Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Feature & GIVAWAY: Trinkets by Dana

Today's Friday Feature is really special for me, because I remember this shop as one of the first I found while browsing Etsy.  If I remember correctly, I found the shop because of her blog.  I saw some really great art work - fun and carefree, and I knew I had to go and visit her Etsy shop.  Well, there turned out to be two Etsy shops, and I liked both of them equally.  Lots of fun color and just overall happy, feel-good items for sale, and so much fun to browse through too.

Here is...

Yes, Trinkets by Dana is an incredible shop that offers handmade jewelry, lovely origami creations, as well as other accessories like hair pins and key chains (this girl is amazing!).  Dana also has a shop called placefulness, featuring works of art in different forms (watercolor, ink, photography, typography...Yeah, you gotta go check it out!).  


Here are just a couple of her so-called trinkets!
I love the earrings - super cute.
 Earrings and Necklace are available for purchase.

The placefulness shop opened first, but under a different name.  I asked Dana how she got started with Etsy and how the Trinkets shop began.  Here is what she said:
I created the account for just browsing and shopping and never imagined that a year later-- in my first semester of college-- I would open my own shop! I was passionately curious about all kinds of crafts while super stressed with my full time commitment to school. I found artists on etsy with a vision that really inspired me to explore all sorts of crafts from jewelry, original art, and photography. I decided a year in that I needed a new name to embody my somewhat spontaneous endeavors and that was when trinkets by dana was born! 

I am a huge fan of her art!  It's what captured me on her blog.  What inspires Dana's art work?  She kind of touched on this with her previous answer, but here she gives a little more:
I'm inspired by everyone and everything. Sometimes, I get obsessed with a pattern or color and start making a whole line or work revolving around that one concept. I like going out and exploring antique shops and other folk-artsy/homey things. You should see me at a Pottery Barn-- I'm every employee's nightmare! I touch everything and "ohh" and "ahh" at all the different textures and color schemes. :)




Take a look at the incredible origami by Dana.
She makes me remember my paper cranes and wince! 
Origami always impresses me, in part, because when I was little we had a couple of Japanese exchange students and they taught me to make paper cranes (on super duper tiny origami paper)!  I asked Dana what her favorite thing about origami is, and here is her answer:
I like origami because it's constant and really embodies the essence of creation. There is no glue, scissors, or embellishment involved. It's literally a sheet of paper that somehow turns into something completely new after a million intricate folds. I find it calming once you have the pattern down because you actually end up mindlessly folding and it's quite cathartic. 

Dana is giving away a pair of incredibly cute bird earrings from her Trinkets shop!!!  One lucky 2justByou Blog reader will win them, and they are one of ONLY two pairs made - ever.  To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway ends on February 2, 2013 at midnight, Eastern Standard Time.  Open worldwide.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

GOOD LUCK!!!  And thanks for reading.  =0) 
Don't forget to come back later this evening for the Meet & Greet Blog Hop! 




77 comments :

Jii said...

I love this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/96062872/sale-40-playful-antique-reds-origami
Jenna O

Giulia said...

Great post! :)
Wanna follow each other?
xoxo

Giveaway on my blog: http://thefashionshadowbygiulia.blogspot.it/

Veronika said...

I love Elk and Birdie Silver Plated Necklace!

Memories for Life said...

Her Feather Leaf Dance Silver Plated Earrings are beautiful!
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity :)

aree1997 said...

I love this , http://www.etsy.com/listing/116000432/anchors-away-silver-plated-necklace , amazing :)
Thanks for another giveaway kim :)

Aree With Umbrella

lie-ying said...

so cute! http://www.etsy.com/listing/120708937/choose-2-cute-assorted-antidust-earphone

The Wait on my Shoulders said...

Thanks Kim for the awesome post. I am honored! And thanks everyone for entering. Good luck!

Giulia said...

Followed u back

http://thefashionshadowbygiulia.blogspot.it/

Anna said...

I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/120500995/leaf-silhouette-silver-plated-earrings!

Mara Franzese said...

Nice blog! ;) Check out mine and tell me what do you think about following each other on GFC, Bloglovin or FB!!

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Janis Cox said...

Linking in from Fun Fridays. Love your creativity.
Blessings,
Janis www.janiscox.com

Denysia Yu said...

I love their Trex Dinosaur Silver Plated Earrings! :)

Pamela said...

Her Feather Leaf Dance Silver Plated Earrings are very pretty!
new follower

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

what a great shop...those owls had me seeing double. heehee
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

Jus and Kat said...

The Wish Star Jar Silver Plated Necklace is great!

Stephanie said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/120497527/pawprint-silver-plated-earrings

These paw print earrings!

jennafish said...

i like these
http://www.etsy.com/listing/120500995/leaf-silhouette-silver-plated-earrings!

Jennifer R said...

My favorite item is the Baby Owl Silver Plated Earrings.

Jessica said...

I love the konoha earrings and the pink skull earrings too!

Maegan Morin said...

I really like these key earrings: http://www.etsy.com/listing/103990610/alice-in-wonderland-door-key-silver

Fashion * Reading said...

love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/84864571/sale-assorted-music-love-silver-plated

kiddo said...

I love the 28 Fading Sunset Origami Butterflies.

Suzanne Gregg on Rafflecopter.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I haven't done origami in a l o n g time. These are GORGEOUS. I'd love to win the earrings! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Szente Noemi said...

i love them!http://www.etsy.com/listing/120049026/baby-owl-silver-plated-earrings

Alena Belausava said...

I like all your paper crafts, you're really good at it! And I like Explore the World Silver Plated Earrings, too!

Natércia Magarinhos said...

This are lovely: Bow and Pearl Babydoll Silver Plated Earrings!
:)

Powers Of Love said...

Adorable shop! I love this... http://www.etsy.com/listing/118160248/ahoy-sailor-18-karat-gold-plated

eclairre said...

I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/120500995/leaf-silhouette-silver-plated-earrings

Wen-Cassie said...

Hello!!

My favourite item is Lilac Dahlia and Peach Rose Stud Earrings.
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Have a good day!!

Shelley Jessup said...

Hi, thank you for a lovely sweet giveaway. For some reason I can't paste the link to the item I like the most?! However my favorite is the Elk & bird silver necklace as I'm a big animal lover

Marta K said...

My favorite item is,
http://www.etsy.com/listing/89838570/french-tourist-brass-tone-penny-farthing


Love it!! :D

claireanne08 said...

love! http://www.etsy.com/listing/120497527/pawprint-silver-plated-earrings

Angelica Ng said...

So prettY:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/120500995/leaf-silhouette-silver-plated-earrings

trillina palemi said...

very nice this shop
my favorites
http://www.etsy.com/listing/120049026/baby-owl-silver-plated-earrings

raceracegirl said...

I like the Wish Star Jar Silver Plated Necklace. Micro Origami Stars.
Thanks for the chance!

raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

pippirose said...

I love the A Spot of Tea Silver Plated Earrings.

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Serenap95 said...

I like the SALE Elk and Birdie Silver Plated Necklace

Kim Bartlett said...

I like the Queen of Hearts Silver Plated Earrings

Irene (Josslight089) said...

I like The Arrow and Ring Brass Tone Earrings. Hunger Games
Thank you so much! :)

Gothicrise said...

I love Elk and Birdie Silver Plated Necklace!

Hana's Clay said...


i love these : http://www.etsy.com/listing/116000432/anchors-away-silver-plated-necklace

Thankyou for this lovely giveaway! ^^
hana_clay@yahoo.com

zmb said...

I love the Little T-REX Silver Plated Necklace.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/120711919/little-t-rex-silver-plated-necklace

Kara Jeremias said...

Lovin the owl earrings. :3

Bidisha Banerjee said...

Thank you for the lovely Giveaway.

My favorite item from the shop is -

Sailor Moon Silver Plated Earrings

http://www.etsy.com/listing/97063406/sailor-moon-silver-plated-earrings

My Email Id : bidishabanerjee@live.com

Camelia Andrasescu said...

I like : http://www.etsy.com/listing/117792520/a-spot-of-tea-silver-plated-earrings
Email : andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com

reveriefrance said...

Hi, what a great blog! I am now following you and look forward to your next post.
http://reveriefrance.blogspot.fr/
Michelle

Michele said...

What a sweet giveaway! I've also linked to it in my blog :)

Lydia Crochetaddictuk said...

I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/120711919/little-t-rex-silver-plated-necklace
(crochet addictuk)
susand1408 at gmail dot com

Solarride Rivernik said...

I love Aztec Feather and Gold Silver Plated Necklace

solarride dot rivernik at gmail dot com

Maret Lond said...

this necklace:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/109751114/sale-elk-and-birdie-silver-plated

aiasma said...

love the sunflower silver plated stud earrings.
my rafflecopter name:aaiza iftikhar

rusty said...

I love this, this, this!!: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76459618/50-mini-rainbow-origami-cranes
I love paper cranes, I want a thousand of them (for obvious, legendary reasons).

Michelle said...

I love the Elk and Birdie Silver Plated Necklace! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Erin said...
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bloomers said...

I love the Alice in Wonderland Door Key Silver Plated Earrings

Christina Zawadiwsky said...

Christina -xristya@rock.com- I love the Feather Leaf Dance Earrings!

Anna Wang said...

These earrings are adorable!!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/106463483/sale-giraffe-brass-tone-earrings

piedev said...

I love these Homecoming Cats - Felt Plush Doll ^^

judith67 said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/117519679/birds-of-a-feather-silver-plated?

Lyudmila said...

Like the Origami Crane and Pearl Silver Plated Earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/118986277/origami-crane-and-pearl-silver-plated
lusizova at gmail.com

Heather! said...

I love her Origami Butterflies, especially the Fading Sunset ones. Beautiful!
Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Faye Moffatt said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78754725/25-fading-purple-origami-butterflies?

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I like the Anchors Away silver plated necklace.

Casia said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65279781/homecoming-cats-felt-plush-doll?

Cindy Dinda said...

My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/listing/103990610/alice-in-wonderland-door-key-silver?

thank you! xxxxx

FraN McGee said...

I like the leaf silver plated necklace.

ajeep said...

www.etsy.com/listing/120023976/tree-of-life-brass-tone-earrings?

sousasurveys@hotmail.com

rafflecopter id: Surso S.

Basket of Baby Names said...

I love the little white bow and pearl earrings at the top of the page.

Martina Bradshaw said...

I love everything!!

my mail is: muzzettina@hotmail.it

karmakaytlyn said...

I just love the Owl on the Moon Brass Tone Earrings!

Robin W said...

I love the Fading Purple Origami Butterflies!

Robin W said...

I love the Fading Purple Origami Butterflies!

TopHat said...

I love the Queen of Hearts stars!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Penny Minding Mom said...

I love the nerdy owls.

Shani said...

I love these origami stars: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88973308/ooak-valentine-doily-hearts-origami?

blew415 said...

LOVE Silver Plated Necklace.

rosewendy said...

This bracelet is very pretty:
Rainbow Feather Leaves Knotted Bracelet