Wednesday, 3 August 2011

EJART Treasury Challenge's Winner and Giveaway - Don't Miss It!

Please let me introduce to you the Etsy member, Judy, who has won the Purple Treasury Challenge with her Treasury Passionate about Purple. 

Judy has agreed to host a giveaway of these beautiful Swarovski pearl earrings! READ on to see how you can WIN them!

TO ENTER:You must be a member of the Etsy.(click to


  1. 1. Like Judy's Etsy Store: Ju Ju Beader  - 2 Entries 
  2. 2. Like Judy's Facebook Page(Click to view) - 1 Entry
  3. 3. Join Ejart Treasury Promotion Team - 1 Entry
    4. Blog about it and post a link back here. - 2 Entries.
IMPORTANT!***: Comment below or send me a convo on

 etsy at my username: "Ejart

With: your etsy username, and your entries. 

Example entry: Username: ejart, Liked Jujubeader, liked

 facebook, Joined team. 4 Entries.

The winner will be emailed on the 11th August!
Any questions? Post below?

Please enjoy reading her Interview!

  •  How long ago did you begin to design jewelry, Judy? 
    • I started beading approximately 10 years ago as a way to keep myself busy following hip replacement surgery. My Dad was in the jewelry business (fine jewelry/14K/precious gemstones, etc) and he had given me a shoebox full of semi-precious beads years and years ago. This box sat in my basement UNTIL the day I was desperate to do something creative with my hands. I immediately found it to be therapeutic and relaxing though I had no idea it would turn into a business, just as so many others here on Etsy have experienced. I guess you'd call it a "happy accident"? I started out with simple projects and as my skill advanced, so did my designs. I look forward to learning more techniques in the future ... this is only the beginning. 

  • Who and what inspires your jewelry? I'm not certain what inspires me most, but I can say that being creative makes me feel good. I have a wonderful family behind me who inspire me every day in every way. I've had health issues since the age of 17 which have modified my career options in a big way. I have lupus which can cause pain in my joints and muscles. It can cause tremendous fatigue and it has also done damage to my kidneys. However, I choose to live as full a life as I possibly can IN SPITE of the obstacles I encounted due to my condition. Being creative and productive is as important to me as my medicines.
  • What do you think the most attractive thing about being able to buy handmade jewelry?
    I think that handmade jewelry is so much more meaningful than that which is mass-produced. I am so happy when I come across a customer who is appreciative of the time and effort that goes into each and every piece.
  • Where can our readers find your jewelry for sale?You can find my jewelry on Etsy (,
    Facebook ( I also have a blog in which I share my life with my readers. The good, the bad, the ugly...but mostly, it's THE GOOD. (
  • What are you interested in besides designing jewelry?Before Jujubeader (aka Jujubeads), I taught piano to Special Needs children for 25 years. I have a B.S. in Music Theory & Composition. I love to knit and crochet and struggle with not having enough hours in the day to do all of the things I love. But I try to get it all in, as much as I can, when I can. Being creative truly is my salvation.