Giveaway – “Date Night” Earrings

Greetings everyone! Welcome to the weekly giveaway. πŸ™‚

This week’s prize is a pretty pair of dangle earrings.


They feature gorgeous, gorgeous, Czech glass beads, which were made from vintage button molds! The beads are a fabulous shade of blue (somewhere between cornflower blue and royal blue) and they have a pastel aurora borealis flash, and a textured design of soft swirls!

I‘ve accented the “button” beads with Swarovski crystals in both sapphire and clear aurora borealis! All of the metal findings are made of sterling silver!

Measurements: Approximately 2″ long – including the sterling earwires.

Contest Rules and How To Enter

1. For your first chance to win leave a comment answering this question: When you feel grouchy or down, what do you do to cheer yourself?

2. For a second chance to win, leave a second comment that answers the question: If somebody asked you to recommend a good book, what would it be?

3. For a third chance to win, leave a comment on any other post on this blog except this one. You can do it today by looking for a post in the archives to comment on, or you can come back during the week and add a comment on any post – old or new. You will receive an extra entry each time you do so.

You can choose any one or all of the above chances to enter.

A valid email address must be given at time of entry. You must be 18 yrs. old. The name of the winner will be listed here after the completion of the contest. The winner will be notified by email. The prize will be mailed by USPS First Class Mail. If no valid email address is given at time of entry, or if winner fails to respond to email within 3 days from the time notification email has been sent, the win will be null and void and a new winner will be chosen.
All entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on 04/26/09, and the winner will be selected on or about 04/27/09.



Giveaway – “Date Night” Earrings — 48 Comments

  1. WHen I want to cheer myself up I usually take out my scrapbooking and rubber stamping supplies and create something. Just the act of designing something, and playing with the papers, stamps and ink, always clears my mind. When I am papercrafting, all my troubles recede into the distance and I am totally engrossed in what I am doing. The feeling of making something from scraps of paper and coming up with a completed project makes me feel more in control!

  2. A book that I would recommend would be The Kite Runner. This book was one that was given to me by my daughter after she read it in a college course and I was simply bowled over by the story. I didn’t expect to be as deeply moved as I was, nor was I overly excited to read a book which was set in the Middle Eastern culture. However, once I started it, I couldn’t stop…and it made a tremendous impact on me emotionally.

  3. Am I supposed to tell which posts I made comments on? I got kind of carried away and commented on a ton of them. Everything you blogged about was something I could completely relate to and I just had to say something!

    Crystal says: Hi Karen, It is not necessary to tell me which posts you’ve made comments on. The program for this blog shows me ALL of the comments so I don’t miss any! Thanks so much for asking and also for ALL of your comments! πŸ™‚

  4. Well, when I feel grouchy, 99% of the time its because I am tired, or have not had enough “ME” time. That usually means its in the evening. I send the boys out to their room, grab a cup of coffee, and relax in the recliner. Hopefully Terry is still awake and we can chat.

    I can usually pull myself out of a bad mood. Its all in your mind, you know. You just have to change your mind set. But when its REALLY bad, my BFF Deb grounds me.

  5. Well best book just depends on what kind of reading they like. If its scary stuff, that would be the Shining, or any Dean Koontz. I like Jeffrey Archer and Ann Rule. Its so much easier to name authors. Having a brain freeze now, but will definitely come back to see what others post.

  6. Forgot to say thank you for hosting the giveaways, and thanks for picking me this week. Also, these earrings are absolutely georgeous!

  7. When I’m grouchy, I usually read a book. I love reading. I’m a dork for reading. I can spend a whole day in Borders.

    Or reading blogs! Hahaha

  8. I would recommend Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. It’s a well-thought out science fiction/military science novel. I like how it explores the idea of what childhood is and what levels children can perform to. It’s surprisingly introspective.

  9. Ok -this may sound weird, but when I feel down, I love to go on Youtube and watch my favorite comedians in action. Even if I’ve seen their routines time and time again, they still make me laugh.

  10. I would recommend any of the books in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. There’s mystery, romance and lots of laughs, too.

  11. #1 i play the piano. i just love freestyling and putting together various chords and trying out new riffs/tags. always cheers me up no matter what!

  12. #2 lionel shriver’s we need to talk about kevin. compelling, intriguing and beautiful.

  13. When I get down, I hug my pups. It’s hard to stay down when you’ve got a lap full of dog love. πŸ™‚

  14. For a good read, I recommend “Sea Glass Chronicles” by C.S. Lambert. A lovely, relaxing book of wonderment.

  15. to answer number 2: twilight, I was in my own little edward world and nothing else mattered when I was reading it.

  16. I eat chocolate and take a bath. It never fails to make me feel better–or at the very least, relaxed!

  17. A nice cup of coffee can usually turn a bad mood around for me! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. #1 When I feel grouchy or down, I put on upbeat music or go to youtube and watch a funny video.

  19. #2: Well, since I’m going to college this year, I would recommend my peers to read Harlan’s Cohen The Naked Roommate. It’s a really helpful book and I love his style of writing.

  20. Hi! Pretty earrings! To cheer myself up I try to get outside and do yard work, something about seeing something accomplished makes me feel better and also the physical activity always helps when feeling down.

  21. I go to a nearby park and take a long, slow walk! If it is raining, then I get a cup of tea and read a book! Sometimes, I visit Starbucks and get my favorite drink, a caramel macchiato! Many thanks, Cindi

  22. When I am feeling down, I play with my dogs Ginger Bug and Vinny. I also put on some of my favorite music. That also cheers me up. Another thing I do is look at my photographs and laugh at some of the pics. thanks

  23. Oh…a good book?? I love to read–and I read TONS of books….depends on what KIND of books someone likes to read??? Right now I am reading a historical fiction book called Molokai which is really good. But, my all time fave, is To Kill A Mockingbird. (I also like The Poisonwood Bible) Geez, see…I just read WAY too much!!

  24. When I am grouchy, to cheer myself up, I like to make cards for other people! I love to create and that makes me a happy person!
    A good book is The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon. A very good read about Autism. Thanks for the chance!

  25. When I feel grouchy, I head to take a nice, long shower. It relaxes me and clears my head.

  26. I would recommend the book, “The Mastery of Love” by Miquel Ruiz. It has helped my marriage so much!

  27. 1: When I am feeling down, I like to go online and find a new book–but a very specific one. I look for a book by a third world author so that I can expand my horizons. This also often leads to finding a charity to give to, which also helps my mood.

  28. 2: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. It changed my life–beautiful not just for its own sake.

  29. Hi!!!!!! I arrive late, but I’m here!!!!!

    (My daughter said to me that you can name your bunny, Neueta, she lets the name…)

    When I feel grouchy, I play with my son and my daughter!!!!

    fantastic these blue earrings!!!!!


  30. Whenever I am feeling grouchy or down I will call my best friend and she always says something to make me smile and cheer me up

  31. I find a quiet corner and have a cup of tea and read a chapter or two in my current book.

  32. I already entered your contest. This is not an extra giveaway.I have a change of email address. Its almost the same as before. My gmail account got deleted some how! So I am starting all over again.

    Crystal says: Thank you for letting me know! πŸ™‚

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