Friday, December 11, 2009

FRIDAY'S FEATURED SELLER, SALE AND GIVEAWAY-BEAUTIFUL SCHLOPP

Beautiful Schlopp I picked this shop because I recently acquired one of her beautiful necklaces and was thrilled with it! Her work is creative, beautiful, and meticulous. This is what I got, and I can honestly say it is now one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. If you love glass as I do, please take a look at her shop. Her prices are EXTREMELY reasonable considering the amount of time she spends on each piece and the craftsmanship that is evident in her work. Here are some more of my favorite items (I am only listing three, but really I could put her whole shop on here.)
Cream Cherry Blossom Branch Pendant (I love all of her cherry blossom pieces!)
Red Flower on White Iridized Pendant (This is so simple and elegant!) 
Silver Swirls Dichroic Pendant (I have a huge affinity for spirals, and I love how this piece incorporates them!)
In the artist's own words...
1. The address of your Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulschlopp
2. Description of what you make: I make Beautiful Schlopp- casual, fun, unique, sloppy yet beautiful, one-of-a-kind items for everyday wear or use! I'm a glass artist who works in all aspects of glass- stained glass, fusing, borosilicate, etc.
3. Your favorite creation: My newest obsession are my Cherry Blossom pieces. Though they take 2-3 firings in the kiln over several days to create, I am completely enamored with and so very proud of them and the fact that I was able to produce the picture I had in my head.
4. How you learned your craft: My mother has been doing stained glass for the better part of 10 years. She had actually invited me to take her first beginning stained glass class with her. I declined thinking that it was an 'old lady hobby'. She persevered and I was able to watch as she learned and created new pieces. Her work area at home kept growing from just the kitchen table to the unused dining room to the full working studio with room to teach classes that my husband and brother-in-law built out for her in her basement. To make a long story short, she bought the glass store in our area and I went to work for her after having my 2nd child. I still had yet to even touch art glass, but immediately fell in love with it and jumped right in (not literally, of course). I caught on very quickly being a fast learner and having the opportunity to work with it full time (and get paid as well!). We started stocking fusing supplies and introduced our community to that glass art technique. Unfortunately, we have since had to close the store (darn economy), but we both now have a full studio at home. I work out of my basement and have the means to work cold, warm, and hot glass (stained glass, fusing, and lampworking).
5. Years you have been creating: I just passed 2 years working with glass this September.
6. Description of the item you are giving away: A White Cherry Blossom Branch Pendant. This stunning pendant spent a lot of time in the kiln prior to completion. I started by hand painting the branches on a white piece of glass. They were permanently fired on at 1500* F while pink frit was allowed to ball up into the blossoms at the same temperature. Once the glass annealed and cooled, the glass was put back in the kiln and the blossoms were attached to the pendant at 1300* F allowing them to keep their texture. All this time and heat produced a beautiful adaptation of a cherry blossom branch created in glass! Through the new year, I have a holiday sale running- 10% off and order over $10! Customers can either wait for an adjusted invoice prior to paying or complete payment and receive a refund through PayPal. But I'd also like to extend an offer to your readers. They can receive an extra $5 off any purchase over $20 by leaving the code "1ST GIVEAWAY" in the notes to seller.

In order to win this great necklace (with free shipping worldwide) you must do the following things. 
  • Become a follower of this blog (not anonymously)
  • Visit Beautiful Schlopp's Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulschlopp
  • Come back here and post which item is your favorite (please post a link) and your email address so that I can contact you if you win
For extra entries you can do any or all of the following things.
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Post the link in a separate comment here (1 extra entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway. Post the link in a separate comment here (3 extra entries)
  • Make a purchase from either Beautiful Schlopp or Altered Beauty and post the transaction link here (5 extra entries per purchase)
That's it! I will randomly select a winner next Friday at 12:00AM. If you win, I will contact you via the email address you provide in your comment. Thanks so much for participating and learning more about Beautiful Schlopp's wonderful jewelry! Take advantage of her sale!!!

67 comments:

  1. I'm already a follower of this blog :) And, I have to say that my favourite piece is the cherry blossom pendant(http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35305930)- I love the 3D look of the 'blossoms' created by the glass!

    aestraea [at] gmail.com

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  2. I follow your blog.

    My favorite is the Brick Red "Wisdom" pendant. I love all your pendants with words on them. But I love the cherry blossom too.

    contact me at www.helenapuck.etsy.com

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  3. Forget the link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36055094

    The links to the shop in your entry aren't working. I found the shop through Aestraea's comment.

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  4. I love all the items in this shop. My favorite would be the Inferno Tower Pendant..http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27213373
    cspmom at gmail dot com

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  5. I like the Vertical Cobalt pendant - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24428907

    emeemo@gmail.com

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  6. follow you. I love all the cherry blossoms stuff and also like starry night

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  7. tweet http://twitter.com/kaiasmommy/status/6606243766

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  8. I follow your blog, and my favorite item is the Fish Pond pendant, it's beautiful!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27008554

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  9. I'm into beads so of course I loved the Vintage 50s 60s Double Strand Tiered Chunky Faux Pearl Bib Statement Necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=36655000

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  10. Follower and my fav item would be the White Cherry Blossom Branch Pendant <3

    perfectbluemoon@gmail.com

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  11. I follow and I like the Inferno Tower Pendant the most http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27213373

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  12. I love the Pink Streaky Pendant! It's beautful and supports a great cause!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25888041

    picnut1512@yahoo.com

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  13. I love this necklace!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=36655000
    I follow your blog too :)
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I love her pendants, but this one really calls to me- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36053388
    I follow your blog.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Rebecca
    picklemadmanstinky@yahoo.com

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  15. Hi I follow your blog I love the cherry blossom so artful!!! so pretty!!
    earthdancedaph@yahoo,com
    http://earthdancedaph.blogspot.com

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  16. I follow your blog.

    I just love the
    Transparent Brown Fern Leaf Square Pendant
    at
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34245485

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  17. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/LisaSVance/status/6617830816

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  18. I'm following your blog!

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  19. I have to agree with you.. that white cherry blossom branch pendant is beautiful! It's definitely my fave of the bunch. I love the detail and colors.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35305930

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  20. I posted on my blog about this awesome giveaway! (entry 1) Here's the link:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/12/pendant-from-beautiful-schlopp.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  21. I posted on my blog about this awesome giveaway! (entry 2) Here's the link:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/12/pendant-from-beautiful-schlopp.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  22. I posted on my blog about this awesome giveaway! (entry 3) Here's the link:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/12/pendant-from-beautiful-schlopp.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  23. Happy Holidays! You do beautiful work.
    I follow you publicly on Google Friend
    Connect.....Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  24. There are so many lovely pendants on her site.
    One of my favorites is the Dark Shadows Pendant;
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25849928.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  25. "Tweet" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/6620079690,
    Merci, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  26. I follow - janetfaye

    I like After the Rain Pendant;
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27075422

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. I follow your blog.

    I just love the Green Tree of Life Pendant -
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33866616

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  28. I'm already a follower. This is my favorite
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33865137

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  29. OOps, you can reach me at http://lindab142.etsy.com

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  30. Wow! They are beautiful, everyone of them! One of my favourites is Green tree of life, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33866616
    The black and silver swirly one in this blog is also a real treat. I´m now a follower and I´ll put a link at the right side in my blog to this giveaway since it´s fantastic!
    e-zignz.blogspot.com

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  31. I love the Cloud Nine Pendent:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27078495

    khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  32. Hi everyone, sorry about the link issue! It should be fixed. Also, a couple of you entered links for the wrong shop!

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  33. Tweeted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/lindab142

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  34. I would list one of her cherry blossoms as my fave, but since they are featured here, I went with the Vampire's Breath...so cool! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25090022

    tiltcreations.etsy.com

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  35. Tweeted the giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/tiltcreations/status/6642474831

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  36. following--ONE of my favorites (how can you choose A favorite??) is the summer rainshower pendant

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listin_id=28703856

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  37. 1. blogged--right hand side, listed and linked

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

    http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com

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  38. 2. blogged--right hand side, listed and linked

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

    http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com

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  39. 3. blogged--right hand side, listed and linked

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

    http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com

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  40. I'm already a follower... and this is my favorite http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28406776

    Love these! So artistic!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  41. New follower! I love this pendant: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36057828
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  42. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/6651188390
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  43. This one is great: White Cherry Blossom Tree Pendant
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33801970

    i am also following you!

    tazimd@ gmail . com

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  44. Beautiful stuff! ambrerose@aol.com

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33801970

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  45. I follow you and I lov this pendant!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25849928
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  46. I'm a new follower


    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  47. this is i like most :http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27200273

    a sliced oval pendant.. its so classy

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  48. I'm following on blogger.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  49. Oh, this was soooo hard to choose! I *think* I love the Red Confetti Pendant the best...but I'm not sure. I loved too many of them to decide!! :)
    I soooo <3ed the etsy shop!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  50. Shoot, I forgot that link (sorry!!):
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34264183

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  51. I tweeted as hybroanglid.

    hybroanglid:
    I Love this one! You'll love it too. Check out Altered Beauty's latest jewelry giveaway at alteredbeauty.blogspot.com . You'll thank me.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  52. following! and i love the Summer Day Pendant
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27006421

    such lovely deep colors

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  53. This is my favehttp://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33864929 lot of support Katie @ eklaramore@gmail.com

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  54. Following!

    I really like the After the Rain pendant (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27075422) The blue on silver is magnificent!

    vaverine at yahoo dot com

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  55. I love the maroon flower pendant here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33866301

    really lovely work :)

    paperaffection.etsy.com

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  56. I like the Vampire's Breath Pendant,
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25090022

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  57. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/6781904144

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  58. i am a follower of your blog.
    my favorite item from your shop is here:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34245061

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  59. and i twittered your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/daaarlin

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  60. Following and I love the Transparent Blue Flower Pendant!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33866086

    sketchcustoms@gmail.com

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  61. i like the rectangular pendant best! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35305930

    please enter me!

    judybloomflowers@hotmail.com

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  62. I love this one
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33801970

    daisymay_chantele at hotmail.com

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  63. I like all the asian inspired designs in your shop, but especially the joy necklace.

    Angie
    http://www.AngieHandmade.etsy.com

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  64. I'm following!

    Angie
    http://www.AngieHandmade.etsy.com

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  65. Green 'Honesty' Japanese Kanji Gold Decal Pendant is my favorite!
    kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

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  66. I am following this blog
    I love the Summer Rainshower Pendant
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28703856
    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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