Saturday, June 13, 2009

Handmade artists: Lillyella


















Two weeks ago,
Ureshii kicked off Phydelle's Handmade Artist series (thank you Emily and Amanda!).

I'm absolutely delighted today to share with you another handmade artist interview with you - this time we're talking with Nicole from Lillyella!

Many - if not all - of you are already familiar with Nicole's wonderful shop of lovely jewelry, as well as her fantastic blog, Lillyella. You might also be familiar with her penchant for Mexican food or her obsession (a healthy one!) with peanut butter! But I'll bet that you all might find a surprise or two in Nicole's fun peak into her life!

Be sure to read through the very end for an exclusive Lillyella discount for Phydelle readers AND a giveaway for your very own piece of Lillyella jewelry!

Your name: Nicole
Your shop name(s)/url(s): Lillyella (Etsy)
Your blog(s):
Lillyella, Uniquely You
Your flickr/other photo website ID/url:
flickr.com/photos/lillyella/sets
Your twitter account: Lillyella

Tell us a bit about you: who you are, who you want to be, what you make, what makes you unique?
I'm Nicole, I'm 30 years old and live on the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio with my fiance and a small sampling of furry and feathered friends. I spent ten years of my life working as a graphic designer and photographer, which has always been and will always be a passion of mine. The most "glorious" days of that career were spent designing for the Cleveland Indians and shooting for a local business magazine. I "quit my day job" a little over a year ago to pursue my jewelry business, which has worked out better than I could have imagined. I've also been a dancer most of my life and continue to dance and teach today (tap and hip hop are my favorites!). I have no free time anymore, but when I used to, I spent it rock climbing, shooting and mostly working on overwhelming projects around the house. I work about 16 hours a day and usually sleep less than four, and I don't really know what happens to the rest, but I hope to figure it out someday. What makes me unique? That's hard. I guess maybe the fact that I own pointe shoes and a shotgun?

















What do you think it is about you that makes your shop(s) successful?
My motivation and passion, definitely. I'd also like to believe my success has to do with my work and my designs, but I know it's the hard work and energy I put into every aspect of my business that has gotten me to where I am. When new sellers contact me for advice, I can tell just by the way they form their message, if they have what it takes to really make it. You can sense when someone has decided to put their entire heart and soul into something, and when they are just pretending to. It will make or break you. I'm also really paranoid about perfection in crafting my pieces, and I think that shows through.
Is Etsy your fulltime day job, or do you do this on top of a day job (and if you have a day job, what is it)?
Etsy is and has been my full time job for a little over a year now.
Do you have partner(s), employee(s) or family members who help with your business? If so, what roles do they fill and how do they make your life easier?
My fiance helps when he can, or when I make him. His jobs consist of drilling metal, cutting and restocking all of my packaging supplies and packing orders. During the holiday, my mom also helped out by printing shipping labels and orders. I'm planning on hiring an employee for this holiday season.
Which do you prefer: artist, artisan, crafter or other?
I kind of prefer superhero, thank you. But if I had to choose, I think I'm an artist at heart and with all of my interests, former career, etc., though I would call my current jewelry making a craft. Is there really a difference though?
How did you learn your particular art/craft form?
I've just taught myself over the years, starting with the most basic of beads and trying new things whenever I had the chance. I spent my childhood summers and weekends walking to the local craft store and finding something new to get my hands into. Making jewelry was the one thing that always stuck with me and trial and error is how I've come to learn most of what I know today.














What was the most difficult thing for you to learn when you initially set up your Etsy shop?
I remember when I had my first sale, I had no idea what to do! I didn't know if I would get an email, if I had to do something through my shop, how to find the information, what to do next! But aside from that, I was able to figure most everything out pretty quickly after starting up, from what I can remember.
What do you know now that you wish you’d known back when you set up your Etsy shop?
Oh boy, I find it crazy that i can't think of anything! I guess maybe learning about Endicia (online mailing service) sooner may have been helpful at times. Until recently, I had been taking all of my international packages to the post office and addressing them by hand. It was time consuming and much easier to do it all online now, but at the same time, those trips to the post office were the only time I left the house!
What was the smartest thing you did when you were a fledgling Etsy seller?
Saw the benefit of making treasuries and stuck with it. I also made some great friends that have really helped me get to where I am.
If you sold last holiday season, what was your biggest lesson learned?
Hmmmm, another hard one. The holiday season pretty much went how I imagined it would - insane and very unmerry. I knew what I needed to do to prepare, but did not have the time or resources to do it - hire a helper, make up some stock pieces (I usually make to order).

















What stresses you out the most about your business?
Inconsistency. The ups and downs of traffic and sales. I should be used to it by now, there are slow times, then things always pick up again, but I just can't help but freak out when sales drop, thinking they will stay that way forever. I'm also uber paranoid about perfection and nervous about people not liking their jewelry or thinking it wasn't worth the money they spent on it. I spend a lot of time redoing things, rewrapping loops, etc., if I don't think they are perfect, and I scrap a lot of materials that I think have flaws. My fiance thinks I'm insane and can rarely see these "imperfections" I'm so paranoid about. He doesn't quite have the that eye I do, but I will admit I'm slightly obsessive about the whole thing.
What gets you the most excited?
Everytime I hear the ding of an incoming email, I still get butterflies in my stomach hoping for a sale, and I still get excited when it is. I don't think that will ever change. There are many days when I just stop and really think about what it is that I do, and how crazy and amazing it is that I can.
Tell us a little about how organize your workday and workplace?
I'm a little obsessive when it comes to organization. I make lists about what lists I need to make. I really think I need an intervention. But aside from that, I try to keep my workspace tidy with everything in its place, though I'm quickly outgrowing my little office (hence the "art barn!"). I do the same things everyday, though the order is always different, printing orders, printing labels, blogging, making jewelry, packing orders. I tend to be up on the computer most of the morning and afternoon, working on blog posts, listing items in my shop; it's the time when I get the most emails, convos, questions, requests, etc. and some days it's impossible to pull myself away. Then I'm up till 3am making jewelry and packing orders while everything else is quiet. I do eventually get to a point though when I'm too tired to keep making, and I go back to the computer and work on blog posts, order supplies, leave feedback, etc., until I fall asleep on my keyboard. I really love waking up with little squares and letters imprinted into the side of my face.

















Tell us about how you manage to balance work with life?
I don't, and it's my biggest struggle. After a year of doing this, I'm starting to wonder if it's possible, though honestly, it kind of depresses me to think it may not be. I'm efficient, I'm organized, I'm motivated and I work really hard, so when I think about what I can do differently to give myself more free time, a more regular schedule, more of a life, I have yet to figure anything out (I say as I'm typing at 3am). I guess if I grow a bit more and can afford to hire a full time employee, or my fiance can quit his job and help full time, that may be a way to make it happen, but I'm just not quite there yet. I'll admit not a day goes by that I don't question whether it's all worth it, and the answer changes depending on how my day is going.
Share one of your personal guilty pleasures?
Eating peanut butter out of the jar, listening to a-ha, and shoe shopping. Not necessarily at the same time, though that would be sweet.
Do you shop handmade? If so, what was the last thing you purchased?
Of course! Whenever I can. The only new years resolution I made this year was to buy myself at least one item from Etsy every month. I've had NO trouble sticking with that resolution. :) Let's see, the last purchase I made was these two shirts from Replicca (here and here!).
What one piece of advice, tip or trick would you share with both new and more established sellers?
I'm struggling the most with this one. Up until a few months ago, my answer would have been to make treasuries, but since Etsy changed the way they work the front page and do more of their own thing, I'm not sure it's worth the time anymore. I guess my answer now would be to work at everything like your life depended on it.
Anything else you'd love to share or wish I'd asked?
After those questions, I have nothing else to say! But thank you :)

















Thank you Nicole, for sharing with us, and for generously offering a special discount AND giveaway to Phydelle readers!

Discount: Enter "phydelle" in the message to seller at checkout for 10% off your order PLUS free shipping! This is valid any time, but is for ONE time use per customer!!!

Giveaway:
Winner selects the piece of jewelry of her/his choice from Lillyella! To enter, in the comments below, share with us your favorite piece of jewelry in Nicole's shop. You must include your first name, Etsy shop (if you're a seller) and/or email address to be included in the drawing!

Bonus entries if you do the following!
  1. Follow this blog (Phydelle)
  2. Follow Nicole's blog
  3. Subscribe to the Phydelle mailing list (top left corner of this web page)
  4. Follow Nicole on Twitter
  5. Blog about this interview and contest (and add the link to the comments below)
Entries end midnight PST on Thursday 6/18/09 and the winner will be announced on Saturday the 20th!

266 comments:

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Michele Maule said...

I've been following Nicole, and LillyElla for sometime, through Twitter. Her work is beautiful, and I love all of her finds.

This piece is my favorite!
Springtime Sparrow
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26271789
Simple and elegant.

Michele
http://www.michelemaule.etsy.com
michelemaule@gmail.com

Maizie Designs said...

Hi Everyone!
I love the Toggle Bracelets that I have seen on Nicole's flickr page-particularly the custom order versions. I also love the Reversible Locket and think it would make a great gift for so many occassions.

I follow the Phydelle blog
I folow the Lillyella blog
I follow Nicole on Twitter
I recieve the Phydelle mailing list too!

Great interview-I really enjoyed reading through it. Nicole is a super sweet and helpful Estian!

Rebecca from Maizie Designs
http://www.maiziedesigns.etsy.com
maiziedesigns@yahoo.com
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sweetnessjewelry said...

My Fave from Nicole's shop
Glam Toggle Bracelet

I follow Nicole's blog
I follow Nicole on twitter

sweetnessjewelry
kayjay5115@aol.com

Elle said...

I just received my first purchase from Nicole and I love them! I will be placing another order soon! Cant wait for the jade faceted necklace as a follow up to the turquoise one she keeps promising!

I follow the Lillyella blog.
I follow her on twitter.

She also gets a mention in my writing blog at the end of my mood section here:

http://mystupidseconddivorce.blogspot.com/

Elle (fourhens)
safetysake@gmail.com

The Giveaway Diva said...

love the Drop of Sunshine Necklace!!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

Kristin said...

I am a huge fan of Lillyella! I can't even count how many pieces of Nicole's jewelry that I own. I get so many compliments when I wear it too. I guess you could say that I'm obsessed with Lillyella. My favorite piece is a toss up between the silver or brass leaf garland bracelets and Nicole's ooak carved rose bracelets.
Great interview and giveaway.
I follow Nicole's blog.

Kristin
sundstromk@saic.com

rubymoon said...

Nicole's Follower.

(rubymoon/Ally/Blogger)

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

rubymoon said...

I love everything but ofcourse I must pick one so I would choose The Secret Life of Bees earrings as they are so pretty and would want them with SS earwires.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

rubymoon said...

Subscriber.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

rubymoon said...

Phydelle's Follower

(rubymoon/Ally/Blogger)

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

heather jane said...

Wow! Tank you for sharing your secrets with us, Nicole. Great interview, Brenda. I loved reading about why it is that I'm NOT where the two of you are when it comes to ETSY. Maybe when my littles are grown and bored of me I can justify being a super rock star on ETSY. For now...if I'm up at 3 am...it's going to be at the request of one of my girls. I can enjoy shopping and piddling around part time for now, though!

I follow phydelle
I subscribe to the newsletter
I now follow the lillyella blog

My favorite piece (If I MUST choose just one) is the Honey Blossom Bracelet. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26385488

Thanks for a great interview!!

Wehaf said...

My favorite piece is probably the leaf garland bracelet, which is featured at the top of this post. But I love so many different pieces that it is hard to say for sure.

I loved this interview, by the way - fabulous questions and fabulous answers!

urchiken at gmail dot com

link to the bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26271133

janetfaye said...

I like the Spring Morning Necklace.

Janet

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow Nicole's Blog.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

JohnsonFamily said...

I love the reversible locket. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26434406

janetfaye said...

I follow this blog.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow Nicole on Twitter - Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

My fave is the sassafras necklace!

wzgirl said...

Sooo....what if I already follow both of you on your blogs as well as your twitters? Does that give me extra special points?

I asked for these for XMas: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26368110 (with the matching necklace) So, I guess you could say that is one of my lilyella faves!

Going to go sign up for your mailing list....xo

ehaire said...

I follow the Phydelle blog.
I follow Nicole's blog.
I subscribe to Phydelle's newsletter.

I own many of Nicole's pieces and have enjoyed purchasing her jewelry for gifts as well. At this moment my favorite piece would have to be the new Sweetpea Trellis earrings.

Erika
erika.haire@verizon.net

Mia said...

oh and I follow you:) and her blog!

Mia said...

She has so adorable shop! Most I love Starling Plume Bracelet! Too beautiful:)

Nina said...

I follow LillyElla's blog.

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Nina said...

I now follow your blog.

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Nina said...

I absolutely love her Drop of Sunshine Necklace!

Nina
irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Nina said...

I subscribed to your mailing list.

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Nina said...

I follow Lillyella on twitter as nina0205.

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Meninheira said...

Hi :)

My favorite item is Sassafras Necklace, so beautiful, I love it!

And Dressed Up Pearl Earrings is soo cute :)

Meni
meninheira at gmail dot com

Lilly said...

My favorite is the Silver Bow Tie Necklace. It is gorgeous!
Thanks a lot!

Eliane
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Lilly said...

I am a subscriber.

Eliane

Anny said...

I choose the Flutter Necklace in silver http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26434452
You have so pretting thing in your shop!!!
Anny
annymay.etsy.com
annyfrechette@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

I love so many things from this shop it's hard to choose. A few of my favorite are the Reversible Locket, Lily of the Valley, and Waterlily Landing II Necklaces.

Thanks for the chance to win!
Melissa from ThisYearsGirl.etsy.com

Melissa said...

Following Nicole on Twitter (JanuaryWish)

Melissa said...

Following Nicole's blog

Melissa said...

Following your blog too

balanced. said...

I'm really loving this Leaf Garland Bracelet! So simple, yet beautiful. :)

Rach
http://balanced.etsy.com
admin@balancedcrafts.com

Saving in Style said...

What beautiful jewelry!! I'm loving the reversible locket found here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26434406

I've been looking for a locket for a while, but I can't find one I LOVE - I think I just did! Love the bead work on the side and that you can wear it two ways!!

I don't have an etsy shop.

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Saving in Style said...

I signed up to follow Nicole on twitter as savinginstyle

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Danetta said...

I am following your blog

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I love the Garden Flutter Necklace. Its so pretty.

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I am following Nicole on Twitter (talonsmom731)

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I am also following Nicole's blog.

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Salad for Breakfast said...

I love the Blossom Cluster Necklace in Silver
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26306264

sabrita said...

Such lovely jewelry! My favorite is the Waterlily Landing Necklace. So beautiful! Thank you.
sabrita@juno.com

AmandaSue said...

My favorite item is the Waterlily landing necklace in silver! Thanks for the chance.
unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

Sherry said...

I folow the Lillyella blog
I follow sherrygo on Twitter

Sherry said...

follow your blog

Sherry said...

blogged http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com/2009/06/win-handmade-jewelry.html

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...

I like Honey Blossom Bracelet

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Amber said...

I follow Nicole's blog - LillyElla too!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

The Morrocan Moon Necklace is my absolute favorite though the Morrocan Moon Earrings are a close second! My Etsy username is Hurdler4eva and I am strictly a buyer, not a seller!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

denise said...

I subscribe to your newsletter
qwaszx024 (at) gmail (dot) com

denise said...

I follow nicole's blog
qwaszx024 (at) gmail (dot) com

denise said...

I follow you
qwaszx024 (at) gmail (dot) com

denise said...

I like the champagne pearl earrings.
qwaszx024 (at) gmail (dot) com

Nathalie Brault said...

NURALLY I JUST HAD TO GO WITH THIS DRAGONFLY http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26434452
Thanks
lagrande2tall4u@hotmail.com

Nathalie Brault said...

I subscribed to your blog
lagrande2tall4u@hotmail.com

Abigail said...

I absolutely love the Waterlily Landing II necklace. Gorgeous!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26037526

Abigail
abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Celeste said...

I follow Nicole's blog too!

~ Celeste

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

I follow this blog!

~ Celeste

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

I love the Lilly of the Valley (silver) necklace!

~ Celeste

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

OliveStreetStudio said...

This toggle bracelet with therose and white / red beads....
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25354591

Jennifer

www.olivestreetstudio.etsy.com

hicksinlb@gmail.com

paperhill said...

i love these earrings,drop of sunshine http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26295391

susan
http://paperhill.etsy.com
susandu@msn.com

Cherry Blossoms said...

I have been following Nicoles blog for a while!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Mr. Bean said...

Your brass bow tie necklace is my absolute favorite

tmmylm @ gmail

-Tammy

Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow Phydelles blog!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Cherry Blossoms said...

My favorite item from Lilly Ellas shop is the Honey Blossom Bracelet

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26385488

http://CherryBlossomsDesign.etsy.com

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Mr. Bean said...

I'm following this blog

tmmylm @ gmail

-Tammy

Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow Nicole on Twitter
@CherryBlossBaby

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Cherry Blossoms said...

I blogged here:
http://peonieblossoms.blogspot.com/2009/06/lillyella.html

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Mr. Bean said...

I'm on the mailing list

tmmylm @ gmail

-Tammy

Mr. Bean said...

I'm following Nicole's blog

tmmylm @ gmail

-Tammy

Mr. Bean said...

I'm following Nicole on Twitter

tmmylm @ gmail

-Tammy

Abby said...

The leaf garland bracelet is my fave. So pretty!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Elsie B. said...

The Waterlily Necklace II in silver, with the dragonfly and the lily pad, captures the dragonfly that is a challenge for me to photograph! I see them here at the Cleveland MetroParks ...wonder if Nicole, also from Cleveland, was inspired at the Emerald Necklace of Parks around the city!

Very pretty jewelry in a stunning style!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I follow the Phydelle blog!

danielle78@comcast.net

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

Danielle

The Lily of the Valley Necklace in Silver is my absolute favorite because Lily of the Valley is my favorite flower and not one of the flowers you see depicted in jewelry very often!

danielle78@comcast.net

JaMean said...

I LOVE the Garden Branch Bracelet. I would choose a light purple flower.

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I follow the LillyElla blog!

danielle78@comcast.net

Alicia said...

I love the Starling Plume Bracelet! And am following you on Twitter now! (lici1212)

aliciamnieto at yahoo dot com


-Alicia
alicianieto.com

crystal said...

This was a very great interview. I really enjoyed reading about Nicole especially since i am from the Cleveland Area too!!
Everything is so pretty,her jewelry creations are very special since i am a Nature lover!!
One of my favorites is the Blossom Cluster Necklace in Silver;)
cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

crystal said...

I am a new Phydelle follower;)
cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

crystal said...

I am a LillyElla follower
cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

Cabootique said...

I really like the Dressed Up Pearl Earrings.

Cary
carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I love her jewelry creations!
The "Mossy Garden Branch Bracelet"
is my favorite piece!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I follow your wonderful blog!
Again, many thanks..... Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I now follow Nicole's blog.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I now follow Nicole on Twitter
Thanks, Cindi
cmh512
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am an email subscriber to your blog!
Thanks a bunch..... Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Ashley said...

follow lillyella- nicole's blog
jepeux.blogspot.com
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

I follow you.
jepeux.blogspot.com
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

My favorite-
Springtime Sparrow Necklace in Silver
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26271789

ashley
ashlomb at yahoo dot com
jepeux.etsy.com

Jessica said...

My favorite item from Lillyella at the moment is the Sweetpea Trellis Earrings :)

I follow Nicole's blog
I follow Nicole on twitter
I follow the Phydelle blog
& I'm subscribed to the Phydelle mailing list

Jessica
fawnings[at]gmail.com

kristaR said...

I follow the Lillyella blog.

I LOVE the blossom cluster necklace in silver

KristaR
Etsyname: Cuterpie
crabapple3@gmail.com

karaannisjewelry said...

I love the Springtime Sparrow Necklace in Silver! It is just darling!

Great interview! Thanks!

Kara
karaannisjewelry.etsy.com

karaannisjewelry said...

I now follow this blog! I'm glad I found it!

I also follow the Lillyella blog!

Kara
KaraAnnisJewelry.etsy.com

karaannisjewelry said...

I blogged at:

http://karaannisjewelry.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/treasures-found-lillyella-jewelry-giveaway/

Thanks!
Kara
KaraAnnisJewelry.wordpress.com

Andromache said...

I love all of her stuff!
Especially the waterlily landing necklace :D
I follow Nicole's blog
Dominique
etsy: DominiqueD

Sydney said...

I follow Nicole's blog

Sydney S.
scoobidoo540@aol.com

Sydney said...

I love her Flutter Necklace in Silver!

Sydney S.
scoobidoo540@aol.com

Nicole said...

I love her Leaf Garland bracelet in silver, although she doesn't have one of those listed at the moment.

www.nslods.etsy.com

Laura said...

I adore the Silver Bow Tie Necklace!

Liz said...

I love the Pretty Posy Earrings in Matte Crystal and Silver!

Suanne said...

I love the starling plume bracelet. Fantastic interview by the way :)

I follow Nicole on Twitter (www.paperaffection.etsy.com)

Suanne
www.paperaffection.etsy.com
suanne.li@gmail.com

Halifax said...

I like more than 1 piece :-) First, the Nouveau Lily and Pearls Necklace, then the Blossom Cluster Necklace in Silver

Aimee said...

Honey Blossom Bracelet is stunning!!

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Halifax said...

Followed Nicole on twitter (juan_hurrican)

Aimee said...

get your email

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

I follow nicoles blog

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

I follow your blog

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

http://aimee-b.livejournal.com/637720.html
blogged

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eNVe said...

excellent interview brenda! love her work!

clenna said...

I follow Nicole's blog.

clenna said...

I subscribe to Phydelle's mailing list.

clenna said...

I follow PHYDELLE.

clenna said...

I love theSassafras Necklace, Drop of Sunshine Necklace and the Moroccan Moon Earrings.

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

And I follow Nicole's blog.

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I really like way too many things from the shop, but one of my faves is the Garden Branch Bracelet http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26276116!

ShrimpSaladCircus on Etsy
shrimpsaladcircus@gmail.com
- Lindsay

Chris said...

I love the Mossy Garden Branch Bracelet - the soft green color and the nature vibe are so sweet.

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jingle said...

I'm following Nicole on Twitter! JustJingle

Jingle said...

The Honey Blossom bracelet is my favorite piece! It is gorgeous!

Jinglescraps on Etsy

M.M.E. said...

Gorgeous jewelry! So nice to meet another artist. Thanks for supporting us!

Asil Designs said...

My name in Lisa, I have an etsy shop called asildesigns.etsy.com

As hard as it is to just choose one item from Nicole's shop...I will have to pick her "waterlily landing" (in silver) necklace.
I have been following Lilyella for quite a while now both her blog and on twitter! Nicole is a great inspiration to all etsy sellers and I really think she always makes you WANT to work harder at making your own shop wonderful!!
I am so happy to now be introduced to "Phyelle" and am a new follower!
Thanks for the GREAT giveaway!!
Asil_Designs@shaw.ca

Christina said...

I love "lillyella"'s shop and blog.

I follow her blog already, and her twitter!

My favorite is Springtime Sparrow Necklace in brass http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25965148
-Christina, coffeeandcream.etsy.com

Christina said...

ok now I follow this blog too!

idyll hands said...

This is too easy - I've been a big fan of her shop for a while!

I absolutely am in love with the Spring Morning Bracelet - I have at thing for dogwood blossoms!

My email is knittinghands@yahoo.com and my etsy shops are http://idyllhands.etsy.com and http://woolyhands.etsy.com

SarCraw said...

I have been eying the LilyElla shop for awhile now! I adore the Champagne Pearls Necklace: gorgeous.

Sarah C.
sarahbcrawford(at)gmail(dot)com

SarCraw said...

I follow Nicole on Twitter - hellojournalist

sarahbcrawford(at)gmail(dot)com

SarCraw said...

I follow Nicole's blog
sarahbcrawford(at)gmail(dot)com

SarCraw said...

I follow your blog!
sarahbcrawford(at)gmail(dot)com

SarCraw said...

I blogged about this giveaway: http://giveaways411.blogspot.com/2009/06/lilyella-giveaway.html

sarahbcrawford(At)Gmail(Dot)com

Lucky Canuck said...

Nicole makes absolutely beautiful pieces. My fave would be the Secret Life of Bees earrings. These would be ideal for my MIL as a gift. My in-laws are beekeepers/honey farmers by trade so she tends to collect things with bees on them. thanks for the giveaway!

Rose said...

I love the Filigree Fleur Silver Ring! I would get it with the garnet flower http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26499942

Lucky Canuck said...

I am following the Lilyella blog

Lucky Canuck said...

I follow your blog!

Lucky Canuck said...

I blogged: http://luckycanuck.blogspot.com/2009/06/win-your-choice-of-jewelry-from.html

Lucky Canuck said...

I am subscribed to the Phydelle mailing list - calgary gal (at) g mail (dot) com.

Lucky Canuck said...

I am following Nicole on Twitter (tjb415)

Michelle said...

My favorite is the Infinite Garden Necklace! Thanks for the chance to win.
-michelle
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Em said...

I'm absolutely in love with the Silver Garden Branch bracelet...so gorgeous!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26499810

emmajo317@yahoo.com

Em said...

I'm also following your blog!

entry #2

emmajo317@yahoo.com

Em said...

Also subscribed to your newsletter--entry #3

emmajo317@yahoo.com

babalisme said...

I have followed Nicole's blog

babalisme said...

Love everything bow-ie, so http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26179781 is my favorite!

Ning
babalisme {at} yahoo {dot} com

babalisme said...

Following Nicole on twitter! Yay!

Ning
babalisme {at} yahoo {dot} com

babalisme said...

..and now following your blog too!

Ning
babalisme {at} yahoo {dot} com

Kathy Martin Studio said...

This dragonfly necklace is amazing: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26434468

Kathy
kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

Kathy Martin Studio said...

I'm a brand new follower of your blog. =)

Kathy
kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

Kathy Martin Studio said...

I am a brand new follower of Nicole's blog. =)

Kathy
kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

littlepurpleroom said...

I'm following your blog

littlepurpleroom said...

Took me almost 15 minutes to decide.
I have a few faves but this one really caught my eye.
Blossom Cluster Necklace in Silver

erika said...

I love the Lilypad Earrings in Silver from lillyella’s shop
Byrd0022 [at] umn.edu

janil said...

follower!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

janil said...

I love Reversible Locket Necklace!

montse
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

puffpastryshop said...

It's hard to choose, but I think my favorite is the "Silver Garden Branch Bracelet."
Vivien, puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com
puffpastry.etsy.com

puffpastryshop said...

I follow Nicole's blog too!

puffpastryshop said...

I follow this blog.

Newfangled said...

I love the Spring Dayflower Earrings.

Jennifer
http://www.newfangled.etsy.com
jenniferbrown04@gmail.com

spearmint baby said...

i follow!
spearmintbaby@gmail.com
spearmintbaby.com

spearmint baby said...

fav item is Waterlily Landing Necklace in Silver
spearmintbaby@gmail.com
spearmintbaby.com

Cyan said...

My favorite peice is the Silver Garden Branch Bracelet. It is absolutely beautiful!

Cyan from Grey Gossamer
http://www.greygossamer.etsy.com
cyanbatchelor@yahoo.com

Tanner Glass said...

OMG, after scrolling forever to leave a comment, I totally forgot the name of my favorite necklace!!! Spring flowers? It's this one!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25354823

Nicole has been such an inspiration....and it has been a treat to get to know her better on twitter! (we have a mutual love of peanut butter!).
Thanks for the giveaway!

My etsy shop: Tanner Glass
www.tannerglass.etsy.com

Red Ruby Rose said...

I'm a big fan of Lillyella's and loved the interview. Delighted to enter this giveaway, my current favourite (so hard to choose) is the Spring Morning Bracelet.

Thanks! Rowena

Bella said...

My favorite piece is the forget me not bracelet!

Bella said...

I subscribe to your mailing list!

Bella said...

I follow Lillyella!

Bella said...

I follow your blog!

Suz said...

The Brass Bowtie necklace is so adorable and looks versatile too!

suzasana@gmail.com

Suz said...

I am following Lilyella's blog on Blogger! suzasana@gmail.com

Suz said...

I am following your blog on Blogger! suzasana@gmail.com

Suz said...

I follow Lilyella's twitter! (Chanmeleon) suzasana@gmail.com

Kate said...

Oooh, love them all. If I must choose, I like the Silver Garden Brand bracelet the best. Beautiful work!

Kate
katetfalconer@gmail.com

Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

I love the Drop of Sunshine Necklace. It is gorgeous


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Flip Klein said...

Name Flip Klein
Email Flippinklein@hotmail.com
Favorite Piece Lily Drop Earrings in Silver
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26330674


<3
Its beautifully made.
I love the detail, and the simplicity of it.
Its elegant, yet not overly showy and can be worn with anything.
I have fallen in utter love with this piece, its a true work of art.
I think I may be watching this Etsy shop from now on.

Fairlightday said...

I love Nicole's jewelry and blog! It's one of my favorites to read.
I love all three of my Lillyella pieces, but I can't wait to order more. :) I think the Sassafras necklace or Eternity necklace are my favorite pieces right now. Too many favorites! :)

I follow Nicole's blog.
I follow Nicole on Twitter.

Thank you for a great interview! Love getting to know her better.

Fairlight
fairlightday@hotmail.com

Aleda said...

I really like her broadleaf buttercup necklace - it's unusual and lovely.

Lilla said...

How do I pick a favorite?!! I like the Waterlily Landing Necklace in Silver...

My email is: 791991@gmail.com

thank you!
~Lily

Anonymous said...

My favorite piece in the LillyElla shop is the Honey Blossem Bracelet. Though I really like many of Nicole's other bracelets as well.

Machel
ms72ms74@msn.com

sarasophia said...

I follow Phydelle!

<3 sarasophia

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sarasophia said...

Definitely the silver leaf wreath bracelet!

Very elvish looking:)

<3 sarasophia

tout_est_des_roses@yahoo.com

sarasophia said...

I follow Nicole!

<3 sarasophia

tout_est_des_roses@yahoo.com

sarasophia said...

Followed Nicole on Twitter!

<3 sarasophia

tout_est_des_roses@yahoo.com

sarasophia said...

Subscribed to your email letter!

<3 sarasophia

tout_est_des_roses@yahoo.com

sarasophia said...

I tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/sarasophia/status/2203635399

<3 sarasophia

tout_est_des_roses@yahoo.com

Jay said...

I like Waterlily Landing Necklace the most.

Jay, sealikesky at gmail.com

Linna said...

Nive interview. :D
I like Silver Garden Branch Bracelet in the shop. It's so lovely.

Linna
linna.hsu(at)gmail(dot)com
livethroughpages.blogspot.com

karmakaytlyn said...

Hi, I am Amber. Thanks so much for the great giveaway and for sharing such beautiful jewelry with the masses. I absolutley love the Reversable Locket Necklace at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26499718. So beautiful! Thanks again from karmakaytlyn@yahoo.com!

Andromache said...

I love all her stuff! especially the lillypad landing necklace!
I follow her blog.
Dominique
etsy:DominiqueD
dominique.duguay@yahoo.com

SavingDiva said...

I love the Waterlily Landing II Necklace! It's so beautiful!

Christie
savingforhome at gmail dot com

Edgewater Photography said...

I love the silver version of Water Lily Landing - beautiful and creative!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26330647

Eve said...

I love Lillyella's work! Its go feminine and lovely!
My favorite is the Forget Me Knot Bracelet.

xoxo

Eve
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5913754
http://fadedfreckles.blogspot.com/

Ľubaša said...

I love Champagne Pearls Necklace. Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I folow the Lillyella blog too
Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

Phydelle blog follower
Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

Following lillyella on twitter
Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

craftyvegan said...

Blossom Cluster Necklace in Silver is my fave.
Heidi
gumshoe0108@msn.com

Tylerpants said...

I love the gorgeous 'Drop of Sunshine' necklace! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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