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!
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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