Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Meet MexiFolk + Giveaway


 Hi everyone, I'm Crystal! My Etsy shop is called MexiFolk Hand Stitched Earrings. I'm a graduate student from El Paso, Texas currently living in Tucson, Arizona. I found the love of my life in Arizona (getting married next November), as well as a love for hand-stitched beaded jewelry. I learned the peyote/gourd technique from a lovely (and patient!) Tohono O'Odham/Mexican woman named Thomasa. I can't wait to graduate from school so that I can learn even more from her tremendous skill and creativity! I love indigenous folk art and I am thrilled to be able to carry on this tradition. I also come from a line of feisty and creative Mexican women. My great, great Grandmother Elisa was an inventive force and could make anything she saw or imagined -- I think of her when I am crafting. 

MexiFolk Hand Stitched Earrings are created in the off-the-loom peyote/gourd technique and designed with an eye toward contemporary trend, urban and bohemian style. These earrings have become a staple in my wardrobe as well as those of my family and friends! I am always surprised at how versatile they are and how much they add to both casual and dressy outfits. 

I joined Etsy last December, and in February, along with muralist Manny Velazquez from Los Angeles, I co-founded Etsy's Latino/a Creative Community. Please check out the awesome handmade and vintage treasures offered by our team: Latina/o Creative Community



Crystal has been kind enough to offer these beautiful hand stitched earring to ONE lucky Nina on the Moon reader!

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16 comments :

  1. those earrings are gorgeous! Am adding a few of her things to my favorites on etsy now :)

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  2. @jen: glad you liked them too :) they are so fresh and vibrant,right! good luck!

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  3. So talented and beautiful! i love ethnic looking jewellery. I actually moved all the way from Australia and now live in Texas to the love of my life, sort of similar stories :) I love etsy, so many wonderful things to find on it.
    xx

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  4. @le chic world: wow! i would love to hear more about your love story <3 . that's a big move, but love is always worth it!! xox

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  5. love them <3 thanks for letting me know about your giveaway!

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  6. i found her on etsy and was so fascinated by her lovely beaded earrings! :) so beautiful & VIBRANT! :D

    exciting!
    xoxo.
    Des.

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  7. My etsy: Damla
    and I hearted: http://www.etsy.com/listing/81356966/black-beaded-earrings-tassle-peyote
    Thanks!

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  8. Stunning! I live in Arizona and I love the look of these more than anything I've seen. So great!

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  9. Hi! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Those earrings look GORGEOUS :)

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  10. Wow! Stunning. I love the colors and creativity =) Sadly I am not on Twitter so if I am chosen as a winner I hope you will contact me through Etsy or Facebook. Keep up the great work! Lots of Love and Light Always and Forever!!
    Andie Peterson
    ArtByAndie (shop on Etsy)

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  11. faved item on etsy shop under squirrel33
    tumblemumbo at gmail.com
    thanks

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  12. Wow! Those earrings are beautiful. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win them. :)

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  13. thanks to everyone for entering as well as the awesome compliments -- i am humbled & so excited for this giveaway! muchisimas gracias to Nina for the opportunity to share my work with all of you. wishing everybody good luck & glad tidings for a very merry holiday season!!!:-)

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Thanks for leaving the positive vibes! Many besos,bendiciones and buenas vibras. I will be sure to send them back!xo