I welcome the day bittersweetly, because this is my baby girl. Not Baby Girl, my four-year-old preschooler, but my first born. My baby. The first one to ever call me mom.
My eyes well up with tears as I even type this, because there is so much that I wanted to write to her and for her on this special day.
Instead, with a jam-packed schedule and not enough time to collect all my thoughts, I offer an Etsy Feature and Giveaway for you all - my amazing readers. This Etsy Feature showcases a fellow metal hand stamper, like my daughter. And my daughter thinks of herself as quite the outcast at times, going against the norm, so I thought this would be the perfect feature for today.
Introducing Ashley, owner/creator of Outcast Jewelry!
My name is Ashley Brown, I'm 25 years old, I own Outcast Jewelry in Reno, Nevada. I've always been inspired by quotes and sayings and love jewelry! So when I saw metal stamped jewelry I thought it was so cool that you could put your favorite words on jewelry and wear them! I was curious about how they were made so I looked into it and was surprised to find out that it was done by hand and not a machine. I've always liked making things so I decided to try it. I started making and designing my own jewelry and really enjoyed it. My mom is an artist and she makes a living by selling really beautiful mosaics at arts and craft fairs. I took a leap of faith and signed up for my first show. It began as a way to make extra money, but I was pretty unhappy at my day job, so I decided to leave it and make my full time job making and selling my jewelry! I couldn't be happier with my decision!
I sell at a lot of craft fairs in Reno, Truckee, and Tahoe. With summer coming up I have a lot of fun arts and crafts fairs that I will be selling at.
Favorite thing about spring:
I love the weather warming up and getting excited for summer!
Hobbies, besides creating jewelry:
I love to spend time with my handsome husband of 5 years! be outside. We love to hike, go camping and going to the lake. We also love finding new projects and working on them together.
Ashley's favorite quote:
"Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious."
CONNECT WITH OUTCAST JEWELRY:
Ashley is generously sponsoring a giveaway prize pack for one lucky reader!
Winner wins prize pack of:
1.Circle necklace (retail 10$) winner can choose if they want copper or steel and what word they want it to say.
2.Wrap bracelet (retail 10$) winner can choose if they want copper or steel and what word they want it to say.
3. Keychain (retail 10$) winner can choose if they want copper or steel and what quote they want it to say.
(Also winner can choose to add a heart, star, swirl, skull, moon, or dragonfly to any piece)
Total value with shipping included $32.50.
Giveaway is open to US residents and ends Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:59 pm, EST.
Enter with the easy entries in the Rafflecopter form below.
Good luck to all entrants!
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