{the interview series} Telma Mota + giveaway!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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Hoje vou estar à conversa com a Telma Mota, uma artista portuguesa que elege a técnica do crochet como a base para as suas criações. Em vez de fio de algodão, a Telma usa metal e surpreende com a perfeição da sua técnica e as linhas modernas e delicadas da sua joalharia.
Não percam a oportunidade de ganhar um presente de Natal antecipado no fantástico GIVEAWAY que a Telma está a promover... leiam a entrevista até ao fim e tentem a vossa sorte!

Today I'm chatting with Telma Mota, a Portuguese artist that elects the crochet tecnique as base to her creations. Instead of cotton thread, she uses metal and surprises with the perfection of her tecnique and the modern and delicate lines of her jewelry.
Don't miss the opportunity to get an early Christmas gift in the amazing GIVEAWAY Telma's promoting... read the interview until the end and try your luck!

Telma Mota

Tell us...
1. who is Telma Mota?
A creative person who studied economics and became a jeweler.

2. have you become what you wanted to be when you grew up?

Considering that I've always enjoyed creative works, yes. In fact I never had a very definite idea of what I wanted to be when I was a child, but I love what I do now that I grew up.

3. what inspires you to create?

There are many things that inspire me to create, the nature, colors, materials, something I saw on the street, a book…

Share with us...
4. your artistic media of choice.
I especially use copper wire but also silver and gemstones. The copper wire is my first choice because it is adaptable to the technique that I use (the crochet), has a variety of colors and allows me to create more affordable pieces.

5. the favorite corner of your workspace.
I like all the corners of my workspace, and when I don’t, I change it, so my workspace is a work in progress and today may not be the same as tomorrow.

6. a day at work.
I do not have a typical working day. But on most days I start to see the emails, answer questions or prepare orders, labels or packaging and this occupies most of my morning, in the afternoon I usually do jewelry (new or replacements) and sometimes this work goes on after dinner.

7. a business tip.
Be yoursel.

8. an advice to your younger you.
I think I still need advice for me, but be persistent, believe in you and work work work…

9. a plan to the future.
Learn more and grow my brand is the most important. And maybe one day I can realize the dream of having a studio / gallery open to the public.

Let us know...
10. a personality that influences you.
My family, close friends and boyfriend influence and inspire me every day.

11. a book you think everyone should read.
More than a specific book, I think everyone should read a book.

12. an unforgetable movie.
I liked many movies but I did not highlight any in particular, I like movies that transmit something to me when I see them.

13. a music that couldn't miss in the perfect playlist.
At least in my favorite playlist: I Look to you - Whitney Houston

14. a city to fall in love with.
Barcelona (I fell in love in 2011 and since then I wish to go back).

15. a favorite food and drink.
Chocolate and tea or water.

16. a guilty pleasure.
Good food.


Telma is offering to one of my lucky readers a beautiful brooch, perfect to celebrate Christmas in silver and red tones.
This brooch is crocheted by hand with silver plated copper wire and embellished with coral stones. It measures 5 cm (1,97in) in diameter and is evaluated in 23€.

So... what do you have to do?
+ just leave a comment bellow!
+ you can have an extra chance to win by becoming a facebook fan of {the interview series}...
+ ... and you can have a second extra chance to win by becoming a facebook fan of Telma Mota.

Please, don't forget to let me know if you're a fan in your comment bellow so it can count for the giveaway, otherwise I will miss it.
The lucky winner will be announced on wednesday, December 4th, and contacted by email, so don't forget to also leave your name and contact. Good luck!

We had 16 comments and 29 entries in this giveaway.
random.org decided that the lucky winner is the number 3... congratulations Nena Metelo! I'll be contacting you soon, I'm sure you'll love your beautiful new brooch.
Thank you so much to all participants and new followers - not only for participating, but also for your kind words about Telma's work!


  1. This is really a work to fall in love with!

  2. Telma's work is inspiring. Everytime I look at her pieces I think - I wish I can do it like this one day, achieve success like she has. Her pieces give me a Calm, luxurious feeling. It's like time has stopped, the world stands still and we enjoy that richness and uniqueness. I can stay for hours just looking at them, admiring them. Thank you Telma, for creating and putting your work out here, for us. I wish I win this brooch :) É a minha cara!! It's going to be a success wherever I go, on every exhibition at the gallery...I can't wait to see the results!

    *I'm a fan of Telma's page for sometime and when I found out, today, about The Interview Series page, of course I added my Like! I'll follow you from now on, it's so interesting!

  3. What a great interview! How can I not participate! Thanks for that.

  4. Telma is great inspiration for everybody!!!

  5. Great work, inspiring personality!!!

  6. Que belo trabalho. Inspirador.

  7. Great interview + inspiring work! I want to buy everything you do!

  8. Inspiring, delicate and strong. Great work, Telma Mota!
    I am a fan of The Interview Series and of Telma Mota on Facebook.

  9. Your work is gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of wire and gem jewelry and jealous of your neat workspace.

    I'm a fan of both The Interview Series AND Telma Mota on Facebook.


  10. Trabalho super leve e delicado! Lindissimo!
    Fan das duas e atento :)

  11. será que é desta que ganho um giveaway? :)
    fã das duas.

  12. Lindíssimo trabalho! Parabéns!
    Sou fã das duas páginas!!

  13. Gostei muito da delicadeza e beleza destes trabalhos*

  14. Absolutely STUNNING work Telma! It would be wonderful to win, and own, your beautiful work! Candice from Vitrine

  15. Adorava ganhar esta maravilhosa peça de arte! Sou a fã 564 em ambas as páginas!!!
    Wish me luck ;)

  16. Thank you all for your kind and caring words.
    And thank you Ana for the interview, I loved answering your questions.

    1. It was a pleasure to have you here Telma!
      Thank you for adding some color and beauty to my blog and making one of my readers happier ;)


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