Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Giveaway Winner

Wow, what a great turn out for my giveaway! This was my first giveaway this year, and I had a blast reading all of your great comments. For all of you that followed me on Twitter, I'll be following you right back. Many Many "Thanks!" to ALL that entered! 


And now....the winner of the Summer Jewelry Set Giveaway is......Jessica, with her comment, "I will rock this set!" 

Congratulations Jessica!!! Be sure to check your email. 

My giveaway was ran by Punchtab.com using their random option to pick the winner.

Thanks to my good friend, Crystal at Bead Happily Ever After, for the donation of her lovely vintage beads. I had so much fun creating with them! You are the best!!!

Watch my blog for my 2nd giveaway. That's right, I'm going to do it again! lol I'm thinking it will be geared for the upcoming holidays. ;) Have a blessed day and thanks again for making my giveaway a great success!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Jewelry Set Giveaway

Can you believe August is here!? It's been a fun month for me so far, and it's only the 5th! lol My birthday was on the 2nd and my Mother's is today, the 5th. "Happy Birthday Mom! We had a special family/birthday celebration yesterday...bbq, cake, lots of laughter...an all around good time!

Now, moving on to also something very good....my giveaway. I teamed up with my sweet friend, Crystal @ BeadHappilyEverAfter and created a fun jewelry set with her lovely vintage beads. You can check it out by reading my "A Gift" post. To extend Crystal's generosity, I decided to pay it forward and give away this beautiful jewelry set I made.
The earrings are fun and perfect for Summer! The colors are vibrant!...white, aqua-turquoise and fuchsia raspberry-pink. And...they tickle your shoulders too! :) Very light-weight and lots of dangle!
The matching anklet includes some of the same beads, along with a few Swarovski pink crystals too. 

((I really enjoyed making these pieces! Many thanks to Crystal for the inspiration! ))

To enter for your chance to win, just follow the widget below. Ends next Monday - August 12th at midnight (PMT.) I will announce the lucky winner on my blog the following day, Tuesday - August 13th.


((Giveaway is For US and Canada and Must be 18+ To Enter))

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Gift

I have a very good friend....actually she's more like a kindred spirit. Her name is Crystal, and she's a blessing to me. We've got this esp kind of thing between us. When I'm thinking about how she's doing and I plan on contacting her, I get an email from her that same day asking how I'm doing! It's one of those friendships that maybe happens once in a lifetime, ya know. I'm very lucky to have her in my life. Crystal contacted me a few weeks ago, offering me a gift to design a jewelry piece and feature it on her wonderful and witty blog. Of course I wouldn't dream of saying no! For one, I love making jewelry and for two, making jewelry with her beautiful beads is like winning a prize!
So...about a week later, I received this package full of colorful pretties from Crystal's etsy shop, BeadHappilyEverAfter. Crystal...being the super sweet generous friend that she is, included some gorgeous extras for me too. Yep, made me feel special. :D

These very pretty pear shaped teardrops are a beautiful aqua turquoise color and will play a big part in my designs. They are vintage Moonglow Lucite, and the shine on them is amazing!

These little bright white ovals are going to add just the right touch to my creations.

And last but not least, these stunning beauties are my favorite! They are a whopping 22 x 18mm! They're fuchsia raspberry pink (Stunning!) and will play center stage in my upcoming jewelry piece.
As you already know...I'm creating jewelry with these vintage beads that will be featured on Crystal's blog, but...the finished pieces are also going to be the stars of a Summer Giveaway! Since Crystal was so gracious to give me these beautiful gifts, I'm going to pay it forward with a giveaway. So please stay tuned to both of our blogs and enter for your chance to win. It's going to be a blast!!! :)

••• Many Thanks to my sweet friend Crystal. Her generous gifts are much more than the gorgeous beads..."wink-wink"