Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Interview with Louie's Hardware

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED * A WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED
COMMENTER #11 : HILLARY
HAS WON HOT PINK PEARL EARRINGS FROM
LOUIE'S HARDWARE
thanks to all who commented
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If you are a fan of jewelry, or copper, or handmade items, or beautiful things...you will love today's interview and giveaway from Louie's Hardware. Read on to learn more about Kerri and her amazing shop.
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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF: Hello - My name is Kerri Mackey; I am the creator of Louie's Hardware. I make jewelry from copper, brass and beads. My day job is as an architect for a commercial architectural firm. Although my job requires a great deal of creativity; I still crave an outlet for my own designs and ideas. I also just love making things! I come from a very crafty family. My mom can sew anything and she's a wonderful cake decorator - she made my wedding cake! My dad is a jack of all trades, plus he's very good at instructing. My younger brother does some amazing woodworking. My husband and I are expecting our first child and he made us the most beautiful toy chest And finally; my older brother is in culinary school; he makes some really delicious dishes. So I think the crafty gene was passed down.

WHAT IS YOUR SHOP AND WHAT DO YOU SELL: My shop is Louie's Hardware. I sell jewelry - most is made from hammered or brushed copper or brass. I also work with some semi precious stones and pearls. I've also started creating collage art which are mounted on wood boards. I really like doing both even though they are so different.

HOW DO YOU PROMOTE/MARKET YOUR SHOP: I promote primarily with Facebook. I have a fan page. I also like to do give aways at local events - silent auctions, swag bags, charity events, etc. Plus, family and friends wear my jewelry and tell people about it.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SHOP GOAL IN THE NEXT 6 MONTHS: I guess I have two biggest goals - one is to create more pieces to add to my shop. Especially the metal pieces as well as more collage art. The other goal is to be more consistent about my Facebook posting in order to draw more fans.

WHAT ARE 5 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY:
My husband - he's the best
Chocolate
Lazy Sundays
Fall weather - this is my absolute favorite time of year
Family get-togethers
I'm so happy to share that Kerri is doing a giveaway of one of her beautiful pieces of jewelry.
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HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post
THE WINNER: 1 winner will get a pair of Hot Pink Pearl Earrings
DEADLINE: Winner will be picked an announced on Sunday, October 31st @ 8pm EST

18 comments:

Melanie said...

Love the interview and the jewelry!

jhitomi said...

Lovely jewelry, and these are great photos too.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

AutismLoveHope said...

I love Kerri's jewelry - it has a very sophisticated vibe and I really admire her craftsmanship! Great blog too! :)

TopHat said...

I love that she uses gold. Sometimes I feel like all I see is silver, silver, silver.

suburban prep said...

The jewelry should be considered artwork. It is beautiful.

Rich and Mallory said...

great giveaway!!! You cannot ever have too much jewelery :)

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Tim said...

Thanks for having a great giveaway.

~ Cee ~ said...

I especially like the 'Pearl and swarovski crystal hook earrings' - lovely work!
ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

Vicki S said...

I love that textured heart necklace!

sswpss at yahoo dot com

mframe said...

I love these earrings. I have the perfect holiday dress to wear with them!
mframe00@gmail.com

Hillary said...

What a great giveaway, thanks!

One and Doll said...

I really love the edgy beauty of metal jewelry.

oneanddoll at gmail

Danielle said...

These earrings are simply lovely. In fact, all her jewelry is lovely.

The Happy Wife/Danielle
ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

Yasmin said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

alionandalamb at aol dot com

Melody said...

I really like this jewelry.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

The Clines said...

What a great name for a jewelry shop! I love the earrings!
teresacline2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lori in Lancaster said...

I love Kerri's creativity! So many different designs and ideas!

Rachel Keeth said...

They are adorable! Thanks!