Wednesday, October 2, 2013

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

I am back from attending artBLISS - I had an absolutely perfect 3 days of creativity and all-around fun!  My sincerest gratitude to Jeanette Blix and Cindy Wimmer for hosting this event again this year.  I am officially counting down the days until artBLISS 5 - the 5 year anniversary!

I photo-bombed my project progress on Facebook over the weekend, so I will not bore you with my measly projects.  I am itching to start using the tips and skills that I learned from fabulous teachers Richard Salley and the most awesome teacher of all time - Stacie Florer.  I mean this sincerely.  However, in addition to coming home to 6 loads of laundry (including sheets - I hate washing and drying sheets!), I also came home with a supply list as long as my arm.  I placed my order, and as soon as supplies arrive, I hope to work on these projects!

Before I end my artBLISS rave, I also received my pre-ordered copy of Cindy Wimmer's new book The Missing Link.  If you have read my blog in the past, my jewelry designs are geared to "all handmade"...and that includes any chains and clasps that I add to my designs.  Cindy's book is chockfull of 30 new links - 30!!!!  I already attempted 6 of these links, and have even placed new items in my shop utilizing these uber-creative designs.  Some of the links are more complex than others - I love this!  If you are a jewelry designer and have not ordered/received Cindy's book, I have but one question for you - WHY NOT??!!  You will love it!

Okay - time for my Giveaway!

Miracle Horse Rescue
To date - I have received and donated $1,892 to Miracle Horse Rescue!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has purchased jewelry from my shop, or shared my sales blurbs on Facebook.  The horses thank you, too!

But I am not done!  Through October 31, 2013, I am donating 100% of all proceeds from sales in my shop to Miracle Horse Rescue (MHR).  MHR is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and welfare of abused, neglected, and unwanted domesticated horses of all types and conditions  MHR is a very small organization - run by only 2 people who have dedicated their entire lives to helping these horses.  I want to continue to help as much as I can.  For more information, please visit their Facebook page.

To further entice you to start your Holiday shopping - or buy something for yourself- I am offering discounts as follows:

9/28/2013 - 10/11/2013  - SAVE 20%
10/12/2013 - 10/18/2013 - SAVE 15%
10/19/2013 - 10/31/2013 - SAVE 10%

Again - 100% of all proceeds will be donated to this wonderful organization!  Please help me to help these gorgeous animals!!


The Giveaway
Several artisans attended artBLISS and sold their gorgeous, gorgeous beads - and boy, did I purchase some beads!  I sifted through many, many sets of beads and used these lovelies made by Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio to make this bracelet.  I also added a handmade charm by Jade Scott - I had to!  It matched perfectly!

Click on the pic for a larger view!



The bracelet measures 9" in length with a 7" inside diameter - if the winner needs the length adjusted - of course I will do that!  Solid copper - antiqued, buffed, tumbled, and treated to a coating of Renaissance Wax to protect that lovely, rustic patina!

How to Enter
1.  Leave a comment on this blog post - Equals 1 entry
2.  Post a link to this blogpost on Facebook - Equals 1 entry
3.  Go to my shop on Etsy (link here) and PIN an item to your Pinterest Board - Equals 1 entry

For each task above, you must leave a separate comment on my blog!!  I will choose a winner via Random Organizer sometime on Saturday.  Lastly, make sure your contact email is "turned on" or leave me your email address so that I can contact the winner!!

Thank you for stopping by - and thank you for helping me to spread the word!


xo
Patti





61 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always! I think I need this to be mine mine mine! You're doing such a wonderful job love hearing how much you've raised, still growing strong!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have shared your love on that little thing we call Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I knew just what to pin too but that's funny it won't let me post the link https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/163118877/on-sale-sterling-silver-bangle-bracelets?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share maybe this time

    ReplyDelete
  4. Girl, you know I'm a sucker for your creations! I'm super excited about all the cool things you learned at ArtBliss, cause I know you will be in a creating frenzy!! Love Cindy, and would love the chance to attend ArtBliss next year with you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Tweeted. Did you hear my birdie tweeting? (I just think that's the silliest name for social media)
    https://twitter.com/ShirleyMoore235/status/385584612858011648

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pinned....http://www.etsy.com/listing/126982118/on-sale-purple-and-ivory-lampwork-and?ref=shop_home_active

    ReplyDelete
  7. That's a beauty of a bracelet.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Shared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eugenie.wu.1/posts/654244667932658
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/31454897370965426/
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a beautiful bracelet! And congratulations for your raising goal!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such natural and earthy! It cannot reach such an peaceful feeling. I wish that I could touch this bracelet as I imagine that it would feel so good. So close to wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's a gorgeous bracelet and totally handmade!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've shared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acbeads0/posts/359686534165449

    ReplyDelete
  14. And pinned a gorgeous necklace to my Pinterest Inspiration board.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/498562621220229298/
    Thank you for your generosity and good luck to your sales.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Stunning bracelet! Who ever wins will cherish it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This bracelet is beautiful. I can't wait to see all you create from what you learned at ArtBliss! I can't wait to get my copy of Cindy's book. I'm moving to all handmade and I love making links. Enjoy the weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Pintrest is not working for me today, But here is what I shall pin.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/164558283/on-sale-southwest-style-artisan-lampwork?utm_source=CraftCult&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api

    ReplyDelete
  18. Gorgeous Bracelet...love those pretty beads
    asribeadswork@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Pinned!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/239535273904445182/

    SHANTEL575@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is gorgeous! Would LOVE to have it :)
    Shantel (SHANTEL575@hotmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  21. shared on FB :)
    SHANTEL575@hotmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/shantel575

    ReplyDelete
  22. Patti - you are such a generous spirit. I am sure this organization is thrilled at what you are going for them.

    ReplyDelete
  23. That is gorgeous! I am so happy that you were able to contribute so much to the rescue!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I also pinned a bracelet: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/228205906091432284/

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks for the opportunity. Getting started now.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful Bracelet Patti. I have also pinned you on my facebook . Thanks for the chance to win

    ReplyDelete
  27. Just posted your blog to my fb page.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am really shocked by the info of this website and i am glad i experienced a seem over the weblog. thank you so a lot for sharing this sort of wonderful data.
    Jewelry stores MO

    ReplyDelete
  29. beautiful necklace.
    stringasongofsixpence at googlemail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I would so love to win that gorgeous bracelet---I would treasure it for the beautiful beads and workmanship. Thank you for the opportunity!
    lecarling@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  32. I just shared on Facebook!
    lecarling@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a cool bracelet! Would love to own this one. Love handmade.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Pinned this other gorgeous bracelet! http://www.pinterest.com/casu51/beads-i-love/

    ReplyDelete
  35. Would love to win this gorgeous bracelet! Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Pinned (Kari Alexander)
    Ps. LOVE that you support horse rescue!!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Loved this bracelet. =) your beads are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love your work Patti!! Pinning and sharing! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love that bracelet Patti (I love all of your creations!)

    ReplyDelete
  40. And pinned my favourite pair of earrings! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/31454897370971536/

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful bracelet, the colours are sublime. Shared on FB too :-)

    ReplyDelete
  42. OMG this is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Also pinned one of my favorites :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Replies
    1. First off - Your work with the Miracle Horse Rescue is so inspiring! Thank you for your dedication to such a worthy cause. Your bracelet is gorgeous and I would be proud to call it mine! Pretty please count me in for this amazing giveaway! Thanks!

      Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

      Delete
  45. I shared on Facebook!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. I pinned your Give a Hoot Necklace on Pinterest!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. I would LOVE to own one of your creations! Thanks for the chance Patti!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I pinned these earrings on my Things I Want board! ON SALE Mixed Metal - Copper and Argentium Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love this Patti. Off to post on FB & Pin on Pinterest! What you are doing for the horse rescue is amazing & so inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Pinned to my Etsy Wonders board.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Patti, Your jewelry is so over the top, I give your name out and pin on Pinterest along with posting on FB. I hope to get to your level someday.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I got the earrings to pin finally. :) Beautiful lovelies!

    ReplyDelete