Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Artist Feature and Giveaway: June Shin



Today I bring to you the gorgeous work of fellow Artist and Etsy seller June Shin. My goodness, what beauty filled stunning work this lady creates and she is super witty too. I must admit, there is something in the combination of high art and wit that completely captivates me.

June lives and works in Georgia and is a great example of Artist as Brand™. Why? Because while working in the high tech world of computer consultation in New York City, June courageously followed her creative muse. Too feed the hunger of her inner muse June took courses at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).  After moving to Atlanta, she taught herself how to create jewelry using semi-precious stones and metal wire and soon after, launched her jewelry company.

The image opening this blog post is of her Icarus earrings. These beauties illuminate her fine craftsmanship, style and aesthetic. Combining vintage materials with a modern sensibility, June’s jewelry tends to be dainty and delicate, intent on catching the light and always lifting the spirits of the wearer.


Besides her shop on Etsy June also has a strong online presence with a website and a blog. It was her blog where I first came across her. June also conducts fabulous giveaways with Etsy artists. The charm with which she conducts her interviews was what first captivated me when I first arrived at her blog.

I asked June a few questions so that we could all get to know the creatrix behind the art:

1.) What is the one thing you find most inspiring to feed your creative spirit?

Seeing other people's creations, whether it be a painting, architecture, a beautiful flower arrangement, photography, a dance, etc. I'm a very visual person and am always amazed at people's imaginations.

2.) What is your favorite scent from the natural world?

Mint

3.) If you were Queen of a village what would you wish for your kingdom?

Peace and happiness, and a self-sustaining village.

4.) How did you find yourself creating jewelry? 

A few years ago, the idea of making jewelry came to mind and I enrolled in a metalsmithing class in NYC. When I moved to Atlanta, I taught myself to make jewelry using bead and wire, and the rest is history...

5) Tell us a secret?

I used to be a poker dealer, but don't really know how to play strategically.


June, it's a pleasure and honor to have you here, thank you so much for sharing a bit about yourself with me and the readers here. I'd like to live in that self sustaining village with you.

NOW...the Giveaway!
For this giveaway, June is offering the winner a choice of any item from her Etsy shop priced at $25 or less. Lucky, lucky!!

To qualify to win this prize, please....


Begin by visiting the June Shin shop on Etsy and sharing in your comment what item you most crave from her shop. You must include your first name -or- etsy username AND email address with each entry or it will not be included.

For additional entries you can do any or all of the following, please leave a separate comment for each entry.
  • 1 entry: Be or become a follower of the JuneShinDesigns blog
  • 1 entry per day of the contest: Twitter this message: RT @RoxanaVilla is hosting a giveaway with JuneShin! Visit http://journal.illuminatedperfume.com for a chance to win
  • 2 entries (total) - Blog about this giveaway, leaving the URL to the post in comments (1 blog per entrant, please)
  • 1 entry: Be or become a follower of the creator, JuneShinDesigns on Twitter
  • 1 entry: Be or become a fan of JuneShinDesigns on Facebook
  • 1 entry: Be or become a follower of this journal: IlluminatedPerfume
More fine print, learned along the way
1. If we cannot contact you we will give your prize away to someone else.
2. The featured seller will do their very best to mail the winners package in a timely manner, please contact them directly if you have any questions.
3. Each entry is assigned a card from several decks here at the house, I then shuffle all the cards and have someone handy (like my daughter or husband) choose a card for the winner and a runner up.
4. If you have won the Artist Feature and Giveaway in the past you may enter again.
5. Please don't make up any new guidelines, what is outlined above is what we follow.

The giveaway ends Moon day, November 16th at 10 pm PST with the winner announced shortly there after. Please help us get the word out. Anyone who posts comments after 10pm on November 16th will not be entered in the draw.

This is one giveaway I myself would like to enter! Good luck!



162 comments:

Digital Misfit said...

Beautiful shop! June has almost too many lovely pieces to choose from. I ADORE the Green Hibiscus Silver Hoop Earrings.

hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

ps: I am also a former poker dealer!

Michele P. said...

I like the linked hearts necklace, so pretty, and I love sterling silver jewelry!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

following JuneShinDesigns on twitter @micaela6955

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

following JuneShinDesigns on FB M Pineda

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Michele P. said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/5639689656

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Eve said...

Pretty shop! She has some gorgeous earrings, makes me wish I had pierced ears!
I love the Aquarius necklace! Which is perfect for me!!

Peg said...

Roxana, thank you for hosting another giveaway and sharing June with us. Her pieces are clean and elegant.

It was hard to choose a favorite, but I think the Long Moondrop Earrings won my heart. I also love the Unlock My Heart Lariat and the Pink Twisted Drops. And the Lock and Key earrings are fun. Everything is beautiful.

Thank you!

<3 Peg

etsy user: peghale
cwestpost'at'aol'dot'com

Peg said...

I checked out June's blog and will follow it, so please enter me again.

Thank you!

<3 Peg

etsy user: peghale
cwestpost'at'aol'dot'com

Annette said...

Do I have to choose just one peice? I lust for so many of them!! Had to add her to my Etsy favs.

The one I LUST for is the silver perfume locket or the accented silver swirl leaf necklace.

amazing work.

Annette said...

I did not leave my email address in the fav post -
tribalgrl at gmail dot com

Annette said...

Blog follower

tribalgrl at gmail dot com

Annette said...

facebook fan.

tribalgrl at gmail dot com

Abigail said...

what an awesome giveaway, she as so many amazing items in her etsy shop! One of my faves is the Dainty Keepsake Locket Necklace - Orange...love it!

peters.ab0124(At)gmail.com

Abigail said...

i follow june shin's blog

peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

Abigail said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/AMPaway/status/5656430856

peters.ab0124(At)gmail.com

Abigail said...

i follow juneshin on twitter - ampaway

peters.ab0124(At)gmail.com

Abigail said...

Im a fan on FB - Ample Goodies

peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

Abigail said...

blogged here: http://amplegoodies.blogspot.com/2009/11/roxana-illuminated-perfume-giveaway.html

peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

entry #1

Abigail said...

blogged here: http://amplegoodies.blogspot.com/2009/11/roxana-illuminated-perfume-giveaway.html

peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

entry #2

Jessica said...

Beautiful work! I'm admiring the Madeleine / Peach Moonstone necklace, because moonstone is one of my birthstones but I don't actually own any jewelry with this stone.
Jessica
jessica@nstperfume.com
xo

Lily said...

i love the Adorned Vintage Key Necklace!
Lily
Lmhoot@flash.net

AM said...

The moonlight flight earrings are my favorite!

(email in blogger profile)

Lilly said...

I love the Carved Pink Rose earrings. Cute!
Thanks.

Eliane T.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Lilly said...

Facebook fan (Lilly Papers)

Eliane T.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

Love the Long Bronze w/ turquoise earrings!!

Wanda said...

Wanda
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Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog.
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Amber said...

I just love the Accented Silver Swirl Leaf Necklace!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the Green Hibiscus Silver Hoop Earrings

Jen
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

Following JuneShinDesigns

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

AlisonWonderland said...

I love the Silver Swirl Earrings!

gemini5757.etsy.com
gemini5757 at hotmail dot com

Ashley said...

Beautiful creations!
I love the Little Yellow Flower Adjustable Ring. It's so gorgeous!

ashley_c_014 at hotmail dot com

Dea Angel said...

What a pretty shop I would love to win fingers crossed. I love the little heart lockets earrings they are sooo sweet.Thanks for the giveaway.Marian

mtzeenla@yahoo.com

*Evelyn* said...

I love Green Hibiscus Silver Hoop Earrings
really cute shop

thanks
Evelyn
sumikoshop@gmail.com

*Evelyn* said...

I'm already her follower !!

Aljna said...

I like all the things...my fave is "Iolite Droplet earrings"...I love the colour...

Alessandra Spigno
a.spigno@hotmail.it

Aljna said...

I also went to June's blog and follow it...

Vaiva said...

I love Heart and Flowers Locket Necklace! It's fabulous!

Vaiva
almost.angel at gmail dot com

Birgit said...

So many treasures at her store! :) If I were lucky enough to win this giveaway, I would choose the "Petite Glamour Earrings - aquamarine in gold." They are lovely for sure! :)

-- Birgit
swappinghowdies@yahoo.de

jasmine said...

i love the lock and key earrings here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31602925

jasmine
tristiculus[at]hotmail.com

Diana said...

From all those gorgeous earrings I'm loving the most the Silver Swirl Earrings.
dikatzen at yahoo dot fr

Qxela said...

I really like the Lainie's Earrings - Silver filigree.soo pretty and dainty! :)

kazeqor@yahoo.com

Qxela said...

Followed June Shin's blog :)

kazeqor@yahoo.com

slynn41202 said...

I love the Heart and Flowers Locket Necklace.

Sarah
slynn41202 at yahoo.com

Lee P said...

I love June's Jewelry! I really like the Rock n Roll Tourmalinated Quartz black Spinel Earrings. I think black jewelry is very elegant. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

Lee P.
chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

I already follow June Shin via Google Friends.

Lee P.
chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

I shared your giveaway on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/5683139463

Lee P.
chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

I already follow June Shin on Twitter as chinook92

Lee P
chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

I am a Facebook Fan of June Shin.

Lee P...
chinook92 at gmail dot com

TigerLily said...

is this open for worldwide?if yes, please count me in ^^

My most coveted item in her shop is probably the Aqua Nouveau Necklace, the color is so pretty.


yuri.kristi at gmail

Jennifer said...

I love the Luxe Green Amethyst Hoop earrings! Wonderful eye candy!
Jennifer
cspmom at gmail dot com

the_eternal_voyageur said...

I follow !

the_eternal_voyageur at rediffmail dot com

Sabine said...

Beautiful Shop and not easy to decide but...
My fav is :Little Rhinestone Locket Earrings!Thanks for this great giveaway!

Sabine
admin@primgirl.com

Sabine said...

posted about your giveaway at:
www.primgirl.com

Sabine said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/sunlady

Mer said...

loving the pear halo and birdhouse necklaces! great pieces! thanks so much for the opportunity!

Meredith(dot)Targarona(at)gmail(dot)com

jamiainsmommy said...

I LOVE the Amethyst Droplet Necklace. Very pretty!!

janetfaye said...

I like the pretty Tree of Life necklace - Gold.

Janet
janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow JuneShinDesigns blog - janetfaye

Janet
janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow JuneShinDesigns on Twitter - Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I am a June Shin Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

Janet
janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Melody said...

I like the Large Flower Bar Necklace.

Melody
melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Mizz Snape said...

Gosh, I went through every item in your shop. You have something for every one and every price range! I especially love love this one:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28189486

The pearls are to die for!

steffi
darkntwisty at hellokitty dot com

Mizz Snape said...

I'm a blog follower!

steffi
darkntwisty at hellokitty dot com

Mizz Snape said...

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/littlesev/statuses/5689904815

steffi
darkntwisty at hellokitty dot com

Mizz Snape said...

Followed the twitter (littlesev)

steffi
darkntwisty at hellokitty dot com

Mizz Snape said...

I'm a Facebook fan (steffi snape)

steffi
darkntwisty at hellokitty dot com

secret cake said...

I really like the simplicity of the Long Moon Drop earrings.

my Etsy username is secretcake.

Thanks for the opportunity!

janil said...

I love Luxe Green Amethyst Hoop earrings !
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es
janil

lin3arossa said...

I love the sterling heart locket.
etsyname ghainskom
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

lin3arossa said...

I'm a follower of JuneShinDesigns blog (Follower awami)
etsyname ghainskom
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I really like the butterfly ring. My daughter would go nuts over it!!!

Jennifer said...

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/JennatFFP/status/5693061732

Jennifer said...

I also follow June Shin's blog through friend connect!

editor said...

hi there! wow it's so hard to choose a favourite!! but if i have to say, my favourite, favourite is the Moonlight Flight Earrings.. i love them!! <3 my name is Nina van den Berg, and my email address is pixie.027@gmail.com ... thanks for an awesome giveaway! =D

editor said...

hi again! im already a follower of the JuneShinDesigns blog, as well as your blog! im so craving the Moonlight Flight Earrings.. stunning! <3 my name is Nina van den Berg, and my email address is pixie.027@gmail.com ... thanks so much!

editor said...

hi! =) i already follower JuneShinDesigns on Twitter, and i also follow you =D i really love the Moonlight Flight Earrings.. so beautiful! <3 my name is Nina van den Berg, and my email address is pixie.027@gmail.com ... thank you!

editor said...

heya! im already a fan of both you and JuneShinDesigns on Facebook =) the Moonlight Flight Earrings are amazing!! they really are my favourite <3 my name is Nina van den Berg, and my email address is pixie.027@gmail.com ... thanks!

editor said...

hi there! iv been tweeting the message about the giveaway - my twitter page is http://twitter.com/luna_pixie. my favourite item is the Moonlight Flight Earrings.. they're perfect! <3 my name is Nina van den Berg, and my email address is pixie.027@gmail.com ... thanks for the amazing giveaway!

409cope said...

I like the Accented Siver Swirl Leaf Necklace the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

violette said...

Beautiful work. I love the blue hibiscus silver hoop earrings.

soundssciencey

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409cope said...

I follow june shin designs through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

JennTRC said...

I love the
Little Starburst Locket Earrings
:)

jenn
jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

bmolavi said...

Love the necklace called tree of life. . .and also the little rhinestone earrings. . .

etsy: ocamcaro
e-mail: ocamcaro at gmail dot com

bmolavi said...

i'm a FB fan :)

monika said...

my favourite item is the butterfly ring!!

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monika said...

now i'm following juneshin's blog

nazarienne said...

I love the Sterling Heart Locket, but there are so many beautiful things!
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nazarienne said...

following JuneShinDesign Blog
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nazarienne said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/nazarienne/status/5704481505

etsy-name: nazarienne
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nazarienne said...

following JuneShinDesigns on twitter
etsy-name: nazarienne
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nazarienne said...

fan on facebook
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DonidoDesigns said...

i think these are my favorites! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26650594

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shalamaryta said...

I like Aquarius Zodiac Necklace in Gunmetal.

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shalamaryta said...

1) I blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/artist-feature-and-giveaway-june-shin/6379536

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shalamaryta said...

2) I blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/artist-feature-and-giveaway-june-shin/6379536

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fashionfrugality said...

I am swooning over this linked hearts necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27764923

Katie
kkondek at gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

I am now a follower of JuneShinDesigns blog!

Katie
kkondek at gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! 11/14 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5710617479
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Allison said...

i love it!!

pippirose said...

I absolutely adore the Gift Wrap Earrings in Gold with Carnelian.
Gorgeous!
Piroska
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I follow June Shin via Google Friend Connect.
Piroska
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I follow June on Twitter
@pippirose77

Piroska
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I'm a Facebook fan of June Shin (under my name, Piroska).

Piroska
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/pippirose77/status/5716145367

Piroska
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

bison61 said...

I'd get the Moroccan Diamonds - Silver

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Joyful Girl Naturals said...

I love the Tree of Life necklace. joyfulgirlnatural joyfulgirlnaturalsatgmaildotcom

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

became a follower of June Shin

maxfate said...

My favorite is the Sway Necklace,it's lovely, and I've had to learn how to sway.

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maxfate said...

I follow the JuneShinsDesigns blog. Thanksupe61@hotmail.com

Darcy's Knotty Knitter said...

I a follower:)Hugs Darcy

Darcy's Knotty Knitter said...

I love the tree of life.Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter@gmail.com

kwil said...

The Ganesha ring!

xoxox
kristen
kmw1066 at etsy
kmw1066 at gmail dot com

kwil said...

I follow June Shin's blog!

xoxox
kristen
kmw1066 at etsy
kmw1066 at gmail dot com

kwil said...

I am a fan of June Shin on facebook!

xoxox
kristen
kmw1066 at etsy
kmw1066 at gmail dot com

Bunny B said...

I love the Luxe Garnet Hoop Earrings! Gorgeous!

Thanks!

bunnyb
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/5734907190

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Bunny B said...

Follow JuneShinDesigns on twitter. @bunnyb

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Bunny B said...

1. Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-links.html

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Bunny B said...

2. Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-links.html

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Aik said...

I love the Madeleine - Peach Moonstone Necklace.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Following June Shin Designs blog.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/5736788220

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I blogged.

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

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Aik said...

I blogged.

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow on Twitter @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Facebook fan. (Aik Chien)

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fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! 11/15 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5743131913
kkondek at gmail.com

Kasie said...

I love the Dainty Keepsake Locket and the Sterling silver locket!

Laura said...

I like it all! But I just love the leafy filigree earrings.

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Laura said...

I became a fan of june shin on facebook.

lauraejernigan@gmail.com

Roxy said...

I love the Aquarius necklace.

Roxy
hockiemack at hotmail.com

Roxy said...

i follow June Shin blog!

hockiemack at hotmail.com

Roxy said...

tweeted!

http://twitter.com/hockiemack/statuses/5750636433

Roxy
hockiemack at hotmail.com

meghan said...

I like the tree of life necklace

Carly said...

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trixx said...

I love the large Flower bar necklace in gold.

etsyname: littlemissbee
peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

Sally said...

I love the "I love spinning necklace"... it will probably be my Christmas present to myself this year. Beautiful.

Sally (MuddyMoose on Etsy)
sghenderson@gmail.com

Lauren said...

there are SO many beautiful things in this store! LOVE the earrings!

Bunny B said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/5761083778

bunnybx at gmail . com

Belinda M said...

I love the Linked Hearts necklace


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khaski said...

I love the 'Moroccan Diamonds - Silver'. Kara khaski78 at hotmail dot com

Anne J said...

I like the Silver Hibiscus Earrings.

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Anne J said...

follow Julie Shin's design blog
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Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/5766994341

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Anne J said...

FB fan of Julie Shin designs

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Anne J said...

I am a follower of yours
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zachsgran said...

I like the little heart locket
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zachsgran said...

I follow
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Tylerpants said...

So many great pieces! My fave is the Sway Necklace in Silver =)

Lisa
tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I follow June Shin's blog

Lisa
tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I follow IlluminatedPerfume

Lisa
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MaddyRu said...

I love the Silver Swirl Earrings! I can never have too much simple silver. Thanks!

MaddyRu said...

I follow your blog.

MaddyRu said...

I am following June Shin's blog.

MaddyRu said...

I am following June Shin on Twitter.

MaddyRu

MaddyRu said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/MaddyRu/status/5775325894

tmc480 said...

I like the little starburst locket earrings
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tmc480 said...

I follow your blog
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abby said...

I crave the Tree of Life necklace - Silver as i love this tree.

Nikki

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Selene said...

I think her Butterfly Migration Necklace is just too cute! Love it.

Selene
shiki6210 at gmail dot com