Giveaway – Blue Velvet Necklace

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It’s time for another weekly giveaway! If you’ve just landed here for the first time, I hope you’ll subscribe through the orange RSS button located on the sidebar, or put me in your “favorites” so that you’ll never miss your chance to enter.

A great big thank you goes out to each and every one of you who, last week, generously offered your input regarding the giveaways. I was just blown away by your thoughtful opinions, and the time you devoted to answering the survey. I truly appreciate it and I’ll be carefully considering everything that was suggested. There was one feeling that was almost unanimous though –

KEEP THE QUESTIONS!

Ok! I hear you loud and clear and I definitely will. 🙂

Now on to the giveaway!

This week, I have a necklace in royal shades of blue that’s fit for a princess.

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I‘ve used some very special vintage beads in luscious light blue, midnight blue, and deep royal blue. The ovals have a gorgeous luster. They’re Vintage Moonglow Lucite, which is particularly rare in the oval shape. The larger round beads are Vintage Czech glass and they have exquisite faceting and an aurora borealis flash on one side. The smallest beads are contemporary Czech glass with a rich velvety sheen. Measurements: just under 20” in length. Closes with a textured, silver-plated, toggle clasp.

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 tomorrow and comment on tomorrow’s post too – you will have earned another chance in this week’s giveaway – so you’ll have 2 chances!

Return on the next day, comment, and you add another chance! And so on through the week. 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! 😀

The giveaways end on Sundays, so you’ll have a little time to “catch up” if you missed any weekday posts.

Today’s question is:

Can you tell us about something that *you* really love – but friends, family, or co-workers just don’t seem to appreciate?

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 01/17/10, and the winner will be selected on or about 01/18/10.

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Giveaway – Royal Harlequin Earrings

Hi everyone!

Welcome to week twelve of the Monday Giveaways.

This week I’d like to introduce a new element to the weekly contest questions!

We’ll have 2 regular questions – as usual – but for the third chance to win, I’m requesting one of your favorite recipes! Although I did ask for a recipe once before, in the early days of the blog, today I have a new idea for something fun to do with them! If you look to the right of this page, you’ll see a little “recipe box”. I would love to fill it with your favorites, so that everyone can view and enjoy them!

Don’t worry! I won’t be looking for new recipes each week. But, every now and then, one of the weekly giveaway questions might be a recipe request. I think it will be fun for all of us to have this new source for meal suggestions – especially for those days when we’re just “fresh out of ideas”!! 🙂

This week’s giveaway is a beautiful pair of lampwork earrings!

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They feature gorgeous artisan-crafted lampwork beads with swirls of sapphire blue, aqua green, and twinkling strands of gold aventurine – which are hard to see in the photo but are so pretty and add a very delicate sparkle!

The lampwork beads are accented with Swarovski crystals in sapphire blue. All of the metal embellishments are gold vermeil or 14 kt. gold-filled.

For pierced ears, the earrings measure 1-3/8 inches in length including the 14 kt. Gold-filled earwires.

Contest Rules and How To Enter:

1. Leave a comment that answers the question: Do you carry anything with you for good luck? That will give you one chance to win.

2. For a second chance to win, leave a second comment that answers the question: What job would you have if you could have any one you wanted?

3. For a third chance to win, leave a comment with a recipe you like to make. For example: It can be something quick and easy (We all love those!). Or it can be more time-consuming if you think it’s really worth the extra time. Or maybe you have a favorite “family recipe” to share!

**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 added to this post after the completion of the contest and the winner will be notified by email. The prize will be sent 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 10:00 p.m. EST on 02/01/09, and the winner will be selected on or about 02/02/09.

Thanks for participating and Good Luck to all!

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The contest is closed.

The winner is Shelley K. Congratulations Shelley! Please check your email. I will be contacting you for your shipping address.

Giveaway – Emerald Seas Pendant

In appreciation of all of the wonderful comments that you are leaving here on the blog, I’m going to continue the “giveaways”! 🙂

Here’s a beautiful pendant which features an artisan-crafted lampwork glass bead as its focal point.

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The bead has glass ribbons of emerald green and royal ocean blue swirling through its center, and it’s encased in clear glass – to add a touch of glossy shine!

The pendant is accented with emerald-colored Swarovski crystals and gorgeous sterling Bali bead caps. All of the metal components are sterling silver ! The bail is a generous size and should fit on most of the chains that you own. Or maybe you have a black cord, or you’ll buy a piece of satin ribbon and wear it high on the neck for a look that is trés chic!

Contest Rules and How To Enter

1. Leave a comment that describes what you would call a “perfect day”. That will give you one chance to win.

2. For a second chance to win, leave a second comment with a “saying” that you use a lot, or maybe one that you heard often as a child. For example: “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”

3. For a third chance to win, leave a comment that describes your favorite snack!

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 added to this post after the completion of the contest and 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 10:00 p.m. EST on 01/11/09, and the winner will be selected on or about 01/12/09.

Thanks for participating and Good Luck to all! 🙂

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The contest is closed.

The winner is Jenna. Congratulations Jenna! Please check your email. I will be contacting you for your shipping address.