by Joy Maloney of JoyfulHandKnits


Introducing Alyssa Willis (aka AW Jewelry Designs) and a Giveaway!



Please take a moment to visit Alyssa's shop and give it some love.

Alyssa is hosting a Giveaway. She has about 20 pairs of Copper Earrings in her shop, and the Giveaway Item is a pair of those Copper Earrings -
Your Choice!

To enter the drawing, please visit AW Jewelry Designs, then come back and tell what your favorite item is, in the comments section of this post.





Introduction: I am a stay-at-home mom to a little girl and love being home with her. I wouldn’t want my life any other way. I have been married for 5 years and our wedding inspired me to start making jewelry. I made a jewelry piece for me and all of my 7 bridesmaid’s jewelry! I LOVE using wire to solder and wrap into pieces of jewelry. And really enjoy finding special beads to incorporate into my designs. I admit that I am a bead-aholic and my husband would agree.

How did you get your start on Etsy?
I joined Etsy in 2008 just by randomly searching on the internet. I fell in love with the handmade items on it. I would spend a lot of time just looking at the beautiful art.

What does a typical day look like for you? I wish I could say that I spend most of my day in my studio designing beautiful pieces but my typical day is waking up to my 4 year crawling into my bed at 7am. I am a stay-at-home mom and love love love my job. Maybe when she is much older I will have the chance to be in my studio. I am thankful that I even have a studio to work in. I will usually design jewelry at night when my daughter goes to bed. This is exactly where the Lord wants me right now and I am ok with that!! There is a time and season for everything.

If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be? If I could be anywhere in the world for one day, it would be on the beach of a secluded island with my lovely family.

What is your favorite Bible Verse? Philippians 3:13-14 Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.



What is your favorite Etsy Item listing?
My favorite listing on my site is: My "Faith, Hope, Love" Bracelet



URL's to where else we can find you on the Internet: http://handsalwayscreating.blogspot.com/



And the winner of the AuntMartyMadeIt Giveaway by way of random.org is....Drum Roll please.... Phyllis of pfd Original Artworks! Congratulations, Phyllis! I'll convo you both!

Comments (16)

On June 23, 2010 at 12:32 AM , pfd said...

Ta da! I am a winner. Thank you.

Very nice to meet you Alyssa. Beautiful work and that is a great choice of Bible verses!

Joyful - you did a wonderful job of putting together this post.

 
On June 23, 2010 at 2:40 AM , Amber said...

I love the Faith Hope Love Bracelet!! I actually have a tattoo referencing that bible verse (1 Corinthians 13:13) on my back. :-)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/37912489/faith-hope-love-bracelet

 
On June 23, 2010 at 3:07 AM , Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Oh such beautiful work by Alyssa! I love the Large Copper Hoops...1 inch the best, so simple and elegant.

:) Deb.

 
On June 23, 2010 at 6:24 AM , nancy said...

Nice to know more about you. I love the look of all your pieces especially this one:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/16360039/brown-paisley-pendant-with-chain

http://www.etsy.com/shop/NancysBagsEtc

 
On June 23, 2010 at 7:52 AM , Julie Riisnaes said...

I LOVE this shop! Thank you for introducing us. My fave is the simple copper v but there's loads I like!

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/julies-silk-n-style

 
On June 23, 2010 at 8:19 AM , Our Family said...

You have beautiful work!

I love this listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/39526335/turquoise-necklace-with-copper-and-brass

The turquoise necklace with copper and brass; it's lovely!

In Him,
♥Sarah♥
BluebirdHandmadeBags

 
On June 23, 2010 at 9:16 AM , ZudaGay said...

Lovely work! I love the look of copper. :) I think my favorites are your Romantic Ruby Paisley Necklace and your Faith, Hope and Love Bracelet. I had trouble picking one favorite.

 
On June 23, 2010 at 9:19 AM , Sue Runyon said...

So nice getting to know you, Alyssa. I love reading these features about our members!

 
On June 23, 2010 at 10:15 AM , Knit2getherInLove said...

Love getting to "meet" castteam members!

 
On June 23, 2010 at 11:14 AM , MYSAVIOR said...

Congratulations to Phyllis!

My favorite item in Alyssa's shop are the copper hoop earrings. They were my favorite pair of earrings way back when. The same style and metal. I wore them every day.They go with everything.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44492984/large-copper-hoops1-inch

♥♥♥
Sue

 
On June 23, 2010 at 1:46 PM , cksilver said...

Lovely to "meet" you Alyssa! You have a beautiful story! And great work on the blog post, Joy! So fun to get to know different members of the CAST team!

 
On June 23, 2010 at 3:15 PM , JoyfulHandKnits said...

Lovely meeting you Alyssa. Great response on your Giveaway so far! Looks like you have a lot of new friends! ♥

 
On June 23, 2010 at 3:21 PM , Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

Nice to meet you Alyssa!! Your jewlery is lovely! I liked so many, but this piece spoke to me:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39526335/turquoise-necklace-with-copper-and-brass

 
On June 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM , KippysSoMature said...

@pfd - you are a winner!!

Alyssa - it is lovely to meet you! your work is beautiful and what a great giveaway you are offering :D going to check out your shop now ~

 
On June 23, 2010 at 4:29 PM , KippysSoMature said...

so difficult to choose - your work is beautiful and one of a kind... I choose these lovely hoops:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/19334960/beautiful-labradorite-rondelle-earrings

 
On June 26, 2010 at 7:56 PM , Alyssa Willis said...

Thank you ALL for such wonderful comments! I really appreciate them! I'm really looking forward to seeing who the winner is of the giveaway!