To celebrate a Very Special Birthday, I am giving away this special necklace. I strung the piece with freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and rose quartz daggers (see, pink again) and finished it with a koi button that I made from PMC, resin and polymer clay. Please note that the Short One, aka the Birthday Boy, has deemed the necklace tugworthy (he liked the button).
In addition, I will also be giving away this necklace, as a sort of second place prize:
You may recall that this was actually the prize for my 100th blog post giveaway. The winner never claimed it, so it is up for grabs again. The pendant is made from PMC, and I embedded a large shell pearl in the treasure box with resin. I then strung it with kyanite, coral, amber, rose quartz and quartz glass and finished it with a button clasp made from PMC.
In order to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment under this post. Please do indicate a name (no anonymous entries) and also indicate how you originally found this blog (eg., random Internet surfing, Etsy forums, We Love Etsy, link from ______ website, I told you about the blog, etc., etc.). That's it! Due to birthday party scheduling, the deadline for entries will be next Friday night, January 31st, at 11:59pm Central Standard Time. The Birthday Boy will pick two winners' names from a hat on Saturday, and I will post the results on Saturday, as well. You MUST CHECK THE BLOG to see if you've won. In the event that a winner does not claim a prize within one month, I reserve the right to give away the necklace again to someone else.
This giveaway is open to everyone, except for the Short One's family members (you know who you are). Also, please note that you do not have to be registered with Blogger to leave a comment. If you do not have a Blogger account, simply check the "Anonymous" box (but be sure to type your name in the comment, so I know who you are) when you leave a comment.
Hmmm, I think that covers everything! I hope you like the necklace(s) and look forward to your comments. Have a great weekend, everyone.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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As indicated in the copyright notice, the contents of this blog are copyright by me. To the extent that instructions to make jewelry, beads, knit items or other instructions are included in this blog, they are free for you to use to make the projects for personal use. They should not be used for commercial purposes, ie, to make items for resale.