Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An Interview and Giveaway with The Charm Lady





1. What inspires you to come up with new designs?

I’m mostly inspired by everything in nature or certain events happening in my life.



2. How long have you been creating?

I’ve been creating in one form or another for about 10 years now. It all started with a hippie friend who showed me how to make knotted hemp jewelry. We sat outside in the grass one sunny day and I ended up with a terrible sunburn and an addiction to creating.



3. Where do you do your work? Do you have a dedicated area of your home?

My kitchen is the hub of my home and that’s where all of my creating takes place. It’s the only area in the house where I can spread out all of my supplies without worrying about kids getting into everything.



4. Tell us about a goal you have for your business.

I’d love to expand as much as possible but I’m pretty happy with my business right now. It keeps me quite busy!



5. What is your favorite album?

There are too many to pick just one...but right now my favorite is Infinite Arms by Band of Horses



6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself raising happy kids, hopefully doing some traveling and working on lots of new projects.



7. What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend?

My weekdays are such a blur of activity and chaos so I prefer to use my weekends to relax and rejuvenate as much as possible. Sometimes I go on a wild Saturday cleaning spree – but usually not.



8. Tell us about a new skill you'd like to learn

There are lots of new skills I’d love to learn! Sewing, fusing glass, pottery…I'd love to try everything!


Look what you can win!



Lori let me choose from her items, and I thought you guys would like this one :) I actually won one of her necklaces in a recent blog contest and it was just lovely! Very dainty.

Lori is also offering 20% off on all purchases with code 05081976. Her items are also buy two get the third free at all times! Perfect stocking stuffers!

To Enter;

Visit The Charm Lady and pick your fave item, and leave it in a comment.

To qualify for additional entries you can..

1. Follow Lori on twitter
2. Like The Charm Lady on Facebook
3. Follow Lori's blog on GFC
4. Blog about this giveaway
5. Follow this blog on GFC
6. Follow Papercakes on Twitter
7. Put my button in your sidebar
8. Tweet this giveaway
9. Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook

Closes Dec 20th


140 comments:

Jingle said...

I love the Green Lotus Bubble Pendant!
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Jingle said...

I'm following Lori on Twitter! @JustJingle

Jingle said...

I follow this blog on GFC!

Jingle said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter!

Jingle said...

Ilike Paper*Cakes on Facebook.

Meghan said...

My favorite is the bee pendant

Meghan said...

I'm following lori on twitter: nitelily3

Meghan said...

I'm following papercakes on twitter

Meghan said...

I 'liked' papercakes on fb

melissa kaye said...

Cherry Blossoms- a little bubble pendant is my favorite. It's simply gorgeous. =)

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Julie S. said...

The necklace with the rose is stunning!

Julie S. said...

I follow your blog with GFC! :)

Julie S. said...

I follow you on Twitter!

kibbygirl said...

I love the one you picked but the chickade one is great too!

TheOptimist said...

Organic Moss Ring is very interesting:)

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TheOptimist said...

I also follow this blog via gfc.

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Lisa Mantchev said...

LOVE the Sea Blue Kaleidoscope Pendant!

Liked The Charm Lady on Facebook.
Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook. :)

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Siennasai said...

Everything's so lovely! I adore the Organic Moss Ring (http://www.etsy.com/listing/63922164/organic-moss-ring)~

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Siennasai said...

Following Lori on Twitter (@siennasai)~

Siennasai said...

Liked her on Facebook (as C Anderson)~

Siennasai said...

I follow her blog on GFC (as C Anderson)~

Siennasai said...

I follow you on GFC (as C Anderson)~

Siennasai said...

I follow you on Twitter (@siennasai)~

Siennasai said...

I liked you on Facebook (C Anderson)~

Siennasai said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/Siennasai/status/12637709226999808

Emma said...

My favorite is the Chickadee Reversible Glass Pendant!

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Emma said...

I also liked Charm Lady on facebook.

Emma said...

I am following Lori's blog on GFC.

Anonymous said...

I like the vintage typewriter pendant for my daughter, an aspiring author.
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Emma said...

I already follow this blog on GFC.

Emma said...

I have already liked paper cakes on facebook.

Emma said...

blogged it: http://emmas-contest-directory.blogspot.com/

Nelly said...

Her work is truly awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win her necklace. I love her birdies one and lotus flower pendant as well as her rings. So many!

Nelly

captainliss40 said...

I like Lotus - A Little Bubble Pendant. captainliss40@gmail.com

Nelly said...

I'm following her on Twitter now also.

Nelly

Nelly said...

I added her to FB also.

Nelly said...

I added Paper Cakes to FB as well.

Mary said...

I love the Sea Blue Kaleidoscope Pendant!

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Emily R. said...

Love the Twilight Branches!!

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Emily R. said...

Im following your blog

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Marija said...

I loooove the garden gnome keychain!

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Marija said...

following lori on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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Marija said...

following your blog via GFC

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Marija said...

following papercaks on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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Marija said...

following Lori's blog via GFC

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belgd said...

The Wire Birds Glass Soldered Reversible Pendant! :D begd at live dot com

belgd said...

Follow lori on twitter. begd at live dot com

belgd said...

Follow the charm lady on facebook.

belgd said...

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belgd said...

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Libbi H. said...

I like the chickadee reversible necklace
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Libbi H. said...

I follow you blog via GFC
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TopHat said...

I like the meh pendant!

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curlyqmosaics said...

I would have to say my favorite is the little blue bird with the crown. Absolutely precious, but they are all beautiful! :)

mom2girls said...

My just turned ten year old daughter is a bit of a writter, she would love this: Vintage Typewriter - A Little Bubble Pendant, I love the Meh necklace, to sweet!
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mom2girls said...

I follow this blog via GFC as Tracy Taylor
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mom2girls said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter (mom2girls1974)
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Meg said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63967179/vintage-typewriter-pendant-buy-2-get-1

I LOVE this!

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Meg said...

I follow you!

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Meg said...

I follow her blog!

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jhitomi said...

love the Lotus Flower Earrings. jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

following papercakes on twitter as @jhitomi
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helen said...

I adore the moss ring soooo unique and beautiful.Thanks fingers crossed. Helen

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Kathy Detweiler said...

I'm a bird watcher so I love all of her bird pieces. I love the one being giving away and this the Sweet Little Bird necklace.

Kathy Detweiler said...

Liked The Charm Lady on Facebook
FB name Kathy Detweiler

Kathy Detweiler said...

Following Lori's blog on GFC as Kathy Detweiler

Kathy Detweiler said...

Tweeted
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Kristen said...

I like the Flock pendant.

Kathy Detweiler said...

Following your blog on GFC as Kathy Detweiler

oona. said...

I love the Japanese Goldfish Mirror, best color combo ever!
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oona. said...

Following Lori on Twitter (@glasscastle)
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oona. said...

Following Charm Lady blog with GFC (oona)
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oona. said...

Following you on Twitter (@glasscastle)
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RaettigFamily said...

I like the Queen Anne's Lace Wristlet Key Fob

RaettigFamily said...

I like TCL on FB

RaettigFamily said...

I follow her blog on gfc

RaettigFamily said...

I follow your blog

Nora said...

I love the Swallow - A Little Bubble Pendant!

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Anonymous said...

I love the Bee Pendant!
Pam M.
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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog.
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stacey said...

Love the Butterfly Bubble Pendant: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63542215/butterfly-a-little-bubble-pendant?ref=v1_other_1

stacey

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stacey said...

Following Lori on twitter (@staceychiu)

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stacey said...

Following Papercakes on twitter (@staceychiu)

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AmbreRose said...

There are so many necklaces in this shop that are so amazing! I think that I have to choose the No Signal Polaroid Pendant. I love the polaroid idea!!! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

AmbreRose said...

I follow you on twitter! ambrerose1

*Evelyn* said...

I'm an old follower :)

i love Antlers - A Little Bubble Pendant

thanks for the giveaway
Evelyn

Erin said...

I like the "Mysterious Butterfly" reversible pendant.

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Jenny Bean said...

My favorite is the Cherry Blossom Polaroid Pendant.

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Jenny Bean said...

Following this blog on Google Friend

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Jenny Bean said...

Following Papercakes on Twitter (@jenphotonerd)

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Jenny Bean said...

Following Lori on Twitter (@jenphotonerd)

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Jenny Bean said...

Tweeted

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Jenny Bean said...

Following Lori's blog on Google Friend

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mstarz9 said...

My favorite item is the Cherry Blossom Polaroid Pendant
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mstarz9 said...

I follow your blog via GFC - mstarz9
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mstarz9 said...

I follow Lori on twitter - mstarz9
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Honey Girl said...

I'm lovin' the key pendant!


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Honey Girl said...

I follow Paper*Cakes on Facebook


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Jenny Bean said...

Blogged the giveaway at http://piecingitbacktogether.blogspot.com/2010/12/papercakes-finds-giveaways.html

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Jenny Bean said...

Added button to my blog

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Jenny Bean said...

Liked Paper*cakes on Facebook

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Jenny Bean said...

Liked the Charm Lady on Facebook

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monroe11580 said...

Wire Birds Glass Soldered Reversible Pendant is my fav. I think I am gonna have to claim it.

monroe11580 said...

Followed Lori on twitter (rachelmonroe80)

monroe11580 said...

Like The Charm Lady on Facebook is done.

monroe11580 said...

Lori's blog followed.

monroe11580 said...

Blogged http://eclecticthoughtsandshenanigans.blogspot.com/

monroe11580 said...

Follow papercakesfinds blog

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Papercakes on Twitter done (rachelmonroe80)

monroe11580 said...

Giveaway tweeted. (rachelmonroe80)

monroe11580 said...

button in your sidebar at http://eclecticthoughtsandshenanigans.blogspot.com/

monroe11580 said...

Tweet this giveaway

monroe11580 said...

Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook done

Tiffany said...

My favorite is Blue Grunge Demask. But everything is so nice! Also liking on Facebook of course!

Jacqueline said...

i like the chickadee reversible necklace! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the royal bird pendent!


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Reba said...

Cherry blossom polaroid pendant.

Kimberly S said...

I like the Cherry Blossoms pendant

Kimberly S said...

following Lori on twitter @kittie1031

Kimberly S said...

following papercakes on twitter

Kimberly S said...

tweeted about this giveaway

Jessica said...

I LOVE the typewriter birdie pendant
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Jessica said...

follow Lori on twitter
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Jessica said...

liked the charm lady on facebook
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Jessica said...

GFC follower
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Jessica said...

GFC follow The Charm Lady's blog
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Jessica said...

follow papercakes on twitter
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Jessica said...

liked papercakes on facebook
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iChigoMado said...

Omg, while browsing through the Etsy shop, I stopped immediately and started laughing at one of the pendants... It's listed as "Meh - A Little Bubble Pendant" and the funny thing is that, I'm ALWAYS using Meh~... Hahaha!!! That would be my favorite item of all even though the ideas of a living moss ring and necklace is pretty unique... Thanks for introducing this shop!

iChigoMado said...

I've followed Lori on twitter as iChigoMado

Thanks for the giveaway!

My email is luvlikachu@hotmail.com

iChigoMado said...

I've followed Lori's blog on GFC as iChigoMado

Thanks for the giveaway!

My email is luvlikachu@hotmail.com

iChigoMado said...

I've blogged about this giveaway on http://ichigomado.tumblr.com/

Thanks for the giveaway!

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iChigoMado said...

I've followed this blog on GFC as iChigoMado

Thanks for the giveaway!

My email is luvlikachu@hotmail.com

iChigoMado said...

I've followed Papercakes on Twitter as iChigoMado

Thanks for the giveaway!

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iChigoMado said...

I've tweeted this giveaway as iChigoMado

Thanks for the giveaway!

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iChigoMado said...

I've liked Paper*Cakes on Facebook as Verdell Hunystar...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Gina said...

omfg this is the first time i have had such a hard time picking what i liked LOL
all of them are so gorgeous! :(
the black & white cherry blossom pendent.. or the intimacy bubble pendant.. or.. LOL yeah. much more!
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