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Meet MexiFolk + Giveaway

 Hi everyone, I’m Crystal! My Etsy shop is called MexiFolk Hand Stitched Earrings. I’m a graduate student from El Paso, Texas currently living in Tucson, Arizona. I found the love of my life in Arizona (getting married next November), as well as a love for hand-stitched beaded jewelry. I learned the peyote/gourd technique from a lovely (and patient!) Tohono O’Odham/Mexican woman named Thomasa. I can’t wait to graduate from school so that I can learn even more from her tremendous skill and creativity! I love indigenous folk art and I am thrilled to be able to carry on this tradition. I also come from a line of feisty and creative Mexican women. My great, great Grandmother Elisa was an inventive force and could make anything she saw or imagined — I think of her when I am crafting. 

MexiFolk Hand Stitched Earrings are created in the off-the-loom peyote/gourd technique and designed with an eye toward contemporary trend, urban and bohemian style. These earrings have become a staple in my wardrobe as well as those of my family and friends! I am always surprised at how versatile they are and how much they add to both casual and dressy outfits. 

I joined Etsy last December, and in February, along with muralist Manny Velazquez from Los Angeles, I co-founded Etsy’s Latino/a Creative Community. Please check out the awesome handmade and vintage treasures offered by our team: Latina/o Creative Community

Crystal has been kind enough to offer these beautiful hand stitched earring to ONE lucky Nina on the Moon reader!


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16 Comments

  • Reply Jen@thecraftingfiend

    those earrings are gorgeous! Am adding a few of her things to my favorites on etsy now 🙂

    December 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Nina Gonzalez

    @jen: glad you liked them too 🙂 they are so fresh and vibrant,right! good luck!

    December 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Le Chic World

    So talented and beautiful! i love ethnic looking jewellery. I actually moved all the way from Australia and now live in Texas to the love of my life, sort of similar stories 🙂 I love etsy, so many wonderful things to find on it.
    xx

    December 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Nina Gonzalez

    @le chic world: wow! i would love to hear more about your love story <3 . that's a big move, but love is always worth it!! xox

    December 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Breanna

    love them <3 thanks for letting me know about your giveaway!

    December 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Desiree @ Mano y Metal

    i found her on etsy and was so fascinated by her lovely beaded earrings! 🙂 so beautiful & VIBRANT! 😀

    exciting!
    xoxo.
    Des.

    December 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Damla (Sweepstake Lover)

    My etsy: Damla
    and I hearted: http://www.etsy.com/listing/81356966/black-beaded-earrings-tassle-peyote
    Thanks!

    December 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Miss Amy

    Stunning! I live in Arizona and I love the look of these more than anything I’ve seen. So great!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:59 am
  • Reply rockingmysocks

    Hi! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Those earrings look GORGEOUS 🙂

    December 15, 2011 at 6:17 am
  • Reply Kathy Detweiler

    Beautiful earrings!

    December 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Andie Peterson

    Wow! Stunning. I love the colors and creativity =) Sadly I am not on Twitter so if I am chosen as a winner I hope you will contact me through Etsy or Facebook. Keep up the great work! Lots of Love and Light Always and Forever!!
    Andie Peterson
    ArtByAndie (shop on Etsy)

    December 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply SaRaX

    so nice!!!

    December 17, 2011 at 6:18 am
  • Reply va

    faved item on etsy shop under squirrel33
    tumblemumbo at gmail.com
    thanks

    December 17, 2011 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    Wow! Those earrings are beautiful. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win them. 🙂

    December 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Crystal @ MexiFolk

    thanks to everyone for entering as well as the awesome compliments — i am humbled & so excited for this giveaway! muchisimas gracias to Nina for the opportunity to share my work with all of you. wishing everybody good luck & glad tidings for a very merry holiday season!!!:-)

    December 20, 2011 at 6:46 am
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