Saturday, February 11, 2012

Beautiful Jewelry and a FANTASTIC Giveaway!!!


I love hand fashioned jewelry.

Isn't this ring beautiful?
(Keep reading if you like it!)

Knowing that something has been crafted
with special attention to details
is so much nicer than a store bought piece.


Recently I crocheted this piece:


It was a pretty simple project.

I found the free pattern through Ravelry.com,
and posted it to my Pinterest board
so that I could keep track of where I found it.



I used some hemp for my version,
which works better if you let is soak in some water for at least 10 minutes

before starting to crochet it.

This makes it easier to work with
and it causes it to dry up nicely,
not being so stiff.

To add some color and interest,
I strung some old beads I had while the string was wet
and before I started to crochet it.
I then crochetted the pattern,
adding a bead about every ten chain stitches or so.
I made my necklace a bit longer than the pattern.

Creating some jewelry like my hemp necklace,
makes me really appreciate the fine work of other jewelers.


I bought my new wedding ring a few months back
from a splendid shop on Etsy
called Form and Function.

Stacy creates beautiful pieces of jewelry,


and was so pleasant to shop from.

I asked if I might advertise her shop on my blog.


All of Stacy's pieces are beautiful.

Stacy has generously offered to give $75 toward her shop
as a giveaway for my blog.


Isn't that a sweet gift!?

If you would like to enter,
you can earn a chance to win three different ways:
1. comment and let me know that you love Stacy's jewelry.
2. Go to Stacy's shop >Form and Function<
and leave a comment telling me which piece of jewelry is your favorite.
3. Announce this giveaway on your blog
or on facebook
and comment here, letting me know that you did.

This giveaway will be open until next Friday,
February 17.

You don't want to miss this sweet experience!


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and you can put your comments there.
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95 comments:

  1. Stacey's jewelry is beautiful, I love every single piece you showed in your story!! What a talented lady!!

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  2. Wow, I love the jewlery! She does beautiful work :-)

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  3. Very beautiful pieces! Also love the necklace, Tonya.

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  4. I love the ring you wear but I also like the flower ring :)
    I'll post this on FB too :)

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  5. I love that skinny spinner with the three silver rings and the caly lily necklace! But all the pieces are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wow! Her pieces are amazing. It will be hard for the winner to choose!

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  7. My favorite is the skinny spinner ring.

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  8. I love Stacy's jewelry, so pretty and unique! I would be thrilled to win. Thanks so much!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  9. I adore the Silver Amethyst Ring!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  10. I shared the giveaway on Facebook (Amber H):
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=171519086292560&id=100000485587437

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  11. I love her work. Gorgeous. It's delicate, but sturdy.

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  12. It would be hard to pick from the things in her store, but I'm drawn to the blue topaz stacking rings - that's Weeman's birthstone.

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  13. I do love the craftmanship of Stacy's jewelry! Love the silver and gold together...thanks for sharing her work. Would love the ring featured at the beginning of your blog today.

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  14. I would say that's a sweet gift and then some! Wow - LOVE her pieces!! Thanks so much for the "introduction" (and more "wants" added to my list!!) Very difficult to choose a favorite....but, if I had to choose one to start with, I'd probably say the sterling silver spinner ring with the ornate patterned silver spinner. I've posted on my blog sidebar...now off to cross some fingers and toes! Thank you (and Stacy!) for this amazing opportunity!! (Love your crocheted necklace too!!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  15. I announced your giveaway in a blog post :)

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  16. Oh, that ring is just beautiful! All are lovely pieces of jewelry. What a wonderful giveaway. Someone is going to be very happy and excited to win!

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  17. Stacy's jewelry is pretty! I like her earrings.

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  18. Your crocheted necklaces are very unique! I would love a chance to buy one of Stacey's pieces of sterling silver! Her stacked sterling silver rings would be my favorite. I posted this on my facebook page also! Such a generous gift, what a sweet friend!

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  19. I visited Stacey's shop, I like the Ultra Modern Squared Sterling and Cultured Pearl, Set of Three Sterling Silver Stacking Rings, and the Elegant Silver Earrings with Amethysts. :)

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  20. I, too love the craftsmanship of Stacey's jewelry. She creates with such detail. Your ring is fabulous..probably my favorite piece..althought I do love them all. dix---

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  21. well,,,i'm posting again because I failed to tell you how creative you are and how much i love your crocheted necklaces...the green one in particular. dix---

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  22. Love that crocheted necklace of yours!

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  23. The jewelry is beautiful! Stacey is very talented.

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  24. Love the Spinner Ring - Perfectly Paired Silver and Gold.

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  25. shared on fb
    https://www.facebook.com/kathy.kanaha/posts/139625209491965

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  26. I love Stacey's jewelry! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Crystal

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  27. I love a lot of the items but the calla lilies dangle earrings or the etched rings are on the top of the list!
    Crystal

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  28. Shared giveaway on my facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/InspiredLangley/posts/247316118681956

    Crystal

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  29. Oooo La la. I love the Amethyst and Calla earrings. I love, love the rings too. Wow, so unique and really stunning. I am so amazed by the craftsmanship.

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  30. The etched silver spinner ring is my favorite item!!

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  31. I posted the link to this giveaway on FB. Although I must admit, I didn't want too, don't want others having the chance to win something I really would love to have!!!

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  32. All her pieces are gorgeous!

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  33. I shared your link on my FB page as well.

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  34. Well, her pieces certainly are pretty!

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  35. I shared this on my facebook page.

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  36. I really like the 3 stacked rings with the heart.

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  37. My favorite are the calla lily earrings. So beautiful!

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  38. Your necklace is fabulous and oh how I love those rings!

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  39. 'what a great giveaway. Her jewelry is lovely (and so was your necklace, by the way.) I'll go check out her shop!

    =)

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  40. I love the starfish necklace!

    =)

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  41. Her jewelry is so unique. The textures are gorgeous!

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  42. Thanks for such a great giveaway! I had a really hard time picking a favorite, but the Skinny Etched Spinner ring won out. I'm eyeing those blue topaz stones too.

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  43. I love all of Stacey's jewelry and would be delighted to win your fantastic giveaway.

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  44. I especially love the calla lilly earrings. So lovely indeed.

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  45. I really love your style of the ravelry necklace. Great color and the addition of beads really makes it ping.

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  46. I LOVE this jewelry! That silver/gold ring is gorgeous!

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  47. Okay I just went to the site and I am in love. Wow!! My favorite?
    Sterling Silver Spinner Ring with Ornate Patterned Silver Spinner. Love. Good luck to MEEEE!

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  48. Oh wow I love every single item in Stacey's store! jenergy2004 at yahoo dot com

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  49. This is my favorite item in Stacey's store: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82292684/silver-textured-ring-with-pyrite
    So gorgeous! jenergy2004 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I love almost all of her pieces. I think you picked great choices to showcase what she can do.

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  51. My favorites are the entire Moon Blossom collection (necklace, rings, earrings-both kinds even!). It was a hard choice though because I also liked the Lily? earrings.

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  52. The jewelry pieces are so unique! I especially love the rings! They are very pretty!

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  53. She has such a creative style! And she is reasonably priced.

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  54. Stacey's is a very creative person. I think her jewlery is simply "Beautiful". Everyhting is priced reasonably and so different from items in the stores. You do excellent work yourself.

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  55. I think all of the jewelry is just beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Time to pull out my crochet hook, your hemp necklace is absolutely beautiful! Maybe if I start now I'd get around to finishing them for my sisters and cousins by next Christmas...probably not...

    Stacy's jewelry is beautiful as well! Those calla lily ear rings are really precious. Thanks for sharing!

    www.kidsenroute.com

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  57. I like the starfish necklace!
    Blessings
    http://bit.ly/xabvOm

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  58. I like the Silver Single Stacking Ring with London Blue Topaz best!

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  59. Ilove the Moonlight Blossom ring and earrings!

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  60. I shared on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=335717136467546&id=100003356564781

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  61. I can't decide which piece I love most... I really like the Stacking Ring Set with 2 Silver Flowers, and the earrings that match. I think those are items that I would and could wear daily. However, the Silver Single Stacking Ring with London Blue Topaz would be great for a dressy look!

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  62. I do like Stacy's jewelry.

    cdye13 at gmail.com

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  63. I particularly like the moonlight blossom rings.

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  64. I love Stacy's jewelry!
    gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

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  65. I really like the Silver Heart Pendant with Cultured Pearl!
    gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

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  66. love the lily earrings. beautiful work.

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  67. without a doubt, i would choose the calla lily necklace as a gift for my sister in rememberance of her daughter Lily, that passed away in infancy.

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  68. I absolutely LOVE Stacy's Jewelery! It's so beautiful and creative!

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  69. My favorite peice of Jewelery is the silver moonstone ring!

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  70. I shared this giveaway on my blog!

    http://alyssascereal.blogspot.com/2012/02/pupkin-pie-painter-giveaway.html

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  71. Love the Calla Lily Earrings and a whole lot more!

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  72. I shared your giveaway on Facebook

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  73. I love all of Stacy's jewelry- really like her spinner rings but my choice would be the silver labradorite ring.

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  74. I love Stacy's jewelry!! It's all beautiful!!

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  75. Well, I'm a jewelry whore and I love all of the spinner rings, but I guess one of my favorites is the silver spinner ring with two gold-filled hammered spinners and one silver beaded spinner!

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  76. I love silver and these pieces are wonderful. What a generous give away! Thanks... and be blessed.

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  77. I love the Silver Single Stacking Ring with London Blue Topaz

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  78. Stacy's jewelry IS gorgeous and I would love to win. Thanks!

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  79. I really like the Elegant Silver Earrings with Amethysts in Stacy's shop.

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  80. I linked the giveaway on my blog's sidebar. www.kluckingbear.blogspot.com

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  81. Such beautiful jewelry...thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. The jewelry is so pretty, thanks for the giveaway :)
    peaceandpaws at yahoo dot com

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  83. I like the Silver Starfish Necklace :)
    peaceandpaws at yahoo dot com

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  84. I've always loved turquoise jewelry and I'm so glad I read this post - her jewelry is incredible, especially the necklace in the 7th picture. Thanks for sharing and I'll be sure to check out your tumblr.

    silver snowflake earrings

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  85. I've always loved turquoise jewelry and I'm so glad I read this post - her jewelry is incredible, especially the necklace in the 7th picture. Thanks for sharing and I'll be sure to check out your tumblr.

    silver snowflake earrings

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