Monday, June 3, 2013

Geek Girls Gab Giveaway with SHOW PONY

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Shelby Isaac is the owner-maker-designer-curator of SHOW PONY on Etsy. Founded in 2010, SHOW PONY features jewelry and other handmade products inspired by popular series such as Harry Potter, A Song Of Ice And Fire, The Hunger Games, Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Mortal Instruments, The Hobbit, and many more. Everything is stamped, carved, painted, polished, and finished by hand near Baltimore, Maryland. Shelby is 19 years old and would like to expand her shop and one day be a part of the group of Quit Your Day Job sellers on Etsy.

The Nerdy Girlie:  What is your 1st nerd memory?
Shelby:  As far back as I can think… I remember reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as an eight year old and practicing spells with twigs in my woods. As an only child, I had a lot of time to practice standard spells.

TNG:  How and why did you start crafting/sewing? 
Shelby:  I have always loved crafting. It started out small, then I began making jewelry to sell and making costumes for cosplay and midnight premieres of motion pictures.
TNG:  When and why did you decide to start your own Etsy shop?
Shelby:  Oddly enough, I started out making my original items out of frustration. My first purchase on Etsy was an overpriced Harry Potter inspired vial necklace. When it arrived, it was broken, leaking through the package. Not a "thank you" note to be found. I knew I could make something better for a cheaper price, so that's what I did. One of the best decisions that I have ever made.

TNG:  YOUR favorite Etsy shop?
Shelby:  Ooh… I could never choose. I’ll give you a few.
For clothing:
For geeking out:
For vegan sweets (omnivores can appreciate these too!):

TNG:  What is your favorite thing/things to nerd out about?
Shelby:  As far as series go... I love Rowling, Martin, Tolkien, and some newer authors like Cassandra Clare and Suzanne Collins. I am new to Dr. Who but I find it so amusing!

TNG:  Any tips for San Diego Comic Con?
Shelby:  I have only ever been to WonderCon in Anaheim, but I think this applies… Make connections and friendships! I had the privilege of spending personal time with Cassie Clare just by knowing the right nerds, Also, going in costume can seem intimidating, but it will strike up conversation and lead to meeting new friends and fellow fans.

TNG:  Girlie things you love?
Shelby:  I love dresses and skirts, I think that I only own one pair of pants. I’m a high heel fanatic too!

GIVEAWAY!!!!
Shelby has been gracious enough to offer up two of her AMAZING pieces of jewelry to a two lucky/amazing readers of our blog!  These would be PERFECT for your Everyday Cosplay {guess I need to do a Harry Potter one!}!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will announce the winners on Sunday June 9th.  Please one entry per person and GOOD LUCK! 

35 comments:

  1. I would totally choose the Mischief Managed bracelet!!

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  2. I cosplay as River Song so the necklace is just perfect!

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  3. Uhm, this is awesome! My two favorite fandoms are Harry Potter and Doctor Who =)

    steph.crandall@ymail.com

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  4. AnonymousJune 04, 2013

    What a great contest! Good luck everyone!

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  5. I would love the necklace!

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  6. Great store and great items, I already had taken a look, love the Allons'y ring!
    Would love the River Song necklace!
    @LenoreBracklay

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  7. I would love the River Song necklace! The banner design is just too perfect with the quote :)

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  8. I would love the Hello Sweetie necklace to give to my Who-loving girlfriend for her birthday! Thank you!

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  9. I'd like to win the Hello Sweetie necklace b/c I'm a new fan of Doctor Who and don't really have any merch for it. :)

    vintagevictoria71089@yahoo.com

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  10. I'd totally do a River cosplay everyday with the necklace. And I think I'm collecting nerdy bracelets.

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  11. I adore the River Song necklace! She is my favorite character from Doctor Who (besides the Doctor, of course ;]) by far.

    kpowajbo7@gmail.com

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  12. WooT! Would love to win. So Cute! Agreed WhoPots are the best peeps to party with.

    cinncrazy@hotmail.com

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  13. Awesome giveaway! I'm torn between which one I would want... I love them both!

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  14. I really love the bracelet, but I would like to win the necklace because I think it would be an awesome thing to wear for the 50th anniversary!

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  15. I would love the bracelet as I can be quite mischievous!

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  16. I love the silver Doe Patronus necklace. Super cool! (Pfft. I just had to add patronus to my dictionary.)

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  17. I would love to win the Bracelet for my favorite HP fan, Abby, who had a heart transplant last year.

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  18. I think I've got one of your bracelets already, so I'd want the necklace! my email is mugdhadidi@hotmail.com.

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  19. I would absolutely love to win either of them (huge HP fan, even bigger Whovian), but if pressed I would prefer the necklace because I have strangely small wrists compared to the rest of me, and I basically cannot wear bracelets that don't tie on. I wouldn't want to lose it. :(

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  20. Both items are brilliant. You definitely need to do an everyday HP cosplay. SO MANY good choices!!

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  21. Love your etsy shop! Even if I don't win the giveaway I'm deff. going to have to get my hands on one of these items!

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  22. I am a huge Potter fan & whovian... But as much as I crave any of the items, I have to say the necklace: I just love River. I think that the Doctor/River romance is probably the one that best shows the whimsicalness and craziness of a love story through time and space. [Susana Silva s_suzy88(at)hotmail.com]

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  23. Definitely the Michief managed one. So cool!

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  24. AnonymousJune 05, 2013

    LOVE the mischief managed bracelet <3
    -Nikki Jones

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  25. I can't decide!! I'd have to go with the mischief managed bracelet. LOVE the other HP goodies from the shop too! Favoriting a few now!

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  26. I love the "hello sweetie" necklace! I'd lovvvve to have it because River and The Doctor are my favorite together. :)

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  27. would love the bracelet as I love Harry Potter and mischief! :)

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  28. Hmm, that's hard. I love both series, but I'd have to say the Harry Potter bracelet. I've been a Harry Potter nerd for so long, while I only recently got into Doctor Who. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  29. I would love the Mischief Managed bracelet, but the Hello Sweetie Necklace is a wonderful second choice. ;) Potterheads and Whovians, best giveaway EVER! I'm in love with Show Pony.

    live.and.breathe.words@gmail.com

    PD: I hope it's a global giveaway, I'm from Chile!

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  30. Gah. Totally digging that "Mischief managed" bracelet! So cute.

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  31. I've been a huge Harry Potter fan since the series first came out, so I'd love the bracelet!

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  32. My girlfriend would live this for sdcc

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  33. Oh, I'd love either one of them! Both HP and DW are awesome. . . but I think I'd have to go with the 'Hello Sweetie' necklace. :]

    i.am.zaby.campbell@gmail.com

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  34. Both are great but I would really love the Mischief Managed bracelet. :)
    babymommy03@gmail.com

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  35. Both are great. I dig the bracelet more, but the wife would be happy with either!

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