Monday, January 30, 2012

Ezistock's $50 Giveaway Certificate for Handmade Thai Crafts

Ezistock is a handicraft site featuring artisans working in different disciplines. This Chiangmai, Thailand based site was started by Thannaree Chaichanachanasin, her sister and a couple of friends to help them earn a better living.


The founders are passionate about the arts and are fair trade advocates. Thannaree said in an email, "Many of these talented artisans are barely eking out a living due to limited exposure to their work. We give them a free platform to express their talents and showcase their work to the world market." 

One of the Ezistock jewelry artisans is Sirada Chongsukwarakul (pictured below) who goes by the nickname Koy. She makes lovely flower inspired jewelry. She worked as a secretary in Bangkok. Homesick, she returned home. She said in an interview on their blog, "It is difficult to explain it in words, but living in Chiang Mai with my family and working in a field I love makes me very happy.”  We can all certainly identify with that sentiment!




Sirada's Garnet and carnelian necklace "Forest Bouquet"

Benjamas Siriraungkeaw is another outstanding jewelry artisan. She uses kapok wood, and gemstones to make some pretty amazing earrings and necklaces.  She carefully wraps either wire or nylon for unique color punches.



Some of the jewelry artisans have chosen to remain anonymous. But their work is nonetheless beautiful as shown by the stunning silver smith creations below. One of them also creates marcasite jewelry.




There are also excellent leather jewelry artisans with many different unisex styles.



Giveaway
Ezistock has generously sponsored this $50 giveaway to promote their site. Please visit them and see all their other artisanal creations not just the jewelry ones. The handmade items include other accessories, home decor and paintings and prints.

To win it, all you have to do is make a comment below. Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too!  Please say so in the comments.

This international giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, February 6, 2012. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Good luck!

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips 

95 comments :

Divya N said...

Great use of color and texture - lovely

Divya N said...

I follow your blog through GFC & on facebook

Debbie said...

I met a lady who winters in Changmai, Thailand and brings back jewelery to resell to help support these young artists. The pieces are always unique as are the pieces in your blog.

Anonymous said...

What a great way to give exposure to these artists! I will be sure to check out their site.

Shirley said...

What a stunning collection of artisans! I love giveaways, and to combine that with an opportunity to give them some positive exposure is wonderful! Thanks so much Pearl!

Shirley said...

I am a facebook fan

Shirley said...

I am also a blog follower

T=MC2 said...

Definitely have to check out the site... plus hint to the husbandly about my birthday pressie!

KayzKreationz said...

That is some gorgeous jewelry. Especially the marcasite pieces. Would love to win.

KayzKreationz said...

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KayzKreationz said...

I follow on Facebook. http://KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

KayzKreationz said...

I follow on twitter. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about their work and your giveaway.
https://twitter.com/#!/kayzkreationz/status/163984340169142272

Chrissi said...

Wow beautiful work

Via email

Ring by Ring Designs said...

Lovely pieces! Very talented group of people.
Pick Name/www.ringbyringdesigns.com
Bev

pupton said...

What a great site! I love the hand bags! I would love to win!

pupton said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader.

Jodie said...

Great Competition again...
Love reading your posts, it is a daily fix of mine.
I am a facebook, email and blog follower. Thank you.x

Deci Worland said...

What beautiful jewelry!

Deci Worland said...

I like you on Facebook. as Gem Rio.

Deci Worland said...

I subscribe via RSS

Deci Worland said...

Shared this on my FB page, Gem Rio.

Sally Anderson said...

Very interesting work they're doing. Thanks for showing it to us. I'd love to win that gift certificate. Thanks, Pearl!

crazycatladybj said...

Hi Pearl,
I'm a FB fan & an email subscriber to your blog.
I think it's great you are giving these wonderful artists some much needed exposure. Shows how we are more alike than different- starving artists are everywhere. So is imagination & talent.

crazycatladybj said...

Hi Pearl,
I'm a FB fan & an email subscriber to your blog.
I think it's great you are giving these wonderful artists some much needed exposure. Shows how we are more alike than different- starving artists are everywhere. So is imagination & talent.

Carol said...

OMG!! What beautiful flowers by Sirada!!! All are incredible artist. I'm a blog follower, subscriber, I tweeted this, liked them on FB...hmmm....what else so I can get another entry!!!
Thanks again Pearl. What a find.
Carol
DesigningIt.etsy.com

Ruth said...

Awesome jewelry, in fact everything on their site is beautiful. I am a subscriber and posted this on my fb page, and I am a fb fan. Thanks for this opportunity to get some nice handcrafted items. Love your blog.

Aces said...

Such beautiful pieces. I love the wooden pieces and the beads, particularly.

anisimow said...

I just visited the Ezistock site for the first time...what an amazing array of beautiful hand crafted items.I will be following Ezistock on facebook!

HennaLadyKim said...

What Beautiful work!!! I will follow you on facebook to make sure all my friends see!!

Tainted Fibers said...

Facebook follower, twitter follower, all around fan of BGJ.... and these pieces are just lovely! I am going to check out the site.

MoonRae said...

Great site and many lovely things! Thanks for the giveaway sweetie!!

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MoonRae said...

GFC follower MoonRae

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@SharonSiqueiros already follows you on twitter

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MoonRae said...

I subscribe via email

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Beverly Krueger said...

Very beautiful things. I especially like the wood and cord earrings.

Beverly Krueger said...

I'm also a follower and I shared on FB. Thanks

Beverly Krueger said...

Lovely, especially the wood earrings. I shared on FB and am a follower.

gelfling50 said...

I love your designs. Your color combinations pop. Your designs are very unique and very beautiful. Plz sign me up for this awesome and very generous giveaway..ty...bye for now and Happy beading
P.S. My blog url is as follows:
http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/

Ada said...

Stunning and very unique work!

(via Facebook)

Kim said...

Nice stuff!!! Is anyone else jealous????

(via Facebook)

Christine said...

Great site - so many choices

Billa said...

Absolutely beautiful pieces! What a great way to be introduced to little known artisans. As always, great Blog Pearl....

Priscilla

Cilla said...

I have been following your blog forever. It is a ritual for me to read it every day!

Cilla said...

I'm also a facebook follower.

Charis Designs said...

What a wonderful idea and way to spotlight these talented artists! I follow you on FB and through email.

Crystal said...

I know that there are so many talented artists all across the world. I think it's great that some of them are finally getting their creations seen. Thank you for informing us about this awesome site!!

crluckystar at yahoo dot com

Crystal said...

email subscriber-cyclona66 at aol

crluckystar at yahoo dot com

kay4katz said...

What beautiful creations, lets hope that they get lots of custom.

(via email)

Laura Moticka said...

Wow! This site is beautiful!
I have been following you for a while through my e-mail subscription and my FB page.

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Great site and very beautiful, unique designs. Thanks for the chance!

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Email subscriber.

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2012/02/ezistocks-50-giveaway-certificate-for.html

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Kaity said...

So many beautiful items and such a great business!

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Kaity said...

Now following via GFC!

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twannywun said...

wow please can i enter
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Dara Nix said...

There are so many beautiful items to choose from! I'd LOVE to give some of them a new home here with me!

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Dara Nix said...

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gibberish said...

Beautiful products. I appreciate hand crafted items.
jlgibbings at hotmail dot com

jhitomi said...

Beautiful. I love those amethyst flower earrings.
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Maegan Morin said...

Wow! I could spend ALOT of time on their website lol. So much beautiful stuff!!
I follow you on GFC + Facebook (same name)

gelfling50 said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity you craft is beautiful love your color combinations...So plz sign me up for this fantastic fabtabulous opportunity thank you.
bye for now and happy beading and good luck to all of us who signed up for this awesome giveaway

Nani said...

Very beautiful jewelry. I would like to have it :)

Nani said...

I'm a fb fan
Natasha Jordanova

Nani said...

Also a follow you on twitter as @NatasaJordanova

Nani said...

And I posted on my blog
http://hobitanija.blogspot.com/2012/02/beading-gems-journal.html

Kristina said...

Love, love, love the jewellery!

Lulu said...

Ezistock is awesome, I really love their creations...
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Lulu said...

I tweeted about this giveaway:
https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/165388673221791744

And shared on Google+ as Alesia Flegka

GFC: Lulu
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Unknown said...

Thank you for making us aware of these beautiful pieces and this website. What a great idea to help many young, talented artists!
deborah.collyar@gmail.com

Gina M Maddox said...

I would love to get this necklace-http://www.ezistock.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_22&products_id=119


Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina M Maddox said...

I like you on FB -- Crave to Save
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I am an e-mail subscriber!
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BlackAsphodel said...

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BlackAsphodel said...

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Pinned on Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/pin/114138171775982326/

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Shaiha said...

That jewelry is to die for. Please put my name in the hat.

Susan D said...

Have liked on facebook & following on twitter. love the colours

roughmetaphors said...

I love the concept of Ezistock and thanks for this giveaway!

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