Show Yo' Flow @ Design It Chic - giveaway two

Hi all! Today we continue our fabulous Show Yo' Flow @ Design It Chic Campaign! If you're new here, you can learn all about this amazing campaign by browsing our Show Yo' Flow files. If you're a long time reader, then keep up with our full powered bandwagon, because there's lots of prizes flowing around here these days and lots of fun interviews with amazing ordinary people just like you and I!

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Today we'll be chatting with our next star, Stefanie from Stefanies Sammel Surium! She's a very talented lady that manages one blog and a small online business, while having a 9-to-5 job all at the same time.


Design It Chic: Hi Stefanie, can you introduce yourself in just a few words?

Stefanie: My daytime job is marketing so a few words are hard for me, but I’ll try do my best: I’m 41 years old and live in Cologne, Germany. One of the biggest jokes of my life is that actually my last name is Teufel, which means devil in English, so you can imagine I had a fun time in school:)


Design It Chic: Fun time indeed:) Now that we know a bit more about you, can you share with us what's your business about?

Stefanie: I guess it is all about colors and fibers. I love to create and express myself. For me it’s really relaxing to work with all those beautiful beads, fibers and fabrics after returning home from work. And all the vibrant colors I tend to work with lighten up my mood. I also try to incorporate fair traded beads and recycled sari ribbon into my work. You actually help Asian and African women buying this - I love that idea!


Design It Chic: That's such a beautiful concept! But how did you start on designing jewelry?

Stefanie: I've been born with a magpie gen - so when I come across beads or fabric I feel the urgent need to collect them. But to be honest - how many beads and how much fabric can you pile up? That was the moment I decided to share some of my treasures to make room for new items that desperately need a home:-)



Design It Chic: Interesting! Do you have a strategy when you combine your materials and colors?

Stefanie: Can’t say so. Creating jewelry is a spontaneous process - at least for me. But ideas strike me everytime and everywhere and sometimes it’s hard to wait till I get home and try if this particular idea really works out..

Design It Chic: Fair enough:) We see that you have a pretty blog too. How do you use it to advertise your jewelry business?

Stefanie: I had my blog before I’ve started my Etsy-shop. So it’s more of a personal thing. I show my creations there and tell my readers a bit of my inspiration or how I did the particular item. But I also write about places or exhibitions I visited and so on. But of course I link to my shop so that my visitors know where to find my items if they want to.


Design It Chic: Can you tell us a funny blooper from behind your shop or your blog? Something that you tried and didn't work and it turned out to be a funny story for us now?

Stefanie: When I discovered Etsy a few years ago I never thought of selling so I registered with my usual screen name Steufel (mixture of my name and surname). Unfortunately Etsy doesn’t allow you to change your username – that’s the reason I’m stuck with this super-exciting shop-title “Steufel” everyone is envious about:-)


Design It Chic: Awww. We all had out moments:) Even lady gaga had a bad dressing moment:):)

Stefanie: We should send her all the beautiful stuff you feature in your blog. She wouldn’t have another one then:-)


Design It Chic: Oh so true, Stefanie:) And to wrap it up now, can you tell us what surprise do you have for our readers?

Stefanie: Tastes differ so I decided to give away a 20$ Gift-Certificate for my shop to one lucky winner. So your readers can decide what they like best:-)

Design It Chic: AMAZING!! Thanks a lot Stefanie for hanging out with us!


So you heard the lady! One of you awesome readers can snag a $20 gift card to Stefanie's beautiful shop:) Just in time for the Holiday season! All you have to do is become a follower of Design It Chic right here and then pay a visit to Stefanie's wonderful shop and tell us in a comment what item did you like most. That's 1 entry.
If you want to gain extra entries, add Design It Chic's button on your blog somewhere where we can find it and come back and tell us that you did(2 entries),blog about this giveaway with a link back to this interview and then comment that you did that(1 entry), follow Stefanie on her blog and come back and comment that you did(1 entry), follow Stefanie on Facebook or Twitter(1 entry) and tell us that you did that with a link back to your profile so we can check. There's 7 possibilities for you to snag that sweet $20 gift certificate, so what are you waiting for?
The giveaway is now officially open and will be closing 11/21 midnight Central Time Zone.
Enjoy everyone!!! And don't forget, if you're looking for some unique jewelries for the New Year's Eve party, go to Stefanie's shop because you will find something for sure:)


**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**


Plus don't forget to check the other stars from our Show Yo' Flow Campaign, and make sure you don't miss any of the upcoming interviews along with our amazing gifts for everybody! Happy Monday all!

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31 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

What a talent and those are such a sweet pieces:)Wish you a great day, my dear
Kisses

cupcake_queen said...

Hi
Wow! Beautiful stuff It was hard to choose but I fell in love with her Multi strand pearl bracelet purple green!!
GORGEOUS :)

Beki Hilton said...

Hi! New follower from Making Friends Monday! You can find me at mymodernguide.blogspot.com

Beki

Kelly's Giveaways said...

Hi there, following you back from Making friends Monday. :)
Great site, I'm having fun looking around!!

littlebirdseeds said...

I'm lov'n the Christmas ring with sari and wire. It would be great as a broach, too.
chillbabie at hotmail dot com
Tana

Charlene said...

Wow - what a GORGEOUS site! Happy to follow you and will be checking out Miss Stefanie. Thanks for leaving your link! :-)

JC's Loft said...

Very unique bracelet's!!! Love the colors.

Crystal said...

Hi...love your blog. I am now a follower. Thank you for stopping by.

Larissa said...

My favorite is the Wire Wrapped Bracelet sari silk gems

Larissa said...

I follow Stefanie on Twitter as ReefBotanicals.

Ashley said...

Follower of Design It Chic

ashj.allen@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

I love this bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58348937/back-to-the-dangles-charm-bracelet-with

ashj.allen@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Added your button to my blog entry #1

It's 3/4 the way down the page on the right.

ashj.allen@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Added your button to my blog entry #2

It's about 3/4 down the page on the right

ashj.allen@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Following Stephanie's blog

ashj.allen@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Following Stephanie on twitter with @Ash_Creations

ashj.allen@yahoo.com

Jackie said...

I love the jewelry! I'm going to have to check it out some more!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Stopped by from Follow Me Tuesday!

Jackie said...

I Love the Wrapped purple bracelet with fiber and sari! Purple is one of my favorite colors!

Jackie said...

I Follow Design it Chic via GFC.

Jackie said...

I've added your button to my blogroll page!

http://www.withjustabitofmagic.com/blogroll

Jackie said...

I "like" Stefanie on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=761205222

Jackie said...

I follow Stefanie's blog!

MrsPhilipswithoneL said...

I'm already a follower, but I'm stopping by from Totally Tuesday Blog Hop
Having Fun Blogging
mrsphilipswithonel@gmail.com
http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-very-first-giveaway.html

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful creations! Stopping by from Follow Back Tuesday! I'm following you now.

KimD said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog-crib. I'm your newest follower!
Thanks
KimD
The Mom Standard

~Rachel~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love finding fellow designers...so I will for sure be following you back!

Fabulous site! =)

Jodi Faye said...

Your newest follower from FMBT! I like the necklace with elegant brass pendant :)

Jodi @ http://www.makesmamasmile.blogspot.com

Eclipsed said...

Following you back from FMBT and I would love the purple wrapped bracelet but everything is so fantastic and just my style.

Eclipsed said...

Following Stefanie on twitter

@CompletelyE

Nat said...

Thanks for following my blog - following back and looking forward to enjoying1
Nat
http://nats-natterings.blogspot.com/

Danielle said...

I am your newest follower and I look forward to hopping around your site and visiting all the other great blogs along the hop. You can find us at The Mommy Chronicles