Designs By Kari is an amazing jewelry shop. She carries necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. She has had her shop on Etsy since the end of January. Kari currently resides in Perkinston (South) Mississippi with thanks to the U.S. Navy.
How did you decide on your shop name?
I've had this name for years. My mother and I would do craft fairs and I needed a name. It was the most simple I could think of, and while some of my designs are similar to those you've seen, they are all slightly different and designed by me. Kari.
When did you start crafting?
As far back as I can remember. My mother taught me to cross stitch and sew. But, when I was about 10 we learned about Jewelry. Growing up with boys, my mom and I needed to find something for us Girls. We found this little shop and when we walked inside it was the most amazing sight. Beads wall to wall, work spaces and friendly faces. Oh, what were we in for? Well, a love for jewelry making, color, special time together, oh and the bill. The store still exists, though it’s changed locations several times: Beadin' Path
Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I’d love to learn fused glass. Etsy has a few remarkable fused glass artists and I’m in awe of their work.
What or who inspires you?
I’m always intrigued by nature. The natural span of beautiful colors and combinations that appear in our everyday lives. I love the delicacy and simplicity of nature.
Do you have a day job?
I do! I work for an Engineering Firm as their office manager which requires little or no creativity. I also have two children, so a busy mom am I.
What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
Sea of Dreams
This piece was something my mother cam up with and through her description I created it. This necklace is a terrific piece that can be worn with jeans or that fabulous black dress.
I’ve also enjoyed making these new earrings in my shop.
Earth Candy - Green because they are fun and funky.
Now for the Give Away!!
Kari is offering this adorable pair of earrings as the Give Away Prize! These beautiful earrings feature Pink Swarovski flat rounds in 6mm and 4mm Rose fresh water pearls, they are accented by a gold wing design that's heavenly.
They measure about 1 1/2" top to drop.
Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away:
* Go to:Designs By Kari
* Pic your favorite item and come back here with the link.
* 1 extra entry - blog about the give away, and leave a link
* 1 extra entry - grab my button on the sidebar and add it to your blog, let me know
* 1 extra entry - twitter about this contest with a link, let me know where
* 1 extra entry for every time you do this - twitter about your favorite item in the shop, leave me a link
* 5 extra entries - purchase something from the shop - leave me a comment telling me what you purchased and a link to the invoice.
The draw will take place on: Aug 4th!
Good Luck Everyone!!
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded to Kari.
Thank-you for entering!!