5/21/09

Thursday Giveaways Part 2 - SlyViolet has something for you...

We'll start with just a peek

Today's offering is from the talented artisan, Miss Violet

She has a wonderful way with sparkly baubles & vintage bits


Even before I saw her creations, Miss Violet won me over with some lines from Lewis Carroll. But once I found her Etsy shop, SlyViolet, I was smitten. Her unique jewelry is full of fun details & repurposed bits. Most pieces are accompanied by a fabulous "history". When visiting her shop be sure to click on a few items to read their fascinating tales.

Her newest necklace, inspired by the Snark, is today's Thursday Giveaway prize. You guys are so lucky!! To play along just leave a comment on this blog before noon next Thursday. On May 28th one lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive SlyViolet's one of a kind piece, The Charming Snark Key!

She's also sent along some great text, which includes a special offer for ArtSnark readers. I figure, why tamper with perfection so here we go:

"He remarked to me then," said that mildest of men,
"If your Snark be a Snark, that is right:
Fetch it home by all means -- you may serve it with greens,
And it's handy for striking a light.

"You may seek it with thimbles -- and seek it with care;
You may hunt it with forks and hope;
You may threaten its life with a railway-share;
You may charm it with smiles and soap."

-Lewis Carroll, 'The Hunting of the Snark'


The Charming Snark Key


A brass skeleton key worked with copper wire, featuring a vintage ivory Mah Jongg tile, a piece of sea glass I found on a small beach in Hawai'i, amethyst, iolite, green garnet, Czech faceted glass, and Indian lampwork glass. Strung on black satin ribbon with plenty of extra, so you can tie a lovely bow with tails dangling elegantly at the back. 5" x 5" at widest points. The perfect offering for a temptable Snark.

Violet Ash creates one-of-a-kind Steampunk jewelry from her San Francisco Bay Area studio. She loves hunting through antique stores, estate sales, and flea markets, in search of those things which once served purpose but have since been abandoned. Each of her beautiful pieces contains at least one unusual vintage item, giving new life to these old treasures.

Her work can be found in private collections around the world, and her online storefronts, slyviolet.etsy.com and slyviolet.artfire.com

Special offers, updates on new jewelry posts, projects in progress, and general musings on art, life, and Steampunk philosophy can be found on Violet's Twitter: twitter.com/slyviolet

Violet is offering an additional gift for fine art/jewelry bloggers and Twitter users! Blog or retweet this giveaway (be sure to RT @slyviolet so she can see it, or include a link to the blog post in message to seller!), and any purchase made from her shop before June 21st will receive free domestic US shipping (or a discount on international shipping), courtesy of Miss Violet. Please be sure to mention this offer before submitting payment so that Violet may adjust the listing for you.


A hearty Thank You to Violet for generously donating to ArtSnark's Artifacts Thursday Givaways!

I'm always searching for new & exciting prizes. If you are interested in sponsoring a Thursday Giveaway, just drop me note here or at the email listed in my profile. Love to have you play along!

52 comments:

  1. Woo first entry, is that worth double? ;P

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  2. I've been a fan of Miss Violet's work for a while... she does beautiful and quality work!

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  3. Great piece and lovely work from this artist. I hadn't seen her work before so thanks so much for introducing me to it!

    Kat of Figments by Kathleen

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  4. WOW!!! Love it! Thanks for showing us her cool work!

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  5. This is awesome, and as a mah jongg player I have to try for this lovely. That is a *bam* tile, short for bamboo. Love her shop!! Thanks Violet for such a wonderful opportunity.

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  6. I've never entered a blog giveaway before! I've lost my virginity twice this week (I entered a blog challenge, too)!! I sure am living the life, aren't I?
    Miss Violet's work is fantastically beautiful!
    Happy day!

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  7. This is charming. Thanks for sharing the link.
    Tomorrow's Friday!! Take care ~Natalie

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  8. yum...i like this one verrry much...please count me in!

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  9. No wonder you are smitten with Miss Violet(grin)...gorgeous eclectic items brilliantly crafted into luscious works of art ~ I adore vintage, antique things...God bless...Dava

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  10. wow, what a great shop she has! and that snak key is fabulous

    thanks for sharing :)

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  11. I adore Lewis Carroll so I have to enter for this lovely snark key!!!

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I love it...what an amazing piece! Thanks for the link...off to check out her etsy shop!

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  13. So pretty! Strangely, this piece reminds me of a story I wrote once. Would love to win it. Thanks!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  14. I love the inclusion of the key! Beautiful!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  15. Very beautiful work!

    lovelylittledeer at hotmail.co.uk

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  16. Beautiful! I would love to win this!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  17. Oh, I LOVE the wide-spectrum apotrope! So nice! I'm sorry I can't follow on Twitter, but glad to see the shop-- I love long descriptions!

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  18. I am always a fan of snark so I would love to win.

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  19. What pretty things! I haven't seen her work before and think it is lovely! Thanks.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  20. so pretty! Miss Violet has great pieces! :)

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  21. Just found your blog and I love it. You chose a wonderful artist whose work is lovely.
    Lois
    http://www.abeadedaffair.com

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  22. What totally lovely pieces.

    Thank you for sharing. I am delighted to share her work with others.

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  23. A necklace that tells its own story. I love it! Thank you so much for sharing.

    boldnessbe(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  24. Lewis Carroll and repurposed jewelry --love the concept! Beautiful work.
    Best, Michi
    chu.michelle(at)gmail(dot) com

    www.mychu.etsy.com

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  25. what beautiful jewelry, please enter me, jennifer
    queendragonfairie at yahoo.com

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  26. This is soooo lovely...I am new to steampunk jewelery and things and love vintage as well.The steampunk necklace is fabulous! Enjoyed the poem and your blog.Thanks for the opportunity to win such an exciting giveaway! best of art to you and a special thanks to Miss violet for her generosity in such a fantastic donation to your giveaway! hugs,Ina

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  27. How nice of you to offer this wonderful steam punk necklace. I just happen to love steam punk. Thanks for introducing me to such a fresh artist.

    sxftblndeprincess@yahoo.com

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  28. I would be delighted to be the winner of this beautiful piece! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  29. aw this pieice is amazing and i would love tow in it. :D thank you!

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  30. the peices are so cute!...hope is win this one!

    email-swatir.24@gmail.com

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  31. That piece is fabulous! I love steampunk.

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  32. I am hunting with forks and hope!

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  33. what a gorgeous piece...and a very generous giveaway :)

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  34. I loved her work, every piece is unique! It's all well thought out as to what goes with what, even though the combination of articles is so different.

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  35. Her work is so unique and they are definitely conversation pieces. Just awesome!

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  36. Gorgeous :) What wonderful work!! I would love to win this

    lavery328@yahoo.com

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  37. refreshingly unique and beautiful. would love to win :) chele317@gmail.com

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  38. I love Lewis Caroll - this necklace really captures the fantastic spirit of his work.

    onephilote {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  39. I love items that are unique and one of a kind!! I never enjoy hearing, "I saw that at Target last week." You are an inspiration!!!!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  40. She does amazing work!
    Hope Im not too late.









    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  41. LOVE this - so happy to have found this artist! thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!
    ellenherbert@roadrunner.com

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  42. How lovely! Ms. Violet is certainly creative and talented.
    bgcchs@yahoo.com

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  43. oh how fun, I am in.and I plan to email you to donate something for your Thursday giveaway!

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  44. what a beautiful and unique piece! i am always on the lookout for pieces that no one else would have and i love this one! thanks for the opportunity to win!
    christina927 at gmail dot com

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  45. i love jewelry and all this looks really cool

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  46. EWWWWW..pick me, pick me. It seems I never win on these things. I love her stuff!
    Gena :)

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