tall4u@hotmail.com

equivoque said...

Oh! I love these earrings: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17964092

janil said...

Origami Lucky Star Earrings are my favourite!!!!They're great!!!!

cal_rubies(at)yahoo(dot)es

CelticKnot said...

Crystal and Janil have earned an extra entry by convoing me. Thank you both!

I want to thank everyone for your incredibly sweet and kind comments. I really and truly appreciate it, and it's made my week!

Thank you all. Please enjoy 10% off an order for participating in this giveaway, and please don't forget to visit sosorosey's shop. She has amazing items.

-Kristine

janil said...

I've sent Kristine a message!!! Her stars are wonderful!!!!

janil said...

I love Origami Lucky Star Earrings!!!!

cal_rubies(at)yahoo(dot)es

kuteklipboardsbyamy said...

I have some of Kristine's earrings and LOVE them!!!! I do like her crystal heart earrings - LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!
She's been a good etsy friend and is a very talented artist!!!

bikimiki said...

Hi Kristine I like the Lucky stars earrings but not as much as the Tulips Pendant/Magnet =). I like flowers so I picked it =) You have a great shop!

Ana
http://bikimiki.etsy.com

CelticKnot said...

What a wonderful turnout! I never expected so many entries. :-)

Ana from http://bikimiki.etsy.com earned another entry by convoing me. Thank you Ana!

Colleen said...

This jar of origami stars is beautiful!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20230902

What a wonderful shop :)

Blake and Laura said...

I love the rainbow hoops.

laurawalker05@gmail.com

Angie said...

Hi,
I visited Kristine's shop and was impressed with the Blue Aurora Origami Lucky Star Earrings!

Thanks!
baileybobby6(at)hotmail.com

Angie said...

I wrote a note to Kristine saying Hi and telling her what I liked about her unique shop!

Nice giveaway,
Thank you!
baileybobby6(at)hotmail.com

Tracy Simmons said...

I love The Road Less Traveled Pendant--so unique! Thanks!

Anam said...

I'd choose Mermaid Tail -- Origami Lucky Stars. Love 'em!

GraceElizabeth said...

I love the crystal heart earrings! Celtic/Irish things are gorgeous. I think that's my favorite 'genre' if you will!

~Grace

The Artists' Sandbox said...

I love the musical origami stars!!! I've been playing the piano since i was 4, so anything music related sparks my interest fairly quick:)

this is justin geer here,
http://justingeer.etsy.com

veneta said...

my favorites are the celtic knot earrings and the shimmery origami stars. beautiful work and thanks for offering the giveaway!

etsy shop: veneta

ShaShaAnn said...

It's hard to pick a favorite but I think my favorites are the music lucky stars!

Reesa said...

I love the origami stars! Very cool!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18246295

Giving 10% off on orders is very cool too!

contact me at
http://www.ReesasFavorites.etsy.com

CelticKnot said...

Thank you all for your kind compliments!

Angie, ShaShaAnn, and Reesa all earned an extra entry by convoing me. :-)

judybrittle said...

The Crystal Heart earrings are really beautiful! What a great color! Thank you so much!

N + S said...

I absolutely love the music lucky stars. Wow!

stuffundertwenty.blogspot.com

Elsie said...

I love doing origami! These origami stars , so tiny and sweet, enchant me...however I absolutely adore the Cheetah Pendant because I have recently seen five of these stunning cats at the National Zoo, and I want something to remind me, in a very pretty jewelry design!
This piece is magical when I look at it... Nature's design, plus the artist's skill, are a treasure!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Jennie said...

The giveaway has ended, and the winner will be posted momentarily! Thank you all for making my first giveaway such a success :)