March 2, 2009

Surprise! Surprise!

Today you're in for a treat because I've got an interview AND a giveaway!!!

So, let's get right down to it! Today's featured shop and giveaway sponsor is nikkimichele. Nikki and Michelle are two cousin's who have put their hands, hearts and minds together to create some wonderful jewelry.

They have so graciously donated this pendant titled "Hey You" for the giveaway!

This beautiful "HeyYou" bamboo pendant is a mini work of art. She is adorned with a Swarkovski crystal and is coated in resin for a glossy shine. She comes hangin' on a ball chain and measures 1 7/8" x 1 1/4". She is water resistant but can't swim so please don't wear her in the shower.

Due to the size of these pendants, they are NOT intended for small children as it can pose a choking hazard.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
To enter go to nikkimichele.com, find an item you like and then come back here to leave a comment about it. Please leave your email address! The giveaway will run from March 1st - 7th and the winner will be announced on the 8th and contacted via email. Anyone in any country can enter.

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Now, to find out more about Nikki and Michelle keep reading! :)

1. If you had to summarize your shop and what it's about in 2 sentences what would you say?

We enjoy creating pieces intended to meet the adornment addiction of every woman's taste and style from kitsch to classic, fun to funky, bizarre to brandish and vintage to vixen.


2. How long have you and Michele been crafting together?


Since October 2008.


3. It's not very common (well, at least to my knowledge) for handmade shops to be in a partnership. In what ways does your shop benefit from the partnership?


Nicole:
I cannot tell you how much it has benefited us. We bounce ideas off each other both in design and marketing. We both bring different things to the table and actually end up opening each other's eyes to different ways of thinking.
Michele: No doubt about it, two heads are better than one! As purveyors of the beautiful, creativity and imagination times two is always a good thing. As business partners, the differences in personality, skill sets and schedules, both challenge and complement one another nicely so together we can get the work done and done beautifully!


4. Where does the inspiration for your pieces come from?


Nikki: We love vintage works of art depicting women - Strong, Sexy and Beautiful
Michele: And it's no secret to anyone who knows us, that inspiration comes from the same feminine spirit that we as women, cousins, friends and mothers carry within and hold in the highest esteem.


5. If either of you could try your hand at any craft what would it be?


Nicole: For me it would definitely be making my own silver jewelry.
Michele: I would certainly like to see us head in the direction of casting our pieces be it in resin as in precious metals.


6. Is there anything else you'd like to add? (other sites your work can be found on)


Our pieces can be found on our website www.nikkimichele.com.

Nikki: We have so much fun making these pieces.We treasure each and every one of them and hope that they bring a smile to many faces!
Michele: We really do have a wonderful time! This business is as much a passion as anything. Like they say: "Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life." It's so true!

61 comments:

Pattie Cordova | Snack Attack said...

so cool! I like the Send Some Love, Luck, Hope, Sparkle Small Treasure Bottles. So sparkly!

Shannon said...

I like the blue angel bamboo tile pendant.

Laura said...

I like The Betrothed Bamboo Pendant it is very pretty. Very nice interview.
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janil said...

Thanks for the chance!!!!I love these pendants... i choose Beach Babe Bamboo Tile Pendant!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

beautiful artwork Angel Baby Bamboo Tile Pendant is my favorite

Angie said...

I really like this one: The Dancer Bamboo Pendant!

Your Etsy shop is great, as it has so many lovely and unusual things!!

Thanks and have a Great Day!
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Anonymous said...

Thank you! Nikki of nikkimichele

morethananumber said...

I love the Blue Angel Bamboo Tile Pendant! Great giveaway.

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weeblet said...

oooh- I love the dancer pendant!
I'd love to see Flaming June :)

Anonymous said...

Hi weeblet we did have a Flaming June she sold out quick!!! :) nikki of nikkimichele

Claire said...

I like the Judith Bamboo Pendant.. one of my favorite artworks :)

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divaqueenie said...

I love the Farmer's Naughty Daughter Bamboo Tile Pendant, it's too cool!

Tina said...

I like the Lady of Shalot Bamboo Pendant.

gkstratos said...

My favorite is the Darling Pinup Bamboo Pendant
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Amber said...

The Dancer pendant is my favorite.

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

The Dancer Bamboo Pendant is cute.

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Damla said...

Scrabble Tile Ring 3.

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Carolyn G said...

I like the Beach Babe Bamboo Tile Pendant. It's darling

She Became A Butterfly said...

little bit of love bottle!!

she
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ps, my name is nicolle michelle and i go by Nikki!

Anonymous said...

hey how great for us to all share the name!!! nikkimichele

danosor said...

I love them all but i think the Darling Pin up Bamboo pendant is my favorite.I am a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

these are great my favorite is Fairy Girl Bamboo Tile Pedant.
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Lila said...

The Red Feathered Lady Bamboo Tile Pendant is my favorite. It reminds me of a photo my grandma had in her house. It's just classy looking.

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The artwork on that website is very unique. Im also loving the pin up girl pendant.

wendy said...

I like the Boreas pendant from the waterhouse series.

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nightowl said...

I like the Betrothed Bamboo Pendant. IZt is very feminine and unique.

Shauna said...

So many to choose from! I like the redfeather lady one though its cool


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mogrill said...

The Dancer Bamboo pendant is my favorite!! Thanks for the chance.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Angel Baby Bamboo Tile Pendant. Thanks.
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purango said...

I like the Judith Bamboo Pendant. garrettsambo@aol.com

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Fairy Girl Bamboo Tile Pedant! It’s really beautiful!

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ky2here said...

My favorite is the Farmer's Naughty Daughter Bamboo Tile Pendant.

Karen said...

Love the pin up girl scrabble tile ring.

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Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Dancer Bamboo Pendant! Very original items!q

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

I like the Fairy Girl Bamboo Tile Pendant.

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mom2anutball said...

I like the Angel Baby Bamboo Tile Pendant! Thanks for the chance!!
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Ingrid said...

I like the Vintage Domino Lady Pendant/Necklace.

Darcy said...

Beautiful, unique items! I like the Farmer's Naughty Daughter Bamboo Tile Pendant! Thank you!

Kate said...

I love the Judith Bamboo Pendant!! THanks!

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Salleefur said...

Although I am a huge fan of Gustav Klimt, my two favorite Bamboo Pendants come from The Waterhouse Series: "Lady of Shalot" and "La Belle..."

On the side - and crazy about the color and design of the Scrabble Tile Ring 5. It's a fun and lovely burst of color!

Helen said...

I like the Darling Pin Up Bamboo Tile Pendant.

Renee' Simmons said...

This was a hard decision, they were all "darling, fun & unqiue"! I would pick the Darling Pin Up Bamboo Tile Pendant! Thank you for giving your readers such a fun opportunity! Thanks to a wonderful sponsor also!

mindy said...

all so unique it was a hard one but i woulds say the lady of shalot pendant thanks for the giveaway

njsunbunny said...

I really liked the Fairy Girl Bamboo Tile Pedant! Very cute and unusual!

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Heather said...

Love the Midsummer Bamboo Pendant. Very cool!
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lilyk said...

I love the Sprinkle Resin Heart Charm!

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kylie8cake said...

I like the Beach Babe Bamboo Tile Pendant. thanks!


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phyllisg said...

Blue Angel Bamboo Tile Pendant
is an Easter blessing for those of us who have lost loved ones and picture them as angels.

George C said...

I looked everything over and its all lovely and unique but this one piece caught my eye alot which is the Boreas Bamboo Pendant. The pose of the subject is interesting And her expression is beautiful and I like that it's water resistant too. retirenaval(at)yahoo.com

skytoucher said...

Betrothed bamboo pendant would be my choice. These are lovely creations.

Roni Serhal said...

Fairy Girl Bamboo Tile Pedant, thank you. jehlia(at)hotmail.com

Tisa said...

I love the Fairy Girl Bamboo Tile Pendant! ~ :) Thanks!

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Swtlilchick said...

I love the Boreas Bamboo Pendant.
It is so unique.Thanks for the
giveaway

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Aik said...

I love the Fairy Girl Bamboo Tile Pendant!

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