This week I would like to introduce you to yet another one of my EM friends Mel of Shezarealgem Designs! She creates awesome, unique & affordable jewelry. She is offering to AWESOME deals with this interview… for the month of Oct. purchase items in her store & mention Kymy’s blog Everything Your Mama Made & More & you will receive FREE shipping. Through this blog post she is giving away a $20 gift certificate for her store!!!!
How to enter? There are 2 ways to enter & each person may enter via each method one time (maximum of 2 entries)
The 1st way to enter is to leave a comment to this post about what you like about my blog or patterns or something you would love to see me do! Make sure that you have your email included in the email box when filling out the comment form if you don’t have a blog or website that I can contact you at. Your email will not be shared, but should NOT be put in the general text where everyone can read it.
The 2nd way to enter is to post about my blog on your blog! It doesn’t have to be about the give away, it can be about any of the tutorials or articles on my blog. But wordpress will show me the trackbacks & incoming links.
The entry period starts now 10/3 & ends 10/10 at 6PM PST.
Now for a little bit about Mel!!!
Hi! My name is Melissa Kapuszcak and I am the crazy mind behind Shezarealgem Designs. I am a 30 year old mommy and wife, born and raised in New York. I make funky and eclectic jewelry for the modern, hip gal! About 4 years ago I began making jewelry and finally starting selling online a year ago.
I have always had an eye for design and love to adorn just about anything that I can get my hands on. Jewelry has become my main focus and I love to design funky, one of a kind pieces. When I quit working full time to begin a family I needed something to keep me busy and designing jewelry had always been a dream of mine so I figured why not. I cannot believe the success I have had and how many pieces and custom designs that I have sold in the past few years, it is so validating and exciting.
Even before I had children I have always been creative and have always tried to make things myself instead of buying them commercially. I am entirely self-taught so my methods are constantly evolving and improving. Though I work 5 days a week in an office and am a mommy of a 2 and 4 year old as well as a wife to a super cool and creative guy…I have no idea how I find time to breathe yet alone create but I manage somehow! With that my creativity has really worn off on my kids, my 4 year old daughter is extremely creative and loves to make jewelry and design. My 2 year old son is very musical and already makes up his own songs. We are a pretty creative and kooky family!
After starting a family I learned that perfection doesn’t always equal beauty. After giving birth and breastfeeding two babies in 3 years my body underwent some drastic changes and I began to see that even though I was far from what society deemed “perfect” that I was still beautiful. My designs are often eclectic and asymmetrical in nature and I love to find the beauty in these “imperfect” design ideas.
I love to create custom designs. I would be honored to work with you to create your dream piece just contact me!
Here are some pictures of her recent work, simply click the link to visit that item in her etsy store. Don’t forget to check out her store often because she is constantly adding new inventory!
Hi – first time to your blog and I love it! Love that the posts have a personal aspect to them, and love the bright pictures you pick for the artists you showcase.
I LOVE Melissa and her jewelry!!!!
Great colors. You do nice work!
Melissa Brooks (Missy)
I have bought several pieces from Mel and have been blown away by the quality and care put into each piece. Everything is sturdy, mom friendly, everyday jewelry that will last for years! I can’t wait to see what she fills her shop with for the holiday season!
Kymy, I love your blog, you remind me of my mom when I was a little girl. Always sewing, always creating. What a beautiful legacy to leave to your own daughters some day, I hope they turn out to be as creative as you. I would love to see what you could do with childrens smocks, something to keep their good clothes clean when they are eating. Kids outgrow bibs but don’t outgrow the spills.
I love Mel’s style, so unique!
I’ve only recently found this blog but I’ve definitely been back! I love the free tutorials section. I made the legwarmers for my baby girl and have made some as gifts as well. See this link for pictures http://samk.vox.com/library/post/baby-leg-warmers.html My next two projects are the twill tape tags and a flannel sheet for my babies crib 🙂 You’re directions are clear and concise and your pictures are extremely helpful. Thanks for putting this blog out there!
I love the bright use of color in your work! So pretty!
Wow Melissa definitely has some neat stuff! I love this blog! I can’t think of much that would make it better!
Just discoved your blog and like it, going to subscribe. Just LOVE your jewelry pieces!!!
I LOVE that you have a search function on your blog. I also like that all the groups (archives, categories, sponsors, etc) are neatly organized and dont run on. And lastly, I like the overall general design (the colors, layout, etc are all clean and nice to look at). Your background color of the site, also helps your pictures pop!
Loved your blog. You talk about a wide range of topics which is really nice. Good to change it up a bit. I love reading about your dieting success and keep up the great work. Melissa’s jewelry is beautiful and I’ll be checking out her site more thoroughly. I’ll also be coming back to read more in your blog on a regular basis. Thanks.
I love the jewelry! The Jeep Girl piece is awesome! I really like the Key necklace too. 🙂 Very nice work.
I’ll be bookmarking this blog too! Just found it today, I’ll be hangin around in the future.
I’ll post a link in my blog as well. Smilemonsters.blogspot.com
Great interview and beautiful jewellery!
Loving the necklace with the key that’s so beautiful, I love it when old antique pieces are added jewellery it just makes it so unique. Beautiful pieces 🙂
Love your jewelry, especially the one with the key!
I love your features! All of them are very enlightening about the artist being featured, and I love the number of pictures you post of the artists work. This is my first time visiting your blog, but I’m definitely adding your feed to my reader!
I especially love your transparent bead bracelet with antiqued findings – so cheerful and full of life! Great work!
i love your work its so colourful and very professioanl
i only came across your shop today at esty and i will bookmark your shop as i love it so much i wlll tell all my friends about this blog as its very good and i love your photos they are very clear and warming!
i would love to see tips on marketing craft work online on this blog i love the colours and background images on this blog as well
Wow, beautiful pieces!
Gorgeous colors in your work!
Love your blog! Funny thing is, I have visited here in the past for the sewing tutorials (which are great) and came back to see Mel’s work. Thanks for featuring such a talented artist! Her work and profile are both wonderful.
I love this blog! I went into the earn and save money section of this blog….lots of great info there! I also love how this blog isn’t cluttered up with so many things at once on the front page. You have a lovely drop down menu that is very user friendly!
And about this artist…great work! Stunning pictures and a great post!
You blog is great!! Reading it I feel like I’m sitting talking with a friend, not staring at a computer screen. I love they sweet girly dresses you make for your daughters. I have a twin sister and it reminds me of picture of us in our fancy dresses that mom or grandma made us!!
I think it awesome that you are showcasing talented women! The market is so saturated, it’s hard making your stuff stand out! Your friends jewelry is amazing!! ( Love the orange stuff!! ) She is very talented!!!
I love Melissa’s jewellery, especially the beautiful colours:)
This blog has some great free patterns and tutrials. I was so moved reading about the loss of your grandmother, she sounds like an incredible lady.
She ahs some beautiful Jewlery. 🙂
This jewelry is awesome! I also love the 3-in-1 t-shirt dress/tunic/skirt tutorial. I will have to try that one out later! My favorite things to make are baby carriers. I’ve made several slings and my mom and I made a mei tai together.
Love your jewelry. Everything is so unique!
I really love it when you introduce us to new and unique products through your blog. It’s lots of fun to discover new products. Thanks!
If you haven’t bought a piece of Mel’s jewelry you NEED to! I love all the stuff she’s made me and get compliments ALL the time!
I think Missy is on to something with the smock idea! I may have to draw up a pattern myself!!! LOL! Or Kymy…your better at that 😉
YOu are awesome Mel. Your work is awesome! Keep up the good work.
I am lovingthe new pieces just as much as the one I already own. Mel has a great eye!!!
First time I visit your blog and I love it, it’s simple, well written text and it’s not overwhelming. In some other blogs you can hardly find your way.
I love the jewelry, the colors, great pictures!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Lovely work! Your Ice Queen eariings are very pretty.
You know I LOVE your stuff!!
I love your designs!! I would love to see more pink jewelry!
Melissa has been my dearest friend for more than 15 years. I love to watch her creativity grow. I own several of her pieces (gifted and bought) and love each one! Her jewelry gets so many compliments and creates conversation every time I wear it. I can promise it will do the same for you too!
I absolutely love the ‘girls night out’ earrings!! Gorgeous!
Oh, and here’s my blog entry!
I love the blog b/c it is neat and clean, and I don’t have a million things flashing at me while I am looking at this GORGEOUS jewelry!
I mean that, I love this art! it is so precious!
Your blog inspires me for the one day I will actually get off my butt and craft stuff again. Kids make it so hard though (atleast for me!)
The Rosebud-Faceted rose quartz and crystal necklace is so pretty! The blog is very nice, colorful and eye catching.
I just love your pieces melissa, they are so beauiful!!!!!!!
Beautiful work. Inspirational blog.
love love love this etsy seller, and this blog is great, i’m adding it to my favorite!
The jewelry is beautiful, I really like your babylegs tutorial
That key piece is BEAUTIFUL!!
I love that antique key necklace its a show stopper!
Your Etsy Shop has lovely jewelry creations! I like how you discuss various topics on your site. You have my empathy at the loss of your Grandma. You also have tutorials and add a bit of your personal life. It is interesting to find out about the artist behind her work! Your “Jeep Girl Necklace” is right down my alley. I adore it! Our oldest son has a “Jeep Wrangler.” Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi