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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nautilus maritime Etsy shop Review and Giveaway

Hello and welcome back to Women-Prenuer Galore 
after a great Christmas well spent with all your families.

Today I'd love to present to you Nautilus Maritime shop where the owner makes wonderful items out of special cording made of seine twine.
She uses it to fabricate jewelry or other items and uses an old art of knotting like the sailors' art of marlinespike seamanship.
She makes the most beautiful items and uses the seine twine to make jewelry with it, like bracelets, necklaces, bottle covers, her work is truly intriguing.  I really love her work and this is one of the reasons I wanted to review her shop. The owner's name is Audra.  She is very nice to work with also.

Audra also sent me a beautiful knotted bracelet  to review.
It came in quite fast even though I live in Canada.  It also came in the most beautiful little box which was stamped with her shop logo, a beautiful seashell printed on the top.Which I thought was a great touch.
And inside the box wrapped in paper, was the beautiful knotted bracelet, which I've worn it almost every day since.  With it's brown color, it goes with almost anything,  It's very well made, and it's not something you see everyday. That's what I love.
Her shop is filled with beautiful treasures that seem to come from a distant past, but are in reality made in this present by loving hands.

Let 's learn a little more about Audra

My name is Audra Poor (yup, that's really my last name) and I am from Chehalis, Washington, USA.

All of my pieces draw from the age old maritime art of marlinspike seamanship, which refers broadly to all rope/rigging related skills of the sailor. I specialize in the "fancy work" aspect of marlinspike seamanship, that is taking knots and techniques invented for practical rigging use and employing them decoratively. I became interested in marlinspike seamanship when I began crewing on the tallship Lady Washington in 2002. I had never even heard of marlinspike seamanship before then, but I love making things with my hands and the versatility of marlinspike work really fascinated me. I learned the basics from my shipmates, and the more advanced techniques I learned from studying various sea-faring books such as Ashley's and Lever's Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor.

I continue to study marlinspike seamanship first hand by crewing aboard the brig Lady Washington. When I am not at sea, I spend my time in the woods with my Welsh ponies, and playing music. I have been a professional Irish musician since I was fifteen; I play Uilleann pipes, Irish flute, and Penny whistle.

It is hard to say which item I enjoy making the most. Most of my pieces are one of a kind, so each piece is a new experience. I guess my favorite thing to make it something new. I really enjoy making items that allow me to incorporate actual rigging elements, like selveges and baggywrinkles.

I have a Facebook page for my business; my website is still under construction.!/profile.php?id=100001755815197

My advice to crafters is to keep crafting and always look for new ways to use your skills.

Thanks Audra for taking time to answer to these questions.

Audra is also giving away a beautiful pair of earrings.

Here's what you have to do to win the beautiful pair of 
earrings from Nautilus Maritime Shop.

Ends  January 12nd 2011 midnight

This giveaway is open to US and Canada

Please leave your email address in your comment so I can reach you. You'll have 48 hours to reply to my email to claim your prise, if you don't I'll have to pick another winner.

Please read Giveaway Rules before entering this giveaway


You need to be a follower of my blog (Google Connect)
1-Visit Nautilus Maritime shop and come back here telling me which item you prefer.
Post in a comment  the user name that you use on Google Connect. and he item your prefer and don't forget your email so I can reach you if you win.

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Thanks and good luck to everyone

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