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Pine Branch Designs Competition

Pine Branch Designs by Cindy Brockway
Inspired by elements in nature- gardens, the forest, waterfalls, and ice crystals...each item I create is unique and beautiful. My collections of handcrafted earrings, necklaces, keepsake bracelets; beaded bookmarks are made with beautiful gemstones, amazing freshwater pearls, stunning Swarovski and Preciosa crystals, unique glass beads, and one of a kind lamp work beads.



Words that describe me…

Blessed, artistic, passionate
Words to describe my Etsy shop…
Diverse, realistic, spontaneous


When did you start selling on Etsy and what inspired you to give it a try?

I have been crafting for less than a year.  My shop opened on Dec 14, 2010 as a venue for sharing my budding passion for jewelry making and wood working with my husband.  I create an eclectic mix of beaded jewelry, suncatchers, and bookmarks!  I also design and assemble wood creations such as Primitive Apples, Pumpkins, and Snowmen Ornaments!


Besides creating, I also…

Teach students with intensive special needs... they inspire me and add spice to my life!



I am offering three (3) $10 gift certificates.  One to each of three lucky winners!



2 Entries per person: (with email address for each entry please!)1. Visit my Etsy Shop and leave a comment (somewhere) to let me know their favorite item.

2. Follow my facebook page and leave a comment.!/pages/Pine-Branch-Designs-Jewelry-Such/184825274881750?sk=app_169505045786


Cindy said…
Thanks! You are good!!!!!!
Louise Knits said…
i couldnt leave a message on your FB page so i left one as a review!
for the competition!

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