Sunday, January 4, 2009

The "Something" is here!!

HERE IT IS!!!

OK! This is my first official giveaway! (doing a happy dance)

I am quite excited to be doing this! I have been itching for something pretty and unique for myself for some time, and my dear friend of 23 years has the goods on her Etsy site!

I love it all so much, I wanted to do a giveaway! And so, this giveaway comes courtesy of her site, Avalee!

Joni Marie is a certified "Made in Alaska" artist. Born and raised in the Last Frontier (such as I), her work is sold and featured in many local shops and shows. She creates beautiful pieces such as wired necklaces, earrings, and pendants fashioned from recycled scrabble tiles, like this one!!



This piece was made especially for this giveaway! Isn’t it lovely? I LOVE scrabble and I love that the image is from a vintage postcard from Fort Bliss, Texas. (any Texans out there??) And, of course, it has the word BLISS on it!! How fantastic is that??? (happy happy dance!) The pendant comes on an 18 inch sterling silver chain and will come packaged with an official Made in Alaska seal! (not a REAL seal, a sticker, ya know?)

I am sure most of you are familiar with how you enter, but, here are the “official” ways to enter, each one you decide to do will give you an entry (or more) into the giveaway!

1. Visit the site, and get back to me, commenting on what you found most unique. (worth 1)

OR

2. Blog about it, linking back to me, explaining why you hope the random number generator picks you. (worth 2!)

OR

3. Buy something between now and January 15th, and let me know you did so! (I will confirm this with her, also worth 2!)

4. You must leave me a safe way to contact you in order to win
5. You will have 5 days to respond if you are the winner!

So, as you can see, you have up to FIVE chances to win this pendant and chain! I promise I won't enter...but I want to! (doing jealousy dance!) There will be a link at top of my blog for easy access.

The giveaway will run for 10 days, ending January 15th at midnight, Alaskan time, because I know how annoying it is to live somewhere and be 4 hours behind on everything. So, for us on the East coast, I suppose that is 4 am on January 15th. I like to complicate things!

I will then use a random number generator to pick the winner!

I am sure doing a happy dance will help! Well, maybe not, but it feels good! Have fun!!

THE GIVEAWAY STARTS NOW! (January 4th, 10:30 am)

63 comments:

w said...

love this:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19091395

it's later than you think pendant.

only because... it always is. later than i think. love it.

awesome giveaway. i can't wait to win.

Stacie said...

I love Swarovski Starfish necklace in Sterling Silver and I loved that alot of her jewellry had crystals.

Vickie said...

I loved the turqouise and crystal necklace.

I love bloggy giveaways.

Shari Schmidt said...

I love this. I've actually been to Alaska and loved the wonderful artists I found there. Fingers crossed!

Shari Schmidt said...

I totally forgot to mention my favorite piece. "It's later than you think" seems to sum up my days! I love this and the butterfly pieces.

Kearsie said...

Well, aside from the "Bliss" necklace, because BLISS is such a great word, I also really like the "laugh" necklace. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19091736
Also, I love you a loh. Does that count for 2 entries?

Sarah said...

I'm so excited that two of my dear friends from childhood are so talented! Congrats to both of you!! It's hard for me to choose favorites on Joni's site, but the freshwater pearl necklace w/the silver Asian emblem is pretty awesome (and on SALE!) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16395744 I bought a gorgeous necklace for my sister in-law for Christmas and she LOVED it! I love BOTH of you a lot. Does that count for 3 in all?? ;-)

Cassoulet Cafe said...

How the heck am I TWO DAYS LATE TO THE PARTY?! She has some very cool things! I'm going to pick:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18712552 as my favorite, cuz it says Paris :)
This is a wonderful idea, Kim, and am so excited to see who wins!

The Point said...

I love love love the vintage postage stamp scrabble tile necklaces. I think they are great and very unique! (so, I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!)

You have a great blog too!

thepoint.etsy.com

thepointneedlecraft@gmail.com

Lenox Knits said...

My favorite item would have to be Red Coral Necklace with Gold Wire and Flower Toggle Clasp. the red is so rich. I like the little bliss pendant too, hope I win!

Splendid Things said...

This fellow Texan loves the shell pearl dangling earrings! :) The giveaway pendant is lovely as well. Thanks for the chance to enter!
~Jeanette of splendidthings.etsy.com

Brandon said...

I love this:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19091395

~it really is later than I thought!

Melissa
melissa33brew@yahoo.com

rita said...

I really like th Mad Hatter Scrabble Tile pendant from Alice in Wonderland Its very cute and I love alice. The pendeant you are giving aways is very pretty.
Thanks
earthwarrier@gmail.com

mindy said...

everything is very unique but i like the red coral necklace

Jen said...

I love the lime green czech earrings. Great shape to them... thanks for the cute giveaway!
-10oneworld

Audrey said...

Wow - how do you pick a favorite? But I will have to go with these earrings:
Paint Brush Jasper earrings with Black Onyx
The pendant you are giving away is beautiful too.
I am also having a give away on my blog:
http://audreyscountrycraftgiveaway.blogspot.com
Please come by and enter.

Sherry and Gena said...

Wow everything is unique and beautiful but since I love butterflies I am going to go with the antique butterfly earrings.

Misty said...

Asian Inspired Pink Czech Crystal Dangling Earrings
beautiful!!
mommy2skie@yahoo.com

Misty said...

following you.
mommy2skie@yahoo.com

nanja said...

I like silver and I like pearl so I really like the Sterling Silver, Swarovski Crystal and Freshwater Pearl Necklace because it has both! Thank You!
nanja[at]comcast[dot]net

The Giveaway Diva said...

i love the Turquoise and Czech Crystal Necklace!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

Emily said...

Beautiful stuff! I love the Music Notes scrabble tile pendant.

ecibelli(at)wellesley(dot)edu

wendy said...

I thought the swarorski snowflake was unique and beautiful...

madamerkf at aol dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Its later than you think and the snowflake are my two favorites..this is beautiful and a treasure

Giveaways Blog said...

We love the onyx butterfly necklace!

Digital Misfit said...

I love the Black Butterfly Filigree earrings - very simple and delicate. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19302886

heidig@gmail.com

Marilyn said...

Love the musical notes on the scrabble tile.

Rosanne said...

Its beautiful and I also love the butterfly necklace in her shop!

Celeste said...

Love the Strass Swarvoski teardrop necklace.

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Gloria said...

My favorite is the Delicate Silver Czech Crystal & Pearl Necklace!!

gjw823@aol.com

Chloe said...

I really like the American flag scrabble pendant.

springshoot5@aol.com

Hyla Waldron said...

I love the giveaway necklace! As well as the antiqued silver leaf necklace!

Hyla
hylawaldron@gmail.com

Much More Than Mommy said...

But Kearsie will kill me if I win!

muchmorethanmommy(at)gmail(dot)com

muchmorethanmommy said...

Tiny Swarovski Crystal Butterfly Earrings in Sterling Silver -- because my name means 'butterfly'.

Shelley said...

Wow...SUCH cute scrabble pendants. I just LOVE them. I had such a hard time deciding. I would find one and then find another one. But finally decided on Yellow Starfish on Baby Blue Background.

Thanks for a GREAT giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

demmi said...

my favorite item is the Ed Hardy Inspired Luck Scrabble Tile Pendant I think it could be my new lucky charm con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Kearsie said...

I shan't kill Vanessa if she wins. But I shall, once again, do my very best Carol Burnett impression and think "KILL KILL KILL". And then I shall move on with life without a Bliss necklace.

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Antique Silver Leaf with Sterling Silver Chain.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

judybrittle said...

I think the Black Butterfly Filigree Earrings with Czech Crystal are very beautiful! Thank you so much!

Chris said...

The Lipstick Kiss Scrabble Tile Necklace Pendant really caught my eye. So very cool! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Tiny Swarovski Crystal Butterfly Earrings in Sterling Silver

is my favorite, and if I win I might have to buy the necklace to go with it. This is a beautiful site.

Thanks,
Kimberly

yarnin_mama at yahoo dot com

AmandaSue said...

Swarovski Snowflake necklace with Sterling Silver chain and filigree bail- caught my eye right away! I love how bright and bold the snowflake is, its beautiful! Thanks for entering me.
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

crystal said...

I enjoyed checking out Avalee's shop a lot. I loved the Taking Risks Necklace...So unique:)

cyclona66@aol.com

muchmorethanmommy said...

This giveaway has been pimped:
http://muchmorethanmommy.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/no-sase-required/

Anonymous said...

Probably the butterfly earrings and butterfly scrabble-tile necklaces. They are so beautiful, poetic-looking, and unique!
chibismoogie@sbcglobal.net

Amandatinkerbell said...

Besides the Bliss necklace (which I love because my middle name is actually Bliss), I love the music note Scrabble tile necklaces. What a great way to recycle Scrabble tiles and damaged sheet music into something beautiful.

NewYorkMemos said...

I like the Snowflake necklace

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16505221

It's very unique and seems like it would just float on the person's neck. =)

~Nyny
NewYorkTran@gmail.com

NewYorkMemos said...

I like the Snowflake necklace

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16505221

It's very unique and seems like it would just float on the person's neck. =)

~Nyny
NewYorkTran@gmail.com

divaqueenie said...

I love the Ed Hardy Inspired Luck Scrabble Tile Pendant. Really cute!

divaqueenie(at)gmail(dot)com

Denny1600 said...

The scrabble tile pendant of the Kenai Peninsula. I would like the pendant. My SO would like to visit the Kenai. Your shop is nice and has so many creative things. Good luck with your shop!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Her work is beautiful! I really love the Mom pendant on recycled Scrabble Tile with Gold bail! Thanks for the chance to win one of her awesome necklaces!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

TheresaJ said...

I like this: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6029526&order=&section_id=&page=3

The blue butterfly pendant on recycled Scrabble tile pendant.

Nice shop, and nice shop!

If I am lucky enough to win, I can be reached by leaving a comment on my blog, or convoing me through me Etsy shop -- http://www.theresaj.etsy.com.

Thanks a bunch!

Gecko Jewelry said...

I just love the Jasper and Onyx necklace set. I am such a stone person. What a fun giveaway you are having. Thanks for letting me participate.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17133685

Geckojewelry.etys.com

robin said...

i liked the silver swirl earrings.....

carogonza said...

I really liked the Antique Copper Butterflies with Black Czech Crystal

Aleda said...

I really like the Willow Alaska map scrabble pendant - my partner lived in Alaska for several years and would love it!

Rasberryswrlgirl said...

I like the periwinkle butterfly scrabble tile pendant. It's very pretty.

Jodi said...

I love the Ed Hardy Inspired Luck Scrabble Tile Pendant. Really cool!

WonderfullyMade729 said...

I thought the Unique Necklace in Earth tones with Czech Crystal and Freshwater Pearls and Flower Toggle was the most unique and I LOVE it!
wonderfullymade729@gmail.com

Nelsby said...

What a tough choice...her work is all so beautiful! My choice for most unique is the Peridot Faceted Briolette Earrings.

Thanks!

awaerhouse at gmail dot com

minishoes said...

Asian inspired pink is my favorite. It was really hard to make a choice!thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

ginger234 said...

Love, love, LOVE the leaf pendants!!! Maybe for my birthday? Oh, yeah, gotta get a new laptop first. (c: I will keep the link to the shop bookmarked, though.
evmorris234{at}yahoo{dot}com

Diana D said...

I'll say the most unique is the abstract design. I have a cat one and love it. I also reside in Texas but am not a true texan. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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