While searching out some sites I fell upon Etsy (one of my favorite haunts) and searched out the word "Twilight". While there I feel upon Poet Summer.
craftsmanship, the names of the pieces, the artistic vision but most of all I noticed how each unique piece of jewelry told a story.
This artist, was someone I had to reach out to. I had to find out who she was and where she gets her vision from.
I contacted her and we started some back and forth messages. I included my phone number and she called me! Her name is Carrie and she is a fun, unique, creative, artsy, interesting women who did what most women only dream of doing. She left the corporate world to create a whole new life and existence for herself doing something she enjoys.
Carrie was eager and more than happy to share her talent with my readers and is offering a one of a kind necklace as a giveaway.
The necklace I selected for you, my dear readers is called
New Chaos Theory Steampunk pendant
Isn't this stunning? I love the colors!
Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s and tends to synthesize modern styles as filtered through the Victorian era. I love the Victorian era.
In mathematics, chaos theory describes the behavior of certain dynamical systems – that is, systems whose states evolve with time – that may exhibit dynamics that are highly sensitive to initial conditions (popularly referred to as the butterfly effect).This piece represents for me where I am right now. When a women comes into her 40's she finally realizes her true worth. She is tired of excepting crumbs in her life and wants more than she is currently getting. For me, this is a metamorphosis that is happening internally. I spent too much time in a cocoon as a shy, quiet, Caterpillar. Its finally time to spread my wings, and really reach for everything life has to offer. I am on a personal, spiritual, and emotional quest for inner strength and growth. That is what this piece says to me.
For Carrie's explanation on this piece, go here.
You can also find out much more about Carrie at her blog, Summerpoet.
Carrie loves what she does and her pieces are available from Paris to Japan. Please take the time to read Carrie's Bio. She is one talent individual who loves literature, art of any kind, her cats, the magical world of tarot, color and design.
Carrie's pieces are worn by celebrities and her etsy shop was mentioned on Courtney Love's blog.
So, now...for the giveaway...drum roll please......................................................................................
In A Nutshell: Carrie's jewelry is absolutely amazing. There is nothing else to say. Anyone would be honored to wear something that was created with such artistic flair.
Now for the Giveaway Details:
Prize Description: One lucky reader will win the necklace shown above.
How to Enter: Visit Carrie's Shop, Poet Summer, and tell me which piece you would want for yourself. (If this rule is not followed you will be disqualified).
Deadline: April 2, 2008 by Midnight
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A winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified within 2 days. You will have 3 days to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck to all who enter.