Monday, September 20, 2010

Pamper Me, Please: Handmade Creations by Greta & Elle Review and Giveaway!!


It's time to say "Pamper Me, Please!"

I met Elle several months ago online and she helped me to get more connected through Networked Blogs and gave me some great advice for improving other parts of my blog.  Well, as I continued to converse with Elle and visit her blog, Take Two Reviews, I found that she and her (twin) sister opened an online shop with some really cute items.  Elle was very gracious to let me review this beautiful heart charm red beaded necklace from her shop.

I received my necklace in a precious little box with 2 butterfly stickers on it and wrapped in a bow.  Inside was this gorgeous necklace!  I chose this particular piece of jewelry because I love hearts and the color red.  I thought it would go well with what I like to wear.  Now that my hair is cut short you can see my neck more and I want to show it off.  This necklace is 17 inches long and has10 large red beads and silver tubing in between.  In the middle is a silver heart with little red jewels that sparkle.  The clasp is a circle and rod that really enhances this unique design.  I really like how this lays on my neck.  It is just the right length and dresses up my outfits with just a little bit more elegance.

Let's Get to Know Greta and Elle a little bit more:
*Where did you come up with the name of your shop?
The name of our shop is Handmade Creations by Greta & Elle. Greta & Elle are just nicknames for our longer, real names - Margaret & Michelle. We do business under our real names, but our website shop is just titled this. Having our real names on the banner isn't as pretty ;)

*How long have you been making your products?
We've just started making jewelry this year and we caught on pretty quickly. Both of us like to read up on how to create new designs and use new materials. It's a learning process, but we hope to only improve! We have experience with other crafts which we have been doing for several years, but this is our first year working on jewelry pieces.

*What do you like best about what you do?
 I personally love the fact that its really fun and relaxing. Also, knowing that someone is going to wear whatever we make or use something we've created is inspiration enough for me to work hard on it and make it the best that I can. I love when I get feedback about something we've made. It just spurs me on to make my next piece even better.

*What is unique about your shop?
There are lots of people selling jewelry and other similar items. You can buy jewelry like ours at most stores. However, we customize our pieces upon request and we put some special touches where we can. We send our jewelry in gift boxes too. If you want the letters of your name on one of our necklaces or bracelets, we can do that. If you have an allergy, we can customize that too, when possible. We try to keep the cost down too. As we are making the pieces, we inspect it - every stone, jewel, and charm. We try our best to make the customer happy with the purchase they have made. We also sell other items like craft boxes and stained glass creations!

Thanks for sharing, Elle!
*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

Greta & Elle's Shop

Buy it: Handmade Creations by Greta & Elle has crafts, beaded jewelry and stained glass that are quality tested.  Their items make great gifts and they even do customization on jewelry.  They offer low shipping fees and very reasonably priced items.

Win it: Elle has offered for the winner to choose any single item in her store.  Wow!!  Open to US.  Giveaway ends Friday, October 1.

To enter: Be sure to click on all the links before filling out the entry form.

1. Mandatory: Be a follower on my blog (2 entries)
2. Visit Greta & Elle's shop and tell me what you would like to win. (Required)
3. Put my Knowlton Nest button on your blog and provide the link. 
4. Put Pamper Me Please button on your blog and provide link (button must be on blog until giveaway ends)
5. Subscribe to my blog by email (top right corner)
6."Like" The Knowlton Nest on Facebook (link on my blog). 
7. Follow on Networked Blogs (link on my blog) 
8. Follow me on twitter (@shondaet)
9. Post about this giveaway on another site (your blog, facebook, twitter, etc) (1 entry for every site) 
10. "Like" Greta & Elle's Online Shop on Facebook.
11. Make a purchase at Handmade Creations by Greta & Elle.
12. Tell me one thing you learned about Greta & Elle.

Click HERE for extra entries if you entered more than one giveaway this week.