Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy October & Giveaway #1

Happy October! This is my favorite month of the year. The leaves are beginning to change color, the mornings and evenings are cool & crisp, and the days are still warm. I love the smells from my warm toasty kitchen as I bake apple pies, apple crisps and make applesauce. It also happens to be the month in which I was born. My birthday was Saturday, and my husband & I spent a wonderful day enjoying the nice weather and each other. We went out to dinner for all you can eat shrimp at Red Lobster (a seafood chain restaurant for anyone not familiar with it).

I have been so blessed lately with the generosity of blog friends--it is my turn now. I am going to offer several giveaways and specials associated with my Etsy shop. To begin with...

I am offering free shipping in my Etsy Shop for the whole month of October. I have already adjusted the shipping costs to zero, so the listings are ready to go. I will be starting to list my holiday french beaded flowers soon!

Here is how the giveaways will work:
You may enter one or all of the giveaways by making one comment on their individual post. If you would like to blog about the giveaway, leave a separate comment with the link for one additional chance.

The giveaways are open to everyone. Please make sure if you do not have a blog that I have a way to get in touch with you. The winner will be drawn on the date stated in each individual post by the random number generator.

Giveaway #1
A Halloween themed giveaway! This necklace is an original, one-of-a-kind piece. I created the inserts out of polymer clay. They sort of happened by accident--I could certainly never repeat these exact designs. Can you see the bat in the top piece? They have been beaded (with some techniques I learned from a flatwork book recently purchased from Beadwright), backed with leather and strung on an orange ribbon necklace.
The piece measures approximately 3 1/2" long including the bail & the necklace is adjustable from 16"-18".
The winner for this necklace will be drawn on October 15, 2010. Good Luck!

12 comments:

she dreams big! said...

Happy Birthday Debbie! Hope you partied hardy on your 29th (lol) birthday, stuffed yourself with shrimp and received a little bling!

Of course I'm going to play along with you this month! Count me in!

she dreams big! said...

I put a pic of the Halloween necklace on my sidebar! It is too, too wonderful!

Lori said...

Awesome. I can see the bat! Beautiful work with the flatwork as well. And a Happy Birthday to you!

Lori said...

Almost forgot! Left a Link to your Giveaway on My Blog too....Also to your etsy store.

Flowermouse Design said...

Happy happy birthday to you dear Debbie!!! And such a lovely post - I can smell the apple pie!!! I´m on for the giveaway!!! Yes yes - something really american - I´m crossing fingers, arms, legs and toes!!!

mentalmulch said...

Happy birthday Debbie!!! The talk of those foods got my mouth watering now!! What a super giveaway, please count me in!
Roxanne

Melissa said...

Red Lobster. Yum!! I love their biscuits. Happy Birthday too you, happy birthday to you...

Fun give away. Good Luck to me.

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Debbie ;o) Please count me in your blog giveaway! I love the pendant! You should make them for your store!! You were making me very hungry in your post! LOL!! Happy Birthday ;o)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Yum...shrimp! One of my favorites! I hope you had a most excellent birthday. :) And thank you for offering such a fun Halloween-themed giveaway. I DID indeed see the bat - very cool piece! :) Theresa

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Debbie ;o) I did a little post for your giveaway on my blog ;o) Hope you like it ;o)

Joumana said...

Happy Birthday Debbie!
And what a beautiful Necklace! I'd love to be in your Giveaway. :)

IrelandBrady said...

Happy Belated Birthday Debbie!
This necklace is amazing! Your beadwork is incredible! I have always wanted to learn how to do this type of beading. Is it terribly difficult?
This is a piece of art that I, and I am sure everyone else, would just LOVE to win!