Giveaway – I Feel Pretty Earrings

If it’s Monday, it must be time for my weekly giveaway and a new question, too!

But first, a bit of trivia . . . 😉

You may not believe it… but I, Crystal, – lover of all beads, baubles and bling – will sometimes skip wearing a necklace and/or bracelet during the hottest days of summer!

I know!!! I can hear you gasping. lol

I must admit I feel a little bare without a few of pieces of jewelry, but if it’s terribly muggy, I opt for earrings only – so in that case – they have to be noticeable.

This week’s giveaway is a good example . . .

They’re showy enough to add some pizzazz to your outfit on a day when the weather has you feeling as wilted as a dishrag! 😉

I’ve used bright, summery colors and a variety of vintage and contemporary glass beads, with Swarovski crystal accents. All findings are sterling silver. The earrings measure 2-1/4″ long (including the artisan-crafted, sterling silver ear wires).

Contest Rules and How To Enter

Any day you leave a comment on this blog – it is counted as a chance to enter that week’s giveaway.

For example, if you answer today’s question (you’ll find it below!) that will give you one chance.

But if you then come back another day this week and comment on a different post – you will have earned another chance in this week’s giveaway! There are usually 4-5 posts per week – Monday through Friday – so you can have multiple chances to enter!

When you comment you do not have to mention that it’s an entry in the giveaway. My blog program shows me all of the “comments” as they come in – so I do not miss any of them, and all will count to be entered into the drawing! 😀

Today’s question is:

What is the dumbest thing you’ve ever seen someone do?

My answer would be…
One lovely summer day, as we were working in our yard, we saw our neighbor jump onto his son’s tiny tricycle. The man is about 6 ft. tall, and his knees were up to his chin as he wobbled for balance . . . and then proceeded to pedal as fast as he could! Within seconds, the tricycle toppled over and he landed in a heap on the ground. He had broken his ankle!

We drove him to the emergency room and he came home on crutches. We felt sorry for him, but couldn’t help wondering – what on earth was he thinking to try something so dumb?


The Boring Stuff . . .
You must be 18 yrs. old. After the completion of the contest, the name of the winner will be listed here. The winner will also be notified by email. If the 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. The prize will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail

All entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on 05/23/10, and the winner will be selected on or about 05/24/10.


“Garden Fairy” Pendant Set

Yesterday, as I was making room for lots of pretty new beads (Look for them in my store very soon!), I came across this gorgeous pendant!


I bought it from one of my favorite polymer clay artisans several months ago, and then tucked it away for a future designing session. I hadn’t planned on making jewelry yesterday but the pendant looked so lovely – the way the sunlight illuminated the colors – that I immediately began to search for coordinating beads to showcase it, in all its glory.


Double click the photo for the best view.

For the color scheme, I chose light rose pink, pale lilac, and a burnished gold. I wanted the colors to be soft and the beads to be a delicate size so the pendant itself would be the focal point. I’m happy with how it turned out and because I like it so much, I’ll have a hard time putting in my shop. I probably will though . . . but I might need a few days to look at it first. 😉