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Monday, April 20, 2009

A Work Of Heart Jewelry Giveaway

My real-life BFF Gina recently opened her own Etsy shop called A Work of Heart.


Gina makes the most amazing hand-beaded and wire-wrapped jewelry; it's really unique stuff! She works with many materials but especially loves metal and freshwater pearls. She also likes to recycle old jewelry by incorporating it into her new works.


And she and her preschooler make jewelry for little ones that she sells on her site too!


Gina even customizes one-of-a-kind jewelry just for her clients. Here's what she has to say about customized jewelry at her website:

"Please let me know if there is a piece of jewelry that you like but would like in another color or if you would like for me to create something new as a gift. I can also do larger quantities of items for events. For example, if you are looking for just the right earring for a group that is going to be in your wedding, with your guidance, I can craft pieces that are as unique as your friends."




Now for the good news! My generous friend is giving away a piece of jewelry from her collection (YOUR CHOICE) up to $35.00 in value. All you have to do to enter is:

* Visit A Work of Heart at Etsy and look around. Come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which piece of Gina's jewelry is your favorite. You MUST do this step to qualify.

You can earn extra entries by doing any or all of the following (Be sure to leave SEPARATE comments for each step you take since that counts as your entry):

1. Follow my blog. (Worth 1 extra entry)
2. Join my BlogFrog Community in my sidebar. (Worth 2 extra entries)
3. Blog about this contest with a link back here (Worth 2 extra entries)
4. Buy something from A Work of Heart (Worth 5 extra entries!!!)

Contest will end Saturday, May 2nd at midnight. Winner will be selected randomly by the random.org widget. Please be sure I can contact you via email or blog or I will have to choose another winner. Thanks and good luck!

100 comments:

BeLovEdAiMeE said...

wonderful creations!
My new favorite color is green, so I would get the green earrings and coil bracelet to go as a set. :)

BeLovEdAiMeE said...

I"m a follower :)

Jess to the Lo said...

I'm a follower

Jess to the Lo said...

I love the Snow fall bracelet

Kelly said...

I love the Green coil bracelet. I am into bracelets to match my outfits...and I don't have a green one yet. What a fun giveaway!
*I am a follower
*I posted about your giveaway!

j2burk said...

I actually love the second one you have pictured in your post - the old fashioned freshwater pearl with the antique brooch. It's so elegant and unique!

j2burk said...

Btw, I'm a follower too :)

MELISSA said...

So hard to choose a favorite, but the green glass necklace stood out to me. Great etsy shop!

Courtney and the Boys said...

Hey there! It's so great that you're hosting this giveaway for your friend! I took a look around and she is VERY talented! Wow!

My favorite is the Old fashioned fresh water pearl with antique brooch - copper color...adorable! :)

Courtney and the Boys said...

I'm a follower. :)

Courtney and the Boys said...

I'm in your Blog-Frog community!

Courtney and the Boys said...

Just blogged about it and linked back here in my sidebar! :)

beausarmywife4life said...

I love the turquoise and gold stone bracelet!!

Melissa said...

She has a great shop! Her earrings are wonderful. But if i had to pick a necklace i'd choose the Spring green glass flower necklace. I love the color.

beausarmywife4life said...

Oky Doky..I posted a rockin post about G's bling. http://gardengatesfamilyof4.blogspot.com/2009/04/man-i-feel-like-woman.html

Melissa said...

I'm a follower!

beausarmywife4life said...

Im a fallower

beausarmywife4life said...

Im a blog frog

Melissa said...

I joined your BlogFrog group.

beausarmywife4life said...

Did I mention a made TWO purchases from Gina and that I was her first customer!! I believe that gives me 20 entries!!

Melissa said...

#2 for joining your blogfrog community.

The Giveaway Diva said...

ooo i love Spring green glass flower necklace!!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i am a follower!!!

Jingle said...

I like the Green porcelain necklace and earrings! So pretty!

Jingle said...

I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I've only had time to look at the bracelets and my favorite in the bracelet catagory is the snow fall bracelet because besides from being a very cool piece, the description reminds me of myself
"It is just chunky enough to make a statement but not real dramatic."

~Aunt T

BeLovEdAiMeE said...

I joined your blog frog!

cpullum said...

I love the Fuschia and white flower necklace!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bunny B said...

I love the Chandelier earings
bunnybx at gmail . com

Jackie said...

The jewelry is beautiful. One of my favorites is the Bright Blue Dangle Earrings. These earrings are perfect for summer! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Jackie said...

I follow

Bacardi Mama said...

I love, love, love the wire wrapped beaded bracelet.

Bacardi Mama said...

I'm a follower.

Bacardi Mama said...

Here's the link to my post
http://bacardimama.blogspot.com/2009/04/jewelry-giveaway.html

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

the chandelier earrings are so pretty! Love her work, she does a great job and the wire wrapped pieces are gorgeous!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Becky said...

I LUV the piece called Turquoise and Gold! Very stunning pieces of jewelry. I'm also a follower!

Bunny B said...

1. Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/04/fantastic-giveaways_19.html
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

2. Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/04/fantastic-giveaways_19.html
bunnybx at gmail . com

AmandaSue said...

I love the White quartz piece bracelet! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.
unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks!

*Lissa* said...

I love the round turquoise earrings!

Melinda said...

I love the fuschia and white flower necklace.

Melinda said...

I'm a follower.

Anne said...

My favorite was the Copper pearl earrings. beautiful!

Anne said...

I follow your blog!

Anne said...

I blogged it here:
http://iheartgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/04/work-of-heart.html

Ally M said...

Love the Bright Blue Dangle Earrings. They are so pretty and summery.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

noreen said...

Sister bracelets - colorful balls for my two little girls

R and R Stacy said...

Ooooo...I love it all!

R and R Stacy said...

I'm a follwer!!

Mimi's Toes said...

I found you thru Bacardi Mama. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow necklace at the top. The stones are beautiful and reminds me of a tall drink of Lemonade. I would love to win this. I wear a lot of yellows and sunshine colors. All of your works of Art are breathtaking. I would much rather own this type of jewelry than store bought. You can see that it is made with love and very unique. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

2 Kids 3 Martinis said...

Love the jade teardrop earrings! I will have to go back again!

MaryAnne said...

I love the round turquoise earrings!

MaryAnne said...

I follow your fabulous blog :)

kate said...

love the Spring green glass flower necklace!! so pretty!

glittergurl04 @hotmail.com

Rikki said...

I adore (and I am not using that word lightly) the copper and turquoise bracelet - she is very talented!

Rocksee said...

I am following

Rocksee said...

I love actually the very top necklace on your blog.. it's AMAZING!

I love that she is from Emporia! Me too!!!

Go Emporia girls!!

Rocksee said...

I also posted a link to your giveaway on my blog and put your friends etsy site up.

Small world!

Sena said...

The Chandelier Earrings are lovely.
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Sena said...

#1 - Linked at http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2009/04/simple-piano-for-preschoolers-25-apr.html
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Sena said...

#2 - Linked at http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2009/04/simple-piano-for-preschoolers-25-apr.html
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Michelle said...

Oh how beautiful.... I think I like the black chandelier earrings the best. Very cool!

Michelle said...

Oh, and I follow :)

Liyana said...

I'm a follower. :D Love the copper turqoise necklace. It's lovely!

loony_balooga_91 at hotmail.com

Jessica G. said...

Love the wrap necklace! Great colors. I really liked the pearl pendant, too but didn't know how big it was.

Jessica G. said...

And now I'm a follower!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

she has some great work! Ioved so much of it, but think my fav is the Spring green glass flower necklace, it was great! what a cool giveaway!

Megan said...

What awesome stuff. The romantic embrace is gorgeous!

Megan said...

I follow you already. =)

Megan said...

I joined your blogfrog community.

Nicki said...

Green coil bracelet is my favorite!!!

glamorchick_007 @hotmail.com

melly said...

love the snow fall bracelet!!

swt_babe321 @hotmail.com

Brooke said...

Her work is beautiful! I love the black old fashioned fresh water pearl with antique brooch....give me anything with a vintage flair, and I love it!

Brooke said...

And yep, I follow you already.

Celeste said...

I like the Chandelier earrings :)


contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Blog follower


contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Chaotic Eloquence said...

Romantic Embrace is GORGEOUS!

LT said...

I love the Sister bracelets - blue as the sea!

LT said...

I am a follower

Shangrila said...

What a great giveaway! I LOVE her "Wonderful Fuschia Flower Necklace and earrings" set-beautiful!

Shangrila said...

I'm a follower!:)

Alicia said...

I'm a follower! :o)

janetfaye said...

I like the wrap necklace.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Pearl bracelet.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

follower

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

beausarmywife4life said...

Hi, you may not know me...my name is Rhiann and I stalk you often. Thats why Im number ONE on your blog frog community. Just wanted you to know Im still watching this thread. I need the bling to detract from from my third eye.

Dina said...

Love the Green porcelain necklace and earrings. And the Old fashioned fresh water pearl with antique brooch - copper color. And the Fuschia and white flower necklace. Wait, did you say one favorite?? Can't stop at just one! OK - the flower necklace it is.

Dina said...

Follow you.

Dina said...

Joined your BlogFrog Community 1

Dina said...

Joined your BlogFrog Community 2

Jingle said...

I love the Old fashioned fresh water pearl necklace with antique brooch in the copper color!!! It is amazing!

Jingle said...

I'm a follower!

Whimsical Creations said...

#1
Blogged here
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-thursday-430.html

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

#2
Blogged here
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-thursday-430.html

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Tim said...

I think that carey would like the green porceline necklace and earings. She likes that color.

Love and Prayers,

TIm

Tim said...

I am a faithful follower

Tim

Tim said...

Im also in your Blog Frog!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Crystal M said...

The Copper Pearl earrings. Good grief those are a beauty!