Monday, March 4, 2013

Featured Artist: Natural Belle Designs and Memory wire Bracelet Giveaway

Jewelry is a beautiful way to adorn one's self. Especially when it is unique and handcrafted with love. This is where Michelle, the Creator of Natual Belle Designs comes in . Natural Belle Designs is a place where you can find beautiful bracelets, earrings, and more for everyday stylish wear. One of my favorites is the Beaded Pink Memory Wire Wrap Bracelet shown below. So here comes the good part.... Michelle is giving you a chance to win this beautiful Pink Memory wire bracelet! Read the interview for ways to gain entries!

Win This Beautiful Pink Memory Wire Bracelet!. Enter Below!


 1. What inspires you to create?

 It's hard to pinpoint what inspires me to create. I've always been artistic, and I usually see things differently than a lot of my friends. It could be as simple as walking through the park and seeing something out of the ordinary, or a pretty combination of weeds and flowers, that will spark an idea or color combo into my head and I just go for it!!


2. Tell us a little more about Natural Belle Designs what it's all about.

NaturalBelleDesigns started from my blog NaturallyBeautifulBelle. While my blog is more about my everyday life, I really wanted somewhere that I could share my creativity. Nail polish, natural hair, and my creativity influence my blog, and I wanted my shop and blog to kind of go hand in hand. My finished jewelry and supplies began taking over the dining room in my apartment and one day I just decided to go for it and open a shop to hopefully sell some of my designs. NBD is a place for me to share my creations with the world. I hope to very soon add more items than just jewelry to my shop, since there is much more to my creative side than just sparkly things lol.





3. How does a typical crafty day go for you?

I usually am only able to craft in the evenings and on the weekends. Since I live  in a 1 bedroom apartment with my boyfriend, my craft space tends to be a TV tray with a cutting mat on top, or if I'm lucky I use the dining room table. I always have a random selection of movies waiting by the DVD player, that I'll watch all day (it's usually the Marvel Avenger movies or Disney movies lol)


I hardly ever plan any of my pieces out beforehand (aside from the random ideas that pop in my head throughout the day, that I have to scramble to right down before I forget them.) I've always worked better creating on the spot. My beads are all stored in small  individual bags in a shoe box, not the most ideal storage space but it's one of the only options I have at the moment. When I sit down to craft, I usually shuffle through my beads, pendants, cords, and findings until something inspires me. It's usually a glimpse of a color combination, but occasionally I've been known to just start stringing and unstringing beads until I get something I love. Time consuming, yes, but the going back and forth leaves me absolutely loving every single piece I create. I stick to photographing items in batchs during the early weekend mornings and usually edit listings on the weekend. That way I can get into the habit of listing a new item every day or two from my phone at work with ease.

4. What keeps you motivated to keep creating?

Im a huge dreamer. I've always had dreams of wanting to be truly passionate about my job, not just working to pay the bills, and being able to work for myself and support myself and family. Natural Belle Designs, is the beginning of that dream. Even on days where I've worked an 11 hour shift at work, gone to class, and am dead tired, I'm still excited about going home and working on a new piece. I love knowing that someone loves a piece that I've poured my time, energy, and passion into. I've never felt such a satisfied feeling as that. And it's not something that I would ever want to lose. My ultimate motivation to keep going and creating on long days, or days where I feel like I may not get sales like I want to, is the hope that one day I can turn my hobby and passion into a lifetime career where I'm my own boss and where I can make people all over the world smile, even if just a little bit with one of my creations. Even if I'm not able to work for myself, I've alway been such a creative person, that I would never stop crafting and creating things. So instead of doubting myself on some days, I use that extra energy to work even harder, create better pieces, or advertise and promote more, so that one day I can be one of those people actually living their dream, and making a difference, not just sitting around thinking about what they wish they could do. 










I started getting more into jewelry when I got into high school. Stores in the mall always had cute jewelry but a lot of the time, t
6. Where can we find out more about You and your shop? Do you have a Facebook , twitter or other places we can find you?

Etsy- https://www.etsy.com/shop/NaturalBelleDesigns
Facebook-
@DesignsByNBD
Twitter- @DesignsByNBD
Instagram- @NaturalBelleDesigns
Kik- @NaturalBelleDesigns
Blog- https://naturallybeautifulbelle.wordpress.com/

Random question: who inspires you?
My mom inspires me. I'm an Air Force brat and an only child. So I traveled a lot when I was young, and my mom always tried to give me the world. One day I want to be able to provide for her like she always has for me. She's my best friend, my biggest supporter, and the best walking advertisement ever, since I started making her jewelry before I decided to sell it lol 

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So now that we've gotten to know Michelle a little more now its time to enter her giveaway so that you can win an original Natural Belle Designs piece!

Ways to gain Entries

 
2) Follow Natural Belle Designs on Instagram. @NaturalBelleDesigns (2 Entries)
 
3)  Follow Natural Belle Designs on twitter HERE (2 Entries)
4)  Take a peek at   Natural Belles Designs shop  and post what's your favorite here in the comments on this post (4 Entries)
5)  Blog about this giveaway on your blog and post link in comments.  (3 Entry)
6)  Follow Natural Bell Designs Blog .(1 Entry)


 7) Follow The Craft - Tee Mix Blog to keep up with all things craft - Tee (3 Entries)
Contest ends March 22,  2013 at 12:00 p.m eastern time. Winner will be posted March 23, 2013. Winner is picked using the Random Number Generator picker. Winner will be contacted through email and must respond within 24 hours of contact, other wise 2nd runnerup winner will be picked.
Good Luck To Everyone!!!

  

67 comments:

  1. I follow on facebook! (your URL has an extra /shop/ in it that broke the link)

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  2. I follow on twitter! (this URL is broken, too - you didn't add the twitter.com/ before her username)

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  3. Lovely bracelets! My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/listing/122454909/free-shipping-broken-heart-lightening

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  4. I added your link to the Giveaway Chest Linky on my blog.

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  5. I already follow your blog!

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  6. Love this one: Pink Rhinestone Sideways Cross with Pink and Silver Glass Crystals!

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  7. I am following on twitter @areebasiddique

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  8. Liked fb pafe as Aria Stardoll

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  9. I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/122454909/free-shipping-broken-heart-lightening?

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  10. My favorite is the http://www.etsy.com/listing/125286827/free-shipping-green-yellow-shamballa? entry #1 eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  11. My favorite is the http://www.etsy.com/listing/125286827/free-shipping-green-yellow-shamballa? entry #2 eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  12. My favorite is the http://www.etsy.com/listing/125286827/free-shipping-green-yellow-shamballa? entry #3 eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  13. My favorite is the http://www.etsy.com/listing/125286827/free-shipping-green-yellow-shamballa? entry #4 eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  14. Follow on FB - glickgirls@gmail.com

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  15. i follow natural belle designs on fb

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  16. i follow natural belle designs blog by email

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  17. i checked out their shop (and <3 on etsy) and I really like this bracelet set http://www.etsy.com/listing/123882887/free-shipping-turquoise-beaded-memory?

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  18. Like on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover

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  19. Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2013/03/322-memory-wire-bracelet-giveaway.html

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  20. 1) I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/125253249/free-shipping-blue-double-rope-bracelet?

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  21. 2) I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/125253249/free-shipping-blue-double-rope-bracelet?

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  22. 3) I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/125253249/free-shipping-blue-double-rope-bracelet?

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  23. 4) I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/125253249/free-shipping-blue-double-rope-bracelet?

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  24. I like Natural Belle Designs on facebook (same name)

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  25. I follow Natural Belle Designs on twitter as @fahlinstar

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  26. My favorite item is the Angel Wing Charm Bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/listing/124166125/free-shipping-blue-and-silver-beaded?

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  27. My favorite item is the Angel Wing Charm Bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/listing/124166125/free-shipping-blue-and-silver-beaded?

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  28. My favorite item is the Angel Wing Charm Bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/listing/124166125/free-shipping-blue-and-silver-beaded?

    (entry 3)

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  29. My favorite item is the Angel Wing Charm Bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/listing/124166125/free-shipping-blue-and-silver-beaded?

    (entry 4)

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  30. I follow Natural Belle Designs (same address)

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  31. I follow you on GFC (same name)

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  32. Love this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/125286827/free-shipping-green-yellow-shamballa?

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  33. I love the Blue and Silver Beaded Stretch Bracelet with Angel Wing Charm.

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  34. I follow Natural Belle Designs.

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  35. I follow you on GFC as Francesca.

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  36. I love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/123882887/free-shipping-turquoise-beaded-memory?

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  37. I follow Natural Belle Designs on FB as Francesca Biondina.

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  38. I loved Chunky Pink Chain Necklace!!!

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  39. My fav is http://www.etsy.com/listing/123882887/free-shipping-turquoise-beaded-memory?
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  40. I am following on facebook as Marina B.
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  41. Following Natural Belle Designs on FAcebook: https://www.facebook.com/tkohrman

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  42. Following Natural Belle Designs on Instagram tinakohrman

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  43. Following on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tinakohrmn

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  44. My favorite item from Natural Belle Designs is http://www.etsy.com/listing/120951907/free-shipping-pink-and-silver-curved

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  45. Following Natural Belle Designs blog: tinabrownsv(at)aol(dot)com.

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  46. Following your blog via email tinabrownsv(at)aol(dot)com
    GFC Tina and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/tinakohrman/. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I really hope to win this because I love this shop.

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  47. enter me please

    followed on GFC Francesca Scirpoli

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  48. http://www.etsy.com/listing/123882887/free-shipping-turquoise-beaded-memory?
    Mail: mirjana.ivanisevic(at)yahoo.com
    Facebook: Mirjana Ivanisevic

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  49. I really like the Green & Yellow Shamballa Disco Ball Stretch Multi Chain Bracelet from your site.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/125286827/free-shipping-green-yellow-shamballa?image_id=433739357

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  50. Nice giveaway:D my email : pinkmelife@hotmail.com

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  51. I really like the Red, Silver, and Black, stretch stackable bracelet to wear with an all black outfit.. what a great accent piece.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/122456516/free-shipping-red-silver-and-black?

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  52. I follow you on Facebook:
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  53. I follow you by email:
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  54. I really liked the Green & Yellow Shamballa Disco Ball Stretch Multi Chain Bracelet from your site.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/125286827/free-shipping-green-yellow-shamballa?image_id=433739357

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  55. I love the Green & Yellow Shamballa Disco Ball Stretch Multi Chain Bracelet. It's so pretty and sparkly.
    Michelle Tucker
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  56. Follow you on Facebook @Alessia Lale
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  57. http://www.etsy.com/listing/122454909/free-shipping-broken-heart-lightening?ref=shop_home_active

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  58. http://www.etsy.com/listing/122454909/free-shipping-broken-heart-lightening?ref=shop_home_active

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  59. http://www.etsy.com/listing/122454909/free-shipping-broken-heart-lightening?ref=shop_home_active

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  60. http://www.etsy.com/listing/122454909/free-shipping-broken-heart-lightening?ref=shop_home_active

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  61. Liked on FB: Shani Smet

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  62. Following on twitter: ButterfliesSky

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  63. Love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/126812949/purple-and-royal-blue-beaded-stretch?ref=shop_home_active

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  64. I love the chunky pink plain chain necklace!

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  65. Another good thing in buying and wearing trendy beaded jewelry is you do not want to spend thousands of greenbacks to have people who will appreciate your look and your image. Fashionable beaded jewelry like necklaces, earrings and bracelets are available in wide variety of styles and designs. You'll only spend one or two dollars to few hundred bucks depending on the kind of materials you select for your jewelry.

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