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Dec 3, 2010

WINNER for LEAVES Wreath by SADIIE

Thank you to everyone for their wonderful comments and
entries to SADIIE's fabulous LEAVES Wreath Giveaway!!

I would also to like to thank SADIIE for her generous and
beautiful LEAVES Wreath that was given for this Handmade
Giveaway. I hope everyone will visit her wonderful Etsy shop for
their holiday gifts and support this amazing handmade artist! 
I've used RANDOM.ORG to generate a WINNER
and the lucky WINNER is: 22
...................................................................
Congratulations to MAMIPDX!
..................................................................
...............................................................................
Thanks again for all of your incredible show of love and support!
I will be posting a new Giveaway soon......stay tuned. xo

Nov 11, 2010

Giveaway: Leaves Wreath by Sadiie

................................................................................
FABULOUS GIVEAWAY
by SADIIE
................................................................................
I am so excited to host this fabulous GIVEAWAY by
SADIIE! This Etsy shop is located in the beautiful city
of Prague. It is filled with wonderful vintage items and
handmade paper wreath creations by Sadiie
SADIIE aka...The antik * et cetera, is a shop with hand-picked
vintage finds, modernist design, antique and retro ware with a
special Bohemian twist!
I had a delightful time interviewing Sadiie and learning
about her passions and inspirations. I hope you will enjoy
getting to know her and discovering a new place for unique
collectibles.
Please visit her fabulous shop for some amazing
vintage finds and beautiful handmade wreaths. 
................................................................................
INTERVIEW
................................................................................
1. Please tell us a little about yourself and your Etsy shop.
Hello, it's nice to meet you! I'm Sadiie Addams a little loud devil
who lives with her boyfriend, grandma, her two canaries, dog and
two cats in a big house outside Prague, Czech Republic. I lived and
studied in Prague until 5 years ago when I moved back to my old
family house. I work my gears as a full-time designer at a web
developer agency. When I have some free time, I love to do crafting,
garden work, cooking or any manual work that can clean up my
thoughts and refresh my thinking.
Besides other hobbies I have always been interested in flea markets
finds, collecting old stuff, antiquities, design, old books and such.
I love to share my finds and treasuries and my Etsy shop is a
showcase of my finds, especially mod Czech design pieces,
which I would like to share with others. Czech design suffers
under Cinderella syndrome and my goal is to present its unknown
beauty. Apart from that I though that accompanying vintage finds
with some paper work and wreaths would be great idea.
 So, voila there it is, antik*et cetera.
2. What is your inspiration or passion for collecting your fabulous finds?
I was always surrounded by old treasuries, my parents are also avid
collectors, even my sister studies fine arts so I"d say it's carved deep
into my bones. I love vintage items and photographs, and enjoy all the
fun in a hunt on a misty, rainy muddy early morning in the local flea market.
3. How does your Graphic Design background assist in
photographing your Etsy items?
(Any good tips for visual communication and presentation.)
I do a lot of commercial photography at work, so I would say
my approach is to be a bit different from that. I like to crash the
composition, use less light than needed, keep the colors in darker
tones. I still seek the perfect style for me so I guess my advice
would be: be original, don't be afraid of using something else than
white background, give it a unexpected twist. And use stones!
I love stones and I try to hack them into almost every picture.
Their texture is always a good companion to the cold white porcelain.
4. Do you have any good tips for running an On-line/Etsy business?
Be polite and nice, spread karma and appreciate others work.
I might sound silly to you, but I don't care about the sales in the
1st place, I take my shop as a way how to make friends and get
 to know a lot of talented people from all around the globe.
5. What are your future goals for your Etsy shop?
My nearest goal for my shop would be better description texts.
They are not the mirror image of perfection :]. And a long term
one is more great finds and wreaths.
................................................................................
WIN this Beautiful Handmade
LEAVES WREATH

..................................................................................
Giveaway Starts on: Nov. 11, 2010
A WINNER will be announced on Nov. 30, 2010
...................................................................................
...............................................................................................
How to ENTER for a chance to WIN!

*NOTE: Please post each entry separately.
*This contest is open worldwide.
*Thank you so much for your love and support! 
 Good Luck! xo
..............................................................................................
*1 Entry = Please go to SADIIE's shop, come back here, post your fav item & contact info.
*1 Entry = Please Heart Sadiie's shop & add her items to your fav.
*1 Entry = Blog about this Giveaway on your blog and post your link.
*1 Entry = Post Giveaway on TWITTER & make sure you mention "@Voleurdebijoux".
*1 Entry = Post Giveaway on FACEBOOK & make sure you tag "Voleurdebijoux".
*1 Entry = Please follow me on Twitter: Voleurdebijoux
*1 Entry = Please fan me on Facebook: Voleurdebijoux
*1 Entry = Please follow my blog: Voleurdebijoux

Sep 14, 2010

WINNER of DIAMOND DOLLS COUTURE'S Giveaway

Announcement
WINNER of DIAMOND DOLLS COUTURE'S
GIVEAWAY

We would like to THANK everyone for all of their
comments and entries! It was an amazing show of
love and support for the beautiful handmade work
by Maggie a.k.a Diamond Dolls Couture.
We used Random.org to generate a winner for this
Giveaway. And....the lucky winner of this fabulous
Giveaway is Number 7!
Congrats to CARA SCARLETT!  
..................................................................................
Thank you so much for your support and love!
Stay tuned...I will be announcing another
new Giveaway soon. XO
..................................................................................

Sep 11, 2010

Imagine

Remembering 911
Cherish each moment and love one another.

Imagine...John Lennon

Aug 28, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Diamond Dolls Couture


I am so excited and honored to host this fabulous
GIVEAWAY for my dearest friend Maggie
aka DiamondDollsCouture on Etsy!
Maggie has a gift for dazzling designs with a touch
of romance and nostalgia. Her artisan skills are 
incredible! 
 Maggie's beautiful jewelry have some of the 
most intricate designs. They display her love and 
passion for original and exotic handmade creations.
 ...................................................................
...................................................................
 To celebrate Maggie's first blog Giveaway,
she is offering FREE SHIPPING
in her Etsy Shop:
 *Just mention "Voleurdebijoux Blog Giveaway"
in your message to Maggie and she will refund
your shipping charges. 
...................................................................
INTERVIEW
...................................................................
1. When did you start creating or felt inspired to do so?
As a child I used to play with paper dolls a lot! 
I design the paper dresses and paper jewelries 
and styling the dolls as I like. It was so much fun! 
I guess that was the beginning.
2. How do you start your designs or 
what sparks your artistic ideas?
Ideas come spontaneously. And when they do, I sketch 
whatever that crosses my mind onto my sketchbook.
3. What do you love about creating things with your own hands?
I love creating jewelry with my own hands because it 
allows me to experiment with colors, textures, materials and 
most importantly, my heart’s content. It is the experience 
of creating these jewelry that I find so exciting.
 4. People love seeing other artist's studio space...Do you 
have a picture or description of your "creative space"?
My kitchen table is my workspace…lol
 5. What learning lessons do you have to share with other artists?
Always believe in yourself, work hard with perseverance 
& determination.
 ................................................................... 
Now for the Fabulous 
GIVEAWAY!
(Starts: 8/28/2010 - 9/12/2010)
...................................................................
WIN these GORGEOUS EARRINGS! 
They are made with antique brass, Swarovski crystals,
seed beads and rhinestones.
(These beautiful earrings are valued at over $30)
Giveaway is open worldwide. 
....................................................................................
First Entry
(mandatory)
....................................................................................
1. Please go to Maggie's Etsy Shop "DIAMOND DOLLS COUTURE",
come back here, post your favorite item from her shop and
leave your contact info (i.e. name, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook).
.................................................................................... 
Extra Bonus Entries
(more chances to win)

*Please post each Extra Bonus Entry, separately.
....................................................................................
2. Heart Maggie's Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DiamondDollsCouture
3. Follow Maggie's Blog: http://diamonddollscouture.blogspot.com/
4. Follow Maggie on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diamonddcoutur3
5. Follow Diamond Dolls Couture on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diamond-Dolls-Couture/200742598265?ref=ts
6. Heart my Etsy Shop Voleurdebijoux: http://www.etsy.com/shop/voleurdebijoux
7. Follow my blog: http://voleurdebijoux.blogspot.com/
8. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/voleurdebijoux
9. Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/voleurdebijoux#%21/pages/Voleur-De-Bijoux/195804989442?ref=ts
10. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Blog.
11. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Twitter.
12. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Facebook.
13. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Flickr.
14. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Tumblr.
15. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Stumbleupon.
 ......................................................................................
Thank you so much for your entries and lovely 
comments! Good luck to everyone! XO

Aug 21, 2010

Etsy Front Page!


Special Thank You to LadyFranCreations for including 
my Rochelle necklace in her beautiful Treasury!
Just found out it also made it to ETSY's Front Page! :)

Listen to Voleur de Bijoux

Believe in yourself and love what you do...this is your life. Make each day count.

Voleur De Bijoux

Dec 3, 2010

WINNER for LEAVES Wreath by SADIIE

Thank you to everyone for their wonderful comments and
entries to SADIIE's fabulous LEAVES Wreath Giveaway!!

I would also to like to thank SADIIE for her generous and
beautiful LEAVES Wreath that was given for this Handmade
Giveaway. I hope everyone will visit her wonderful Etsy shop for
their holiday gifts and support this amazing handmade artist! 
I've used RANDOM.ORG to generate a WINNER
and the lucky WINNER is: 22
...................................................................
Congratulations to MAMIPDX!
..................................................................
...............................................................................
Thanks again for all of your incredible show of love and support!
I will be posting a new Giveaway soon......stay tuned. xo

Nov 11, 2010

Giveaway: Leaves Wreath by Sadiie

................................................................................
FABULOUS GIVEAWAY
by SADIIE
................................................................................
I am so excited to host this fabulous GIVEAWAY by
SADIIE! This Etsy shop is located in the beautiful city
of Prague. It is filled with wonderful vintage items and
handmade paper wreath creations by Sadiie
SADIIE aka...The antik * et cetera, is a shop with hand-picked
vintage finds, modernist design, antique and retro ware with a
special Bohemian twist!
I had a delightful time interviewing Sadiie and learning
about her passions and inspirations. I hope you will enjoy
getting to know her and discovering a new place for unique
collectibles.
Please visit her fabulous shop for some amazing
vintage finds and beautiful handmade wreaths. 
................................................................................
INTERVIEW
................................................................................
1. Please tell us a little about yourself and your Etsy shop.
Hello, it's nice to meet you! I'm Sadiie Addams a little loud devil
who lives with her boyfriend, grandma, her two canaries, dog and
two cats in a big house outside Prague, Czech Republic. I lived and
studied in Prague until 5 years ago when I moved back to my old
family house. I work my gears as a full-time designer at a web
developer agency. When I have some free time, I love to do crafting,
garden work, cooking or any manual work that can clean up my
thoughts and refresh my thinking.
Besides other hobbies I have always been interested in flea markets
finds, collecting old stuff, antiquities, design, old books and such.
I love to share my finds and treasuries and my Etsy shop is a
showcase of my finds, especially mod Czech design pieces,
which I would like to share with others. Czech design suffers
under Cinderella syndrome and my goal is to present its unknown
beauty. Apart from that I though that accompanying vintage finds
with some paper work and wreaths would be great idea.
 So, voila there it is, antik*et cetera.
2. What is your inspiration or passion for collecting your fabulous finds?
I was always surrounded by old treasuries, my parents are also avid
collectors, even my sister studies fine arts so I"d say it's carved deep
into my bones. I love vintage items and photographs, and enjoy all the
fun in a hunt on a misty, rainy muddy early morning in the local flea market.
3. How does your Graphic Design background assist in
photographing your Etsy items?
(Any good tips for visual communication and presentation.)
I do a lot of commercial photography at work, so I would say
my approach is to be a bit different from that. I like to crash the
composition, use less light than needed, keep the colors in darker
tones. I still seek the perfect style for me so I guess my advice
would be: be original, don't be afraid of using something else than
white background, give it a unexpected twist. And use stones!
I love stones and I try to hack them into almost every picture.
Their texture is always a good companion to the cold white porcelain.
4. Do you have any good tips for running an On-line/Etsy business?
Be polite and nice, spread karma and appreciate others work.
I might sound silly to you, but I don't care about the sales in the
1st place, I take my shop as a way how to make friends and get
 to know a lot of talented people from all around the globe.
5. What are your future goals for your Etsy shop?
My nearest goal for my shop would be better description texts.
They are not the mirror image of perfection :]. And a long term
one is more great finds and wreaths.
................................................................................
WIN this Beautiful Handmade
LEAVES WREATH

..................................................................................
Giveaway Starts on: Nov. 11, 2010
A WINNER will be announced on Nov. 30, 2010
...................................................................................
...............................................................................................
How to ENTER for a chance to WIN!

*NOTE: Please post each entry separately.
*This contest is open worldwide.
*Thank you so much for your love and support! 
 Good Luck! xo
..............................................................................................
*1 Entry = Please go to SADIIE's shop, come back here, post your fav item & contact info.
*1 Entry = Please Heart Sadiie's shop & add her items to your fav.
*1 Entry = Blog about this Giveaway on your blog and post your link.
*1 Entry = Post Giveaway on TWITTER & make sure you mention "@Voleurdebijoux".
*1 Entry = Post Giveaway on FACEBOOK & make sure you tag "Voleurdebijoux".
*1 Entry = Please follow me on Twitter: Voleurdebijoux
*1 Entry = Please fan me on Facebook: Voleurdebijoux
*1 Entry = Please follow my blog: Voleurdebijoux

Sep 14, 2010

WINNER of DIAMOND DOLLS COUTURE'S Giveaway

Announcement
WINNER of DIAMOND DOLLS COUTURE'S
GIVEAWAY

We would like to THANK everyone for all of their
comments and entries! It was an amazing show of
love and support for the beautiful handmade work
by Maggie a.k.a Diamond Dolls Couture.
We used Random.org to generate a winner for this
Giveaway. And....the lucky winner of this fabulous
Giveaway is Number 7!
Congrats to CARA SCARLETT!  
..................................................................................
Thank you so much for your support and love!
Stay tuned...I will be announcing another
new Giveaway soon. XO
..................................................................................

Sep 11, 2010

Imagine

Remembering 911
Cherish each moment and love one another.

Imagine...John Lennon

Aug 28, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Diamond Dolls Couture


I am so excited and honored to host this fabulous
GIVEAWAY for my dearest friend Maggie
aka DiamondDollsCouture on Etsy!
Maggie has a gift for dazzling designs with a touch
of romance and nostalgia. Her artisan skills are 
incredible! 
 Maggie's beautiful jewelry have some of the 
most intricate designs. They display her love and 
passion for original and exotic handmade creations.
 ...................................................................
...................................................................
 To celebrate Maggie's first blog Giveaway,
she is offering FREE SHIPPING
in her Etsy Shop:
 *Just mention "Voleurdebijoux Blog Giveaway"
in your message to Maggie and she will refund
your shipping charges. 
...................................................................
INTERVIEW
...................................................................
1. When did you start creating or felt inspired to do so?
As a child I used to play with paper dolls a lot! 
I design the paper dresses and paper jewelries 
and styling the dolls as I like. It was so much fun! 
I guess that was the beginning.
2. How do you start your designs or 
what sparks your artistic ideas?
Ideas come spontaneously. And when they do, I sketch 
whatever that crosses my mind onto my sketchbook.
3. What do you love about creating things with your own hands?
I love creating jewelry with my own hands because it 
allows me to experiment with colors, textures, materials and 
most importantly, my heart’s content. It is the experience 
of creating these jewelry that I find so exciting.
 4. People love seeing other artist's studio space...Do you 
have a picture or description of your "creative space"?
My kitchen table is my workspace…lol
 5. What learning lessons do you have to share with other artists?
Always believe in yourself, work hard with perseverance 
& determination.
 ................................................................... 
Now for the Fabulous 
GIVEAWAY!
(Starts: 8/28/2010 - 9/12/2010)
...................................................................
WIN these GORGEOUS EARRINGS! 
They are made with antique brass, Swarovski crystals,
seed beads and rhinestones.
(These beautiful earrings are valued at over $30)
Giveaway is open worldwide. 
....................................................................................
First Entry
(mandatory)
....................................................................................
1. Please go to Maggie's Etsy Shop "DIAMOND DOLLS COUTURE",
come back here, post your favorite item from her shop and
leave your contact info (i.e. name, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook).
.................................................................................... 
Extra Bonus Entries
(more chances to win)

*Please post each Extra Bonus Entry, separately.
....................................................................................
2. Heart Maggie's Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DiamondDollsCouture
3. Follow Maggie's Blog: http://diamonddollscouture.blogspot.com/
4. Follow Maggie on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diamonddcoutur3
5. Follow Diamond Dolls Couture on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diamond-Dolls-Couture/200742598265?ref=ts
6. Heart my Etsy Shop Voleurdebijoux: http://www.etsy.com/shop/voleurdebijoux
7. Follow my blog: http://voleurdebijoux.blogspot.com/
8. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/voleurdebijoux
9. Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/voleurdebijoux#%21/pages/Voleur-De-Bijoux/195804989442?ref=ts
10. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Blog.
11. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Twitter.
12. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Facebook.
13. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Flickr.
14. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Tumblr.
15. Post this fabulous Giveaway on your Stumbleupon.
 ......................................................................................
Thank you so much for your entries and lovely 
comments! Good luck to everyone! XO

Aug 21, 2010

Etsy Front Page!


Special Thank You to LadyFranCreations for including 
my Rochelle necklace in her beautiful Treasury!
Just found out it also made it to ETSY's Front Page! :)