by Joy Maloney of JoyfulHandKnits
Introducing Cindy Knight
AND a GIVEAWAY:
AND a GIVEAWAY:
Please take a moment to visit Cindy's shop and give it some love!
Cindy is hosting a GIVEAWAY:
Little Black Dress Earrings with Sterling Silver Posts
This beautiful pair of earrings will go to the lucky winner of Cindy's giveaway. To be entered to win, please comment on this blog posting with your favorite item in her shop. The winner will be announced on next Wednesday's Featured Artist post.
As an offer to all of the CAST blog readers, cksilver is also offering 20% off all products this week. Just say you saw this feature to get your discount!
I live in central Washington by a beautiful lake (Lake Chelan) with my husband and 2 kids, and we recently became certified as foster parents as well. Chelan is such an awesome place to live, and I am so thankful for the slower pace of life here since moving from Seattle three years ago.
I love to create beautiful jewelry that is classy and elegant, and usually small and dainty.
I also play the piano and have a marketing business where I create websites, do graphic design work, and plan corporate events.
In my jewelry, I specialize in sterling silver, pearls, semi-precious stones, and Swarovski crystals, and my primary inspiration is the beauty of nature and the amazing richness of creation that we find all around us.
The colors I use focus primarily on colors found in earth and ocean, and I have birthstones available for every month either in the stone itself or swarovski crystal. My mom also sells with me in my shop on Etsy, and we have similar yet different styles.
How did you get your start on Etsy?
My cousin has a shop on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/babyhoot), and I have always admired her work. Others told me about Etsy, and one day I checked it out. My mom joined me some time later, and the rest is history. I am so thankful for the support from all my CAST team members, and for how you point me toward God and keeping my eyes always on Him.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Currently, when we wake up it is time to get one or both of the kids ready for school with breakfast eaten and lunch and homework packed. Then I work on jewelry and marketing during the day, and read or play with my daughter on the days she is home from school. Once my son is home from school it is time to do homework and responsibilities, and then my husband comes home and we all have dinner together. Some nights include our small group that we lead, soccer or t-ball practice and games, worship practice for church, and nights out with my husband or friends.
Since school will soon be out for the summer, we will add the library reading program, boating on the lake and swimming at the waterslides (did I mention this is a great place to live?), and so much more. We love boating to church, hanging out with friends, and watching movies (we don't have TV at our house). I often make jewelry while we are watching movies.
If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?
Right here in Chelan. I love living here, and it feels so much like home. I also enjoy the Tetons and Hawaii - and my parents say Alaska is more amazing that the Tetons, so maybe there, too!
What is your favorite Bible verse?
I have so many favorites, it's really hard to choose. Here are a few:
Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Psalm 143:8 "Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul."
Psalm 19 But I won't list it all here... You can look it up! :)
What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?URLs to where else we can find you on the internet (Facebook fan page, Twitter, your own dot com, your blog, etc)
These beautiful earrings remind me of a spring bouquet of flowers. They incorporate sterling silver, freshwater pearls, rose quartz, tourmaline, and brown snowflake jasper.
Facebook (including the new "Shop Now" link): http://www.facebook.com/
Blog (brand new!): http://cksilver1.blogspot.com
Marketing Business Website: http://www.actionmarketers.com
And the winner of Sue's Giveaway by way of random.org is.....Drum Roll Please.....Julie Riisnaes of Julieriis. Congratulations! Please work with Sue to redeem your prize!