Featured Friday: Carollai PLUS $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This week’s featured friday artist is Carollai!!! Her work is absolutely stunning! The very first pair of earrings I show you I absolutely love! The names of her work is so original and she has just begun to carry bracelets!Carollai

 

take me to the opera earrings

Who are you?
long answer short, i’m carol. 30. born in taipei. grown in new york. Christian. studied graphic design and psychology in undergrad at Umich (go blue!!!). worked a few years as a graphic designer and creative coordinator for an ad agency. trained for and ran the san diego rock ‘n’ roll marathon with the leukemia and lymphoma society’s TNT in summer ’04. went to grad school at NYU in fall ’04 and studied art therapy. married in june ’07 and thankful for the unconditional love and support my hubby gives. 

musing moon earrings

How long have you been selling on Etsy?
i created an account with etsy on 01.01.09 (one of my new year’s resolutions was to open up a shop!) and listed my first item on 01.22.09. that’s about 3 months now. 

a moment in time necklace

What made you decide to open up shop?
i’m always hand creating things, whether it is jewelry, cards (due to my graphic design undergrad degree), knitted goods, or sewn cloth purses. after some time of giving my handmade items to friends as presents and seeing their enjoyment of receiving a handcrafted item, i decided it was time to share my creative designs with others as well as earn some side income. 

greek isle earrings

What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
one of my current faves is the vintage rose earrings. it’s light and flirty and matches the feeling of spring weather and bounce in one’s step!vintage rose earrings

How did you decide on your shop name?
my shop name is MustardSeed by Carollai because Jesus says, “i tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, β€˜move from here to there’ and it will move. nothing will be impossible for you.” matthew 17:20. faith has been huge in my life. God has grown my faith greatly through the experiences and struggles in my life and through it all, His faith has given me hope and strength.an additional meaning behind the shop name mustard seed is found in matthew 13:31-32. the parable of the mustard seed. “the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.”

 

fleur belle earrings

What are some of your favorite stores from other sellers on Etsy?
there are so many! some that i love are : mynta’s rings, teaandbrie’s photography, and trmackstudio’s paintings.
Do you have any websites, blogs, or other markets we can find you on?

i’ve got a blog. there is a feature (of another etsy seller) and giveaway each friday!
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Now after all those fab photos of her work you must be dying to know what she’s giving away!!!
How about a $25 gift certificate towards any item in her shop!!!
(the winner MUST convo her prior to making the purchase of their choice and she will ‘reserve’ the item for the winner with the altered price.)

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

***Make sure to read today’s previous posts below***

(Plus other giveaway’s going on check side bar above my followers)

Comments

  1. mverno says

    vintage rose II earrings mverno@roadrunner.com

  2. Anonymous says

    I love silver bracelets and adore the tickled pink bracelet, in particular.
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

  3. sassyglassdesigns says

    Nice interview; beautiful jewelry.

  4. Chris says

    I’ve been craving the Fleur Belle earrings for a while!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. mar says

    My favorite in her shop is the Tea Time Earrings. I love that blue color!

  6. Kiki says

    I like the moment in time necklace, it really just grabs at me!

    Kiki
    ParkingGoddessFTW at gmail dot com

  7. Sue says

    The her royal highness earrings are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Amber says

    Her Tickled Pink Bracelet is my favorite!
    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚
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  9. Alyssa says

    I would use the credit towards the take me to the opera earrings – I love them!

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  10. Alyssa says

    I subscribe to your blog.

    alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

  11. Manic Mother says

    I like the dancing liberty earrings.

  12. Manic Mother says

    I follow u.

  13. Whimsical Creations says

    Love the the-grand-holiday II earrings.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  14. Whimsical Creations says

    follower

    =) melanie
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    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  15. Anonymous says

    Oooh, the Royal Empress earring are great! I love the color!

    Kat,
    photo.chic.kat@gmail.com

  16. Lynne says

    My first choice would have to be the “take me to the opera” earrings. 2nd choice would have to be the “sweet grace” earrings.
    nlynnect(at)aol(dot)com

  17. Jac @ Wuzzle Makes Three says

    I just love all of those earrings!! I’d have to say the “Greek Isle” are my favorite! I love the long silver dangles and the blue would go with so much that I have!

  18. Pattern and Perspective says

    Vintage Rose, how lovely are those! Thanks for the chance.

  19. mindy says

    tea time earrings thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

  20. Erin says

    I like vintage rose II earrings – bummer that they’re reserved.
    erin_melissa at juno dot com

  21. MJ says

    I love the tea time earrings.

  22. jasmine says

    the spring waterfall earrings. πŸ˜€

  23. JuliaA says

    great to see carollai featured!

    i have the ‘her royal highness earrings’ favorited. gorgeous!

  24. Heidi V says

    The sweet grace earrings are prudy!!!

  25. Heidi V says
  26. denise says

    I like the simplicity earrings. lovely color.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22662483

  27. Kiara says

    I like the soleil bella earrings.
    austma7@aol.com

  28. elaine says

    I love the Tea Time Earrings-so very pretty!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

  29. MOMFOREVERANDEVER says

    RESERVED . custom order . the-grand-holiday II earrings

  30. Stephanie says

    Gorgeous shop! My favorite is the royal empress earrings.

    lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

  31. CathyH says

    My favorite is dancing jubilee earrings…they are perfect for dancing!

  32. Anonymous says

    I like the Simplicity earrings. cardeb2@verizon.net

  33. ι™³εŠ ζ˜€ says

    This must be destiny- You’re Taiwanese AND you went to Michigan? That’s like me, only I’m a new Wolverine =)

    I was looking through the sold earrings and I wish I had discovered this store earlier- the little miss sunshine earrings are my favorite with the take me to the opera earrings coming in a close second

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  34. FillerAve says

    Her Royal highness for sure!

  35. bFlat says

    I love the “a moment in time” necklace!

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  36. Bunny B says

    I love the wish upon a star earrings
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  37. Delaney says

    I like the falling star earrings.

    delaney55 @ myway.com

  38. Pam says

    Love the Simplicity earrings.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  39. EDRing says

    I'm an earring fanatic & loved the tea time earrings.

    Ellen
    eering99@hotmail.com

  40. Michelle says

    I love the dancing jubilee earrings. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Shanda says

    The Tickled Pink Bracelet is my favorite!
    shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

  42. valerie2350 says

    i like the tea time earrings

  43. valerie2350 says

    follow you

  44. Anonymous says

    The wish upon a star earrings is my favorite ( :

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  45. Tj and Amy says

    I love the greek isle earrings. amsbolda@hotmail.com

  46. Tj and Amy says

    I follow on twitter and tweeted. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

  47. Janet and Maya says

    I like the tinkled pink bracelet. I have a 3 yr old daughter and I wear pink alot to match her. It would be perfect!

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

  48. David Johnson says

    I like the night sky and stars earrings thanks.

  49. Aik says

    I love the soleil bella earrings.

    aikychien@yahoo.com

  50. Aik says

    I’m following her blog.

    aikychien@yahoo.com

  51. Aik says

    I’m following you on Twitter and here’s my tweet:

    https://twitter.com/aikychien/status/1496528855

    aikychien@yahoo.com

  52. Anonymous says

    I like the vintage rose II earrings.

    Evelyn
    eggyc@hotmail.com

  53. janil says

    I love her work. I choose night sky and stars earrings!

    Thanks!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  54. janil says

    Have your button!

  55. janil says

    I’m your follower!

  56. Elsie says

    A Moment in Time necklace is quite dazzling, the colors seem to change in the various photos and views…how very lovely, I enjoy the magic!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

  57. danosor says

    The Dancing Liberty earrings are gorgeous.

  58. Spamgirl says

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    My favourite item from their store is the fleur belle earrings.

    Thank you!

  59. Spamgirl says

    realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I’m a follower of mustardseed on Blogger. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  60. carolasar says

    I love the Sweet Grace earrings. All were beautiful. Thanks.

  61. Sunnyvale says

    a moment in time necklace is nice

  62. rlgrady says

    I would choose the Musing Moon earrings. Thanks!

    rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

  63. llinda29 says

    I choose take me to the opera earrings

  64. Spamgirl says

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  65. Jessica says

    wish upon a star!

    sundaygirl at gmail dot com

  66. kdkdkd says

    the a moment in time necklace or the wish upon a star earrings, both are wonderful!

  67. mmentor says

    sign me up

  68. Kindershop says

    I really like the tickled pink bracelet. Thanks for the give away.

  69. Emilie says

    I like the Moment in Time necklace — very pretty!
    emvark at gmail dot com

  70. Emilie says

    Following!!
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  71. Emilie says

    Following on twitter and tweeted at http://twitter.com/Emvark

  72. Sarah says

    i adore the tea time earrings!

  73. Pam says

    I like the “Tea Time” earrings. Thanks.

    pamelashockley at netscape dot net

  74. Sena says

    I love the “her royal highness earrings”
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  75. vboackle says

    i like the sweet blossom necklace.

  76. Shirls says

    The egyptian princess II earrings are my favourite πŸ™‚

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  77. Shirls says

    I follow your blog

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  78. Shirls says

    I follow Carollai’s blog

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  79. jennem says

    I like the royal empress earrings.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  80. Spamgirl says

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    Tweeted! πŸ™‚ http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/status/1503770669

    Thank you!

  81. Ken says

    My sister loves the ocean mist earrings. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  82. minishoes says

    I love the sweet blossom necklace! So pretty! This shop is so elegant!thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

  83. minishoes says

    I already follow your blog.jacquecurl@gmail.com

  84. minishoes says

    I follow carols blog now. jacquecurl@gmail.com

  85. Rosanne says

    I really like the sweet blossom necklace.

  86. Hil'Lesha says

    I love the the-grand-holiday II earrings.

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  87. oneinamil23 says

    this is my fave:
    the-grand-holiday II earrings

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

  88. The Giveaway Diva says

    i love sweet blossom necklace!! =)

  89. ehhogan says

    I like royal empress earrings

    ehhogan@bellsouth.net

  90. Anonymous says

    I like the Moment In Time Necklace. The sweet blossom necklace would be my second choice.
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  91. Vivien says

    I like the sweet blossom necklace!

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  92. Spamgirl says

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    Tweeted! πŸ™‚ http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/status/1510868692

    Thank you!

  93. playswithclay says

    My favorite are the the-grand-holiday II earrings, they’re beautiful!
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    playswithclay3@yahoo.com

  94. tatertot374 says

    I like the Fleur Belle earrings. thank you
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  95. lawyergirl says

    love the ocean mist earrings

  96. Deb K says

    I love everything there! But I think that my favorite is the tea time earrings~too cute πŸ™‚

  97. miriama says

    hard to pick but I like the fleur belle earrings

  98. miriama says

    I follow your blog

  99. miriama says

    I follow her blog

  100. yyeres says

    I like the sweet blossom necklace. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

  101. joannaonthelake says

    Carol’s work is just spectacular! I love her very elegant and feminine designs! I have to say my favorite piece is the Moment in time necklace! I love the colors of the stones and I also love the simple yet very glamorous flair it has, it caught my eye immediately! I can see myself enjoying wearing this all the time with so many of the clothes I wear! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

  102. joannaonthelake says

    I am Following your Blog.
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  103. joannaonthelake says

    I am following you on twitter and here is a link to my tweet!

    http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/1516109868

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  104. Monica says

    Ocean Mist Earrings are my favourite! They are elegant yet have a touch of pizzazz!

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    monica@ above

    Thanks for hosting this fab giveaway!

  105. daizee says

    I like the sweet blossom necklace the best.

  106. I'm Julia says

    Carollai’s “Sweet blossom Necklace” is so gentle and sweet, definitely my choice.

  107. I'm Julia says

    And I follow her blog πŸ™‚

  108. Spamgirl says

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    Tweeted! πŸ™‚ http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/status/1520842235

    Thank you!

  109. LeeLee's Thoughts says

    The Sweet and Sour Bracelet is my favorite. I could wear it with anything. I love it!!!

  110. LeeLee's Thoughts says

    Already follow you on your blog

  111. LeeLee's Thoughts says

    already added your button to my blog

  112. Theresa says

    My daughter makes jewelry, so I appreciate how much effort goes into these. My favorites are her “Take me to the Opera” earrings.

  113. Katherine says

    This was a really hard choice but I think I love the the-grand-holiday II earrings!

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  114. Katherine says

    I’m a new follower!
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  115. Katherine says

    Follow and Tweet! https://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/1522264495

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  116. joannaonthelake says
  117. Brandi says

    Crap. Posted all my comments on the wrong post! UGH. Oh well. Here we go again,

    I love the sweet blossoms necklace.

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  118. Brandi says

    I’m following you on twitter

    brandibest

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  119. SweetAsBeads says

    I really like the simplicity earrings here (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22662483). That is one of my favorite colors right now.

    sweetasbeads @ gmail.com

  120. Anne says

    My fav. was the sweet blossom neckl…but really everything was beautiful!

  121. JenniferB says

    I really like the sweet blossom necklace- not big on earrings but I love necklaces
    Jennifer

    ejxd95@gmail.com

  122. JenniferB says

    follower on your site

  123. JenniferB says

    follower on carollai’s site

  124. JenniferB says
  125. JenniferB says

    got your button on my blog
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  126. JenniferB says

    tweeted and following on twitter
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  127. LADYHIGHTOWER says

    blue azure spring tea rose necklace is gorgeous! LADYHIGHTOWER@LIVE.COM

  128. LADYHIGHTOWER says
  129. LADYHIGHTOWER says

    I NOW ALSO FOLLOW DESIGNER. LADYHIGHTOWER@LIVE.COM

  130. Smooshy says

    i like the soleil bella earrings!

  131. babyuno says

    I love her tickled pink bracelet it is so delicate and pretty. Perfect for the right touch to any outfit!!

    Crystal
    mommy2my3lovelys@aol.com

  132. babyuno says

    I have your button on my blog

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  133. Eric and Katie says

    I heart those lovely turquoise Simplicity earrings.

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  134. Spamgirl says

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    Tweeted! πŸ™‚ http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/status/1529105383

    Thank you!

  135. ~Sandy~ says

    I simply adore the the-grand-holiday II earrings pair! thanks so much :O)

    cheekybowtique at hotmail dot com

  136. Guitar Guy says

    I like the-grand-holiday II earrings

  137. Molly C. says

    I really like the wish upon a star earrings.

  138. mS says

    I like the wish upon a star earrings. It was love at first sight πŸ˜‰

  139. joannaonthelake says
  140. oceansidecreations says

    The wish upon a star earrings are my favorite.

  141. oceansidecreations says

    Following your blog.

  142. cindiizzy says

    I like all the earrings. My favorite is Her Royal Highness.

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  143. oceansidecreations says

    Following Carolai’s blog

  144. oceansidecreations says

    Following you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/beadinbabe31

  145. hminnesota says

    boy, they are all so good. I like her royal highness … and also tea time..great work!

  146. Anonymous says

    I love the moment in time necklace and I want it.

  147. lilshuga2001 says

    Moment in Time necklace for me!!
    CUTE!!!

  148. B says

    I love the take me ot the opera earrings. I saw the picture on your blog post and just about died. They are gorgeous!

  149. Whimsical Creations says
  150. Nelsby says

    It’s SO tough to pick a favorite…this beautiful work is just so unique! I really do LOVE the spring waterfall earrings.
    Thanks!
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  151. Nelsby says

    I am following your blog.
    Thanks!
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  152. Nelsby says

    I am following Carollai’s mustardseed blog.
    Thanks!
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  153. Nelsby says

    I am following you on Twitter (user name: Nelsby) AND I Tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/1535935140
    Thanks!
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  154. alexandrea says

    I didn’t need to look further than the take me to the opera earrings – those are cool!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  155. Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster says

    After adding both the Seller and 6 other designs /earring sets to my Favorites list – I finally settled on “Wishing Upon A Star” Earring as my most favorite favorite!

  156. ktanjatk says

    I like simplicity earrings

  157. Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster says

    I subscribe to Carollai’s blog – and thank you for introducing her to use – her creations really are exquisite!

  158. Spamgirl says

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    Tweeted! πŸ™‚ http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/status/1537090964

    Thank you!

  159. terri142 says

    I love the sweet ‘n’ sour bracelet

  160. Halifax says

    I like the midnight blossom earrings

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  161. Halifax says

    If you can add email subscription box, I’d subscribe for sure

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  162. Halifax says

    I followed and tweeted http://twitter.com/juan_hurrican/status/1538080235

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  163. Megan says

    Gredat giveaway. My favorite item is the falling star earring set!

    Thanks, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

  164. Megan says

    I follow your blog too

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  165. my7kids says

    Love the Sweet ‘n’ Sour bracelet!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Nikki
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  166. wendy says

    I like the sweet blossom necklace.

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  167. Mimi the kitten says

    Hard to choose, but I love the the-grand-holiday II earrings. God bless you.

  168. msrodeobrat says

    i like the tickled pink bracelet

  169. Helen says

    I adore the wish upon a star earrings.

  170. conlar says

    Night Sky and Star earrings look delightful. I’d love to have these.

  171. purango says

    The sweet blossom necklace is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

  172. bayside99 says

    My favorite is the sweet blossom necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!

  173. bayside99 says

    I followed via blogger.

  174. bayside99 says

    I followed mustardseed via blogger.

  175. bayside99 says
  176. bayside99 says
  177. bayside99 says

    I followed on twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/bayside99/status/1540422927

  178. intime says

    tickled pink bracelet is nice

  179. joannaonthelake says
  180. moonshadow43 says

    I absolutely adore the “tea time earrings”. They will go with my jeans or when I dress up in my dresses. Thank you for the giveaway!

    moonshadow43(at)gmail(dot)com

  181. Devon says

    love the wish upon a star earrings

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