Saturday, February 12, 2011

Darling Dilemma

In the Spotlight this week is Emma from Darling Dilemma. In Emma's words

"One person's dilemma is another person's delight."

Q & A
CC: How long have you been in business?

     Emma: 1 Year!! I actually just reached my one year etsy-versary & celebrated with sales & specials.
It was great fun & I've had the best year sharing what I do with the facebook & etsy universe!

CC: Is there a special place that inspires you?

     Emma: Definatly my new home of New Brunswick & especially Irving park with it's oceanshore & amazing forest trails! If you look at my photography & even my jewelry photos I think it is obvious. When the weather is good I often take my jewelry pieces outside with me & even over to Irving park to photograph them in nature.

CC: Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

     Emma: I've always repeated a line from the Ani Difranco song,Out of Habit "Art is why I get up in the morning, but my definition ends there" but also on a blog the other day I read 'make with the fabulous'... I love that idea!

CC: What inspired you to start your business?

     Emma: Etsy itself! From the moment a friend recommended it in passing I was hooked! I almost instantly knew I wanted an etsy shop, I just need the time & the product. Life was chaotic then & I just stuck to shopping but eventually the time came & I dedicated my creativity &
energy to making it happen. One year later, here I am!

CC: What's coming up next for you and your business?

     Emma: Well my ultimate goal, or dream is to have my own store one day... but until that can happen I will continue to make, create & share it all! I have just started to make my own beads & incorporate them into my pieces, so you can expect to see more of that & see how that
progresses. I'm also starting to include my photography for sale & down the line you will be able to buy reproductions of my art works! That should keep me busy along with my two jobs & family I think

You can find Emma and Darling Dilemma over at

Featured Items

LIME RICKEY rockstar glam necklace set

SWEETHEART romantic quartz necklace

LIFELONG romantic beaded strand

PUNK PINK chunky choker

PEACE LOVE UNDERSTANDING purple blue green necklace

TEAL U R MINE recycled glass necklace

SUNSHINE beaded necklace

PERFECT PACKAGE bow and bead rockstar necklace


Earrings and Bracelet set.
  Bracelet will be custom sized for the winner!

Want a chance to win one of these great prizes? There are two ways to win!
First off you must  "LIKE"  Darling Dilemma on Facebook

1. Leave a comment here on this blog post telling me that you "liked" her page
2. Post a comment on Darling Dilemma's wall telling her your favorite item in her etsy shop

One winner will be selected from comments here on this blog post and another winner will be selected from comments on Darling Dilemma's page!!

We will use to choose the winner's Sunday Feb 13, 12 noon atlantic time. Winner's will be posted here on the blog and will be contacted by Darling Dilemma.

Thank you so much Emma from Darling Dilemma for being this weeks in the Spotlight.

Giveaway is now closed, off to to find us some winners :) Goodluck all!!



  1. 'liked' DD page .. Love it!! My favorite piece right now is

    Emma is amazing to work with & does great work! Thank you for spotlighting her in your blog, I found out a lot from it.

  2. I "liked" the DD page on Facebook!


  3. I liked DD on FB. My favorite item on her Etsy page is the "Dead Leaves Long Necklace!!

  4. I 'LIKE' DD. My current favourite piece is LOVELY LILTING.

  5. Hi Emma! Liked your page! Love the sunshine me hope that spring is coming! ;)
    I wanna win! I wanna win! :)

  6. Already a fan of Darling Dilemma! Such beautiful pieces! And I love the title of her shop -- so clever!

  7. i liked Darling Diliemma's page
    I love the photos!

  8. I liked her page. I think my favorite was "Isn't She Lovely" necklace.