Friday Giveaway

This week's Friday Giveaway is from lovely Jesse from JesseJanes.etsy.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: name, location, affiliations ... personal stuff.

My name is Jodie, but everyone calls me Jesse… you, know, for ‘Jesse Jane’s.’ I’ve always lived in Maine, not far from the ocean and right now I’m just outside Portland. I love Maine in the spring, and the really warm weather is on its way soon. I have several wholesale accounts around the state as well as other parts of the country. I also picked up my first wholesale account in Australia a few weeks ago. In fact, a lot of my Scrabble Tile Pendants make their way to Australia. I should probably get a world map and chart all the various countries my pendants have been shipped to. It would be fun to see. I know I’ve shipped all over the world.

What first made you become an artist?

I’ve been creating since I was about 10 years old when I started my first craft show business. I created a line of refrigerator magnets and I would make between $50 and $100 each weekend. It was big business for me! I’ve always had some sort of craft business ever since.

What inspires you, prompts your creations?

I love cartoons and cartoon-like graphics are my favorite to create. I love the owls and birds, and anything kind of cutsie. I’m all about color, so I have to have colorful images in my creations.

Please describe your creative process, how, when, where, material, ect.

My creative process begins at the computer with my graphic software. I create an image that I like, or find an image I want to use and size it for my scrabble tiles. Once the images are printed, I go about the first stage of gluing the image, then the image is filed around the edges and glaze is applied. After they’ve dried, I apply a final coat of glaze and the tiles sit overnight to harden. The next morning, a silver bail is attached to the back of the tile and it’s ready to ship.

I package the pendants in small organza gift bags and I use colorful scrapbooking paper to make my own shipping envelopes. They are unique to Jesse Janes and it’s exciting for someone to receive a colorful package in the mail.

Green initiatives, if any.

As for green initiatives, I have a couple. First, I use only recycled Scrabble game tiles for my pendant bases. I will also recycle padded envelopes for packaging when I can.


Top 5s (Share some favorites: Books, Music, Movies ... up to you)

- Spending time with my boyfriend

- BBC TV series (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Trial & Retribution, ect)

- Reading Clive Cussler books

- Coffee ... Anytime of the day ... I'm addicted!

- Dinner out with friends

Where to meet JesseJanes?

Etsy shop: http://jessejanes.etsy.com

Artfire shop: http://jessejanes.artfire.com

Website: http://www.scrabbletilependants.com

Blog: http://jessejanes.blogspot.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jessejanes

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jesse-Janes/78927251055

How does this week's Friday Giveaway work?

Well head over to JesseJanes.etsy and Tell us in a comment (on this post) which one of her items is your favorite.

Additional entry will be entered for following washwhendirty.com and becoming a fan of washwhendirty. If you follow the blog, mention it on this post's comment. If you become a fan, leave a note on the wall including: friday giveaway in your comment.

The giveaway will run until Friday, June 12th at 00:00 CST.

The winner will be randomly picked, and get to choose 2 scrabble pendants from JesseJanes.etsy


GOOD LUCK and HAVE FUN :)

XOXO

Kristina


20 comments:

Jen Kiaba said...

Very awesome interview. I like this very much. I definitely want to begin doing something like this on a regular basis.
Ah, your blog is such an inspiration to me! =)

Jesse Janes said...

woohoo! Good luck to everyone!!!! I can't wait to see what your favorite pendants are.

Jesse

hfalatek said...

I love Jesse's tiles, my favorite is the fairy dandelion tile, but there are so many others...

I'm also now a fan on facebook and following washwhendirty on twitter!

bijouxboutique said...

so many to choose from, but this one is already in my favorites so I had to pick it
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=25171411

bijouxboutique said...

I'm also following your blog now and I'm already a fan of your fanpage on fb

Snug N Luv said...

I'm lovin' the owl. Just lovin' it!!!!

Studio618 said...

This blue owl is my favorite - so cute. Yeah, I really like JesseJanes' colorful pendants. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24628154
Theresa

Studio618 said...

Kristina, I'm your fan on FB and following this blog. I'll RT this too. Heehee!
Theresa

MelindaClaire said...

Love the "RED HOT HEARTS" it would work as a gift for so many people!

Linda said...

I love Jesse's work. Just ordered some glass tiles to create some myself. So, I'll leave the giveaway prize to other.

Thanks.

nicóle said...

I really liked the Damask pendant. So elegant!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24325238

nicóle said...

I follow!

Sherri said...

I love the stone buddha tile but also like the dandelion tile ... really it is so hard to choose a favorite.

Sherri

Sherri said...

I follow your blog!

Southern Girl said...

Her pendants are so cute! This one is my favorite http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25239267

Southern Girl said...

I am now following your blog also!
lindsay@hawes.us

Kathy Martin Studio said...

The SUNFLOWER SKY - Scrabble Tile Pendant is very pretty! I love the colors

kathy

kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

Kathy Martin Studio said...

I am a brand new follower!

Kathy

Kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

artsyclay said...

My favorite is "SUMMER OF LOVE" ♥

Megan said...

These are so cute! I love the butterfly print and blackbird! Great giveaway!

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