Thursday, December 12, 2013

Last giveaway & Holiday Craftacular TOMORROW!

'Twas the night before Holiday Craftacular and all the artists were getting ready to share their beautiful works at CitySpace!

While we're busy getting ready, you still have one more chance to win. Cary Oliva of ByCary is an crafty artist whose work includes cards, coasters, photography, calendars, and other unique and handmade goods. Check out her awesome "Roots" series, pictured in the coasters here. It's a  fun collaboration between Cary and artist/illustrator, Kathyrn Dale Barton, who created an homage to different cities with the a message: "As you create your story, you make the art and sound of life wherever you are, Grow Your Own Roots in the city you love."

Today only, you can win your own set of special coasters from Cary! The coasters shown below are made from tumbled bottichino marble, are approximately 4 x 4 in size, and feature an etch-proof image printed onto the tile (which is backed with cork to prevent scratching). The set of 4, one of each color per set as shown, is a great gift for yourself or a friend.

Click here to enter to win these groovy garden coasters!

We hope to see you at our 8th annual craft show tomorrow or Saturday! You're bound to find something for everyone on your list, and you'll be supporting local small business and Piedmont Council for the Arts, too!

We can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Three-vehicle wooden toy set by Purcell Toys!

Christopher Purcell of Purcell Toys makes handcrafted wooden toys in playful, shapes including airplanes, dinosaurs, and cars. He also sells build-your-own toy sets, perfect for the budding woodworker or artist.

Don't you just want to reach out and roll these toys around?

Today you can win one of his signature holiday gifts, a handcrafted 3-vehicle set in oak, maple, and walnut woods. These sleek, smooth toys include a truck, a bus, and a car--perfect for imaginative races or play-city transport!

Click here for your chance to win and be sure to visit Christopher at the Holiday Craftacular on Friday and Saturday!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Win an Ocean Bliss glazed pitcher by Ros Nuesch of Two Owls Pottery!

Roslyn "Ros" Nuesch of Two Owls Pottery specializes in functional pottery for the home. Her inspiration comes from nature, my mother and my Native American heritage, and here's what she has to say about her adorable--and touching--logo:
I had recently found my birth family and discovered that I am Native American.  Native Americans are named at birth according to what is happening around them at the time of their birth, usually associated with nature.  Later in life, society bestows them a new name which is earned by their life experiences and accomplishments.  I wasn't ready for my own studio yet but knew that when I was it would be called Two Owls Pottery.  Thank you, Tom!

The Two Owls represent my mother, who loved owls, and myself, who loved my mother very much.

Today only, you have the chance to win a handsome ceramic pitcher with a rich "ocean's bliss" glaze handmade by Ros herself. Valued at $58, this functional piece can liven up any holiday table or simply offer practical use year-round.


Click here for your chance to win it!

Monday, December 9, 2013

WIn Organic Solid Perfume in Sunsmoke by Priya Means Love!

Priya Narasimhan makes organic products for skin, body & hair, including solid perfumes. Her shop, Priya Means Love, is a reflection of her spirit--and yes, her name really does mean love.
 The artist works with a variety of fragrance notes to compose scents and products that are good for your body as well as your nose. Today you can win one of her solid perfumes in her signature scent Sunsmoke, a smoky and sophisticated composition of citrus notes, sweet blossoms, and a fine tobacco accord that whispers "come closer."
Click here for your chance to win it, and be sure to check out her variety of scents and products at Friday's Holiday Craftacular!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Win a topaz felted wristlet by Deborah Connolly of Te Adora Knits!

Deborah Connolly of Te Adora Knits is known for her Hand-knit, hand-felted bags and accessories. The wool she uses is an unusual medium for handbags, but when the artist adds hot water and agitation to her knits, they transform into stiff, lovely, and one-of-kind works, making for a purse, clutch, and tote style all her own.
Today only you can enter to win one of Deborah's signature wristlets. Retailing for $35, this felted wristlet is the perfect size for holding your credit cards, lip gloss and cell phone, with a snap closure to keep your essentials safe. It was hand knit using a beautifully variegated topaz wool and then felted by hand to create a sturdy and durable fabric. The beaded bracelet is perfect for hanging off your wrist!
Click here to enter to win this unique and stylish purse--perfect for an everyday winter look--and good luck!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Win a sterling silver vine necklace by taviametal today!

Tavia Brown, the sterling, gold, and platinum jewelry designer at taviametal, has a style that is both industrial and delicate, edgy and sweet. In her artist statement, she says "Inspired by the dichotomy of life, my style of elegance with an edge connects me to this duality that exists within my life.  Being a mother and an artist is a constant balancing act of two things that at times seem extreme opposites, yet at other times appear to be born of the same seed."

Today's giveaway item--an oxidized sterling silver pendant with necklace chain--features her signature embossed vine and connects the wearer to nature. Click here for your chance to win this unique and lovely gift!