Friday, January 25, 2008

The Short One's Birthday Giveaway

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.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday the short one! I love your work melissa. I found this contest from your post in the Etsy forums :)

the vicious chicken said...

Hi Melissa,

Happy Birthday to the Short One! I hope he has a great day (and I hope you do, too).

PS. I can't remember exactly how I found you... it's been a while... erm... oh wait, I think it may have been through Monkee Maker's blog. Memory like a sieve, though, me :o)

Christina J. said...

I seem to have pink in almost everything I make, too. In fact, I seem to have a select color palette that my work falls within!

I'm not sure how I came across your blog...I've been reading it for a while!

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous! I found out about your website because you told me you were starting one! So glad you ventured into selling your work, I get the most compliments on the pieces I've purchased!

Jenn Kelly

AmyC ~ said...

Happy Birthday short one & Happy Mamaversary! I came across your site a few days ago andi just loved the fish - too cute!
I found this on etsy forums.

Rachel @ REvangeline Designs said...

What an accomplishment! Happy Birthday. :)

I found you via Beatrice @ Fried Peas.


Monkee Maker said...

Hi Melissa,

Wow - a double giveaway - how generous! Please count me in!

Many Happy (belated) Returns to the Birthday Boy, I hope he had a great day.


ps. I didn't find you - you found me (I think .... ditto VC on the memory thing ;)

pps. I'm putting Dragon Heart on my blog tomorrow - sorry it's taken so long!

Anonymous said...

What a generous birthday celebration! I love pink, and I'd be honored to receive either one of these lovely pieces.

I hope the birthday's a hit!

Kim (aka skybluebunny of -- you told me about the contest through the etsy convos as I was drooling away at your pendants)

Rachel said...

Happy Happy Birthday !!! From me and my little one to your Short one. I found your site from flickr and a shared love of lampwork beads.


Munkeh said...

Hippo Birdies two ewe little man!

Found your blog thru Monkee Maker

Anonymous said...

Virtual cakes and balloons Sir!
Monkee Maker pointed the way to your wonderful goodies.

Rhian said...

Happy birthday Short One!

I found you through the Monkee Queen xxxx

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday the short one!!
what lovely jewellery you make. I love the Ice Storm necklace from a previous post, really beautiful.

I found you through Monkee Maker's blog. :)

Mama said...

Melissa - the SO b-day pc is BEAUTIFUL! When I'd first read about your give away I thought I'd gift the prize if I was the lucky winner - not even considering such a thing now!

Happy B-day Short One!

ps:I'd encourage you to remake the pc you cut apart - it is lovely!

pps: con't remember how we met - MM's blog?

Last ps: good job on the give-away small print - the legal you is beginning to show in that bit of writing ; )

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous things to give away.Belated happy birthday to the short one.Hope he had a lovely day.I found you through Monkee maker.She has a great blog too.

Wanda said...

Happy B-day to your short one my tall one just had his. Found you via monkee maker's site love your jewelry. Would lve a chance to win.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Hi Melissa!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHORT ONE! (that is so cute, btw)
I found your blog on the Art Bead Scene blog!! It's a good one, I've got it bookmarked!
Lorelei :)

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to the short one! What a great idea to have a giveaway as part of the celebration.

I was directed here by you via etsy.

-Laura Hornsby

PS- Just so you know, I've gotten tons of compliments on the binary love necklace. Everyone (who gets it) loves it!

Linnea said...

Happy Birthday to your Short One!

I can't remember how I found your blog, butI've enjoyed reading your posts in my feed reader for some time now. Thanks for all the lovely inspiration!


Mary Harding said...

Hi Melissa,
Happy Birthday to the Short One.
I love reading your blog which I first learned about last summer when you were posted at Fired Clay Artists for winning their contest.
I don't think you use too much pink. That is such a nice piece. I love the contest pieces and just couldn't resist entering.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely necklace! I found you via The Monkee Maker, she's making publicity for you!

Carlene said...

You are a kind a generous person to do the giveaways!! Happy Birthday Short One! I've been reading your blog for a few months now and came to you through Melanie at Earthenwoods. Your pieces are amazing! Please count me in!

Tze's Mixed Media Design - a fat chick's explorations said...

Hi Shortie!!! Happy birthday! Hug your mom.

I found your blog thru the Etsy Forums.

Michaela said...

Hello! I come via Monkee Maker (she's mad - did you know?) and I would love to be included in your wonderful birthday giveaway. Those necklaces are beautiful, I'm off to see your Etsy shop right away...

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing, please! Your necklace and work is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,
I came here from Monkee Maker's blog. Your work is lovely and looks like it would be fun to wear. A big birthday wish to the Short One!

Anonymous said...

Hi there--I found you from Fried Peas a while back. Have been slogging thru this nasty winter and being kept busy at work and home. Hope you little one has a wonderful birthday!

Amanda said...

Your necklaces are simply beautiful! I found your contest through

ChristyJan said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Short One.

I can't remember for sure how I found your blog ~ I do know it was through another Etsy blog.

I love seeing all your beautiful work.