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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Etsy Feature-Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD + Giveaway!!!

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**UPDATE: I am going to leave this open for a few more days {1/6}**
Okay I know that this is just a little late for Christmas but how awesome would it be as a gift for right after?!?!
Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD is one of my fave Etsy shops! Katie not only makes all of the molds for her jewelry but she also searches for the jewels with her husband! So when you purchase from Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD you know you are going to get a magnificent piece that she not only loves but that you will love too!
Decked with Plumes

I got to ask Katie a few questions about the shop, her inspiration and designs{YAY}!!
What made you want to open your shop?

I researched different ways to share the jewelry I was making with a larger group of people. Etsy was perfect for me.

What is best or your favorite part of making jewelry?

Besides the adrenaline of playing with fire it's the simple idea of creation. During the soldering process the silver can look quite ugly. There is an excitement while working that this ugly piece of metal will soon be worn to compliment a person’s style.
The Spider Bracelet

How do you find & create your pieces?

I buy a majority of my stones in their raw form. Usually, I find these in small town rock shops. The stones are first put into a saw that cuts them into slabs, then I choose a section I like and it is cut out with a tile saw. My husband helps me with this stone process, we both have fun! After a rough shape is cut from the slab it is finished off on a lapidary machine. My silver work mainly starts in a sketchbook but sometimes adrenaline takes over on the torch and I'll make things up as I go.


What is a favorite piece that you've created past or present?

My favorite piece so far is a ring I made from actual coffee beans. Using the Lost Wax process I cast 5 coffee beans with Sterling Silver. After casting I soldered them together so it looked like a large flower.


Greenhouse Sax & Beats Necklace
What is your creative process like?
My creation process happens in many different ways. Sometimes I’m inspired by a stone, sometimes it happens while sketching, and other times it happens in the midst of a playful mistake.

Large Cut Montana Agate Ring
*update:the amount went up*


Fire & Stone Jewelry has kindly offered $50 towards an item to one Ma21cuteboy reader!

*Mandatory Entry must be completed or your entries will be deleted! Please leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!*

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD and your favorite item then come back here and tell me what it is. Leave your Etsy name in your comment!

{I will check & make sure you hearted your favorite item!}

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#Win $50 to Fire & Stone Jewelry's Etsy Shop @Ma21cuteboy #giveaway 1/6 http://bit.ly/emFY6R

Contest Rules:
Contest will end on January 6nd at 11:59 pm MST
Open to Residents of the U.S. 18+
Winner will be chosen via Random.org
Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize
Winner will be sent an email as well as in a winning post on the blog
The 'madatory entry' must be completed or your comments will be deleted!


*Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. The opinions expressed are that of my own & others' may differ. Thank you Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD!
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71 comments:

twelve30 December 19, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

Love the 3 piece sterling silver bracelet. I made it a favorite item as a secret admirer. twelve3072
Thanks - twelve30@gmail.com

jhitomi December 19, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

love the Mostly Spice pearl ring. Also the Carnelian earrings, great red color.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

clenna December 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM  

I follow Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD on Facebook

clenna at aol dot com

Vicki S December 23, 2010 at 2:37 AM  

I hearted the Honey Onyx Studs, my etsy username is Vianna

sswpss at yahoo dot com

jhitomi December 23, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/jhitomi/status/17983826387013632

jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Sheila,  December 23, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

There are about 6 items I would love to have from this shop. My favorite is the Rose Garden Montana Agate Pendant.
I don't have an Etsy shop.
Sheila
chiliburger@icehouse.net

Jenna Hesselink December 23, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

I LOVE the Even Now--Sodalite & Pearl Ring its so different and I love blue. Its got an awsome shape as well. MY etsy name is tomsbabyjenna btw so you can check.


cmuchick2006@hotmail.com is my email.

Anonymous,  December 25, 2010 at 12:37 AM  

Love the 10ft Tall Ring! Hearted on Etsy (MRSMEIER5627).

Kim Meier
kimberleymeier@rocketmail.com

Anonymous,  December 25, 2010 at 12:38 AM  

Follow via GFC!

Kim Meier
kimberleymeier@rocketmail.com

Anonymous,  December 25, 2010 at 12:39 AM  

Like Fire & Stone on Facebook!

Kim Meier
kimberleymeier@rocketmail.com

jhitomi December 25, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

I tweeted today:
http://twitter.com/jhitomi/status/18789684729618432

jhitomi December 27, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

tweeted today here (as jhitomi):
http://twitter.com/jhitomi/status/19431569018064896

Kylie December 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM  

I love the Rose Garden Montana Agate, so pretty! My etsy name is kcarlson1152. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

jamaise December 27, 2010 at 10:43 PM  

I love stones so it was hard to choose just one. I'm into the meanings of the stone and the Legend says that Agate improves memory and concentration, increases stamina and encourages honesty. I love the Large cut Montana Agate :)

Yona Williams December 29, 2010 at 10:54 AM  

I favorited the Utah Honey Onyx Ring on Etsy. My username is cusesoftie. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Yona Williams December 29, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

Im a Twitter friend (pricelessteam). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Yona Williams December 29, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

Im a Facebook friend (Priceless Writers). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

jhitomi December 29, 2010 at 9:53 PM  

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/jhitomi/status/20341525099585536
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi December 30, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

tweet!
http://twitter.com/jhitomi/status/20681749533032448
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Kimberly December 31, 2010 at 5:55 AM  

I love the Aerial Summer Necklace! I saved it as a favorite. My etsy name is DearheartJewelry.
Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

Kimberly December 31, 2010 at 5:57 AM  

I'm following you publicly through gfc
Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

Kimberly December 31, 2010 at 5:59 AM  

following you on twitter - @DearheartDesign
Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

Kimberly December 31, 2010 at 6:01 AM  

tweeted the giveaway - http://twitter.com/#!/DearheartDesign/status/20826472956563456
Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

Emily Taylor December 31, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

I hearted the 10ft Tall ring. (Penelopeplum)

nordstromemily at hotmail dot com

jhitomi January 1, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/jhitomi/status/21253711405780992
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi January 2, 2011 at 10:34 AM  

My last tweet ! Thank you for the chance, good luck to all:
http://twitter.com/jhitomi/status/21619916956246016
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Nancy January 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM  

I made her Chrysocalla Necklace a favorite. I also made her shop a favorite of mine. My ETSY name is 1 Chef.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy January 2, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

I follow you via GFC: allibrary.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Anne January 2, 2011 at 12:45 PM  

I favorited the Wrap Around Ring (size 7.5) - Turquoise (anne1456)
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne January 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM  

I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of fire and stone.
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Tylerpants January 2, 2011 at 5:06 PM  

My fave is the pretty Effortless Shine/Multi Look Necklace (mexyplex). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants January 2, 2011 at 5:07 PM  

I'm a Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

kkfoster35 January 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM  

I Follow Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD on Facebook
karen hargis foster
kkfoster35 at msn dot com

Liz January 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM  

I favorited the Greenhouse Sax and Beats Necklace

Etsy - afterdinnerdesigns

lanzaelizabeth77 at gmail dot com

Liz January 2, 2011 at 8:03 PM  

Follow Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD on Facebook as Liz Lanza

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Liz January 2, 2011 at 8:04 PM  

I Follow Ma21cuteboy publicly as Liz Lanza The Flowering DOgwood

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Liz January 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

Follow Ma21cuteboy on Twitter @flowerindogwood


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Mickey January 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

I love the Old Crown ring at Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD and ♥ it (tanglewood)

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Mickey January 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

Follow Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD on Facebook (Mickey Coutts)

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Mickey January 2, 2011 at 9:20 PM  

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Mickey January 2, 2011 at 9:20 PM  

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Mickey January 2, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

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nightowl January 6, 2011 at 11:33 PM  

Hearted my favorite item.
Peridot Top Off Ring
user name intrigue1

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nightowl January 6, 2011 at 11:35 PM  

I Follow Ma21cuteboy publicly as nightowl.
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