Wednesday, June 30, 2010

artist spotlight: Linkel Designs


Suuuuper cute giveaway today from Kelly Roenicke of Linkel Designs!

Kelly is coming to us from Michigan with her handmade jewelry.....check out her shop! She has EVERYTHING I love--I really can't pick a favorite!



How long have you been making jewelry? How did you get started?

I started making jewelry in high school for fun, then stopped for awhile, then picked it up again here and there when I had time after grad school. It wasn't until I had my son and realized that I wanted to be at home with him and not driving all over the state doing gigs that my mom said I should sell my jewelry on Etsy. So I started a shop and slowly started filling it with inventory. Some of my mom's jewelry is in the shop as well, and she helps me with the packaging.


What is your favorite piece in your shop?

I love the flower rings, because they are so colorful and cheerful, and I also love the little bicycle necklace - I have two myself, in silver and in brass.

I am a ring lover......and this one is so different....I am in love.

What are your other hobbies?

I'm a professional violinist, so I love to make music whenever I can - we play at church and I still do some gigs although I am a full-time mom to a two and a half year old. I love to cook, read, be outside and spend time with my family. I also recently started a blog: www.theprettybee.blogspot.com, and I'm really enjoying it.

my ears need these.


What do you listen to while creating?
I listen to my Pandora station, which includes songs by Ingrid Michaelson, Jack Johnson, Chris Tomlin and The Beatles.


Because I am a food lover....what is your favorite thing to eat?

I love dark chocolate, especially when a strawberry has been dipped in it. I also love Indian food - Chicken Koorma and Chicken Tikka Masala are my favorites.


Today Kelly is giving away this summery Bicicletta Necklace!



Leave a comment letting me know your favorite item in her shop and you will be entered to win!
(really though, how can you choose?)
One winner will be chosen at random, and comments will be accepted until Sunday, 7/4 at midnight, and the winner will be announced Monday.

Tell your friends--tweet/facebook/or blog and come back for an extra entry for each!
(if you don't have a blog, please leave an email address)


go!

53 comments:

Heidi McLeod said...

I like all the flower rings! So cute!

Melinda said...

Ditto the Flower rings are sooooo cute and sooo Summery (is that even a word)? LoL !!! :) Anyways they are way cute and so is the bicycle necklace as well ;)

Christina said...

I have now added this shop to my favorites! What an awesome selection! I don't know how to pick just one item as a fav. For today I'll go with the Juliet Vintage Inspired Necklace.

Scott and Lori Smith said...

wow. I love all of her earrings. But I'd have to go with her olive rose necklace.

Dari said...

I love the pretty pink rose ring! Everything is fabulous!

l'ananas said...

I love all of her rings, but I'm coveting the Coral Garden ring!

Jill said...

the vintage coral locket....hands down!!

fingers crossed! :)

Shannon said...

I'm an earring girl. My favorite ones from her shop are the Smoke - Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Earrings. I love wire wrapped earrings!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

waaaay to hard to pick a favorite. love the bye bye birdie earrings, the olive rose necklace, the vintage coral locket, and just about every single ring. what a cute shop!

Mandy said...

My favorite is the sunny sea ring.

Doris said...

The bicycle is awesome, it reminds me of my Grandpa who used to ride one of those turn-of-the-century bikes!

MY favorite item is her Modern leaf pendant necklace..lovely shop, thanks for the introduction!

Doris
auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber Jessica said...

So hard to choose! I loved the Rose in bloom earrings, the Brown eyed girl ring,and the coral rose vintage locket. :)

Jeana Bird said...

I love her items and her shop...thanks for sharing!!!! My favorite thing (if I can only pick one) is Japanese Vintage Glass Ring. I love everything though!

Brad and Madison said...

Loving the Giving Tree Necklace!

shay said...

Aqua Rose Garden Necklace for sure. beautiful things!

Katie said...

no kidding about how can i choose! she has AMAZING stuff! love it! the LOVE charm earrings are way fun though...

bellaeats.com said...

So hard to choose! I'll just have to give you my 3 favorites...the soft pink rose earrings, the brass honeybee earrings, and the le vie en rose necklace. Such lovely pieces!

Sheena - I love these artist spotlights. Thank you!

Tasha said...

My goodness. All of her jewelry is so, so sweet. But the Giving Tree necklace might have to be my favorite.

Joe and Beth/BethanySines photography) said...

oh wow, i'm obsessed with the olive rose necklace and the botanika earrings. oh oh i found another! the bye bye birdie whimsical sparrow earrings! man, this girl is SO my style! i hope i win.

merideth said...

so pretty!! and my daughters birthday is coming up... i would love to get her the library girl locket necklace or the sweet pea locket necklace. so cute.

my favorites though are the flower rings.

Jessica Feely Photography said...

That necklace (bicycle) is soooo cute!

Anna said...

Such lovely things! I like all the necklaces, my favorite is the sand dollar necklace.

Amie said...

Really that bicicletta necklace is absolutely adorable, but I'm loving the pretty bee necklace too. So cute!

Jill K said...

love the necklace but i also love the rose earrings.

such a cute shop!

danalynn said...

My favorite: The Tropics - Pink Chalcedony and Plumeria Necklace. Wow Kelly, you are one talented woman. Love your style!

Sarah Shah Portraits said...

So many cute designs! I love the color palette she uses.

My favorite is April in Paris Earrings

Rebecca said...

I love the giving tree necklace, and also the song bird necklace. So sweet!

curlygirl27 said...

love the moonglow earrings.

Nicholas and Joy Dertinger said...

i LOVE the Aqua Bloom-Vintage Post Earrings; so beautiful!

Britt said...

Umm I love all of it- the rings and the earings i think I have to have tho...

The Fallan Family said...

So cute! I love the sunny sea ring.

Josh and Kandice said...

How am I supposed to choose a favorite?! I love all of her things. My favorite necklace is the babar necklace. My favorite earrings are the bird on a wire and I love all of her rings! Thanks for sharing her talent with us! And the bicicletta necklace is adorable!

Jenn said...

The Library Girl Locket, of course, is my fave!!!! But all of her items are exquisite! Thanks for sharing her with us!

Jill K said...

tah-weeted.

I NEED THAT NECKLACE!

Ipo said...

Love the new moon necklace. But honestly, loved so much of the jewelry, it was hard to choose only one favorite!

Wendy said...

I love the songbird necklace - it's gorgeous! Thanks for posting about the lovely artist, I love finding new Etsy shops.

Stephanie said...

I'm loving Free as a Bird Necklace.

ali said...

i love the locket necklace.

Kelsey said...

I love the lemon blossom locket necklace! Cute!

colleen said...

There's so much in her shop to love, but I'm especially loving the Darling Daffodil Earrings!

Heidi said...

i love everything in this shop but my favorite is the library girl locket necklace. And the necklace she's giving away is awesome.

geddheid@hotmail.com

gram said...

I would like the "songbird" (yellow daisy)necklace... maybe this time...

Kate said...

oh my goodness, i thought i would have a hard time choosing my favorite thing and that at the end of your post i saw that wonderful bike! l-o-v-e. definitely the Bicicletta - Summer Bicycle Necklace

elisemdean said...

beautiful flower earrings!

Melissa said...

Aside from the bicycle, I love the Spring Songbird - Silver Earrings. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Erin said...

i'll take anything she wants to give me! so cute!

Natalie said...

LOVE the Sea Mist Earrings! I love everything that light blue/sea glass color! Great shop! Thanks for sharing.

Chika said...

What a coincidence. I LOVE the Bibicletta Necklase. LOVE it.

Rach H said...

the orange marigold post earrings!

what an impressive shop!

the crew said...

I truly love this shop! The darling daffodil earrings are a favorite of mine! Love them!

Donna said...

Though, I had a hard time picking just one item, I did fall in love with the Forever - Coin Pearl and Sterling Silver Necklace

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Happy 4th of July

Mandi C said...

The in bloom earrings are adorable! And that bike!

Celeste said...

love the Beyond the Sea necklace

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