Sunday, March 10, 2013

Featured Shop of the Week: A Single Dream

"A Single Dream is Worth a Thousand Realities." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
A Single Dream
Our featured shop this week is A Single Dream, a designer of beautifully handcrafted jewelry pieces. Keep reading to find out more about her shop, and enter to win a pair of earrings.

Creator, designer & owner of  A Single Dream, Christine says, "I have always kind of felt that I was born in the wrong time period, so strong is my love for all things vintage.  I am always most attracted to antique jewelry; victorian, art deco and even boho, and I like to give a bit of vintage flavor to a lot of my work while creating something that someone would want to wear -now-." 

"I'm also motivated by the whimsical --  fantasy, myth and romance, and the child within me that believes in magic and miracles has never died.  I'm enchanted by sparkle, movement and vivid colors, and like to bring that into my designs." 

Christine adds, "My favorite work is custom, as it allows me to meld the preferences of the customer with my own style and deliver something that they are as happy to wear as I was to make it. While I always strive to give the customer what they are looking for, I have never made anything I wouldn't personally wear."

Christine grew up with the belief that handmade gifts were always the best, and she loves to meet other crafty merchants and promote handmade businesses.

Like many other crafters & small business owners, Christine says time constraints are the hardest part of having your own business. "There just aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do.  There are always ideas in my head for the next pair of earrings or some sort of theme or technique that I would like to explore."

Christine's favorites include the color purple, sunflowers & Gerbera daisies (me too!). Her favorite animals are foxes, and she loves autumn. She adds, "Strange fact about me: I have always been oddly fascinated by spherical shaped things."

"I don't want you to like your jewelry from A Single Dream;  I want you to be delighted by it, and the experience that you have shopping in my store.  Jewelry is a luxury item, and the experience of buying and wearing it should be equal to the expense."

Are you ready to start jewelry shopping? You can use coupon code Twitter10 for 10% off in A Single Dream's Storenvy shop.You can find A Single Dream on Facebook, Twitter, and her blog.

Christine is generously offering the set of earrings below to one lucky fan (free shipping to US). You can enter to win these earrings by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & A Single Dream on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning.

The giveaway starts 3/10/13 and ends at 8pm CST on 3/16/13. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fine Print: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds and not to Facebook. Your information will not be sold. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. You may not reside in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India according to Facebook rules. International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items.

Want to have your business featured on Violet's Buds blog? Click here to fill out the application for Featured Shop of the Week. This is a free program aimed to give fellow businesses added exposure, and to introduce our fans to your products!


  1. I like the chain link necklace with the moonstone. I love moonstone! And opal!

  2. I can't name just one thing I like from Christine's shop - I am a huge fan of all of her work! Every piece she makes is just so beautiful and has it's own personality!

  3. Christine's work really does have a dream like feel. The pieces are so feminine and fabulous!

  4. Copper Leaf & Pearls Lariat ---- I LOVE THIS!

  5. I really like the Crocheted Wrap Bracelet - Pink


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