The winner gets $25 shop credit to Sophia Pip Jewelry, an etsy shop with some of the most gorgeous jewelry ever. Let's get to know Miss Sophia, shall we?
How long have you been interested in making jewelry?
- I got started about 3 years ago - I was hanging out with a friend who had just opened a gallery and she had a copy of the latest Rio Grande Jewelry Supply catalogue. One look at all the sparkly stuff and all the toys and I was hooked. Making jewelry allows me to channel two of my passions: shopping for shiny object and playing with fire. =)
Where do you get your inspiration?
- I really like playing with shapes and forms; so many times I'd be sitting at my worktable at the end of the day with a pile of scraps in front of me and all of a sudden I'd be like "Those discs look so cool together! I wonder what would happen if I stack them like this ...". That would be the seed of an idea. Next thing you know, dinner plans are out the door and the boyfriend is ordering Chinese take-out.
What other things do you enjoy doing?
- My dog and I like going to the dog park at least a couple of times a week, but it is about a 20 minute drive, so I try to coincide it with trips to the post office so as to minimize ye olde carbon footprint. I also like to bake - cakes, cookies, pies, bread ... I'm a carb junkie! I'm always on the lookout for the next "Best Chocolate Chip Cookie" recipe.
Are you excited yet? Cause I would be ;) So go enter the photo challenge for your chance to win this fabulous prize!