Wednesday, June 16, 2010
My sweet necklace Giveaway!
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If you haven't discovered the brand new Blog Guidebook, you really should check it out! I am so glad I found this site which offers a great guide to many many creative blogs, plus tips, features, great ideas and giveaways. Woo hoo! Who doesn't love a giveaway? Here is their link. If you aren't listed yet, go there and sign up. It's free and it is good exposure for your blog. It's a win win!
And, courtesy of the Blog Guidebook, I am having my very first sweet necklace giveaway from my Etsy shop and scheduled for June 18, Saturday on the Blog Guidebook-
And here is the story of the evolution of these pretty little rosette necklaces from my May blog post......
I really enjoy the embellishments and trims I put on my upcycled totes; they are a unique touch which make every bag an original design. Putting together the fabric, laces, ribbon, beads, buttons and other trims is fun for me and I love the way the bags look when I finish all the embellishments.
I like them so much that I thought about making the embellishments as a separate applique that could be added not only to my bags but to the bags of Etsy customers. If I sewed the trims and ribbons and beads and buttons to a nice backing, the medallions of rosettes and lace could be applied to just about anything. But when I made the first one I knew they were perfect as necklaces. Statement necklaces. Not large, poufy, in your face statement necklaces, but smaller, more subtle and with alot of fun detail.
So I've made several and posted them in my Etsy shop. Woohoo! They are selling and I'm getting lots of positive feedback for them. PLUS, I have a great time putting the designs together.
I crashed my stash and pulled out all kinds of trims and embellishments and then, a genius thought came to me. They needed something with a bit more impact, something small and clever and lovely and.....the tiny nest was born. I've been making these for a while as a trim on other projects but they are JUST PERFECT for these pretty rosette montages. Here is one necklace in creamy white and ivory and gold and brass and satin. So pretty!
And here is one in turquoise and creamy ivory and gold and teal and chocolate brown and lace and ribbon....and a teeny tiny gold wire nest with three little bitty eggs. Beautiful!
I added the gold chain to the sides and the ribbon ties to the chain so the necklace is adjustable. You can also change the ribbon to another bit of chain or a velvet ribbon, as you wish.
And here they are together, my first two necklaces inspired by my tote pocket embellishments. You never know where inspiration will come from but sometimes, if you just go along with it, you can create something pretty darn wonderful!
I think for a wedding, these would be lovely. For a birthday, they would be perfect. To dress up that casual summer dress, just right.
What do you think? What would you wear them with if these were yours?
And here it is in PINK and bright GREEN, brand new this morning!
As luscious as a French cherry vanilla cupcake with fluffy cream cheese frosting, yum!
As cool and as sweet as mint chocolate chip ice cream. Oh man, I must be hungry! I've added necklaces with a fleur de lis for a French flair plus other colors including summery blue and red velvet so take a hop over to my Etsy shop and look around.
Then head on over to the giveaway post at the Blog Guidebook and enter. Thanks to Lyndsay at The Blog Guidebook for getting this set up.