Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hello and July Giveaway Announcement

Hello all! I am Kandes Naylor. I am the designer behind Tricky Fox and will be your EVA blogger for the remainder of July. As the lead organizer for EVA, I thought I would share a little background on our team. In March 2008, I became interested in joining an etsy street team (that is what they called them at the time). I looked at the local teams and didn't see much. There was the Phoenix team, but I didn't see myself driving to downtown Phoenix fighting traffic to do the group events, and even though I live in the metro area, the city of Phoenix is not really home to me. So, I decided to create a team a little closer to home that would enhance the community I live in. We became East Valley Artisans which is comprise of artisans on the east side of the Phoenix metro area - Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek.We had our first meeting in June of '08. There were five of us at that meeting. Four of the original five remain active in the group. EVA has taken its time and has slowly evolved and grown in membership. We select our members carefully and make sure that each artisan will provide the consumers with quality handmade goods served up with superior customer service. Recently, we have opened our group up to membership outside of etsy. Although we are officially an etsy team, we decided, as a team, that opening up membership to all artisans would only help us to develop and grow as a group. I am very proud of what EVA has become and am really impressed with our members. We have a wonderful group of very talented people and I feel confident that when you purchase from them you are getting something very special.

Since I am the guest blogger for this month, I am also the artist that offers the giveaway. I just did a giveaway on my personal blog, which was very successful. I just finished up the custom piece that I offered and made extra butterfly charms while I was at it.

That is this months EVA giveaway item! Entering to win is easy ... Winner will be announced July 30th!

1.) Visit my shop, then come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is.
2.) For an additional entry, follow the this blog.
3.) And receive an additional entry for every EVA member's blog that you follow (Our blog roll is to the right).

Please let us know in your comment if you chose to follow any of the blogs so that we can easily count your additional entries. Good Luck ... and thank you for visiting!!!

14 comments:

Erika Price said...

Hi! Love your shop, especially this felted daisy charm! http://www.etsy.com/listing/50207667/felted-daisy-shadow-box-soldered-charm

Waterrose said...

Lovely blog....and I love all of your creations!

Ribasus said...

WOW! This one really caught my eye (no pun intended!):
http://www.etsy.com/listing/50608708/cat-eye-fused-glass-solered-pendant

Ribasus said...

I am following this blog!

Ribasus said...

Following Tricky Fox Designs blog!

Anonymous said...

I like the polka dots a really lot :)

Looking forward to wearing the felted flower necklace I just bot

mish L said...

i forgot my password already
let's try this one....

DrJudy said...

I love the necklace I already bought from TrickyFox but I also want the custom made shadow box charm that holds a photo. That's my choice for now.

Adorebynat said...

I love this Butterfly on Turquoise Shadow Box Soldered Charm.

Seaside Studio said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50609291/red-and-dots-on-black-dichroic-fused
This is lovely!

Ginny Huber said...

Love your dichroic glass in reds..and so many other things!

Ginny Huber said...

I am following this blog!

Dancing Dolphin Pottery said...

I too love all your items, but the Rainbow Peace pendant is my favorite!~ http://www.etsy.com/listing/50208237/rainbow-peace-pendant

The butterfly shadowbox pendants are wonderful also and very unique!
Cheers!
Diana

MazzyJewelryDesigns said...

I love your lavender butterfly shadowbox pendant. Gorgeous! Im kinda gaga for b-flies!
And I'm following your blog!