Monday, September 05, 2011

A Giveaway from One Man's Trash

I am thrilled to announce this fantastic giveaway from Rachel Miller, artist and owner of One Man's Trash. Rachel is a new mom who lives and works in Austin, Texas creating one-of-a-kind Bohemian jewelry and accessories. Her work is totally unique, colorful and easily wearable. The photos below were taken at a recent fashion show in Austin that showcased her beautiful work.




Some questions for Rachel...
What is the essence of One Man's Trash? 

I try to find beauty in common and unexpected items. Treasure in unexpected places if you will.  Much of what I use is would-be waste, scraps of tubing, rope, common household items, simple hardware store supplies-even things I find on the ground. That is not to say I don't occasionally find something at the bead store that I simply MUST HAVE but I aim to use it in an unexpected way with other, not-so-obvious materials.  I try to let the creativity of the design be more of the allure than the expense of the materials--it can be an exciting design challenge while also reducing a little bit of waste. 

What inspires you?

Much of what I do is with fiber and embroidery threads. This allows me to have a full palette of color to work with but in an unusual medium. While I have a signature style of bright, bold, ethnic pieces, no one piece is the same with my work and I am continuously trying something new.  I am inspired by EVERYTHING!  My pieces are designed for bold women who love looking great and a little different, yet they are priced for REAL people such as myself.  Most people don't have $500 to spend on a necklace but should be able to express themselves just as someone with access to high fashion-Responsible fashion. It is thrilling to be able to express myself creatively and have others respond the way they have.



Rachel has created a special necklace just for this giveaway!  In a recent email, she wrote "I know you told me not to make something special, but I was feeling inspired and want La Maison Boheme readers to really get a sense of what my work is about..and in lovely fall colors!"  Inspired, indeed!  This is a stunning two-strand fiber choker with a large faux jade bead in fuchsia, olive, chartreuse, rust, red, black and white fibers.  It could be yours...








 
Then come back and leave a comment about your favorite piece from Rachel's collection.  It's that easy!  Include your email or make sure we have a way to contact you when you win! The giveaway ends Sunday, September 11th at midnight. The winner will be chosen randomly (using random.org) and announced on Monday, September 12th.






Bonus Entries
Please make a separate comment for each of the bonus things that you do. If you are already doing one of these things, please leave a comment to let me know. The separate comments help me to stay organized and makes choosing a winner so much easier. It also ups your chances of winning!




1. Follow this blog = 1 comment entry
2. Become a fan on Facebook = 1 comment entry
3. Purchase something from One Man's Trash = 1 comment entry
4. Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave a link in your comment = 1 comment entry

49 comments:

Min said...

I like the summer punch bangle on the website, but I have to say the necklace you are giving away is my favorite piece! Thanks for a great giveaway.
Cowgirlmin07 AT gmail DOT com

Min said...

I have been a fan of yours on Facebook for some time. =)
cowgirlmin07 AT gmail DOT com

Min said...

I also follow your blog. Thanks again!
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Appletree said...

So cool! LOve her stuff. I espcially like the Brights and Braids bangle, and the necklace she made for the giveaway! Awesome.

Appletree said...

and of course I follow you

Appletree said...

and like you

darcy said...

great give away! i absolutely love: August Sunset Fiber and Wood Oversize Statement Necklace. it is gorgeous!

darcy said...

i just liked your facebook page!

darcy said...

i just posted on my twitter page https://twitter.com/#!/darcybot
cheers!!

Heidi said...

the chieftain fiber art and bead necklace. so much texture! and color!

Heidi said...

And I'm excited to say I just started following you.
P.S. would have done it even without the possibility of beautiful reward.

Anonymous said...

I love everything but I´d choose the August Sunset Fiber and Wood Oversize Statement Necklace.
Thanks for the giveaway!!
Peace and love from Spain!
Lula.
lulasm4(at)gmail(dot)com

Hausfrau said...

So hard to choose a fave, but I'll say the Cynthia fiber hoop earrings! I have added One Man's Trash to my favorite etsy shops and will gladly shop there in the future.

Btw, I already follow your blog.

Pookie Bunny said...

I can't believe I hadn't already liked you on Facebook. Rectified.

Pookie Bunny said...

In addition, I'd already added One Man's Trash to my favorite sellers on etsy, but my favorite piece I've ever seen from her is definitely the one you're giving away. Fingers crossed!

Mary said...

I love the summer punch bangle! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Mary said...

I'm already a follower!

Meera @ firstsense said...

WOW Sarah! I am blown away by Rachel's jewellery and love her design philosophy of turning one man's trash into another's treasure... because that's what her pieces are - treasure!

I have looked over and over at her amazing pieces and (this was a hard decision as I would buy the whole lot if I could) my favourite is the Blackbird Moon Fiber and Feather Tassel Necklace. The necklace for this giveaway is stunning too, I love the colours.

This is an amazing giveaway, thank you so much for the introduction to Rachel's jewellery (bookmarked for future visits) and the chance to win such a fabulous piece.

Love to you, sweet Sarah.

Meera xx

Meera @ firstsense said...

And of course I follow your blog via RSS, now also following via Google Connect.

Meera xx

Meera @ firstsense said...

And I am already a fan of La Maison Boheme on facebook. :-)

Meera xx

Lisa Fergus said...

Love these earrings!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/79814520/cynthia-fiber-hoop-earrings

lisafergus at yahoo dot com

Lisa Fergus said...

I follow your blog on google!

http://www.stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

Leslie T. said...

love the Maharani Fiber Necklace! would be great with a LBD!

Leslie

Catharine said...

I love the Shaman Mama Fiber necklace!

Tonya said...

SO hard to pick a favorite out of all those gorgeous pieces! But, I'm gonna say the Parakeet Island Fiber and Gold Earrings....

Ms. Amy said...

I follow you on Facebook and I love the Provencal-Fiber and Wood Bead Tassel Necklace ...as a preschool teacher, I love wearing fun colorful necklaces...I would totally wear this!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

shut the front door - i'm obsessed right now - SO ME - i would weaqr this baby like no other - it's killer!!!! FOLLOWING of course!

*kiss kiss*
Erika~Tiptoe Butterfly~

shinybutton said...

Hi Sarah!

How very cool this artist is!

I'm following LMB on GFC.

shinybutton said...

I like LMB on FB. (Just wish they had a Love button)

shinybutton said...

Retweeted from your Twittersite
http://twitter.com/#!/LaMaisonBoheme/status/111766067344457728

Jesselyn said...

I want the Esmerelda necklace! Or the Boelyn necklace. Actually I don't know if I would say no to any of her pieces! Plus she is a Texas girl!

Jesselyn said...

Oh, and I am following you on my Google Reader!

Alli said...

My favorite piece is the Tiki Totem Fiber Salvage and Wood Tassle necklace. I love chunky necklaces and the texture/color combo is great!

leah said...

My favourite piece is the Chieftain Fiber Art and Bead Necklace-August Multi...
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leah said...

i follow la maison boheme

leahdeighton at gmail dot com

leah said...

i like you on fb
leahdeighton at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I love this piece! Will have to check out her site! I am ablog follower.

Melissa said...

I am a fb follower too

Jenn said...

My absolute fav is the Marseilles Bangle Set. But, let's be real...I could and WOULD wear any of her pieces. Such great color!
XoXo
Jenn
Jennbm@gmail.com

Jenn said...

And of course(!) I'm a follower of your blog.

Jennbm@gmail.com

Jean said...

Love the Blackbird Moon Fiber and Feather Tassel Necklace- What a great artist!

jeanbg13@gmail.com

Jean said...

Also I am a Facebook Fan
jeanbg13@gmail.com

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

Such beautiful and unique items! I'm crushing on the sizzle charm bangle :)

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Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I follow this blog!

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A Perfect Gray said...

awesome, giveaway, sarah. love her natural fiber bangles. got my fingers crossed! donna

Unknown said...

I just follow you Sarah. I'm so proud to have known you, be in association with you, and now you are this amazing woman. Thanks for being you Sarah, that in itself is inspiration enough. Congratulations to Mama and Papa and Walker for taking one of many more giants leaps, the first day of school.
All my love,
lee

darcy said...

i think i forgot to leave my email last time drebekah@hotmail.com

Macarena said...

Already following you on blogger and facebook! Love all the necklaces! They are too gorgeous! Hope I'll win! macarenamartinez@yahoo.com XoXo

Happy Habitat said...

August Sunset Fiber and Wood Oversize Statement Necklace is the COOLEST. I'm a follower...

Love it!

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