Giveaway – Jonquils in Bloom Earrings

Greetings and Salutations, my Sweet Friends!

I’m back… and I’ve missed you!

What have you been up to? Anything exciting happen while I was away? 😉

Since this was a staycation, my plan was to spend a little time “playing” with some sewing and beading projects that I’ve had on the back burner. I was also hoping to crack open some new craft books that I bought a while ago, but haven’t had the chance to really curl up with and study.


Well, I can report that I accomplished a lot last week, but not very much of it was stuff I had on my list! I tried a new recipe, organized my office a bit, and then several jewelry orders came in. By the time I finished them, the week had flown by.

I did have time to notice that the landscape in our neighborhood is just bursting with life. Everything is green again, and many of the flowering trees are in full bloom. Our daffodils are especially beautiful this year and seem to be lasting much longer than usual. They’re the inspiration for this week’s giveaway!

“Jonquils in Bloom” Earrings

These sparkling earrings feature *vintage* glass beads that were made in Czechoslovakia. You’ll notice both teardrop and bicone shapes in golden yellow with a soft aurora borealis finish.

Measurements: 1-3/4″ long, including the 14k gold filled earwires.


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:

You’ve all probably heard of Dear Abby and her newspaper column, where people write in and ask her advice on all kinds of topics.

Pretend I am substituting for her this week and ask me a question. I’m not an expert on anything, but I’ve lived long enough to have absorbed some information on a wide range of things.

This doesn’t have to be a serious question. A funny question is welcome! And it certainly doesn’t have to be about anything personal – whatever you want. Something practical or silly or even educational would be great. Just remember this is a family blog!

(I think this could be fun, and maybe even helpful. If I don’t know an answer, I can surely look it up for you. If there are a lot of questions, I’ll answer some this week and others in upcoming posts.)

So, what would you like to “Ask Crystal”? 😉


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 05/02/10, and the winner will be selected on or about 05/03/10.