A pretty way to start your year, a giveaway by Angelorian Tradition (ends 1.30)

Pretty, pretty, pretty…. the best way to describe everything in Angelorian Tradition, a shop run by Crystal Johnson. I have creative envy just looking at the beauty and cleverness each item in her shop contains. Meet Crystal below, and enter a giveaway to win something special from her lovely etsy store!

When did you start creating your lovely gifts and accessories?
I have been a crafter since childhood, but would probably narrow my current sense of style and types of creative mediums down to about a decade ago at the end of high school. I started selling jewelry and wire sculpture works in my junior year to start saving for college and of course a car and my sales really helped pay for both. It really inspired me and now I am both a crafter and an entrepreneur and proud to be!

What is your favorite piece you’ve ever made?
A favorite question, those have always been tough for me as I never truly have a favorite anything, life just seems too diverse to choose one of anything! If I have to make a choice, it is going to be a sentimental one of mine I guess. I made a hand woven blanket for my grandmother in her favorite colors which she still cherishes today and that is incredibly important to me. It took 45 minutes to an hour to do each block and it contained 120 blocks as I remember it. I worked on it over a three year period and was kind of tired of pink and purple and yellow by its conclusion. But, really it is a very special piece to me and yes, we can call it a favorite!

What (or who) sparks your urge to create something new?
Time alone honestly does it for me. In the quiet times my mind wanders where it may and inevitably something creative comes of it.

Do you have an “idea file” of some kind? How do you keep yourself on track?
Pinterest for one and yes I have a physical pre-Pinterest file I still add to a lot as well. Sometimes just looking through the colors and patterns and details of these many thousands of images just sparks something wonderful! My driven personality honestly is what keeps me pretty close to on track anyway, it just comes natural to me to keep going:)

What advice do you have for someone who has creative ideas and would love to begin selling their work?
Take good pictures if your selling on-line, yes I know it’s tough, it is a process really; I still haven’t found the perfect mix for me and I have been at it awhile… but it really does make a difference. Also always use creative packaging, those touches are still the thing that push any craft seller over the top I think and I constantly work to improve mine. Keep it cohesive in some way and creative in every way, it truly makes a difference.

Where do you see your shop in two years from now?
I would hope still steadily creating and innovating. It is something I am passionate about and I hope to only improve with time, both professionally and personally!

What’s your favorite after creating activity?
Baking and playing cards with friends and family. I also like to read when I have a chance, especially material that teaches me something, some don’t classify that as joy reading, but I personally do.

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Win a gorgeous custom initial necklace like this one from Crystal of Angelorian Tradition!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1098740191 Birgit Lehner

    I love the Butterfly Cameo Bookmark!

  • Odette Arroyo

    I love the stamped penny keychains.

  • solarride rivernik

    I love the

    1 Penny Date Penny Key Chain Custom

  • Kat E.

    Love the cupcake liners in a sweet bavarian blue flower pattern!

  • Jenny OH

    Love the wool felt rosette hairclips.

  • Kat

    Love the Hot Chocolate hand-stamped spoon set!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1411902250 Harley QuiEenn
  • debbie jackson

    embroderied sheep bib debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  • jennifer

    i like the your hot chocolate, my hot chocolate spoon set :D

  • Kristie Fowler

    I love the Crochet Baby Shoes

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.becker.127 Lauren Becker

    I really love this- http://www.etsy.com/listing/114873059/custom-state-quarter-keychain
    I hearted it on etsy- shootingstarsmag there

  • Ashley

    These items are so very cute! Great giveaway!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

  • MaryBT

    I love this peacock necklace – it’s so unique! :) Thank you for hosting this giveaway. http://www.etsy.com/listing/98663236/peacock-necklace-or-brooch (My Etsy user name is MaryBT)

  • jenna b
  • Grace L

    My Favorite Item is the
    Fun Dangle Earrings

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelsea.eaton.7 Kelsea Eaton

    135 year old Tea Spoon Bees Prefer You Use Sugar in Your Tea Metal Stamped mundaneminnie at gmail dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/chummm Chum Basubas

    I love the 2 Penny Date Penny Key Chain Custom.. so cute!

  • Maureen Stevens

    Great interview and beautiful baubles from Angelorian Tradition! Thanks for introducing us ;)

  • Keara B.

    I just love the 2 Penny Date Penny Key Chain Custom- such a cute idea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000416286959 Cassie Ragsdale

    I love all the vintagey old timey amazingness. How adorable. I love all of it
    <3
    Cassie
    butterykittens@yahoo.com
    dailydirtydiaper.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackeline.davila.127 Jackeline Davila

    I LOVE everything but the Nesting Coffee Cups are really special!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mpaula.whelan MPaula Whelan

    Peacocks are so fine … I love the Peacock Necklace or Brooch

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.w.nolan.1 Kim Wood Nolan

    The Resin Flower Charm Necklace is my favorite!

  • wendyhatton
  • Laura

    I like the

    Floral Lariat

  • alessandra lalla
  • gnomy gnome

    The Cereal Killer Metal Stamped Spoon is so adorable! ^-^

  • Jennifer Reed

    Favorite item –
    103 Year Old Spoon Stamped Start Your Day Right Coffee

  • angie
  • Jil Meier

    this is my favourite from the shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/102820139/vintage-brooch

  • Hotsy Malone

    Love the custom metal guitar pick, would wear as a necklace. http://www.etsy.com/listing/113447602/custom-metal-guitar-pick-necklace-or

  • Nancy
  • Inga

    One of my favorite items is the Pearl Necklace with Interchangeable Components.

  • http://twitter.com/stephy905 Stephanie LaPlante

    Peacock Necklace or Brooch
    Rafflecopter Name: Stephanie LaPlante

  • Claire

    103 Year Old Spoon Stamped Start Your Day Right Coffee

  • http://www.facebook.com/saralie.chuckles Saralie Chuckles

    I have too many to decide!

  • Dita Nur Lathifa

    I like the floral lariat~

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alison-Braidwood/100001082461303 Alison Braidwood

    I love the Resin Cabbage Rose earrings.

  • Marlene V.

    I like the
    Such Is Life Metal Stamped Set

  • Barbara Beaver
  • http://www.facebook.com/faye.moffatt.5 Faye Moffatt

    My favourite is the topaz and silver earrings

  • Tanzyn

    I love the Resin Cabbage Rose Earrings :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/maegan.morin.3 Maegan Morin

    I think these baby loafers are just adorable: http://www.etsy.com/listing/108255969/baby-boy-chrochet-loafers

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002878294961 Kirsty Fox
  • http://twitter.com/ohrusty Emelina Hagerskans
  • lisa l.

    i love the pearl necklace

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.osborne.735 Karen Osborne

    love the pearl necklace with interchangeable components!

  • Carolyn

    Peacock Necklace or Brooch is really cool

  • http://www.susand1408crochetaddict.co.uk/ Susan D1408
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Despina-Veneti/1210902643 Despina Veneti

    I adore Pearl Necklace with Interchangeable Components
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

  • Marianna
  • Julie B.

    The Generosity Box is such a fantastic gift idea. I favorited it. Maybe someone will buy it for me.

  • Morgan

    Peacock Themed Whimsy Box

  • Holly

    The Floral Lariat

  • Daraya

    I love the Cereal Killer Metal Stamped Spoon! Lol! I would give it to my brother – he eats cereal every day! :)

  • Susan W

    Gosh I love the whole site, but a few of my fav’s are: Cereal Killer spoon, the Blue floral pillowcases, the peacock whimsy box, and the Resin Flower Charm Necklace

  • Beth Crutcher
  • Bidisha Banerjee

    My favourite item from the shop –

    Peacock Necklace or Brooch

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/98663236/peacock-necklace-or-brooch

  • Kendra

    Joshua 24:15 Metal Stamped Serving Spoon

  • trillina palemi
  • Naznin

    Gorgeous Vintage Crystal Earrings

  • elven j

    Everything Stops For Coffee Metal Stamped Spoon

  • Alice Beerland
  • Tanya Minxy

    My favorite item is 2 Penny Date Penny Key Chain Custom

  • Oksana

    I love and hearted Timeless China Teacup and Saucer! (oksana2372)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/112469985/timeless-china-teacup-and-saucer

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://www.facebook.com/hana.clay Hana Clay

    My fave item is the Pearl Necklace with Interchangeable Components

    Thankyou for this lovely giveaway! ^^
    hana_clay@yahoo.com

  • crystal

    i like the Tea Ball w/Yellow Charm

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.yaroscavitch Mary Yaroscavitch

    Set of 4 Fabulous Floral Shell Buttons

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000616823602 Katrina Fries

    Love the peacock necklace.

  • http://twitter.com/qtksjkmommy nikki sue krutz

    i love the Such Is Life Metal Stamped Set (spoons)

  • dana oh

    im digging the cupcake liners.. especially this minty floral set. http://www.etsy.com/listing/110620400/25-party-pretty-cupcake-liners

  • http://profiles.google.com/kiddomsg Suzanne Gregg

    I love the Whimsey bags.

  • aree1997

    My favourite item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/102694970/party-pretty-cupcake-kit :) I am a cup cake lover <3

  • Gabrielle Miller

    The Tea For Me For You Set is the cutest tea set ever! The spoons are a lovely gift for two and the cups are super beautiful!

  • Mona
  • Deborah

    I really like those Whimsy bags

  • http://www.facebook.com/mkcarolino Melody Kay Carolino
  • http://www.facebook.com/leslie.j.richman.5 Leslie Joseph Richman

    Love the Everything Stops For Coffee Metal Stamped Spoon.

  • angelababy2007

    Custom Metal Guitar Pick Necklace

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1139705424 Erin M Collins

    I like the
    Resin Cabbage Rose Earrings in Timeless Turquoise

  • http://www.facebook.com/michelle.frame.12 Michelle Frame

    I love the

    Gorgeous Vintage Crystal Earrings

  • Terri Herman

    my fav item was the rose book mark with ribbon.

  • Cynthia

    I love the resin cabbage rose earrings <3

  • Heather

    I love the vintage crystal necklaces!

  • mary fanara coleman

    I just love the

    Gorgeous Vintage Crystal Earrings

  • http://www.facebook.com/elle.tucker.10 Elle Tucker

    I love the tea set with the milk glass cups!

  • http://twitter.com/pixystik4u pixystik4u

    i like the stamped spoons

  • Tina

    l love the pearl necklace with the interchangeable parts. This is very beautiful.

  • Bethany

    I like the Rose Cabbage earrings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amy.peschel.1 Amy Peschel

    Custom Monogram Necklace With Vintage Crystal and Pearl Dangle

  • Jasanna

    the gorgeous vintage crystal earrings!

  • Kimberly Bartlett

    I love all the pretty cupcake liners –

    25 Party Pretty Cupcake Liners

  • http://phenomenalyouthcanada.blogspot.ca/ LC

    i love the pearl necklace.

  • Becky G.

    My favorite item is the

    Custom Lucky Penny, Lucky Year, Lucky You. So cool!

  • Christina

    I like 6 Fabulous Gifts In A collection

  • http://twitter.com/mustangmeg6 Megan Parsons

    I like the
    Resin Flower Charm Necklace

  • Cassie Korando

    I love the 2 Penny Date Penny Key Chain Custom!

  • NGS

    I love the penny wedding favors. My sister is getting married soon – maybe I’ll bring this up as an idea for her favors!!

  • Aaiza Awan

    The pearl necklace with interchangeable components

  • Risya

    My favorite is the Tea Ball with Floral Charm because it is pretty and unique. I’ve never seen a costumized tea ball before and the one in the shop is lovely. <3

    blog: risyaayu.blogspot.com
    email: risya271(at)yahoo(com)

  • Michelle Bernasconi

    I love the 2 Penny Date Penny Key Chain Custom

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612322053 Jennifer Barr

    Set of 3 Floral Dish Cloths

  • Renee Richardson

    I love the Vintage Butter Knife – Butter Me Up. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  • http://beautyfoodlife.blogspot.com/ Rossy
  • 2justByou

    One of my favorites is the Hot Chocolate spoon set. It’s so cute!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/117091454/my-hot-chocolate-your-hot-chocolate
    Thanks for the chance,
    Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/natasha.dearness Natasha Dearness

    Well, I’ve been friends with Crystal long before the birth of this site and have not only seen a lot of her creations, I have a couple. I have to agree with her that it’s really hard to choose a favorite. But if I had to chose, I’d say anything hand stamped. They are so whimsical and cute! She also uses the cute or funny sayings like, “Coffee: if you’re not shaking, you need another cup.”

  • http://twitter.com/megancrose megancrose

    Love the resin flower charm necklace – so cute!

  • Patti

    I love the Pearl necklace with interchangeable components. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

  • http://twitter.com/eclecticindiv Marybeth Mank

    I love ALL the jewelry, especially the lucky penny earrings. I also like the guitar pick and state quarter keyrings.

  • sarah

    i love the Nesting Coffee Cups Set of 4 with Chintz Pattern & Gold Plate

  • http://www.facebook.com/iiiyadirf Michelle Tucker

    I really like the Summer Daisy Garland.