Sunday, October 26, 2014

Featured Shop of the Week- Ivory Isis

I'm pleased to welcome this week's featured shop, fellow Handmade in KC member, Ivory Isis and owner Tania.

I started Ivory Isis in March of 2014, after creating some bottle cap pendants for game pieces at my day job. I had previously created hemp jewelry & sold it at a local shop, and wanted to expand upon my ideas, working them into antique pieces of art. I use everything from vintage bottlecaps, keys, and keyholes, to actual pieces of old vintage jewelry that I have refurbished and redone.

I was born into a small farming community in the Ozarks of Missouri. I always loved nature and playing in the mud as a child. I'd make a mud pie, and then come in and make a beautiful piece of art out of finger paints. I always wanted to be an artist. I have a degree in graphic design, (Rose and Roar Design is my graphic & web design business) and my day job in customer service wasn't enough, so I had to find new ways to create!

The biggest challenge is keeping up with the business and finding the ability to keep going even when the profits are not coming in. You have to really want to keep creating even in the face of defeat!

My grandmother's antiques influenced me greatly, and her antique jewelry, as well as my mother's, was exquisite. I realized that you just can't find anything like it today, and I wanted to see more of these pieces, so I started creating them myself!

Tania's favorites include the color lavender, Mediterranean food, Autumn, cats, and networking on Facebook.

You can find Ivory Isis on Facebook, Etsy, Storenvy, websiteTwitter, Instagram, Blog, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Google+. Tania is offering one fan a complimentary glass cameo necklace!

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Ivory Isis on Facebook. Due to Facebook's new terms of service, you can no longer earn an entry for liking a Facebook page, however it is nice to visit the Facebook page to check it out!
Several entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 10/26/14 and ends at 11:59pm CDT on 11/1/14. The winner will be announced on Sunday and 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:  Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds. Your information will not be sold, but may be shared with the giveaway sponsor for the purpose of prize redemption. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Entrants found cheating, entering under duplicate profiles, or not following the instructions may be banned. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.  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. Violet's Buds is not responsible for shops who do not follow through with prizes. 

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