Hey dahhhlings! :) It's Giveaway time!!
I introduce to you the hperl jewelry etsy shop! It's full of some of the most unique pieces! You must check it out stat!!
One lucky winner will win these ah-some pebble earrings!!
Q&A w/ Hila (shop owner)
1.) Tell us a little about HPerl Jewelry.
HPerl is a result of years of working in TV, believe it or not. I graduated with a Masters Degree in communication and journalism and started a career in TV production. I went into journalism because I believed it to be an extremely important profession, which would allow me to be creative in my daily duties. No such luck. After a few years of running down long corridors with a crumbling pile of tapes in my arms, I decided to take a break. I went back to writing, which was always my true love, and started taking classes in ceramics, flower arranging, sewing, everything I always wanted to experience, but was too busy to. Our small New York apartment was filled with wonky bowls and odd looking bouquets. Then I took a jewelry design class at the 92nd Street Y, and fell in love.
HPerl is the result of that process, as well continuing my education at FIT and working at my little home studio ( a little niche between the living room and the bedroom). I sold some pieces to friends, but it took a long time before I felt I was ready to call myself a professional and start selling my jewelry online.
2.) What inspires you to create some unique pieces?
I must admit, I’m a very spontaneous designer. At FIT they teach you to sketch and render your designs, and then create the model and finally the piece itself. I don’t think I’ve ever done that. I have an image in my mind and I sit at my studio and create it, carving it in wax or working in metal. I get inspired by everyday things and simple shapes, and often, by other artists and other forms of art.
3.) What type of guy or girl do you envision wearing your pieces?
The guy or girl wearing my pieces? Well, they’re gorgeous of course! And they value clean lines, elegant design, artistic expression, and possess a great sense of style, and more importantly, a sense of humor.
4.) What's your fave piece in your shop?
Tough question…I like the Pebble Earrings very much, which is why they are the piece I chose for the giveaway. They are the perfect example of my design process. My father in law gave me some fine silver pellets and when I opened the box I saw tiny drops of shiny silver. I immediately thought of pebbles and created the Pebble Earrings in a few minutes. They’re one of my best sellers.
The other piece that I’m quite attached to, and in fact wear on a daily basis, is the Wings Ring. I love sculptured form and the solid weight of it.
5.) What's your own personal style like?
My personal style is, well, personal. I don’t own a lot of brand name fashion but I will buy the occasional designer piece if it captivates me, and wear it with one of my hand-knitted scarves. I like to be comfortable, but I do envy anyone who can strut in 6 inch heels, and secretly wish I could be like them. In my house there are some quality art and antique pieces next to Ikea bookshelves, but somehow it all fits together to create a cozy feeling. That’s it, then. If I had to define my style in one word, it would be “cozy”.
Hard Candy Rings
Lion Head Earrings
Little Big Apple Pendant
Starry Night Ring
How to enter:
***This giveaway is open to US & International residents!***
[Please only one comment]
1.) Become a public follower of Belle de Couture via Google or Blog Lovin' (please state how you are following in your comment).
2.) Visit the hperl Jewelry Shop and tell us your fave item(s).
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1.) Become a public follower of Belle de Couture via Blog Lovin' AND Google.
2.) Become a follower of Belle de Couture via facebook (Don't forget to state your FB name in your comment so I can find you!)
3. Become a follower of hperl Jewelry via facebook (Don't forget to state your FB name in your comment so Hila can find you!)
4.) Add hperl Jewelry to your Favorites if you have an etsy account.
5.) Mention this giveaway on your blog and/or facebook page (Don't forget to leave a link to your post!).
**MOST IMPORTANTLY: Don't forget to leave your E-MAIL address in your comment(s), so we can contact you if you win!!**
The Giveaway will be open until Tuesday, November 9th at 5:00 PM eastern time.
The winner will be chosen at random by random.org
**Don't forget to leave your E-MAIL address in your comment(s), so we can contact you if you win!!**
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! :)