I finally received my Serap Koç design dress through a local giveaway at Kadınca Kararınca blog after 2 months. The item that I won wasn't available at their stock, and then I chose a another dress and it wasn't available either. So I had to wait for this long. But third time's the charm! My third choice, which is the dress you see in the picture, arrived and I really liked it :) ARV: $28
I won this beautiful jeweled collar from BirMutlulukAtölyesi through a local giveaway at İlknurun Dünyası blog. It's a very elegant collar, but I have just one criticism on the diameter of the item. It's very tight, so unfortunately I can't use it right now :( Maybe if I modify it a little, I can use.
And this gorgeous cushion, the color and design of which I adored, came from Apolena Home through a local giveaway at Kampanyaların Mutfağı blog. And it took its place on the corner set in our kitchen, so that we will be able to loll against. ARV: $17
About the Company: I never intended to open a handcrafted guitar pick shop, but discovered I was not the only person who needed a gift for a musician who had everything. My handcrafted guitar picks and gift items are handcut, handstamped, handhammered and handsanded to be flexible and strong, safe for your strings and provided a bright sound quality. Picks can be personalized with the name, initials or sentiment you provide. Great for just about ANY occasion you can think of (weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, father's and mother's days, valentine's day and of course, winter holidays). The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and what we can fit on a 1"x1.25" piece of metal. Give a personal, yet functional, gift for that will keep on giving for a long time to come.
WIN IT: One (1) winner will receive a gift card in value of $35.00 USD.
About the Company: Jewelry of Lav is synonymous with Lovely, Angelic, Vintage handmade jewelry for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Inspired by her young children, Lavender’s works often reflects childhood innocence and fairytale like sweetness.
Beyond this, her inspirations also come from God’s lovely creations – the beautiful and amazing nature and things she sees in cosmopolitan Singapore. Hence, it’s not surprising to see her unique handmade jewelry mirroring classy and timeless designs with a touch of vintage charm.
PS: She regularly has jewelry voucher giveaways for her jewelry facebook fans. And you can also check her website.
WIN IT: Three (3) winners will receive a gift card in $12.00 value.
About the Artist: I had the very good fortune to have a grandmother who shared her ability to crochet with me at the age of ten. That sparked decades of dabbling in knitting, crocheting, crewel, needlepoint, cross-stitch and sewing. It wasn’t until a friend gave me a handmade beaded necklace that I found my true artistic calling. I had to know how to do that! It didn’t hurt that I come from an artistic family. After retiring from a long pediatric nursing career and raising my two daughters I finally had the time and energy to devote to learning how to design and create beautiful, colorful, unusual and sometimes vintage necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. My business name comes from a movie title: “Wings of Desire”. Watching old movies with my husband is another passion. Even though I had expanded my repertoire to include more than rings, I thought the name was still exotic and applicable to the other pieces. My inspirations seems to come from the components themselves…combined with my love of and appreciation for all things feminine, elegant, vintage, Victorian and Edwardian. Those were times when women wore beautiful artistic and feminine jewelry to dine in their own homes!! I actively hunt for components that are beautiful and unusual. My favorites include all styles of Czech glass beads, semi-precious stones, crystals, paper mache, raku pottery beads, copper and sterling silver. Then I often stumble upon a special bead, pendant or a fancy bead cap and I look at what I already have in my bead “stash”. It is only in those moments that the design comes together. I may have to re-work the sequencing and the wire additions several times to get it just right, but that is the challenge. Where that ability to “see” the marriage of unexpected components comes from seems instinctive. The result of these satisfying abilities is one-of-a-kind wearable art as each design is a work of art. I began this learning journey 3 years ago with 3-4 classes at our local bead store, however, the remainder of my skills have been self-taught. In April of this year (2012) I won a third place ribbon at the Landings Art Association Annual Spring Art Show for a 3-strand necklace entitled “Maiden of the Sea”. Soon I will be joining a brand new art gallery downtown Savannah. While there are many techniques in designing jewelry, mine are called stringing and wire work. My work sells very well at shows such as “Springtime Made in the South”, “Arts in the Heart of Augusta”, “First Saturday at the Savannah Riverfront” and the “Landings Art Walk” in the spring and a similar venue in the fall. Custom designing keeps me busy and is my greatest and most satisfying challenge. PS: Her work can also be found at the Signature Gallery in Savannah, GA’s City Market.
WIN IT: One (1) winner will receive an East Orient Red Coral and Black Crystal Necklace. (Value: $40.00) Free shipping to US, and $2.00 shipping fee for international. The necklace is 18 inches long and center bead is a handmade lampwork bead with Oriental theme which was her inspiration.
About the Company: Pendulums are used as a great tool for dowsing, spiritual use, chakra balancing and heightening ones psychic intution. Basic use is getting clear yes or no answers to questions. I've always had a fascination with the spiritual and the unknown which lead me to making and designing pendulums and helping others in their spiritual quest.
OFFER: If you purchase from her Etsy shop, you can get 20% off your order. Use this code: Giveaway20 Valid during the contest dates only.
WIN IT: Three (3) winners will receive a Dowsing Pendulum of choice. (Value: Up to $30.00)
About the Company: Welcome to The Angelorian Tradition; home to a fabulous assortment of metal stamped vintage flatware, custom guitar picks, one of a kind wedding favors and accessories, tea and coffee items, baby gifts and accessories, vintage craft supplies, unique party supplies and other fun gift, home decor and jewelry items for you to browse and often customize to your needs. I am always more than happy to help if you have any questions so please feel free to convo me. Thank you!