Thursday, August 27, 2009

Winner time!

We have a winner! picked the winning number as 5, so the winner is my sister, Audrey!

Doesn't that sound rigged or unfair? Never fear! I am picking a second winner because as much as I love my sister, I don't think it's very nice to invite friends over to play and then not treat them right.

The next number by was 39, so the second winner is Kat C.! Audrey and Kat C., please contact me and let me know which pair you would like! (I will be contacting them to let them know in case they don't keep up with my blog.

Thank you all so much for playing and for your valuable input!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My First Big Craft Show & a Giveaway!

My sister and I have reserved a craft booth for the annual Peach Days celebration in our hometown. I have been busy making things and am also offering them online for sale, but because of the focus on Peach Days, I am not taking the time to make listings on Etsy. The bulk of my products for Peach Days will be quilted bookmarks and sterling silver earrings with a variety of stone, crystal, glass, and ceramic beads. Here are some photos of the things I've made so far!

Quilted bookmarks

The backs are patchwork, too!

Crystal and sterling silver

Glass and crystal (all metal is sterling silver, as usual)

Crystal, glass, and sterling

Ceramic and sterling

Ceramic and sterling

Pearl, jade, citrine, jasper, carnelian and sterling

Aquamarine, amethyst, peridot, citrine, labradorite, crystal, pink jade, olive jade, coral, and sterling

Pearl, crystal, carnelian, robin's egg stone,
purple jade and sterling

Peridot, citrine, aquamarine, amethyst, malachite, labradorite, navy quartz, carnelian, Swarovski Austrian crystal, sterling

Non-sterling pairs with crystal

Non-sterling (sterling plate) with purple crystal and other non-sterling pair with red crystal

In order to prepare for Peach Days, I need your help! I need to know which of my earrings people like the most so I can make more of those kinds. Anyone who posts a comment with their top three earring choices will be entered to win a free pair (international entrants welcome)! I will send the winning pair by mail. Be sure that you have a blog I can access to let you know if you've won or else leave me your email address in the comment. The giveaway will run for one week - until midnight (MST) on August 25th.

Bonus entry opportunities:
* Post a link to the giveaway on your blog (3 entries)
* Become my fan on Facebook (1 entry)
* Become a follower of my blog (1 entry)
* Posting on Twitter (1 entry) - be sure to put @azurerocket in the tweet so I can find it!

Leave a comment for each entry you make. I will be checking up to keep things fair!

For example, someone who made every possible entry would leave 7 comments, something like this:

"My favorite earrings are the ladybugs, the purple jade and pearl, and the labradorite trio."

"Link on my blog! x 1"

"Link on my blog! x 2"

"Link on my blog! x 3"

"I am your fan on Facebook!"

"I am following you!"


If there is a huge response to my giveaway, I will be giving away additional pairs of earrings.

Also, if anyone is interested in purchasing something, email me at Bookmarks are $4/each or $3.50 each if purchasing two or more. Sterling silver earrings (all but the three pairs mentioned above are 100% solid sterling silver except for the obvious non-metal parts) are $8/pair or $7.50 if purchasing two or more. The three non-sterling pairs are $6.50/pair. Shipping is $1/flat for the U.S. no matter how many things you buy. Contact me for international shipping prices. You can check my Etsy profile to see my positive feedback as a handmade vendor.

Let the games begin! Thanks for playing!