Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Giveaway: Yanni Creations. Ends 6/17 Open Worldwide

Wow! Yanni Creations is a shop on Etsy. Every piece at Yanni Creations is a true, one of a kind piece of art.
Yanni, the shop owner is a wonderful girl who loves to make new things out of old things.
 
Yanni is a very creative person, I mean anybody who can make something that beautiful out of a map has to be very talented. I actually got the chance to do a little interview with Yanni, and I have to say, I was very impressed.
 For the interview I asked Yanni 3 questions and she happily answered,

1.  What is the oddest material/ piece of scrap that you have made something out of?And what was it you made?
 Yanni's answer:
Some thought it odd, others thought it weird but at least a few considered it funky and fun! It was cool converting old forks into pendants with only a bit of twisting here and there and a few glass embellishments.

One material I would love to master working on would be broken vintage glass bottles. I did reclaim and convert a few shattered glasses into pendants but maybe not dazzling enough to be considered FINE lol.

2. What or who inspired you to start working with recycled materials?
Yanni's answer:
My love for recycling, upcycling and remaking started because I have an enormous collection of bits and pieces that I have stocked since childhood. I used to do collage, woodworks, beads and more traditional kinds of things. I did lots of recycling projects that were a hit exhibit viewers. I really enjoyed those moments, and from that I started making things with any kind of debris I find. If I see any discarded and unloved materials along the way headed for a trash pile, I couldn’t help but pick them up knowing one day, I would create something beautiful out of those rubbish. When I eventually started making funky and unique jewelries, it was hard to stop. Currently, I have tons of maps, stamps, vintage books and lots of found objects that I try to incorporate in my pieces.


3. Alot of your pieces are made with maps, what gave you the idea to make something out of a map?
Yanni's answer:
I have always loved maps. They're useful. They're pretty. And quite often, they're free. I could spend hours looking through an Atlas and never get bored by it. As a child who was fond of history and geography, I was fascinated by postage stamps from around the world and all kinds of maps- physical, political, treasure, climate, old, new, you name it. With the heaps that I collected and sorted, I was just contented on keeping them in an album and the Atlases neatly stacked only for my own consumption. I really never figured out how else to use them. However, with the art of decoupage, I finally found a way to incorporate them in my craft projects. I am now able to create wonderful pieces especially with a travel theme. At present, I continue to collect any maps I find. I actually frequent book sales to scout for vintage books and atlases which I know would make my craft world more exciting.

That was the end of my interview.
I was very impressed, because she takes things that we would throw away and she makes them into beautiful masterpieces. I am so happy I found Yanni's Creations. I am in love with her pieces and I know you will be too! Here are a few of my favorites...
The Decoupage Memory Box with Postage Stamps and Maps, available for only $10.00
  The Decoupage Globe Atlas Dangle Earrings: Available for just $8.00! ( I am soo tempted to get these!)
 
The Pressed Botanical Decoupage Wooden Bangle Available for $18.00 (BTW- FLORALS ARE IN RIGHT NOW!)
  Really, Yanni's Creations are all beautiful and unique. I am in love with her shop! Stop by and see for yourself!


The Giveaway!
Yanni is letting me give 1 of you a custom made map piece (either a necklace, bracelet or bangle) And you can choose the part of map you'd like on it, like China, the US, Russia , etc.
TO enter to win..
Mandatory entry: Visit Yanni's Creations and tell me your favorite piece (please don't say one of the one's I mentioned)
and for extra entries..
-Follow me on Google Friend Connect (1 entry)

-Subscriber to my blog by email (2 entries)
-Follow me on Twitter @Smile7891 (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to tweet (1 entry daily)
and please feel free to Tweet the following:
-#Giveaway- @Smile7891 - Yanni Creations (Etsy Shop) Custom Map Jewelry piece Ends 6/17 http://mylifewithratsandmore.blogspot.com

-Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to post (5 entries)

-Add my button to your blog and leave a link where I can find it (3 entries)

-Make a purchase from Yanni Creations (10 entries)

-Heart "favorite" Yanni's Creations on Etsy ( 2 entries)

-Add this giveaway to a linky or forum (1 entry for each)

-Enter my other giveaways and let me know which ones (1 entry for each entered) 

OPEN WORLDWIDE!
Disclosure:  No compensation was received. Opinions expressed above were all my own, and were not influenced in any way.
Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you are chosen as the winner! The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email, or a new winner will be drawn. The giveaway Ends June17th, 2010 at 11:59 pm
And please make sure to leave comments correctly, if it says 2 entries and you only post 1 comment then you will only get 1 entry.

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  1. i love the Africa Map Decoupaged Curved Wooden Bowl...makes me want to decorate everything n my house with maps haha

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  2. i hearted her shop under the name KatjaJ

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  3. i hearted her shop under the name KatjaJ



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  4. i entered the kinderglo giveaway!!

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  15. i like the Aloha Hawaii Map Decoupaged Charm Bracelet

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  31. entered the kinderglo night light

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  32. entered yoyo lipgloss $10 gc

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  33. entered $100 american express gc
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  34. Visited Yanni creations and I really love the Ancient Rome Map Decoupaged Wood Bangle.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  42. I hearted Yanni on Etsy. (Grannylove38)

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  44. Entered the $100 American Express GC giveaway.

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  50. I like that medieval gothic print vintage bangle. Awesome! But I think the stamp/map box would be a great gift idea for my dad, too!

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  51. I actually also love the Decoupage Globe Atlas Dangle Earrings! ^^ It's the first one that actually caught my eye when I visited her shop. Another one of my favorites is the pair of Ancient Rome Map Decoupaged Hoop Earrings. c:

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  54. I entered the KinderGlo Night Lights giveaway! ^^

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  58. i like this the best:
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  61. hearted the shop on etsy

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  62. My favorite piece from the shop is the Europe Map Decoupaged Wood and Paper Bead Necklace! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  63. I'm a follower
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  66. I entered the CelebriDucks giveaway!

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  71. I just love the Purple Paper Bead Charm Bracelet.

    AMAZING!!!!

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  72. I like the Handmade Decoupage Cocoshell Atlas Dangle Earring (Appalachian Mountains).
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  73. I adore the purple charm bracelet it's lovely.Thanks fingers crossed. Marian

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  74. I love the Recycled Eco Friendly Map Decoupaged Empty Packing Tape Tube (Ahlan Wasahlan).

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  78. my favorite is the stamps bangle.

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  81. I entered the Seraphina Rose GC giveaway! ^^

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  82. I love all of the Hoop Earrings and all of the bowls - but I especially fell for the lovely and delightful " Wear the Rainbow Recycled Paper Bead Dangle Earrings".

    Aside: Yanni is SO talented, creative and innovative that I promptly added the shop to my Etsy Favorites! I love it when people can take virtually anything and transform it into something both practical/useful AND beautiful...

    BRAVA YANNI!

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  89. I like the map decopage necklace

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  95. the rose petal glasses are neat!

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  102. I entered the $100 Gift Card of Choice giveaway! ^^

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  103. I really like the Aloha Hawaii Map Decoupaged Charm Bracelet. How creative she is.

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  110. i love the ancient rome map bangle

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  115. i like Africa Map Decoupaged Curved Wooden

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  118. I really like the Africa Map Decoupaged Curved Wooden Bowl.

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  120. What a fabulous Giveway. Yanny is really talented, i am picturing that bowl on my kitchen table right now.

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  125. My favorite is the Medieval Gothic Print Vintage Bangle. Thanks.
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