by Joy Maloney of JoyfulHandKnits


Introducing


Vicki Pellegrini

(aka AlegraJewelry)



and a Giveaway!



Here's what Vicki says about the Giveaway Item: The inspiration for this pendant was creating a piece that represents God's creation of the heavens and the earth. This piece started with a round turquoise that looked like the planet Earth and then I set a 5mm London Blue Topaz for the Moon. Argentium is the metal I used on the hand made bezel. The bottom part has a copy of scripture from the Bible in Genesis. I added resin for all to float in like the heavens, oxidized the metal and gave it a brushed finish. 18" adjustable sterling silver oxidized chain is included. This is a one of a kind piece.


To enter the Giveaway, visit Vicki's shop. Then come back and COMMENT at the bottom of this Blog about your favorite item in her shop. Please leave a way to contact you, in the event that you are the winner.




Introduction


I live in Oklahoma City, married to the same man for 32 years, have a wonderful daughter that is married and just had my first grandchild 7 weeks ago. My specialty is designing and creating jewelry with Argentium silver, gold, gemstones and sometimes found items.





How did you get your start on Etsy?


I had always made different kinds of jewelry but it wasn't till I found Etsy that I considered selling. From that point on I have worked very hard learning new techniques. I work as a administrator with another team Aspiring Metalsmiths and we now teach and learn new techniques together.







What does a typical day look like?



I start my day at 5:30am, exercise for 30 minutes, get ready for work (Professional TV) which my husband and I own, leave the house around 6:45am and start my day at work as a Service manager for a television repair shop. I am the person that takes care of most of the daily duties at our shop. I work till 5:00pm, my husband go home together. We eat dinner and then I get free time to work in my studio on my jewelry till whenever I can get away with.



If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?


Boy, this is a really hard question. I have been many places all over the world on many missions and one day would not be long enough for anything. Hmmm... well I guess I will have to pick Leadville, Colorado in a cabin waiting for the sunset.







What is your favorite Bible verse?


No, in all these things we are more than conquerors thru Him who loved us.

Romans 8:37










What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?


Caribbean Dream - Love the color of that drusy!





URLs to where else we can find you on the internet (Facebook fan page, Twitter, your own dot.com, your blog, etc.):


www.facebook.com/alegrajewelry

www.alegrajewelry.com

http://alegrajewelry.blogspot.com






Using random.org........The winner of the Anna Hoover ASA Designs from August 25, 2010 is (............drum roll please............) : Roxanne from WatercolorNmore! Congratulations Roxanne!




Comments (16)

On September 1, 2010 at 2:09 AM , CIEL said...

Hi! Vicki, I love your work. Very inspiring. I visited your Etsy shop, and I found myself liking all of them. But out of your 101 for sale items, I do like your mapped necklaces. One in particular "Long Beach". Maybe because I'm a CSU Long Beach Alumni. Go beach! But I really liked the creative touch of the part of a map to be magnified on a pendant. Awesome touch! Hey if I win, definitely leave me a message on my facebook.com/cielcreation. or send me a message at my blog. Either or! Thank you! God bless!

 
On September 1, 2010 at 2:24 AM , new creationz said...

BEautiful shop Vicky. Great items and photos! Practically impossible to choose a favorite though! But I really like this daisy necklace. http://www.etsy.com/listing/50450108/citrine-daisy-necklace

You can contact me on www.newcreationz.etsy.com

Thanks
Jocelyn

 
On September 1, 2010 at 10:10 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Great to meet you, Vicki. Beautiful jewelry and I love seeing your work space a little too.

 
On September 1, 2010 at 11:00 AM , Debi Rogers said...

Hi Vicki! Wow - you have a beautiful shop with lots of unique and lovely pieces. There are so many I like, its hard to pick! I LOVE the pendant you are giving away - inspirational! I am a pretty simple girl and this was one of many that I also liked:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/48464185/blue-topaz-ring

If I should be so blessed as to win your giveaway, you can contact me through Etsy conversations or at www.facebook.com/ArtworksbyDebi

Great work!

 
On September 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM , MYSAVIOR said...

Hello Vicky!

You do beautiful work. I love the Creation necklace.
These little birdie earrings are wonderful.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/52353210/my-little-birdie-earrings

♥♥♥
Sue
MYSAVIOR.etsy.com

 
On September 1, 2010 at 12:15 PM , Stephanie said...

So wonderful to meet you Vicky!
your shop is exquisite, as well as your website!
Loving the leather logo cuff & state necklace!
~Steph
expectfaith@yahoo.com

 
On September 1, 2010 at 3:12 PM , JoyfulHandKnits said...

Lovely working with you Vicki! Enjoy your moment in the spotlight!

Joy from JoyfulHandKnits.etsy.com

 
On September 1, 2010 at 4:17 PM , sweetybird09 said...

Nice to meet you Vicki, wow you make lovely things, I have to say I really like this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/52353210/my-little-birdie-earrings

Maybe its because my name is Sweetybird!!!!!!!

Thanks Joy for featuring this artist!

 
On September 1, 2010 at 6:10 PM , Art and Sew Forth said...

I LOVE that level bracelet! I bet one of my 6 sons would wear it too! And your inspiration for creating your first piece was marvelous. It IS beautiful!

Catcalls or dogbarks.etsy.com

 
On September 1, 2010 at 6:17 PM , sammysgrammy said...

Vickie, your work is front page worthy. I loved browsing through your shop. One is more stunning than the next.
It's nice to get to know a little about you and how you spend your days. They sure sound like long ones.

sammysgrammy@etsy.com (Rita)

 
On September 1, 2010 at 10:07 PM , SolDucky said...

I also love the Stanley Level necklace!

 
On September 2, 2010 at 9:18 AM , watercolors said...

Vicki, awesome jewelry. Very difficult to pick a favorite.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53414856/fordite-necklace
I also love the one featured, Carribbean necklace.

Nice getting to know more about you, Roxanne
Watercolorsnmore.

 
On September 2, 2010 at 2:15 PM , Alesha said...

Vicki, incredibly gorgeous work! My favorite would have to be this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/39135019/japanese-garden-necklace

I love the pic of you at your work bench! I am fascinated to see where others do their work. It's very interesting, I think.

Blessings to you,
Alesha

 
On September 2, 2010 at 6:57 PM , ZudaGay said...

Vicki, so nice to meet you and I absolutely LOVED browsing your shop. Your work is beautiful and my favorite is this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/48464878/summer-maple-leaves-necklace-ooak
Gorgeous!
Congrats on becoming a grandma...it is a wonderful thing to be. :)

 
On September 3, 2010 at 9:35 AM , Penny said...

I oooed and aaahhhhed all through your shop!! Each piece is unique and beautiful. I chose:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45135922/peruvian-opal-ring-ooak
as my favorite. I love opals!!
Penny

 
On September 7, 2010 at 2:57 PM , Alegrajewelry said...

You guys are too kind and thank you for your wonderful comments. Good luck to you all!

Vicki