Monday, August 22, 2011

Meet the Winners of the Farewell Harry Potter Giveaway

Starting today, I will begin a short series featuring the winners of the recently concluded "Farewell Harry Potter Giveaway". I have had fun getting to know all the participants and their love for Harry so without further ado, get to meet....

Katie O. 
with her chosen prize, a pair of Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Earrings

When did you start reading the Harry Potter series?
I think it was in the fourth or fifth grade. I remember picking up The Sorcerer's Stone and thinking "Meh, it looks okay...maybe I'll try it out." -- but obviously I loved it after reading it!

Describe what you like about the prize you chose/received?

The Deathly Hallows represents the end of my childhood, so I picked that book. It's also my second favorite out of the entire series. I love how the earrings are a carbon copy of the exact thing! They look like little books. They even have lines where the "pages" would be on the side. And I love how the UK cover is on the other side of the earrings.

If money was no object, what item from Just Charming would you really like to have (for your birthday, for Christmas or any special occasion)?
Definitely another Harry Potter book bead pair of earrings, probably The Prisoner of Azkaban ones. Or I'd ask for a custom order, Phantom of the Opera earrings! The Phantom of the Opera is my favorite musical, so I read the book and it became one of my favorite books.

Besides the main characters, Harry, Ron & Hermione, who do you like (next) best? Why?
I love how he is almost a father figure to Harry, and I love the struggle he has to live through. I'd love to meet a suffering man! BUT one who is tough enough to hide his pain from that struggle; I would just want to give him a hug, you know?

We were told how people were tested for Apparation, but how are they tested to become Animagi? What animagus would you like to be?
I think there are rules for becoming an Animagi, same as for Apparition. Instead of the Three D's there's something else, like the Three C's-- Concentrate, Conceive, and Change. Something like that, haha! Of course powerful wizards will be there to transform them back if something goes wrong, too. But they have to be perfect before passing; to be able to do it in a split second without problem.

Do you have an ETSY (or any online craft) store? What do you make and are any items Harry Potter inspired?
No, but after the Harry Potter premiere, people liked my homemade t-shirt I made for it, so I make them for those who ask me to:


Is this a hobby or are you hoping to someday make a career of it?
That'd be cool to make a career of it, but I doubt it will happen.

What do you do to promote your shop/website?
I wear my shirt out to places, or post pictures of it. 

If you would like one of Katie's shirts, post a comment below with your request. Thanks, Katie for sharing your snippets with us. Congratulations once again! Stay tuned for exciting new Book Beads coming soon. (Yes, Phantom has been in the studio for the last couple of weeks being tweaked/re-designed; you're not the first to request it. Awesome book!) 

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  1. August 23, 2011 8:16 AM

    Nice interview. I also have an affinity for Remus, but there are so many really noble characters in the books, I don't think I could pick a favorite!

  2. The earrings are beautiful and the interview is a lot of fun :) Congratulations! Happy Reading and Creating!

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