Sep 26, 2014

Coryographies is the Etsy Seller of the Week! + Giveaway



My Etsy Seller of the Week is Coryographies. Cory Cuthbertson makes beautiful book jewelry. She's a PhD student who needs a creative outlet as well. As soon as she started using clay and wood she knew she had found her materials of choice.


I asked Cory a few questions about her art and her shop and you can find her answers below.

1) Where do you find your inspiration?

I get inspiration from things that make me happy - I love books and learning, and I love things in miniature. My home has a lot of books in it, since my husband and I are both students!


2) Could you tell me a bit more about your work and about your Etsy shop?

I run my business part time, as I'm a full time PhD student studying archaeology. It's flexible and creative, and working with wood and clay to me is a great way to relax and spend my time when I'm not buried in real books in the library! My Etsy store is a real job, and it helps pay the tuition, but it's also my hobby and my therapy :) I started three years ago for exactly that reason - I wanted something fun and creative to work on in the evenings when I came home from the office job that I had. I had tried knitting and crocheting, but wasn't very good at it! I wanted something more tactile, and tried Fimo. After a bit of practise and Youtube tutorial videos, I started experimenting and finding my own niche, which turned out to be the bookshelf necklaces I now sell. Now, if my shop ever closes for a while (I recently spent the summer away doing archaeology in France, and closed up for 6 weeks), I get really sad and miss making things for people!


3) What do you like best about running your Etsy shop?

I meet so many interesting people, many of them authors, teachers, librarians (or their partners!) who are getting a necklace to celebrate something, like a birthday or book release, and it's nice to hear about people's lives and their stories. I can't imagine ever quitting Coryographies, even after I finish my PhD and start a research career.


What I like about Cory's stunning book jewelry is how much attention she's paid to even the tiniest details. That makes her book cases so special and her earrings so pretty. I love how real it looks. Cory is a very talented person and I fell in love with her shop when I first saw the pink bookshelf necklace. There are many others I like as well. Each of them is equally stunning.


Visit Cory's Etsy shop and discover her bookish jewelry. There's so much to look at, you will certainly enjoy it. Her creations make perfect gifts for anyone who loves books.


Cory has made these earrings for one very lucky reader of my blog. They are amazing and I'm 100% sure the winner is going to like them a lot! This giveaway is international.


27 comments:

  1. I don't have a bookshelf xx

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  2. I LOVE these! Good luck with the DPhil Cory!

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  3. vacation souvenirs =)

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  4. plushies^^;; i have a soft heart and i can't resist them^^

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  5. Jessica (What To Style)September 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    This is so creative and cute!! =D

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  6. Along with books, you can find action figures on my book shelf.

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  7. Zara D. Garcia-AlvarezSeptember 26, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    I have picture frames and dolls.

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  8. Pictures, Jewelry, and Bookmarks.

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  9. Not that much room available between my book stacks, but there are a few Yankee Candles and teddy bears nestled between them.

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  10. On my bookshelf there is my jewellery including a braclet with girls fingerprints, scented candles and a teddy.

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  11. Cute stuff, toys, plushies, bookmarks and other kawaii stuff xD

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  12. Bookmarks and signed swags from authors.

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  13. Fake book boxes, foam houses, magazines and a Jason Kidd Bobble Head. Along with many other items.

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  14. I love these earrings!!! On my bedside table I had audio books, lip balm, hand cream (obs) x

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  15. Teddy Bear Music Boxes a matching set each from one of my grandma's and no they did not know each other or about them each having the matched one. Horse boxes. Angel Box. A few other nic naks.

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  16. Soft toys and snacks, oh yeah!

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  17. rocks, tin boxes, stuffed huskies, pictures... LOVE the bookish jewelry!

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  18. On my bookshelf, there are also my music CDs and movie DVDs.

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  19. Items that remind me of a book or a movie. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  20. I have a glass starfish and a glass sand dollar and a purse I bought in China.

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  21. I have the Dutch flag, my wedding bouquet which is cream and orange and lots of other orange goodies ^_^ Oh and a collection of bookmarks - I love bookmarks!

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  22. I also have pictures and book swag :)

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  23. A 'Me To You' bear I got for my birthday last year

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  24. I like all my fangirl things of shows I like! Supernatural, nightmare before Christmas, etc

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