Keep Calm and Carry On Necklace

13 May, 2010 by in etsy, UK 51 comments



Today’s Chile relief Etsy giveaway is from such a fun little shop!Hoolala is owned and operated by Sam Gannaway-Jones who has been designing and making things since she was little. She has been a freelance designer for the past 6 years.

Sam’s work is heavily influenced by the mad, bad Victorians, her grandmother’s vintage family album of photographs and her mother’s vintage charm bracelet.

She was seduced by tales of her great grand parents – one story in particular was irresistible – the romantic notion of her great grandfather defecting from Russia and arriving in England one day on a boat…He said he was the ship’s carpenter but in actual fact he looked more like Russian aristocracy…so she decided to make a charm bracelet that told his story and Hoolala was born.

“I am fascinated by the idea of the charm; in some cultures they are used to attract luck to the wearer whilst in others they are worn to ward off evil. My work centers around the idea of compulsion and repulsion, the morbid curiosity of the Victorians and my boxes of unusual treasures I have collected since childhood.”

Hoolala has been featured on many online blogs, e-zines and in several magazines including:

• The Sunday Times Style Magazine
• Jared Gold’s Black Chandelier Czarina Runway Show, Los Angeles USA
• Shop Local UK on Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/gift-ideas-shop-local-uk-with-hidenseek-2993/
• Italian Elle Magazine May
• cosmopolitan.co.uk August
• Red Magazine UK September
Mizz Magazine UK September
•• INDIE Magazine Vienna Smitten by Britain October Issue

• London Fashion Week February
• The Wonder Room Selfridges London March
All designs are the property of Miss Samantha Gannaway-Jones and Hoolala
©2010 Hoolala

Sam has been commissioned to make custom charm bracelets from clients all over the world and has also made collections for several boutiques, including The Black Chandelier in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, Habit in Chicago, Libertine in Australia and more throughout the UK.

When she is not chasing lambs and collecting odd tea cups she is busy taking photographs and thinking of charming and disturbing stories to incorporate into her jewellery designs.

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What people are saying about Hoolala…..

“Helpful, organized and highly honest seller — who also makes beautiful things! (even the packaging is gorgeous.)”

‘I cannot recommend Hoolala highly enough. Excellent service all round, excellent communication and a thoroughly nice person too boot! The necklace is even more beautiful than it looks in the picture and is presented very beautifully. I shall certainly be shopping here again!’

‘The ring is even better than I’d hoped, while the little extras and wrapping made me grin for a good half hour. I fully wish every seller was like yourself, so thank you! EVERYONE i know shall now be forced to experience your quirky-victorianbritish-vintage!’

“Rocks harder than Motorhead!”


To Enter to win
a Keep Calm and Carry On Necklace as well as Hoolala gift bag:
Leave your name and email address below
+20 for any donation made to Chile relief efforts at heatoddgardner@yahoo.com via PayPal
+5 for posting this giveaway on your blog or facebook, leave the link
+3 for each retweet @FireIcePhotos
+2 for hearting her store on etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/hoolala
+2 for following us on Twitter @FireICephotos
Total your entries and enter in your comment

Contest ends
June 13, 2010 and is open internationally

51 Responses to “Keep Calm and Carry On Necklace”

  1. Elena

    Elena R.
    queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

    +2 for hearting her store on etsy (endlessummer)

    Total 2

    Reply
  2. TigerLily

    yuri k

    yuri.kristi at gmail dotcom

    +2 i heart her store on etsy

    Total : 3 entries

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  3. ipehishere

    enter meee pls ^^
    i hearted etsy store and ur followers on twitter
    etsy and twitter name : ipehishere

    ipehishere[at]gmail[dot]com

    thank you, and hv a nice day ! 🙂

    Reply
  4. fede

    federica

    fedechica85 at hotmail dot com

    +2 for hearting her store as fedechica

    Reply
  5. nfmgirl

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    nfmgirl
    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    +2 I heart her store

    +2 I follow on twitter: @nfmgirl

    Reply
  6. Joyson

    Joyson,
    bugs(dot)bittle23{AT}gmail(dot)com

    +3 for each retweet @FireIcePhotos
    1)http://twitter.com/confrosh/status/14753010653

    2)http://twitter.com/confrosh/status/14753007345

    3)http://twitter.com/confrosh/status/14753003999

    4)http://twitter.com/confrosh/status/14753001554

    5)http://twitter.com/confrosh/status/14752998942

    +2 for hearting her store on etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/hoolala
    {DONE. Under the name Joyson}

    +2 for following us on Twitter @FireICephotos
    {DONE. Under the name @confrosh}

    Total(including main entry): 20

    Thanks! 🙂

    Reply
  7. Anonymous

    +2 for hearting her shop

    Julia
    far.secco.qualcuno (at) gmail (.dot.) com

    Reply
  8. Betsabè

    betsabè
    ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

    +2 follow twitter (dakha)

    total: 3

    Reply
  9. Eko0724

    So beautiful!
    Amy Willingham
    willingamy AT gmail.com
    +20 for any donation made to Chile relief
    +12 for each retweet (this week Rt 3-4xsofar)
    +2 for hearting her store on etsy
    +2 for following us on Twitter
    Total= 36

    Reply
  10. KanaAzuki

    The crown omg I love crowns! I also love this, “thinking of charming and disturbing stories.”

    Sounds interesting~

    amanda.kana.lo(at)live.ca

    Reply
  11. Jeyam

    Jessica – mystella(at)hotmail.it

    +20 for any donation made to Chile relief effort – with mystella(at)hotmail.it
    +5 for posting this giveaway on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/jeyam5?v=wall&story_fbid=130769483607546
    +3 for each retweet @FireIcePhotos –
    https://twitter.com/JJeyam/status/15990220944
    https://twitter.com/JJeyam/status/15990357415
    https://twitter.com/JJeyam/status/15990382874
    https://twitter.com/JJeyam/status/15990405714
    https://twitter.com/JJeyam/status/15990463465
    https://twitter.com/JJeyam/status/15990490412
    https://twitter.com/JJeyam/status/15990513861
    +2 for hearting her store on etsy – I’m Jeyam5
    +2 for following @FireICephotos – my name’s JJeyam

    total: 50

    I LOVE THIS NECKLACEEEEEEEEE!!!
    Her shop it’s truly awesome!

    Reply
  12. Gabriela

    Nice giveaway, enter me please. The necklace is gorgeous!!!
    My name is Gabriela and my email conbdebelleza(at)gmail(dot)com

    +5 I posted about your giveaway on my blog: http://conbdebelleza.blogspot.com/2010/06/junio-ha-llegado-cargadito-de-sorteos.html (you can use the Google Traductor button on the right to traduce it).

    +3 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ConBdeBelleza/status/16064607424
    +3 http://twitter.com/ConBdeBelleza/status/16071191622

    +2 For hearting her store on etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/hoolala (username: ConBdeBelleza)

    +2 I`m following you on Twitter
    (username: ConBdeBelleza)

    Total entries: 16

    Thanks!

    Reply

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