Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lichen & Lychee Giveaway! {CLOSED}

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Hey dolls! I'm pleased to introduce to you the Lichen & Lychee etsy shop.
This shop carries eco friendly jewelry that is hand crafted by Shirlee Grund in Seattle, WA. P.S. I love all her jewelry, but HER RINGS REALLY ROCK! You really need to check her shop out! ;)



Q&A w/ Shirlee


1.) Please tell us a little about The Lichen And Lychee etsy shop.

Lichen & Lychee is modern botanical and embroidered jewelry hand crafted by Shirlee Grund in Seattle, WA. All my jewelry designs are original, limited production, and individually hand made by me with top quality materials and sustainable and recycled metals.

At the beginning of this year, I began my transition from the corporate world back into the arts with the goal of building a full time, successful jewelry career. In that short time, my etsy shop has started to gain momentum, my work has been accepted into several local boutiques, included in two upcoming books published by Lark and has received praise from the local press. I’ve enjoyed participating in numerous group shows, auctions and sales on both the east and west coasts.


2.) What inspires you to create your jewelry?

I find inspiration for my designs literally everywhere: plants, antique botanical prints, vintage textile design, architecture and contemporary graphic design. I love clean shapes, dirty textures, unexpected juxtapositions, non-traditional materials, and very traditional craftsmanship. I have a strong interest in sustainable design, craft culture and street fashion.

3.) What separates you from other jewelry shops on etsy?

Jewelry is a flooded market, so it is essential to offer a very unique look. My line is a balanced vision of organic and modern that I don’t think you’ll find anywhere else. The Ember and Frost collection is worked while the metal is molten, coaxing out organic texture with the torch flame, and I really haven’t seen that before. Each piece is one of a kind.

I make everything from scratch starting with silver sheet, wire or tubing – handmade in the purist sense of the word. I very rarely use any type of prefabricated component and the pieces are not cast.


4.) What's your fave piece in your shop?

I think my favorite is probably the Fidget Ring. I think it’s one of my better designed pieces, simple, unique and kinetic. I love having something to fiddle with.


5.) What type of girl do you envision wearing your jewelry?

The girl that likes my jewelry will be complex - sometimes sweet, sometimes tough. At times she’ll want a modern, light and elegant look but on other days she’ll feel dark, edgy and rough. In either mood, I wanted to design jewelry that could be worn with my favorite old pair of jeans and a comfy tee, yet would be the perfect compliment to a more dressed up look.

6.) What's the number 1 item on your Christmas wish list this year?

I’ve roped my mom into making me an owl sweater. I doubt I’ll see it by Christmas but hand knit means love so I’m happy to wait. See the sweater HERE.


Some of my faves from Shirlee's shop:


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Hammered Sterling Silver Branch Twig Earrings in Black Oxidized Silver






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Ember and Frost Heart Necklace, Sterling Silver and White Topaz or Garnet






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Deep Blue Dream Ring Stack of 5 with Iolite, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Labradorite






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Ribbon Bow Ring - Forget Me Knot in Silver






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Heart Stacking Ring Set - We Hold One Heart- in Sterling Silver






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Ember and Frost Lux Bell Flower and Pearl Stacking Ring Set






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Summer Meadow Stacking Ring Set of 5 with Peridot, Rose Quartz, and Blue Lace Agate






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Lush Forest Ring Stack of 5 with Malachite, Peridot, Green Aventurine, and Nephrite Jade






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Ox Blood Sunset Ring Stack of 5 with Garnet, Red Jasper, and Mahogany Obsidian






*Shirlee will give one winner the choice between either one of these ah-mazing rings:***

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Ribbon Bow Ring - Forget Me Knot in Silver

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Ember and Frost - Pick Any 1 Sterling Stacking Ring with White Topaz, Red Garnet or a Fresh Water Pearl



***Interested in purchasing an item from the Lichen and Lychee shop? Shirlee is offering a 20% discount (plus free shipping)! Just use the coupon code "BELLE" at checkout!***



***This Giveaway is Open to US Readers Only!***


How to enter:
[Please 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 Lichen & Lychee etsy shop and tell us your fave item(s) in your comment.


Additional Entries
[please leave a separate comment for each additional entry]

1.) Become a public follower of Belle de Couture via Blog Lovin' AND Google.

2.) Become a follower of BelledeCouture via facebook (Don't forget to state your FB name in your comment so I can find you!)

3.) Become a follower of Lichen & Lychee via facebook (Don't forget to state your FB name in your comment so Shirlee can find you!)

4.) Mention this giveaway on your blog and/or facebook page (Don't forget to leave a link to your post!).

5.) Add the Lichen & Lychee etsy shop to your favorites if you have an etsy account.

**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 Saturday, December 11th at 7:00 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! :)

51 comments:

  1. The Fidget Ring is awesome. The craftsmanship is amazing. All the jewelry is beautiful.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

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  2. I'm a new GFC follower

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

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  3. New FB follower as Jennifer S Shaw

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

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  4. Following via Google and my favorite item is Heart Stacking Ring Set - We Hold One Heart in Sterling Silver

    sowens (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. Following via Belle de Couture and Google

    sowens (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Shop added to my favorites on Etsy (sowens88)

    sowens (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. This shop is gorgeous! I love the Ember and Frost Lux Set of 3 Silver and Pearl Stacking Rings.

    Thanks!
    lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

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  8. I follow you on FB :) (Leslie Richman)

    Thanks!
    lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

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  9. I added the shop to my Etsy favorites.

    Thanks!
    lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

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  10. GFC follower
    I love the stacking heart ring set.

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  11. added linchen & lychee to favorites

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  12. I really love the Ribbon Bow Ring.
    susanerios at hotmail.com
    GFC

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  13. FB fan ofyours
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  14. GFC follower and I love the Ember and Frost Lux Pearl Ring. So darling!!

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com
    Rich and Mallory

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  15. BL and GFC follower

    Rich and Mallory
    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  16. Hearted on Etsy

    Mallory1031
    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  17. I simply ADORE the entire Ember and Frost Collection! I am coveting the oxidized silver and pearl combo rings and bangles. This is one of my new favorite Etsy shops. I couldn't stop hearting items! I think a revised letter to Santa is on order with a fist full of Ember and Frost on my wishlist!
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful find!
    I follow this blog as well as your facebook page and linchen & lychee is now among my favorite shops AND items.
    vaniamarie@hotmail.com

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  18. I am now a Linchen & Lychee FB fan and shared the giveaway on my FB page.
    http://www.facebook.com/vania.kinney

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  19. Following via Google, I love the heart stacking ring set, it is so cute and nice that you can share it with someone else! :)

    kimberleemdennis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Added Lichen & Lychee etsy shop to my favorites (kdennis)

    kimberleemdennis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. Following Lichen & Lychee on Facebook

    sowens (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. i follow bdc on google and my fav i the heart ring set jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  23. i follow bdc on bloglovin and google jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  24. follow via bloglovin
    sideskh@gmail.com

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  25. favorite item is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55667358/deep-blue-dream-ring-stack-of-5-with

    sideskh@gmail.com

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  26. enter me as a follower!

    mermaidnotebook.blogspot.com

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  27. they are added to my etsy faves! bow ring, sry didnt say that in the first one.

    mermaidnotebook.blogspot.com

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  28. right below my blog awards i have a link to this giveaway! thank you for entering me (three times!)

    mermaidnotebook.blogspot.com

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  29. I am a follower! I love the heart stacked rings!

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  30. I like Belle de Couture on FB! Jill Turner is my username.

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  31. I am also liking Lichen & Lychee on FB. Jill Turner is my username! :)

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  32. Finally, I added them to my etsy faves! XO Jill

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  33. I love the bow ring: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62099313/ribbon-bow-ring-forget-me-knot-in-silver

    I'm having a giveaway too: http://www.indcfashion.com/2010/12/my-first-giveaway.html

    idcfashion@gmail.com

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  35. Im a follower on GFC! and I love the Small Love Birds Necklace!
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  36. I follow on Blog Lovin and GFC!
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  37. I like you on FB! (Marlowe Raye)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  38. I like Lichen and Lychee on facebook! (Marlowe Raye)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  39. I hearted their etsy shop! (Mropat)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  40. Following via google.
    The LOVE BIRDS swallows doves NECKLACE with SNOW FLAKE OBSIDIAN is so pretty. It reminds me of my grandma. Definitely want this.

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  41. Following you on Facebook.
    Chandler Park Ackerman.

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  42. Following Lichen&LycheeJewelry on Facebook.
    Chandler Park Ackerman.

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  43. Added their shop to my favorites.

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  44. The forget me knot ring is definitly my favorite! I love anything bow related. i follow via GFC and my email is lwainman321@gmail.com

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  45. I follow lichen and lycee on facebook too

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  46. Love the Love Birds necklace, small. following this blog as jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  47. following both on blog lovin and google.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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