In the Long Run on Etsy and a Blog Giveaway!

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!

In the Long Run Designs on Etsy (the shop’s twitter is here)

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:

In the Long Run Designs

In the Long Run Designs

In the Long Run Designs

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 the Long Run Designs

In the Long Run Designs

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 Emails will not be published or otherwise released.)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!

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58 thoughts on “In the Long Run on Etsy and a Blog Giveaway!

  1. I’m so glad you opened an Etsy shop. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
    Please enter me in your give away.
    While I’m commenting, I want to say how much I love the pearls. Each year, my Grandfather would buy my Grandmother pearls for her birthday and Valentines Day. To me, you design is a nice balance of her and I. Love them.

    • Thanks so much Lauren! (I think the system knows your email already because you were signed in, so I see it in the comment recorder.)

  2. Beautiful work! I may just have to bribe myself to finish a sacque-back with one of your lovely fans. Would love to be entered into the giveaway too!

  3. You’re much braver than I am in opening an Etsy shop! I still haven’t mustered up the courage to start one. πŸ˜‰ Congratulations on getting started!

    sarahmon90(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Best of luck with your Etsy shop. You have created some really lovely pieces. I’d dearly love to win that beautiful necklace.

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