Friday, October 23, 2009

Here it is...My First Blog Giveaway !!!

My very first GiveAway...been wanting to do one for ages but procrastinated (which I do very well) as I wasn't sure how to proceed. One has to get in the water and get wet before they can learn how to swim, so with fingers crossed I make this my first foray into the realm of blog giveaways.
My giveaway will run until there are at least 20 entries or until the witching hour on Oct. 31st, whichever comes first.

The prize is a lovely, handcrafted (by me) beaded brooch or broach, however you wish to say it, called "Crystal Anemone".
This sparkling brooch is crafted with tiny Tri-Cut 9/0 Czech glass, seed beads in Ruby Red and Topaz gold. Czech glass firepolished, faceted 4mm beads in Ruby accentuate the outer layer of petals and each petal tip is crowned with a Ruby Red, Preciosa crystal. A smaller inner layer of petals is in glittering Topaz gold (yes the same tri-cut 9/0 Czech glass seed beads as the Ruby Red). Each petal tip is adorned with a wee, little Czech glass 3mm faceted firepolish bead, also in Topaz gold but with an Aurora Borealis finish.

Nothing is more recognized than the name Swarovski and for the center, the very heart of my flower, I chose a 6mm Swarovski Crystal in Topaz gold. 26 gauge goldtone craftwire is used to string the beads and form the petals and to securely lash the blossom to a brooch backing.

What a wonderful accessory for both summer and fall...and perfectly beautiful for the winter holidays. This darling took me over 10 hours to create (I'm not very fast) and the last ones I made sold for only $24...$2.40 an hour is less than minimum wage, that's when I realized I wasn't ever going to become a millionaire making jewelry. ;)

All that is necessary for you to enter this giveaway is:

  1. Be a follower of my blog
  2. Leave a comment on this giveaway post.
    If you already follow my blog, then all you need to do is leave a comment on this Giveaway Post.

I think we've all seen those giveaways where you've got to go to several different sites and leave hearts or follow in order to qualify, I don't think a giveaway should be incredibly complicated. Since I don't enjoy jumping through hoops, dotting every "i" and crossing every "t" I certainly won't make anyone else do so, takes the fun out of it. Just make sure you've left me some information on how to contact you should your name be drawn.

If you have any questions you can reach me through my shop's contact link or you can post your question here at my blog.
Remember, I will need a way to contact the winner so please be sure to either leave me a link or contact me through my etsy shop. Shipping & handling cost will be paid for by me.


  1. it is just gorgeous!!! i love it and also enjoyed reading about all the details and time it takes to create something so lovely.

    may i post a link on my blog to your give-away post?

  2. That is absolutely beautiful! So very well made, I love it! You have amazing talent, thank you for getting your feet wet and offering this giveaway! :D

  3. How lovely, and how fun! Your first giveaway, much success! You may know me as Kymsart777 on I am Kymali. Very nice blog.

  4. Hoorays and yays are in order, I think, for your first giveaway! And that is absolutely beautiful!

  5. Lovely work, very elegant brooch. I'm your follower too :) Have a great weekend!

  6. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I am glad this a not-so-complicated one. *I have my fingers crossed for this one*

  7. What a gorgeous brooch! :) Perfect for the holiday season! I think your giveaway will be a great success :)

    I will mention it in my blogging on Saturday! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, regards, T. :)

  8. That brooch is beautiful! I can see it being the perfect accessory for the upcoming holiday season :)

    I'm a follower. (and P.S. "procrastination" is my middle name!)

  9. It's a beauty...and in my favorite color no less. I think it needs to live at my house. I have other Swarovskis to keep it company!

  10. This would be lovely for the holidays! Thank you so much for giving us a chance to win. :)

    I'm following you, btw.


  11. The brooch (I don't know how to spell it either!) is gorgeous and I am now a follower of your great blog! Good luck with your giveaway! :)

  12. That's so pretty! Thanks for the opportunity! I'm a follower, my email is alos, if you're interested, please enter my giveaway too!

  13. That's gorgeous! I'm a new follower!

    P/S: I have 2 giveaways on my blog, please enter them too! They end on Halloween.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  14. I'm now a follower. Please enter me into your giveaway...that pin is gorgeous...
    I'm running a giveaway too...

  15. p.s. when will you be chosing the winner?

  16. A great blog! and a lovely broach! :-)


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