Edited to add: entries to the giveaway have now closed, thanks to all who entered!
You may have noticed lately an uptick in jewelry and accessory making on this blog. One thing I love about costuming is the way it constantly encourages me to create, pushing me to learn new techniques. In turn, I have become addicted to beading and to making fans. And you may have guessed the result: I have opened a shop on Etsy!
The shop offers jewelry and accessories aimed at the 18th and 19th century costumer. My hope is to create elegant, unique pieces, ready to complement (and bling up!) your next costume. Here are some examples of my work:
To celebrate my grand opening, I am hosting a blog giveaway. On offer is the choker necklace pictured below, made from pearlescent river shell beads. It fastens using two soldered jump rings, through which a ribbon (included) may be tied. You can let out the ribbon to add length.
In order to enter this giveaway, comment on this post. I will accept entries through midnight Wednesday 2/19/14, US eastern standard time. A winner will be randomly selected from the pool. Please remember to leave your email in the space provided on the comment form, so that I can contact you if you win. (If you are signed in through WordPress or another profile manager that knows your email, it will enter your address automatically, and you do not need to. In that case there will not be a space for email in the comment form. Emails will not be published or otherwise released.)
Note: at this time, I am only offering United States domestic shipping through Etsy. This is to help me work out some startup logistics, and I plan to offer international shipping in the future. Regardless, both US and non-US readers can enter the giveaway!