Handmade Feature and Giveaway – Elizabeth Sorrey

July 29, 2009 separator giveaway

This week’s handmade feature is yet another recent addition to our Etsy community. Elizabeth Sorrey opened shop on May 19 with her gorgeous hair accessories. You guys know how I just love to feature newbies, but this one’s really done it all right; she has a nice, simple banner and fabulous photos. Liz’s product is trendy and just darling, and her prices are well beyond reasonable.

Q. What’s the story behind Elizabeth Sorrey | Handcrafted Hair Accessories?
From being extremely busy in university, I had forgotten how much I loved creating in my spare time. I started making hair accessories for myself, and when I wore them I always received positive feedback. I was encouraged to start selling them, so I started my Etsy shop as something I could do on the side as a hobby. I also started my shop to hopefully inspire others to create and make things by hand, as well.

Q. When and where did your passion for creating arise?
A. Ever since I was little – creating has always been a part of me, and I believe it always will be. Art has always been one of my biggest passions, and it is awesome to be able to share the common interest with others in the Etsy community.

Q. Describe yourself in exactly ten words.
Optimistic, dreamer, imaginative, artistic, curious, calm, relaxed, loving, blessed, listener.

Q. What is the biggest obstacle you’ve come across as a new Etsy shopowner? Do you have any advice for your fellow newbies?

A. It is easy to get lost in the thousands of other shops, but listing and relisting items always helps to bring my shop more views. Probably my best way of promoting though is actually wearing my accessories or giving them away to friends. It gets noticed outside of Etsy, so I will get requests for them through word-of-mouth instead.

Q. Favorite food?

A. I love raspberry frozen yogurt – especially eating it at the beach. : )

Q. Who’s your style icon?
A. I really love Zooey Deschanel’s style. As for my hair bands, I am inspired by the 1920’s flapper—with a modern twist.

Q. What’s your biggest goal in life?
It would be to adventure all around the world while teaching English and art AND to live happily ever after painting and creating on the beach : ).

Q. What does your typical day look like? A. I either go to work at the café or go to school to study art, craft/or paint and spend time with my amazing boyfriend adventuring outside.

Q. If you could speak any language fluently, which would you choose and why?
I would love to learn many languages fluently because of my passion for traveling. I am planning on getting Teaching Engl
ish as a Second Language certificate because it would give me many opportunities to travel and surround myself in other cultures.
But, if I had to choose one in particular, I’d choose Finnish because half of my family is fluent in the language, and I would love to be able to fully communicate with my grandma.

Q. You have a free ten-day trip anywhere in the world. Where are you going?
Ah, there are so many places I would love to go to, but right now Thailand is at the top of my list because of its incredible sc
enery and outdoor adventures.

Q. What’s your favorite: Etsy shop, blog, and band?
A. Its hard to pick a favorite Etsy shop—I have so many! I love the screenprinted T-shirts from
HandnShadow, jewlery by FleurAvenue, and art by Yellena. I don’t really have a favorite blog, but I like to read articles on Etsy.
Lately, I have been listening to a lot of Mother Mother—an amazing Canadian band from Vancouver, BC.

You can find these great hair accessories at Elizabeth Sorrey on Etsy!

The Giveaway

Liz is giving away one winner’s choice of anything from her fabulous shop! My readers will also get 20% anything from her shop throughout the giveaway. Just leave the code ‘shrimp’ in the message to seller box at checkout, and your money will be refunded via PayPal. The giveaway will end at midnight on August 9, and the winner will be announced the following day.

  • To enter, you must visit Elizabeth Sorrey and choose a favorite product and/or suggest a new product, design, or color. Leave one comment here with your answer. This step is mandatory before earning additional entries. Feel free to heart the shop as well! Make sure that you leave your e-mail address in at least your first entry.

Additional Entries

  • Become a follower of Shrimp Salad Circus using the ‘subscribe’ options on the left sidebar. Leave one comment telling me you did so.
  • If you’re already a follower, then you’re absolutely fabulous, and thank you! Leave two comments telling me such.
  • Follow Shrimp Salad Circus on Twitter, and tweet about this giveway for one extra entry Copy and paste the following message: Elizabeth Sorrey | Handmade Hair Accessories is giving away a gorgeous peacock feather hairband http://tinyurl.com/lkfpjh at @ShrimpSalad!!! OR Make sure you include @ShrimpSalad at the end of your tweet so that I’ll know. Leave one comment with your Twitter address.
  • Put a Shrimp Salad Circus button {Vintage Musings} on your blog sidebar for two extra entries. The button is located on our right sidebar. Leave two comments with a link to your blog after adding the button.
  • Blog about this giveaway and include a link and a photo of the giveaway item from above for three extra entries. Leave three separate comments with a link to the post.
  • Purchase something from Elizabeth Sorrey for five extra entries. Leave five separate comments with a link to your transaction page. You could end up with something great for you and a friend. This is a great deal with that 20 percent discount!!!



  1. I am in LOVE with the Mixed Pheasant Feather Skinny Hairband! So cute, I would wear that everywhere!

  2. I am literally in love with the Green Lady Amherst Feather Hairband. I just might have to come back and buy that!

    lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

  3. Beautiful artist, thank you!! I love the slim mixed pheasant headband.
    msakelley at gmail dot com

  4. I love “Mixed Pheasant Feather Skinny Hairband” 🙂

    meninheira at gmail dot com

  5. I’m already a follower (and now a subscriber via reader!)



  6. I’m already a follower (and now a subscriber via reader!)



  7. I love the Green Lady Amherst Feather Hairband!

    I’d love to see some of the curly ended feathers, some feathers on hair combs (think flamenco comb) and maybe some deep reds in the hair clips.

    Oh, and I favorited her shop! (Polishedpeacock)


  8. My favorite item is the Guinea and Peacock Feather Clip

  9. I would totally wear the Green Lady Amherst headband with my wedding dress. That’s just beautiful. I’d love to see something in all black with beads.

  10. I love the giveaway. but, from her shop I love the trendy feather headband.


  11. I’m alreadya google friend connect follower!
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  12. I’m already a follower with google friend connect.
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  13. My favorite product is the Mixed Pheasant Feather Headband!
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  14. I thought the Blue Pheasant Hairclip was very pretty; my suggestion would be to find something other than a button for it’s design. THe button really dresses down that gorgeous clip…I’m not sure what else you could use….there must be embellishments out there…something scroll like, or glitzy? But not a button….
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

  15. Lovely stuff! My most fave piece is the Green Lady Amherst Feather Hairband!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

  16. I love the Unique Peacock Elastic Hairband!
    i would love to have it 🙂

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

  17. This giveaway is perfect for me because I am OBSESSED with peacock feathers (as evidenced by my blog). My fav would definitely have to be the Guinea and Peacock feather clip. LOVE IT!
    Hope I win!

  18. I like the Unique Peacock Elastic Hairband, but I think that it should hve a darker button since the current one is taking the attention way from the feathers !

    I’d also love to see something in parrot feathers…


  19. amazing stuff!

    I really like the Mixed Pheasant Feather Skinny Hairband…and i think she should do some more hairbands with buttons, i think theyre really cool!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

  20. The green lady amherst feather hairband is lovely!

    Best of luck everyone! =)

    (email in blogger profile)

  21. I really absolutely LOVE the Green Lady Amherst Feather Hairband. And I know these are hair accessories but I love pretty bookmarks and pagekeepers for books. I bet you could make a beautiful one with feathers. Thanks!

  22. So many beautiful products there…my favorite is the Guinea and Peacock Feather Clip

  23. I absolutely adore the Green Lady Amherst Feather Hairband!

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

  24. Did I already say I was a long time follower?
    Two entries for already reading your fabulousness?
    I am quite the lucky gal today.

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