Monday, August 30, 2010

September Giveaway with Spiffing Jewelry - custom stamped id bracelet

Giveaway CLOSED
Congratulations, Trixx!!
Thanks to all who participated and promoted.  I appreciate it greatly.  While you may not have won this giveaway, I'm offering a 10% discount 'til Sept. 30, 2010, to all who participated.  Simply add the code SpiffingJewelryGiveaway to the note to seller at check out and I'll refund your discount to your Paypal acct.  I will be double checking the list of participants so no non-participants, please.

Today, for us, is the first day of school.  The kids got off okay and I am breathing a sigh of relief.  September (I know it's technically still August) is a month of many changes.  Additionally, September 2 is my 3rd "Etsyversary."  I officially opened my shop on that day in 2007.  So, I thought this would be a great time to have another giveaway!

I'm excited to have Annie Nygard's, Spiffing Jewelry, as sponsor for this giveaway.  I came across Annie's shop a while back and loved it.  Simply visiting her shop will put a smile on your face.  It's bright and cheery.  Annie's jewelry is both casual and fun and make a great gift for yourself or a friend.  Here's more about Annie:

I've been crafting since I was old enough to hold a paintbrush, and I've tried every craft I could get my hands on... but once I discovered jewelry making, I just couldn't stop.

I got into making jewelry after discovering these handmade charm bracelets that I wanted to get for my bridesmaids as a thank you gift for being in my wedding... but I soon found out said bracelets would cost me nearly $200 a piece! The crafty-gal in me quickly said "I could make that", and off I went. I made my bridesmaids, junior bridesmaid, flower girls, grandmothers, mom, mother in law all jewelry for the wedding, and my own wedding jewelry as well. I then made cuff links for all of the men in the bridal party.

Shortly thereafter I used leftover beads to make the original Spiffing necklace, which I wore so often, I had to replace the cheap-ish beads I'd used with higher quality crystals and pearls. Every time I wore that necklace out of the house, I would get a compliment from a stranger, followed by the inevitable question: "Do you sell your jewelry?" For nearly a year I kicked myself each time this happened, wishing I had simply a business card or a website...

After getting married I decided there was no better time to take on a huge project like starting a business.  My goal is to provide super fun jewelry to help all women wear a bit of their personality on their sleeve (or ears, wrist, or around their neck)." [source]
Annie has generously offered a custom id bracelet for this giveaway.  That's right, you can have any one word (including signs for those who may want their Twitter user name) custom stamped onto an aluminum tag and strung onto 30" of  genuine suede cord.  You even get to choose the cord color.

Thank you Annie, for making this giveaway possible!

Entry details:
Visit Spiffing Jewelry and come back to this post and leave me a comment about your favorite item.  Make sure your comment includes contact information. (1 entry)

4 Additional entries when you:
1) Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include @alamodestuff in your tweet so I can keep track. (1 entry)

2) Blog about this giveaway with a link to the post. (1 entry)

3) Follow this blog.  If you already follow, let me know. That counts, too. (1 entry)

4) Follow Spiffing Jewelry's blog, Twitter, and/or Facebook and let me know. (1 entry)

Please let me know if you done any of these to ensure you get your extra entries.

One (1) winner will be randomly chosen (through Contest ends Friday, September 3, at midnight EST.  Winner will be notified by Monday, September 6.

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