****GIVEAWAY!!**** JustKenzie June 28, 2011 Giveaways 19 Comments 5308 I’m SUPER excited today to host this giveaway from JustKenzie! Mackenzie is an Asheville local that I met at an event for small businesses. I loved her work so much that I google stalked her until I found her etsy site. We ended up meeting for lunch (probably a good idea given my previously mentioned stalking behavior…lol) where she generously offered to give away a piece of jewelry to my lovely readers. Yes that’s YOU! Some of her awesome work: So here’s a little bit about Mackenzie… ***** I went to Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and got a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing.While at Kent I was able to study abroad in Florence, Italy. That experience changed my life forever; seeing life elsewhere made me re-evaluate my own. I realized that my hands were my gift and gateway to my future. My love for what I do roots from my passion for life. We have this one life and this one body, why not adorn it with jewels? My enthusiasm allows me to see beauty in everything. This is truly reflected in my work due to the use of recycled materials. I visit our local scrap yard in Asheville about once a week to find my hidden treasures. I want to turn a copper pipe that might have been under bathroom sink into a beautiful necklace, in which that pipe is unidentifiable. Color is one of the most amazing visual affects this world gives us. It can relate to anything; a feeling, a taste, or a smell. This is why I incorporate it into every one of my pieces through the process of enameling. I have a personal connection with each one of my pieces and hope that whoever buys and wears the piece does as well. My jewelry reveals my inner most thoughts and feelings, because what is life without feelings? I want you to feel my jewelry when you wear it- feel beautiful in it. ****** Here’s what you have a chance to WIN A gorgeous pair of earrings! There are three ways to enter: 1. Leave a comment below after visiting Mackenzie’s website or etsy shop and tell me what your favorite piece is. 2. Fan JustKenzie Jewelry on Facebook and leave a comment there saying Lovely Crafty Home sent you! 3. Tweet or share this giveaway on Facebook and let me know you did (leave your @twitter or FB page in a comment below). The giveaway will be open until midnight (EST), July 5th. The winner will be chosen via random.org. Good luck!!! 19 Responses Vona Adams June 28, 2011 Just dropped in on JustKinzie jewelry and fell in LOVE with all the necklaces and earrings!! Thank you for “stalking” this very talented artist!! I can’t wait to wear my first piece!! Reply Julie June 28, 2011 I love the recycled pipe necklace!!! Reply Sandy Walters June 28, 2011 Such lovely pieces at JustKenzie Jewerly! I love the earrings, I think I like the purple and yellow ones the best (grape purple and golden flux). Kenzie is really talented! Reply Janet June 28, 2011 Good stalking Rachael! JustKenzie has beautiful jewelry. I liked the purple & light blue flower dangle earrings but all of them are gorgeous. Reply Kassi @ Truly Lovely June 28, 2011 Oooh!!! How fun! Ok… I really like the recycled copper enameled knot pendent!!! Reply Kassi @ Truly Lovely June 28, 2011 I liked her Facebook page and left a comment! 🙂 Reply Kassi @ Truly Lovely June 28, 2011 I shared on Facebook! facebook.com/kassarie Reply Tamara June 28, 2011 I love the copper jewelry! Reply Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co June 28, 2011 I LOVE the “enameled recycled pipe with white bow accent” necklace! Too cute! Reply Kayla June 28, 2011 I love the recycled copper enameled knot pendent…it’s so cute, and I’m loving those earrings! Reply Rachel June 28, 2011 I love the goldenrod earrings…and am so moved by her love of Color and a sense of how our hands are such gift. Beautiful work from a beautiful artist. Reply Tiffany June 28, 2011 I love the recycled copper enameled knot pendant ! Reply Sandi June 28, 2011 I absolutely loved the recycled pipe and bow necklace. Gorgeous jewelry! One day. When I’m rich. She will be too! LOL! Oh and I shared on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CraftsbySandi Reply amanda June 28, 2011 i actually love the two necklaces pictured in this post, but they werent pictured on justkenzie’s etsy shop so i dont know their name….and i also love the earrings here and all the stuff on her etsy shop….(but these necklaces are my faves!!) Reply jean dixon June 28, 2011 neat jewelry Reply kiran June 28, 2011 Following you. Reply Alice July 5, 2011 Like the white enamel dangle earrings. Reply Alice July 5, 2011 I like JustKenzie Jewelry on Face Book. I left a comment letting her know you sent me also. Reply Alice July 5, 2011 I shared the giveaway on my wall Alice Voyles Parson. 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