Friday, January 23, 2009

You're Invited (a Giveaway!)


As you may already know, it's the Short One's birthday, and we are celebrating in a big way. As part of the festivities, in honor of the day, I am giving away a few gifts. First - you may recall this photo from earlier this week - "The Heart Has Its Reasons" necklace. It's not only light and easy to wear, it's infused with good karma (unlike some of my other pieces over which I tend to mutter and tear my hair). Officially approved by the SO himself.


Second, a "Geek Love" pendant - it spells out the word "love" in binary code. Judging by the way the SO glomps onto the computer and gets his hands on every gadget in the house, we think he is on his way to being a techie, just like his Dad. Of course, he can't read this (yet), but he likes saying "1" and "0" over and over (ad nauseum) - close enough for jazz.

Third, a cute "Ace of Hearts" pendant. It's definitely a love-fest in our house, but the fact remains that the SO loves playing with cards. That is, he enjoys shuffling them and throwing them in the air. Still, it's a good start.

In addition, each day for the next week, the Short One will pick a number out of a hat. Any item in my Etsy store (except cords and chain, which are too boring, in my opinion) that corresponds to the number he picks will be 50% off for that day and that day only. I will post the SO's Daily Pick in the upper-right hand corner of the blog for your easy reference. By the way, I don't really have a set time as to when the items will be switched out, just that it will happen once a day.

Okay, to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post. This giveaway is open to blog readers, friends (whom I know sometimes hold back from entering my giveaways) and colleagues alike. If you like the pieces, if you like the SO (and what's not to like - right? Right?!?), please feel free to enter. The three winners (one winner for each piece) will be chosen Thursday, January 29th by the SO himself (he will pick names out of his cowboy hat, per our usual procedure - he's quite good at this now). You must check back with the blog to see if you've won and to claim your prize (instructions on how to claim your prize will also be posted at that time. Prizes that are not claimed within one month of the winner's announcement revert back to me.

Thanks to all of you for continuing to read this blog - it is much appreciated by both me and the SO.

ps. I know that these prizes are all nicely Valentine's Day-themed, as well, but I really can't guarantee that the winners will have their prizes by the day. It all depends on when I receive your contact details!

43 comments:

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Wonderful pieces! Sign me up for the giveaway:-)

Bev's Jewelry / www.bevsjewelry.1000markets.com said...

I really like your newest piece. My daughter (majored in French and lived there for several years would love it)
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thanks

Lorelei said...

Happy birthday to the SO! yay!
I would love to be entered! Kudos to Andrew for blogging about it too! :)

2ifbysea said...

Hi Melissa! I just found your blog through Andrew's. Happy Birthday to the SO. I have 2 SO's at my house. One's 3 and the other is 1. I'd love to be included in the giveaway as well. Thanks!

Terri, Heron Moon Designworks said...

I hope it's not too late to participate. I found your blog through Andrew's, too, and I wound up on his blog starting, a step or two back, on the Art Bead Scene blog. I'm swept away by the quality of the handmade components all of you are making! Thanks for blogging about the process (and about OCs)! Hugs!

Lisa said...

Hello! I also found your blog through Andrew's! Thanks for the giveaway...I love your jewelry!

SueBeads said...

I have been reading your blog for a while, don't remember how I found it (but not through Andrew's). Thanks for having the giveaway - please enter me! I love your pieces!
Sue

Deborah said...

Just came across your blog. LOVE your work! I'll be coming back often and will be checking your Etsy shop as well.
Happy birthday to the SO. Cherish every minute with him.
Debby (the mother of two Tall Ones who now live far away)

marym said...

Amazing pieces! They add so much creativity to whatever you make. Hope it's not too late to enter your giveaway...found it mentioned on ABS. Thanks!

Lynn P said...

Happy Birthday SO! I love the geek love pendant.....

Gail W. said...

Hi!I don't know how I found your blog,but once I did it made for nice reading and I love your art pieces.I'm glad to have found you,I'm a grandmother-I love birthdays,so please enter me in your giveaway.

nik said...

I love this idea and that is one of my favorite all time quotes! Happy Birthday to the SO!!! I found your blog from Jennifer Jangles! woo hoo!!

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Just lovely! Please put me in for the celebratory birthday drawing as well!

Trish said...

I fell in love with all your pieces here - and also decided to follow your blog. I would LOVE to actually own one!!
Sign me up for the giveaway - and I WILL be checking back often!

Bette Lou said...

Hey Melissa, Congrats on the SO's Birthday! I have 2 SO's, one year and 3 years, but they only drive me crazy occasionally (grandkids!)I found you through the Art Bead Scene blog. I love your work. You are inspiring. Please sign me up for the giveaway.
Thanks
BL

baglady said...

Sign me up for the give away too and happy birthday to the Short One. My short ones are now big ones (21, 19 and 15) but they are still tons of fun.

Sharon said...

Hi, I have been reading blog since I first saw the link on ABS. Beautiful work, funny blogs, and a happy birthday to the SO! Yes, I would love to enter the giveaway!

Sharon

Ann Rishell said...

Love your work! I found you through the Art Bead Scene blog and am bookmarking you. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks and keep creating!

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

lovely! also going to blog aobut this tonight.

lorrwill said...

1 and 0 over and over, huh? Are you sure it's not binary code?
lol

Connie said...

all three of these pendants are fabulous! Please enter me in your giveaway!
connie williams

KV said...

Happy Birthday to the Short One! Your pieces are so beautiful -- I would love to win one of your prizes.


Kathy V in NM

Dale said...

oh how beautiful! Your piece about 'le coeur' is fabulous. As a french teacher myself, something like this would be so special to me. Good luck with your giveaway, and happy birthday to SO.

If you are interested in giveaways yourself, you should check out my blog as i am participating in the 'one world one heart' event.

kathleen said...

Hi,
Just to let you know how much I love your work. It's different and unique which is what I look for in a piece. Please sign me up for your giveaway.
Thanks, and have a blessed day.

Elaine Ray said...

Happy Birthday to the Short One! Keep growing, soon they will need to call you the Tall One! My oldest turns 20 this week and now I sound like every older person that I thought sounded crazy and redundant as a kid...."Wow how time flies!".

Beautiful work - thanks for sharing.

Debra Gibson said...

I love your work and love the Koi Pendants the most ! Please enter me in your giveaway! Happy B to the SO ! Thank You!
dgibson@bak.rr.com

MoonRae said...

It would be an honor to win one of your pieces!!but, most important, HAPPY B-DAY to your SO!!
Sharon

cindy said...

thank you for running this contest. I found it on Art bead Scene.
Cindy
http://www.devinedesignsjewelry.etsy.com
http://www.devinedesignsjewelry.blogspot.com

PeaPodPeony said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY "SO" [by the way, the nickname cracks me up] Thanks, I can also use that often too...
I did take a peek at your site and love the color combination of the "Live Out Loud" necklace as well as SO's birthday picks to be given away to a lucky winner. That's so nice that so many do this.
I'm fairly new to ETSY and must admit: I love it. Love reading the blogs and obtaining the super helpful information from them, visiting sites, buying, and hopefully soon selling. Thank you and it is nice to respond to your blog.

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday SO!! Hope you have many many many more! Please enter me in the contest. Now have lotsa fun and eat some extra cake for me ;p

Silvia said...

LOVE the pieces, especially the ace pendant! Happy birthday to the Short One! I'd love to be in your giveaway :D

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Short One! I sure like how your Mom celebrates the Love!

EmandaJ said...

Happy Birthday to SO! I found your blog following a link from Art Bead Scene. I would love to be entered in your giveaway, such lovely pieces!

Emanda

Gail Whitehead said...

I've already posted 1 comment,but I just had to write again.Each day I come over and see what the Short One has picked out.He is GOOD at it,isn't he?Happy Birthday,SO!

Phyl said...

I love your heart-related pieces!Thanks for adding my name to your drawings..

chickscratch said...

oh, that geek love necklace has absolutely stolen my heart. it's like a secret love note. i've hearted your etsy shop, as well!

Angie said...

The pendants are lovely. I especially like the "Ace of Hearts" neclace!

Please include me in your giveaway!

baileybobby6(at)hotmail.com

Butterfly said...

HI!
I really love your work, you are very talented. Your designs have inspired me, I am new to jewelry design.
I enjoy reading your blog on ABS.
Have a great birthday SO!!

Gail Whitehead said...

Happy Birthday,SO!Pick me out of that cowboy hat,I adore your mom and her jewelry.And I really need to win,my spirits are down.Send lotsa luv to you!

byrheea said...

Happy Birthday to the SO! Nice jewelry you've got, especially like the first piece. :)

Rachel @ REvangeline Designs said...

Happy Bday SO!!

Melissa, your work is masterful and I enjoy the clever designs!!

Best wishes!

Rachel

Pamela said...

I am a newbie to all of this wonderful beading blogging and I am so glad I found this new world!! Happy Birthday So!!! I only have neices and nephews and they are awesome. Sometimes you don't want to even blink an eye because you might miss out on something. Have a wonderful day to you and yours!!!

Beatrice said...

Hey Melissa!! I must admit I've been lurking for quite some time. Yet when given an opportunity to win one of your pieces - I had to finally speak up! What a great idea - hope SO picks MY number! You never cease to amaze me - your creativity is endless. Thanks for letting me enter to win!