8/28/12

Guest Post & Giveaway: Amourx Handmade

These owl necklaces are my favorite!
 My name is Colleen Chan and I currently reside in the beautiful city of Melbourne, in Australia.  I have always had a passion for jewelry since I was a little kid.  It was uncommon for me to be without any form of jewelry or accessory, but because I was little and penniless I would rummage through my Mother's jewelry box and I could literally spend hours just sitting there and admiring all the pretty little things in there--sometimes pieces went missing but my Mother would then know where to find them ;)
 Mini Moustaches | Wooden Hearts | Floral Studs
This love for jewelry translated all the way into University, where I finally discovered my individuality.  I started to become bored of all the mass-produced, similar-looking jewelry and accessories in stores and one day, as I sat in my ever-growing pile of jewelry and accessories, a thought came to my mind that I could actually alter some of these pieces to suit my own taste!  And lo and behold, I found a pair of pliers from my Dad's toolbox and started adjusting necklace lengths and taking out some charms and even adding them onto a different necklace. 
Tribal Necklace | Purple Czech Beads | Elk Necklace
I took a further step and experimented with new creations and not long later, started making jewelry from scratch and giving them to friends as gifts.  They loved what I made and I was very happy.  One day, a good friend of mine casually mentioned that I could be selling my creations, but the idea soon evaporated because I didn't have the confidence to plunge in and take the risk.  However, this burning desire to grow my passion remained deep within the recesses of my heart...Up until I had to pay off a loan and was desperate for the money.  

In 2010, I started off small on Etsy, the online handmade marketplace, and sales quickly hit off!  I was in disbelief for a while and struggled to cope with the shock (and the incoming orders too - as I was a full-time student at the time and had zero experience with handling online orders).  After awhile, it settled in and I have been happily creating ever since.  I've moved on from Etsy, and setting up this website is my new adventure.  I honestly can't wait to know what is in store for me (genuine excitement here!)! 

Thank you for taking the time to read my long story, and I hope you find something in my store that you like!

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Mini Brass Bow Earrings

Isn't Colleen's shop adorable?  I love how everything is very reasonably priced...with free shipping Worldwide!  I hate thinking I'm getting a good deal, only to find out shipping is super expensive.  But her jewelry is cute, affordable and free to ship!  Today Colleen is giving you lovely readers a chance to win the sweet little bow earrings pictured above.  Make sure to enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  You must be a follower of Modern Modest Beauty to be eligible.  The giveaway will be open until 9/1 and is open to readers Worldwide!  Good luck!
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38 comments:

  1. I love the Anti-War World Peace Necklace - Antique Brass!!!

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  2. Oh my, I like so many things! Love the Anti-War Peace necklace and the owl necklaces! Also love the simplicity of the bow necklace!

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  3. I love the petite bow necklace!

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  4. The Weave Button Stud Earrings - Gold are super cute!

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  5. Great, love the moustache items :) and the necklaces!

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  6. http://www.amourxhandmade.com/collections/necklaces/products/czech-firepolish-beads-necklace-sky-blue

    I love the Sky blue beads necklace!!

    Sharee'
    www.momFITtingitallin.com

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  7. Love the wrap leaf finger ring in antique brass. Very nice for fall.

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  8. I ADORE the Mini Moustache Stud Earrings! I kind of have a mustache obsession! :)

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  9. I'm obsessed with everything moustache!

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  10. The mini bow necklace is so sweet!

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  11. I heart all things owl..the earrings sure are cute! These ones make me laugh! http://www.amourxhandmade.com/collections/stud-earrings/products/blue-eyed-owl-stud-earrings-antique-silver#.UD0lB6llQ1U

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  12. My favorite:
    http://www.amourxhandmade.com/collections/mini-roses/products/mini-rose-stud-earrings-turquoise#.UD09KdYgdA0

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  13. I love the "3 flower statement" necklace.

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  14. I like the Turquoise Metal Heart Stud Earrings, Teal Flower Stud Earrings - Gold Settings, Dahlia Flower Stud Earrings - Turquoise/Gold, and the Filigree Flower Ring - Matte Light Purple. There's LOTS of really cute stuff here.

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  15. Love the vintage floral ring set but really its all lovely

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  16. Wow free shipping internationally - that is awesome! I love all of the products but especially the moose head necklace :)

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  17. LOVE the Starburst Oval Engraved Stud Earrings! How cute! You could really dress them up or down!

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  18. I would love the lady cameo earrings!

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  19. The shop is sooo adorable! The Cascading Orchids Necklace is my fav(:

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  20. I love those necklaces. So cute

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  21. The Cascading Orchids necklace is so beautiful.

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  22. I love love LOVE all the leaf rings. So cute!

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  23. I love the uniquely shaped stud earrings. I like the kiwi and lime slices. I also like the purple gerbera daisy.
    http://www.amourxhandmade.com/collections/stud-earrings/products/lemon-slice-stud-earrings-yellow#.UD6Ah9ZlSGkhttp://www.amourxhandmade.com/collections/stud-earrings/products/kiwi-slice-stud-earrings-green#.UD6ArdZlSGk
    http://www.amourxhandmade.com/collections/stud-earrings/products/gerbera-flower-stud-earrings-purple#.UD6AENZlSGk

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  24. love the Black Glasses Necklace- 28" Long Chain

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  25. I cant leave a comment on Amourx Handmade Jewelry its not allowed I gues.

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  26. I love almost anything with an owl, but I really love the orchid necklace.. gorg!

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  27. Oh my, it's hard to choose. I love all the cute earrings, like the mustaches...

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  28. I like the Fabric Covered Button Stud Earrings - Floral Peach and Yellow.

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  29. I love the elks head necklace. It is seriously so cute and different! I also like the simple gold heart bracelets... and well lets face it the whole site is cute!

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  30. Pearl Decorated Oval Locket Necklace - Antique Brass

    lane dot family@yahoo.com

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  31. My lovely fave are the Vintage Floral Ring Set - Pink Rose :)

    http://www.amourxhandmade.com/collections/rings/products/vintage-floral-ring-set-pink-rose#.UEKi2MEaMl8

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