This week's EtsyInspired artist is Opal from Opalescence. How cute is that name really? Come on, I love plays on words! She was recommended by my friend and EIC player Carole. Opal spins the most BEAUTIFUL yarn I've ever seen! The colors are rich and gorgeous. And just look at that texture. Oh la la! If I could knit, I would definitely buy some of her yarn! Also, if you see something you love, you better buy it now since all of her fiber is hand dyed and each yarn is one of a kind. I would LOVE to see this yarn turned into a sweater or scarf, just stunning! Opal also makes different sized stitch markers, earrings, bracelets and pendants.
This week, Opal is giving away these amazing earrings valued at $28! She made everything, even the ear wires by hand! What a talented lady! Opal is also offering FREE shipping to all our blog readers with coupon code "heart hugs" until May 10, Mother's Day. If you'd like to win the earrings, just go to the Opalescence shop, choose any of her beautiful creations to be inspired by and make something. Post a link to your creation right here on this post by next Friday, May 1 at noon Pacific time to be entered in a random drawing to win.
Also, remember that May 1 is the deadline to be finished with ALL the EtsyInspired challenges for April if you would like to be in the design team contest. Just complete all FOUR challenges for the month of April. I will post a blog entry next Friday asking who would like to be entered for the DT spots, leave a comment there. One permanent design team position and the guest DT member for June will be chosen from those applicants! You still have time! Go be EtsyInspired!
Here is my card for the week. It is inspired by the amazing Aubergine Wensleydale Handspun yarn and this Butterfly Stitch Marker. I used the shades of purple from the yarn, the butterfly from the stitch marker, and also the little purple pearls from the stitch marker as my inspiration. This is Unity's Butterfly Beauty set.